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On this season of the Bruce Lee Podcast, join Bruce Lee's daughter Shannon Lee as she engages in conversation with special guests from all walks of life about their approach to living life fluidly and the wisdom they have gained along the way. In concert with themes from her book Be Water, My Friend and the year of the dragon, Shannon continues to share Bruce Lee’s philosophy as she and her guests dive deep into the challenges and joys of being human. See how guests have aligned with and been inspired by Bruce Lee and his philosophies and how they've motivated themselves to step into their own potential and keep on flowing!

Bruce Lee Podcast Shannon Lee

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 1.2K Ratings

On this season of the Bruce Lee Podcast, join Bruce Lee's daughter Shannon Lee as she engages in conversation with special guests from all walks of life about their approach to living life fluidly and the wisdom they have gained along the way. In concert with themes from her book Be Water, My Friend and the year of the dragon, Shannon continues to share Bruce Lee’s philosophy as she and her guests dive deep into the challenges and joys of being human. See how guests have aligned with and been inspired by Bruce Lee and his philosophies and how they've motivated themselves to step into their own potential and keep on flowing!

    Flowing with Bing and Jeremy of Gold House

    Flowing with Bing and Jeremy of Gold House

    This week's guest on the last BLF Edition of the Bruce Lee Podcast are Bing Chen and Jeremy Tran of Gold House. I have known these two founders and long time friends for a while and they are power houses that I am happy and blessed to call my friends. 
    Jeremy Tran is the Executive Director, COO, and Co-Founder of Gold House, the leading cultural ecosystem that unites, invests in, and champions Asian Pacific creators and companies. At Gold House, Jeremy oversees all narrative change initiatives, including partnerships with the world’s biggest entertainment, media, and research companies. He’s been featured across cultural events and media – such as the Golden Globe Awards, TIME, and the Today Show – and helped lead Gold House to receive recognition from the White House to the Shorty Awards to a Fast Company Brand that Matters. Prior to Gold House, Jeremy was counsel at O'Melveny & Myers working on high-stakes entertainment litigation, including the Michael Jackson wrongful death trial and the AT&T and Time Warner merger trial. He was born and raised in Southern California and went to college and law school at Harvard.
    Bing Chen is an impact founder, investor, and new world builder. He is the Executive Chairman of AU Holdings which incubates and invests in multicultural creators, companies, and communities, CEO of Gold House which invests in and champions the fastest-growing multicultural communities, General Partner of AUM Group which produces multicultural stories, and was previously a principal architect of YouTube’s multi-billion dollar global creator ecosystem.
    See what I mean about these two? But beyond that, these childhood friends are creative, caring humans who love to laugh, make change and go big!!! Listen in on this fun conversation where we talk about Gold House, mental health, being nice to the ants, hugs instead of handshakes, and how important it is to support one another and lift each other up! 
    Social Media Handles: @goldhouseco @jeremytran @bingchen
    URLs: www.goldhouse.org
    Gold House:
    Gold House is the leading cultural ecosystem that unites, invests in, and champions Asian Pacific creators and companies to power tomorrow for all. Under a nonprofit umbrella, our innovative family of companies, programs, and platforms include membership systems and events to fortify relationships among the Asian Pacific community and with other marginalized communities (#StopAsianHate); first-of-its kind investment vehicles and accelerators to propel the next generation of top Asian Pacific founders, creatives, and leaders (Gold House Ventures, Creative Equity Fund); and industry-leading research, consulting, and marketing to promote authentic and affirming portrayals (Gold Story Consultation, Gold Open, Gold List, A100 List). To learn more, visit www.goldhouse.org or follow @GoldHouseCo on Instagram, Facebook, X/Twitter, Threads, and LinkedIn.
     

    • 39 min
    Flowing with Norman Chen

    Flowing with Norman Chen

    This week's guest on the BLF Edition of the Bruce Lee Podcast is Norman Chen. Norman is the Chief Executive Officer of The Asian American Foundation (TAAF) and brings a thirty-year career in entrepreneurship, healthcare and community leadership in the United States and Asia to the role. Norman is passionate about building organizations in both the nonprofit and private sectors that positively impact society.
    Prior to his appointment at TAAF, Norman co-founded the nonprofit Leading Asian Americans to Unite for Change (LAAUNCH) and helped to create a landmark study, The STAATUS Index, on American attitudes towards Asian Americans. We discuss the results of that study in this episode!
    As a healthcare entrepreneur, Norman was the founder and CEO of Asia Renal Care, a network of specialty medical centers in six countries as well as the co-founder of DeltaHealth Hospital, a world-class hospital in partnership with Columbia Heartsource. As a venture capitalist, Norman led successful life sciences investments at Fidelity Asia Ventures (now Eight Roads) and 6 Dimensions Capital.
    Norman grew up on the East Coast and currently lives in the Bay Area. He has been a board or advisory council member at The Nature Conservancy (CA), Children’s Medical Foundation (HK), SF Marine Science Institute, and Positive Coaching Alliance. He holds a B.S. degree from MIT and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. As you can see, he has lead a life of dedicated service! Please join me as Norman and I discuss the founding of TAAF, mental health issues and other challenges faced by our AANHPI community! 
    TAAF Mission:
    To serve the Asian American and Pacific Islander community in their pursuit of belonging and prosperity that is free from discrimination, slander, and violence.
    Social Media Handles: 
    IG: @taaforg | Twitter: @taaforg | FB: The Asian American Foundation | LinkedIn: The Asian American Foundation | Youtube: @TheAsianAmericanFoundation
    URLs: https://www.taaf.org/
    Show notes and more episodes at Brucelee.com/Podcast

