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One in a Billion

Mable Chan

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One in a Billion

One in a Billion

Mable Chan

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“One In A Billion” is a podcast about China, through the voices of Chinese millennials in America. They have personal ties or deep roots in China. They also have big dreams and high hopes in America.“One In A Billion” is a platform for this rising generation of entrepreneurs, artists and other creative types. Hosted by Mable Chan, “One in a Billion” listens to China, one person at a time. Learn more at http://www.ChinaPersonified.com

Latest Episodes

Season 4 Episode #13: This Asian American Life- Cutting My Own Path in Hollywood

She never ceases to amaze me. Sanyee Yuan - a 20 something writer, actor, host, and Harvard graduate - is always chasing the next big opportunity by connecting with people who inspire her creative thought that would turn into a story or a script! I first interviewed Sanyee in 2012 when she spoke movingly about being raised by a single mom with two jobs, two kids - her and her older sister. Both girls love television and movies. Since moving to L.A., Sanyee has written numerous blogs about her adventure in Hollywood by focusing on how she overcomes fear and setbacks. In this episode - the last of Season 4 - Sanyee let us in her latest projects and what keeps her thriving. Check this out - “This Asian American Life: Cutting My Own Path in Hollywood.” Music Used: One in a Billion Theme Song by Brad McCarthy Golden Sunrise by Josh Woodward Landras Dream by Jason Shaw We want to include you in this conversation. To send us your comments or stories, just go to ourFacebook pageor our web...

21 MIN2019 DEC 17
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Season 4 Episode #13: This Asian American Life- Cutting My Own Path in Hollywood

Season 4 Episode #12: This Asian American Life- Don’t Call Me Crazy

What drives you crazy? How about being called just that - crazy. If you are struggling with a mental disorder, you might lash out or turn inward. And when you do, that word “crazy” could feel like a weapon that cuts through your skin. In this episode “This Asian American Life: Don’t Call Me Crazy” - New York based writer/editor/illustrator Hannah Bae reads a chapter she’s contributed to a new book“Don’t Call Me Crazy” that depicts her personal struggle dealing with her mother. Her experience is one of thirty three dynamic and intimate voices in this fascinating book about mental health and a guide with helpful resources. Music used: One in a Billion Theme Song by Brad McCarthy Bathed in Fine Dust by Andy G. Cohen Highride by Blue Dot Sessions The Gloaming by Josh Woodward Which That is This by Doctor Turtle Undercover Vampire Policeman by Chris Zabriskie We want to include you in this conversation. To send us your comments or stories, just go to ourFacebook pageor our websi...

29 MIN2019 DEC 3
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Season 4 Episode #12: This Asian American Life- Don’t Call Me Crazy

Season 4 Episode #11: This Chinese American Life- What’s an Education For?

What’s wrong with bribing your 3-year-old with a gold star? Or, if you’re in China, it’s a red star. Chinese American journalist Lenora Chu was a new mother when she first moved to Shanghai with her husband, she quickly discovered the authoritarian style of Chinese schooling clashed with her American upbringing in Texas. How? What did she do? Well, she wrote a book called “Little Soldiers” describing how children are educated and what the education system is designed to accomplish. Check out my interview with Lenora Chu in this episode - “This Chinese American Life- What’s an education for?” Music used: One in a Billion Theme Song by Brad McCarthy Interplanetary Forest by Meydn The Place I Called Home by Julie Maxwell You're Right But I'm Me by Doctor Turtle Meeting the Demon by MMFFF Little Idea by Scott Holmes Stage 1 Level 24 by Monplaisir Estampe Galactus Barbere Epaul Giraffe Ennui by Monplaisir We want to include you in this conversation. To send us your comments or st...

21 MIN2019 NOV 19
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Season 4 Episode #11: This Chinese American Life- What’s an Education For?

Season 4 Episode #10: This Chinese American Life- Tracing My Roots

Have you ever been tempted to trace your roots? What might pique your curiosity if your mother refused to talk about her parents? For Scott Tong, he decided to find his home village precisely because no one seemed to remember his grandparents. What happened to them? Why did they stay in China when his mother fled to America? Check out my conversation with American Public Media’s “Marketplace” correspondent - Scott Tong - in this episode “This Chinese American Life: Tracing My Roots” Music used: One in a Billion Theme Song by Brad McCarthy Upbeat Party by Scott Holmes Storybookby Scott Holmes Banish by Slinte Trophy Endorphins by Andy G. Cohen Vienna Beat by Blue Dot SessionsRecallby Blue Dot Sessions Love Wins by Lee Rosevere We want to include you in this conversation. To send us your comments or stories, just go to our Facebook page or our website at OneinABillionVoices.org under “Pitch a Story.” Share your thoughts? Pitch me a story? “One in a Billion” is listening to #C...

