Aug. 29, 2021

In The Face of Resistance w/ Andy Marra

(S6, EP 1) To kick off Season 6, Andy Marra (she / her / hers) joined me for this episode. Andy is currently the Executive Director with Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF). She has been a visible force …

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Aug. 22, 2021

Season 5 Closeout / Season 6 Preview "Unfinished Business"

We have reached the conclusion of Season 5 "Our Becoming: An Asian LGBTQ Experience" and Season 6 is about to get started! Thank you to the following Season 5 guests: Kevin Stea, Alex Jenny, Helen Zia, Hunny Hach, Rohan Zhou …

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Aug. 15, 2021

Journey to Come Clean w/ Joshua Nguyen

(S5, EP 12) Joshua Nguyen (He / Him) joined me as the final guest of Season 5's theme, "Our Becoming: An LGBTQ Asian Experience". He is fresh off from his mini chapbook debut release, "An American Lục Bát For My …

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Aug. 8, 2021

To Create The Love We Deserve w/ Steven Wakabayashi

(S5, EP 11) Steven Wakabayashi (he / him) joined me as my guest for Season 5's "Our Becoming: An LGBTQ Asian Experience". He is the host and creator of the podcast, "Yellow Glitter" and has been proactive on social media …

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Aug. 3, 2021

Remembering Anthony Veasna So w/ Alex Torres

(S5, EP 10) In honoring queer Cambodian-American writer Anthony Veasna So who suddenly passed away in December 2020 and to celebrate his posthumous short-stories fiction book, "Afterparties", I invited Anthony's long-time par...

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July 25, 2021

Channeling Our Intergenerational Resilience w/ Danielle Tanimura

(S5, EP 9) Danielle Tanimura (She / Hers) joined me for this episode as part of the Season 5 theme, "Our Becoming: An LGBTQ Asian Experience." This episode was recorded in mid-April. In this episode, Danielle talked about he...

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July 18, 2021

Social Justice through the Digital Space(s) w/ Deepankar Tripurana

(S5, EP 8) As part of Season 5's "Our Becoming: An LGBTQ Asian Experience", Deepankar Tripurana (all pronouns) joined me for this week's episode. This episode was recorded on 4/7/21 as Deep shared their experiences navigatin...

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July 11, 2021

Telling Our Stories Our Own Way w / Vichet Chum

(S5, EP 7) Trigger Warning: Episode will contain topics on personal Anti-Asian violence. Queer Khmer American playwright Vichet Chum joins me as part of Season 5's "Our Becoming: An LGBTQ Asian Experience" for this week's ep...

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July 4, 2021

Unapologetically Liberating w/ Ishani Chokshi

(S5, EP 6) Ishani Chokshi (She / They) joins me for this episode as she speaks on the recent challenges she experienced as a South Asian trans woman studying in law school, and names the barriers that current policy and …

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June 27, 2021

Honoring My Blasian Identity and Going Further w/ Rohan Zhou Lee

(S5, EP 5) In honoring Pride Month, Rohan Zhou Lee (They/Siya/祂 (Tā)), artist, activist, and founder of the Blasian March, joined me for this episode as part of the 5th season theme "Our Becoming: An LGBTQ Asian Experience). ...

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June 20, 2021

To Give and Receive Care w/ Hunny Hach

(S5, EP 4) In celebrating Pride Month, Khmer-American DJ and community leader, Hunny Hach (she / her) joined me for this episode. Currently based in Long Beach, Hunny Hach is also the co-founder of Qhmer, an LGBTQ Khmer / Kh...

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June 13, 2021

Making Movements to Honor Us w/ Helen Zia

(S5, EP3) Helen Zia (She / Hers) joined me for this episode of the 5th season theme, "Our Becoming: An LGBTQ Asian Experience." Helen is a longtime queer Asian-American journalist, author and activist. During the time of Vin...

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June 6, 2021

Trans Divinity w/ Alex Jenny

(S5, EP2): Alex Jenny (She / They) joined me for this episode as part of the 5th season theme, "Our Becoming: An LGBTQ Asian Experience". Alex is a Chinese-Vietnamese American trans woman, licensed psychotherapist, social wo...

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May 30, 2021

Don't Just Stand There! w/ Kevin Stea

(S5, EP 1) As we wrap up #AAPIMonth and begin #PrideMonth Longtime dancer, artist and model Kevin Stea Kevin Stea kicks things off as my 1st guest for this Season 5's "Our Becoming: An Asian LGBTQ experience" on The Banh …

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May 23, 2021

Season 5 Trailer: "Our Becoming: An LGBTQ Asian Experience Edition"

Welcome back for a new 5th season coming your way! In this preview, I talk about what this 5th season will dive into, as well as honoring the LGBTQ identities and experiences in our AAPI communities. I interview a number …

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March 21, 2021

Revisiting "Sigh, Gone" w/ Phuc Tran

Trigger Warning: Discussions of child abuse (S4, EP 12) Viet-American best-selling and critically acclaimed author Phuc Tran joined me for the Season 4 finale for this episode. Last Spring, he released his award-winning memo...

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March 14, 2021

Life and Transition of Community Organizing w/ Steve Moon

(S4, EP 11) Longtime Korean-American community organizer & activist Steve Moon joined me for this week's episode. For years, Steve has been cultivating Asian / Black and Brown community solidarity on issues with immigration,...

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March 7, 2021

Setting the Stage for Equity & Inclusion w/ Emjoy Gavino

(S4, EP 10) Filipino-American casting director / actor / theatre veteran Emjoy Gavino joined me as a guest for this week's episode. Emjoy is also the founder of The Chicago Inclusion Project, a start-up organization seeking ...

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Feb. 28, 2021

Sometimes It Snows... w/ Amy M. Le

(S4, EP 9) Viet-American self-published author Amy M. Le joined me for this week's episode. She is the author of three recently published novels partly based on her mom's escape from Vietnam and Amy's upbringing in America, ...

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Feb. 21, 2021

Uncovering to Recovering w/ Rebecca and Phillip Ozaki

(S4, EP 8) Rebecca and Phillip Ozaki joined me for this week's episode. They are two of 4 children born and raised in Chicago, and of Japanese and Filipino descent. Both Rebecca and Phillip talked about their grandfather's ...

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Feb. 14, 2021

Unapologetically Lao'd w/ Catzie Villayphonh

(S4, EP 7) Award winning Lao-American artist and poet Catzie Villayphonh joined me as a guest for this week's episode. Catzie spoke about her work with fellow Lao artists on amplifying the voices and history of the Lao Ameri...

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Feb. 7, 2021

Diving in to Move Forward w/ Sovanna Devin Pouv

(S4, EP 6) Trigger Warning for this episode will contain topics of PTSD trauma, suicide, and other related trauma. For this Season 4 theme, “Process”, I interviewed Khmer-American community leader Sovanna Devin Pouv back in N...

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Jan. 31, 2021

Chicago's White Supremacy w/ Odette Yousef

(S4, EP 5) Chicago WBEZ reporter Odette Yousef joined me as a guest for this episode. Odette recently hosted Season 3 of Motive Podcast (available on all streaming services) which takes a look at the history of the undergrou...

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Jan. 24, 2021

Fighting Anti-Asian and Water Injustice w/ Josina Morita

(S4, EP 4) Josina Morita is my special guest for this week's episode. Josina is currently serving her elected role as Commissioner of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District in Chicago and all of Cook County which in 20...

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