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AAWW Radio is the podcast of the Asian American Writers' Workshop, an NYC literary arts space at the intersection of migration, race, and social justice. Listen to AAWW Radio and you’ll hear selected audio from our current and past events, as well as occasional original episodes. We’ve hosted established writers like Claudia Rankine, Maxine Hong Kingston, Roxane Gay, Amitav Ghosh, Ocean Vuong, Solmaz Sharif, and Jenny Zhang. Our events are intimate and intellectual, quirky yet curated, and d ...
 
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August finally comes to an end and I hope everyone can stay safe from all the fires in California! I can't believe its been more than 20 years and we ended a war by leaving Afghanistan. Is it like Vietnam or is it completely something else? With Andrew Cuomo stepping down and The RECALL in California, things are surely heating up here! Joining us b…
 
Join us this week: wav is an LA based artist and producer. His sound is raw, haunting and unhinged - yet his instrumentation and “stream of consciousness” recording approach is deliberate and meditative. He has said that his process “attempts to reflect the values and mentality of his Asian roots.” All songs tend to be one or two take freestyles in…
 
OMG The Olympics have been so long overdue, but July comes to an end and we are dealing with the "Great Resignation." Time to remember you have value and your employer should be happy that your present. California deals with more Recalls, Recalls and what's up with carrying your vaccination card to get in to a Bar in SF? Join us for Last Month Toni…
 
Join Us this week: Dave Liu a 30-Year Veteran of Wall Street and Silicon Valley. He’s an entrepreneur who has started four companies, advisor who has raised over $15 billion for hundreds of companies, and investor in multiple billion dollar companies. He’s worked with many of the iconic tech companies like Google, Microsoft, Yelp, to name a few, an…
 
It's the end of the month! Happy 4th July & Stay safe out there! California is out of Lockdown!!! ...Are we? Back with us this month Kenni and Willy on the show. We discuss about Andrew Yang race for New York, Kamala going to the Border and Jimmy Dore and TYT! You can find out more about Kenni Camota @: Lofreqnioiz@gmail.com You can find Willy Chen…
 
Join us this week: Roger is a multidisciplinary artist who tells stories with text, music, moving graphics, dance, and interactive electronics. He has performed and exhibited with REDCAT, the YBCA New Frequencies Festival, CultureHub LA, Re-Fest, the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, Aperture Duo, the Westben Performer/Composer Residency an…
 
Join us this week: Ryan Takemiya is a writer, speaker, and community organizer. He currently speaks about and leads workshops on Asian American issues like invisibility, cultural identity, and helping Asian Americans find their voice through storytelling. He is also the founder of RAMA, an Asian American creative community, and Talk Story, a monthl…
 
Joining us this week: Returning guest Kris Simeon and I discuss his latest solo materials, Spartacus can now be found on Spotify! Don't miss out during intermission for Kris' 2 latest solo's: The Next One Beautiful Lair You can follow Kris @ Spotify Spartacus Krissimeon.com Instagram: @Krissimeonmusic Twitter.com/Krissimeonmusic Youtube.com/Krissim…
 
Joining us this week - We have Michael Sasaki East Bay Funk Guitarist & Composer. From back in the day is here today. Zooming advanced guitar studies at ya! He emerged on to the music scene in 1971 as the guitarist for the San Francisco-based band, Cold Blood. A solid member of the vibrant San Francisco music scene of the 70's, Cold Blood's signatu…
 
May the force be with you! Thanks for tuning-in as we discuss a little about the Middle East . Is it the Fall of Crypto? And can you beat a Gorilla? Join us as we go over a survey, "Man vs. Wild!" I have returning guest Willy Chen. You can follow Willy Chen Here: https://willychenphotography.com/ Please subscribe & follow Atomic Zero Show @: Twitte…
 
We have a special interview with author Matthew Salesses, conducted by writer and anthropologist May Ngo back in February. Together, they dissect Matthew’s book Craft in the Real World, and have deep conversations about making writing workshops more equally accessible and how to think about one’s audience. They question the concept of agency, and h…
 