18 MIN2019 NOV 5
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Season 4 Episode #10: This Chinese American Life- Tracing My Roots

Season 4 Episode #9: This Asian American Life- Finding

What if your father called you after you two hadn’t talked for a year? What if you were looking for a better relationship with him, and you were finding you were running out of time? In Part 2 of my interview with Mimi Wong, a New York-based writer and multimedia producer, she shared her reflections on those last few conversations with her father, and her inner journey of reconciliation. Music used:One in a Billion Theme Song by Brad McCarthyWhen I Dream by Joseph BlanchardRedwood Majesty by Joseph BlanchardEternal Embrace by Joseph Blanchard We want to include you in this conversation. To send us your comments or stories, just go to our Facebook page or our website at OneinABillionVoices.org under “Pitch a Story.” Share your thoughts? Pitch me a story? “One in a Billion” is listening to #China, one person at a time.Subscribe to “One in a Billion” below: PRx | iTunes | SoundCloud

12 MIN2019 OCT 22
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Season 4 Episode #9: This Asian American Life- Finding

Season 4 Episode #8: This Asian American Life- Searching

When was the last time you had a talk, or a fight with your father? What might trigger your urge to call him, or to reflect on what’s been missing in your relationship? In Part 1 of my interview with Mimi Wong, a New York based writer and multimedia producer shared her story, first published in “How Watching Asian Father on Screen Helped me Face My Own.” The movie “Searching.”prompted her to dive into deep personal thoughts about her father, Asian fatherhood and media portrayal of Asian masculinity. Music used: One in a Billion Theme Song by Brad McCarthy Hlice by Monplasir Inspirational Outlook by Scott Holmes Little Tomcat by Josh Woodward We want to include you in this conversation. To send us your comments or stories, just go to our Facebook page or our website at OneinABillionVoices.org under “Pitch a Story.” Share your thoughts? Pitch me a story? “One in a Billion” is listening to #China, one person at a time.Subscribe to “One in a Billion” below: PRx | iTunes | Sou...

23 MIN2019 OCT 8
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Season 4 Episode #8: This Asian American Life- Searching

Season 4 Episode #7: This Chinese Life- The Pursuit of Happiness

Why would you give up all that you’ve studied or worked so hard for once you hit a certain life stage and decided to pursue what really makes you happy? In Part 2 of my interview with Chinese American documentary filmmaker Hao Wu, he talked about giving up the traditional notion of success. Making money. Making parents proud. Instead, he chose to listen to his heart. This is a story about pursuing what’s deeply fulfilling for you. Music used: One in a Billion Theme Song by Brad McCarthy Which That Is This by Doctor Turtle Xi by Andy G. Cohen Descent of the Goober Monster by Jesse Spillane We want to include you in this conversation. To send us your comments or stories, just go to our Facebook page or our website at OneinABillionVoices.org under “Pitch a Story.” Share your thoughts? Pitch me a story? “One in a Billion” is listening to #China, one person at a time. Subscribe to “One in a Billion” below: PRx | iTunes | SoundCloud

21 MIN2019 SEP 24
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Season 4 Episode #7: This Chinese Life- The Pursuit of Happiness

Season 4 Episode #6: This Chinese Life- The People’s Republic of Desire

What will you find if you bank on the Internet to fulfill your desire? How much money will you spend to make your dream come true in this digital universe? In this 2-part interview with Chinese American documentary filmmaker Hao Wu, he talked about “The People’s Republic of Desire” - a film about live-streaming in China. It’s a story about the human longing for fame and fortune, as well as love and connection. Music Used: One in a Billion Theme Song by Brad McCarthy I Will Not Let You Let Me Down by Josh Woodward You Um Ill Ah by Doctor Turtle Space Full by Andy G Cohen We want to include you in this conversation. To send us your comments or stories, just go to our Facebook page or our website at OneinABillionVoices.org under “Pitch a Story.” Share your thoughts? Pitch me a story? “One in a Billion” is listening to #China, one person at a time. Subscribe to “One in a Billion” below: PRx | iTunes | SoundCloud

