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KollabCast Episode 117 – Seoul Saving w/ Jason Y. Lee

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 weekend at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. In addition to talking about the film, we also chat APA Heritage Month, buffet best practices, finding diversity in unexpected places, and Minji’s […]

April 27, 2017 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 116 – One Asian AF Reason Why w/ Michele Selene Ang

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 the #1 spokesperson for the Asian AF comedy series. In addition Minji recaps her trip to Michigan for Kollaboration […]

April 21, 2017 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 115 – Talking Comedy & Andi Mack w/ Lilan Bowden

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 all Asian American Improv Superteam “Voltron.” We talk with Lilan about the new show as well as how she got started with improv and acting. We also discuss the current renaissance of […]

April 14, 2017 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 114 – Low-Key Masterclass w/ Parvesh Cheena

This week we are joined by the funny and always insightful Parvesh Cheena, who you may know from his roles in Barbershop, Outsourced, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and so much more! Listen in as Parvesh provides Minji with sage acting career advice in between discussing his April Fools Day hi-jinks. We also chat about Ghost in the Shell, television […]

April 7, 2017 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 113 – Stay Calm and Just Feng w/ FENG

Multi-hyphenate content creating renaissance man FENG joins the KollabCast this week to talk about living the creative life, from dancing with the legendary Quest Crew to pursuing photography, video, and blogging. We also talk through our thoughts about Ghost in the Shell, the latest  Crazy Rich Asians casting, and the recent discourse on “hot Asian […]

March 31, 2017 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 112 – Playing Catch Up

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 of BBC girl, Disney’s Andi Mack, and more! This week’s intro & outro music is “29” […]

March 24, 2017 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 111 – Kollab’s First SXSW w/ Melissa Polinar

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 Minji find some time to record a quick podcast with Melissa Polinar! One of our favorite musician friends and one of the showcasing artists at Kollaboration’s Asian American music showcase […]

March 17, 2017 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 110 – Alex Hwang is not Steve Aoki w/ Alex Hwang

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 to check out, and how Alex and Steve Aoki are definitely not the same person. We also chat International Women’s Day, Top Chef and cooking shows, and spend […]

March 10, 2017 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 109 – XOXO Yaaaas w/ Christine Chen

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 including striking out to create her own independent productions with XOXO Christine and her new podcast Perfectly Imperfect. We also chat about the horror sensation Get Out, debrief […]

March 3, 2017 • by Marvin Yueh

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

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 chat about the latest pop culture topics including Minji’s impressions of The Great Wall, why John Wick 2 is […]

February 24, 2017 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 107 – Clarissa Takes on the World w/ Clarissa Wei

This week we welcome back Clarissa Wei to the KollabCast! Since we last talked to her on episode 26, she’s been all around China, Tibet, the Amazon, and is now planning a trip to Costa Rica, all while working as a freelance journalist. We chat about how writing about food has led her to learning about conservation practices […]

February 17, 2017 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 106 – Allegiance and Resistance w/ Greg Watanabe

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 as well as the importance of learning lessons from the past, especially in light of current events. We also chat about the power of the arts to tell hidden stories, the […]

February 10, 2017 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 105 – High and Lows w/ Dia Frampton

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 Frampton. She joins hosts Marvin and Minji to talk about Lunar New Year as well as Oscar noms and controversies. We also chat about Dia’s upcoming album (out March 3rd), and the highs […]

February 3, 2017 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 104 – Welcome to the Sundance w/ Roseanne Liang

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 director Roseanne Liang who just made her Sundance debut with her short Do No Harm! We chat with Roseanne about her journey as a creative as well as discuss our personal Sundance […]

January 27, 2017 • by Marvin Yueh

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

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 feature film about the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing (in theaters now), and his journey from stand-up comedy to acting. We also chat about #SaltBAE, having too much swag, and […]

January 20, 2017 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 102 – Milk Pens & Golden Globes

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 our favorite Asian retail crossovers (but really stationary and milk pens). We also talk Golden Globe moments, awards season, and […]

January 13, 2017 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 101 – New Year Sniffles

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 straight weeks of podcasting! This week’s episode is a little shorter due to the compromised states of our hosts but we do get in some […]

January 7, 2017 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast 100 – KollabCast LIVE!

