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The official podcast of the Kollaboration Movement. Join hosts Marvin Yueh, Minji Chang, and sometimes a guest or two as they share stories from the front lines of the Kollaboration Movement. The crew meets weekly to chat about current events, issues, and pop culture from an Asian American (and some… read more

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Episode 202 - TIFF 2019 Recap Roundtable

October 26th, 2019


On this episode of the KollabCast, Marvin chats movies with two new friends that he met last month at the Toronto International Film Festival, …

Episode 201 - Celia Au & Li Jun Li from Wu Assassins

August 21st, 2019


On this Kollabcast, we chat with two of the stars of the new Netflix series WU ASSASSINS, Celia Au, who plays mystical guide Ying Ying, and Li Jun …

KollabCast Episode 200 - Chatting with Michael Golamco

August 1st, 2019


We're still in hiatus mode, but wanted to give our subscribers a little bonus for staying with us while we're figuring things out. A few weeks ago we …

Episode 199 - Hoon Lee and Dianne Doan from Cinemax's Warrior

June 21st, 2019


On this episode, we chat with Hoon Lee and Dianne Doan from the Cinemax Series WARRIOR, based on the writings of Bruce Lee, which just finished up its first season last week with a Season 2 already on its way. We chat …

Presenting Gold & Great - the newest podcast from Kollaboration SF

May 31st, 2019


On this episode, we're introducing you to the newest podcast from our team at Kollaboration SF, Gold & Great! If you like what you hear, follow …

KollabCast Presents: LAAPFF 2019 – PART 2

May 24th, 2019


Presenting part 2 of our coverage from the 2019 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival! On this installment, we chat with more Asian American actors, producers, and filmmakers about their projects that screened at …

KollabCast Presents: LAAPFF 2019 - Part 1

May 23rd, 2019


On this special episode of the KollabCast, we bring you part one of our interviews from the 2019 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival which took …

Episode 198 - EMPOWER 2019 Filmmakers Panel - From Script to Screen: Asian American Filmmakers Bring Their Stories to Life

April 26th, 2019


On this week's KollabCast, we bring you our Filmmakers Panel from last month's 2019 EMPOWER Creative Leadership Conference. Moderator William Yu …

Episode 197 - Costume Designing and More w/ Vera Chow

April 20th, 2019


Our guest for this week's KollabCast is Vera Chow, a costume designer who has worked on several tv and movie projects including Marco Polo, Deadbeat, …

Episode 196 - Empty by Design

April 13th, 2019


The closing night film of the 2019 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival is Empty by Design, a story of two filipino millenials who return home after some time abroad and find themselves drawn together through their …

Episode 195 - Asian American Film Festivals & LAAPFF Preview

April 6th, 2019


On this episode of the KollabCast, we begin the road to APA Heritage Month with a preview of one of the month's biggest events, the Los Angeles Asian …

Episode 194 - Meet the 2019 HBO APA Visionaries

March 30th, 2019


On this special episode of the KollabCast, we chat with the newly minted 2019 HBO APA Visionaries finalists at the EMPOWER 2019 kickoff event at RED …

Episode 193 - Pop Culture Roundtable: #AsianAlways2019

March 8th, 2019


It's a KollabCast Pop Culture Roundtable! This week, we gather a panel of pop culture experts to talk about what to expect from Asian American led …

Episode 192 - Dallas Liu & The Pen15 Club

February 24th, 2019


On this episode, we chat with actor Dallas Liu, who plays Shuji Ishii-Peters on the Hulu original series Pen15. Dallas shares his experiences …

Episode 191 - Sherry Cola is up to Good Trouble

February 15th, 2019


Multi-talented actor and comedian Sherry Cola joins the KollabCast this week to chat. We talk about her role as Alice (who we must protect) on the …

Episode 190 - Kollabcast @ Sundance 2019 Special

February 9th, 2019


On this special supersize episode of the KollabCast, we bring you interviews recorded at the 2019 Sundance film festival with Asian American …

Epiosode 189 - Chatting with Aquaman's Ludi Lin

December 18th, 2018


On this mini-episode of the Kollabcast, Minji chats with Ludi Lin, known best as the new Zack in last year's Saban's Power Rangers Movie, on his new …

Episode 188 - Hanging with Professor Hu at SDAFF 2018

December 1st, 2018


On this episode, we return to San Diego for the 2018 San Diego Asian Film Festival to chat with our friend Brian Hu. Brian is one of the co-hosts of …

Episode 187 - The Cast of VIETGONE @ EWP

October 27th, 2018


It's a full house on this episode of the KollabCast. This week we welcome the full cast of East West Player's production of Vietgone, the critically …

Episode 186 - Catching Up with Inch Chua

October 19th, 2018


On this episode, we catch up with Singer-Songwriter Inch Chua, one of Singapore's biggest Indie artists and also a Kollaboration Alum. Past guests …

Episode 185 - Jake Choi: Serious Actor

October 12th, 2018


We're back from our short hiatus for another great interview with actor Jake Choi. We're excited to chat with Jake about his role on the new ABC …

Episode 184 - Minji Wrote a Screenplay

September 22nd, 2018


Just the original hosts on this episode of the KollabCast as Marvin and Minji find time to catch up after a busy few weeks. Thoughts are shared about …

Episode 183 - Fall 2018 TV Preview

September 14th, 2018


#AsianAugust at the movies may be over, but we're already getting ready to see even more Asians in the media this Fall on Television! IndieWire's TV …

Episode 182 - TIFF 2018

September 12th, 2018


On this episode, we bring you two segments recorded at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival! First up, Marvin chats with Anderson Le, the artistic director of the Hawaii International Film Festival, about the …

Message from the KollabCast

September 8th, 2018


Marvin is at TIFF busy gathering stories for the next KollabCast so episode #182 will be dropping in a few days. Apologies for the delay!

