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Unapologetically Asian

Tiana Nguyen & Thuy Nguyen

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Unapologetically Asian

Unapologetically Asian

Tiana Nguyen & Thuy Nguyen

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Hosted by your girls - Thuy & Tiana, this is a podcast where we have honest, candid conversations about adulting, careers, relationships and everything in-between. We started this podcast to share our perspectives and stories about navigating through adulthood as Asian Australians and hope that we can create content that is relatable and representative of our community.We invite you to grab that cup of tea or tequila and join in our conversations x

Latest Episodes

32. Benjamin Law // Unapologetically Asian Australian

EFor our season 2 finale, we are stoked to be joined by an absolute Asian Australian treasure - writer & broadcaster Benjamin Law. *Warning: this episode is an actual FEAST FOR YOUR EARS because of Benjamin Law* He is best known for being the creative genius behind the SBS award winning TV show, 'The Family Law' - which was originally a memoir based on his experiences growing up in a Chinese Australian family. He is the author of Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East, the Quarterly Essay Moral Panic 101, and editor of Growing up Queer in Australia. His most recent projects include his debut play 'Torch the Place', ABC documentary 'Waltzing the Dragon with Benjamin Law' and co-hosting ABC RN's weekly pop culture show, 'Stop Everything'. In this episode, we are blessed by Benjamin's intellect and deep dive into culture, identity, sexuality, and representation. E P I S O D E O U T L I N E ------------------------------------------ •The link between your name and identity •Growing up As...

51 minOCT 27
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32. Benjamin Law // Unapologetically Asian Australian

31. Swinging through the Corporate Jungle ft. Cordell Carmody & Vivien Leung

EIs it a plane? Is it a bird? No, it's an overworked, underpaid, caffeinated corporate worker leaving their 60 story building on the way to their next client meeting. We had the absolute pleasure of being joined by our boss af friends, Cordell and Vivien, who are years deep into their careers at a Big 4 & Tech firm and have kindly shared their experiences swinging through the corporate jungle. In this episode, we delve into the intricacies of finding value in your work through experience, networking and actively seeking new opportunities. Stick around long enough, and you'll get to hear some juicy corporate horror stories, including and not limited to a $2 million embezzlement scandal . E P I S O D E O U T L I N E ------------------------------------------ •LinkedIn journey •Experiencing imposter syndrome •Best tips for new starters •Networking 101 •Being a good leader •Finding new jobs and negotiating pay •Cultural influences on work behaviour •Bamboo ceiling •Corporate hor...

40 minOCT 20
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31. Swinging through the Corporate Jungle ft. Cordell Carmody & Vivien Leung

30. Uncovering the Female Mind

EThe infamous "I'm fine"... what does it really mean?! Women, girls, ladies and those who identify as female are known to be mysteriously complicated, but there's a reason behind all of our thinking. A few of our amazing listeners have sent us through some questions and in this episode, we're answering the ones related to the female species. We've also included some curly questions from the internet that boys, dudes and all those who identify as male are dying to know about girls and make a solid attempt at uncovering the secrets behind the fem mind! Pls don't take our words as verbatim - at the end of the day we're all super unique and complicated as humans are! Hope you all enjoy this light-hearted episode and if you have any varying opinions about the questions we cover, we'd love to know! E P I S O D E O U T L I N E ------------------------------------------ •Receiving diq pics •Commenting on someone's appearance •Why do girls go to the bathroom in groups? •What do girls talk...

25 minOCT 13
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30. Uncovering the Female Mind

29. Where We're Really From ft. David Tran

As proud children of immigrants and first-generation Asian Australians, we are incredibly grateful for our families' sacrifices and the hardships that they endured whilst escaping their lives in war-torn Vietnam. In this episode, we're joined by our good friend David Tran. We all candidly share the tumultuous journeys that our loved ones went through. From leaving family members behind to whales guiding their family to safety, from accidentally getting on a boat to being rescued by the U.S Navy; we tell their extraordinary stories of bravery. We hope you enjoy this special story-telling episode. E P I S O D E O U T L I N E ------------------------------------------ •What our families' life in Vietnam was like •What their motivators were to seek refuge in another country •The journey from Vietnam to refugee camps •From refugee camps to Australia •Assimilating to Australian life •Funny stories about our parents' early days in Australia T I M E S T A M P S -----------------------...

