131 episodes

First of All is a real, unfiltered conversation on career, family, love, & modern culture. Your host is actress/director/entrepreneur Minji Chang, who will bring in her friends & special guests from all walks of life to kick back in her virtual living room. Together we will laugh, drop whatever knowledge we have, & speak our truth on weekly featured topics. Get ready for good times & all the feels.

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    • Personal Journals
    • 4.7 • 85 Ratings

First of All is a real, unfiltered conversation on career, family, love, & modern culture. Your host is actress/director/entrepreneur Minji Chang, who will bring in her friends & special guests from all walks of life to kick back in her virtual living room. Together we will laugh, drop whatever knowledge we have, & speak our truth on weekly featured topics. Get ready for good times & all the feels.

    Preparing & Processing Election Day

    Preparing & Processing Election Day

    It has been a long, weary road to Election Day in the US. We are tired and mentally fragile. Our souls, brains, and bank accounts are hurting. COVID still rages on. Everything screams, IS THIS OVER YET??! Yeah. Same. If we're in a metaphorical boxing ring, we're insanely sweaty, one eye is puffed closed, and our center of gravity is compromised. So take a seat in the corner of the ring to regroup with Minji to process all the insanity, practice a little gratitude, and then get back in the ring.

    • 40 min
    Learning How To Like Myself with Melly Lee

    Learning How To Like Myself with Melly Lee

    Self-validation, where have you been our entire lives? How wonderful it is to actually LIKE yourself without having it followed up by guilt, shame, anxiety, or doubt. Seriously, those "feeling myself" moments are EVERYTHING. They can come in waves, they can come momentarily, but hopefully we're all on a path of increasing, genuine, lasting appreciation of who we are just as we are. BUT HOW DOES ONE GET THERE??? Far be it from us to tell you what your best way is. But we will share many personal thoughts, experiences, hijinks, self-critical judgments, epiphanies, truth bombs, and miracles that got us to where we are. In this episode, Minji sits down with her dear friend slash amazing photographer, blogger, and visual storyteller Melly Lee. Together they sift through their past rubble of feeling lost, disillusioned, disconnected, and hopeless, and how they came to have moments of feeling content and proud of who they are. They discuss everything from cognitive behavioral therapy to breath work (oh hai, Wim Hof) and Meyers Briggs assessments, accepting help from lifeline friends to helping ourselves through building daily habits and affirmations. Practical, spiritual, heart, soul, & mind unite!

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Overwhelmed & Burnt Out with Priscilla Liang-Kim aka Priska (Two Horny Goats Podcast)

    Overwhelmed & Burnt Out with Priscilla Liang-Kim aka Priska (Two Horny Goats Podcast)

    We are going THROUGH IT, y'all. 2020 elections. Politicians. Family drama. Financial instability. Racism. Romance..or lack, thereof. Self-criticism. Loneliness. Friendships. FOMO. Climate change. Earthquakes! Hurricanes! Masks. Anti-maskers. Debates. Vaccines. Unemployment. Bad skin. The endless glittering evil of social media. Zoom meetings. Fried nerves. Fragile immune systems. Happy moments. Plant babies. Guilt. Shame. Gratitude. Meditation. Working out. Therapy. Breathwork. Making future plans for a future that has no definitive indication of ever really happening. How's your 2020 going? Come sit down in this episode with Minji and the amazing, eloquent, hilarious Priska from Two Horny Goats Podcast. Together they discuss coping mechanisms, clear (and subtle) signs of burn out, re-strategizing what self-care means, and some deeper underlying issues that may be screaming for our attention. Bring some tea (or whiskey, whatever) & get comfortable. This year is NOT NORMAL, and will work through our struggles together.

    • 1 hr 53 min
    Love Is A Choice with Yoshi Sudarso

    Love Is A Choice with Yoshi Sudarso

    Many a hopeless romantic has walked around with the notion that things are or aren't "meant to be". That life, and certainly love, is a series of divinely coordinated ups and downs with a predetermined destination. Or is it like Forrest Gump says- who knows if we have a destiny or if we're all just floating around accidental like on a breeze? Maybe it's both. In this episode, MInji sits down with her friend, actor and stuntman Yoshi Sudarso to talk about love and fate. Yoshi shares his beautiful lifelong journey to love, marriage, and now baby(!!) with his wife Sarah. From meeting Sarah as a young boy and being smitten with her from afar to getting the actual real thing, there were many many twists and turns in between. Yoshi and Minji go in depth about his path of growing from infatuated kid to an adult who practices wisdom, courage, and free will to choose love with eyes wide open.

    • 1 hr 41 min
    Are We Even Friends? with Dan Matthews (DANakaDAN)

    Are We Even Friends? with Dan Matthews (DANakaDAN)

    How do you define a "friend"? Have you ever broken up with one? Or just drifted apart? Does ghosting apply here? Realized someone that used to be a best friend no longer is? Had an unrequited friend love? Friends means a lot to us at every phase in life from the time we're wee little ones. They support us in hard times, inspire us to be better, hold us accountable, cover for us in crisis mode, share secrets and strange interests, and see us through our best and our worst. And also.. friendships change. As we become adults, our priorities shift, we relocate, we gain new interests, meet new people. Making and maintaining meaningful friendships remains just as important to our well-being, but our connections evolve. To discuss one complex topic, Minji sits down with her friend, creative producer and alternative rapper Dan Matthews. Their friendship started and deepened over the years through collaborative projects in their community and then with intentional heart to hearts. In this open conversation, Dan breaks down his views on how people can fall under different categories of friend intimacy, and even how to deal with drifting apart over time and straight incompatibility. Celebration, rejection, bonding, jealousy, confusion, love, loyalty...FRIENDSHIP.

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Your Voice Matters with Sam Hyun (HateIsAVirus)

    Your Voice Matters with Sam Hyun (HateIsAVirus)

    If there's anything that 2020 has taught us thus far, it's that health is wealth, tomorrow is not guaranteed, community and connection keep us afloat, and there are crucial issues that require our humanity's conscious attention and action. Even for those who have been aware and passionate about activism, representation, and civic participation prior to 2020, this year is undeniably significant. Time feels both endless and fleeting, our energy is zapped, our nerves fragile, and stakes for both society and the planet are high. In this episode, Minji sits down with Commissioner & contributing #HateIsAVirus host Sam Hyun to talk about why and how this generational & global rally for action matters so much. They dive into their backgrounds, the importance of the 2020 Census + voting, and how Sam found his passion for politics through the inspiring bad@$$ leaders before him, including his strong Korean American mother. Sam sheds light on how embracing our identities can help us understand how our voices matter in big and small ways. We can take space, exercise our power, hold leaders accountable, demand better, take responsibility for our communities, become leaders and reimagine a better future. This one goes out to the millennial and zoomer generations who are now in full inheritance of guarding our future. We got this so let's handle it.

    • 1 hr 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
85 Ratings

85 Ratings

CMaggie96 ,

So raw and unfiltered

I am loving the raw, authentic, unfiltered, unscripted, genuine and OH SO POSITIVE messages!

The Josh Han ,

Minji and Agee podcast are dope!

The reason why Minji is so good at this is because she genuinely cares, and she actively listens to her guest. She’s also amazing so... of course you’re going to get a good podcast.

jk7983 ,

Real talk

Love Minji, her energy, and all that she covers on this podcast. It's like you are here talking about all things relevant in culture & society wtih a bff! Thanks for putting out this great show!

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