  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 https://youtu.be/m1LBeG9pplw). Together we wrap up 2016 by discussing our favorite moments of 2016, a year where good moments were often overshadowed. Thank you […]

December 30, 2016 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 99 – Ancient One Answers

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 shenanigans, and how it’s a good time to be Asian American in media. We also dive into the recent Margaret Cho/Tilda Swinton drama over the Dr.  Strange casting. Happy  Holidays! Dont’ forget, […]

December 23, 2016 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 98 – Finding the Balance w/ Sean Miura

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 Globe noms, Kubo, and the importance of respecting your source material, before diving into our main topic, the response letters that the LA Times published this week that defended Japanese […]

December 16, 2016 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 97 – How Far We’ll Go w/ Lily Rugo

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 unsolicited life and career advice! We also discuss Minji’s newest obsession, Disney’s latest animated feature Moana, and the culture of Disney movies in general! Stay shiny everyone! […]

December 9, 2016 • by Marvin Yueh

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

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, host of Saturday School and creator of Haikus with Hotties, and Will Choi, host of Drunk Monk and creator of the Asian AF variety show at UCB. Together they […]

December 1, 2016 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 95 – Happy Posi Thanksgiving w/ Timothy John

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! We keep it posi as we disucss taking a break from Social Media, parental expectations, and dealing with imposter syndrome. Marvin also makes one last rant about the increasing encroachment of X’mas […]

November 24, 2016 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 94 – Create the Future w/ Lily Rugo

We’re coming at you after an epic Kollaboration weekend of inspiration and celebration with the Asian American creative community! The 2016 EMPOWER Creative Leadership Conference and STAR Finale Showcase are in the books and Marvin, Minji, and our intern Lily sit down to debrief and decompress. We also chat about Jackie Chan’s honorary Oscar, the new […]

November 18, 2016 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 93 – Remember When? (Clip Show)

Whew, what a week huh? Our hosts have been busy preparing for Kollaboration’s biggest events of the year, the EMPOWER Creative Leadership Conference and Kollaboration STAR Asian American Talent Showcase and with all the craziness from the election,  we weren’t able to bring you a proper episode. So in lieu of that, here is our […]

November 11, 2016 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 92 – #ThanksgivingComesFirst

This week Marvin and Minji discuss what they’ve been working on the last few weeks for Kollaboration, the Kollaboration EMPOWER Creative Leadership Conference and STAR Showcase. We also discuss some heavier topics in honor of October being Domestic Abuse Awareness Month as well as how to describe the politics of casting. Finally, Marvin once again […]

November 3, 2016 • by Marvin Yueh

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

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 showcase Will produced in reaction to the whitewashing of Ghost in the Shell earlier this year. In addition to the […]

October 27, 2016 • by Marvin Yueh

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

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 discuss family road trips, drill down on Asian representation, talk remakes, and celebrate getting our Kollaboration panel onto the SXSW 2017 program! We also chat to our guests about their film project, and […]

October 20, 2016 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 89 – The Asian American Beat w/ Jeff Yang

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 a journalist and columnist as well as weigh in with our thoughts on the latest Mulan script leak and the momentum of Asian Americans in media. Mostly though, we just listen to […]

October 14, 2016 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 88 – The Most Auspicious Episode

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 audiences, and how Asians are coming in strong this Fall TV season, and not only in […]

October 7, 2016 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 87 – The One Before 88

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 about our “Asian” names, how we pronounce them, and how our personal relationships with them have […]

September 30, 2016 • by Marvin Yueh

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

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 news and random musings including the Emmys, NBC’s Asian snack showdown, and why a house would have only spoons. Our new intern, and Kollaboration Boston Associate Director, Lily Rugo also […]

