10 episodes

ADECIBELvoices is a new podcast by ADECIBEL Media, devoted to amplifying Asian American trailblazers front and center—bringing audiences up close and personal with their exceptional contributions. Host Megan Nguyen Rummler interviews Asian American leaders and influencers who are unabashedly pursuing their dreams while boldly redefining what it means to be American.

ADECIBELvoices Megan Rummler and Stacy Yu

    • Society & Culture

ADECIBELvoices is a new podcast by ADECIBEL Media, devoted to amplifying Asian American trailblazers front and center—bringing audiences up close and personal with their exceptional contributions. Host Megan Nguyen Rummler interviews Asian American leaders and influencers who are unabashedly pursuing their dreams while boldly redefining what it means to be American.

    Meet Megan and Stacy: Full Throttle With the Women behind ADECIBEL Media

    Meet Megan and Stacy: Full Throttle With the Women behind ADECIBEL Media

    Learn a little bit about Megan and Stacy, co-founders of ADECIBEL Media and the backstory behind their venture.







































    Interview Extras



















    On Identity



















    Fighting the Fight































    Reflecting Back on Season 1



















    The Outtakes: Getting Ready



















    Photo Extras











    Megan age 2, with her older brother, Thomas. Camp Pendleton, circa 1970s.











    Stacy, age 3, Inner Harbor in Baltimore, MD circa 1970s.



















    Episode 9. Transcript







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    • 10 min
    Dana Tai Soon Burgess: How Dance Promotes Empathy by Exposing the Fragility and Vulnerability​ of the Human Body

    Dana Tai Soon Burgess: How Dance Promotes Empathy by Exposing the Fragility and Vulnerability​ of the Human Body

    Listen as Dana Tai Soon Burgess, a leading American choreographer, dancer and cultural figure, reveals how growing up in Santa Fe, New Mexico incubated his creative force, while serendipity and commitment to his work shaped his flight. Dana is now Smithsonian’s first choreographer-in-residence at the National Portrait Gallery.







    See Dana's Work Live. Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company will premiere "Origins of Modern Dance" on November 8 and 9, 2019. For tickets, go to www.woodrowwilsonhouse.org/events.















































    Interview Extras



















    The Power of Dreams



















    The Ritual of Dance































    Merging the Physical and Spiritual Worlds



















    Reaching Artistic Success































    To Future Artists..



















    Outtakes: Battle of the "C"s











    Photo Extras







    Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company performance of "Tracings" at Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery on May 4, 2019.



































































































    Episode 8. Transcript







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    • 29 min
    Davina Durgana, Ph.D.: How Devotion to Community Gives This Statistician Strength​ to Fight Human Trafficking

    Davina Durgana, Ph.D.: How Devotion to Community Gives This Statistician Strength​ to Fight Human Trafficking

    Oct. 18th is Anti-Slavery day. Listen as Davina Durgana, an award-winning international human rights statistician, shares how her first mission trip to El Salvador exposed her to the reality of modern slavery. And, it is through this love and devotion to community that gives her the strength to fight this injustice along with some pretty serious mathematical skills.







    For more information on the Global Slavery Index, go to: https://www.globalslaveryindex.org







    Need help? If you or someone you know is a victim of human trafficking, call or text the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline at 1-888-373-7888.







































    Interview Extras



















    Supporting Women in STEM



















    The First Glimpse of Modern Slavery































    Consumer Products and Modern Slavery



















    How You Can Help











    Episode 7. Transcript







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    • 37 min
    Leena Jayaswal: Turning the Lens on What Mixed-Race Means in America

    Leena Jayaswal: Turning the Lens on What Mixed-Race Means in America

    Hear Leena Jayaswal, documentary filmmaker and award-winning photographer talk about how her first camera gave her agency to observe America and its culture from behind the safety of a lens. Listen as she now wields that talent to explore what mixed-race in America means in her new film called "Mixed." 







    The film is a journey of two moms, one white, one brown, who travel around the country in search of what it means to be mixed-race 50 years after the historic 1967 Loving versus Virginia Supreme Court decision that made interracial marriages legal in the United States.















































    Extended Interview



















    A Kid and a Camera



















    Becoming a Photographer































    The Making of "Mixed"



















    Discovering the Stories











    Episode 6. Transcript







    Download the PDF for access to the complete transcript of Leena's interview here.















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    • 34 min
    Michael Dumlao: How Activism, Resistance and Radical Authenticity Informs This Branding Expert On His Craft

    Michael Dumlao: How Activism, Resistance and Radical Authenticity Informs This Branding Expert On His Craft

    Booz Allen Hamilton's Director of Brand, Michael Dumlao, shares stories of his family's deep roots in activism and resistance and how leaning into his personal identity of audacious authenticity informs how he tackles both corporate and personal branding.















































    Extended Interview



















    Resistance, Creativity, and Finding Refuge



















    Facing the Challenges of Self-Discovery































    Coming Out



















    Becoming Audaciously Authentic































    Branding, Truth, and the Power of Authenticity



















    The Keys to Developing a Successful Brand











    Episode 5. Transcript







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    Photo Extras



















    Michael Dumlao as a child with his family in Manila, Philippines. Photo courtesy of Michael Dumlao.



























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    • 47 min
    Alex Huynh: Why This Actor and Stuntman Lives Life to the Fullest

    Alex Huynh: Why This Actor and Stuntman Lives Life to the Fullest

    Hear Alex Huynh, actor and stuntman from "John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum," share intimate stories about what inspired him to enter the stunt world, what keeps him going, and how his dangerous work has shaped the way he lives his life.







































    Interview Extras



















    Inside the Mind of a Stuntperson



















    Family & Motivation































    It All Began With A Puppet Show



















    Lookin' Fly in the Ao Dai































    The Power of Fear, Discomfort and Vulnerability



















    During Break...











    Episode 4. Transcript







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    • 35 min

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