$6.99 Per Pound

$6.99 Per Pound

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$6.99 Per Pound is a bi-weekly podcast featuring interviews with leaders and professionals from a wide variety of fields. Paying homage to Korean-owned hot food delis in New York City, the inquisitive duo Joann Park and Jaeki Cho treat listeners to a buffet of HOT takes on career, culture and community.

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$6.99 Per Pound is a bi-weekly podcast featuring interviews with leaders and professionals from a wide variety of fields. Paying homage to Korean-owned hot food delis in New York City, the inquisitive duo Joann Park and Jaeki Cho treat listeners to a buffet of HOT takes on career, culture and community.

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Life in Transit with Joanna Briley
Jaeki says: “I always wanted to speak with those that work for the MTA. They move New York, but we've all had our gripes with the subway--the delays, the construction, the rising prices, etc. However, this week's guest tells us all about the other side. She's been working at the MTA for more than 25 years.  Joanna Briley, a standup comedian with two decades of experience, as a token booth clerk for the MTA. She claims to be the friendliest person holding this position and we believe it. Joanna shares in detail on how to join the MTA, the pros and cons of the job, and the work culture that inspired her to pursue standup comedy. The Brooklyn-based comedian now produces her own comedy showcase fittingly titled Laff Tracks (get it?), where she and fellow MTA colleagues share the stage. I walked away from this episode with a new perspective on the MTA, especially token booth clerks. If you listen, I’m certain you will, too. Bong!” Also, look out for the dates for the 2020 Black Women’s Comedy Festival. Check out the Laff Tracks Comedy Show in Bed-Stuy on IG @lafftrackscomedyshownyc https://www.facebook.com/joanna.briley https://www.facebook.com/BlackWomeninComedyFestNYC _____ Thank you to all the fans that have supported us! Listen to us on all major streaming platforms and make sure to subscribe and leave a review! Follow the podcast @699PERPOUND on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter If you're listening don’t be afraid to take a screenshot and post on your IG story. Tag us and we will shout you out! You can now support us monetarily by setting up small monthly donation @anchor.fm/699-per-pound/support Questions, Partnerships, Sponsorships: Contact us at info@699perpound.com
1:16:30
November 4, 2019
Behind the Counter | Get to Know Your Hosts Jaeki & Joann Pt. 2
Michael says… Joann and Jaeki fly solo this week to catch up one-on-one with each other for this special “Behind the Counter” episode. Joann opens up about her not so great day at work, leading to an in-depth discussion on Joann’s corporate life vs. Jaeki’s business owner/freelance life and negotiating the pay and rates you are owed. The main takeaway is: Don’t be afraid to ask for what you want and deserve. Know your worth! Listen to get insight into how our hosts secure their bag(s).  Let us know what you feel about this episode. Give us a rating in Apple Podcasts. If enough listeners vibe with this episode, we are ready and able to do similar ones in the future. Peace. Peace _____ Thank you to all the fans that have supported us! Listen to us on all major streaming platforms and make sure to subscribe and leave a review! Follow the podcast @699PERPOUND on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter If you're listening don’t be afraid to take a screenshot and post on your IG story. Tag us and we will shout you out! You can now support us monetarily by setting up small monthly donation @anchor.fm/699-per-pound/support Questions, Partnerships, Sponsorships: Contact us at info@699perpound.com
1:00:25
October 15, 2019
Live Conversation with Scott “Chops” Jung of the legendary Mountain Brothers | Artist & Music Producer
Jaeki says... “Yo, Chops is a legend. His work with the Mountain Brothers—notably, “Galaxies” and “Paper Chase”—wasn’t good Asian-American music, but great hip-hop records period. In addition, he’s done records with Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, Bun B, and even me, Jaeki, for his compilation project Strength in Numbers. Lately, he’s been scoring TV shows like The Warriors, written by Bruce Lee. But you should do the Kumon on his discography. The man’s done a lot. He’s a man of few words, but one of the reasons why so many AZNs can make a living off hip-hop in 2019. It was a pleasure and honor to have Chops as our inaugural guest for our soon-to-be-more-frequent live podcast segment. Tune in to hear ‘bout the OG’s journey in the music business and methods on how to be a ‘working’ producer.” Thank you to the Museum in Chinese in America (MOCA) for being gracious hosts. Make sure to check them out to get a history lesson or attend more events.  