September 22, 2016 • by Marvin Yueh

KOLLABORATION PRESENTS – Julia Cho and Tim Ma

Kollaboration Presents is a new podcast from the Kollaboration.org Editorial Team. Each month we bring you in-depth interviews, features, and stories from Asian America and the Asian Diaspora. This month bring you profiles of Asian American artists  who are pursuing their passions including Julia Cho, artist and co-founder of LA-based theater collective Artists at Play, and […]

September 20, 2016 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 85 – That NYC Hustle w/ Sung Lee

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 discuss being told how to eat pho, Steve Aoki’s new docuentary, and how there’s a new live-action Mulan in the works. After that we chat with Sung about that NYC hustle, how he got […]

September 15, 2016 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 84 – Voice Your Vote w/ Alton Wang

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 rediscovery of staged theater, and Alton’s thoughts on a controversial casting call. We also chat with Alton about […]

September 8, 2016 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 83 – Podcast Redux w/ G Yamazawa

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 Kollab Alum G Yamazawa! We recap the Comedy Comedy Festival, chat about the highs and lows of the […]

September 1, 2016 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 82 – Singles and Cargo Shorts w/ Philip Wang

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 on YouTube Red. We also talk about how Asian American media, digital media and Wong Fu themselves have evolved over the last decade. Most importantly, the crew weighs in on […]

August 25, 2016 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 81 – The Podcast Podcast

#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 the wealth of Asian American comedic talent and our excitement of showcasing more improv and storytelling comedy into the public consciousness.  Roundtable topics include racist snapchat filters, the most awesome olympic […]

August 18, 2016 • by Marvin Yueh

Kollaboration Presents – Naomi Ko, Cafe Dulce, and PacArts Movement

Kollaboration Presents is a new podcast from the Kollaboration.org Editorial Team. Each month we bring you in-depth interviews, features, and stories from Asian America and the Asian Diaspora. This month we talk to an up-and-coming screenwriter, a community-driven entrepreneur, and a film festival curator. We also bring you hot music from the Kollaboration network and sneak […]

August 15, 2016 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 80 – The Cinnabon Monster

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, eastern medicine, and Chinese money in Hollywood. Minji also makes a pitch to bring the Asian American voice to South by Southwest, it’s super effective! This week’s intro & outro […]

August 11, 2016 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 79 – The KCon is On

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 adventures in China, casting anxieties, bookreading, and the new Chinese Superman. We also chat about the last weekend’s K-Con, where three of our panelists were a part of. Flower Boys, teen K-pop stars, […]

August 4, 2016 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 78 – The Academy & Beyond

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, and Motherlands. Minji also debriefs on her trip to Boston to speak at the Union of North American Vietnamese Student Associations Conference. We also do a belated debrief on […]

July 28, 2016 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 77 – Princes of Marco Polo

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 about world events, emmy noms, and representation. We also chat about the making of Marco Polo season 2, creating shows for streaming, and working on a truly […]

July 21, 2016 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 76 – Outcreating Negativity

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 the bad stuff in the world and what it means to be an ally and have solidarity, also […]

July 14, 2016 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 75 – Life Imitating Art

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. Highlights include Minji recounting being maid of honor at her best friend’s wedding, REO Speedwagon sing alongs, why playing the […]

July 7, 2016 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 74 – Awkwafina Checks In

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 we chat about the new Academy class, bad judges, and Wong Fu’s new lip sync video. In addition we ask Awkwafina questions about her career, her inspiration, and her upbringing. […]

July 1, 2016 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 73 – RomComs and Adulting

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 from Vulture, our parent’s immigrant stories, and how our relationships with our parents has changed as we’ve learned how to adult. Also the Brexit, we talk a little about the Brexit. […]

June 23, 2016 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 72 – Let’s Talk Things Out

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 and get a few (hundred) thoughts off of our chests. But not before a lighter roundtable segment […]

