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7/22/15 Jenny Yang

Photo by Jim Selda, NBC News
Photo by Jim Selda, NBC News

Brenda sits with Jenny Yang: comedian and writer, producer of Dis/orient/ed Comedy, co-host of Angry Asian America, and all-around badass. Jenny shares some experiences from her youth that helped shape the person she is today, the quarter-life crisis that she muscled through leading up to a career transition, and what it really means to be an artist.

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03/30/15 Edricdale Silla

Edricdale Silla, photo courtesy of Classy Deer
Edricdale Silla, photo courtesy of Classy Deer Productions

Brenda sits down with friend and former classmate, Edricdale Silla and catch up on life since graduation. They remember the days of art classes, and how exactly did Edric find his passion for film, editing, and most importantly, storytelling (those days of online RPing!). He shares his personal experiences of an unhappy job, the physical toll it had on him, the incredible turnaround that followed after, and some blunt but invaluable advice he has for twenty-somethings (and up!).

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10/16/14 Cultural Burden

Imagine some heavy weights on me or something.
Imagine some invisible weights on me or something.

Today’s episode covers Brenda’s perspective on being a 2nd generation immigrant, and what it feels to bear a cultural / child of immigrants’ burden, especially in today’s society. Hopefully this sheds some light on the subject and lifts the weight off the shoulders of some people!

1/30/14 Benefits of Living at Home

Free food isn't the best part, but it's up there.
Free food isn’t the best part, but it’s up there.

After a bad day at work, Brenda discusses what she thinks is the best part about living at home after college. Then she digs into how to approach jobs, and what a Quarter-Life Crisis is like for 2nd-generation Americans like herself. [Intro song: ODESZA – “My Friends Never Die”]

1/24/14 Race Talk pt. 1: Stereotypes

Brenda talks about her trip to Chicago, then discusses (for the first time) her opinion on stereotypes, and how to inadvertently start a race war on Facebook! Obviously there is much more to talk about, so this is the first of an on-going series. [Intro song: Lorde – “Team”]

12/4/13 – Traffic, Acne, and New Friends

acne
I would do immoral things to have skin like this.

After a Thanksgiving break, Brenda is back in the car with an episode that goes everywhere! She rants about the traffic around her and the crazy drivers; she talks about ACNE when you’re in your twenties, her personal history with acne; then how to branch out to new/more friends.

11/20/13 Edward Hong

The Cinnabon Monster takes his title seriously. Photographed by Melly Lee
The Cinnabon Monster takes his title seriously. Photographed by Melly Lee

Brenda sits down with actor Edward Hong and discusses the struggles of the acting life. Edward shares the difficulty of dating in LA, how his relationship with his father helped him in acting, and his first experience starring in an indie film, Dawn of the Crescent Moon which premieres in 2014! (Sorry for audio issues and a bit of echo at the end, we had some technical difficulties!) Continue reading

9/18/13 Adrian Zaw

Adrian Zaw, owner of ZAW Studios poses pensively. Photo by Jarod Su.
Adrian Zaw, owner of ZAW Studios and wears about a hundred other hats as well

Brenda visits Adrian Zaw, owner of ZAW STUDIOS to discuss how he came to be a business owner, the secret to success, and why he dropped out of college! (Sorry for the echo, we recorded this on two mics!) [Intro song: Dumbfoundead – “Are We There Yet”]

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7/31/13 Racist Alert: “Asian Girlz” Music Video

This poor chick got “career” exposure in the worst way.

Alright, it’s about that time. Brenda brings to your attention some RACIST BULLSHIT going down lately: a music video called “Asian Girlz.” RAGE MODE! She talks about why this is not okay, why Asians are usually the butt of every “joke,” and why you should be pissed. [Intro song: Kero One (ft. Tablo, Myk & Dumbfoundead) – “Asian Kids”)