The music …

Episode 181 - Tanuj Chopra is the Coolest Dude

September 1st, 2018


On this last day of #AsianAugust, our guest is one of our favorite independent filmmakers, Tanuj Chopra, director of 2006 Sundance Selection Punching at the Sun, and last year's fun festival favorite Chee & T. We …

Episode 180 - David Magdael's Sundance Stories

August 24th, 2018


As we look forward past #AsianAugust, let's take a moment to take a look back. We invite David Magdael, film publicist and community advocate, to the …

Episode 179 - SPOILERCAST: Crazy Rich Asians

August 19th, 2018


It's time for the KollabCast Crazy Rich Asians SPOILERCAST! Journalists Ada Tseng and Rebecca Sun return to talk major plot points, characters, and …

Episode 178 - Pop Culture Roundtable: Crazy Rich Asians

August 17th, 2018


On this week's #AsianAugust edition of the KollabCast we're doing a focused Pop Culture Rountable all about the hit movie Crazy Rich Asians! Joining …

Episode 177 - Lana Condor is Living the Dream

August 11th, 2018


As #AsianAugust surges on, we welcome Lana Condor, the star of the upcoming Netflix Original Feature To All the Boys I've Loved Before, to the …

Episode 176 - #AsianAugust at the Movies

August 4th, 2018


We are officially into August, and not any August, this is ASIAN AUGUST! We bring in CAPE's Jess Ju to go over all the movies featuring Asian American actors, directors, and writers coming out this month including The …

Episode 175 - Sujata Day Seeks APAVisionaries

July 28th, 2018


On this episode, we chat with the 2019 HBO APAVisionaries Short Film Competition ambassador, Sujata Day! Best known for her role as Sarah on HBO's

Episode 174 - San Diego Comic-Con 2018 Part 2

July 25th, 2018


Here's a bonus KollabCast to wrap up our coverage of the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con. 

This Episode’s Segments:

Interview with DNEG's Peter Chiang Peter …

Episode 173 - San Diego Comic-Con 2018 Part 1

July 21st, 2018


We're back at Comic-Con! This episode is part 1 of our coverage of San Diego Comic-Con 2018 from an Asian American perspective!

This …

Episode 172 - Emmy Nom Noms

July 14th, 2018


This week, we return to chat about the recent Emmy nominations! We gush about Sandra Oh's history making best actress nomination and also give due to the other Asian actors, producers, and writers who have shows with …

#171 - Making Music with Matt Almodiel

June 30th, 2018


On this episode, we catch up with singer-songwriter Matt Almodiel. A showcase alum of both Kollaboration DC and LA, Matt shares his experiences of …

#170 - Flashback: Kollab Presents Tim Ma

June 23rd, 2018


It's throwback week on the KollabCast as we reach back into our vault to bring you a segment that we recorded 2 years ago for the now defunct …

Episode 169 - Catching Up with Priska

June 16th, 2018


Singer-songwriter and one of our favorite people Priska returns to the KollabCast! In this episode, we chat with Priska about how she overcame her …

Episode 168 - Let's Talk Killing Eve

June 9th, 2018


Let's try something new, this episode of the KollabCast is a pop culture roundtable focusing on one show, the hit BBC America thriller Killing Eve

Episode 167 - Pop Culture News Roundup

June 2nd, 2018


It's a new month as we transition from APA Heritage Month to Pride Month! Minji returns to the KollabCast to chat with Marvin about the top pop …

Episode 166 - Babbling On with As We Babble On

May 25th, 2018


On this episode of the KollabCast, Marvin sits down with a few of the creative minds behind, As We Babble On, the upcoming new play from the historic …

Episode 165 - Meet the 2018 HBO APA Visionaries

May 19th, 2018


This episode is all about the next generation of visionaries! Earlier this month at the 2018 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, we attended the premiere of the 2018 HBO APA Visionaries Short Films. Three …

#164 - More from LAAPFF 2018

May 12th, 2018


We continue on with the KollabCast's coverage of the 2018 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. On this episode, host Marvin Yueh chats with the …

Episode 163 - Hello from LAAPFF 2018

May 9th, 2018


On this special episode of the KollabCast, host Marvin Yueh brings you interviews from the 2018 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival with the …

Episode 162 - Pop Culture Roundup

May 5th, 2018


We're back! Marvin and Minji return to begin Phase 2 of the KollabCast! In this episode, we talk about the pop culture that's captured our attention, …

KollabCast Episode 161 - Important Updates

April 3rd, 2018


It's been a minute since our last episode. Marvin and Minji catch up after a hectic March to talk about the future of Kollaborartion and this …

Episode 160 - Cambodian Rock Out (Ft. Lauren Yee & Jane Lui)

February 24th, 2018


On this week's #KollabCast, we take things on the road with an interview with Playwright Lauren Yee and Kollab Alum Jane Lui about the upcoming world …

Episode 159 - EGOTI Aspirations w/ Andrew Ahn

February 17th, 2018


Since director Andrew Ahn last joined the KollabCast,  he has been promoted to Award Winning Director after receiving the John Cassavetes Award at …

Episode 158 - A Super Focused One

February 11th, 2018


Just a quick KollabCast this week as the Kollaboration team has been swamped with preparations for the upcoming SXSWMusic Festival (exciting …

Episode 157 - Finding Roots & Tindering Abroad w/ Clarissa Wei

February 3rd, 2018


Globetrotting journalist Clarissa Wei returns to the KollabCast after a year of tracing her roots and covering food, permaculture, and …

Episode 156 - The Notorious Tiff w/ Tiffanie Hsu

January 27th, 2018


We're back from the Sundance Film Festival in Park City to talk to our guest about... Sundance! This week we welcome film director (and 2017 HBO APA Visionary finalist) Tiffanie Hsu to chat about her documentary 

Episode 155 - A Quick Sundance w/ Aubrey Magalang

January 21st, 2018


We finally carve out some time to bring you this short and sweet podcast straight from the Park City Mariott Lobby (aka Sundance HQ)! Former-Intern-Now-Producer Aubrey Magalang joins us to discuss some of our favorite …

Episode 154 - Ponchos & Origins w/ Kulap Vilaysack

January 13th, 2018


This week we welcome the very funny (and very awesome) Kulap Vilaysack to the KollabCast! A showrunner, actress, podcaster, and filmmaker, …