June 16, 2016 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 71 – Coast to Coast

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 rituals that we celebrate before diving into a conversation about voter engagement and civic duty. Minji shares her experience of voting in Tuesday’s California Primary while Marvin feels […]

June 10, 2016 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 70 – Fellow Young People

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 range of topics including the week’s heavy events, internet trolling, anime, and APAHM. We also discuss AZN culture and get schooled about K-Pop. This week’s intro music is provided by […]

June 3, 2016 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 69 – The Courage to Be Well

This week, in honor of May being Mental Health Awareness Month, we talk about wellness and mental health, especially from an Asian American perspective, with special guest, multi-disciplinary artist, and community organizer traci kato-kiriyama. In addition, we also chat about the recent LA APA Heritage Month concert, Google’s tribute to Yuri Kochiyama, and talk data (but […]

May 26, 2016 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 68 – Sensory Overload

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 22 years) to show his film Spa Night at the Jeonju International Film Festival. The crew also talks […]

May 19, 2016 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 67 – Barack’s Soft Hands

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 Change, returns to the KollabCast to share her experiences at the White House along with Minji, who was also there. In addition to recounting their DC adventures, we also […]

May 12, 2016 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 66 – Fix It in Post

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 API-Equality LA and a one of the organizers of Protect Koreatown. Our topics this week include Beyonce’s Lemonade, […]

May 5, 2016 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 65 – Film Festivals and Impressionists

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 Dinh and Julie Zhan. We chat cheating on tests, film festivals, being critical, and how the impressionist movement was pretty much the digital media of the 19th century. […]

April 28, 2016 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 64 – Big Phony and Megan Lee’s Guide to South Korea

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 about airplane horror stories, luggage mishaps, and the latest in Hollywood whitewashing crimes. Bobby and Megan also share their expert travel advice for Minji’s upcoming trip to Seoul. Take notes! This week’s […]

April 21, 2016 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 63 – Yes And…

This week the KollabCast welcomes fellow podcasters Keiko Agena and Will Choi from the Drunk Monk Podcast! Together, this podcasting dream team discuss TV tattoo competitions, racist flirting, and Conan in Korea. We also talk improv with our guests, who are longtime improv partners in the LA comedy scene, and try to coax juicy Gilmore Girls details from […]

April 14, 2016 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 62 – Blame it on Mercury

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, Toronto-based comedian, poet, past Kollaboration host and master of the pun. This week’s topics include performing stand-up in Asia, horoscopes, Asian American figure skaters, middle child problems, and tattoo regrets. This week’s […]

April 7, 2016 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 61 – Fire Prince Rufio

This week, the KollabCast is joined by an artist that has inspired multiple generations of Asian Americans over the past decades. Whether you know him as Rufio of the Lost Boys, or Prince Zuko of the Fire Nation, Dante Basco is an Asian American Icon who’s made a career being a badass on screen. Join […]

March 31, 2016 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 60 – Sam Loves VR

Our post-SXSW coverage continues as filmmaker and actor Samantha Futerman joins us this week to gush about virtual reality. Minji shares her thoughts on comic book movies and Chris Nolan, and Marvin ponders if animated Asian characters given the whitewashing treatment mean the same as live action ones. This week’s intro music is provided by Kollaboration Alum […]

March 24, 2016 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 59 – Knee Deep in Festival Season

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 in from her adventures at South by Southwest in Austin, and Marvin reports in from his weekend at CAAMFest in San Francisco. This […]

March 17, 2016 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 58 – AJ Checks In

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 shares some stories behind his recent musical projects. Along the way we also chat about Minji becoming her mom for a Buzzfeed shoot, the many layers of children’s media, and diversity (or the lack […]

March 10, 2016 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 57 – Let’s Talk about the Oscars

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 help us make sense of what we all saw. Together we talk about bad dated jokes and ask ourselves why the Asian community seems to be all but invisible in the […]

