Asian Enough

Asian Enough
From the Los Angeles Times, “Asian Enough” is a podcast about being Asian American — the joys, the complications and everything else in between. In each episode, hosts Jen Yamato and Frank Shyong invite celebrity guests to share their personal stories and unpack identity on their own terms. They explore the vast diaspora across cultures, backgrounds and generations, share “Bad Asian Confessions,” and try to expand the ways in which being Asian American is defined. New episodes drop every Tuesday.

Mina Kimes | 5
Apr 7 • 47 min
A conversation with ESPN sports journalist Mina Kimes about the Asian athletes Asian Americans love to root for, identifying as hapa, and why racist trolls don’t bother her.
Margaret Cho | 4
Mar 31 • 46 min
A conversation with comedian Margaret Cho about race in comedy, growing up in a queer bookstore in San Francisco and that time her parents smoked weed.
Viet Thanh Nguyen | 3
Mar 24 • 53 min
A conversation with novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen about cultural authenticity, inherited trauma and the “Crazy Rich Asians” effect.
Coronavirus Update | Bonus Episode
Mar 20 • 44 min
A conversation with L.A. Times health reporter Soumya Karlamangla about talking to your parents about coronavirus, the pandemic’s impact on the Asian American community and the rise of COVID-19-related discrimination.
Lulu Wang | 2
Mar 17 • 46 min
A conversation with director Lulu Wang about Asian American identity, fighting for an inclusive Hollywood, and an update on the family secret that inspired “The Farewell.”
John Cho | 1
Mar 17 • 61 min
A conversation with actor John Cho about fatherhood, the complexities of fame and unpacking the stories our parents tell us.
Introducing Asian Enough
Mar 3 • 2 min
Asian Enough is a podcast about being Asian American — the joys, the complications and everything else. It premieres on March 17th.