24 MIN2019 SEP 10
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Season 4 Episode #6: This Chinese Life- The People’s Republic of Desire

Season 4 Episode #5: Don’t Talk Over Me

If you’re a 20 something Asian woman trying to establish yourself as a writer in Tech, listen up. You can speak up, share your thoughts and yet, nobody hears you. You’re ignored. That’s Eda Yu’s story. In “Don’t Talk Over Me” Eda talks with Lauren Dai, another Asian woman working in Silicon Valley about tough challenges in a room full of white men. Who helped her? How did she get over barriers? Also, how did she first discover her passion for writing? Who persuaded her to pursue it through college? And what is holding Lauren back from writing? What are her fears? Music Used: One in a Billion Theme Song by Brad McCarthy The Wrong Way by Jahzzar Tumbling Dishes Like Old Man's Wishes by Jahzzar Crazy Glue by Josh Woodward Gemini by Josh Woodward Sands of Windhoek by Mid-Air Machine Need by Les Hayden Death by a Thousand Questions by Springtide So Far So Close by Jahzzar We want to include you in this conversation. To send us your comments or stories, just go to our Facebook page...

22 MIN2019 AUG 27
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Season 4 Episode #5: Don’t Talk Over Me

Season 4 Episode #4- Leaving a robotic life to create my own show

If you have spent a good chunk of your life studying and working like a robot, how would you know to wake up one day, and say “I am not a robot!” That’s Kou Aizhe’s story. A former librarian and TV journalist, he was inspired by "This American Life" podcast to create his own show “Gushi FM.” The idea is to give voice to real people with real-life experiences and struggles. It’s now one of the most popular podcasts in China since it was launched in 2017, reaching 600,000 listeners and counting. “Leaving a robotic life to create my own show” is about his thinking at various turning points and crossroads. This interview will be in Mandarin Chinese. View Chinese (中文) and English Transcript Click here: Music credits (sourced from freemusicarchive.org): Tech Toys by Lee Rosevere What’s Behind the Door by Lee Rosevere Sad Marimba Planet by Lee Rosevere Wilsons Snipe by Chad Crouch You’re Enough by Lee Rosevere Wonder Under by Glad Rags We want to include you in this conversati...

19 MIN2019 AUG 20
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Season 4 Episode #4- Leaving a robotic life to create my own show

Latest Episodes

Season 4 Episode #13: This Asian American Life- Cutting My Own Path in Hollywood

She never ceases to amaze me. Sanyee Yuan - a 20 something writer, actor, host, and Harvard graduate - is always chasing the next big opportunity by connecting with people who inspire her creative thought that would turn into a story or a script! I first interviewed Sanyee in 2012 when she spoke movingly about being raised by a single mom with two jobs, two kids - her and her older sister. Both girls love television and movies. Since moving to L.A., Sanyee has written numerous blogs about her adventure in Hollywood by focusing on how she overcomes fear and setbacks. In this episode - the last of Season 4 - Sanyee let us in her latest projects and what keeps her thriving. Check this out - “This Asian American Life: Cutting My Own Path in Hollywood.” Music Used: One in a Billion Theme Song by Brad McCarthy Golden Sunrise by Josh Woodward Landras Dream by Jason Shaw We want to include you in this conversation. To send us your comments or stories, just go to ourFacebook pageor our web...

21 MIN2019 DEC 17
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Season 4 Episode #13: This Asian American Life- Cutting My Own Path in Hollywood

Season 4 Episode #12: This Asian American Life- Don’t Call Me Crazy

What drives you crazy? How about being called just that - crazy. If you are struggling with a mental disorder, you might lash out or turn inward. And when you do, that word “crazy” could feel like a weapon that cuts through your skin. In this episode “This Asian American Life: Don’t Call Me Crazy” - New York based writer/editor/illustrator Hannah Bae reads a chapter she’s contributed to a new book“Don’t Call Me Crazy” that depicts her personal struggle dealing with her mother. Her experience is one of thirty three dynamic and intimate voices in this fascinating book about mental health and a guide with helpful resources. Music used: One in a Billion Theme Song by Brad McCarthy Bathed in Fine Dust by Andy G. Cohen Highride by Blue Dot Sessions The Gloaming by Josh Woodward Which That is This by Doctor Turtle Undercover Vampire Policeman by Chris Zabriskie We want to include you in this conversation. To send us your comments or stories, just go to ourFacebook pageor our websi...