Episode 153 - Writers' Rooms & Boardrooms w/ Michelle K. Sugihara & Jess Ju

January 5th, 2018


In our first KollabCast of 2018, we welcome our friends from CAPE (the Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment), Executive Director Michelle K. …

Episode 152 - Peace Out 2017! w/ Will Choi

December 31st, 2017


On this last KollabCast of 2017, we invite our friend Will Choi, founder of Asian AF, to reflect with us on our personal best moments of the year, as …

Episode 151 - Holiday Roundtable

December 24th, 2017


It's a holiday all-roundtable episode with just our hosts Marvin and Minji! We take some time before the holidays to chat about working smarter, Star …

Episode 150 - Talkin' Asian American Market Power w/ Mariko Carpenter

December 14th, 2017


This week we welcome Mariko Carpenter, the VP of Strategic Community Alliances from Nielsen, to talk about Asian American market power and her career as an executive and thought leader in Asian American data. We also …

Episode 149 - Chocolate Cardboard w/ Kavi Vu

December 8th, 2017


Kollaboration STAR alum and Atlanta based creative media professional Kavi Vu joins us on this week's KollabCast to chat her self-discovery as a …

Episode 148: Crashing and Burning and Feeling Great w/ Chuck Maa

December 1st, 2017


On this week's KollabCast, we welcome the multi-talented Chuck Maa, one half of the SeventhGrade comedy group and a regular performer at the Asian AF …

Episode 147 - You Will (Not) Fail w/ Nathan Ramos

November 23rd, 2017


Happy Thanksgiving! Filipino-Korean Screenwriter Nathan Ramos joins us this week to talk about his LA hustle, writing for Club Mickey Mouse (the new generation of Mickey Mouse Club), mounting plays at East West Players, …

Episode 146 - Good Looking Data w/ Alton Wang

November 16th, 2017


On this week's KollabCast, we welcome Alton Wang, the new Assistant Director of AAPI Data, back to the KollabCast (and back to Southern California)! …

Episode 145 - After the EMPOWER w/ Joon Lee

November 10th, 2017


EMPOWER Weekend 2017 has wrapped and the 2017 Kollaboration season is in the books! We celebrate on this week's KollabCast by bringing in Atlanta …

Episode 144 - Simu's Convenience w/ Simu Liu

November 1st, 2017


Asian Canadian actor and star of the hit CBC sitcom Kim's Convenience, Simu Liu joins us for this week's extra spooooooky episode of the …

Episode 143 - EMPOWER Up w/ Manpreet Kaur

October 28th, 2017


As we enter the last week before Kollaboration's EMPOWER Weekend, we sit down in our office in the middle of the night with Kollab LA Director …

Episode 142 - Baby's First Podcast w/ Ada Tseng

October 20th, 2017


The KollabCast is coming in a little late this week as we've been hard at work on Kollaboration's EMPOWER Weekend 2017. While Minji is tied up with …

Episode 141 - Taking the W

October 10th, 2017


It's just our hosts this week as they catch up on the events of the past few weeks. We chat a wide variety of serious topics like policy issues, …

Episode 140 - Everything Starts with a K w/ Ben "BTEK" Chung

October 3rd, 2017


Ben Chung, also known as BTEK, joins us for this week's KollabCast. A current member of the Kinjaz dance team, Ben is also a former member of the …

KollabCast Episode 139 - Feed the Beast, Respect the Beast w/ Leonardo Nam

September 25th, 2017


This week we're joined by the charming Korean-Aussie-Argentinian actor Leonardo Nam, best known for his current role as Felix in HBO's Westworld as …

Episode 138: KollabCast Rewind (Clip Show Vol .2)

September 19th, 2017


It's been a busy week for us at Kollaboration Global HQ preparing for the upcoming EMPOWER Weekend 2017 so we thought we'd take a week off and play …

Episode 137 - Covering Asian America w/ Traci Lee

September 11th, 2017


On this week's KollabCast we welcome Traci Lee, the editor of NBC Asian America, one of the few Asian American newsdesks among the mainstream media …

Episode 136 - Round the Roundtable

September 5th, 2017


It's just our hosts this week as they got together over the holiday weekend and caught up on the latest pop culture news. In this extended roundtable …

KollabCast Presents: San Diego Comic Con 2017

September 1st, 2017


It's time for another edition of KollabCast Presents, featuring interviews and features from last month's San Diego Comic Con. Please enjoy this …

Episode 135 - Three Cases of Beer w/ Chris Pang & Ada Tseng

August 29th, 2017


It's that time of year again, friend of the KollabCast and Professor of Hot Asian Dudes Ada Tseng returns to the KollabCast along with actor Chris …

Episode 134 - Inside Jokes w/ Alfa & Priska

August 21st, 2017


With Minji out of town, Marvin called on two returning guests to help fill her shoes. Super talented singer-songwriters, and Kollab Alumni, Alfa and …

Episode 133 - Going Indie w/ Chris Lam

August 14th, 2017


Content Creator Chris Lam (fresh from leaving his corporate production job) returns to the KollabCast as a bonafide independent creator to chat about …

Episode 132 - Be Real, Be Heard w/ Justin Chon

August 7th, 2017


Actor & director Justin Chon is our guest for this week's KollabCast. His Sundance award winning film Gook premieres in theaters on August 18! …

Episode 131 - Love, Atlanta, and Pit Bulls w/ Jennifer Chung

July 31st, 2017


Singer-songwriter, and Kollab alum, Jennifer Chung joins us for this week's KollabCast. We chat about her love of pit bulls, reflect on growing up …

Episode 130 - The Brokest Mogul w/ David So

July 25th, 2017


Actor, comedian, and YouTube personality David So joins the podcast this week to fulfill his promise to Minji! Be prepared for an extra explicit …

Episode 129 - Kickstart Your Art w/ David Ninh

July 17th, 2017


On this week's KollabCast, we're joined by David Ninh, the Senior Communications Specialist at Kickstarter. He's the guy in charge of publicizing the …

Episode 128 - Super Pig Love

July 10th, 2017


Minji calls in from the windy city for another M&M edition of the KollabCast. This week our hosts dive into Okja, an action-adventure movie about …

