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RISE: A Pop History of Asian America from the Nineties to Now


Originally Aired: Monday, May 23, 2022


Jeff Yang and Phil Yu, coauthors of the New York Times bestseller “RISE: A Pop History of Asian America from the Nineties to Now” and hosts of the acclaimed podcast THEY CALL US BRUCE will be recording an evening of live podcasts with guests who’ll share their recollections of Asian America in the Nineties, 2000s and 2010s, and their reflections of what’s changed today, in food, fashion, entertainment and technology. Guests feature award winning food writer Agnes Chung Talde, Top Chef Dale Talde, JoySauce deputy editor in chief Frankie Huang, stylist and costume designer Minji Kim, writer and comedian Karen Chee, VC and AsianAvenue.com founder Ben Sun, and tech observer and Glitch CEO Anil Dash.

Credit: Photo provided by guests.

JEFF YANG has been observing, exploring, and writing about the Asian American community for over thirty years. He launched one of the first Asian American national magazines, A. Magazine, in the late ‘Nineties and early 2000s, and now writes frequently for CNN, Quartz, Slate, and elsewhere. He has written/edited three books—Jackie Chan’s New York Times bestselling memoir I Am Jackie Chan: My Life in Action; Once Upon a Time in China, a history of the cinemas of Hong Kong, Taiwan and the Mainland; and Eastern Standard Time: A Guide to Asian Influence on American Culture. He lives in Los Angeles, CA

PHIL YU is the founder and editor of the popular Asian American news and culture blog, Angry Asian Man, which has had a devoted following since 2001. His commentary has been featured and quoted in the the Washington Post, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR, and elsewhere. He lives in Los Angeles, CA.


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