Website: https://www.mocanyc.org/ Instagram & Twitter @MOCANYC Learn more about Chops: Website: https://chopsmusic.tumblr.com/bio Instagram& Twitter: @chopsmusic Galaxies by Mountain Brothers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ptd2CuBR-Tg Paperchase by Mountain Brothers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bRm-YlPeaY Strength in Numbers: Asian American Compilation album: https://soundcloud.com/chopsmusic/sets/strength-in-numbers-preview Also, make sure to check out DJ Roli Rho, world-class beat juggler: Website: https://artistecard.com/djrolirho Instagram & Twitter @DJROLIRHO #5MinutesofFunk on Hot 97: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lku0oESN2h4 _____ Thank you to all the fans that have supported us! Listen to us on your all major streaming platforms and make sure to subscribe and leave a review! Follow the podcast @699PERPOUND on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter If you're listening don’t be afraid to take a screenshot and post on your IG story. Tag us and we will shout you out! You can now support us monetarily by setting up small monthly donation @anchor.fm/699-per-pound/support Questions, Partnerships, Sponsorships: Contact us at info@699perpound.com
59:46
September 30, 2019
Capturing the Moment with Shomi Patwary | Music Video Director & Commercial Filmmaker
Jaeki Says... Shomi didn’t start his professional career as a filmmaker, but he always had the foresight on what’s to come. Hailing from Virginia Beach and obsessed with hip-hop culture, it was fate he connected with Pharrell’s Star Trak imprint. He utilized his web-savvy early on, building websites and customizing MySpace pages for Star Trak artists. Then, when tasked to capture behind the scenes footage for a Clipse music video shoot with Kanye West, he quickly grasped the importance of video and taught himself editing and production. After several stints with various media companies (Karmaloop, Fader), he’s now an established music video director with his own production house (Illusive Media) working with ASAP Rocky, ASAP Ferg, Jaden Smith, and even world-class names like Will Smith and Mariah Carey. Tune in to find out his path to independent success as a commercial filmmaker. Follow him @shomipatwary on IG & Twitter His production company:  Illusive Media: http://www.illusivemedia.com/ Shomi's Top 5 Music Videos: Yamborghini High - ASAP Mob New Level - A$AP Ferg ft. Future Ric Flair Drip - 21 Savage, Offset, Metro Boomin Might Not ft. The Weeknd - Belly Sweet but Psycho - Ava Max Additional Links: Pharrell Williams & Chad Hugo Star Trak Entertainment The Clipse & Pusha T  Billionaire Boys Club Karmaloop & The Fader On Lunch Break _____ Thank you to all the fans that have supported us! Listen to us on your all major streaming platforms and make sure to subscribe and leave a review! Follow the podcast @699PERPOUND on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter If you're listening don’t be afraid to take a screenshot and post on your IG story. Tag us and we will shout you out!  You can now support us monetarily by setting up small monthly donation @anchor.fm/699-per-pound/support Questions, Partnerships, Sponsorships: Contact us at info@699perpound.com Shout out Listening Party and Canal Street Radio! Follow them at @listeningpartypresents and @canalstreetmarket
1:33:56
September 4, 2019
Divine Intervention | Talk with Actor Elijah Martinez on Wu-Tang: An American Saga
Jaeki says… “For the upcoming Wu-Tang: An American Saga series on Hulu, Elijah plays Divine, the older brother of the crew’s leader RZA. For those familiar with the Staten Island collective’s history, Divine was the business mastermind that led the group’s financial success. Upon hearing Elijah’s origin story, I was convinced he’s destined to play this role. His mother’s from Staten Island and he grew up studying the teachings of Nation of Islam, which directly influenced Five-Percent Nation, an Islamic movement that laid the ideological foundation of Wu-Tang Clan. Thus, completing the cypher.  While it’s clear this role will take Elijah’s career to the next chapter, it didn’t happen overnight. He’s been active in theater, notably playing supporting role for Bryan Cranston-starred Network. I’m certain in due time he’ll become a household name. Tune in to learn ‘bout his upcoming Wu-Tang role and the journey that took him here. Bong!” Follow him on Instagram @julianelijahmartinez & Twitter @julianelijah IMDb Page: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4108550/ Website: http://www.julianelijahmartinez.com/ September 4th 2019.  Mark your calendars for the world premiere of Wu-Tang: An American Saga. Watch the Trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w37TQZwnjXY Thank you to all the fans that have supported us! Listen to us on your all major streaming platforms and make sure to subscribe and leave a review! Follow the podcast @699PERPOUND on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter If your listening don’t be afraid to take a screenshot and post on your IG story. Tag us and we will shout you out!  --- You can now support us monetarily by setting up small monthly donation @anchor.fm/699-per-pound/support Questions, Partnerships, Sponsorships: Contact us at info@699perpound.com
