Explainer Introduction Episode - What is the podcast about?

What is this podcast about?

This is an introduction to cover the following

  • Who is it for?
  • What is the format?
  • What is in it for you?
  • What can you expect?
  • What topics will be covered?
  • Whose voices will you hear?
  • Why should you listen?

SHOW NOTES

Who is it this podcast for?

  • If you are a business professional and want your company to be sustainable in the future, then you might want to tune in.
  • If you believe that America  has problems and you want to be part of the solution. Then stick around

What is this podcast about? What is the format? What is in it for you? Let’s talk about it.

“Aren’t Asians All Alike?” Don’t answer that just yet— I’m here to help you draw your own conclusions by sharing stories you’re aren’t currently privy to. My name is Jolene Jang, I am ethnically Japanese, Chinese and Swedish and culturally Japanese American. 4th generation in America. I am a middle-aged, non-disabled, petite cis-gendered woman in Seattle with long natural dark brown hair

I speak from 150-180 words per minute and in you podcast player you can adjust your listening to  half-speed all the way up to 3.5 speed on spotify, most players are double speed. On my website, Jolene Jang. I will have show notes and the transcription.

If you want the video version than watch on spotify or youtube.

By giving you a window into the minds of Americans of Asian descent, I aim to help you understand more about the this ginormous category of people.  It is likely that your Asian American colleagues, friends, and family often keep their feelings under wraps; sharing our emotions isn’t the norm. Those types of thing are supposed to stay inside, those are private. Did you see the Netflix series Beef with Ali Wong and Steven Yuen? It’s a fine illustration of repressing and feelings and then what happens because of it. Explosion!

That’s where I come in. I am here to give insights as an Asian American. In hopes that you cn help build an environment where Asians will feel comfortable to share with you and to be themselves without codeswitching.

You know how Seinfeld talks about mundane, everyday observations? Well, I’ll take everyday situations you might not have thought about and give you my take. Similar to Seinfeld without the humor.

For instance, I was at Target, getting my steps in, and I noticed that most of the models in the pictures were people of color, with a few plus sizes. I was so excited, I took pictures of many ads. Representation matters, and Asians are also featured in these ads. This gives me hope. Target understands the financial value of showcasing different faces and body types, attracting more business. From my perspective, seeing Asian faces on the walls makes the store feel more welcoming, like I belong.

Here’s the rundown of what my podcast covers:

  • Asian Americans in the workplace
  • How Asian Americans fit into the diversity umbrella
  • Asian American history
  • #StopAsianHate
  • Current events

I will sprinkle min short segments, so you can always have something to share at the watercooler.

  • Expressions of Hate (like putting “ching chong” on fast-food receipts)
  • Culture Bites (did you know New Year’s Day is big for the Japanese?)
  • Factoids (ever heard that Sikhism is the 5th largest religion?)
  • Little Things Mean a Lot victories (cue the Hmong Cultural Center Museum)
  • Asian Ally Spotlight (check out the Star Wars Podcast; Joey Krikorian throws light on #StopAsianHate)
  • Terms of the day (coconut, banana, oreo)

With my background as the Fun Specialist, I might gamify some episodes for competitive listeners.

Whose voices will we hear?

It’s not just my voice on the airwaves. I chat with Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islanders. You’ll also meet Asian Allies and discover why they decided to acknowledge AANHPIs.  On occasion, we will have Black & Asian Perspectives, where you get to hear how we see things. Kevin Henry do many presentations together around race and conflict.

The goal? To make you ponder, reflect, and make smarter choices at home, socially, and at work.

Wishful thinking: After tuning in, you will:

  • Deepen your understanding of the complex Asian American experience
  • Recognize your power; even small actions make a big difference
  • Give yourself a nudge to speak up
  • See through different lenses, to spot things you’ve never noticed
  • Want to be an ally 
  • Get comfortable with bein  uncomfortable
  • Celebrate the small wins

So, subscribe to hear stories from Empowered Asians, meet Asian Allies, and

And learn how Asians are not alike.

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Find the answer here. Jolene tackles Asian challenges in this unfiltered podcast, sharing personal stories and offering bold, vulnerable, no-codeswitching talk. The goal is to make you think, reflect, and make better choices by understanding the impact of today’s actions.

 

Tune in for stories from Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander voices. Meet courageous Asian Allies. The impact of these stories aims to make you pause and inspire action. It’s a bold space for authentic conversations, unheard stories, and empowerment.