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Self Evident: Asian America's Stories

12 EpisodesProduced by Self Evident MediaWebsite

Self Evident challenges the narratives of where we come from, where we belong, and where we're going — by telling Asian America's stories. With host Cathy Erway, we present reported narratives, personal stories, and community conversations that tackle today's tough questions about identity, cultural… read more

12 Episodes | 2019 - 2020

Bonus: What Are We Showing Up For?

June 23rd, 2020


You’ve said the words, “Black Lives Matter.” You’ve put your money where your mouth is. You’ve shown up for the marches.

What next? What exactly is the change we’re showing up for, and how exactly can we commit to …

Bonus: Unpacking Pandemic Racism

April 14th, 2020


The struggle to save lives from COVID-19 is far from over, and neither is America’s struggle against racism.

As we report on hate crime and anti-racist action, Cathy and James hop on the phone and check in with a couple …

Bonus: Sharing Asian America's Stories

August 20th, 2019


When we started Self Evident, we were surprised at how many people wanted a new show but hadn’t heard about all the Asian American podcasts already out there.

In this bonus episode, our team shares clips from a few …

So Where Are We Really From?

July 31st, 2019


We asked our listener community, “How did you learn where you come from?”

What came back was a wide range of personal stories about how tricky it can …

Hello, Freedom Man

July 16th, 2019


Under the Trump administration, the United States has pushed aggressively to deport Southeast Asian Americans with criminal records. Hurt that …

Pull up the Roots

July 2nd, 2019


Three intimate conversations reveal how we deal with changes to our most deeply rooted identities, and how we tell the people who matter most.


Documentary filmmaker Patrick G. Lee tells Cathy about the …

The Talk We Were Supposed to Have

June 18th, 2019


Gabe's always felt distant from his parents: not Filipino enough for his dad, not affectionate enough for his mom. But when he moves back to his white-bread hometown to donate a kidney to his dad and work alongside him …

Bonus: On Class, Kinship, and Being Bangladeshi in Asian America

June 12th, 2019


Sharmin Hossain, a member of New York’s Bangladeshi Feminist Collective, helps us take a hard look at the roles of class, colorism, and cultural …

Share With Us: How did you learn where you come from?

June 5th, 2019


Do you have a story about going to language classes, Saturday schools, religious community groups, clubs, music lessons, or other alternative …

The Non-United States of Asian America

June 4th, 2019


Self Evident tells Asian American stories — but that term itself, “Asian American,” can mean many different things to different people. In this episode we present three stories from our listener community to explore the …

Whose Dream Is This, Anyway?

May 21st, 2019


What does it mean to be excluded from the American Dream? Two stories, set 100 years apart, explore this question from the perspective of immigrants who think they’ve made it in America, only to find out that their …

Trailer: We Are Self Evident

May 6th, 2019


The first season of Self Evident: Asian America's Stories comes to a podcast app near you on May 21, 2019. Here's a peep into the stories we'll be presenting during this pilot run of 6 episodes (with a new episode …

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