Tagged: interview

8/26/15 Vanessa Elizabeth (Wander Onwards)

Photo courtesy of wanderonwards.org
Photo courtesy of wanderonwards.org

Brenda talks to fellow twentysomething (and high school alumnus), Vanessa Elizabeth of the travel and lifestyle blog, Wander Onwards. Vanessa shares her early feelings of finding something better, just how the hell did she end up living in China, and just a few of the struggles of living abroad. They then discuss feeling unsafe in America vs. other countries, and the wealth of tips for cheap traveling. Also, OF COURSE, she talks about the insanely viral article “23 Things To Do Other Than Getting Married Before You’re 23” she wrote, and the aftermath that followed (spoiler alert: death threats).  Get inspired to step out of your comfort zone!

WHERE TO FOLLOW VANESSA :
www.wanderonwards.org
FB: Wander Onwards
TWITTER: @wanderonwards
INSTAGRAM: @wanderonwards

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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6/30/15 Dealing with Negativity

Fight those demons!
Fight those demons!

Brenda shares her experience of two types of negative people in the world, and gives advice on how to handle them–so you don’t become one yourself. Also having made the leap to self-employment, she encourages you to no longer be afraid!

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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10/23/13 Melly Lee

Portrait photographer Melly Lee, as photographed by...Melly Lee.
Portrait photographer Melly Lee, photographed by…Melly Lee.

Photographer Melly Lee is on the podcast! Brenda and Melly talk about their alma mater art school days, how Melly’s freelance career has grown, when to turn down jobs, why failing is good for you, and when you should just say “fuck it!” Sorry for the background noise, we recorded in a coffee shop ~*cause we’re artsy like that.*~ [Intro song: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – “Ten Thousand Hours”] 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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5/1/13 “Live” from Seattle

Another special travel edition: Seattle style! Brenda shoots the shit with her friend Charles about TSA stories (again), what the people are like in Seattle, moving to a new state with no network, and address a fan email.

4/24/13 “Live” from San Francisco

Special travel edition: SF style. Brenda shoots the shit with her friend Kenny about moving to a new city for work, making new friends, online dating, and why third-wheeling can be a good thing. This is the BEST EPISODE SO FAR, so listen to this one if anything!