We just finished April! Mortal Kombat is happening all around us. Stay safe out there AZ Fans! Join us as we talk about Asian Hate Crime, Stuff happening in Hong Kong and more. We have retuning guest Steve Lee and Willy Chen. You can follow Steve Lee Here: http://www.steveleecomedy.com You can follow Willy Chen Here: https://willychenphotography.co…
 
AAWW and indie bookstore Books Are Magic partned together to celebrate musician Michelle Zauner’s debut memoir, Crying In H Mart. Best known for her work as the musician Japanese Breakfast, Zauner’s memoir is an astonishing debut: a rich, intimate, and lyrical story about finding yourself, and the enduring power of food and family. Zauner is joined…
 
Joining us this week: We have local All around nice guy. (said by the people) An intellectual hetero-sexual. (said by me) You see him in bars, restaurants, cool parties and events. (said by the people) Your 2nd favorite Filipino rock drummer. (said by me) Worked in the community in South of Market and beyond in San Francisco SoMA legend, SoMA Super…
 
AAWW celebrates the paperback launch of C Pam Zhang’s debut novel How Much of These Hills is Gold, which was longlisted for The Booker Prize, among other accolades. Since its publication last spring, this haunting, spare, and achingly beautiful novel has been widely praised for turning its unflinching gaze on the people and legends of the American …
 
Join us this week: jxtheo (j-thee-o), also known as Jean (JT) Teodoro, is an environmentalist, proletarian internationalist, poet and educator. They were born in QC, Philippines and raised in both QC and Unceded Ramaytush Ohlone Land (San Francisco, CA). They are a founding member and vocalist of the hip-hop & rock band Boondock Squad. They are als…
 
We're featuring audio from our recent event Anti-Asian Violence and Black-Asian Solidarity Today presented by Tamara K. Nopper. This lecture examines the merging of fighting “anti-Asian violence” with the promotion of “Black-Asian solidarity” in the context of COVID-19, and considers the work these narratives are doing and if they challenge or prom…
 
In time for the Association of Asian American Studies Conference that kicks off this week, we’re reposting an episode from the newly launched Journal of Asian American Studies podcast! We discuss a unique special issue of The Journal of Asian American Studies: #WeToo, a reader of Art, Poetry, Fiction, and Memoir, that seeks to answer the question, …
 
Welcome back! It’s March and #AsianHateCrime is on the rise. Stay safe out there! If you see something, Speak up! Join us as we discuss Hate Crimes, Justice League, and Car Sideshows. I have a returning guest, Comedian: Josef Anolin & Photographer: Willy Chen. You can follow Josef Here: https://Josefanolin.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/j…
 
We're celebrating Priyanka Champaneri’s debut novel, The City of Good Death. Priyanka will be in conversation with special guest Marjan Kamali, author of The Stationery Shop. Winner of the Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing, The City of Good Death is an immersive family saga exploring death, rebirth, and redemption set in India’s holy c…
 
Acclaimed poet, novelist, and essayist Kazim Ali joins the Asian American Writers’ Workshop and Milkweed Editions to launch his new memoir, Northern Light: Power, Land, and the Memory of Water. Northern Light, a sensitive and elegantly structured exploration of land and power, is told through Ali’s recollections of his childhood in Manitoba, and th…
 
Joining us this week: He is an Entrepreneur, Realtor, Broker, Bodybuilder and Former American Ninja Warrior. Today we get to add on Producer to his list! I have Brian Baniqued joining us as he shares his journey to being a Ninja Warrior and his adventures around the world! You can follow Brian @: www.bcre.co brian@bcre.co LinkedIn: https://www.link…
 
Join the Asian American Writers’ Workshop as we celebrate award-winning writer Chang-rae Lee’s electrifying new novel, My Year Abroad. A surprising, tender, and humorous work, My Year Abroad is a story unique to Chang-rae Lee’s immense talents as a writer, and explores the division between East and West, capitalism, mental health, mentorship, and m…
 