Episode 127 - The TRAKTIVST Returns w/ Richie Menchavez

July 6th, 2017


We're a few days late this week because of the July 4th holiday, but here we are! This week we're joined by one of the original friends of the 'Cast …

Episode 126 - What a June

June 26th, 2017


It's just our hosts for this end of June episode. Marvin and Minji catch up and vents about the good and bad things happening in the world over the …

Episode 125 - Comedy Empire Building w/ Will Choi & Keiko Agena

June 20th, 2017


This week we're joined by two of our favorite returning guests, improv artist Will Choi, who founded and hosts the Asian AF, the popular Asian …

Episode 124 - New Friends From Atlanta w/ Uzuhan

June 13th, 2017


This week we're joined by Atlanta based rapper Uzuhan (formerly J.Han), the winner of last week's Kollaboration Atlanta showcase. He and Minji …

Episode 123 - How Kevin Found His Voice w/ Kevin Yee

June 6th, 2017


Comedian Kevin Yee joins us for this week's KollabCast to chat about his life and career in showbiz, from acting in musicals like The King & I …

Episode 122 - Just Us Hosts

May 31st, 2017


It's just our two hosts Marvin and Minji on this week's episode as we wrap up Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2017. Following the Memorial Day …

Episode 121 - Millennial Love w/ Tamlyn Tomita

May 22nd, 2017


This week we are very excited to welcome our friend Tamlyn Tomita to the KollabCast. You might know her from her acting boafides in Teen Wolf, The …

Episode 120 - Making Some Bad Rap w/ Salima Koroma & Jaeki Cho

May 15th, 2017


This week we talk to the filmmakers behind the documentary Bad Rap, documenting the lives, struggles, and dreams of four Asian American rappers. Director Salima Koroma and producer Jaeki Cho join us to talk about their …

Episode 119 - The Festivities of APAHM

May 9th, 2017


The team is back together as Minji returns to the KollabCast fresh from her brother's college graduation in Michagan. Just in time too as we head …

KollabCast Presents - LAAPFF 2017

May 3rd, 2017


Congratulations, you've won a special bonus episode of the KollabCast! This episode is a compilation of Kollaboration's coverage of the 2017 Los …

Episode 118 - Live from LAAPFF w/ Jess Ju, Justin Lee, & Matthew Victor Pastor

May 2nd, 2017


We kick off our first episode on our new Monday release schedule with a live podcast recorded at the 2017 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival …

Episode 117 - Seoul Saving w/ Jason Y. Lee

April 27th, 2017


Jason Y. Lee of Jubilee Media returns to the KollabCast to chat about the imminent premiere of his first feature documentary Save My Seoul this …

Episode 116 - One Asian AF Reason Why w/ Michele Selena Ang

April 21st, 2017


This week, we bring you the best reason to watch Netflix's new series 13 Reasons Why, our guest actress Michele Selene Ang! We talk to Michele about how she got her part, her acting background, and also how she became …

Episode 115 - Talking Comedy & Andi Mack w/ Lilan Bowden

April 14th, 2017


This week, we are joined by special guest Lilan Bowden, star of the new Disney Channel series "Andi Mack" and past Kollaboration performer with the …

Episode 114 - Low-Key Masterclass w/ Parvesh Cheena

April 7th, 2017


This week we are joined by the funny and always insightful Parvesh Cheena, who you may know from his roles in Barbershop, Outsourced, Crazy …

Episode 113 - Stay Calm and Just Feng w/ FENG

March 31st, 2017


Multi-hyphenate content creating renaissance man FENG joins the KollabCast this week to talk about living the creative life, from dancing with the …

Episode 112 - Playing Catch Up

March 25th, 2017


Marvin and Minji take a breather after our busy week in Austin by catching up on the news that they missed while away. We chat about the new Power Rangers movie, the issues surrounding Netflix's Iron Fist, the swagger …

Episode 111 - Kollab's First SXSW w/ Melissa Polinar

March 18th, 2017


Shorter episode this week! This episode of the KollabCast was recorded live in Austin, Texas! In the midst of a busy SXSW experience, Marvin and …

Episode 110 - Alex Hwang is not Steve Aoki w/ Alex Hwang

March 10th, 2017


Alex Hwang of Run River North joins the KollabCast this week to help us prep for next week's SXSW festival. We chat about the music festival, things …

Episode 109 - XOXO Yaaaas w/ Christine Chen

March 3rd, 2017


After 99 long weeks, Christine Chen returns to guest on this XL episode of the KollabCast! We chat about her big moves over the past 2 years …

Episode 108 - Creating Honest Art w/ Travis Atreo & Joseph Vincent

February 24th, 2017


This week we are joined by two amazing musicians who have recently releases new albums, Travis Atreo and Joseph Vincent. Together we talk about the joys and challenges of creating music in the digital age, as well as …

Episode 107 - Clarissa Takes on the World w/ Clarissa Wei

February 17th, 2017


This week we welcome back journalist Clarissa Wei to the KollabCast! Since we last talked to her on episode 26, she's been all around China, Tibet, …

Episode 106 - Allegiance and Resistance w/ Greg Watanabe

February 10th, 2017


Gather around! Actor Greg Watanabe joins the KollabCast this week to chat about his experience as a part of the original Broadway cast of Allegiance …

Episode 105 - High and Lows w/ Dia Frampton

February 3rd, 2017


We kick off the Year of the Rooster, and also year 3 of the KollabCast(!), by welcoming our guest, and friend of Kollaboration, singer-songwriter Dia …

Episode 104 - Welcome to the Sundance w/ Roseanne Liang

January 27th, 2017


This week, we bring you a special KollabCast recorded live from the 2017 Sundance Film Festival at Park City, Utah! We're joined by Kiwi-Asian …

Episode 103 - Playing Real Life Heroes w/ Jimmy O. Yang

January 20th, 2017


This week our guest is Jimmy O. Yang,  an actor, comedian, and friend of Kollaboration. We talk to Jimmy about his latest role in Patriots Day, the …

Episode 102 - Milk Pens & Golden Globes

January 13th, 2017


This week we celebrate California coming out of it's 5-year drought (ok so we're only 40% recovered)! Our hosts chat about the latest racist ramblings of a daytime talk show host, celebrate Aziz Ansari hosting SNL, and …

Episode 101 - New Year Sniffles

January 7th, 2017


It's our first podcast of the new year and try as it might, not even the flu can keep us down and the KollabCast keeps its streak alive with 101 …

Episode 100 - KollabCast LIVE!

