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A podcast featuring conversations with Diaspora Asians (third culture kids) about their lives, stories, and experiences. The podcast looks to highlight, amplify, and validate Asian voices worldwide. Conversations about being Asian. Connect with the Podcast on Instagram: @whatkindofasianpod Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/whatkindofasian

What Kind of Asian Are You‪?‬ DIASPORA ASIAN PRODUCTIONS

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    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

A podcast featuring conversations with Diaspora Asians (third culture kids) about their lives, stories, and experiences. The podcast looks to highlight, amplify, and validate Asian voices worldwide. Conversations about being Asian. Connect with the Podcast on Instagram: @whatkindofasianpod Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/whatkindofasian

    The Asian American Fashion Model Life - Julia Zou / Ep 78

    The Asian American Fashion Model Life - Julia Zou / Ep 78

    Julia Zou: Chinese American designer/fashion model living in NYC

    Our conversation is about Julia's path as a designer/fashion model. The conversation went into the ups and downs of being in the modelling industry, her experience working as a model, her views on beauty and beauty standards for Asian Americans, her family's reaction to her career choice, and how to pose for photos.

    Find Julia and support her!

    Instagram
    Website

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    Linktree: https://linktr.ee/whatkindofasianareyoupod

    Spotify:
    https://open.spotify.com/show/0vSqGIRXpJozlfiCDjpv5K?si=Xe9qxPdORCyu_8SDPkRmKw&ltclid=ca3c72c2-624b-4812-9733-9e09723a1629&nd=1

    Apple Podcast:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/what-kind-of-asian-are-you/id1531615451

    Instagram (Podcast):
    https://www.instagram.com/whatkindofasianpod

    (Never Jaded Podcast):
    https://www.instagram.com/neverjadedpod/?hl=en

    Youtube Channel:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ40aGle2G564N4of7iFuKA

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    • 47 min
    The Creative Chimera - XinYi Tan / Don't Be Strangers Podcast / Ep 77

    The Creative Chimera - XinYi Tan / Don't Be Strangers Podcast / Ep 77

    Today's episodes with the super creative and interesting XinYi Tan from the "Don't Be Strangers" Podcast.  Kyle, our host was on an episode of "Don't Be Strangers" check that out as well! Episode

    We talked about finding your passions, creativity, being creative and loving art but not making it a career intentionally and the journey she took to become a creative chimera nomad.  

    More about XinYi Tan:

    I was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and moved with my family to Dallas, Texas at age 7. My first couple of years in school were a huge struggle. English was not my first language and entering 2nd grade after skipping almost a year of school due to the move made making friends quite difficult. But even after learning English,
    I never felt quite at home... anywhere.
    Culturally, I wasn’t fully American, but when my family and I visited Malaysia, I was painfully aware that I didn’t quite belong there either. When it came to my passions, I could never make up my mind on a specific creative outlet or medium to hone — not because of indecisiveness (ok, maybe a little bit), but because I find joy in learning, remixing, and over-complicating mixed-media projects. But before I found pride in calling myself a creative chimera, I was hopelessly lost in how to identify my art and therefore myself. Being aromantic meant that I couldn’t relate to 99% of the stories represented in pop culture. ​In short, I thought I was an alien. With every friend that I’ve found (who listened to me wholeheartedly and confided in me sincerely), I began to feel less and less alien and more and more at home on Earth.  I began to feel like I belonged.
     
    XinYi's Instagram
    Don't Be Strangers Website
    Don't Be Strangers Spotify
    Don't Be Strangers Apple
    Don't be Strangers Instagram

    "Don't Be Strangers is a community + podcast that focuses on fighting social isolation via stories of everyday people! If you believe in the power of making deeper connections, you can plug in by joining our Discord Community, Pen Pals Club, or applying to co-host a future episode!" 