1:08:53
August 19, 2019
Keeping Up with Kimmy | Interview with Huffpost Asian Voices Editor Kimmy Yam
Joann Says... Kimmy Yam is one of the most exciting voices reporting on Asian America right now. She is the Asian Voices Editor at Huffpost, covering issues that disproportionately affect the Asian-American community. She is a self-proclaimed data nerd who uses her fact-checking powers to give nuanced reporting on topics from poverty, immigration, media representation, and more. On this episode, Kimmy talks about her no BS Fujianese upbringing, her journey to finding her identity, and the trials and tribulations of being a female journalist and how she deals with the toxicity of the internet.  Follow her amazing reporting here: Huffpost Asian Voices: https://www.huffpost.com/voices/asian-voices and keep up with her biting wit and devilish good looks here ;) #girlcrush Instagram: @kimmythepooh Twitter: @kimmythepooh Huge shout-out to all the fans that have supported us! Follow the podcast @699PERPOUND on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter for the latest. Listen to us on your favorite streaming platforms and make sure to leave a review! Also, make sure you hit the subscribe button to be the first to know when new episodes are released. Shout us out on the street or share us on your group messages!  --- You can now support us monetarily by setting up small monthly donation @anchor.fm/699-per-pound/support Questions, Partnerships, Sponsorships: Contact us at info@699perpound.com
1:18:05
July 30, 2019
Question the Obvious with Dr. Sam Han | Social Scientist, Professor, and Author
Jaeki says... "Sam Han is one of the most knowledgeable human beings I know personally. An expert in all things cultural, new media, religion, U.S. and East Asia. He’s a 1.5-generation immigrant like myself, who survived in the turbulent boroughs of New York. His brilliant mind got himself admitted to the prestigious Prep for Prep program, which positioned his quest to become a scholar. Now based in Perth, Australia, he came home for a hot second to drop some serious jewels on $6.99 Per Pound.  If you’re expecting a square academic waxing poetic ‘bout theories that only his square academic colleagues would care, this episode isn’t it. It’s much more action packed, filled with wild references than you can fathom. Aight, tune in.” Follow his work at: http://sam-han.org/ Twitter @sam_han His Recent Publications:  “Wear White: The mediated politics of religious anti-LGBT activism in Singapore” Nordic Journal of Religion and Society. 31(1): 2018.   Religion and Media inKorea. Journal of KoreanReligions. 8(2): 2017.   Technologies of Religion: Spheres of the Sacred in a Post-secular Modernity (Rutledge, 2016).  Sam's Recommended Reading list: Amazing Grace - Jonathan Kozol Things Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe Black Boy - Richard Wright _______ Follow the podcast @699PERPOUND on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter for the latest. Listen to us on your favorite streaming platforms. Leave a review. Make sure you hit the subscribe button to be the first to know when new episodes are released. Shout us out on the street or share us on your group messages!  IF you want to support this podcast monetarily head over to the link below to set up a monthly contribution: Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/699-per-pound/support Special shout out to James Yang for the contribution!  --- Questions, Partnerships, Sponsorships: Contact us at info@699perpound.com
1:17:53
July 15, 2019
Bearing the Burden with Rich Tu, host of First Gen Burden Podcast | Cultural Taste Maker
