52 episodes

Hosted by Jenna Wee, Asian in Aotearoa (New Zealand) explores the lives of young(ish) Asian creatives, one uncensored conversation at a time. Discussing: home, belonging, body, beauty, love, sex, dating, racism, power, identity, upbringing, representation, family, healing, work... LIFE.

Asian in Aotearoa Jenna Wee

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

Hosted by Jenna Wee, Asian in Aotearoa (New Zealand) explores the lives of young(ish) Asian creatives, one uncensored conversation at a time. Discussing: home, belonging, body, beauty, love, sex, dating, racism, power, identity, upbringing, representation, family, healing, work... LIFE.

    48. Writer Ankita Singh talks about writing Give Me Babies, Basmati Bitch, and finding her voice

    48. Writer Ankita Singh talks about writing Give Me Babies, Basmati Bitch, and finding her voice

    Ankita Singh अंकिता सिंह shares her journey from producing to writing and having the courage to create. This episode delves into Ankita's experience writing “Basmati Bitch”, the ever-looming ‘burden of representation’, and the state of the creative community today. Ankita also shares her recent quest exploring her family history in India, digging up inspiration for her next play, and exploring other creative pursuits.
    ⁠https://ankitasingh.co.nz/
    ⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/artkita/⁠

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    ABOUT THE PODCAST
    Hosted by Jenna Wee, Asian in Aotearoa (New Zealand) explores the lives of Asian creatives, one uncensored conversation at a time.
    ✨This episode was made possible thanks to Foundation North, Creative NZ & Big Fan.✨


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    • 1 hr 2 min
    47. 이혜지 Hye Ji (Erica) Lee on relationships, decoloniality, and academia

    47. 이혜지 Hye Ji (Erica) Lee on relationships, decoloniality, and academia

    In this episode, Jenna sits down with 이혜지 Hye Ji (Erica) Lee - a Korean-born sociologist and writer, who opens up about her journey and the ideas that shape her world. This episode delves into relationships, personal growth, decoloniality, academia, and Erica's own candid reflections relating to aspirations, self-compassion and spirituality.
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    ABOUT THE PODCAST: Hosted by Jenna Wee, Asian in Aotearoa (New Zealand) explores the lives of Asian creatives, one uncensored convo at a time.✨This episode was made possible thanks to Foundation North, Creative NZ & Big Fan.✨

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    • 1 hr
    SPECIAL Year of the Dragon Live Panel: SUCCESS, COURAGE, REINVENTION

    SPECIAL Year of the Dragon Live Panel: SUCCESS, COURAGE, REINVENTION

    Recorded at the recent Year of the Dragon Lunar New Year & Pride month event, Jenna sits down with four brilliant Asian, queer creatives. Covering themes from success and courage to reinvention and self-expression, the panelists reflect on their journeys and look to the future.
    The panel shares insights on how embracing their heritage and ancestry has enriched their sense of identity and fuelled their artistic expression.
    Panelists:
    Marc Conaco: Bisaya artist, graphic designer and zine-maker
    Sam Low: Fiji-born Chinese, MasterChef NZ Winner, cookbook author and food creative
    Sung Hwan Bobby Park 박성환: Korean multidisciplinary artist
    Zed Xu 榛子瞬: Chinese-born, makeup artist, audio-visual & multidisciplinary artist

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    ABOUT THE PODCAST
    Hosted by Jenna Wee, Asian in Aotearoa (New Zealand) explores the lives of Asian creatives, one uncensored conversation at a time.
    ✨This episode is proudly supported by Auckland Council and the city centre targeted rate. ✨

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    46. Billy T Award winner, David Correos, talks about comedy, creative process and Taskmaster NZ

    46. Billy T Award winner, David Correos, talks about comedy, creative process and Taskmaster NZ

    Tāmaki Makaurau-based, award-winning comedian, David Correos, talks to Jenna about the lengths of his creativity, being a Taskmaster favourite, and leadership in the comedy world. He also opens up a bit about his love life, risk-taking, fame, friendships and heaps more.

    Catch David on tour, HERE.

    Follow David on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/davidpostoffice

    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@davidpostoffice



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    ABOUT THE PODCAST
    Hosted by Jenna Wee, Asian in Aotearoa (New Zealand) explores the lives of Asian creatives, one uncensored convo at a time.
    ✨This episode was made possible thanks to Foundation North, Creative NZ & Big Fan.✨


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    • 1 hr 12 min
    45. Mariadelle “Abbey” Gamit on community and friendship

    45. Mariadelle “Abbey” Gamit on community and friendship

    Abbey a.k.a DJ RNG+SUS joins Jenna to talk about everything from exciting things happening this month for Pride, co-creating and fostering safe spaces with All My Friends, and navigating Queer and POC identity through their creative practice. Abbey also provides Jenna event-producing advice, as well as insight into why it might be time to take a step back from their intense schedule to prioritise growth.
    Check out more of Abbey and their mahi at: www.mariadellegamit.com , www.amf.nz , soundcloud.com/abbey-gamit , instagram.com/jpegmezaddy/

    👉 Don't miss Asian in Aotearoa Year of the Dragon: Panel & Podcast Recording! Register for free at https://events.humanitix.com/asian-in-aotearoa-year-of-the-dragon-panel-and-podcast-recording

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    VISIT ⁠asianinaotearoa.com⁠

    ABOUT THE PODCAST
    Hosted by Jenna Wee, Asian in Aotearoa (New Zealand) explores the lives of Asian creatives, one uncensored convo at a time.
    ✨This episode was made possible thanks to Foundation North, Creative NZ & Big Fan.✨

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    • 49 min
    44. Actor Jess Hong on home, “purpose”, and Netflix’s 3 Body Problem

    44. Actor Jess Hong on home, “purpose”, and Netflix’s 3 Body Problem

    Hailing from Manawatū and based in Tāmaki Makaurau, Jess Hong sits down with Jenna and talks about her growth and the whirlwind of filming Netflix’s upcoming show, 3 Body Problem, and grounding herself in finding community and being at home in Aotearoa. They both delve into defining what purpose means to them and where their pursuits have spontaneously taken them.

    Follow @jessthehong on Instagram

    Listen to Jess on the Dumplings & Dragons podcast online now

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    ABOUT THE PODCAST
    Hosted by Jenna Wee, Asian in Aotearoa (New Zealand) explores the lives of Asian creatives, one uncensored convo at a time.
    ✨This episode was made possible thanks to Foundation North, Creative NZ & Big Fan.✨


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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Aliiceu ,

Life-changing!!

So happy I stumbled across this podcast while researching for my postgrad assignment. I too am a young asian creative from Auckland and have been feeling so disconnected and lost especially over covid times. I had always looked from the outside in these amazing activist initiatives and communities but never knew how to get involved. It has been so enlightening to listen to such amazing people.

Representation is so important! This podcast has been incredible and has given me to motivation to push my creative and academic endeavors while being proud of my heritage and community. Thanks Jenna for making this exist and I’m certain its touched many people out there just like me.

Hoojo ,

Fantastic podcast!

Thanks for creating this podcast, absolutely love it 🙂

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