100 episodes

Ken Fong gets to the heart of Asian American culture, history, and spirituality. Through interviews with culture-makers and -shapers in the Asian American community -- some you know, others you've never heard of before -- prepare to laugh, cry, and be amazed.

ASIAN AMERICA: THE KEN FONG PODCAST Ken Fong

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 208 Ratings

Ken Fong gets to the heart of Asian American culture, history, and spirituality. Through interviews with culture-makers and -shapers in the Asian American community -- some you know, others you've never heard of before -- prepare to laugh, cry, and be amazed.

    EP 472: The Two Kens With Betsey Newenhuyse On What America Might Lose If Religious Communities Die

    EP 472: The Two Kens With Betsey Newenhuyse On What America Might Lose If Religious Communities Die

    In this latest episode of The Two Ken's podcast series, Ken Kemp's regular guest Betsey Newenhuyse from Chicago joins us to talk about the ongoing need for regular groups of reliable, religious people, despite the burgeoning exodus from all forms of religion in America. Although unprecedented numbers of us no longer belong to a religious group or have zero-interest in every joining one, most of us haven't found viable alternatives to them. Without anywhere to go regularly, and without a caring community around to help each other navigate life's twists and turns, what might happen to our country?

    • 51 min
    EP 471: Wing Ho On Coaching Relationship-Driven Leaders

    EP 471: Wing Ho On Coaching Relationship-Driven Leaders

    Wing Ho is the founder of Xcela Coaching, where he offers  Leadership Coaching and Team Culture Coaching. His relational-driven approach is something that leaders today in all kinds of settings need to understand and incorporate.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    EP 470: Lisa Sanaye Dring On Her New Play "Kairos" @ East West Players Theater

    EP 470: Lisa Sanaye Dring On Her New Play "Kairos" @ East West Players Theater

    Writer and director Lisa Sanaye Dring's new play Kairos opens East West Players new season on April 4th. Because her play explores what can happen to a couple when there's a possibility of them living forever, we delve headlong into a captivating discussion of the significance of time, special moments, mortality, immortality, and even success and failure! To see the schedule and buy tickets to performances, go to www.eastwestplayers.org.

    • 52 min
    EP 469: Joseph Tseng On His New EP "Pearls Of Home"

    EP 469: Joseph Tseng On His New EP "Pearls Of Home"

    Back when Joseph Tseng graduated from college, he focused on making a living as a singer/songwriter/storyteller. But he soon discovered that that dream wasn't ready to become a reality. He put his music behind him and worked conventionally for years. But questions began to float to the surface of his awareness. About his identity as an Asian American. About the importance of being part of a close-knit community. About whether there was still a way for him to see himself as a Christian. Nineteen years into his adult-journey, Tseng has discovered how these various streams of consciousness intersect poetically and musically for him. He wrote and recorded the EP "Pearls of Home" (https://josephtseng.bandcamp.com/album/pearls-of-home) and you'll now have the opportunity to appreciate his thoughtful artistry by listening to this episode.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    EP 468: Danna Okuyama On Creating A Safe Online International Penpal Platform For Children

    EP 468: Danna Okuyama On Creating A Safe Online International Penpal Platform For Children

    Danna Okuyama left her career in high finance to become the founder and CEO of Urban Sandbox, a new modern-day pen pal app and safe space for students to connect, share, and grow with other like-minded peers from around the world, while learning from qualified educators. Students have a place to engage like other platforms, without the concerns of unregulated content, as parents have access to easily supervise activity and ensure safety. www.urban-sandbox.com

    • 45 min
    EP 467: The Two Kens On Those Today Who Are Trying to Colonize America

    EP 467: The Two Kens On Those Today Who Are Trying to Colonize America

    In this latest installment of The Two Kens series, podcasters Fong and Kemp see the decision by Alabama's Supreme Court to outlaw invitro fertizilation (IVF) as the latest and most blatant example of Christian Nationalists and members of the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) to colonize America. They adhere to the historical falsehood that God created this country to be a Christian theocracy, where conservative white Christians use their biased interpretations of the Bible to dictate how everyone must live here. Former POTUS Donald Trump has convinced them that he alone can lead them to victory in this perceived spiritual battle between the forces of good (them) and evil (everyone else).

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
208 Ratings

208 Ratings

Bechic2001 ,

Feeds the soul

For a period of several years while living in SoCal, I attended the church that Ken Fong pastored. It’s been a couple of decades since but I have missed his insights. I love how this podcasts exist. As a Christ follower it challenges us how to grapple with a lot of hard cultural issues and continue to be a light while being empathetic, inclusive and biblical. The state of the union and current tone we see in America is frustrating and contradictory to how Christians should act and I feel like my faith is being hijacked by greed and selfishness. This podcast helps peel away complicated issues and inspires to be the salt to the community from an Asian American perspective. Thank you Ken Fong for continuing to create change for the better!

Agnes of Portland ,

Ken Is A Fun Dad

Ken Fong the host is a modern American Dad, funny and compassionate while he talks about issues facing Asian Americans. He’s Christian, but religious or not, I think everyone can take away something from this podcast.

Pete.in.dc ,

Comfort food for the soul

Inclusive, incisive and insightful. Thank you, Ken Fong, for an incredibly heartfelt and loving podcast. Your podcast allows me to stand stronger in myself, feel the collective power of the AAPI community and believe in a better tomorrow for humanity. Great interviews, great reflections by Ken and great vibes all around.

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