March 2, 2016 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 56 – Saving Seouls

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 with him about starting the Jubulee Project and  his adventures documenting human trafficking prostitution in South Korea. We also chat about the folly of youth, #OscarsSoWhite, the current Asian […]

February 25, 2016 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 55 – A Night at the Spa

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 Jury Prize for Breakthrough Performance! Together we chat about Andrew’s experience at Sundance and gain some more insight about being an Asian American filmmaker. We also discuss the 2016 Grammy performances, Beyonce’s Formation music […]

February 18, 2016 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 54 – All About Connections

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, Parenthood (and parents), Networking, Lunar New Year, and the Super Bowl (but actually more regarding the halftimeshow).  Along the way we […]

February 11, 2016 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 53 – Naomi Ko’s Fan Fiction

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 joins hosts Marvin and Minji to discuss visiting home as an adult, the new trend of series continuations, books on tape, and Naomi’s secret passion of writing erotic fan fiction. […]

February 4, 2016 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 52 – Sundancing the Night Away

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 Sundance Film Festival. We also talk Macklemore, strange casting decisions, and recent beefs in science. Thanks to […]

January 28, 2016 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 51 – Monsters, Rivers, and Oscars

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 singer of the rock band Run River North as well as a Kollaboration Staff Alumnus. Together, the crew discuss the recent Oscar nominations, surviving The Revenant, memories of Alan Rickman, and the trials and tribulations of a […]

January 20, 2016 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 50 – A Farewell to the Starman

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 season! Here’s to the next 50 episodes! This week’s intro music is provided by Kollaboration Toronto Alum Plaitwrights […]

January 14, 2016 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 49 – Resolutions and Coachella

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 Marvin’s visit to the Nanjing Massacre Memorial. We also discuss whether being “too old” for Coachella is a thing that exists. Are you ready for 2016? This week’s intro music […]

January 7, 2016 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 48 – Peace Out 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 muses on the latest developments in the Korea/Japan relationships. Some spoiler-free Star Wars talk also occurs. […]

December 30, 2015 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 47 – Fancy Gym Problems

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 shares a personal crisis from her week trial at Equinox. Also we chat production in the aftermath of the Miss Universe gaffe which somehow turns into a […]

December 24, 2015 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 46 – To Live and Dine in Placerville

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 social technologies. In addition, Marvin follows up with more details about his Asian trip, Minji describes her own family’s unique choice in vacation destinations, and the crew chats about […]

December 16, 2015 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 45 – Beau Brings the Noise

Nothing stops the KollabCast, especially not international travel! Poet, Writer, Activist, Educator, Beau Sia joins this week’s super-sized KollabCast as Marvin wakes up in the middle of the night to fulfill his hosting duties from Taipei, Taiwan. We chat Oklahoma, Tinder profiles, Old People, Ugly Sweaters, cooking with Lucky Charms, Kollab Star, and more! Also pay […]

December 9, 2015 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 44 – Motivational Travel Tips

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 abroad on the set of Netflix’s Marco Polo. We also chat about our Thanksgivings, travel tips, motivational speaker, and answer a listener email! This week’s intro music is provided by Kollaboration Toronto […]

December 2, 2015 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 43 – Master of Thanksgving

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 Thanksgiving focused, but then dovetails into a wide range of subjects such as Aziz Ansari’s Master of None, Millenials, Dating, Weddings, and Black Friday (ok that’s more back on track)! […]

November 26, 2015 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 42 – After Star

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 welcome the winner of Kollaboration Star, Peter Chung, to the podcast. We chat at length about Kollab Star, Thanksgiving, and what’s next for Kollaboration. This week’s intro and outro music features […]

November 19, 2015 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 41 – Anna Akana vs. Our Dystopian Futures

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, for a whirlwind discussion about their adventures in entertainment and creating awesome content. Along the way the crew also chats about the San Diego Asian Film Festival, Aziz Ansari’s excellent new show, fake-quitting social media, our […]

