One in a Billion

31 EpisodesProduced by Mable ChanWebsite

“One In A Billion” is a podcast about China, through the voices of Chinese millennials in America. They have personal ties or deep roots in China. They also have big dreams and high hopes in America.“One In A Billion” is a platform for this rising generation of entrepreneurs, artists and other creat… read more

31 Episodes | 2016 - 2019

Season 4 Episode #6: This Chinese Life- The People’s Republic of Desire

September 10th, 2019


What will you find if you bank on the Internet to fulfill your desire?

How much money will you spend to make your dream come true in this digital …

Season 4 Episode #5: Don’t Talk Over Me

August 27th, 2019


If you’re a 20 something Asian woman trying to establish yourself as a writer in Tech, listen up. You can speak up, share your thoughts and yet, nobody hears you. You’re ignored.

That’s Eda Yu’s story.

In “Don’t Talk …

Season 4 Episode #4- Leaving a robotic life to create my own show

August 20th, 2019


If you have spent a good chunk of your life studying and working like a robot, how would you know to wake up one day, and say “I am not a robot!” …

Season 4 Episode #3- How can this be...the rest of my life!?

August 6th, 2019


Part 3 of a Special Summer Series from Shanghai: In Context with Anita Xu: “How can this be...the rest of my life!?”

If you’d invested almost your …

Season 4 Episode #2- Why Work So Hard?

July 23rd, 2019


Part 2 of A Special Summer Series from Shanghai: In Context with Anita Xu.

Can you imagine your life’s mission is to meet the expectations of your …

Season 4 Episode #1: Why Risk It?

July 9th, 2019


Season 4 kicks off with a Summer Special Series from Shanghai: In Context with Anita Xu- "Why Risk It?”

It’s an intimate conversation between digital …

Season 3 Episode #5: “What Makes People in China Laugh?”

December 18th, 2018


What makes people in China laugh? Why would they spend time and money to go to a stand-up act by an American comedian in Beijing? And, who is he?

Season 3 Episode #4 “This Chinese Life: Her Guilty Pleasure”

November 20th, 2018


What is love about? Can you show gratitude without spending or giving money?

Can you show care without sacrificing your passion?

To truly show …

Season 3 Episode #3 “This Chinese Life: Whose Life is This Anyway?”

October 16th, 2018


Are you the person you or your parents want to be?

Is your personal dream inseparable from your parents? Can it be? Should it be?

That is Angela’s …

Season 3 - Episode 2: This Chinese Life: What does it mean to be Chinese?

September 18th, 2018


What does it mean to be Chinese? 415 million Chinese millennials in China wrestle with crushing pressure to live up to a cultural identity and …

Season 3 - Episode 1: This Chinese Life: As a 28 year old white American in China

September 11th, 2018


He grew up in a predominantly white suburban town in California.

His parents would take him travelling around the world for work since he was a child.

Season 2 Episode #7- Reflections on 2017: What’s Weighing on My Mind

December 12th, 2017


An unexamined life is not worth living.

What leads one to examine one’s life?

A surprise setback? An unforgettable encounter? An ongoing desire?

All of these experiences tend to re-emerge or surge in our memory as we …

Season 2 - Episode 6: She Has Overcome: Cracking the Code of Learning Music

November 14th, 2017


She carries the good genes of music and science from the family.

Her grandmothers are physics professors in China, one of them plays the piano as a child.

Her father is a computer scientist, her mother is a medical …

Season 2 - Episode 5: She Has Overcome: Re-imagining an Unforgettable Past

October 17th, 2017


Kira Omans was just four months when she was abandoned in a public walkway near a bridge in Zhongshan, China.

Not only was she discovered and adopted …

Season 2 - Episode 4: Keep Climbing

September 19th, 2017


What would you do when someone tries to break you down, yelling at you saying “You’re the worst!?”

What would you do when no one believes in your …

Season 2 - Episode 3: Breaking Barriers

September 12th, 2017


What would you do when you hit a storm in the middle of climbing to the mountain top? Would you stop? Would you keep going?

She would keep climbing.

Season 2 - Episode 2: Free to Speak?

August 22nd, 2017


In America, the freedom of speech a First Amendment right enshrined in the U.S. Constitution.

The right to speak our mind is not only valued in the …

Season 2 - Episode 1: Are You Chinese?

July 25th, 2017


It sounds like a simple question, “Are you Chinese?”

But why would someone ask it?  And what makes it difficult for someone to answer it?

Eric Liao, …

One In A Billion - Episode 12: Reflecting on 2016

December 29th, 2016


How often do you hear these questions - “How high have you scored? How many hours do you work? How much have you done?”

Quantity is, of course …

One In A Billion - Episode 11: Are You Home for Christmas?

December 22nd, 2016


This year, I’ve promised my husband to be in Boston for Christmas and New Year. For the first time, it hit me how important it is to him that we celebrate Christmas, not in New York, or in Hong Kong (my hometown), but …

One In A Billion - Episode 10: What Makes You Different?

December 15th, 2016


What Makes You Different? 

How often do you feel different from your peers in America? Under what circumstances do you find your values at odds with …

One In A Billion - Episode 9: Why Not Me? Part 2

November 16th, 2016


The first time I wanted to deny that I was Chinese, I was 17 years old facing another 17 year-old. She was tall, blonde and huge from Chicago.    …

One In A Billion - Episode 8: Why Not Me? Part 1

November 10th, 2016


Snap Judgments. Stereotypes. Implicit Bias.

They exist everywhere, across and beyond Harvard.

When I was a graduate student in the Regional Studies East Asia Program, I had experienced attitudes and comments that were …

One In A Billion - Episode 7: Face Our Fears

October 25th, 2016


I spent most of my 20s pretending that I had no fears. Fears are messy. They mess up my optimism, my can-do spirit, they hold me back. I turned a …

One In A Billion - Episode 6 : Is Entrepreneurship Right For You?

October 4th, 2016


Before I launched my media startup in 2012, I never imagined that one day, I would form a company to create a digital platform for young people from …

One In A Billion - Episode 5

September 20th, 2016


Finding Love in America: Are You the One?  

Since I began dating seriously in my 30s, I found myself often asking if the guy I was seeing at the time was “the one” I wanted to settle down with for the rest of my life. …

One In A Billion - Episode 4

September 6th, 2016


What do you look for when you are seeking “the one?”

I believe the answer lies mainly in when you are looking and why. When I was in my 20s, dating in America was a form of self-discovery. “The one” was usually …

One in A Billion - Episode 3

August 21st, 2016


If you are a parent, what does your child’s name say about you?

In America, most parents pick a name that reflects the femininity of a girl, the strength of a boy, or their own personality and individuality

In China, …

One in a Billion - Episode 2

August 7th, 2016


Muyi Xiao first caught my eye with her urgently captivating photo collection titled “Married Young.”

It’s a story about teenage parents in China.

One …

One in a Billion - Episode 1

July 24th, 2016


I saw Mojia Shen for the first time in a YouTube video G(irls) 2015 summit after a friend told me she would make a great interview for my new …

One in a Billion Podcast Promo

July 15th, 2016


A 16 year-old girl from Hebei province decides to come to America after spending nine years at a Chinese army youth school. She is 21 years old now. …

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