    Linktree: https://linktr.ee/whatkindofasianareyoupod

    Spotify:
    https://open.spotify.com/show/0vSqGIRXpJozlfiCDjpv5K?si=Xe9qxPdORCyu_8SDPkRmKw&ltclid=ca3c72c2-624b-4812-9733-9e09723a1629&nd=1

    Apple Podcast:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/what-kind-of-asian-are-you/id1531615451

    Instagram (Podcast):
    https://www.instagram.com/whatkindofasianpod

    (Never Jaded Podcast):
    https://www.instagram.com/neverjadedpod/?hl=en

    Youtube Channel:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ40aGle2G564N4of7iFuKA

    Buy Me A Coffee:
    https://www.buymeacoffee.com/whatkindofasian
    Support the show

    • 48 min
    Creativity & Career Coaching for Creatives / Betty Xie / #76

    Creativity & Career Coaching for Creatives / Betty Xie / #76

    Conversation with Betty Xie focused on the following:

    -her Asian Canadian immigrant experience
    -her journey to a creative career (from fundraising for film festivals, filmmaking/producing, podcasting, and career coaching for creatives)
    -being a career coach for creatives
    -creativity and making a career out of being a creative 
    -filmmaking and podcasting

    Betty is a Filmmaker, Fundraising Consultant, and Career Coach for Creatives.

    Betty on Never Jaded:

    https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/ep-19-coaching-creatives-with-betty-xie/id1548301756?i=1000535963702

    https://open.spotify.com/episode/0TFY1TzObaW5qrWORwFFSL?si=e001080c2cdf47bf
    Check out Betty and her stuff!

    visit my 1:1 coaching program for creatives:
    https://www.xiebetty.com/coaching
    watch Uprooted: the Plantemic on CBC Gem (geoblocked to Canada)
    https://gem.cbc.ca/media/plantemic/s01
    listen to my podcast Everyday Talent Podcast: your go-to-podcast for creatives who are looking for new ways of thinking about their career, life, and practice.
    https://everydaytalent.buzzsprout.com/
    See my work at: xiebetty.com


    Find us!

    Linktree: https://linktr.ee/whatkindofasianareyoupod

    Spotify:
    https://open.spotify.com/show/0vSqGIRXpJozlfiCDjpv5K?si=Xe9qxPdORCyu_8SDPkRmKw&ltclid=ca3c72c2-624b-4812-9733-9e09723a1629&nd=1

    Apple Podcast:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/what-kind-of-asian-are-you/id1531615451

    Instagram (Podcast):
    https://www.instagram.com/whatkindofasianpod

    Instagram (Host):
    https://www.instagram.com/kyle.lkhhk/?hl=en

    (Never Jaded Podcast):
    https://www.instagram.com/neverjadedpod/?hl=en

    Youtube Channel:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ40aGle2G564N4of7iFuKA

    Buy Me A Coffee:
    https://www.buymeacoffee.com/whatkindofasian
    Support the show

    • 51 min
    Overcoming the Asian Diaspora Identity Struggle / Maim Kim / #75

    Overcoming the Asian Diaspora Identity Struggle / Maim Kim / #75

    Trigger Wanting: childhood trauma, suicide, self-harm

    Today's conversation is about hating one's Asian Diaspora identity (due to childhood trauma and family circumstances) while growing up in America to embracing and reconnecting with one's culture through learning one's mother tongue and moving back to the motherland. This is the story of our guest, Maim Kim.

    Maim Kim is a copyeditor and podcaster (Maim Time Podcast - A show about overcoming the Asian diaspora identity struggle to become the best versions of ourselves!)

    This conversation is for all the diaspora kids going through their own journey to find themselves or those that have already gone through the journey. Just remember, that you are not alone and that you don't have to answer to anyone but yourself in terms of your identity. Just be the best versions of yourself!
     
    Find Maim and his podcast!

    Maim's Instagram
    Maim's Website

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    Linktree: https://linktr.ee/whatkindofasianareyoupod

    Spotify:
    https://open.spotify.com/show/0vSqGIRXpJozlfiCDjpv5K?si=Xe9qxPdORCyu_8SDPkRmKw&ltclid=ca3c72c2-624b-4812-9733-9e09723a1629&nd=1

    Apple Podcast:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/what-kind-of-asian-are-you/id1531615451

    Instagram (Podcast):
    https://www.instagram.com/whatkindofasianpod

    Instagram (Host):
    https://www.instagram.com/kyle.lkhhk/?hl=en

    (Never Jaded Podcast):
    https://www.instagram.com/neverjadedpod/?hl=en

    Youtube Channel:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ40aGle2G564N4of7iFuKA

    Buy Me A Coffee:
    https://www.buymeacoffee.com/whatkindofasian
    Support the show
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    • 1 hr 24 min
    Pursuing Your Passion With a Plan / Ravi Ray / #74

    Pursuing Your Passion With a Plan / Ravi Ray / #74

    An Indian-American ex-petroleum engineer now mix- engineer/business owner pursuing his passion in music. This is our guest, Ravi Ray.