November 11, 2015 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 40 – How to Pronounce “Dol”

Andrew Ahn, director of the upcoming feature film Spa Night, joins the KollabCast to talk about making movies, Sundance, and Adele’s latest music video spectacular. The crew also chats about discrimination in media and most importantly, the unfettered invasion of the holiday season by x’mas! Also,Marvin learns how to pronounce “dol.” As always, send us your listener […]

November 4, 2015 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 39 – Hmong-Lao Halloween Friends

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” Vongsay who are performing their 2-women show (www.hmonglaofriendshipplay.com) this weekend in St. Paul! Join us as we talk about communicating with ghosts, Asians on […]

October 28, 2015 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 38 – Late Night Chats about the Future

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. As always, send us your listener questions at podcast@kollaboration.org This week’s Intro/outro music […]

October 22, 2015 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 37 – He’s a Witch!

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 on the weekend’s Kollaboration activities before we dive into this weeks stories including a discussion on the passing of activist Grace Lee Boggs, more discussion on the Martian, and […]

October 14, 2015 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 36 – Fall is Here

Marvin and Minji celebrate the fall as they prepare for one last Kollaboration travel weekend. This week, our hosts discuss the encroachment of Xmas across holiday lines, haunted houses, self health, Dr. Ken, and the latest round of Hollywood whitewashing. There’s also an email to answer! It’s a good day! As always, send us your listener […]

October 7, 2015 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 35 – Our Asian American Family Vacations

Alvin Lim, the Marketing Chair for the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE), and director of SASEFest, joins Minji and Marvin for this week’s KollabCast. Inspired by the premiere of Fresh off the Boat, our panel discusses how their own families did vacations in their youth. In honor of anti-bullying month in October, we also chat about […]

September 30, 2015 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 34 – The AaronCast

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 inviting not one, but TWO Aarons to the podcast, Aaron Chang, former Kollab Houston ED, and our favorite, Aaron Yeung, current Kollab Seattle ED. Please excuse the Skype […]

September 23, 2015 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 33 – Hanging with Ellie

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 to chatting about the Big Apple, this week’s discussion includes stories of hustlin’ in the entertainment biz, travel tips, scary movies, and Parisian hip hop clubs! […]

September 16, 2015 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 32 – Angry in the Valley

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 Culture & Social Commentary! Join us as we talk Asians on Fall TV, […]

September 9, 2015 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 31 – Festival Weekend Aftermath

The Kollaboration EMPOWER Conference and Comedy Comedy Festival: A Comedy Festival have wrapped! Minji and Marvin dig deep to find the energy to debrief with the organizers of the CCF, friend of the show Jenny Yang, and writer Sarah Kuhn. We talk Asian American representation, touch on the rise of geek culture, writing our own […]

September 2, 2015 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 30 – How Haikus with Hotties Happened

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 of Ada’s Haiku for Hotties Kickstarter and discuss what makes an Asian Hottie, as well as Asians in showbusiness, how millenials get their news, and pop culture gaps! As always, […]

August 25, 2015 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 29 – Ready Jetset Go!

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 are joined by friends (and Kollab Alum) Alfa and Priska to talk about travel tips (and horror stories), music, cooking shows, self-care, and a bajillion other topics. As always, send us your […]

August 19, 2015 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 28 – Minji Presents: Dating!

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 Lim, and Nicki sun join this special KollabCast to talk dating while Asian, first loves, Disney standards, and online dating apps. Can you feel the love? As always, send us […]

August 14, 2015 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 27 – Time Traveling Babyface

This week we spin tales of time traveling R&B producers and agressive playlists. Former Kollaboration Houston Executive Director Jeff Chen, AKA DJ KidStylez, joins us and our friend Richie Menchavez, AKA the TRAKTIVIST, to talk big Texas roads, beaver themed truck stops, and all things music! As always, send us your listener questions at podcast@kollaboration.org This […]

August 5, 2015 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 26 – Eaters and Taste Enthusiasts

