Asian Fail with Angie Suh

Asian Fail with Angie Suh

What's an Asian Fail? Getting a B is an Asian Fail. Anything other than being the very best is a failure. Or is it? Hear stories from Asian peeps who did not become doctors or lawyers! Ok, maybe some doctors and lawyers. We'll also chat about mental/physical health, entertainment, and culture, from an Asian American point of view.

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September 26, 2020 68 min

Do you suffer from Long Duk Dong PTSD? Are you a depressed overachiever? Is everything really fine? In this episode I chat with Dr. Nathan Chow, a clinical psychologist, about issues that affect Asian American men. 

Helpful links:

National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association (NAAPIMHA): https://www.naapimha.org   South Asian Sexual and Mental Health Alliance: https://www.sasmha.org   National Suicide Prevent...
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Kung Flu got ya down? What about the China Virus? Just when we thought we could live our lives and mind our own business, pandemic race baiting has singled Asians out as the scapegoat du jour. I discuss this issue with Dr. Grace Chen, a psychologist, along with the Model Minority myth, balancing life between two cultures, the resistance to getting mental health help, and specific issues that confront Asian American women. 

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November 15, 2020 74 min

Jason Tobin grew up in Hong Kong idolizing Bruce Lee. Now he stars in Warrior, a Cinemax show based on the writings of Bruce Lee. He began his acting journey in the breakout hit Better Luck Tomorrow, and in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, both directed by Justin Lin. 

 

Produced and hosted by Angie Suh 

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November 15, 2020 72 min

Gavin Wynn is primarily a camera assistant in film and television. He also is the director of photography and directs his own indie films. We chat about the film First Cow, directed by Kelly Reichardt, and also discuss power dynamics in the film industry. 

 

Produced and hosted by Angie Suh

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November 22, 2020 54 min

Cheryl Mann grew up in Tennessee and Florida as the biracial daughter of a Vietnamese mother and white father right after the end of the Vietnamese war. She found a passion for dance and became a long time member of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. 

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November 29, 2020 49 min

Selena grew up around Orlando, Florida with a Vietnamese mother and white father. She followed in her older sister's footsteps into a career as a professional dancer which included touring with Disney's The Lion King. After her dance career ended, she thought about becoming a director of photography but decided directing was more her lane. She now directs social media branded content and live performances, most recently Coc...

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December 7, 2020 69 min

Kristina Wong is a comedian, writer and performance artist who grew up in San Francisco and is now based in LA. She just completed a month long run at LA's Center Theatre Group with her show, Kristina Wong for Public Office, based on her experience being an elected representative of Koreatown. She also started the Auntie Sewing Squad at the beginning of the pandemic to make masks for health care workers, and now for underserved...

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December 30, 2020 65 min

Join me, an OG KK fan, and two other fans (one indifferent to the movies and one superfan) for a fun chat about The Karate Kid and its continuing legacy on Cobra Kai, the Netflix hit of the summer, on the eve of Season 3, which starts January 1st, 2021. A week early! Enough commas for you? Happy New Year!

Here are some links about the Japanese Internment camps and the legendary 442nd Japanese-American Army infantry regiment: 

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February 20, 2021 19 min

Mary, a licensed therapist is going to walk us through how to de-escalate a panic attack with a breathing exercise. To go directly to the exercise, it starts at 12:55. I hope this helps!

Resources:   National Suicide Prevention Lifeline  1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) TTY: 1-800-799-4889  http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org This number is 24/7. The website also has helpful information about getting and giving help.    SAMHSA...
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April 5, 2021 70 min

Abraham Ferrer is the Archives and Distribution Manager for Visual Communications, a non-profit media arts organization based in downtown Los Angeles. They host the annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. Because of the pandemic, the festival was moved to September this year. Send your entries now! Volunteer, sign up for classes, or even get some seasonal work at Visual Communications if you wanna help get our voices heard....

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May 12, 2021 24 min

Masashi Niwano is the Festival Exhibition Director for the Center for Asian American Media's film festival, CAAMFEST. This year's festival is virtual, so anyone from anywhere can attend! I especially encourage Asian American filmmakers from the American south to check it out since CAAM is partnering with other groups to support your endeavors, check out their website for more details. And to all you aspiring filmmakers CAAM...

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