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One in a Billion

67 EpisodesProduced by Mable ChanWebsite

One in a Billion is a podcast about Asian values, culture and society – one person at a time.We interview Asian writers, producers, entrepreneurs and entertainers about what they do, and what drives their choices and decisions. Hosted by Mable Chan (former ABC News producer), “One in a Billion” giv… read more


Season 7 Episode #2: "Felt So Foreign"

Do you have a hard time identifying with this kind of Chinese, or that kind of American, and wanting to create a third category of cultural identity? Do you feel so foreign while visiting China as a Chinese American? 

Irene Li is a James Beard Award Winning Chef,  Co-founder/Co-owner at Mei Mei Dumplings in Boston,  Massachusetts. She is also a tech founder,  and  WBUR (Boston NPR) CitySpace Moderator/ Host.

A Cornell University graduate, Irene Li was part of the college scholar program and majored in cultural studies.


Music used:

Malachite by Andy G Cohen

New Day by Alan Spiljak

Even When We Fall by FPhilipp Weigl

Above the Clouds by Bio Unit

Bathed in Fine Dust by Andy G Cohen

Highride by Blue Dot Sessions

Flux by The Ghost in Your Piano

Oxygen Mask by Andy G Cohen

I Recall by Blue Dot Sessions

One in a Billion Theme Song by Brad McCarthy


Find Your Roots is a history and culture project centering on Asian American voices, perspectives, and experiences. It is a one-on-one in-depth podcast interview show with Asian “Roots-Finders” seeking to remember the diverse and profound influences of their parents and grandparents. This educational podcast project is designed to promote and preserve the legacy of the countless contributions—as well as forgotten struggles and sacrifices—of our ancestors who paved the way for us today.

We want to include you in this conversation. Share your thoughts. Pitch us a story. To send us your comments or stories, email us @

or go to our Facebook page or website at under “Pitch a Story.”

“One in a Billion” connects Asians and Americans through storytelling, one person at a time.

Season 7 Find Your Roots Series is produced by One in a Billion Productions, a non-profit educational media company (501c3), with generous funding from PLUS Charitable Trust.

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