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Gumship Radio is a series of conversations with the troublemakers, artists, and (mostly) forward-thinking individuals of the Asian American community. Each episode starts from the guest's unique upbringing and ends in the present, sprinkling the listener's fertile mind with only the waviest bits of wisdom along the way. Hosted by Gumship's Founding Editor Dave aka Rekstizzy.
||Ep 29 - Kevin SAER Leong aka Yellow Kid Slanty||Kevin SAER Leong aka Yellow Kid Slanty (@yellowkidslanty) was born in Brooklyn and raised in Staten Island. But ever since he got in the fashion industry, dude been everywhere from Asia to reality TV (Run's House). We...||4/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep 28 - Parker aka Dumbfoundead (Rapper)||Parker (@dumbfoundead) is already having a big year. After a five-year hiatus, the Los Angeleno returned to battle rap and just completed his first headlining tour. We speak to him about growing up in k-town, discovering hip hop,...||3/3/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep 27 - Rich the Barber (Barber)||Rich the Barber's (@richthebarber) clippers have blessed everyone from youtube comedian Timothy DeLaGhetto to rapper Freeway and his beard. He regularly travels the world to do demonstrations and was recently featured in the New...||1/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep 26 - Mr. Gif (Artist)||Gifs are everywhere on these internets, plastered on Tumblr walls and even being used in comment sections to replace words. But Mr. Gif (@mrgif) is taking the artform to a whole other level with the subjects they cover, the technology they...||1/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep 25 - Terrence Kim (Fashion Designer)||Terrence Kim (@terrencetk / @iiseseoul) is doing what a lot of us are doing when we mix English with slang from our parents' native language or throw sriracha on a burger. Just mixing a little bit of the old with the new. He started IISE...||1/12/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep 24 - Danny Chung (Rapper formerly known as Decipher)||Danny Chung (@thedannychung) recently dropped his rap moniker (Decipher) to make music under his government name. This no gimmicks approach is reflective of his desire to make his music more personal. Going along with that, the...||11/24/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep 23 - Amie Hirata (Fashion Designer)||Amie Hirata (@ms_ahirata) is a women’s apparel and accessories designer at Victorinox. She talks to us about growing up in St. Louis, studying fashion in NY and Chicago, going from intern to lead women’s designer at Triple 5 Soul,...||10/27/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep 22 - MC Jin (Rapper / Actor)||From dominating the battle circuit to being the first Asian rapper to sign with a major label, MC Jin (@iammcjin) has truly done it all. But the veteran emcee has more to offer. Back from China and fresh off a successful Kickstarter funding...||10/14/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep 21 - DJ Zo (DJ)||DJ Zo (@zomanno) is well-known as Parker/Dumbfoundead’s tour DJ. But he’s quickly making a name for himself DJ’ing parties all over Los Angeles and his residency at the Line Hotel. He talks to us about growing up in an...||9/7/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep 20 - KRNFX (Beatboxer)||KRNFX (@krnfx) is one of the best beatboxers in the game right now. And that’s not because he’s out there battling and snatching up titles at competitions. The Canadian ‘sound sculptor’ is putting on for the community...||8/25/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep 19 - DJ GetLive (DJ)||DJ GetLive (@djgetlive) has been rocking parties since he was 16. From rocking import show after parties to the legendary Tunnel, the Queens representative has seen it all. He talks to us about how he got started, growing up in...||8/3/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep 18 - Louie Chin (Artist)||Louie Chin (@loubot) is a Brooklyn-based cartoonist/illustrator whose work has appeared in both the New York Times and textbooks for Kumon. He talks to us about collecting Dragon Ball Z cards, reading comic books based off the artist (not...||7/27/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep 17 - Annie Q (Actress)||Annie Q (@annieq4u) is a promising new actress who has popped up on shows like Are We There Yet? and David Henry Hwang's play Golden Child. But her latest gig on HBO's new series, The Leftovers, is her biggest role yet. She talks...||7/21/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep 16 - Steve Nguyen (Writer / Director / Producer / Blogger)||Steve Nguyen (twitter: @steve_nguyen instagram: @stevenguyen) is well known for blogging and creating content for popular (but currently defunct) Asian media site Channel APA. But the man has got writing, directing, and producing credits. He...||7/14/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep 15 - Jessica Yuen (Fashion Designer / Tailor / Stylist)||Jessica Yuen (@bedfordstldry) is the founder of Bedford Street Laundry 'designed and made in New York for bad girls, tomboys, and troublemakers'. She's also a tailor and stylist for celebrities like Diddy and more recently A. Wiggins and Lionel...