    • 43 min
    Flowing with Uma Srivastava

    Flowing with Uma Srivastava

    This week’s guest on the special edition Bruce Lee Foundation takeover of the Bruce Lee Podcast for the Month of May is Uma Srivastava. Uma was born and raised in Meridian, Mississippi and calls Nashville, TN home; Uma attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham where she started volunteering for KultureCity in 2015 and now operates as the Executive Director. Aside from KultureCity, Uma is a member of the Rotary Club of Nashville and Junior League of Nashville and serves on the board of Progress Inc. During her time in Birmingham, she was recognized in 2018 as a Trailblazer for her commitment to Birmingham and most recently was honored as a Nashville Emerging Leader in the summer of 2023. Uma has spoken about the importance of acceptance and inclusion at several conferences such as Collision, GuestX, ALSD, SXSW, SXSWedu & others.
    KultureCity is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating sensory accessibility and inclusion for those with invisible disabilities and is one of the fastest growing nonprofits in the US. Being an Executive Director is no small task and I had the pleasure of meeting Uma at a Warriors game where they were installing one of their sensory rooms at the stadium, and we hit is off immediately. Kulture City’s mission is to rethink accessibility to create acceptance and inclusion for all individuals. They work on various initiatives such as partnering with venues to establish sensory-inclusive spaces aimed at supporting the sensory needs of individuals with invisible disabilities. Please see below for how to connect further with Uma and with KultureCity!
    IG: @umasrivastava_kc 
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/umasrivastava29/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/umas0829 
    URLs: www.kulturecity.org
    Show notes and more episodes at Brucelee.com/Podcast

    • 33 min
    Flowing with Michelle Li

    Flowing with Michelle Li

    This week’s guest for our BLF takeover of the BLP for the month of May 2024 is Michelle Li! Michelle Li is an award-winning, veteran journalist who co-launched the Very Asian Foundation in January 2022 alongside friend and fellow journalist Gia Vang.
    Her response to a racist voicemail became a global movement of unity and caught the attention of The Ellen Show. Ellen’s monetary gift of $15,000 helped start the seed money to create a non profit focused on shining a light on Asian life through advocacy and celebration. Not only did the Very Asian Foundation raise tens of thousands of dollars for AANHPI nonprofits in its first 100 days, but it also launched a national awareness youth literature campaign called The May Book Project, and started the Very Asian Creators microgrant program for people who needed startup funds to pivot in their careers.
    A Korean adoptee, Michelle spent many years supporting adoptees through heritage camps and volunteer tours to Korea. She also launched a program to support Missouri children in foster care. This work led to a congressional award in 2010. Michelle’s reporting has been honored with a national Peabody Award, four national Murrows, and multiple regional Emmys– often for covering topics related to race or gender inequities. Her work on the Asian American experience in St. Louis during the pandemic was also named a duPont finalist in 2023. Michelle has appeared on CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC, and The Washington Post. She released a children’s book with Gloo Books called A Very Asian Guide to Korean Food.
    Michelle currently resides in St. Louis with her family. She is @michellelitv on most platforms.
    Connect with Michelle:
    Social Media Handles: @michellelitv on most platforms, FB: facebook.com/mlitv 
    URLs: veryasianfoundation.org
    Very Asian goes viral 2022: 
    https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Q_FteWUGejFix8iB7HurfShlwrU4Cwvr?usp=sharing
    About Michelle Li’s adoption:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fONUO3yIA9c
    The Very Asian Foundation on YouTube:
    https://www.youtube.com/@theveryasianfoundation
    Show notes and more episodes at Brucelee.com/Podcast