Michael Says… This week we bring you a special collaboration with the illustrious First Gen Burden Podcast. Jaeki and Joann sit down with host Rich Tu and break bread on the good and bad of growing up in immigrant families and how that manifests in their careers in the creative world. Learn about how Rich worked his way through SVA night school eventually rising to design sneakers for Nike and becoming the VP of Digital Design at Viacom.  Also, get the inside scoop on Jaeki and Joann’s upbringing moving from South Korea to LA  and New York respectively. We go international with this edition so make sure you listen and give us a review.  _____ Listen to episodes of First Gen Burden Podcast Website: https://firstgenburden.com/ Follow on IG @Firstgenburden Stream it on - Apple Podcast | Spotify | SoundCloud See Rich Tu's works at  Website: https://richtu.com/  & IG @Rich_tu Check out AIGNY https://aigany.org/ where Rich is a board member.  If you feel like watching TV make sure to check out MTV and the whole Viacom network. ____ Shout out to the Listening Party Fam and Canal Street Market Follow the podcast @699PERPOUND on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter for the latest. Listen to us on your favorite streaming platforms. Leave a review. Shout us out on the street, post a screenshot to your IG story, and share us on your group messages! Make sure you hit the subscribe button to be the first to know when new episodes are released. Contact us at info@699perpound.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/699-per-pound/support
1:27:29
July 1, 2019
Don't GTA this Shit with International Rapper Kevin G2 Hwang
Jaeki says: "G2 has a presence. Flailing his locs and speaking in his signature raspy voice, I first met the hospitable Texan in Seoul, as he was carving a name for himself as a new rap upstart. After joining South Korea’s most respected indie rap imprint, Hi-Lite Records, he appeared on the popular rap reality competition, Show Me the Money, which made him a household name. From Dallas to Seoul, the Korean-American painter turned rapper is now gearing up for his second full-length album. During his recent trip to New York City, the $6.99 team brought him to our chamber and broke bread (and Tequila). Young rappers, especially. Tune in.” Follow him @G2slife Check his music on all streaming platforms: Apple Music | Spotify | SoundCloud   Make sure to listen to his latest album:  Throwing Up Butterflies Apple Spotify Shout out to Hi-Life Records representing South Korea's finest Check them out @hiliterecords on Youtube,  Twitter and Facebook Check out, Show Me the Money 5, ft. our guest, G2 _________________________ Follow the podcast @699PERPOUND on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter for the latest. Listen to us on your favorite streaming platforms. Leave a review. Shout us out on the street, post a screenshot to your IG story, and share us on your group messages! Make sure you hit the subscribe button to be the first to know when new episodes are released. Contact us at info@699perpound.com Send in a voice message: anchor.fm/699-per-pound/message --- Support this podcast: anchor.fm/699-per-pound/support
1:13:20
June 18, 2019
All Things Azn with Baesians Vicki Ho and Kathleen Tso | Founders of Banana Magazine
Jaeki Says… “Since the term “banana” is used to describe someone who’s white inside and yellow outside (like Twinkie), at first I had questions about Banana Magazine. Then I read the first print issue and saw the publication’s continuous growth, I felt both camaraderie and appreciation for their effort to redefine narratives surrounding Asian-American identity. It’s a mission for $6.99 Per Pound to support and commemorate the release of their latest issue 005, we’re highlighting the founders Vicki Ho and Kathleen Tso on this latest episode. Hear them break down the origins of the magazine, Asian American weed culture, and Taiwanese Drag Culture. Of course, it’s also a flair signal to inform the launch party taking place at Alumni Flushing on Saturday, June 8th. Listen, react, and cop the latest Banana Mag issue available now, link bio.” ___________ Support the vision and purchase Issue 005 http://www.banana-mag.com/shop/5bx69ou27ww06q0oki5ljynnwyv9px Make sure you and your crew come through this Saturday, June 8th to Alumni Flushing to meet the Banana Magazine team, buy copies of issue 005, get them personally signed, and meet some good people.  Follow Banana Magazine on Instagram @banannamag Along with the lovely founders @vickivibe and @kathleentso Shout out the rest of the Banana Magazine team:  PR & Events: @janiceszeto & @ccongjuico  Art Director: @hoshiludwig Sales Director: @toddlbbot See the recap from their Dinner event with @coach & @yetiout in LA  https://www.vogue.com/article/coach-rex-remix-dinner-in-la https://bfa.com/events/28034 Listen to more of Kathleen and Vicki by listening to their appearance on the Asian, Not Asian Podcast Magazines / Platforms mentioned: Street Etiquette , Hyphen Magazine, Giant Robot, ID, & Dazed  Check out @sundae.school for the latest smoke wear & Monica Lo of @SousWeed for cannabis infused food. For our peoples rocking with us in Taiwan shout to Magnolia La Manga, @Werk_Taipei and Cafe Dalida  ______ Let's continue to support Asian American visionaries and remember APIDHM is every month, Peace.
