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Social Media & Patreon: @sifumimichan

Conversations with a multitude of diverse and interesting people from around the globe, that you may or may not have heard of, but each with a fascinating story to share. Topics include: social issues, pop culture, comics, martial arts, food, film, and anything inspiring and thought-provoking.

    297. Greg Rucka on pain, laughter and Lazarus update!

    297. Greg Rucka on pain, laughter and Lazarus update!

    Greg Rucka and I pick up from our previous episode and philosophize about pain, therapy and learning as we age.

    I know it sounds heavy, but we actually kept it light, (for us). We share some laughs and discuss why laughter truly is the best medicine.

    We also do a deep dive into Lazarus and I get the update on the plan for the remainder of the comic. Lazarus fans tune into the end!

    For those that don’t already know:

    Greg Rucka is a New York Times bestselling author of hundreds of comics and nearly two dozen novels. He is also the writer for his critically acclaimed and award winning film The Old Guard starring Charlize Theron.

     

    I’m loving these conversations and hope you are too. If you are, please rate my podcast on your platform of choice and share it with others! If you would like to support with a donation to help keep this podcast going, you can become a patron of the show by visiting www.sifumimichan.com or www.Patreon.com/sifumimichan

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    Discussed in this episode:

    The Frantics

    Star Trek

    Dave Mamet

    Michael Lark 

    Lazarus Comic Book

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    Disclaimer: I am not a writer. I do not claim to be.  Apologies for grammatical mistakes, long drawn out run on sentences, and anything else that drives you crazy. I promise it was not my intention.  Be lenient, please

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    296. Mimi Chan on kung fu training, fundamentals and patience

    296. Mimi Chan on kung fu training, fundamentals and patience

    In this episode I am answering some listener questions on my kung fu journey and the secret to improving kung fu! I also share some personal stories about growing up with my father, Grandmaster Pui Chan, as my teacher. Listen on for all the answers.

    If you like this episode, let me know by rating my podcast on your platform of choice and sharing it with others! If you would like to support with a donation to help keep this podcast going and support the work I do, you can become a patron of the show by visiting my website or Patreon.com/sifumimichan

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    Discussed in this episode:

    Wah Lum Kung Fu Temple

    Control Your Health

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    Disclaimer: I am not a writer. I do not claim to be.  Apologies for grammatical mistakes, long drawn out run on sentences, and anything else that drives you crazy. I promise it was not my intention.  Be lenient, please

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    295. Dan John on destiny and the hero’s journey

    295. Dan John on destiny and the hero’s journey

    Coach Dan John and I are back discussing life, destiny, cannibalism… and of course The Sword in the Stone!

    In T.H. White’s book, he raises the question: are you prepared for your destiny? It prompts an in-depth conversation on the hero’s journey. I love dissecting this book with Dan which entails so much more than reading a story.

    I am very grateful to Dan for giving me some fitness tips on how to get my glutes in shape.

    Coach Dan John is a world-renowned strength coach and mentor to many in the fitness industry. Dan has competed at the highest levels of Olympic lifting, Highland Games and the Weight Pentathlon. He has authored numerous books and continues to educate through his coaching and workshops worldwide.

    Please share this podcast with others and rate it on your platform of choice.

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    Discussed in this episode:

    Dan John University

    Dan John Books: Now What, Easy Strength, Never Let Go

    The Sword in the Stone, T.H. White

    Dinsey’s The Sword in the Stone movie

    Camelot on Broadway

    Camelot Movie

    World War I

    World War II

    J.R. Tolkein

    Star Trek TV series

    Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth

    Batman, Chris Nolan

    Dune

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    294. Jo Koy and Lydia Gaston on Easter Sunday Movie

    294. Jo Koy and Lydia Gaston on Easter Sunday Movie

    I had the pleasure of speaking with stars Jo Koy and Lydia Gaston about their new film Easter Sunday opening on August 5th.

    Jo stars as a struggling actor, comedian, and single father who returns home for an Easter celebration with his riotous, bickering, eating, laughing, and loving family, in this love letter to his Filipino-American community.

    I was grateful to have a short, but impacting conversation with Jo Koy and Lydia Gaston. They share the inspiration behind favorite scenes in the film and how meaningful it is to be positively representing the AAPI community.

    Since this was a film about family and in particular the relationship with mothers, I invited my mom to join in too! Special guest co-host: Suzy Chan.

    If you enjoy this interview, please share it and support me on Patreon! For comments, reach out on social media @sifumimichan. Now on with the show!