    • 45 min
    Flowing with Jon Lee Brody

    Flowing with Jon Lee Brody

    This week’s guest on our BLF Foundation takeover of the Bruce Lee Podcast for the month of May 2024 is award-winning Korean-American actor and filmmaker, Jon Lee Brody. As an actor Jon has appeared in films like “Star Trek Into Darkness” “Fast and Furious 7” and James Wan’s “Malignant”. His work as a director/writer/producer covers multiple genres and multiple job titles. In 2019, he directed the DC Universe show 'DC Universe All Star Games' making him the first ever Korean-American to direct a tv show for DC Comics. Jon also has a horror podcast with Amazon/Wondery/Morbid Network called “That Was Pretty Scary” which he co-hosts with Freddie Prinze Jr. Jon is also a mental health advocate with a big passion for outreach and erasing the stigma surrounding mental health discussions. When he's not working he enjoys playing xbox and watching movies and tv shows. As of the posting of this podcast, Jon’s beloved and adored Corgi, Shelby, passed away, which was a heart wrenching experience for Jon. He loved that pup and mentioned her on the podcast as we spoke so our hearts go out to Jon and the soul of Shelby as they heal through that transition together. 
    This conversation with Jon has been a long time coming. We have run in many of the same circles but never had the opportunity to chat and this was an epic convo! Jon was so vulnerable, direct, honest and funny and I look forward to spending more time together with him when we both speak on panels organized by Kulture City called Kulturally Asian where we will discuss breaking down the stigmas around mental health within the Asian community and wherever else the convos take us. Please check out our show notes to find out how to connect with Jon more. I hope you will enjoy our connection as much as I did – in fact, I know you will! So plug in with me and check out my flow with Jon Lee Brody!
    Connect with Jon:
    Social Media Handles: @jonleebrody
    URLs: www.imdb.com/name/nm2657185
    Show notes and more episodes at Brucelee.com/Podcast

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Flowing with Julian Maha

    Flowing with Julian Maha

    This week’s guest on the special edition Bruce Lee Foundation takeover of the Bruce Lee Podcast for the Month of May is Dr. Julian Maha! Dr. Julian Maha is an accomplished neurodiverse emergency room physician, and the Director of the Emergency Medical Services in South Alabama. He is the founder of KultureCity, one of the fastest growing nonprofits for invisible disabilities/sensory needs in the United States. He is known for his innovative ideas, and ability to connect with the community. Under his leadership, he has successfully developed and executed many important programs in the special needs education and medical arenas. He is a passionate and highly sought after speaker, with the uncanny ability to inspire and empower those surrounding him. 
    KultureCity is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating sensory accessibility and inclusion for those with invisible disabilities. Our mission is to rethink accessibility to create acceptance and inclusion for all individuals. We work on various initiatives and partner with venues to establish sensory-inclusive spaces, among other projects aimed at supporting the sensory needs of individuals with invisible disabilities
    Social Media Handles: 
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/julianmaha/  https://twitter.com/drjulianmaha
    URLs: www.kulturecity.org
    Show notes and more episodes at Brucelee.com/Podcast

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

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Julie Bockey ,

Kulture City podcast

Thanks for talking to them! I actually learned some incredible new things as well as what Julian shared regarding his culture- autism parenting. Thanks so much 💙

overseasoned nedic ,

New listener

Just wanted you to know that I have been a fan of Bruce Lee movies for the most basic elements of entertainment.

As I have aged I have found the philosophy is amazing and infused into the movies.

As I have dabbled in martial a martial art, I found it ok to learn the basics but was missing something. I find as I’m older I appreciate the philosophy behind what should be behind the martial art.

I have been trying use this philosophy in general life as I have recently started listening.

Love the knowledge and new view of life.

jfellrath ,

So much more than just a movie star!

It would be hard to be the child of a famous person, much less one of the stature of a multiple genre-changing icon like Bruce Lee. But with this podcast, Shannon Lee and her co-host Sharon Ann Lee tackle the true legacy of the Little Dragon, his philosophy. And they do it in a way that isn't necessarily "worshipful" of Shannon's famous father, but rather as a study of how the man lived his life and how he applied his philosophy to his day to day living. And most importantly, they give the listener guidance and ideas on how they might adopt his many credos into their every-day lives.

It's important when you're sharing the teachings of someone so much "larger than life" as Bruce Lee to draw us all back into his real life and not just the hype of Hollywood and Hong Kong cinema. As the daughter of Bruce, Shannon is able to show the real man and the real struggles he went through, the steps he took to overcome and learn from his struggles, and the many ways in which he kept his head while all around him were trying to either deify him or tear him down. Her access to resources as his daughter and the head of the Bruce Lee Family Company give her an insight into his life that no one other than her mother Linda has. She openly shares these with all of us each episode as the topic of learning from the triumphs, failures, and everyday life of her father and those around him is discussed and dissected. Both Shannon and Sharon Lee are very insightful and open about his life, their lives, and how the philosophy that Bruce Lee developed for himself and his art have helped and affected them.

I take something away from every episode, and have learned much about myself from Shannon's sharing of her father's life and her own experiences. I look forward to each episode and have even gone back to listen to older episodes again to garner new perspectives as I move through my own life.

This is truly one of the best podcasts on the internet. Thank you!

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