1:00:16
June 3, 2019
Behind the Counter | Get to Know our Founder and Advisor, Julie Young
Jaeki says... Julie Young is an older sister figure to many. A Korean adoptee raised in an Italian-Irish household, married to an African-American husband and a mother of mixed-race children, her multicultural upbringing clearly had an influence on her worldly views, especially her mission and drive to provide opportunities for POCs in art, music, and film. A corporate attorney with a passion for storytelling, I first met Julie through her interview series Not Your Average hosted on the non-profit platform Korean American Story. Her passion for fairer representation in media led to the creation of TIDE, a Brooklyn-based film festival celebrating filmmakers of color. She’s shown me and my colleagues immense support with advice pertaining to law, life, and love. Her greatest achievement, I’d humbly argue, is believing in Jaeki and helping to manifest $6.99 Per Pound podcast into existence. On that note, say no more. This episode’s ‘bout Ms. Julie Young.” Find her on Instagram @biggirlvoice  Follow her non-profit Dreammaker3d.com Instagram: @dreammaker3d Learn more about KoreanAmericanStory.org Instagram: @koreanamericanstory Make sure to keep of with the TIDE film festival  Instagram: @thetidefilmfestival ________ Follow the podcast @699PERPOUND on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter for the latest.   Listen to us on your favorite streaming platforms. Leave a review.   Shout us out on the street, post a screenshot to your IG story, and share us on your group messages! Make sure you hit the subscribe button to be the first to know when new episodes are released.   Contact us at info@699perpound.com   Send in a voice message:   https://anchor.fm/699-per-pound/message
52:38
May 21, 2019
Getting Vulnerable with Palak Vani | Conversation with Author, Anxiety Coach, Mental Health Entrepreneur
Jojo says... “This week on $6.99 we have the lovely Palak Vani, an author, anxiety coach and entrepreneur. In this episode, Palak tells us about her passion for mental health advocacy and how she paved her way into an unconventional career as an anxiety coach. As someone who has battled with anxiety, it was so refreshing to hear Palak’s approach, and how her experience with dealing with her own condition led to her coaching career and ultimately her book, Vlnrbl. If you’ve had questions around therapy and felt lost on where to start in dealing with anxiety and stress, give this episode a listen!” Visit her website https://www.palakvani.com/ You can buy her book “Vlnrbl” on Amazon and find her @palakvani on IG!  ____ Follow the podcast @699PERPOUND on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter for the latest. Listen to us on your favorite streaming platforms. Leave a review. Shout us out on the street, post a screenshot to your IG story, and share us on your group messages! Make sure you hit the subscribe button to be the first to know when new episodes are released. Contact us at info@699perpound.com
1:06:54
May 6, 2019
Hacking Human Behavior with Consumer Neuroscientist, Dr. Manuel Garcia-Garcia
Julie Says... This week on $6.99, we go deep with consumer neuroscientist, Dr. Manuel Garcia-Garcia. Born in Spain, Dr. Garcia-Garcia is a global thought leader in the industry and currently the Global Lead of Neuroscience at IPSOS. In this conversation, he breaks down exactly what consumer neuroscience means, how his research is used in the corporate world and where the industry is headed. In addition to his work with IPSOS, Dr. Garcia-Garcia developed and delivers a curriculum for an MBA course at NYU Stern School of Business, including authoring the first textbook on consumer neuroscience research. Aside from being super smart, Dr. Garcia-Garcia is a world traveler, tri-athlete and all around inspiration. Make sure to follow him on Instagram @manu_garciagarcia You can also find his recent publications on the Journal of Advertising Research and Plos One. Learn more about IPSOS @ www.ipsos.com/en and on Linkedin @ www.linkedin.com/company/ipsos/ Follow the podcast @699PERPOUND on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter for the latest. Listen to us on your favorite streaming platforms. Leave a review. Shout us out on the street, post a screenshot to your IG story, and share us on your group messages! Make sure you hit the subscribe button to be the first to know when new episodes are released. Contact us at info@699perpound.com