40 minOCT 6
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29. Where We're Really From ft. David Tran

A Quickie

Hi everyone! Just a quick one - if you have a few minutes to spare, we've got a cheeky lil survey we'd love for you to fill out ️ We're constantly trying to improve our content to provide you beautiful souls a superb listening experience. Want to hear about a particular topic? Perhaps a 1hr+ compilation of Tiana's stand-up comedy level jokes? A deeper dive into Thuy's escapades in the dating world? Let us know! We deeply appreciate every single drop of feedback given and thank you in advance for your time ︎ Please find the survey link here! In the mean-time, feel free to binge the rest of our episodes or check out our Instagram for some more content! Hope you're all staying well and healthy; catch y'all in the next episode ★ E P I S O D E O U T L I N E ------------------------------------------ •Greetings fellas •Stay safe friends ♡ •New survey! We'd love to hear from you, feel free to send us an email: unapologeticallyasianpodcast@gmail.com or slide into our dms on instagram...

1 minSEP 29
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A Quickie

28. Dating Red Flags ft. Big Trouble Podcast

EWhether you're the type of person who will run straight through red flags like a bull running towards the giant red flag in Spain or you press eject as soon as you see a shade of pink, one thing is for sure. RED FLAGS spell DANGER on the dating/relationship battlefield. So, how adventurous are you feeling? In this episode we're joined by our favourite Canadian boys/sweetermen from Big Trouble Podcast, Jon & Paul. Join us in this fun episode as we get insightful & interesting male perspectives and delve into the different red flags that we all TRY to avoid in our potential partners. E P I S O D E O U T L I N E ------------------------------------------ •Red flags associated with personality •Yellow fever •Korean blood type compatibility •Interracial dating •Red flags associated with habits •First date red flags/strategies •Do we prefer guy or girl to pay on a first date? •Superficial red flags •Why we think people ignore red flags T I M E S T A M P S ------------------------...

46 minSEP 22
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28. Dating Red Flags ft. Big Trouble Podcast

27. Cultural Influences on Mental Health ft. Maddy Trinh

Opening up the dialogue about mental health is definitely not an easy task in some households. It can be frustrating, daunting and sometimes tiresome to be vulnerable in front of your family and friends. Although now, more than ever, it's become so important to normalise these conversations about mental health! In this episode, we're joined by the our dear friend Maddy Trinh (who is currently undertaking her Master's degree in clinical psychology) and together we discuss how cultural values have interplayed into the perceptions and interpretations of mental health in the general Asian community. We also discuss some hot tips on how to stay afloat mentally during a pandemic and the relationship between mental and physical health + much more! E P I S O D E O U T L I N E ------------------------------------------ •Maddy's academic journey and volunteer work •Language barriers in conversations about mental health •How cultural values and differences can downplay the severity of menta...

32 minSEP 15
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27. Cultural Influences on Mental Health ft. Maddy Trinh

26. Mental Health & Music Therapy ft. Therapist Asami Koike

Rooted in cultural nuances, cracks in our healthcare system and barriers to entry, starting your mental health journey can seem daunting at first. However, we're here today to break it down. In this episode, we're lucky to be joined by the delightful Asami Koike, a registered Music Therapist and founder of Shapes & Sounds - an initiative dedicated to Asian Australian Mental Health & Well-being! We delve into cultural factors, different avenues of treatment & how we can start our journey with mental health. *Apologies for the echo and background noise in parts of the audio. We hope you still enjoy the content of the discussion as much as we did!* E P I S O D E O U T L I N E ------------------------------------------ •Asami's mental health journey •What is Shapes & Sounds? •How environment has an impact on your mental health •Steps to start your mental health journey •Different types of treatment •Barriers to entry to treatment for Asians •Industry insights about Asian Australi...

