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​ Yin & Young is a podcast that explores the intricacies of life, relationships, art, and the Asian American experience.

Latest Episodes

Yin & Young EP41 - Filmmaker Jeff Man - Loneliness, Growth, Acceptance

Welcome back! It’s been 3 months, but this podcast is still alive! If you’d like to help us out to be more consistent, consider being a patron on our Patreon or offering your skills as an audio editor. Email us at yinyoungpodcast[at]gmail.com. In Yin & Young episode 41, we chat with Jeff Man about filmmaking, mental health, and being more accepting. HIGHLIGHTS: - Dating and loneliness. - Dan consumes podcasts in 2x - Jeff grew up in DC, which has a diverse population. - Parents grew up in Hong Kong. - Spoke Cantonese, Mandarin, and English as a kid. Ended up in ESL in kindergarten and resented it. - Watching Chinese films helped with his language skills. - Uncle was a big movie buff. - Has been in LA for 9 years. When Jeff first moved here, it was a hard transition. “LA is a very lonely city.” - Jeff’s boss encouraged him to make short films by giving him a $100 monthly budget. You can see all his films here - Jeff Man on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/user5078400 - Midday Crisis is ...

107 MINAUG 7
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Yin & Young EP41 - Filmmaker Jeff Man - Loneliness, Growth, Acceptance

Yin & Young EP40 - DP Richard Sue and Actor Gregory Yuan

James wrote and directed a short film: “Ahma & Alan”. Richard Sue was the Director of Photography, Gregory Yuan played the lead character Alan. Highlights: What prompted their interest to work on the film. Richard was the earliest collaborator. Genesis of the project - James was allegedly an illegal immigrant worker and was busted by the authorities. Richard and James met at De Anza College What it means to accept being Chinese, Taiwanese, Asian. Auditions: the callback was just a conversation. Their local Taiwanese producer polished the film with just a small budget. Started as a bare bones, skeleton crew and then grew in size. The producers were really down to earth, despite being really successful in the Taiwanese film industry. Was able to work with a veteran Taiwanese actor. The actors helped collaborate throughout the creative process. Overview of the shoot: 5 production days, short pre-production phase. Special thanks to all the cast, crew, and behind the scenes supporters ...

80 MINMAY 8
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Yin & Young EP40 - DP Richard Sue and Actor Gregory Yuan

Yin & Young EP39 - Filmmaker Darren Kwan and Post Oscars Talk

EYin & Young are back with guest filmmaker Darren Kwan! We discuss how he got into filmmaking and then go into an in-depth talk about the Oscars.

90 MINMAR 10
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Yin & Young EP39 - Filmmaker Darren Kwan and Post Oscars Talk

Yin & Young EP38 - Young in Tokyo

EAka the Kitasenju Crew episode. Note: the podcast starts in Japanese but then switches to English for most of the show. Warning: explicit sexual content discussed. Apologies for the delay! I (James aka Young) took a trip to Tokyo not too long ago and made friends with artist Taku (left) and radio host/rapper Takuya (center) who asked me to be on his show. We discussed: - The short film James was directing in Taiwan called “Ahma & Alan”. - Takuya’s experience working in Cebu, Phillipines and thoughts on the political climate there. - Cultural differences between Japan, Taiwan, USA in regards to women, dating, sex etc… - Takuya’s Imagination Technique Ending song: “Rabbit House” by Plastic Girl in Closet Episode on Takuya’s Japanese website: https://note.mu/takuyam0523/n/n76982bb0ffe7 — Yin & Young links: * Main Website: http://www.jamesyshih.com/yin-young-podcast/ * iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/yin-young-podcast-jys/id1185421015?mt=2 * Facebook: https://www.fa...