51:58
April 22, 2019
Behind the Counter | Get to Know our Producer, Michael Ken Stewart
Jojo says: This week of our Behind the Counter series, we interview our incredible producer Michael Ken Stewart! Michael has transformed our humble podcast to the professional production it is today. Michael is one of the most genuine and interesting individuals we have ever met. Michael is mixed race, of Japanese/German descent, and an adoptee. He has taught our team so much about identity and the adoption experience, and it was such an honor to have him on as a guest. We also chat about moving to NYC, finding your creative network, and how we all met! Listen and come hang with us in this very special episode.  Read more of Michael's works on: http://www.kensuchuwaato.com/ Check out his modeling skills on IG: @mad.names If you can't get enough of Michael (we don't blame you!), he and his brother (also an adoptee) were guests on Born in June, Raised in April, a podcast about adoption and identity: http://www.kensuchuwaato.com/blog/adoptionpodcast And you know the drill, subscribe and rate our podcast and like us on instagram! @699PerPound 
45:57
April 8, 2019
F*ck Cliches with Rob Lim | Skateboarder & Fashion Designer
Jaeki says... "Rob Lim was a sponsored skater hailing from Houston, Texas by way of Los Angeles, California. Ever since his move to New York City in the late 2000s, he worked for esteemed skate brands Zoo York, 5Boro, designed for streetwear heavyweights Undefeated and aNYthing, and even worked for behemoth apparel supplier Li & Fung. Until recently, he was the head designer for surf-inspired lifestyle brand Saturdays NYC. This episode, we drop in further than skating and his career. We go into his personal upbringing, thoughts on his Korean-American identity and how it all beautifully tied into his profession and beyond." Follow Rob @limerean Check out his talented wife's ceramics at jeonyeonklim.com & follow her on IG @jeonyeon_k_lim Be on the lookout for their our joint collective brand at kimiilim.com that will be opening hopefully early next month. As always follow us @699PERPOUND  Instagram & Twitter  Make sure to hit the subscribe button to receive the latest episodes Rate us if you feel something and what a place to say it!
1:13:06
March 26, 2019
Serving Good Asian Jokes with Comedians Fumi Abe and Mic Nguyen, Hosts of Asian, Not Asian
Jojo says, "Today we have a very special cross-over episode, with another fellow Asian American run podcast, aptly named Asian NOT Asian Pod. Hosts Fumi and Mic are both accomplished stand-up comedians, so we decided to get their hot takes on this week’s topic: The Ken Jeong’s Netflix Comedy Special. Our good friend and inaugural guest of our podcast, Donnie Kwak who runs the East Coast arm of The Ringer, recently penned an article about the doctor-turned-comedian’s performance, which stirred divisive conversations on the internet. Should Ken Jeong retire the predictable small dick jokes and exaggerated accents that play into negative Asian stereotypes? Is he the last one laughing as he remains one of the most bankable Asian American stars of his time? Find out what we had to say, and stay tuned till the end for some drama :3 Meow!" Check out Donnie’s article: https://bit.ly/2UxTDoI And follow @AsianNotAsianPod!  "Asian, Not Asian" is a weekly comedy podcast with hosts Fumi Abe (MTV, Vulture) and Michael Nguyen (Someecards, NBC News). Our elevator pitch is this: Two Asian guys not from Asia talking about American issues no Americans care about.   
1:02:17
March 11, 2019
A Conversation with Tastemaker and Modern-Day Mad Man: Jaysn Kim
 Jaeki says, "Yo, Jaysn Kim is an advertising executive who has worked with global brands such as Budweiser, Samsung, YouTube, and Nike. Born in Germany, raised in Los Angeles, but traveled around the world, he's one of the most magnanimous and culturally alert individuals I know. Before his extensive career in advertising, he was a professional dancer for K-pop acts BoA, Rain, and Taeyang. On this long overdue $6.99 episode we shed insight on the world of advertising, debates about authenticity, and how Jaysn's varied experiences prepped him for his career." Follow us on Instagram at @699perpound! 
