One In A Billion

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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.

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

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

    17/12/2019 Duración: 21min

    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 our Facebook page or our website at OneinABillionVoi

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

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

    03/12/2019 Duración: 29min

    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 our Facebook page or our website at OneinABillionVoices.o

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

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

    19/11/2019 Duración: 21min

    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 stories, just go to our Facebook pag

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

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

    05/11/2019 Duración: 18min

    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 Storybook by Scott Holmes Banish by Slinte Trophy Endorphins by Andy G. Cohen Vienna Beat by Blue Dot SessionsRecall by 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 #China, one person at a time.

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

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

    22/10/2019 Duración: 12min

    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 Blanchard Redwood 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

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

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

    08/10/2019 Duración: 23min

    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 | SoundCloud    

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

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

    24/09/2019 Duración: 21min

    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

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

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

    10/09/2019 Duración: 24min

    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

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

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

    27/08/2019 Duración: 22min

    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 or our website at OneinABillionVo

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

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

    20/08/2019 Duración: 19min

    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 conversation. To send us your comments or stories

  • Season 4 Episode #3- How can this be...the rest of my life!?

    Season 4 Episode #3- How can this be...the rest of my life!?

    06/08/2019 Duración: 16min

    Part 3 of a Special Summer Series from Shanghai: In Context with Anita Xu: “How can this be...the rest of my life!?” If you’d invested almost your entire adult life training to be a professional landscape designer, you’d landed at your dream job. But a few years later, you looked around your workplace and you discovered something that would forever change your idea of what is a good life or what is a good career. What would you do? That’s what happened to Lu Xiaoya (卢小雅) 3 years ago, when she was 27 years old. In this Episode 3 “How can this be... the rest of my life !?” Anita talks with Lu about that life-changing moment, and what she did next. Lu will tell her story in Mandarin Chinese. View Chinese (中文) and English Transcript Click here. Music credits (sourced from freemusicarchive.org): Whats Behind the Door by Lee Rosevere Curiousity by Lee Rosevere Sad Marimba Planet by Lee Rosevere As I Was Saying by Lee Rosevere I Was Waiting for Him by Lee Rosevere Curiousity by Lee Rosevere Wonder Under by Glad Rag

  • Season 4 Episode #2- Why Work So Hard?

    Season 4 Episode #2- Why Work So Hard?

    23/07/2019 Duración: 16min

    Part 2 of A Special Summer Series from Shanghai: In Context with Anita Xu. Can you imagine your life’s mission is to meet the expectations of your parents? Ever since she was a little girl, Carol pushed herself, moving to a big city from a small town, working her way up and up to satisfy her parents. Now, at age 33, Carol’s lost. Her parents have changed their minds. They ask her to slow down, but it’s too late! Why? Take a listen. In this Episode 2 “Why Work So Hard?,” our contributing podcaster Anita Xu talks with a close friend Carol Luo about her dilemma. This interview will be in Mandarin Chinese. View Chinese (中文) and English Transcript Click here. Music credits (sourced from freemusicarchive.org & purple-planet.com): Snipe by Chad Crouch’s Wilson Fearless by Purple Planet Music Yorgan by Circus Marcus Easy Life by Lee Rosevere Quizitive by Lee Rosevere Wonder Under by Glad Rags We want to include you in this conversation. To send us your comments or stories, just go to our Facebook page or our we

  • Season 4 Episode #1: Why Risk It?

    Season 4 Episode #1: Why Risk It?

    09/07/2019 Duración: 17min

    Season 4 kicks off with a Summer Special Series from Shanghai: In Context with Anita Xu- "Why Risk It?” It’s an intimate conversation between digital marketing professional Anita Xu and her college buddy Xu He. Xu He chose to become an entrepreneur after feeling unfulfilled in his first few jobs after graduating from a top journalism university in Shanghai. Anita, our contributing podcaster, is puzzled. She saw him as a rising star in the journalism world, and she wonders -why risk it? This interview will be in Mandarin Chinese. You can read an English transcript or check out our website at www.oneinabillionvoices.org.   Music used: One in a Billion Theme Song by Brad McCarthy Quizitive by Lee Rosevere Tech Toys by Lee Rosevere Whats Behind the Door by Lee Rosevere Theme from Penguins on Parade by Lee Rosevere And So Then by Lee Rosevere  Wonder Under by Glad Rags

  • Season 3 Episode #5: “What Makes People in China Laugh?”

    Season 3 Episode #5: “What Makes People in China Laugh?”