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 Clarissa Wei for our most epic(urean) chat yet. One part exploration of Chinese food, one part virtue of cooking one’s own food, one part insights on Asian American cuisine, and a sprinkling […]

July 29, 2015 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 25 – Pop Culture Squad

This week we have a supersized KollabCast with 3 guests joining Marvin and Minji on the podcast! Kollaboration staffers and actual real-life co-workers Lee Yang and Jen Ju join the cast along with Juliet Shen of 18 Million Rising and Facinasians. Together we talk about all the things from racism and the media to Xanga, Taylor Swift, […]

July 23, 2015 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 24 – Pros and (Comi)Cons

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 the KollabCast, along with our new friend Laura Sirikul of Nerd Reactor. Join us for a facinating chat about Comicon, San Diego, former jobs, Paul Rudd, spoons, […]

July 16, 2015 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 23 – Road Stories with Andrew Rose

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! We also chat about improv classes, our high school video projects, millenials, and go deep into how the production sausage is made. As always, send us your listener questions at podcast@kollaboration.org This week’s Intro/outro […]

July 8, 2015 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 22 – Rolling with Dice and Joy

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 Minji to the KollabCast! This week we recap last weekend’s Kollaboration LA showcase, marriage equality, and the latest Hollywood whitewashing project! This week’s intro music is provided by Kollaboration […]

July 1, 2015 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 21 – Boy’s Night at the Miura’s

With Minji sidelined for the night, the KollabCast officially goes off the rails! Marvin is joined by Tuesday Night Project’s Sean Miura to talk summer jams, childhood rooms, urban development, Charleston, the awesome new Pixar flick Inside Out, and the dissapointing Jurrasic World. Marvin also recounts his weekend with a pug speed dating simulator (Hot Date, available […]

June 24, 2015 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 20 – Identity, Family, and Rachel Dolezal

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 this week as we chat about the Rachel Dolezal story, culture, identity, family, and spend some time on sports (Congratulations Warriors fans). As always, send us your listener […]

June 17, 2015 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 19 – Don’t Emma Stone me Bro!

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 casting news, musical theater, and the business of entertainment. We also take email questions about M. Night […]

June 10, 2015 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 18 – Aloha Hot Aaron

Is it really June already? Kollab Seattle Executive Director Aaron Yeung joins us again for an epic conversation about same-day shipping, drones, the movie Aloha (and it’s casting woes), brand strategy, and Caitlyn Jenner. Also our podcasting rig gets an upgrade! See if you can hear the difference! As always, send us your listener questions at […]

June 3, 2015 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 17 – Tell us a Story

Jetsetting comedian, producer, storyteller, and all around certified cool person Jenny Yang returns to the KollabCast to chat with us and make noises with her mouth. In between laughing fits. we find time to chat about Texas (again), our long weekends, improvised comedy, Taiwanese accents, and the power of comedy. As always, send us your listener questions at […]

May 27, 2015 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 16 – Caveman Selfies

Hold up, I gotta snapchat this… ok, we good. This week the KollabCast welcomes our friend Travis Graham to talk snapchat, selfies, cavemen, caveman selfies. as well as 90’s fashion, things we learned (and didn’t learn) in school, and back to snapchat again. Who wants to create a Kollaboration geofilter? As always, send us your listener questions […]

May 20, 2015 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 15 – Thank Goodness for Good TV

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 while food poisoned, Fresh off the Boat and Dr. Ken, our favorite nostalgic tv shows, desert island strategies, matinee movie prices and more! As always, […]

May 14, 2015 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 14 – TRAKTIVISM 101

Happy Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! This week we’re joined by our friend Richie the Traktivist, of www.traktivist.com for a fresh new Kollabcast about the music of our youth, what defines APA music, The wonderful costumes at the Met Gala, Cotillions, and hipster glasses! Send us your questions at podcast@kollaboration.org This week’s intro music is […]