41 MINFEB 5
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Yin & Young EP38 - Young in Tokyo

Yin & Young EP37 - Dating Coach Jeremy Jong

Merry Christmas Yin & Young listeners! Today, we're sharing a very special episode, particularly for those men looking for that special someone this holiday season and into the new year. James (aka Young) interviews Jeremy Jong, an experienced relationship and dating coach with a focus on helping Asian American men attract the women of their dreams. Highlights: - Jeremy shares his strict Christian and Taiwanese tiger mom upbringing. - Focus on inner work and keystone habits. - Dealing with anxiety and toxic/sexual shame. - Why the focus on the Asian American heterosexual male audience. - Being proud of Asian culture and who you are. - Healthy sexuality. - Use the testing mindset: Don’t over intellectualize, just go out there and practice. - Compulsive pick up versus genuinely wanting to talk to a woman. For more info about Jeremy Jong: Website: https://jeremyjong.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/fearlessasianman/ Language Corner: Spanish: te ves bien - you look good M...

-1 s2018 DEC 26
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Yin & Young EP37 - Dating Coach Jeremy Jong

Yin & Young EP36 - Don't Just Settle

EYin & Young are back with a new podcast, the two of them revisit important topics and Young shares new stories: Catching up on what we've been doing. Yin got his Certified Scrum Master Talking about taxes and specialization Discussion turns toward natural talent and effort We go over Young's dating life: the Pharmacist and the Waitress What age difference is too great? Talk about interracial relationships How it bothers us sometimes to meet Asian women who won't date Asian men — Language Corner: Japanese - 有り難迷惑 - arigata meiwaku: feeling you get when someone offers unwelcome assistance and complicates matters, but you feel obligated to feel grateful because their intentions are pure. Mandarin: 勸君莫惜金縷衣 勸君惜取少年時。 花開堪折直須折 莫待無花空折枝。 quàn jūn mò xī jīn lǚ yī quàn jūn xī qǔ shàonián shí. huā kāi kān zhé zhí xū zhé mò dài wú huā kōng zhé zhī Cherish not, robes embroidered in gold thread; Cherish the days of your youth instead. ...

79 MIN2018 NOV 14
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Yin & Young EP36 - Don't Just Settle

Yin & Young EP35 - Writer/ Director Alex Chu - Part 2

EPart 2: Race, Politics and Filmmaking - Canada doesn't have the institutionalized racism as the US.Asian American filmmakers require good execution and the confidence to tell their own personal stories. - Insight into “For Izzy” (starts 30:18): the inspiration, the writing and production process, working with actors. - Demographically, Asians are late to the entertainment game. - Asian Americans caught between two cultures. - Remembering Elizabeth Sung. Full Video (parts 1 & 2) here: https://youtu.be/yi_wDklt_Ig Language Corner: 西遊記 - xīyóujì - Journey to the West James's takeaways from Audible's Mandarinchildren’s version of this Chinese epic. Mainly: By helping others, we can better ourselves (from monsters to saints), teamwork is key, and it’s a super imaginative story. "For Izzy" links: website - http://forizzy.com FB -https://www.facebook.com/forizzythemovie IG -https://www.instagram.com/forizzythemovie/ TW -https://twitter.com/forizzythemovie Yin & Young links: * Mai...

109 MIN2018 OCT 9
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Yin & Young EP35 - Writer/ Director Alex Chu - Part 2

Yin & Young EP35 - Writer/Director Alex Chu - Part 1

EWelcome back to Yin & Young the podcast! In this episode we spoke with Alex Chu, the writer and director of “For Izzy” (links below), an amazing film on the film circuit that delves into mental disorder, drug abuse, and the parent-child relationship in Asian American families. We delve into Alex's upbringing, thoughts on Asian representation, and his journey into filmmaking.Tiger Sheu returns as our special guest host! Part 1: Growing Up (full episode in Youtube link above). - Alex is originally from Canada and also spent part of his childhood in Libya due to his dad's job. - Son of Taiwanese parents. - Sent back to Canada for school. - Regrets not learning the local language when living abroad. - Lived in Asia (Hong Kong area) for 3 years - Speaks English and Mandarin - Grew up watching 80s films, lots of Arnold movies, Spielberg movies - Growing up in Canada was fine, no overt racism, but did feel certain pressures like not wanting to speak Mandarin in public. —— "For Izzy" li...