AAWW is delighted to celebrate the launch of writer Nikesh Shukla’s new memoir, Brown Baby: A Memoir of Race, Family, and Home. An intimate look at love, grief, and fatherhood, Shukla’s memoir “bears witness to our turbulent times” (Bernardine Evaristo) with humor, honesty, and hope. Shukla is joined in conversation by Mira Jacob, author of Good Ta…
 
Happy Lunar New Year! We made it through February. Some troubling times with Asian Hate crimes, let's stay safe out there community! Join us as we talk about the Stimulus bill, Student loan debt, and Stonks! I have returning guest Sound Mixer/ Recordist: Kenni Camota & Photographer: Willy Chen You can Contact Kenni Camota Here: Lofreqnioiz@gmail.co…
 
In the anthology Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today's Feminism!, Daisy Hernandez and Bushra Rehman have collected a bold group of emerging writers whose prescient and intimate writing paints an expansive portrait of the experience of being women and femmes of color. The first edition of the anthology became an instant classic in 2002, and…
 
Our series Radical Thinkers places radical academics directly in conversation with trailblazing writers, poets, and artists, creating and nurturing two-way dialogues that will interrogate some of the most pressing issues facing Asian and Asian diasporic communities today. Featuring an interdisciplinary lineup of scholars and creatives, these unexpe…
 
We're celebrating the release of Lee Isaac Chung's critically acclaimed film Minari, a tender portrait of a Korean-American family that moves to an Arkansas farm in search of their own American Dream. Today’s podcast features audio from our pre-release screening talkback with director Lee Isaac Chung and novelist Min Jin Lee.…
 
Join Us this week: He is a proud son of Vallejo, Ca. He is a Bay Area Composer, Sound Designer, & Guitarist: Joshua Icban You can follow Joshua: https://www.joshicban.com/ https://www.instagram.com/jicban/ https://joshicban.bandcamp.com/ Apparition by Joshua Icban & Cellista https://cellista.bandcamp.com/ This Saturday, February 13, 2021 @ Bindlest…
 
Join the Asian American Writers’ Workshop for the official launch of Te-Ping Chen’s extraordinary debut short story collection, Land of Big Numbers. Assured and immersive, the stories in Land of Big Numbers move confidently between the United States and China, shifting from realism to magical realism, and forming intimate portraits that draw from C…
 
What are the radical possibilities of catalyzing cross-racial feminist solidarities, imaginations, and substantive realities? What revolutions must we create within ourselves to dismantle our prejudices, discrimination, and silences to create the world we want to see? Today’s podcast features audio from our recent event Siblings in Liberation, Blac…
 
Welcome back to another episode of Last Month Tonight! We're going to talk about the Insurrection, The Election, and The GME Stocks! You can follow Willy Chen Here: https://willychenphotography.com/ You can Find us @: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AtomicZeroShow Twitter: https://twitter.com/atomiczeroshow Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/a…
 
AAWW and London-based writer April Yee present a reading with two of the UK’s leading poets: Will Harris (RENDANG) and Romalyn Ante (Antiemetic for Homesickness). Following their reading, Will and Romalyn examine how Asian identity is constructed outside of the United States and discuss the ways British colonialism and capitalism continue to shape …
 
Join the Asian American Writers’ Workshop for our first event of the new year: a joint paperback launch of Gish Jen’s The Resisters and Meng Jin’s Little Gods. These two novels, released in early 2020, sketch out a dystopian near future that takes aim at several current catastrophes, and examine history, absence, and the passage of time as filtered…
 
In November 2020 we co-hosted a screening with Film Forum of the documentary AGGIE, on the life of philanthropist Agnes Gund, founder of the Art For Justice Fund. Following the screening, we co-hosted a talkback with activists and Art For Justice grantees Adnan Khan and Mahogany Browne, and producer Tanya Selvaratnam, moderated by Rachel Kuo. Today…
 