December 30th, 2016


We made it to episode 100! To celebrate we did our first ever live podcast with some of our favorite guests (you can watch the video archive of our stream at Together we wrap up 2016 by …

Episode 99 - Ancient One Answers

December 24th, 2016


We're here on the edge of our 100th episode! It's just Minji and Marvin this week as we discuss our holiday traditions, JLaw's butt scratching …

Episode 98 - Finding the Balance w/ Sean Miura

December 17th, 2016


This week the Moana talk continues as our guest (and friend of the pod) Sean Miura can't stop thinking about it. We also chat briefly about Golden …

Episode 97 - How Far We'll Go w/ Lily Rugo

December 9th, 2016


Minji returns to the podast this week as we record on our intern Lily's last day in the office! We send her off in style by offering tons of …

Episode 96 - Welcome to the Potluck w/ Ada Tseng & Will Choi

December 1st, 2016


Since Minji was busy this week, Marvin put out the call and put together a superteam of podcast hosts from the Potluck Podcast Collective, Ada Tseng, …

Episode 95 - Happy Posi Thanksgiving w/ Timothy John

November 24th, 2016


This week our hosts sit down with Timothy Johm, the LA based singer-songwriter who was the winner of this year's Kollaboration STAR finale showcase! …

Episode 94 - Create the Future w/ Lily Rugo

November 18th, 2016


We're coming at you after an epic Kollaboration weekend of inspiration and celebration with the Asian American creative community! The 2016 EMPOWER …

Episode 93 - Remember when? (Clip Show)

November 11th, 2016


Whew, what a week huh? Our hosts have been busy preparing for Kollaboration's biggest events of the year, the EMPOWER Creative Leadership Conference …

Episode 92 - #ThanksgivingComesFirst

November 4th, 2016


This week Marvin and Minji discuss what they've been working on the last few weeks for Kollaboration, the Kollaboration EMPOWER Creative Leadership …

Episode 91 - Life Rules are Comedy Rules w/ Will Choi & Dhruv Uday Singh

October 28th, 2016


This week we talk about making funny with guests improv artists Will Choi and Dhruv Uday Singh, who will both be performing in the upcoming installment of Will's "Scarlett Johansson Presents" an Asian American comedy …

Episode 90 - Telling Our Stories Right w/ James Yi & Alex Chi

October 21st, 2016


This week we welcome James Yi and Alex Chi, two producers for the upcoming film about the 1992 LA riots GOOK, to the KollabCast! This episode we …

Episode 89 - The Asian American Beat w/ Jeff Yang

October 14th, 2016


This week we're joined by veteran journalist and world's best dad Jeff Yang! We chat about his years of experience covering Asian American issues as …

Episode 88 - The Most Auspicious Episode

October 7th, 2016


Minji's back from NYC but now it's Marvin's turn to call in from out of town as he's in Oregon on assigment! This week, our hosts get together for lucky episode 88 to chat the latest viral videos, live theater …

Episode 87 - The One Before 88

September 30th, 2016


It's just Minji and Marvin this week as we barrel our way towards the most auspicious of episodes next week. We talk a little about this week's first presidential debate and ponder Asians in the wild west. We also talk …

Episode 86 - The Invisible World of Paul Dateh w/ Paul Dateh & Lily Rugo

September 22nd, 2016


This week we're joined by returning guest Paul Dateh who just released a new album 3 years in the making! Together we chat about recent pop culture …

Episode 85 - That NYC Hustle w/ Sung Lee

September 15th, 2016


New York based beatbox artist, and 2014 Kollaboration Star winner, Sung Lee (aka SungBeats), joins us this for this week's Podcast. This week we …

Episode 84 - Voice Your Vote w/ Alton Wang

September 8th, 2016


This week we're coming at you sonically from three directions with Marvin in LA, Minji in NYC, and our guest Alton Wang (of APIAVote) from DC! We chat about Minji's adventures in moonlighting as a New Yorker, Marvin's …

Episode 83 - Podcast Redux w/ G Yamazawa

September 1st, 2016


This episode was supposed to be brought to you live from the Comedy Comedy Festival Podcast Lounge... but someone forgot to hit record... ANYWAYS, this is our do-over episode with our guest, poet, hip hop artist, and …

Episode 82 - Singles and Cargo Shorts w/ Philip Wang

August 25th, 2016


Philip Wang of Wong Fu Productions joins us this week on the KollabCast to chat about and his new original series "Single by 30" that just premiered …

Episode 81 - The Podcast Podcast w/ Jenny Yang

August 18th, 2016


#1 KollabCast guest Jenny Yang returns to talk about her epic up coming comedy festival, The Comedy Comedy Festival: A Comedy Festival! We talk about …

Episode 80 - The Cinnabon Monster w/ Eddy Hong & Josephine Chang

August 11th, 2016


This week, a wild Cinnabon Monster appears! Actors and Writers Edward Hong and Josephine Chang join us this week on the podcast to chat Olympics, …

Episode 79 - The KCon is On w/ Mike Bow & Linda Dong

August 4th, 2016


This week we welcome two amazing YouTube creators, Mike Bow and Linda Dong, to the KollabCast! This week's topics include Matt Damon's dragonslaying …

Episode 78 - The Academy & Beyond w/ Aubrey Magalang

July 28th, 2016


Our summer intern Aubrey returns to the KollabCast to back up our hosts as we podcast on this hot summer day. This week we discuss Comicon, Cosplay, …

Episode 77 - Princes of Marco Polo w/ Remy Hii & Leonard Wu

July 21st, 2016


This week we welcome a few warriors from the court of Kublai Khan. Remy Hii and Leonard Wu of the original Netflix series Marco Polo join us to chat …

