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From the Los Angeles Times, “Asian Enough” is a podcast about being Asian American -- the joys, the complications and everything in between. In each episode, hosts Jen Yamato, Johana Bhuiyan, Tracy Brown and Suhauna Hussain of the Times invite special guests to share personal stories and unpack identity on their own terms. They explore the vast diaspora across cultures, backgrounds and generations, and try to expand the ways in which being Asian American is defined.
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Bonus: Simu Liu

Bonus: Simu Liu

2021-08-3128:57

A conversation with actor Simu Liu about defying tropes as Marvel’s first Asian superhero, feeling empowered on the set of “Shang-Chi” after his experience with “Kim’s Convenience,” and the importance of being the “masters of our own narrative.” Guest photo by Miller Mobley.
Maz Jobrani

Maz Jobrani

2021-08-2446:24

A conversation with comedian and actor Maz Jobrani about centering his Iranian American identity in his standup, toeing the line with stereotypes onstage, and immigrating to California as a child when his family fled the Iranian Revolution. Guest photo by Storm Santos. 
Leyna Bloom

Leyna Bloom

2021-08-1742:35

A conversation with model, actor and dancer Leyna Bloom about making history as the first trans cover model for a Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, embracing her Black and Filipina identity, and reconnecting with her mother — who was deported more than 20 years ago. Guest photo by Zenobia.
Hari Kondabolu

Hari Kondabolu

2021-08-1047:13

A conversation with comedian and filmmaker Hari Kondabolu about taking on "The Simpsons" with his documentary “The Problem With Apu,” where he draws the line between activism and comedy, and why he’s cool with white people walking out of his shows. Guest photo by Rob Holysz.
Maitreyi Ramakrishnan

Maitreyi Ramakrishnan

2021-08-0347:32

A conversation with Maitreyi Ramakrishnan of the Netflix comedy series “Never Have I Ever” about her Tamil Canadian identity, having Mindy Kaling as a boss and breaking ground by playing a flawed Asian American lead on TV. Guest photo by Yasara Gunawardena / Netflix.
Lucy Liu

Lucy Liu

2021-07-2750:591

A conversation with Emmy-nominated actor Lucy Liu about fame, art, motherhood and standing up for herself on the set of "Charlie’s Angels." Guest photo by Sophy Holland.
Jenny Yang

Jenny Yang

2021-07-2058:31

A conversation with comedian and writer Jenny Yang about giving ourselves permission to create, her past life as a labor organizer and how growing up among other Asian Americans taught her she could do it all.
Sohla El-Waylly

Sohla El-Waylly

2021-07-1353:451

A conversation with chef and food media personality Sohla El-Waylly about cooking Bangladeshi food with her mom, appropriation vs appreciation and microaggressions in food media. Guest photo by Jingyu Lin.
John Cho

John Cho

2021-07-0601:00:15

A conversation with actor John Cho about fatherhood, the complexities of fame and unpacking the stories our parents tell us.
Nicole Chung

Nicole Chung

2021-06-2952:07

A conversation with writer Nicole Chung about challenging the narrative of her adoption story in her memoir “All You Can Ever Know,” processing grief and why it’s so hard to talk about racism. Guest photo by Erica Tappis.
Angela Yee

Angela Yee

2021-06-2244:55

A conversation with media personality and entrepreneur Angela Yee about the future of “The Breakfast Club," her Black and Chinese upbringing, gaining success as a woman in a male-dominated industry and how to talk to people you don’t agree with.
A conversation with musician and Dalit rights activist Thenmozhi Soundararajan about "coming out" as an "untouchable," using art for social progress and the movement for caste liberation in the U.S.More reading:Even in the U.S. he couldn't escape the label 'untouchable'
Anthony Ocampo

Anthony Ocampo

2021-06-0850:39

A conversation with sociologist and writer Anthony Ocampo about creating spaces for gay men from immigrant families, honoring Filipino nurses and expanding our definition of “Asian American."
Jujubee

Jujubee

2021-06-0159:35

A conversation with drag queen Jujubee about finding freedom through drag, fighting the patriarchy in queer spaces, and repping Laotian culture on 'Drag Race.’
Min Jin Lee

Min Jin Lee

2021-05-2558:09

A conversation with “Pachinko” and “Free Food for Millionaires” author Min Jin Lee on quitting a legal career to write novels, how history has failed us and being “extra Asian” in the face of racism. Guest photo by Elena Seibert.
Ruby Ibarra

Ruby Ibarra

2021-05-1848:40

A conversation with rapper Ruby Ibarra about writing the Filipina American experience into her lyrics, finding her (multilingual) voice in hip-hop, and her day job as a scientist fighting COVID-19. Guest photo by Donna Ibarra.
Sandra Oh

Sandra Oh

2021-05-1101:05:14

A conversation with award-winning “Killing Eve” actor Sandra Oh about speaking out against anti-Asian hate, engaging identity in her film and TV roles and why it’s an honor just to be Asian. Guest photo by James White.
In the first season of our podcast hosted by reporters from the L.A. Times, we spoke to Vice President Kamala Harris, actor John Cho and director Lulu Wang, among others. In our second season we'll bring you more intimate, hard-hitting conversations exploring the vast spectrum of the Asian American experience with actors, authors, musicians, activists and more. Season 2 premieres May 11, with new episodes dropping every Tuesday through August. Subscribe for free on Apple, Spotify or anywhere you get your podcasts.
Weijia Jiang

Weijia Jiang

2020-07-0733:31

A conversation with CBS News White House correspondent Weijia Jiang about what it's like in the White House briefing room, covering anti-Asian racism during the pandemic and how standing up to bullies as a child prepared her for a career in journalism.
Mark Takano

Mark Takano

2020-06-3032:49

A conversation with Rep. Mark Takano (D-Riverside) about the massive protests around the country demanding racial justice, the homophobia he faced running for office as a gay Asian man in the 1990s, and the conversations he had with his parents before entering the political arena.
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arty123

love love love the show! hope there will be more soon!

Sep 19th
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swastika shrestha

can you please invite Prabal Gurung on your show? plz plz plz

Aug 3rd
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