29 MIN2019 DEC 3
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Season 4 Episode #12: This Asian American Life- Don’t Call Me Crazy

Season 4 Episode #11: This Chinese American Life- What’s an Education For?

What’s wrong with bribing your 3-year-old with a gold star? Or, if you’re in China, it’s a red star. Chinese American journalist Lenora Chu was a new mother when she first moved to Shanghai with her husband, she quickly discovered the authoritarian style of Chinese schooling clashed with her American upbringing in Texas. How? What did she do? Well, she wrote a book called “Little Soldiers” describing how children are educated and what the education system is designed to accomplish. Check out my interview with Lenora Chu in this episode - “This Chinese American Life- What’s an education for?” Music used: One in a Billion Theme Song by Brad McCarthy Interplanetary Forest by Meydn The Place I Called Home by Julie Maxwell You're Right But I'm Me by Doctor Turtle Meeting the Demon by MMFFF Little Idea by Scott Holmes Stage 1 Level 24 by Monplaisir Estampe Galactus Barbere Epaul Giraffe Ennui by Monplaisir We want to include you in this conversation. To send us your comments or st...

21 MIN2019 NOV 19
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Season 4 Episode #11: This Chinese American Life- What’s an Education For?

Season 4 Episode #10: This Chinese American Life- Tracing My Roots

Have you ever been tempted to trace your roots? What might pique your curiosity if your mother refused to talk about her parents? For Scott Tong, he decided to find his home village precisely because no one seemed to remember his grandparents. What happened to them? Why did they stay in China when his mother fled to America? Check out my conversation with American Public Media’s “Marketplace” correspondent - Scott Tong - in this episode “This Chinese American Life: Tracing My Roots” Music used: One in a Billion Theme Song by Brad McCarthy Upbeat Party by Scott Holmes Storybookby Scott Holmes Banish by Slinte Trophy Endorphins by Andy G. Cohen Vienna Beat by Blue Dot SessionsRecallby Blue Dot Sessions Love Wins by Lee Rosevere We want to include you in this conversation. To send us your comments or stories, just go to our Facebook page or our website at OneinABillionVoices.org under “Pitch a Story.” Share your thoughts? Pitch me a story? “One in a Billion” is listening to #C...

18 MIN2019 NOV 5
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Season 4 Episode #10: This Chinese American Life- Tracing My Roots

Season 4 Episode #9: This Asian American Life- Finding

What if your father called you after you two hadn’t talked for a year? What if you were looking for a better relationship with him, and you were finding you were running out of time? In Part 2 of my interview with Mimi Wong, a New York-based writer and multimedia producer, she shared her reflections on those last few conversations with her father, and her inner journey of reconciliation. Music used:One in a Billion Theme Song by Brad McCarthyWhen I Dream by Joseph BlanchardRedwood Majesty by Joseph BlanchardEternal Embrace by Joseph Blanchard We want to include you in this conversation. To send us your comments or stories, just go to our Facebook page or our website at OneinABillionVoices.org under “Pitch a Story.” Share your thoughts? Pitch me a story? “One in a Billion” is listening to #China, one person at a time.Subscribe to “One in a Billion” below: PRx | iTunes | SoundCloud

12 MIN2019 OCT 22
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Season 4 Episode #9: This Asian American Life- Finding

Season 4 Episode #8: This Asian American Life- Searching

When was the last time you had a talk, or a fight with your father? What might trigger your urge to call him, or to reflect on what’s been missing in your relationship? In Part 1 of my interview with Mimi Wong, a New York based writer and multimedia producer shared her story, first published in “How Watching Asian Father on Screen Helped me Face My Own.” The movie “Searching.”prompted her to dive into deep personal thoughts about her father, Asian fatherhood and media portrayal of Asian masculinity. Music used: One in a Billion Theme Song by Brad McCarthy Hlice by Monplasir Inspirational Outlook by Scott Holmes Little Tomcat by Josh Woodward We want to include you in this conversation. To send us your comments or stories, just go to our Facebook page or our website at OneinABillionVoices.org under “Pitch a Story.” Share your thoughts? Pitch me a story? “One in a Billion” is listening to #China, one person at a time.Subscribe to “One in a Billion” below: PRx | iTunes | Sou...

