By Asian Americana
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A show about slices of distinctly Asian American culture and history.
||Clean005 - Cambodian Rock Band||We explore the play Cambodian Rock Band, and how this piece of Asian American theatre weaves together a story of Khmer American music, history, and family on stage.||3/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSupport Asian Americana on Patreon||We've launched a new Patreon and we hope you'll support!||8/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean004 - Boba/Bubble Tea||We explore the unique pearl of Asian American culture that is boba/bubble tea.||8/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeattle with NextGenRadio||We bring you three stories by me (Quincy Surasmith), Diana Nguyen, and Adwoa Gyimah-Brempong from Next Generation Radio's week at KUOW in Seattle. We talk law and poetry, development in Seattle's Little Saigon, and smoked herring.||5/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean003 - Sacramento Delta||Chinese Americans shaped the physical landscape of California during its early history in a way that still impacts us today. We explore how Chinese Americans developed the Sacramento delta, their role in California's growth, and visit Locke, a town foun||11/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean002 - Roots CSA||Roots CSA is a program that connects Hmong farmers in California’s central valley with Asian American communities in Southern California. How does this program empower communities in determining their own path to health and economic sustainability?||7/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean001 - Giant Robot||How did Giant Robot go from a small punk-rock zine featuring Asian and Asian American alternative and pop culture to a celebrated art and cultural institution?||5/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
If you love "This American Life" and are interested in Asian American culture, this is your show! Asian Americana is well-crafted and delves into finer points of rarely told Asian American stories and history. The multiple interviews featured in each episode are weaved together seamlessly. I've learned so much from listening to the first two episodes. I'm excited to see what other topics this podcast explores in the future.
Thoughtfully written and well produced
I recently met the creator of Asian Americana at a local community event. As we bonded over storytelling podcasts and the intersectionality of Asian and Latino cultures in Southern California, I knew that his self produced podcasts would align with my interests. I flew through the first three episodes a couple days later and was really impressed by the depth of research that went into each topic. I'm definitely looking forward to the next episodes and recommend this to anybody that's interested in expanding our understanding of what it means to be American in 2017.
As an Asian-American growing up in the South, I have craved a deeper look into the history of Asians and Asian-Americans living in the United States - our history, our contributions, and our struggles. This podcast does just that. Especially in the current political climate, this podcast is a necessary look into just how important immigrants are to our communities and how their progeny "own" just as much claim to this land as any other community in the United States.