Episode 76 - Outcreating Negativity w/ Chris Lam & Michelle Khare

July 14th, 2016


How's everyone doing? It's been a tough few days since we last talked, but together we can get through it. This week we welcome video producers (and work BFFs) Chris Lam and Michelle Khare to talk about dealing with all …

Episode 75 - Life Imitating Art

July 7th, 2016


This week it's just our hosts Marvin and Minji on the 75th episode of our podcast. We chat about weddings and summerjams before taking on a reader suggested featured  topic to discuss whether life actually imitates art. …

Episode 74 - Awkwafina Checks In w/ Awkwafina

July 1st, 2016


This week's KollabCast spans from coast to coast as Minji's in the Bay, Marvin's back in LA,  and special guest Awkwafina joins in from NYC. Together …

Episode 73 - RomComs and Adulting

June 23rd, 2016


No guests? No Problem! It's a Marvin and Minji cast this week as they talk about the new podcasts in their lives, that awesome Constance Wu interview …

Episode 72 - Let's Talk Things Out w/ Taz Ahmed

June 16th, 2016


It's been a crazy week since we last talked. Minji and Marvin bring on another White House Champion of Change, and fellow podcaster, Taz Ahmed to talk through all the heavy events that has happened in the past few days …

Episode 71 - Coast to Coast

June 10th, 2016


It's just Marvin and Minji this week as we come at you from both west and east coasts! This week our hosts chat about wedding culture and the many …

Episode 70 - Fellow Young People w/ the Kollab Interns

June 3rd, 2016


This week the Kollaboration Interns, Brianna and Aubrey, join us on the KollabCast to offer up some of their youthful perspectives! We cover a wide …

Episode 69 - The Courage to Be Well w/ traci kato-kiriyama

May 26th, 2016


This week, in honor of May being Mental Health Awareness Month, we talk about wellness and mental health, especially from an Asian American …

Episode 68 - Sensory Overload w/ Andrew Ahn & Naomi Ko

May 19th, 2016


Director Andrew Ahn and writer/actor/art historian Naomi Ko join us the podcast. This week we finally hear about Minji's trip to Korea (her first in 11 years) as well as Andrew's own recent Korea trip (his first after …

Episode 67 - Barack's Soft Hands w/ Jenny Yang

May 12th, 2016


We are 2 weeks into APA Heritage Month and a lot has happened. This week the esteemed Jenny Yang, one of the newly anointed White House Champions of …

Episode 66 - Fix It in Post w/ Sean Miura & Audrey Kuo

May 5th, 2016


Minji's out hanging out with the Obamas in DC so Marvin invited some friends from the community to chat. Our guests this week are friend of the show Sean Miura and his friend Audrey Kuo, Executive Director of …

Episode 65 - Film Festivals and Impressionists w/ Chris Dinh & Julie Zhan

April 28th, 2016


This week we take a break from covering the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival to chat with the stars of the new feature film Comfort, Chris …

Episode 64 - Big Phony and Megan Lee's Guide to South Korea w/ Bobby Choy & Megan Lee

April 21st, 2016


It's another max-power episode this week as we welcome the always wonderful Megan Lee and the fresh from Korea Bobby Choy to the KollabCast! We chat …

Episode 63 - Yes And... w/ Keiko Agena & Will Choi

April 14th, 2016


This week the KollabCast welcomes fellow podcasters Keiko Agena and Will Choi from the Drunk Monk Podcast! Together, this podcasting dream team …

Episode 62 - Blame it on Mercury w/ Anto Chan

April 7th, 2016


Watch out everyone, Mercury is in retrograde, but don't worry, the KollabCast is here to get you through it. This week we're joined by Anto Chan, …

Episode 61 - Fire Prince Rufio w/ Dante Basco

March 31st, 2016


This week, the KollabCast is joined by an artist that has inspired multiple generations of Asian Americans over the past decades. Whether you know …

Episode 60 - Sam Loves VR w/ Samantha Futerman

March 24th, 2016


Our post-SXSW coverage continues as filmmaker and actor Samantha Futerman joins us this week to gush about virtual reality. Minji shares her thoughts …

Episode 59 - Knee Deep in Festival Season w/ So Yun Um

March 17th, 2016


Festivals festivals everywhere! This week we invite So Yun Um, a filmmaker, critic, and festival programmer for the upcoming Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, to talk film, festivals,and family. Minji also checks …

Episode 58 - AJ Checks In w/ AJ Rafael

March 10th, 2016


This week we're joined by singer/songwriter and multi-Kollaboration alum AJ Rafael! He talk to us about his recent adventures in musical theater and …

Episode 57 - Let's Talk about the Oscars w/ Phil Yu & Atsuko Okatsuka

March 2nd, 2016


In the aftermath of the 2016 Academy Awards, we call on the insight of the Angry Asian Man himself, Phil Yu, along with Dis/oritet/ed Comedy co-founder Atsuko Okatsuka, to talk diversity and help us make sense of what …

Episode 56 - Saving Seouls

February 25th, 2016


Jason Lee of the Jubilee Project joins us on this week's KollabCast to talk about his new feature length documentary project Save my Seoul. We chat …

Episode 55 - A Night at the Spa w/ Andrew Ahn

February 18th, 2016


Director Andrew Ahn returns to the KollabCast to talk about the Sundance premiere of his feature film Spa Night, who's star won the Sundance Special …

Episode 54 - All About Connections w/ Ellen Kim & Tim Kim

February 11th, 2016


This week we pack the podcast studio with double Kim power with badass dancer & actor Ellen Kim and, fresh from shooting at the X Games, photographer Tim Kim (no relation!). Together we chat Valentines Day, …

Episode 53 - Naomi Ko's Fan Fiction w/ Naomi Ko

February 5th, 2016


Welcome to the first episode of season 2 of the KollabCast! We start our second year with a bang with our friend, actor/writer/producer Naomi Ko, who …

Episode 52 - Sundancing the Night Away w/ Sean Miura

January 29th, 2016


We made it to 52 episodes! To celebrate, we bring back our best friend and one of our favorite guests, Sean Miura, to talk about the trip to Salt Lake City he just took along with Minji to attend the 2016 Sundance Film …

Episode 51 - Monsters, Rivers, and Oscars w/ Alex Hwang

January 20th, 2016


This week, a jetlagged Marvin returns to the hosting chair in LA after 6 weeks abroad. To celebrate, we welcome special guest Alex Hwang, lead …

Episode 50 - A Farewell to the Starman

January 14th, 2016


Can you believe we're already at 5o episodes? Oh how time flies. This week Marvin and Minji discuss the last week of Marvin's Asian trip, the influence of the recently departed David Bowie, and the ongoing awards …

Episode 49 - Resolutions and Coachella

January 7th, 2016


It's just Marvin and Minji for the very first KollabCast of 2016. This week, our hosts chat about New Year's resolutions, Making a Murderer, and …

Episode 48 - Peace out 2015!

