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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 • 201 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 369: The Two Kens - Let's Replace Tucker!

    Ep 369: The Two Kens - Let's Replace Tucker!

    According to the Dept of Homeland Security, domestic terrorism is a greater threat to the safety and well-being of Americans today than any potential outside forces. The recent mass-shooting and killing of Black Americans in Buffalo, NY, is just the latest terrorist attack. The young white gunman's rage was fueled by something called "the great replacement" theory. The Two Kens decided that it was time to talk about this.

    • 46 min
    Ep 368: Dennis Dun

    Ep 368: Dennis Dun

    Actor Dennis Dun is seared in our collective memories from his iconic role in "Big Trouble in LIttle China" (1986), but before he hit the big screen, he was learning his craft on stages in the Bay Area. In this episode he shares why he jumped at the chance to return to the stage in "King of the Yees," while also recounting how Director John Carpenter cast him in "BTILC," which soon became a cult classic.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ep 367: June Millington

    Ep 367: June Millington

    Many fans of rock and roll somehow either missed "Fanny," or forgot about this first commercially viable, critically acclaimed all-female rock band, founded and fronted by Filipina Americans sisters June and Jean Millington. I tracked June down and she packed in more stories in her episode than any other guest! 

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Ep 366: Patrick Hare

    Ep 366: Patrick Hare

    This is a special episode for several reasons: My friend Patrick Hare is on the ballot in LA County to be a Superior Court Judge; the election is a month away on June 7th, but voters can mail in their ballots early; he would bring some unique and needed perspectives to the bench; I believe that once you hear from him, many of you will cast your vote for him, too.
    And even if don't live in LA County, I think you'll find Patrick to be a fascinating person and our conversation to be worth a listen.

    • 57 min
    Ep 365: Christopher Chen

    Ep 365: Christopher Chen

    Starting on May 20th, veteran actor Christopher Chen will be in acclaimed American playwright Lauren Yee's "King of the Yees" at the historic and charming Sierra Madre Playhouse (Sierra Madre, CA). Learn why he's so excited to be cast in one of Yee's plays, and to be directed by the legendary Tim Dang.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ep 364: Soon Wiley

    Ep 364: Soon Wiley

    In writing "When We Fell Apart," notable new novelist Soon Wiley has masterfully woven a story where his two protagonists come from very different experiences and places, yet share the struggle to carve out their own identities. Set in modern-day Seoul, it's also a love letter to Korea itself, but one that doesn't pull any punches.

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
201 Ratings

201 Ratings

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.

Keljomi ,

Relevant and Encouraging

Poor in Spirit Blessed...
I can not be too certain...
Reflect I must.

“Evil is not committed by people who feel uncertain about their righteousness, who question their own motives, who worry about betraying themselves.” M. Scott Peck, M.D.

Thank you for the encouragement I received from your interview with Megan Kang! I can be a Christ follower and still be Relevant to our broken world.

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