    18/12/2018 Duración: 27min

    What makes people in China laugh? Why would they spend time and money to go to a stand-up act by an American comedian in Beijing? And, who is he? This is story about an American scholar turned comedian who dedicates his life to bringing Chinese and Americans together through humor and laughter.  Music Used: Brad McCarthy's One in a Billion Theme Song

  • Season 3 Episode #4 “This Chinese Life: Her Guilty Pleasure”

    Season 3 Episode #4 “This Chinese Life: Her Guilty Pleasure”

    20/11/2018 Duración: 19min

    What is love about? Can you show gratitude without spending or giving money? Can you show care without sacrificing your passion? To truly show gratitude, must you also sacrifice?  With these questions in mind, I interviewed Jinzhao (JZ) Wang, a 28 year old Chinese American a few months ago.  JZ told me she can’t fully enjoy what gives her pleasure without also feeling guilty. Why? What is her guilty pleasure?  What makes it wrong?   Music Used: One in a Billion Theme Song by Brad McCarthy  Mountain Monk C By Lobo Loco Space (Full) by Andy G. Cohen  You Um, I'll Ah by Doctor Turtle I'll Be Seeing You by Sammy Fain (Sung by JZ Wang)    

  • Season 3 Episode #3 “This Chinese Life: Whose Life is This Anyway?”

    Season 3 Episode #3 “This Chinese Life: Whose Life is This Anyway?”

    16/10/2018 Duración: 16min

    Are you the person you or your parents want to be? Is your personal dream inseparable from your parents? Can it be? Should it be? That is Angela’s agony.   How does she navigate around a set of cultural expectations to create her own path? Check out my interview with Angela Tang, a rising senior at Williams College, in Episode #3 “This Chinese Life: Whose Life is This Anyway.” 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 Music used: Brad McCarthy's One in a Billion Theme Song  Andy G. Cohen's A Perceptible Shift Jesse Spillane's Number 0 Josh Woodward's Under the Stairs Instrumental Jahzzar's No-End Ave  

  • Season 3 - Episode 2: This Chinese Life: What does it mean to be Chinese?

    Season 3 - Episode 2: This Chinese Life: What does it mean to be Chinese?

    18/09/2018 Duración: 13min

    What does it mean to be Chinese? 415 million Chinese millennials in China wrestle with crushing pressure to live up to a cultural identity and societal ideal. What are they? How do they cope? What are their biggest fears? Check out Part 2 of my interview with author/public speaker Zak Dychtwald  “This Chinese Life: What does it mean to be Chinese?” Music used: Brad McCarthy's "One in a Billion Theme" Jason Shaw's "Acoustic Meditation" Doctor Turtle's "Wherever I Lay My Hat, That's My Wife" Andy G. Cohen's "Space (Full)"

  • Season 3 - Episode 1: This Chinese Life: As a 28 year old white American in China

    Season 3 - Episode 1: This Chinese Life: As a 28 year old white American in China

    11/09/2018 Duración: 15min

    He grew up in a predominantly white suburban town in California. His parents would take him travelling around the world for work since he was a child. Then one day, he stumbled upon a movie - “Enter the Dragon” (starring Bruce Lee) that would strike his fancy about another world - China. That’s where Zak Dychtwald decided to go right after he graduated from Columbia University six years ago. Without a word of Chinese or a drop of Chinese blood, he went in search of himself. Why China? Check out my interview with Zak in a 2-part series “This Chinese Life: As a 28 year old white American in China” (Part 2 will be released 9/18). Currently, Zak Dychtwald is author of “Young China - how the restless generation will change their country and the world.” He is CEO/Founder of “Young China Group” - a think tank offering educational and cultural insight about millennials in China and America. He splits his time between New York and Chengdu. Music and Audio Credits: Brad McCarthy's "One in a Billion Theme" Andy G. Cohen

  • Season 2 Episode #7- Reflections on 2017: What’s Weighing on My Mind

    Season 2 Episode #7- Reflections on 2017: What’s Weighing on My Mind

    12/12/2017 Duración: 18min

    An unexamined life is not worth living. What leads one to examine one’s life? A surprise setback? An unforgettable encounter? An ongoing desire? All of these experiences tend to re-emerge or surge in our memory as we look back on 2017. In this last episode of Season 2 “Reflections on 2017: What’s Weighing on My Mind,” we listen to three compelling stories from Maggie Shi, Joel Tsui and Justine Yan. Each embodies a personal awakening during one’s reckoning with the past, present and future. I hope you’ll find them helpful to your own thinking about this year as we count down to 2018. Listen to our latest podcast episode “Reflections on 2017.” 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 Music used: Dave O'Brien's Bu

  • Season 2 - Episode 6: She Has Overcome: Cracking the Code of Learning Music

    Season 2 - Episode 6: She Has Overcome: Cracking the Code of Learning Music

    14/11/2017 Duración: 22min

    She carries the good genes of music and science from the family. Her grandmothers are physics professors in China, one of them plays the piano as a child. Her father is a computer scientist, her mother is a medical scholar. Yet, she struggled to learn the piano as a child. Her head was bored from slavishly following the sheet music. And her heart was burdened with a bitter childhood memory. But all that changed when she discovered her fascination with computer programming as the pathway to animate her approach to understanding music. How did Xiao Xiao eventually reach a breakthrough? How did she combine her head and her heart to break the barrier between the technical and the emotional, the physical and the digital? How did she confront gender bias and societal pressure as a woman in STEM? Listen to Episode 6: “She Has Overcome: Cracking the Code of Learning Music” - my interview with Xiao Xiao - an artist, an autodidact, and a technologist with a Phd in Media Arts and Sciences from MIT Media Lab. Music Used:

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