    Join in on our conversation about pursuing one's passion with a plan, how he has been doing it so that his parents are on board with his vision (as much as they could), and the ups and downs of being a business owner in the creative industry.

    Find Ravi and inquire about his services if you ever need assistance in your music related projects!

    Instagram
    Website

    Find us!

    Linktree: https://linktr.ee/whatkindofasianareyoupod

    Spotify:
    https://open.spotify.com/show/0vSqGIRXpJozlfiCDjpv5K?si=Xe9qxPdORCyu_8SDPkRmKw&ltclid=ca3c72c2-624b-4812-9733-9e09723a1629&nd=1

    Apple Podcast:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/what-kind-of-asian-are-you/id1531615451

    Instagram (Podcast):
    https://www.instagram.com/whatkindofasianpod

    Instagram (Host):
    https://www.instagram.com/kyle.lkhhk/?hl=en

    (Never Jaded Podcast):
    https://www.instagram.com/neverjadedpod/?hl=en

    Youtube Channel:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ40aGle2G564N4of7iFuKA

    Buy Me A Coffee:
    https://www.buymeacoffee.com/whatkindofasian
    Support the show
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    • 55 min
    Podcast Spotlight - Shit We Don't Tell Mom / Kristy Yee & Angie Yu / #73

    Podcast Spotlight - Shit We Don't Tell Mom / Kristy Yee & Angie Yu / #73

    Today's conversation features Kristy Yee & Angie Yu, co-hosts of the award-winning podcast called "Shit We Don't Tell Mom". 

    The podcast, "Shit We Don't Tell Mom" is where two Millenials (Kristy and Angie) share vulnerable stories about how to improve one's well-being & relationship with oneself. 
    In our conversation, we learn more about Kristy and Angie and their podcast along with their mental health journey and topics regarding therapy and feelings. A good one to check out if you love Asians talking about feelings. 

    Don't forget to head over to "Shit We Don't Tell Mom" Podcast after listening to this episode and to support Kristy & Angie and their podcast as they are doing awesome work with their podcast. 
    Last, make sure to follow us on Instagram, give a rating/review on Spotify and Apple Podcast, and write to us in our DM to share what you thought about our episode/what you want us to cover in future episodes. Thank you for continuing to support this podcast and if you like, buy us a coffee, link is down below. Again thank you for tuning in. Come back next week for another episode, another conversation about being Asian. 
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    Find "Shit We Don't Tell Mom"

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    Linktree: https://linktr.ee/whatkindofasianareyoupod

    Spotify:
    https://open.spotify.com/show/0vSqGIRXpJozlfiCDjpv5K?si=Xe9qxPdORCyu_8SDPkRmKw&ltclid=ca3c72c2-624b-4812-9733-9e09723a1629&nd=1

    Apple Podcast:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/what-kind-of-asian-are-you/id1531615451

    Instagram (Podcast):
    https://www.instagram.com/whatkindofasianpod

    Instagram (Host):
    https://www.instagram.com/kyle.lkhhk/?hl=en

    (Never Jaded Podcast):
    https://www.instagram.com/neverjadedpod/?hl=en

    Youtube Channel:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ40aGle2G564N4of7iFuKA

    Buy Me A Coffee:
    https://www.buymeacoffee.com/whatkindofasian
    Support the show

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Linda Yi ,

Wonderful and relatable

As an artist/entrepreneur, I love hearing the off the beaten path stories from Kyle’s guests! Thank you for the thoughtful deep dives you take us listeners through🥰

MChanT2 ,

Just what I was looking for!

So well done! Been looking for a podcast like this. Interesting topics and range of guests. Kyle does a great job asking deep questions and getting to the heart of each topic.

Piquetures by Nomi ,

So validating to hear similar stories as mine!

I think it’s interesting because for the first time I’m encountering stories that parallels mine. Despite having fellow Asian American friends, my conversations never go in this direction (partially because other factors played into feelings of isolation and disconnect), so I missed out on getting to find solidarity in other AAPI experiences. I also adore that this podcast shares so many female stories which I find personally very empowering. The questions appear carefully considered and it’s obvious that Kyle (the host) does his research before each interview. Overall, a really fun, eye-opening, and easy-to-binge type podcast that I would highly recommend! :-)

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