26 minSEP 8
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26. Mental Health & Music Therapy ft. Therapist Asami Koike

25. Lessons We've Learnt in Our 20s

ETo celebrate us both turning 24 this week, we've put together 9 lessons (+ some bonus ones) that we've learnt in love, friendships, relationships & self-reflection. Move over Confucius. Aristotle who? Join us for this very chill episode as we get hella deep and candid about our inner flaws and lessons we've realised in our early 20s. E P I S O D E O U T L I N E ------------------------------------------ •Lessons in relationships •Lessons in love •Lessons about failing •Mistakes we've made in the past •Looking introspectively T I M E S T A M P S -------------------------------- 00:00 Intro to episode 01:50 Discussion begins 16:50 Recommendations Much love, ︎ Thuy and Tiana (UA ︎) If you'd like to continue the conversation, please message us. We'd love to hear from you, feel free to slide into our dms on instagram: @unapologeticallyazn or send us an email: unapologeticallyasianpodcast@gmail.com P.S We swear quite a lot in this episode hehehe Music by the talented Joakim Karud ...

20 minSEP 1
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25. Lessons We've Learnt in Our 20s

24. The Rise of Asian Representation in Media

EOne of our main motivators behind starting this podcast was to do our little part to increase Asian representation in media. In this episode, we deep dive into the past, present & future of Asian representation in film, tv & YouTube. We dissect how it has progressed over the years and the direction we're moving towards with the increase in Asian talent recognition in Hollywood that will hopefully trickle down to and influence all of media in general #REPRESENTATIONMATTERS E P I S O D E O U T L I N E ------------------------------------------ •Yellow face •Asian stereotypes - typical roles Asians portrayed •White saviour narrative •Whitewashing in movies •Western remakes •Celebrating Asians in film, TV & YouTube •Acknowledging awesome Asians behind the scenes •Anti-Asian issues that still exist today •Let's normalise Asians on Screen In this conversation, we've only scratched the surface on the very important issues, debates and talent in Asian representation. If you'd like ...

29 minAUG 25
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24. The Rise of Asian Representation in Media

Latest Episodes

32. Benjamin Law // Unapologetically Asian Australian

EFor our season 2 finale, we are stoked to be joined by an absolute Asian Australian treasure - writer & broadcaster Benjamin Law. *Warning: this episode is an actual FEAST FOR YOUR EARS because of Benjamin Law* He is best known for being the creative genius behind the SBS award winning TV show, 'The Family Law' - which was originally a memoir based on his experiences growing up in a Chinese Australian family. He is the author of Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East, the Quarterly Essay Moral Panic 101, and editor of Growing up Queer in Australia. His most recent projects include his debut play 'Torch the Place', ABC documentary 'Waltzing the Dragon with Benjamin Law' and co-hosting ABC RN's weekly pop culture show, 'Stop Everything'. In this episode, we are blessed by Benjamin's intellect and deep dive into culture, identity, sexuality, and representation. E P I S O D E O U T L I N E ------------------------------------------ •The link between your name and identity •Growing up As...

51 minOCT 27
Comments
32. Benjamin Law // Unapologetically Asian Australian

31. Swinging through the Corporate Jungle ft. Cordell Carmody & Vivien Leung

EIs it a plane? Is it a bird? No, it's an overworked, underpaid, caffeinated corporate worker leaving their 60 story building on the way to their next client meeting. We had the absolute pleasure of being joined by our boss af friends, Cordell and Vivien, who are years deep into their careers at a Big 4 & Tech firm and have kindly shared their experiences swinging through the corporate jungle. In this episode, we delve into the intricacies of finding value in your work through experience, networking and actively seeking new opportunities. Stick around long enough, and you'll get to hear some juicy corporate horror stories, including and not limited to a $2 million embezzlement scandal . E P I S O D E O U T L I N E ------------------------------------------ •LinkedIn journey •Experiencing imposter syndrome •Best tips for new starters •Networking 101 •Being a good leader •Finding new jobs and negotiating pay •Cultural influences on work behaviour •Bamboo ceiling •Corporate hor...