-1 s2018 OCT 8
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Yin & Young EP35 - Writer/Director Alex Chu - Part 1

Yin & Young EP34 - Rapper Von Aizen Part 2

For Part 1 go here:https://youtu.be/QVh-ec7wf6A EP34 continued - * Von and James both got into DVDASA podcast. * Von majored in Asian American Studies because the subject spoke to him. * Discussed the personal responses of Anthony Bourdain’s suicide and his impact on bridging cultures. * Lil Peep had a profound effect on Von. * James is doing Zen meditation to deal with life’s challenges. * Applying martial arts principles towards life. * Von loves podcasting. Von links: The Voncast Show – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0dhy8DaPbSqYFaVqLJuUKA Music: music: https://fivese7encollective.com/von-aizen/ —— Yin & Young links: * Main Website: http://www.jamesyshih.com/yin-young-podcast/ * iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/yin-young-podcast-jys/id1185421015?mt=2 * Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yinyoungpodcast/ * YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkvtVW6pVPeKFn7H_6ai8lA? * Stitcher - https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/yin-young-podcast

-1 s2018 SEP 1
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Yin & Young EP34 - Rapper Von Aizen Part 2

Yin & Young EP34 - Rapper Von Aizen - Part 1

For part 2 go here: https://youtu.be/eHm7QO0C2To Joint podcast with Von Aizen, host of the Voncast Show!: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0dhy8DaPbSqYFaVqLJuUKA Yin & Young are back with a two part interview with Rapper, Podcaster, Asian American Studies graduate Von Aizen! * Intro to Yin and Young’s background * Von – son of Filipino immigrants, moved around California from a young age. * Von – Didn’t live with his parents in his first 7 years of life. Didn’t have a strong bond at first. * Von and James both had an emo music phase. * Von also got deep into rap. * Von's music: https://fivese7encollective.com/von-aizen/ —— Yin & Young links: * Main Website: http://www.jamesyshih.com/yin-young-podcast/ * iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/yin-young-podcast-jys/id1185421015?mt=2 * Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yinyoungpodcast/ * YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkvtVW6pVPeKFn7H_6ai8lA? * Stitcher - https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/yin-young-podcast

-1 s2018 SEP 1
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Yin & Young EP34 - Rapper Von Aizen - Part 1

Latest Episodes

Yin & Young EP41 - Filmmaker Jeff Man - Loneliness, Growth, Acceptance

Welcome back! It’s been 3 months, but this podcast is still alive! If you’d like to help us out to be more consistent, consider being a patron on our Patreon or offering your skills as an audio editor. Email us at yinyoungpodcast[at]gmail.com. In Yin & Young episode 41, we chat with Jeff Man about filmmaking, mental health, and being more accepting. HIGHLIGHTS: - Dating and loneliness. - Dan consumes podcasts in 2x - Jeff grew up in DC, which has a diverse population. - Parents grew up in Hong Kong. - Spoke Cantonese, Mandarin, and English as a kid. Ended up in ESL in kindergarten and resented it. - Watching Chinese films helped with his language skills. - Uncle was a big movie buff. - Has been in LA for 9 years. When Jeff first moved here, it was a hard transition. “LA is a very lonely city.” - Jeff’s boss encouraged him to make short films by giving him a $100 monthly budget. You can see all his films here - Jeff Man on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/user5078400 - Midday Crisis is ...

107 MINAUG 7
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Yin & Young EP41 - Filmmaker Jeff Man - Loneliness, Growth, Acceptance

Yin & Young EP40 - DP Richard Sue and Actor Gregory Yuan

James wrote and directed a short film: “Ahma & Alan”. Richard Sue was the Director of Photography, Gregory Yuan played the lead character Alan. Highlights: What prompted their interest to work on the film. Richard was the earliest collaborator. Genesis of the project - James was allegedly an illegal immigrant worker and was busted by the authorities. Richard and James met at De Anza College What it means to accept being Chinese, Taiwanese, Asian. Auditions: the callback was just a conversation. Their local Taiwanese producer polished the film with just a small budget. Started as a bare bones, skeleton crew and then grew in size. The producers were really down to earth, despite being really successful in the Taiwanese film industry. Was able to work with a veteran Taiwanese actor. The actors helped collaborate throughout the creative process. Overview of the shoot: 5 production days, short pre-production phase. Special thanks to all the cast, crew, and behind the scenes supporters ...