23 MIN2019 OCT 8
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Season 4 Episode #8: This Asian American Life- Searching

Season 4 Episode #7: This Chinese Life- The Pursuit of Happiness

Why would you give up all that you’ve studied or worked so hard for once you hit a certain life stage and decided to pursue what really makes you happy? In Part 2 of my interview with Chinese American documentary filmmaker Hao Wu, he talked about giving up the traditional notion of success. Making money. Making parents proud. Instead, he chose to listen to his heart. This is a story about pursuing what’s deeply fulfilling for you. Music used: One in a Billion Theme Song by Brad McCarthy Which That Is This by Doctor Turtle Xi by Andy G. Cohen Descent of the Goober Monster by Jesse Spillane We want to include you in this conversation. To send us your comments or stories, just go to our Facebook page or our website at OneinABillionVoices.org under “Pitch a Story.” Share your thoughts? Pitch me a story? “One in a Billion” is listening to #China, one person at a time. Subscribe to “One in a Billion” below: PRx | iTunes | SoundCloud

21 MIN2019 SEP 24
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Season 4 Episode #7: This Chinese Life- The Pursuit of Happiness

Season 4 Episode #6: This Chinese Life- The People’s Republic of Desire

What will you find if you bank on the Internet to fulfill your desire? How much money will you spend to make your dream come true in this digital universe? In this 2-part interview with Chinese American documentary filmmaker Hao Wu, he talked about “The People’s Republic of Desire” - a film about live-streaming in China. It’s a story about the human longing for fame and fortune, as well as love and connection. Music Used: One in a Billion Theme Song by Brad McCarthy I Will Not Let You Let Me Down by Josh Woodward You Um Ill Ah by Doctor Turtle Space Full by Andy G Cohen We want to include you in this conversation. To send us your comments or stories, just go to our Facebook page or our website at OneinABillionVoices.org under “Pitch a Story.” Share your thoughts? Pitch me a story? “One in a Billion” is listening to #China, one person at a time. Subscribe to “One in a Billion” below: PRx | iTunes | SoundCloud

24 MIN2019 SEP 10
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Season 4 Episode #6: This Chinese Life- The People’s Republic of Desire

Season 4 Episode #5: Don’t Talk Over Me

If you’re a 20 something Asian woman trying to establish yourself as a writer in Tech, listen up. You can speak up, share your thoughts and yet, nobody hears you. You’re ignored. That’s Eda Yu’s story. In “Don’t Talk Over Me” Eda talks with Lauren Dai, another Asian woman working in Silicon Valley about tough challenges in a room full of white men. Who helped her? How did she get over barriers? Also, how did she first discover her passion for writing? Who persuaded her to pursue it through college? And what is holding Lauren back from writing? What are her fears? Music Used: One in a Billion Theme Song by Brad McCarthy The Wrong Way by Jahzzar Tumbling Dishes Like Old Man's Wishes by Jahzzar Crazy Glue by Josh Woodward Gemini by Josh Woodward Sands of Windhoek by Mid-Air Machine Need by Les Hayden Death by a Thousand Questions by Springtide So Far So Close by Jahzzar We want to include you in this conversation. To send us your comments or stories, just go to our Facebook page...

22 MIN2019 AUG 27
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Season 4 Episode #5: Don’t Talk Over Me

Season 4 Episode #4- Leaving a robotic life to create my own show

If you have spent a good chunk of your life studying and working like a robot, how would you know to wake up one day, and say “I am not a robot!” That’s Kou Aizhe’s story. A former librarian and TV journalist, he was inspired by "This American Life" podcast to create his own show “Gushi FM.” The idea is to give voice to real people with real-life experiences and struggles. It’s now one of the most popular podcasts in China since it was launched in 2017, reaching 600,000 listeners and counting. “Leaving a robotic life to create my own show” is about his thinking at various turning points and crossroads. This interview will be in Mandarin Chinese. View Chinese (中文) and English Transcript Click here: Music credits (sourced from freemusicarchive.org): Tech Toys by Lee Rosevere What’s Behind the Door by Lee Rosevere Sad Marimba Planet by Lee Rosevere Wilsons Snipe by Chad Crouch You’re Enough by Lee Rosevere Wonder Under by Glad Rags We want to include you in this conversati...

19 MIN2019 AUG 20
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Season 4 Episode #4- Leaving a robotic life to create my own show
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