Recent Episodes
#302:
Suman Mallick: The Black-Marketer’s Daughter

We kick off our 7th season and AAPI Heritage Month with my conversation with Suman Mallick, who recently published his first novel about a young Pakistani woman who must learn to surmount the myriad obstacles presented by living in a world bound by patriarchy and a love-less marriage. Intro: It’s OK Not to Be OK

#301:
Harry Manaka: Chronicles of a Sansei Rocker

The 60s and 70s in Southern California (and to a lesser extent in Northern California) were marked by the flourishing of talented Asian American dance-party-bands. Harry was a central figure in that captivating scene, as a musician and later as the co-owner of one of the hot venues. As such, he has captured this era… Read more »