December 30th, 2015


It's our last podcast of the year! Hosts Marvin and Minji chat about their favorite moments from 2015 and look forwards to the next year. We also get an update on Marvin's Japan portion of his Asia trip while Minji …

Episode 47 - Fancy Gym Problems

December 24th, 2015


Happy Holidays! This week it’s just our two hosts holding it down for a nice winter chat. This week, Marvin updates us on his Asia trip and Minji …

Episode 46 - To Live and Dine in Placerville w/ Rayson Esquejo

December 17th, 2015


This week, our friend Rayson Esquejo, renowned food blogger and social media wizard, joins us for a chat about his work as well as the future of …

Episode 45 - Beau Sia Brings the Noise w/ Beau Sia

December 9th, 2015


Nothing stops the KollabCast, especially not international travel! Poet, Writer, Activist, Educator, Beau Sia joins this week's super-sized …

Episode 44 - Motivational Travel Tips w/ Josh Han

December 3rd, 2015


This week, we welcome back our buddy Josh from 2 months of filming in Malaysia! Josh brings tales of stuntwork, hazy working conditions, and living …

Episode 43 - Master of Thanksgiving

November 26th, 2015


On this week's KollabCast it's just Marvin and Minji (who's calling in from the bay area). Join our hosts for a whirlwind discussion that starts off …

Episode 42 - After Star w/ Peter Chung

November 19th, 2015


We're still recovering from an awesome Kollaboration Star production, but nothing stops the KollabCast (it just gets delayed for a day). This week we …

Episode 41 - Anna Akana vs. Our Dystopian Futures w/ Anna Akana & Brad Gage

November 12th, 2015


On this week's KollabCast, we're joined by actress, comedian, model, and internet personality Anna Akana, along with her partner in crime Brad Gage, …

Episode 40 - How to Pronounce "Dol" w/ Andrew Ahn

November 4th, 2015


Andrew Ahn, director of the upcoming feature film Spa Night, joins the KollabCast to talk about making movies, Sundance, and Adele's latest music …

Episode 39 - Hmong-Lao Halloween Friends w/ May Lee-Yang & Saymoukda Vongsay

October 28th, 2015


It's our first ever Halloween episode (and by Halloween episode, I mean it's our first episode ever on Halloween week)! This week we're joined by Minnesota based poet/writer/performers May Lee-Yang and Saymoukda "Mooks" …

Episode 38 - Late Night Chats about the Future

October 22nd, 2015


Marvin and Minji sign on after a long day or organizing and producing to celebrate Back to the Future Day and chat about TV news, creativity, how good Back the the Future is, what we think the next 30 years will bring.

Episode 37 - He's a Witch! w/ Lawrence Kao & Jes Vu

October 15th, 2015


This week we are joined by actor, and Kinja, Lawrence Kao and Kollaboration Blogger, and former Kollab DC Staffer, Jes Vu! Marvin and Minji catch up …

Episode 36 - Fall is Here

October 8th, 2015


Marvin and Minji celebrate the new season as they prepare for one last Kollaboration travel weekend. This week, our hosts discuss the encroachment of …

Episode 35 - Our Asian American Vacations w/ Alvin Lim

October 1st, 2015


Alvin Lim, the Marketing Chair for the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE), and director of SASEFest, joins Minji and Marvin for this …

Episode 34 - The AaronCast w/ Aaron Yeung & Aaron Chang

September 23rd, 2015


This week, the KollabCast comes to you from the four corners of the earth, Los Angeles, Seattle, Houston, and London. We make it hard on ourselves by …

Episode 33 - Hanging with Ellie w/ Ellie Lee

September 16th, 2015


TV personality and past Kollab NY host Ellie Lee takes a break from her LA trip to hang out with Minji and Marvin on this week's podcast. In additon …

Episode 32 - Angry in the Valley w/ Phil Yu

September 9th, 2015


This week, we convince Phil Yu (AKA Angry Asian Man) to come out to the valley to record with us on the HOTTEST DAY EVER! Don't worry, we only complain about the weather for about 7 minutes before diving into the Pop …

Episode 31 - Festival Weekend Aftermath w/ Jenny Yang & Sarah Kuhn

September 3rd, 2015


The Kollaboration EMPOWER Conference and Comedy Comedy Festival: A Comedy Festival have wrapped! Minji and Marvin dig deep to find the energy to …

Episode 30 - How Haikus with Hotties Happened w/ Ada Tseng & Reera Yoo

August 25th, 2015


This week, Marvin and Minji are joined on the KollabCast by seasoned journalists Ada Tseng and Reera Yoo. Together they delve into the origin story …

Episode 29 - Ready Jetset Go! w/ Priska & Alfa

August 19th, 2015


No delay this week! The KollabCast is back in full force as our hosts Marvin and Minji are reunited after another weekend of travel. This week, they …

Episode 28 - Minji Presents: Dating! w/ Josh Han, Nicki Sun, & Slim

August 14th, 2015


Minji takes advantage of Marvin's absence to assemble a dream team of guests to to talk Dating and Love. Actors, hosts, and creatives Josh Han, Steve …

Episode 27 - Time Traveling Babyface w/ DJ Kidstylez & TRAKTIVIST

August 5th, 2015


This week we spin tales of time traveling R&B producers and agressive playlists. Former Kollaboration Houston Executive Director Jeff Chen, AKA …

