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So check it out. This episode features a great conversation with a friend, fellow writer and pioneer in the Asian American media space, Jeff Yang:
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Episode 5: Jeff Yang
In episode five, I talk to writer/thinker/Asian American media godfather Jeff Yang about A. Magazine, C-grade multicultural superheroes and the struggle to create content that speaks to the diversity of Asian America.
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Some notes about this episode:
- Check out Jeff Yang's musings on Asian American pop culture in Tao Jones, his column for The Wall Street Journal's Speakeasy blog.
- Here's an old San Francisco Chronicle article, circa 2004, on the launch of Jeff's television show for young Asian Americans, Stir: Bay Area station creating a 'Stir' / Asian-language Channel 26 trying first show in English.
- Learn more about Secret Identities, the Asian American superhero comic anthology Jeff co-edited with Keith Chow, Jerry Ma and Parry Shen, and its upcoming sequel Shattered.
- And just for the hell of it, here's a link to the Signature Shirt, designed by Cliff Chiang and available from Epic Proportions, I was wearing while recording this podcast.