Introducing: ‘Asian Enough’

Asian Enough
Top row, from left: Jon M. Chu, Dante Basco, Niki Nakayama, John Cho; middle row: Dumbfoundead, Mina Kimes, Padma Lakshmi, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Jet Tila; bottom row: Rabia Chaudry, Lulu Wang, Sung Kang, Margaret Cho.
(Shenho Hshieh)

From the Los Angeles Times, “Asian Enough” is a podcast about being Asian American — the joys, the complications and everything else in between. In each episode, hosts Jen Yamato and Frank Shyong of The Times invite celebrity guests to share their personal stories and unpack identity on their own terms.

On the new podcast “Asian Enough,” L.A. Times entertainment reporter Jen Yamato and columnist Frank Shyong will interview guests about what being Asian American means to them and that who they are is enough.

They explore the vast diaspora across cultures, backgrounds and generations, share “Bad Asian Confessions,” and try to expand the ways in which being Asian American is defined. The first and second episodes will premiere on March 17 everywhere podcasts are available, with new episodes dropping every Tuesday.

It’s been a long week for all of us, so forgive me if I don’t have the energy to participate in a debate about whether President Trump calling the virus “Chinese” is racist.

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Credits

The team behind our Asian Enough podcast includes reporters and hosts Jen Yamato and Frank Shyong, senior producers Liyna Anwar and Rina Palta, and executive producer Abbie Fentress Swanson. Our original music was composed by Andrew Eapen. Our engineer is Mike Heflin. Special thanks to Julia Turner, Paige Hymson, Camila Victoriano, Clint Schaff, Lora Victorio, Sameea Kamal, Brittany Hite, Mary Kate Metivier, Alison Farias, Robert Meeks, JR Lizarraga, Erica Varela, Katy Kirton, Shenho Hshieh, Reed Johnson, Shelby Grad, Geoff Berkshire and our photographers at the L.A. Times.