Author Kavita Das joins Jafreen Uddin, Executive Director of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop in conversation about her book, Poignant Song: The Life and Music of Lakshmi Shankar. Shankar, who was Grammy-nominated, was the most prominent Indian female musician in the movement that brought Indian music to the West in the late 1960’s. This event,…
 
2020 is finally over! Good riddance! Join us as we go over 2020! Happy New Year! You can follow Edwin Li Here: Edwinlicomedy.com www.youtube.com/user/Edwinlicomedy Twitter.com/Edwinlicomedy You can follow Willy Chen Here: https://willychenphotography.com/ Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/AtomicZero)…
 
We're launching a new virtual event series at AAWW. Presented quarterly, these virtual “fireside chats” will feature a renowned Asian diasporic author in conversation with our Executive Director Jafreen Uddin, sharing updates from AAWW, and discussing AAWW from a writer’s perspective. This series will kick off with a conversation led by R. O. Kwon,…
 
This fall, the Asian American Writers’ Workshop is celebrating the art of the essay. Featuring longtime poets and fiction writers with debut essay collections out this year, this conversation will take an intersectional look at Asian American identity, genre, gender, race, publishing, and the way the essay form allows writers to dance, dodge, spar,…
 
Its Gobble gobble season!!! The Elections happened and we are still talking about it! Are we ready to heal? Did you see Tyson's fight? Join us as we talk about what happened this month. I have returning guest Comedian: Steve Lee & Photographer: Willy Chen You can follow Steve Lee Here: Twitter: @SteveLeeComedy Instagram.com/steveleecomedy/ Tumblr: …
 
AAWW, Kundiman, & Kaya Press combine to bring acclaimed novelist Ed Lin together with pioneering YA author of FINDING MY VOICE and co-founder of AAWW Marie Myung-Ok Lee, in conversation to celebrate the release of Ed Lin’s YA debut, DAVID TUNG CAN’T HAVE A GIRLFRIEND UNTIL HE GETS INTO AN IVY LEAGUE COLLEGE (Kaya Press, October 2020). Moderated by …
 
We're celebrating the launch of Kazim Ali’s newest poetry collection, The Voice of Sheila Chandra. Following a reading from Ali’s innovative and musical new collection, he will be joined in conversation by Sheila Chandra and Rajiv Mohabir to discuss sound, silence, and embodied art-making practice, as they reflect on Ali’s poetry, Chandra’s music, …
 
We’re very excited to bring you an audio long read of “Shithole Country Clubs” an essay by Nina Sharma, recently published in The Margins. Named an Editor’s Pick at Longreads, “Shithole Country Clubs” is a hilarious and critical essay about Trump's New Jersey country club — the very golf club where he recently infected everyone with Covid-19 — and …
 
The Asian American Writers’ Workshop is thrilled to celebrate the launch of Akwaeke Emezi’s new book THE DEATH OF VIVEK OJI and the recent release of Elizabeth Acevedo’s CLAP WHEN YOU LAND and WRITE YOURSELF A LANTERN: A JOURNAL INSPIRED BY THE POET X. The two authors read from their new works and have a moderated conversation with writer and Berke…
 
It's time for Halloween! Join us as we talk about the Propositions in California, the President getting covid-19, the what's Asian American community vote worth. I have returning guest Sound Mixer/ Recordist: Kenni Camota & Photographer: Willy Chen You can Contact Kenni Camota Here: Lofreqnioiz@gmail.com You can follow Willy Chen Here: https://will…
 
Tina Chang and Mira Jacob join the Asian American Writers’ Workshop to celebrate the paperback releases of their books Hybrida and Good Talk. Following a reading from their work, they will speak to the intersections of their experiences and creative practices, discussing race, motherhood, and hybrid storytelling structures.…
 
On this episode we are excited to repost a recent episode of Asian Americana, a podcast about Asian American culture and history hosted and produced by Quincy Surasmith. Letters for Black Lives is an ongoing crowdsourced effort to create and translate multilingual and culturally-aware resources that open a space for families and communities to have…
 
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