Apple Podcasts has been celebrating Asian Heritage month by creating this curated list featuring Asian Hosted Podcast. This is my second time on this list which I have been truly grateful for.
Since its still Asian Heritage Month, I wanted to showcase the shows that was highlighted. Please support them by subscribing, leaving a 5 star review and sharing the shows with others.
When I first started podcasting, there was hardly any Asian hosted podcasts but now more and more Asians have been setting up their own shows and creating their authentic voice in the process.
Check out the amazing Asian hosted podcasts that has been highlighted by Apple Podcasts for Asian Heritage Month.
Here’s a little blurb from Apple Podcasts about this curated list.
“For generations, the cross-pollination between Asian, the Pacific Islands, and the U.S. has cultivated a vibrant mixed of cultures. Stories about food, art, family, music and religion provide great ingredients for fascinating podcasts. From Code Switch — which explores issues of race and identity — to The Dave Chang Show, where the Momofuku chef engages celebrity guests in captivating conversations, we’ve gathered a little something for everyone.”
- The Dave Chang Show
Dave Chang has a few questions. Besides being the chef of the Momofuku restaurants and the creator and host of Netflix’s ‘Ugly Delicious,’ Dave is an avid student and fan of sports, music, art, film, and, of course, food. In ranging conversations that cover everything from the creative process to his guest’s guiltiest pleasures, Dave and a rotating cast of smart, thought-provoking guests talk about their inspirations, failures, successes, fame, and identities.
2. Long Distance
What does it mean to be Filipino outside of the homeland? Long Distance is an independent narrative podcast about life in the Filipino diaspora. Each episode moves beyond typical immigrant narratives to share thoughtful tales of love, loss, history, and humor through audio documentaries and creative approaches to storytelling with sound. Hosted and produced by Paola Mardo.
3. Code Switch
Ever find yourself in a conversation about race and identity where you just get…stuck? Code Switch can help. We’re all journalists of color, and this isn’t just the work we do. It’s the lives we lead. Sometimes, we’ll make you laugh. Other times, you’ll get uncomfortable. But we’ll always be unflinchingly honest and empathetic. Come mix it up with us.
A no-holds-barred arena for half truths, social no-nos, and animal behavior-featuring comedian Bobby Lee and his best friend Khalyla. Every Wednesday.
5. Whiting Wongs with Dan Harmon and Jessica Gao
An honest conversation about race and writing between two people who think very highly of themselves. Dan Harmon and Jessica Gao know they won’t solve racism in Hollywood, but they still like to talk about it. Sometimes with guests!
6. They Call Us Bruce
Hosts Jeff Yang and Phil Yu present They Call Us Bruce, an unfiltered conversation about what’s happening in Asian America.
7. Project Voice
Project Voice is a podcast series is spearheaded by the voices of womxn and nonbinary folx of the Asian diaspora. As the host of Project Voice, I hope that this series will act as a digital space where members of our community can go to for guidance and resources.
8. Saturday School Podcast
Wake up! Saturday School is a podcast where Brian Hu (@husbrian) and Ada Tseng (@adatseng) teach your unwilling children about Asian American pop culture history. New episodes released Saturdays at 8am, when all your 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 — and discover other gems for the first time. Saturday School is a proud founding member of Potluck, a collective of podcasts featuring unique stories and voices from the Asian American community.
9. ABG — Asian Boss Girl
A podcast for the modern day Asian American woman hosted by Melody Cheng, Helen Wu, and Janet Wang. We started this podcast as an outlet for topics we are interested in, and for sharing stories we have as 20–30 something yr. old Asian American women working, dating, and living in Los Angeles. It’s no secret that Asian women are lacking in almost all media outlets. As three women working in finance, tech, and production who balance careers, life aspirations, and eventful social lives (we have our fair share of 5am returns from the club), we hope our perspectives can help, inform, and entertain those girls (and guys) with similar backgrounds or an interest in our backgrounds. We like to think of this as our invitation for you to join our once private girl talk sessions! So grab a glass of wine and let’s get this show started 😉
10. Model Majority Podcast
A podcast about politics, culture, and life through the eyes of two Asian-American grassroots organizers — former members of (a lot of) political campaigns, the Obama White House, Department of Commerce, the DNC; currently in tech and Hollywood. We have stuff to say.
11. Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast
Ken Fong gets to the heart of Asian American culture, history, and spirituality. Through interviews with movers and shakers in the Asian American community — some you know, others you’ve never heard of before — prepare to laugh, cry, and be amazed.
12. Sound and Fury: The Angry Asian Podcast
The Angry Asian Podcast
13. This Filipino American Life Podcast
This Filipino American Life is a podcast that explores the nuanced experiences of Filipinos in the United States, atbp.
14. Books and Boba
This is a book club dedicated to books written by authors of Asian and Pacific Islander descent. We cover a wide range of genres including contemporary, historical fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, YA, nonfiction, thrillers, graphic novels, and memoirs.
Every month, the hosts of the book club record a podcast episode to discuss the month’s book. Members are strongly encouraged to share their thoughts on the monthly pick in the Goodreads forums.
15. Bad Asians
The podcast that starts off talking Asian things and slowly devolves into self indulgent thought exercises. David and Imran are comedians in SF and NYC who provide colorful commentary on current events, culture, and conversation pieces.
16. Filipino Time with Steve and James
Join hosts Steve and JR as they re-connect with relatives and archive family memories and stories. And play games.
17. The Tao Of Self Confidence With Sheena Yap Chan
The Tao of Self Confidence is a podcast created for you, the woman who is on her inner journey to self confidence no matter what stage you are at. If you are looking for inspirational stories and advice during your daily commute, workout or just “me” time, Sheena Yap Chan delivers 5 days a week. Each episode brings you an amazing woman who shares her journey: her life before the discovery, the “AHA” moment, life after her discovery and the advice she give to the listener that she can apply in her own life. The journey to self confidence starts with a single step, are you ready to take that first step?
18. Asian Americana
A show about slices of distinctly Asian American culture and history.
19. 88 Cups of Tea
We release weekly interviews with awesome storytellers ranging from novelists to screenwriters to TV producers. Topics cover how-to’s, writing advice, craft tips for writers, career nuggets, and the highs and lows of being a storyteller. We are a safe space for listeners to absorb information and learn in a way that’ll shake up their creative routine. Our community welcomes each storyteller and writer and aims to make them feel less alone.
20. Affirmation Pod
That negative voice still holding you back? Come listen to the podcast dedicated to personal development and life transformation and set yourself up for success, one affirmation at a time!
Affirmation Pod is the top podcast for affirmations and positive self-talk. It’s where you can start managing negative thinking, limiting beliefs and your inner critic effectively and consistently. Josie Ong delivers the calm, positivity and self-love you need to live your best life.
Life-changing affirmations, for the abundance you truly deserve!
21. 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 plus a special advice segment called IMO (In My Opinion) addressing questions from listeners. Get ready for good times & all the feels.
22. The Vietnamese Boat People
Between 1975 to 1990s, 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 were captured and brutally punished, and hundreds of thousands died along the journey. This population of people are known as the ‘Vietnamese Boat People’ and these are their stories.
23. Exploring Filipino Kitchens
Every month, host Nastasha Alli chats with Filipino food lovers across the world to ask: what does your Filipino kitchen look like?
24. Yellow Face
Two 30something New Yorkers (Diane, a professional chef, and Jason, a magazine editor) talk family, dating, friendship, money, work — among many, many other things — from their Asian American perspectives. Half serious, half joking, with a dash of offensiveness.
I hope you enjoyed this amazing list of shows and thank you always for your continued support not only for my podcast but for all Asian hosted podcast shows.
Leave a comment and let me know your favorite Asian hosted podcast show or shows.