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News on Asian American Communities
Recommended Readings
Other Media


Artist Han Chandra from Jakarta, Indonesia has generously shared a coloring page to use in your informal community or family gathering during this time of quarantine. Please also find Han Chandra's encouragement specifically for our international students at Purdue University!

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Daily Cooking Quest


Seonkyoung Longest


News on Asian American Communities

Angry Asian Man Blog


Asian Fortune News

The Huffington Post - Asian Voices

Hyphen Magazine

Mochi Magazine

NBC News - Asian America

NPR Codeswitch

The New York Times - Asian Americans




AAWW Radio
"AAWW Radio is the podcast of the Asian American Writers' Workshop, a national nonprofit dedicated to the idea that Asian American stories deserve to be told. Listen to AAWW Radio and you’ll hear selected audio from our current and past events. We’ve hosted established writers like Claudia Rankine, Maxine Hong Kingston, Roxane Gay, Amitav Ghosh, and Hanya Yanagihara, as well as more emerging writers like Ocean Vuong, Solmaz Sharif, and Jenny Zhang. Our events are intimate and intellectual, quirky yet curated, dedicated to social justice but with a sense of humor and weirdness. We curate our events to juxtapose novelists and activists, poets and intellectuals, and bring together people who usually wouldn’t be in the same room. We’ve got it all: from avant-garde poetry to post-colonial politics, feminist comics to lyric verse, literary fiction to dispatches from the racial justice left. A sanctuary for the immigrant imagination, we’re inventing the future of Asian American literary culture."

Asian Americana*
"Asian Americana is a podcast about slices of distinctly Asian American culture and history.

Asian Americana is also a term based on the idea that Asian Americans are a rich and inherent part of the American cultural and historical tapestry. We weren't just present; we've actively built and shaped this nation with endless stories and contributions.

These are more than abstract histories; these are stories of peoples and communities that belong in and build quintessentially American culture.

This is Asian Americana."

Asian American Podcast
"Ken Fong is a third generation Chinese-American who hosts the show. The main goal of the show is to explore cultural, artistic, historical, and spiritual aspects of the Asian American community. Some that have appeared on the podcast include Doctor Sarah Park, who speaks on transracially adopted Koreans, as well as Paul Yen, who speaks on the importance of telling the story of Vietnamese people."

"A podcast for the modern day Asian American woman hosted by Melody Cheng, Helen Wu, and Janet Wang."

Books and Boba*
"Books and Boba is a book club dedicated to books written by Asian and Asian American authors. We cover a wide range of genres including contemporary, historical fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, YA, nonfiction, thrillers, graphic novels, and memoirs."

Confessions of Successful Asian Women
"Aliya Janjua created this podcast on International Women’s Day in 2016. The oldest of three daughters to Pakistani immigrant parents, Janjua hosts candid conversations with women and they talk about steps that have lead them to where they are now, especially touching on barriers that these women had to overcome to pursue their dreams. Janjua’s three pillars are “connect, share and inspire” which is what you will get when you listen to this podcast." -

The Dave Chang Show
"The Korean-American chef of the well-known Momofuko restaurants, Dave Chang, created this podcast to answer some questions. Taking his passion for food and the creative process, he has conversations about those in the industry who have succeeded in the business but also goes beyond to cover other topics that include music, art and sports, to name a few. Chang recently spoke with radio personality Evan Kleiman in “Telling the Story of Food.” -

First of All*
"First of All is a real, unfiltered conversation on career, family, love, & modern culture. Your host is actress/director/entrepreneur Minji Chang, who will bring in her friends & special guests from all walks of life to kick back in her virtual living room. Together we will laugh, drop whatever knowledge we have, & speak our truth on weekly featured topics. Get ready for good times & all the feels."

Fresh Creatives Podcast*
"Fresh Creatives is a podcast about creating new stories! Join our hosts as they create fresh story ideas from scratch with the help of random writing prompts and ideas from listeners."

Good Pop Culture Club*
"A pop culture discussion podcast about the good pop that gets us through our days. Each episode, our hosts and guests discuss what they’ve been watching, their opinions on recent media news, and discuss a featured pop culture topic with an emphasis on diversity and representation."

Green Card Voices
"Green Card Voices is a Minneapolis based, nationally growing non profit that connects immigrants and their communities through multimedia storytelling. We record the first person narratives of immigrants of all immigration statuses, and publish them in books, online and in traveling exhibits."

Korean Drama Podcast*
"Welcome to the Korean Drama Podcast, the K-Drama rewatch podcast by (and for) people who don't watch Korean Dramas. In this podcast, host Will Choi, creator of the Asian AF comedy show at UCB and host of the Drunk Monk podcast, invites some of his friends to join him each season to watch a different classic Korean Drama. Join us each week to experience the reactions of Will and his co-hosts to the dramatically over-the-top world of K-Dramas."

Model Majority
"If you find the Asian American voice lacking in politics, fellow Asian-Americans, Tony Nagatani and Kevin Xu felt the same way. These grassroots organizers talk about politics, activism and civic engagement."

Saturday School Podcast*
"Wake up! Saturday School is a podcast where Brian Hu and Ada Tseng teach your unwilling children about Asian American pop culture history. New episodes released Saturdays at 8am, when all our friends are still in bed watching cartoons. It'll be a blast from the past, as they dig up some of their favorite works they've come across covering Asian American arts & entertainment over the years."

Someday is Here (Religion)
"A podcast created for Asian American women on leadership and culture. I’ve wanted to carve out a space for Asian American women to explore and validate living in both Eastern and Western worlds. Each week we will celebrate our heritage and highlight our history as we explore our Asian American journeys, parts that we are proud of and those of pain." - Apple Podcast Preview

Sound and Fury*
"Sound and Fury, AKA the Angry Asian Podcast, is hosted by Phil Yu, the man behind the long running Asian American media & culture blog, Angry Asian Man. Over the years, Each episode, Phil sits down for an intimate chat with prominent Asian Americans in the entertainment world, most of whom are friends that he's made over more than a decade of covering Asian Americans in media."

They Call Us Bruce*
"Hosts Jeff Yang and Phil Yu present an unfiltered conversation about what's happening in Asian America."

Vietnamese Boat People
"The Vietnamese Boat People podcast is stories of hope, survival and resilience. Between 1975 to 1992, almost two million Vietnamese risked their lives to flee oppression and hardship after the Vietnam War, in one of the largest mass exoduses in modern history. Escaping by boat, many found freedom in foreign land, many were captured and brutally punished, and many did not survive the journey. This population of people are known as the ‘Vietnamese Boat People' and these are their stories." -Vietnamese Boat People Podcast

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Recommended Readings

Asian American Feminist Antibodies - An Asian American Feminist Collective

Journal of Transnational American Studies

The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir - Thi Bui, 2017.

Forgotten Country - Catherine Chung, 2012.

Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning - Cathy Park Hong, 2020.

The Making of Asian America: A History - Erika Lee, 2016.

No-No Boy - John Okada, 1957.

Children's Books


Other Media

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