40 minOCT 20
Comments
31. Swinging through the Corporate Jungle ft. Cordell Carmody & Vivien Leung

30. Uncovering the Female Mind

EThe infamous "I'm fine"... what does it really mean?! Women, girls, ladies and those who identify as female are known to be mysteriously complicated, but there's a reason behind all of our thinking. A few of our amazing listeners have sent us through some questions and in this episode, we're answering the ones related to the female species. We've also included some curly questions from the internet that boys, dudes and all those who identify as male are dying to know about girls and make a solid attempt at uncovering the secrets behind the fem mind! Pls don't take our words as verbatim - at the end of the day we're all super unique and complicated as humans are! Hope you all enjoy this light-hearted episode and if you have any varying opinions about the questions we cover, we'd love to know! E P I S O D E O U T L I N E ------------------------------------------ •Receiving diq pics •Commenting on someone's appearance •Why do girls go to the bathroom in groups? •What do girls talk...

25 minOCT 13
Comments
30. Uncovering the Female Mind

29. Where We're Really From ft. David Tran

As proud children of immigrants and first-generation Asian Australians, we are incredibly grateful for our families' sacrifices and the hardships that they endured whilst escaping their lives in war-torn Vietnam. In this episode, we're joined by our good friend David Tran. We all candidly share the tumultuous journeys that our loved ones went through. From leaving family members behind to whales guiding their family to safety, from accidentally getting on a boat to being rescued by the U.S Navy; we tell their extraordinary stories of bravery. We hope you enjoy this special story-telling episode. E P I S O D E O U T L I N E ------------------------------------------ •What our families' life in Vietnam was like •What their motivators were to seek refuge in another country •The journey from Vietnam to refugee camps •From refugee camps to Australia •Assimilating to Australian life •Funny stories about our parents' early days in Australia T I M E S T A M P S -----------------------...

40 minOCT 6
Comments
29. Where We're Really From ft. David Tran

A Quickie

Hi everyone! Just a quick one - if you have a few minutes to spare, we've got a cheeky lil survey we'd love for you to fill out ️ We're constantly trying to improve our content to provide you beautiful souls a superb listening experience. Want to hear about a particular topic? Perhaps a 1hr+ compilation of Tiana's stand-up comedy level jokes? A deeper dive into Thuy's escapades in the dating world? Let us know! We deeply appreciate every single drop of feedback given and thank you in advance for your time ︎ Please find the survey link here! In the mean-time, feel free to binge the rest of our episodes or check out our Instagram for some more content! Hope you're all staying well and healthy; catch y'all in the next episode ★ E P I S O D E O U T L I N E ------------------------------------------ •Greetings fellas •Stay safe friends ♡ •New survey! We'd love to hear from you, feel free to send us an email: unapologeticallyasianpodcast@gmail.com or slide into our dms on instagram...

1 minSEP 29
Comments
A Quickie

28. Dating Red Flags ft. Big Trouble Podcast

EWhether you're the type of person who will run straight through red flags like a bull running towards the giant red flag in Spain or you press eject as soon as you see a shade of pink, one thing is for sure. RED FLAGS spell DANGER on the dating/relationship battlefield. So, how adventurous are you feeling? In this episode we're joined by our favourite Canadian boys/sweetermen from Big Trouble Podcast, Jon & Paul. Join us in this fun episode as we get insightful & interesting male perspectives and delve into the different red flags that we all TRY to avoid in our potential partners. E P I S O D E O U T L I N E ------------------------------------------ •Red flags associated with personality •Yellow fever •Korean blood type compatibility •Interracial dating •Red flags associated with habits •First date red flags/strategies •Do we prefer guy or girl to pay on a first date? •Superficial red flags •Why we think people ignore red flags T I M E S T A M P S ------------------------...