Episode 26 - Eaters and Taste Enthusiasts w/ Clarissa Wei & Jenny Yang

July 29th, 2015


Make sure to eat before listening to this episode of the KollabCast! This week, Marvin and Minji are joined by comic Jenny Yang and food writer …

Episode 25 - Pop Culture Squad w/ Juliet Shen, Jen Ju, & Lee Yang

July 24th, 2015


This week we have a supersized KollabCast with 3 guests joining Marvin and Minji on the podcast! Kollaboration staffers and actual real-life …

Episode 24 - Pros and (Comi)Cons w/ Jane Lui, Paul Dateh, & Laura Sirikul

July 16th, 2015


When Minji is out of town the geeks come out to play! This week we welcome Kollaboration alum and certified cool people Jane Lui and Paul Dated to …

Episode 23 - Road Stories w/ Andrew Rose

July 8th, 2015


Fresh off going on tour with Tori Kelly, producer/filmmaker Andrew Rose joins Marvin and Minji on this week's KollabCast to share his road stories! …

Episode 22 - Rolling with Dice and Joy w/ Daisuke Kojitani & Selina Shen

July 1st, 2015


We close out June and welcome July by welcoming guests Daisuke Kojitani and Selina Shen from the Kollaboration SF team, and of course the return of …

Episode 21 - Boy's Night at the Miura's w/ Sean Miura

June 24th, 2015


With Minji sidelined for the night, the KollabCast officially goes off the rails! Marvin is joined by Tuesday Night Project's Sean Miura to …

Episode 20 - Identity, Family, and Rachel Dolezal

June 18th, 2015


Sometimes a story comes out that just makes you scratch your head, but sometimes, they come three weeks in a row! It's just Marvin and Minji again …

Episode 19 - Don't Emma Stone me Bro!

June 11th, 2015


Poor Emma Stone, her name has become the new #racebending. Don't worry though, with any luck, we can get #martianing trending in the next news cycle. But while we wait, Marvin and Minji are here to talk The Martian

Episode 18 - Aloha Hot Aaron w/ Aaron Yeung

June 4th, 2015


Is it really June already? Kollab Seattle Executive Director Aaron Yeung joins us again for an epic conversation about same-day shipping, drones, the …

Episode 17 - Tell us a Story w/ Jenny Yang

May 28th, 2015


Jetsetting comedian, producer, storyteller, and all around certified cool person Jenny Yang returns to the KollabCast to chat with us and make noises …

Episode 16 - Caveman Selfies w/ Travis Graham

May 20th, 2015


Hold up, I gotta snapchat this... ok, we good. This week the KollabCast welcomes our friend Travis Graham to talk snapchat, selfies, cavemen, caveman …

Episode 15 - Thank Goodness for Good TV

May 15th, 2015


It's an M&M cast for week 2 of APAHM with Marvin and Minji sans guest, but don't worry, there's plenty of good stories to go around. Our hosts talk about turning up whlie food poisoned, Fresh off the Boat and Dr. …


May 7th, 2015


Happy Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! This week we're joined by our friend Richie the Traktivist, of for a fresh new …

Episode 13 - Everyone's a Critic w/ Ada Tseng & Brian Hu

April 30th, 2015


Coming at you after a week at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, Minji and Marvin invites Ada Tseng, of the Bullet Train Podcast and Asian …

Episode 12 - Boston Double Header w/ Kollab Staff

April 22nd, 2015


This week's KollabCaast comes at you from Boston, MA as Marvin and Minji are on the road to attend Kollaboration Boston to kick off the 2015 season! …

Episode 11 - PK's Adventures in Parenting w/ PK

April 15th, 2015


This week, we're joined by Kollaboration Founder, Paul "PK" Kim in the middle of babysitting duty. He enlightens us to the secrets of staying …

Episode 10 - Hey New Media, Where the Women at? w/ Christine Chen & Linda Dong

April 8th, 2015


The KollabCast celebrates our 10th episode by bringing on 2 Canadians and 2 Christines! Christine Chen, producer at Wong Fu Productions …

Episode 9 - A Simple Chat About Coffee and Mushu w/ Naomi Ko & Sean Miura

April 1st, 2015


April Fools! This week's KollabCast is not a simple chat about coffee, although it starts as one. We have a full cast this week as we welcome Tuesday …

Episode 8 - Festivals and Rodeos

March 26th, 2015


It's just Marvin and Minji this week, who are back after 2 weeks of traveling. Join us as they recount stories of beer festivals in Colorado, SXSW in …

Episode 7 - Good Vibes from the Bay w/ Jenny Yang

March 18th, 2015


Greetings from the Bay Area! We're here for CAAMFest 2015, specifically to catch the world premiere of the Kollaboration SF Documentary! Joining the …

Episode 6 - See You KTown Cowboy w/ Danny Cho

March 12th, 2015


Comedian, Actor, and Kollaboration alum Danny Cho joins us this week to chat about his upcoming movie KTown Cowbows, Asian American representation in …

Episode 5 - The Legend of #KollabOrDie w/ Kristy Lam

March 4th, 2015


In this supersized episode, we welcome Kristy Lam, the executive director of Kollaboration Boston to the KollabCast! Yes we are now officially the …

Episode 4 - David Choi Writes Songs About You w/ David Choi

February 25th, 2015


This week, Marvin and Minji are joined by the amazing David Choi as they chat about David's new album, old school Kollaboration shows, why listening …

Episode 3 - Our Parents were Cool Once Too

February 25th, 2015


Happy Lunar New Year! In our third episode, listen as Marvin and Minji jump from tangent to tangent and totally disregard the prepared shownotes as …

Episode 2 - Fresh off the Bay

February 25th, 2015


I know we said we wanted to do this bi-weekly, but it turns out there too much to talk about! We also tried to make a shorter podcast and failed at that as well! So here it is, our 2nd podcast that’s bigger and better …

Episode 1 - The Pilot

February 25th, 2015


Introducing the Kollaboration Podcast (title pending), our newest media project where we’ll be sharing stories from around the Kollaboration Movement …

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