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MigrAsians is a podcast about creative and political Asians and how their story of migration informs what they do and their path to healing. The Asian diaspora runs far and wide, as does Asian immigration history. All of this has birthed the model minority myth as well as a myriad of stereotypes that don't consider nuance or the vastness of this continent. Meet artists, activists, writers, advocates, and other creatives and politicos that are deeply affected by their path of immigration.

Recent Episodes

Suicide: The Lack of Access to Mental Health Care, How It Is Criminalized, and What We Can Do to Prevent It

July 6, 2021

CW: Suicide This episode is very close to my heart. It's about a heavy topic, and I encourage you to take your time listening to it, or step away from it if it's too much. In this episode, I talk to four people, all of whom …

Welcome to Season 2 of MigrAsians!

June 8, 2021

Hello everyone! MigrAsians is back. Take a listen to hear a pretty big announcement about my life, learn about my coaching work, and get a sneak peek into what this season of MigrAsians will look like. Thanks for being here …

Closing out Season 1 and switching gears for Season 2

Oct. 8, 2020

In this episode, I review the season a bit, reflecting on the fact that the majority of these episodes were released during the pandemic! And I'm guessing once I start up again in early 2021, we might still be in some form o…

Black Palms on being an anonymous street artist and the connections between butoh dancing and TV production

Sept. 24, 2020

If you live in LA, you have probably seen an egg with a red yolk plastered on sidewalks and walls. This is the work of street artist Black Palms - @blk_plms on Instagram. Black Palms identifies as Hapa - he grew up in Hawaii…

The one where I talk to my friends about Indian Matchmaking

Sept. 7, 2020

Indian Matchmaking aired on Netflix in mid-July, and every South Asian person I knew binge watched the show which follows Indian matchmaker "Sima from Mumbai" Taparia between India and the United States while she attempts to…

Shin Kawasaki on Being a Musician During COVID-19, his Japanese Family's Migration Story, and Soundchasing

July 30, 2020

In Season 1, Episode 13, I interview musician Shin Kawasaki who sings the MigrAsians song "Find Another Way." Shin came from Japan to Los Angeles to pursue his music dreams as a young adult, and he's basically been here ever…