80 MINMAY 8
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Yin & Young EP40 - DP Richard Sue and Actor Gregory Yuan

Yin & Young EP39 - Filmmaker Darren Kwan and Post Oscars Talk

EYin & Young are back with guest filmmaker Darren Kwan! We discuss how he got into filmmaking and then go into an in-depth talk about the Oscars.

90 MINMAR 10
Comments
Yin & Young EP39 - Filmmaker Darren Kwan and Post Oscars Talk

Yin & Young EP38 - Young in Tokyo

EAka the Kitasenju Crew episode. Note: the podcast starts in Japanese but then switches to English for most of the show. Warning: explicit sexual content discussed. Apologies for the delay! I (James aka Young) took a trip to Tokyo not too long ago and made friends with artist Taku (left) and radio host/rapper Takuya (center) who asked me to be on his show. We discussed: - The short film James was directing in Taiwan called “Ahma & Alan”. - Takuya’s experience working in Cebu, Phillipines and thoughts on the political climate there. - Cultural differences between Japan, Taiwan, USA in regards to women, dating, sex etc… - Takuya’s Imagination Technique Ending song: “Rabbit House” by Plastic Girl in Closet Episode on Takuya’s Japanese website: https://note.mu/takuyam0523/n/n76982bb0ffe7 — Yin & Young links: * Main Website: http://www.jamesyshih.com/yin-young-podcast/ * iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/yin-young-podcast-jys/id1185421015?mt=2 * Facebook: https://www.fa...

41 MINFEB 5
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Yin & Young EP38 - Young in Tokyo

Yin & Young EP37 - Dating Coach Jeremy Jong

Merry Christmas Yin & Young listeners! Today, we're sharing a very special episode, particularly for those men looking for that special someone this holiday season and into the new year. James (aka Young) interviews Jeremy Jong, an experienced relationship and dating coach with a focus on helping Asian American men attract the women of their dreams. Highlights: - Jeremy shares his strict Christian and Taiwanese tiger mom upbringing. - Focus on inner work and keystone habits. - Dealing with anxiety and toxic/sexual shame. - Why the focus on the Asian American heterosexual male audience. - Being proud of Asian culture and who you are. - Healthy sexuality. - Use the testing mindset: Don’t over intellectualize, just go out there and practice. - Compulsive pick up versus genuinely wanting to talk to a woman. For more info about Jeremy Jong: Website: https://jeremyjong.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/fearlessasianman/ Language Corner: Spanish: te ves bien - you look good M...

-1 s2018 DEC 26
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Yin & Young EP37 - Dating Coach Jeremy Jong

Yin & Young EP36 - Don't Just Settle

EYin & Young are back with a new podcast, the two of them revisit important topics and Young shares new stories: Catching up on what we've been doing. Yin got his Certified Scrum Master Talking about taxes and specialization Discussion turns toward natural talent and effort We go over Young's dating life: the Pharmacist and the Waitress What age difference is too great? Talk about interracial relationships How it bothers us sometimes to meet Asian women who won't date Asian men — Language Corner: Japanese - 有り難迷惑 - arigata meiwaku: feeling you get when someone offers unwelcome assistance and complicates matters, but you feel obligated to feel grateful because their intentions are pure. Mandarin: 勸君莫惜金縷衣 勸君惜取少年時。 花開堪折直須折 莫待無花空折枝。 quàn jūn mò xī jīn lǚ yī quàn jūn xī qǔ shàonián shí. huā kāi kān zhé zhí xū zhé mò dài wú huā kōng zhé zhī Cherish not, robes embroidered in gold thread; Cherish the days of your youth instead. ...

