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Who are the people behind the art and movements that you admire? How do they see their identities in relation to society? What struggles were the stepping stones toward their success? What do they personally consider success?

Coffee with BAO is a series where Vietnamese American songwriter and producer BAO chats over coffee with diverse guests from the creative and business world, exploring their cultural identity, creative process, and personal growth. Each episode seeks to encourage awareness and empathy by focusing on underrepresented stories, immigrant stories, and unexpected stories. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/baovomusic/support

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Who are the people behind the art and movements that you admire? How do they see their identities in relation to society? What struggles were the stepping stones toward their success? What do they personally consider success?

Coffee with BAO is a series where Vietnamese American songwriter and producer BAO chats over coffee with diverse guests from the creative and business world, exploring their cultural identity, creative process, and personal growth. Each episode seeks to encourage awareness and empathy by focusing on underrepresented stories, immigrant stories, and unexpected stories. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/baovomusic/support

    Ep 25: Dr. Cate Le – Infectious diseases physician and author of "Coronavirus is Boo Boo"

    Ep 25: Dr. Cate Le – Infectious diseases physician and author of "Coronavirus is Boo Boo"

    Dr. Cate Le, an infectious disease specialist and author chats with BAO about her debut children's book "Coronavirus is Boo Boo," and a few other timely topics. We learn about her upbringing as a Vietnamese American refugee, her life and career straddling medicine and the arts, and her passion for social and racial equality in healthcare. Dr. Le is currently treating COVID-19 patients and promoting her book to help younger kids learn about the virus and the life changes it has brought about.

    Find more on Dr. Cate Le at catelemd.com and order her book at coronavirusisbooboo.com.

    Coffee with BAO is a series of casual conversations with Vietnamese American songwriter and music producer Bao Vo. The show explores the cultural identity, creative process, and personal growth of diverse guests from the creative and business world. Coffee with BAO is available as a Youtube video series and audio podcast. Your financial support is super appreciated. You can donate to help create this content at coffeewithbao.com


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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ep. 24: Ashley Nguyen DeWitt – Animation casting and voice director

    Ep. 24: Ashley Nguyen DeWitt – Animation casting and voice director

    Animation casting and voice director, actor, and singer Ashley Nguyen DeWitt chats with BAO about her biracial Vietnamese and African American upbringing and career in the entertainment industry. Ashley's work includes a variety of animation projects, including the upcoming Netflix series "Ada Twist, Scientist" which was co-produced by Laughing Wild and Higher Ground, the production company of former President and First Lady Barack and Michelle Obama . We also discuss the immense value of mentors and advocates, especially for underrepresented groups.

    Find Ashley at ashleynguyendewitt.com

    Coffee with BAO is a series of casual conversations with Vietnamese American songwriter and music producer Bao Vo. The show explores the cultural identity, creative process, and personal growth of diverse guests from the creative and business world. Coffee with BAO is available as a Youtube video series and audio podcast. Your financial support is super appreciated. You can donate to help create this content at coffeewithbao.com


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    • 51 min
    Ep 23: Kyle Dombroski – Drummer and music educator

    Ep 23: Kyle Dombroski – Drummer and music educator

    Professional percussionist, audio engineer, and music educator Kyle Dombroski joins BAO to chat about his experience as a Korean American adoptee growing up in Central Illinois, his career in various facets of music, and his goals for his band Hello Noon. Kyle also plays drums with BAO's beautiful boy band and can be heard on BAO's track "Beautiful Things" from the album Perpetual Heartbreak.

    Learn more about Kyle at kyledombroski.com

    Coffee with BAO is a series of casual conversations with Vietnamese American songwriter and music producer Bao Vo. The show explores the cultural identity, creative process, and personal growth of diverse guests from the creative and business world. Coffee with BAO is available as a Youtube video series and audio podcast. Your financial support is super appreciated. You can donate to help create this content at coffeewithbao.com


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    • 47 min
    Ep. 22: JohnnyD Nguyen – Founder of Viet Q Media

    Ep. 22: JohnnyD Nguyen – Founder of Viet Q Media

    In this special #AAPIheritagemonth episode, Vietnamese American entrepreneur and entertainment industry veteran JohnnyD Nguyen chats with BAO about topics that are top-of-mind for the Vietnamese diaspora all around the world. We discuss his upbringing in between cultures, his unexpected entry into the entertainment industry via a supporting role in The Fast And The Furious franchise, and his career as a producer in various parts of the entertainment industry. JohnnyD's latest business Viet Q Media curates and promotes talent from the Vietnamese diaspora all around the world.  



    Learn more about Viet Q Media at http://vietqmedia.com  



    Coffee with BAO is a series of casual conversations with Vietnamese American songwriter and music producer Bao Vo. The show explores the cultural identity, creative process, and personal growth of diverse guests from the creative and business world. Coffee with BAO is available as a Youtube video series and audio podcast. Your financial support is super appreciated. You can donate to help create this content at http://coffeewithbao.com


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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Ep 21: Denise Santos – Film and TV Composer

    Ep 21: Denise Santos – Film and TV Composer

    Film and television composer Denise Santos chats with BAO about her musical upbringing in Manilla, her unplanned decision to stay in the US, and her career as a touring musician and composer. We discuss her work on Ella Jay Basco's music video "Gold" featuring Ruby Ibarra and its topic of skin lighteners, beauty standards, and self-acceptance. We also explore the sluggish acceptance of women of color in the entertainment industry and how her experience as a woman channels in the music she has composed for productions such as "Surviving Jeffrey Epstein."

    Learn more about Denise Santos at https://www.bleedingfingersmusic.com/denise-santos/reel/

    Coffee with BAO is a series of casual conversations with Vietnamese American songwriter and music producer Bao Vo. The show explores the cultural identity, creative process, and personal growth of diverse guests from the creative and business world. Coffee with BAO is available as a Youtube video series and audio podcast. Your financial support is super appreciated. You can donate to help create this content at http://coffeewithbao.com


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    • 50 min
    Ep 20: Jeremy Nguyen – Illustrator and New Yorker Cartoonist

    Ep 20: Jeremy Nguyen – Illustrator and New Yorker Cartoonist

    Illustrator and New Yorker cartoonist Jeremy Nguyen chats with BAO about his Vietnamese American upbringing and complicated relationship with being Asian. We take a look at some of his artwork and cartoons for The New Yorker and discuss his latest endeavors into sharing his knowledge with others. Jeremy is giving a free public lecture with Creatively on May 20, 2021.

    Find Jeremy at http://jeremywinslife.com

    Coffee with BAO is a series of casual conversations with Vietnamese American songwriter and music producer Bao Vo. The show explores the cultural identity, creative process, and personal growth of diverse guests from the creative and business world. Coffee with BAO is available as a Youtube video series and audio podcast. Your financial support is super appreciated. You can donate to help create this content at http://coffeewithbao.com


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    • 52 min

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