The Infatu Asian Podcast

The Infatu Asian Podcast

A show where we aim to illuminate and elevate Asian culture and creators! New episodes every Wednesday! Tune in each week as Curtis and friends discuss ways that Asian creators and Asian culture make our lives more interesting. Email us at: infatuasianpodcast@gmail.com and follow us on Facebook or Instagram @infatuasianpodcast

Episodes

February 20, 2024 65 mins

Love is still in the air over here at the InfatuAsian Podcast... you get a 2nd Valentine's Day episode!  This time Jennifer, Nadira, and I asked some of our podcasting friends to pick their favorite K-Drama romance of ALL TIME!!!  I loved hearing all their answers, and I hope you agree or maybe even get a few dramas to add to your watchlist!

Special thanks to all my special guests! They all went above and beyond my expectations and...

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Happy Valentine's Day Everyone!  Whether you're married, dating, or single we have a fun episode for you.  Jackie, Loan, and I talk about random Asian love facts and stories this week, just in time for V-Day 2024!  So cuddle up with someone you love... or enjoy some black bean noodles by yourself and have a listen!

Special thanks to fellow teachers Loan and Jackie for joking around with me this week. And a special shout out to Ming...

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*Spoiler Free 1st Half*  Netflix’s The Brothers Sun started 2024 with a bang!  Starring Michelle Yeoh, it is a non-stop adventure from episode one. It is far from simply being a show about fighting a triad war, it has lots of comedic and heartfelt moments. At its core, it is a story about loyalty and family both born into and chosen.

My co-host Katie and I got to spend our lunch hour with two of the stars of the show, Jon Xue Zhang...

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January 30, 2024 67 mins

This week we break down Netflix’s hit show Singles Inferno 3.  Watching 12  beautiful Korean singles compete for each other’s affection has become a winter tradition for Netflix.  Curtis is a little late to the Singles Inferno franchise, watching the show for the first time this year, but it didn’t disappoint. It is very entertaining!

Helping out this week are Corinna, Andrew, and Katie.  Corinna and Andrew are Curtis’ former stude...

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We recorded this episode in late June of 2023, but we held it up due to the Hollywood writer’s strike, but it’s finally time to bring it out of cold storage!

Leo Xia, professionally known as LowHi, is a singer/songwriter, rapper, and music producer.  His solo work showcases his sensitive side that’s filled with authenticity and subtlety. When he raps with his group NITEMRKT, however, you get to experience the duality that is Lowhi!

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January 16, 2024 129 mins

The Fetishist is a book written over 10 years ago by Katherine Min.  Unfortunately, Katherine passed away in 2019, and it was left unpublished. The book has just now been published posthumously and is available for you to read.  One of the people who made sure that this book got out into the world is Katherine’s daughter Kayla Min Andrews.  It was a real joy to speak with Kayla, and learn more about her mom and the book!

If you’re ...

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Friend of the podcast Chloe Choe came back to talk side hustles, real estate, and more money tips!  Chloe is a software engineer by day, but she loves little and big ways to generate extra income.  She got her real estate license last year and bought her first home!  We had a lot of fun talking about big and small ways to get more money in your pocket.

Follow Chloe on social media @offhourhustle for more tips and tricks.

The inform...

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Happy Solar New Year Everyone!

Welcome back to the InfatuAsian Podcast's first episode of 2024!!  New year, new look logo!  What do you think?  Shout out to Justin from We Are Half The World, who designed it for me.  If you want to help me advertise, fill out the form that I linked in our Instagram bio, and I’ll send you one when I get them made!  

We’re starting 2024 with a really fun episode for you.  We are talking to a content ...

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2023 was a really great year for me as a podcaster. This year we uploaded about 50 episodes, all of them special to me in one way or another, so it was hard to boil it down to just the 5 "best." So I let the numbers do the talking and went with the top 5 episodes based on how many people listened to them.  I'm joined by my co-host Jumi, to recap some of our most listened-to moments.

Thanks again to all my amazing guests and co-host...

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We picked up where we left off last week with our top 5 Chinese dishes/foods! In this part of the episode we got lots more cooking tips from Bill, Kaitlin, and Kat!  We spent almost two hours making 5 picks each, but we could have gone even longer if we hadn't gotten so hungry!