46 minSEP 22
Comments
28. Dating Red Flags ft. Big Trouble Podcast

27. Cultural Influences on Mental Health ft. Maddy Trinh

Opening up the dialogue about mental health is definitely not an easy task in some households. It can be frustrating, daunting and sometimes tiresome to be vulnerable in front of your family and friends. Although now, more than ever, it's become so important to normalise these conversations about mental health! In this episode, we're joined by the our dear friend Maddy Trinh (who is currently undertaking her Master's degree in clinical psychology) and together we discuss how cultural values have interplayed into the perceptions and interpretations of mental health in the general Asian community. We also discuss some hot tips on how to stay afloat mentally during a pandemic and the relationship between mental and physical health + much more! E P I S O D E O U T L I N E ------------------------------------------ •Maddy's academic journey and volunteer work •Language barriers in conversations about mental health •How cultural values and differences can downplay the severity of menta...

32 minSEP 15
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27. Cultural Influences on Mental Health ft. Maddy Trinh

26. Mental Health & Music Therapy ft. Therapist Asami Koike

Rooted in cultural nuances, cracks in our healthcare system and barriers to entry, starting your mental health journey can seem daunting at first. However, we're here today to break it down. In this episode, we're lucky to be joined by the delightful Asami Koike, a registered Music Therapist and founder of Shapes & Sounds - an initiative dedicated to Asian Australian Mental Health & Well-being! We delve into cultural factors, different avenues of treatment & how we can start our journey with mental health. *Apologies for the echo and background noise in parts of the audio. We hope you still enjoy the content of the discussion as much as we did!* E P I S O D E O U T L I N E ------------------------------------------ •Asami's mental health journey •What is Shapes & Sounds? •How environment has an impact on your mental health •Steps to start your mental health journey •Different types of treatment •Barriers to entry to treatment for Asians •Industry insights about Asian Australi...

26 minSEP 8
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26. Mental Health & Music Therapy ft. Therapist Asami Koike

25. Lessons We've Learnt in Our 20s

ETo celebrate us both turning 24 this week, we've put together 9 lessons (+ some bonus ones) that we've learnt in love, friendships, relationships & self-reflection. Move over Confucius. Aristotle who? Join us for this very chill episode as we get hella deep and candid about our inner flaws and lessons we've realised in our early 20s. E P I S O D E O U T L I N E ------------------------------------------ •Lessons in relationships •Lessons in love •Lessons about failing •Mistakes we've made in the past •Looking introspectively T I M E S T A M P S -------------------------------- 00:00 Intro to episode 01:50 Discussion begins 16:50 Recommendations Much love, ︎ Thuy and Tiana (UA ︎) If you'd like to continue the conversation, please message us. We'd love to hear from you, feel free to slide into our dms on instagram: @unapologeticallyazn or send us an email: unapologeticallyasianpodcast@gmail.com P.S We swear quite a lot in this episode hehehe Music by the talented Joakim Karud ...

20 minSEP 1
Comments
25. Lessons We've Learnt in Our 20s

24. The Rise of Asian Representation in Media

EOne of our main motivators behind starting this podcast was to do our little part to increase Asian representation in media. In this episode, we deep dive into the past, present & future of Asian representation in film, tv & YouTube. We dissect how it has progressed over the years and the direction we're moving towards with the increase in Asian talent recognition in Hollywood that will hopefully trickle down to and influence all of media in general #REPRESENTATIONMATTERS E P I S O D E O U T L I N E ------------------------------------------ •Yellow face •Asian stereotypes - typical roles Asians portrayed •White saviour narrative •Whitewashing in movies •Western remakes •Celebrating Asians in film, TV & YouTube •Acknowledging awesome Asians behind the scenes •Anti-Asian issues that still exist today •Let's normalise Asians on Screen In this conversation, we've only scratched the surface on the very important issues, debates and talent in Asian representation. If you'd like ...

29 minAUG 25
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24. The Rise of Asian Representation in Media
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