May 7, 2015 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 13 – Everyone’s a Critic

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 Pacific Arts, and Brian Hu, of Pacific Arts Movement in San Diego, to chat about the art of podcasting, Asian American films, the value of artistic criticism, and […]

April 29, 2015 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 12 – Boston Double Header

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! Because of the hectic travel schedules, this week’s podcast features two conversations and two sets of guests including representatives of Boston, DC, and Seattle. Join us as we chat […]

April 22, 2015 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 11 – PK’s Adventures in Parenting

This week, we’re joined by Kollaboration Founder, Paul “PK” Kim in the middle of babysitting duty. He enlightens us on the secrets of married life, the unknown world of male birth control, and of course some hilarious Kollaboration history. The crew also talks parenting, the merits of going to college, and the positive effects of confidence. […]

April 15, 2015 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 10 – Hey New Media, Where the Women at?

The KollabCast celebrates our 10th episode by bringing on 2 Canadians and 2 Christines! Christine Chen, producer at Wong Fu Productions and Kollaboration Staff alum, and Linda Dong, Professional YouTuber and Jeep enthusiast, joins Marvin and Minji for a spirited conversatin about the origins of Wong Fu, women in new media (and entertainment in general), T-Sweezy’s sweet […]

April 8, 2015 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 9 – A Simple Chat About Coffee and Mushu

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 Night Cafe Producer Sean Miura and Actress/Writer Naomi Ko to the podcast table! Brace yourself for tasty topics such as present wrapping, the follies of #racetogether, the origins […]

April 1, 2015 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 8 – Festivals and Rodeos

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 Austin, Rodeos  in Houston, country music, breweries, all the meats, and a story that will change the way you look at strawberry yogurt FOREVER! Come catch the travel bug with us! […]

March 26, 2015 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 7 – Good Vibes from the Bay

Greetings from the Bay Area! We’re here for CAAMFest 2015, specifically to catch the world premiere of the Kollaboration SF Documentary! Joining the team this week is our friend Jenny Yang, who chats with us about movies at CAAMFest, teaching ourselves production, women in digital media (inspired by our new favorite podcast Bullet Train), and […]

March 18, 2015 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 6 – See You KTown Cowboy

Well… it’s technically still Wednesday in Hawaii! Comedian, Actor, and Kollaboration alum Dany Cho joins the KollabCast this week to chat about his upcoming movie KTown Cowbows, Asian American representation in media, brutally honest insights from his experiences in the entertainment industry, and why he wants racist people to be racist to him. This week’s intro […]

March 11, 2015 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 5 – The Legend of #KollabOrDie

In this supersized episode, we welcome Kristy Lam, the executive director of Kollaboration Boston to the KollabCast! Yes we are now officially the KollabCast! To celebrate our new name, we discover the origins of #KollabOrDie, get serious about APA idenity and our parent’s struggles, offer advice to upcoming college graduates, and discuss the tragic absense […]

March 4, 2015 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 4 – David Choi Writes Songs About You

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 to pop music is OKAY, the Oscars, and face touching! Wait… what? Music in this episode provided courtesy of David Choi. Listen to his new album Stories of You’s and […]

February 25, 2015 • by Admin

KollabCast Episode 3 – Our Parents were Cool Once Too

  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 we discuss Lunar New Year, Culture, and how our parents were so much cooler before they had us! We also chat about the 40th anniversary of SNL, good and bad Ken Jeong, […]

February 18, 2015 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 2 – Fresh off the Bay

  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 than before! This week, Marvin and Minji chat about San […]

February 11, 2015 • by Marvin Yueh

KollabCast Episode 1 – The Pilot

  Introducing the Kollaboration Podcast (title pending), our newest media project where we’ll be sharing stories from around the Kollaboration Movement as well as our views on issues and current events in the sphere of Asian American (and sometimes Canadian) popular culture. In this pilot episode , we give an overview of the Kollaboration movement, […]

February 2, 2015 • by Marvin Yueh