Thanks to my guests:  Kat Lieu from @subtleasian.baking, Bill and Kaitlin from @thewoksoflife, and Lingjie from @worstasianpod  They were all so knowledgeab...

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December 12, 2023 55 mins

I gave my guests an impossible task.  I asked Kat from Subtle Asian Baking, Lingjie from the Worst Asian Pod, and Bill and Kaitlin from The Woks of Life to pick their top 5 Chinese dishes and place them on tiers! It was a difficult task, but we had a lot of fun doing it!

This episode came out to be almost 2 hours long, so I'm splitting it into two parts.  Part Two will hopefully be released later this week.

Please bear with our les...

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We are speaking with Abigail Wen today.  She’s the author of the Loveboat, Taipei series.  Book 3 just came out last month, it’s called Loveboat, Forever!  It is based on Abigail and other’s experiences at the Taiwan Study Tour trip that many people took in the 80’s and 90’s. It's called the "Loveboat" because, while touted as a study tour, it's actually more like a 6 week party in Taipei!

Get any of Abigail's books wherever you ge...

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November 28, 2023 46 mins

I stumbled across the Invictus Quartet on Instagram and loved seeing and hearing their talent, energy, and creativity.  Based in Melbourne, Invictus performs classical pieces, covers, and mash-ups all over Australia and beyond. There's really no limit to their creativity.  I had so much fun chatting with Nyssa, Annika, Jin, and Bec. I'm so glad they agreed to come on the show with me!

To see more of Invictus Quartet you can find th...

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Need something to listen to while you're preparing your Thanksgiving feast?  Here's a replay of our conversation with legendary chef Ming Tsai from November 2022!  He is an Asian American legend, and a fantastic storyteller and interview. 

Thanks to my sister Caryl for asking Chef Ming to come on with us.  He did not disappoint.

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!  (in the US and beyond!)

Listen wherever you get your podcasts!  Please fol...

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Here's an episode for you data-loving nerds out there!  I heard Dr. Chris Williams give a brief synopsis of one of the papers he's working on that had to do with using computer learning to understand more about racial biases in emergency room treatment.  I was curious to know more about ways health professionals may leverage massive amounts of data to improve care for all, so I had to ask him to come on the show!

Born in Singapore ...

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Now that the SAG-AFTRA strike is over, I feel better about posting this episode with the amazing actor and musician Perry Yung!!!

We recorded this on July 13th, 2023, one day before the actor's strike was declared. 

Perry is a Bay Area native, born and raised in Oakland, California.  He graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in art.  

He is a master shakuhachi player and builder.  You can hear his music on this...

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Chin-Sun Lee was named one of Poets & Writers 5 over 50 (authors who publish their first books over the age of 50)!  A daughter of North Korean refugees, Chin-Sun has written a deep psychological thriller called Upcountry.  It is a great Fall read, so I hope you get a chance to pick up a copy!

Find Upcountry wherever you get your books (or ask your local store to order you a copy)!  Check Chinsunlee.com or @scribblepost on Inst...

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It's spooky season here in the US (and increasingly overseas as well)!  I don't know what it is, but I think Asia has some of the spookiest ghost stories.

Today fellow teachers Jackie and Vicky helped me talk about some Asian ghost legends and stories.  Make sure you are sitting alone in the dark when you listen for full effect... perhaps in a haunted forest or cemetery!

Special thanks to Teddy and Michelle over @abriefcasepodcast ...

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Rose Crelli is a classically trained violinist who travels the world to play at a wide range of events.  Based in San Francisco you can find Rose playing at City Hall for weddings or at the Chase Center during Warriors games.  Her repertoire spans everything from classical to hip-hop, but best of all, her joy of playing comes through regardless of the song.

Found by a stranger at a bus stop in Wuhan China, Rose was adopted and rais...

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October 17, 2023 39 mins

We interviewed Linda Nguon (founder of Banh Mi Media) in 2022 on Zoom, and we could tell that we had a lot in common, even though we grew up in different countries and had different backgrounds.  We both have a vision of using media to tell stories and give a voice to our Asian communities.

Since then Banh Mi Media has done a LOT to bring visibility to Asian French people in France and beyond.  When I found out they were coming to ...

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