1:03:23
February 25, 2019
"Own Your Story" | Slant’d Co-Founder Krystie Mak on Building an AsAm Media Company
Michael says... This week we are joined by the ferocious Krystie Mak. She is a brand strategist and co-founder / Chief Creative Officer of Slant’d, a magazine/media company that celebrates Asian American identity through personal storytelling. K Mak talks about breaking away from the conventional model of Asian American success and eventually co-founding Slant’d while killing it in her day job as a brand strategist in NYC. She helps us answer fundamental questions: what does it mean to be Asian American today? Where did the name Slant’d come from? What does it take to build a media company while balancing your day job? Listen and get inspired by the wise words of K Mak! You can find Krystie on IG @Krystiemak. Follow Slant’d @slantdmedia Visit their Website: slantd.media Purchase Issue 01 & 02 and other merch at: slantd.media/shop And if you're in NYC, swing by the launch party of issue 2 in March! Info here: https://slantdissue2ny.splashthat.com/
1:11:03
February 11, 2019
Malik Yoba | Living Without Limits and "Leading with Love"
Jojo says: We have a very special treat for you guys! Julie Young, my incredible mentor and founder of $6.99 Per Pound, is our co-host for today's episode. She brought in one of her dearest friends and supporters, three-time NAACP Image Award Winner Malik Yoba, who is best known for his roles as an actor in the 1993 Disney classic, Cool Runnings, and the hit Fox television series Empire and New York Undercover. In this episode, we learned Malik is so much more than a Hollywood veteran, and how his purpose-driven mindset has fueled his career that extends beyond entertainment. Listen on to get inspired by Malik's incredible story." You can find Malik on social @malikyoba. And you already know to subscribe, rate, and follow @699perpound!
48:56
January 28, 2019
Behind the Counter | Get to Know our Sound Master, Marcus 'Avec Plasir'
Jaeki says: “Back at it again! Here’s another sporadic, but gorgeous Behind the Counter episode, where the creators of $6.99 get in a cypher to share knowledge. Our sound engineer Marcus ‘Avec Plaisir’ Hahm joined us. He’s a producer who’s done sound design for films (Bad Rap, Fool’s Day), commercials (EA Games, AT&T), and notable musicians (Primary, Microdot). While maintaining his corporate clientele (McDonald’s, Verizon, Walmart), he travels between Seoul and New York to make albums with Korean rappers Truedy and Owen Ovadoz. Listen! Hear our luscious voices and get in tune with the path of becoming a sound engineer and music producer.” Jojo says, "It was truly an honor to interview Marcus on this podcast! Stay tuned after the interview ends to hear a mash-up of his recent beats. You can hear his adorable daughter make a cameo in one of them!" Follow Marcus on Soundcloud and Instagram: @avecplaisir. And you already know to subscribe, rate, and follow @699perpound. Bong!
31:29
January 15, 2019
All Sports Everything with Shana Renee Stephenson
Julie says, "Shana Renee Stephenson is making serious waves in the sports culture world. With past experience at ESPN, she's made a name for herself in a male-dominated field. As a sports culture consultant, and through her platforms All Sports Everything, THE MAJORS and UnManning the Game, Shana provides a unique and needed voice in changing the narrative around often misrepresented athletes of color. She also gives listeners who want to get into her industry tips on how to go from a sports fan to a sports professional!" Follow Shana's take on Twitter & Instagram @ItsShanaRenee Listen to her podcasts: The Majors @bethemajors And don't forget to subscribe, rate and follow @699perpound!
1:15:07
December 17, 2018
Creating Your Own Blueprint | A Conversation with Polymath Hustlers Sahra Nguyen & Ryan Biazon
Jojo says: All of us are familiar with the trope, “Jack of all trades, master of none.” Growing up, I hated being a generalist. I was pretty good at most things but not the best at ONE thing. However, when I moved to NYC and entered my mid-twenties, I noticed most people I met were “slashers.” Take Jaeki, who is a documentarian SLASH sneaker boutique co-owner SLASH wedding MC SLASH podcast host! On this episode, we interview polymath hustlers Sahra Nguyen, an award-winning filmmaker/director/writer/entrepreneur (she runs Lucy’s Vietnamese Kitchen as well as the Nguyen Coffee Supply to boot!), and Ryan Biazon, creative producer/real estate developer/DJ (he also runs the Chinatown hotspot Canal Street Market)! Considering all of us on the pod are multi-taskers of different levels, we explore how we got started, the roadblocks, and how we ultimately charted our own paths to success. This episode was also our first collaboration with CSM’s Portal (@canalstreetmarket) and the Listening Party (@listeningpartypresents). Show them some love! And don’t forget to rate, follow & subscribe to @699perpound. Last but not least, if you are in NYC this weekend, come through to our holiday party! Details below(and follow us on IG for updates!) • When: Saturday, December 8th from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. • Where: Alumni Flushing - 135-18 Northern Boulevard, Flushing, New York 11356
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December 3, 2018
Race, Power, and Education with Professor Zaire Dinzey-Flores
Julie says, "This week $6.99 takes you to school to stimulate your intellectual with the impressive Dr. Zaire Dinzey-Flores. She's a Professor of Sociology in the Department of Latino and Caribbean studies at Rutgers University and published author. Hear about Zaire's unique experience growing up in Puerto Rico as a young Dominican woman and her journey stateside. Learn what it takes to become a tenured professor and get her informed take on race in the U.S.." Check out Professor Z's book: http://www.upenn.edu/pennpress/book/15073.html And don't forget to subscribe, rate and follow @699perpound!
