21 episodes

Celebrating and redefining Asian American identity through interviews with business owners, entertainers, creatives and extraordinary people about self discovery, overcoming obstacles, and personal and professional achievements.

Asians in the House Agnes Cao

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0, 28 Ratings

Celebrating and redefining Asian American identity through interviews with business owners, entertainers, creatives and extraordinary people about self discovery, overcoming obstacles, and personal and professional achievements.

    Roselyn Keo, Former Exotic Dancer + Author of The Sophisticated Hustler

    Roselyn Keo, Former Exotic Dancer + Author of The Sophisticated Hustler

    Not all Asians get straight A's in high school and go off to college. Some drop out of high school and work in strip clubs. Roselyn just happened to get arrested in the process and inspired the Hustlers movie starring Constance Wu and J.Lo. She talks about her tough childhood, strip therapy, what goes on in the champagne room, post-pregnancy "fishing", hiring hookers in hotels, seeing her story on the big screen, and writing a book about her life's struggles and triumphs.

    roselynkeo.com
    IG: @roselynkeo

    • 56 min
    Jeik Savage, Sunset Co-founder + SRQ Labs Director on Alcohol Flush aka Asian Glow

    Jeik Savage, Sunset Co-founder + SRQ Labs Director on Alcohol Flush aka Asian Glow

    Jeik wants Asians to be able to enjoy drinking alcohol without getting a red face or other alcohol flush symptoms. Having experienced firsthand the awkwardness of Asian glow, he helped create a supplement called Sunset that breaks down the toxins that your body produces when you consume alcohol.

    Jeik talks about the effects of Asian flush, out-drinking the redness, esophagus cancer, the science behind the glow, how Sunset works, and my special request for gummies.

    IG: @getsunset
    getsunset.com

    • 28 min
    Aya Kanai, Chief Fashion Director of Cosmopolitan, Women's Health, Seventeen, Good Housekeeping, Redbook and Woman's Day

    Aya Kanai, Chief Fashion Director of Cosmopolitan, Women's Health, Seventeen, Good Housekeeping, Redbook and Woman's Day

    Aya Kanai wants to get into your head when she styles you. As the Chief Fashion Director of six different magazines, she has to understand the celebs that she styles as well as the different demographics that the magazines cater to. She talks about dressing like a tomboy, her creative roots, the hours of work that goes into creating a single photo, working with Cardi B and a then unknown Alexander Wang, banning fur in magazines, and passing on lessons of kindness to her daughter.

    Instagram @ayakanai

    • 30 min
    Judy Joo: Chef, Restaurateur, Television Personality + Author

    Judy Joo: Chef, Restaurateur, Television Personality + Author

    A regular on Food Network and The Cooking Channel, Judy has made Korean food accessible to large audiences with her simplified recipes. Now she’s out with a new cookbook that reflects her identity as a Korean, American and Londoner.  She talks about giving up a lucrative finance job to pursue a more fulfilling career, breaking the mold of what a female chef looks like, male chef privilege, hater reviews, Asian tv chef representation, and what's in her new cookbook.

    judyjoo.com
    Instagram @judyjoochef

    • 33 min
    Andrew Samuel, Author of "Our American Dream" + LINKBANK CEO

    Andrew Samuel, Author of "Our American Dream" + LINKBANK CEO

    Andrew Samuel went from collecting and selling cow dung in India to leading multi-billion dollar banks in the US. He talks about living in a tiny shack with 15 family members, relocating to Africa as a kid, utensil shock in the US, cultivating a culture of the heart at his companies, the best way to invest your money, and writing a book to impart the values and principles that he learned along the way so younger people can live a more rewarding life.

    Book info:
    amzn.to/2ZAIh9a 

    • 34 min
    Yu Gu, Filmmaker of Documentaries + Narratives

    Yu Gu, Filmmaker of Documentaries + Narratives

    Yu Gu wants you to think about urgent social issues through her documentaries Who is Arthur Chu (co-directed by Scott Drucker) and A Woman’s Work: The NFL’s Cheerleader Problem. Her films connect audiences with marginalized people who risk finding their own voices to effect change in society. Yu talks about her path and challenges to filmmaking, the human journey at the heart of her films, and embracing our complex Asian American identities.

    bit.ly/watchchu
    bit.ly/ChuDocKanopy
    IG: @yuisrain

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Dsilverma ,

Cool podcast!

Stumbled upon this show as I was trying to learn a bit more about Asian culture. Awesome podcast. Have listened to five episodes - host has a nice style and asks the right questions. Cool to see the contributions of all these people she interviews.

maxwelldior ,

wow!

Made me think about how my mom was treated when she was 12. I’ve heard of a few incidents from her.

umseriouslyok ,

Makes You Think

Entertaining and eye opening conversations from some pretty interesting guests

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