    Discussed in this episode:

    Easter Sunday

    Jo Koy: Lights Out

    Jo Koy: Coming’ In Hot on Netflix



    THE SIFU MIMI CHAN SHOW CREDITS Host: Mimi Chan Intro Music: Mike Relm

    Comment Rules: Be Cool. Critical is fine, but if you’re rude, we’ll delete your stuff. Please do not put your URL in the comment text and please use your PERSONAL name or initials and not your business name, as the latter comes off like spam. Have fun and thanks for adding to the conversation!

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    • 11 min
    293. Greg Rucka on The Old Guard 2, current events and entertainment

    293. Greg Rucka on The Old Guard 2, current events and entertainment

    Greg Rucka has been busy on the set of The Old Guard 2. I can’t believe it’s been 4 months since our last podcast.

    It was great to catch up with Greg and hear about the ins and outs of the film production process. It wouldn’t be a typical episode without a Rucka rant on current events: Roe V Wade, voter suppression, gun control and the problematic Supreme Court.

    Over the course of the pandemic I had the pleasure of speaking with my favorite writer turned friend on a weekly basis. I really missed Greg these past few months so it was great to finally see him and we picked up right where we left off.

    For those that don’t already know:

    Greg Rucka is a New York Times bestselling author of hundreds of comics and nearly two dozen novels. He is also the writer for his critically acclaimed and award winning film The Old Guard starring Charlize Theron.

    I’m loving these conversations and hope you are too. If you are, please rate my podcast on your platform of choice and share it with others! If you would like to support with a donation to help keep this podcast going, you can become a patron of the show by visiting my website or Patreon.com/sifumimichan to make a donation.

    For comments or suggestions reach out on social media @sifumimichan

    Discussed in this episode:

    Matt Fraction

    Brian Michael Bendis 

    David Walker

    Brian K. Vaughan

    Ed Brubaker

    Raiders of the Lost Ark

    Ghostbusters

    Death on the Nile

    Rex Stout

    The Conversation

    Star Trek

    Star Trek Strange New Worlds

    Only Murders in the Building

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    292. Langley Kirkwood on South African history, education and empathy

    292. Langley Kirkwood on South African history, education and empathy

    Langley Kirkwood discusses his new film Collision on Netflix, Warrior Season 3, and the upcoming Netflix One Piece live-action film.

    It is eye-opening to hear about the very real issues highlighted in the film Collision: xenophobia, racism, and corruption. Langley educates me about the history and current socio-political situation in South Africa.

    Warrior Season 3 is underway and the excitement was difficult to contain. Cast members are flying in daily and the reunion is expected to be epic.

    I am grateful to have these thoughtful conversations and hope you enjoy

    the conversation. My favor as usual is to please continue to share this podcast with others. It would mean so much if you also rate it and leave me feedback.

    If you would like to help keep this podcast going and support the work I do, visit my website or Patreon.com/sifumimichan to make a donation.

    For comments or suggestions reach out on social media @sifumimichan

    Discussed in this episode:

    1994 Truth and Realism Commission in South Africa

    South Africa Apartheid

    Nelson Mandela

    Warrior Season 3

    Netflix Collision

    Netflix One Piece

    ANC party in South Africa

    7 star praying mantis kung fu

    Hitz International – Stunt Coordinator Brett Chan

    About Langley Kirkwood

    Langley Kirkwood is an award-winning South African actor and voice artist. He was born in England to South African and West-Indian parents, grew up in Johannesburg (where he studied drama at the University of the Witwatersrand) and has lived in London, a href="https://en.wikipedia.

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Customer Reviews

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55 Ratings

55 Ratings

Joe LJ ,

Sifu Mimi Chan Is the best!

The pod is amazing. Whether it’s martial arts talk, introspective conversations, AAPI awareness/ culture, Warrior fandom, comic nerdery or mental health, Sifu Mimi Chan does a great job discussing these topics and having interesting guests on. Love it! Keep up the greatness!

Smarky Mark ,

Great Listen

I came for the Mimi & Greg Show, and stayed for a wonderfully engaging host! Mimi is doing what so few are doing right now - having conversations and listening. It makes her a great host for a show that doesn’t limit itself to any particular topic. Highly recommend.

Rickshawd ,

An amazing podcast from a true trailblazer!

Mimi Chan is one of the real luminaries of my generation. Articulate, athletic, aware, & representative of the best of Asian-America, Mimi is uniquely positioned to have a crystal clear perspective on so many aspects of improving the human condition & the cultural aspects that give rise to that. Give almost any of these episodes a listen & you’ll be amazed at the quality insights that are dropped so freely.

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