||7/7/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep 14 - Paul Han (YoYoer)||Professional YoYoer Paul Han (@yoyofactorypaul) takes the yo-yo and unravels crazy visions. He talks to us about growing up between Hawaii & San Jose, his introduction to yo-yos, the vibe at competitions, and hitting a judge in the chest! He also...||6/24/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep 13 - Jian DeLeon (Writer)||Writer Jian DeLeon (@jiandeleon) is the Deputy Style Editor at Complex Magazine. That means his outfit will prolly f**k your outfit up. But he talks to us about his less stylish (more nerdy) days, spoken word poetry, working for GQ,...||6/16/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep 12 - Mu Pan (Artist)||Artist Mu Pan (@mupan1911) is making a name for himself through his highly-detailed visceral artworks depicting insanely epic battles. He talks to us about growing up in Taiwan, studying art in Asia vs the US, destroying his own art...||6/9/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep 11 - Sam Han (Professor)||Professor Sam Han (@Sam__Han) grew up in the Bronx but now he teaches sociology at a university in Singapore. That's wild! He's also been a big supporter of the podcast since day one so when I found out he was back, I had to invite him on....||6/2/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep 10 - Herman Yung (Blogger / Photographer)||Blogger Herman Yung (@doobybrain) has been blogging for over a decade. He also went to school for photography. I don't know about you, but that sounds like the two things people always 'want to get into'. We talk about those things and growing up in...||5/26/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep 9 - Mike Gao (Producer)||Producer Mike Gao (@mikegao) got some of the smoothest beats on the internets. He also created two apps, the Vocal Beater and Poly Playground, so you could smoothest beats on the internets too! We start from early memories in Asia (China and...||5/18/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep 8 - Lyricks (Rapper)||Lyricks (@writelyricks) is a rapper who is unabashed by his faith. But he's still a human being. So we talk to him about his sheltered childhood in Northern Virginia, his love for 90s Kpop, meeting rhyme partner Manifest, and real...||5/11/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep 7 - Jang (Traveller / Free Spirit)||Jang always been a bugged out dude. But I never expected him to just pack his things up and move to Thailand. We talk about what it was like moving all over the United States (from Nebraska to New Jersey), rejecting a formal education, being homeless...||5/4/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep 5 - Jaeki Cho (Journalist / Rapper)||Jaeki has lead a pretty interesting life up to this point. He's moved all over the place since a young age (Korea to China to the United States), perfected his English through listening to Hip Hop, and has interviewed all your favorite rappers and the...||4/21/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep 4 - China Mac (Rapper formerly known as G-Kay)||After an 11-year stint in jail, rapper China Mac (formerly known as G-Kay) is home and ready to pick things up where he left off in rap. He tells us about his introduction to the gangster lifestyle at a young age, hip hop as a means of...||4/14/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ep 3 - Awkwafina (Rapper)||We speak to Awkwafina about her childhood, travels to China, and quitting her 9 to 5 to pursue a rap career.||4/7/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
Super entertaining radio about random things I can totally relate to!! :)
that toilet story I remember you talking to me in person. definitely a thing to learn when you start to live in a dormitory.
This review is going to be coming from the perspective of a podcast geek.
Dave is doing something really great here. I knew it right off the bat after I listened to my first episode ever since he went with a different format for the series.
I like what he's doing in the Asian-American community, by letting people from different walks of life get a chance to share their stories. I think this is especially great because it's done as a conversation, in a podcast format, which really allows listeners to get a genuine feel for the person.
Joe Rogan talks about it all the time on his podcast. You can communicate so much more effectively with an audience in a podcast format.
An episode is about an hour long so it's short enough that you can finish it on a roundtrip commute to wherever you're going. I like what he's doing with having people describe their backgrounds from when they were young all the way up until they're doing what they're doing now. What he said resonated with me when he said that the Asian-American life is not homogenous and that every story is unique.
He does a good job of leading the conversation and keeping it focused while still keeping it relaxed and humorous. I like that there's a focus behind it, and not just sounding like it's two people sitting in their living room smoking weed that happen to have a mic in front of them (Kevin Smith's podcast, for example).
It's entertaining and informative. Check it out.