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From the Los Angeles Times, “Asian Enough” is a podcast about being Asian American -- the joys, the complications and everything in between. In each episode, hosts Jen Yamato, Johana Bhuiyan, Tracy Brown and Suhauna Hussain of the Times invite special guests to share personal stories and unpack identity on their own terms. They explore the vast diaspora across cultures, backgrounds and generations, and try to expand the ways in which being Asian American is defined.
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A conversation with actor Simu Liu about defying tropes as Marvel’s first Asian superhero, feeling empowered on the set of “Shang-Chi” after his experience with “Kim’s Convenience,” and the importance of being the “masters of our own narrative.” Guest photo by Miller Mobley.By Simu Liu, Jen Yamato, Heba Elorbany, Tracy Brown, Mike Heflin, Asal Ehsanipour
A conversation with model, actor and dancer Leyna Bloom about making history as the first trans cover model for a Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, embracing her Black and Filipina identity, and reconnecting with her mother — who was deported more than 20 years ago. Guest photo by Zenobia.By Jen Yamato, Heba Elorbany, Tracy Brown, Mike Heflin, Leyna Bloom, Asal Ehsanipour
A conversation with comedian and filmmaker Hari Kondabolu about taking on "The Simpsons" with his documentary “The Problem With Apu,” where he draws the line between activism and comedy, and why he’s cool with white people walking out of his shows. Guest photo by Rob Holysz.By Heba Elorbany, Hari Kondabolu, Tracy Brown, Johana Bhuiyan, Mike Heflin, Asal Ehsanipour
A conversation with Maitreyi Ramakrishnan of the Netflix comedy series “Never Have I Ever” about her Tamil Canadian identity, having Mindy Kaling as a boss and breaking ground by playing a flawed Asian American lead on TV. Guest photo by Yasara Gunawardena / Netflix.By Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Jen Yamato, Heba Elorbany, Tracy Brown, Mike Heflin, Asal Ehsanipour
A conversation with musician and Dalit rights activist Thenmozhi Soundararajan about "coming out" as an "untouchable," using art for social progress and the movement for caste liberation in the U.S. More reading: Even in the U.S. he couldn't escape the label 'untouchable'By Suhauna Hussain, Johana Bhuiyan, Mike Heflin, Thenmozhi Soundararajan, Asal Ehsanipour
In the first season of our podcast hosted by reporters from the L.A. Times, we spoke to Vice President Kamala Harris, actor John Cho and director Lulu Wang, among others. In our second season we'll bring you more intimate, hard-hitting conversations exploring the vast spectrum of the Asian American experience with actors, authors, musicians, activi…
This week, as we take a break from Asian Enough, we want to share an episode of another podcast we’ve been listening to: It’s Been A Minute, which is hosted by Sam Sanders and made by our friends over at NPR. On this episode, Sanders talks to former "The Daily Show" correspondent and comedian Hasan Minhaj about growing up as a second-generation Ind…
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