Podcast by I'm An American, Too
Episode 13: Hellas Leung15/09/2019 Duración: 01h29min
It's been a while but the podcast goes on! On this episode, I interview a good friend of mine - Hellas Leung, a native of Hong Kong who has lived in the US for 25 years. She is a former television anchor and worked briefly in Consumer Fraud for the SFDA. Hellas shares her story of growing up in China, coming to the United States on a student visa; she shares her views on the current turmoil in China and she shares her views on American politics and life. I'd love to hear feedback - you can leave a feedback either on Facebook, SoundCloud or wherever you are listening to this podcast.
Episode 12: Shaotian Cai06/06/2019 Duración: 01h03min
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Episode 11: Deborah Murphy03/03/2019 Duración: 38min
On this first I'm An American Too podcast episode of 2019, I have the pleasure of interviewing Deborah Murphy, an actress here in the Bay Area. Deborah shares with me her life, growing up in Peru (she was born in Argentina); her experiences coming to the Bay Area and experiencing America for the first time, back in the late 90's. We talk about assimilation, what is the American dream and how she sees herself as an American citizen.
Episode 10: Van Le, Grace & Tracy09/04/2018 Duración: 01h13min
In this episode, I had the pleasure of interviewing three ladies - Van Le and Tracy (both from Vietnam) and Grace, from China. All three ladies tell me of their experiences coming to America and their views on American life. Grace and Van are in school for Paralegal studies and Tracy is studying accounting. Grace was a former Chinese teacher who has also lived in Arkansas.
Episode 09: Ming Wang07/04/2018 Duración: 58min
On this episode of I'm An American Too, I interview Ming Wang, an engineer originally from Taiwan. She tells me of her experience coming to America (Los Angeles) in 1995 at the age of 15 - just as the OJ verdict was handed down; her experiences in Ohio and what she thinks of American life. As always, let me know what your comments are and if you enjoy the podcast, subscribe and enjoy.
Episode 08: Joanne Lorenzana Blower & Brant Blower04/03/2018 Duración: 01h17min
On the first American podcast of 2018, I welcome former Filipina star Joanne Lorenzana Blower with her husband and good friend of mine Brant Blower. Joanna had several hits in the 80's while in her native Philippines like I'll Never Let You Go (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2DnNQSofuk); Kung Alam Mo Lang (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIqoLlSrkdE) and Bayan Ko (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDry5KzV0js). Joanne has had Hit Records with OctoArts/EMI and Vicor Music; she also won AWIT Award (Philippine’s equivalent to Grammy) for Best Revival Record, a song she performed at the inauguration of the 12th President of the Philippines, Fidel Ramos. We talk about Joanne's experience in the US, both before and after 9/11; how she and Brant met; and Joanne's take on what's happening in America now. Joanne has a Wikipedia entry (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JoAnne_Lorenzana) and an official Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/JoAnneLorenzanaOFFICIAL/)
Episode 07: Alan Coyne04/09/2017 Duración: 01h06min
On this episode of I'm An American Too, I interview Irishman Alan Coyne, career actor in the Bay Area. Alan and I talk about his upbringing in Ireland, his coming to America at age 9, his view of American politics (we get a bit wonky on our knowledge of American History) and we talk about current events, like AntiFa and the Reaganism of the GOP.
Episode 06: Radhika Rao10/07/2017 Duración: 47min
On this new episode of I'm An American Too, I talk to Radhika Rao, a dear friend of mine and fellow actor and director - she talks about her experience growing up in New Delhi, India; her coming to America via a student visa as a PhD student at Harvard, and her views on American life. It's a great interview - please like and subscribe. Also check out Radhika's website at www.radhikarao.org.
Episode 05: Adam Simpson03/07/2017 Duración: 40min
In this episode of I'm An American Too, I speak to Adam Simpson, an accomplished actor and a member of Off Broadway West (www.offbroadwaywest.org), and a Canadian. Adam and I talk about his journey from Canada to America, the misconceptions about how easy it is for Canadians to blend in America, and Adam shares his story of coming out to his family and the freedom he has here in the Bay Area. Adam also shares his views on what's happening politically in America.
Episode 04: Jeannie Barroga03/07/2017 Duración: 55min
In this episode, I talk to Jeannie Barroga, established playwright who is working on a new novel - Turn Right At Water Buffalo - it's a book that talks about her parents' migration from the Philippines to America immediately after World War II. Jeannie and I talk about her growing up as a Filipina in Milwaukee WI, her parents' struggles with racism and embracing their own culture, and Jeannie's emergence as a playwright. Jeannie also shares how she feels about America in the age of Trump. Please check out her website at www.jeanniebarroga.com
Episode 03: Ben Couch28/06/2017 Duración: 01h05min
In this new episode of I'm An American Too, I talk to American/British citizen Ben Couch. Ben and I shared the stage at Bindlestiff - he's an exceptional actor. Ben and I talk about his experience growing up in England, his take on today's political climate, Brexit and what it's like living in America.
Episode 02: Conrad Panganiban26/06/2017 Duración: 35min
In this episode, I interview Conrad Panganiban, a first generation Filipino American - he shares his story of his parents' journey from the Philippines to America and we talk about issues of assimilation, asian prejudices against other asian Americans, and Conrad's view of the political climate of today. Conrad is a playwright who is a board member of Bindlestiff Studio (www.bindlestiffstudio.org) and has his own website at www.conradpanganiban.com.
Episode 01: Wendy Yang15/06/2017 Duración: 35min
In my first ever interview for I'm An American Too, I talk to an old friend of mine, Wendy Yang. Wendy is from China who has her own business taking care of the elderly in Hercules. Wendy gives her perspective of her life as a Chinese woman - and an American.