Dear Asian Americans is a podcast for and by Asian Americans, focusing on authentic storytelling rooted in origin, identity, and legacy. Host Jerry Won brings on guests from diverse backgrounds and career paths to celebrate, support, and inspire the Asian American community. New episodes air every Tuesday across all major platforms. Instagram: @dearasianamericans
133 // Berna Anat // Financial Hype Woman + Host of Money Please Podcast
Berna Anat, a self proclaimed financial hype woman, host of the Money Please Podcast, and overall amazing human being, joins Jerry on Episode 133 to share her journey as a child of Filipino immigrants who navigated her way through higher education and media leading to her betting on herself as a content creator in the personal finance space. Her brand new podcast Money Please by Betches Media launched in October 2021 and she has a book coming out in 2022. Follow her @heyberna everywhere.
132 // Kanwar Singh // Technologist & Army Officer // Serving with Inclusion
Kanwar Singh, a technologist by day and also a Signal Officer in the US Army Massachusetts National Guard, joins Jerry to share about his journey to America to pursue higher education, what led to him joining the National Guard, and the challenges he has faced to ensure accommodation for him and others religious beliefs. We thank Officer Singh, the US Army, and the Department of Defense for making this interview possible.
131 // Misasha Suzuki Graham // Author, Speaker, Podcaster // Dear White Women
Misasha Suzuki Graham, author, speaker, and podcaster, of the amazing duo behind Dear White Women, joins Jerry on Episode 131 of Dear Asian Americans to share her story of being a biracial Japanese American and the impact she wants to have on the world for her multiracial sons leveraging her privilege and platform. Be sure to check our her partner Sara's episode on 130!
130 // Sara Blanchard // Author, Speaker, Podcaster // Dear White Women
Sara Blanchard, author, speaker, and podcaster, of the dynamic duo behind Dear White Women, joins Jerry on Episode 130 of Dear Asian Americans to share about her journey through her biracial identity as a Japanese American and what she wants to share with the world about creating a better world for our children. Dear White Women, the book co-authored by Sara Blanchard and Misasha Suzuki Graham, is out today everywhere!
129 // Michelle MiJung Kim // Author of The Wake Up
Michelle MiJung Kim joins Jerry to discuss her journey as a queer Korean American woman navigating academic, corporate, and now entrepreneurship life as she uses her voice to challenge the status quo in tech and beyond. Her first book THE WAKE UP is available everywhere today.
128 // Joe Kye // Musician, Storyteller, Producer @JoeKye
Joe Kye @JoeKye joins Jerry on Episode 128 to share his story of leveraging his talents and background to storytell and create content for good. We talk about fatherhood, career, and life and stay tuned until the end for a special performance from Joe!
A look into the power of dual cultural identity
This podcast brings listeners through the adventures, blessings and challenges that Asian Americans face in today’s society. It’s a wonderful, down to earth, authentic inside view into the lives of this very important demographic. Thank you for creating and thank you for sharing!
Love this show and showcasing AAPI stories
I have felt so seen and heard when listening to this podcast. I wish it were around when I was growing up - would have made me more proud of my roots and my experiences.
If you aren’t listening to this then what is the point of you?
Dear Asian American is 100% essential listening! Jerry is an interviewing maestro and is building the next great media empire — get in on the ground floor.