79 MIN2018 NOV 14
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Yin & Young EP36 - Don't Just Settle

Yin & Young EP35 - Writer/ Director Alex Chu - Part 2

EPart 2: Race, Politics and Filmmaking - Canada doesn't have the institutionalized racism as the US.Asian American filmmakers require good execution and the confidence to tell their own personal stories. - Insight into “For Izzy” (starts 30:18): the inspiration, the writing and production process, working with actors. - Demographically, Asians are late to the entertainment game. - Asian Americans caught between two cultures. - Remembering Elizabeth Sung. Full Video (parts 1 & 2) here: https://youtu.be/yi_wDklt_Ig Language Corner: 西遊記 - xīyóujì - Journey to the West James's takeaways from Audible's Mandarinchildren’s version of this Chinese epic. Mainly: By helping others, we can better ourselves (from monsters to saints), teamwork is key, and it’s a super imaginative story. "For Izzy" links: website - http://forizzy.com FB -https://www.facebook.com/forizzythemovie IG -https://www.instagram.com/forizzythemovie/ TW -https://twitter.com/forizzythemovie Yin & Young links: * Mai...

109 MIN2018 OCT 9
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Yin & Young EP35 - Writer/ Director Alex Chu - Part 2

Yin & Young EP35 - Writer/Director Alex Chu - Part 1

EWelcome back to Yin & Young the podcast! In this episode we spoke with Alex Chu, the writer and director of “For Izzy” (links below), an amazing film on the film circuit that delves into mental disorder, drug abuse, and the parent-child relationship in Asian American families. We delve into Alex's upbringing, thoughts on Asian representation, and his journey into filmmaking.Tiger Sheu returns as our special guest host! Part 1: Growing Up (full episode in Youtube link above). - Alex is originally from Canada and also spent part of his childhood in Libya due to his dad's job. - Son of Taiwanese parents. - Sent back to Canada for school. - Regrets not learning the local language when living abroad. - Lived in Asia (Hong Kong area) for 3 years - Speaks English and Mandarin - Grew up watching 80s films, lots of Arnold movies, Spielberg movies - Growing up in Canada was fine, no overt racism, but did feel certain pressures like not wanting to speak Mandarin in public. —— "For Izzy" li...

-1 s2018 OCT 8
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Yin & Young EP35 - Writer/Director Alex Chu - Part 1

Yin & Young EP34 - Rapper Von Aizen Part 2

For Part 1 go here:https://youtu.be/QVh-ec7wf6A EP34 continued - * Von and James both got into DVDASA podcast. * Von majored in Asian American Studies because the subject spoke to him. * Discussed the personal responses of Anthony Bourdain’s suicide and his impact on bridging cultures. * Lil Peep had a profound effect on Von. * James is doing Zen meditation to deal with life’s challenges. * Applying martial arts principles towards life. * Von loves podcasting. Von links: The Voncast Show – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0dhy8DaPbSqYFaVqLJuUKA Music: music: https://fivese7encollective.com/von-aizen/ —— Yin & Young links: * Main Website: http://www.jamesyshih.com/yin-young-podcast/ * iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/yin-young-podcast-jys/id1185421015?mt=2 * Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yinyoungpodcast/ * YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkvtVW6pVPeKFn7H_6ai8lA? * Stitcher - https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/yin-young-podcast

-1 s2018 SEP 1
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Yin & Young EP34 - Rapper Von Aizen Part 2

Yin & Young EP34 - Rapper Von Aizen - Part 1

For part 2 go here: https://youtu.be/eHm7QO0C2To Joint podcast with Von Aizen, host of the Voncast Show!: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0dhy8DaPbSqYFaVqLJuUKA Yin & Young are back with a two part interview with Rapper, Podcaster, Asian American Studies graduate Von Aizen! * Intro to Yin and Young’s background * Von – son of Filipino immigrants, moved around California from a young age. * Von – Didn’t live with his parents in his first 7 years of life. Didn’t have a strong bond at first. * Von and James both had an emo music phase. * Von also got deep into rap. * Von's music: https://fivese7encollective.com/von-aizen/ —— Yin & Young links: * Main Website: http://www.jamesyshih.com/yin-young-podcast/ * iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/yin-young-podcast-jys/id1185421015?mt=2 * Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yinyoungpodcast/ * YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkvtVW6pVPeKFn7H_6ai8lA? * Stitcher - https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/yin-young-podcast

-1 s2018 SEP 1
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Yin & Young EP34 - Rapper Von Aizen - Part 1