1:19:42
November 19, 2018
"Know Your Worth" | Living Fearlessly with Fashion Stylist and Creative Consultant Marie Choi
Jojo says: Marie Choi is a stylist and creative consultant based in New York City. Her diverse works span from fashion editorials to music videos, having worked with brands like Prada, Absolut, BET, and the incredible artist Solange in her most recognizable works, "Cranes in the Sky" and "Don't Touch My Hair." In this episode, Marie walks us through her unexpected career journey and teaches us the importance of taking chances, maintaining a strong network, and knowing your worth. She also gets real about the glamorous yet crazy world of fashion--all the stuff Devil Wears Prada didn't show you. Listen and get inspired by this very special episode of $6.99 Per Pound! Follow Marie on Instagram at @marieychoi
1:06:35
November 5, 2018
"Never 86 an item!" | Tales from the Kitchen by Rice & Gold's Executive Chef Jae Lee
Jaeki says: “I have a lot of respect for Jae Lee. When I first met him in my early 20s, he was still a young cook grinding in the kitchen. He didn’t attend a prestigious culinary school, but hustled and ran Iron Chef Morimoto’s ramen imprint Momosan and now oversees the New York Chinatown go-to Rice & Gold with Top Chef alum, Dale Talde. Accomplishing such milestones before turning 30 with no fancy degree is no easy feat. On this episode, he shares hierarchy within a restaurant, lessons he learned from OG chefs, and kitchen jargons that you want to memorize.” Follow Jae on Instagram at @jae.s.lee Show us some love too at @699perpound
1:26:19
October 22, 2018
Behind the Counter | Get to Know Your Hosts
Huge thanks to all of our listeners for waiting patiently. We have a lot of amazing interviews in the chamber but for our first episode of Season 2, we decided to serve it up family style. In this episode, Jaeki and Joann talk interview each other! From the origin of how they met to what they hope this podcast will accomplish, they're on full-on interrogation mode and every question is on the table. Where did they grow up? What exactly do they do in NYC? When is the last time they cried? Listen to find out in an all-new episode of $6.99 Per Pound! Follow us on Instagram at @699perpound!
1:10:01
October 8, 2018
Demystifying Fitness Myths with Physical Therapist Ryan Chow: "Consistency is Key, Not Intensity"
Jaeki says: “Ryan Chow’s skills as a physical therapist are on point. We first met as friends and I was impressed by his knowledge on nutrition and body movement. So I booked several sessions with him and they were worth every penny. Ryan was insightful ‘bout every detail pertaining to muscle usage and taught me distinct techniques (e.g., Turkish Get-Up) and forms to better optimize my physical health. Son dropped so many quotables during this podcast recording, but here’s one gem: ‘Consistency is king, not intensity.’ Nah’mean? Listen and learn.” Follow Ryan on Instagram at @doctachow Shot out to the sponsor Noona’s Ice Cream! Noona means “big sister” in Korean. As the name suggests, it’s a proud woman-owned business offering unique Asian-inspired flavors such as toasted rice, golden sesame, and our favorite–turmeric honeycomb.
1:43:52
June 4, 2018
Justin Chon -- Actor, Filmmaker and Activist
Jaeki says: “Justin Chon is a legend in my book. You’ve seen him from The Twilight Saga as Eric Yorkie or subscribed to his popular YouTube channel of 220,000 followers. I loved his Sundance-winning Gook, the critically acclaimed indie taking place in the midst of the ‘92 LA Riots. I befriended him last year and he dropped a pile of gems ‘bout filmmaking, industry politics, and we connected even deeper thanks to our shared experience in the sneaker retail world. You already know everything I listed above plus more are dissected on this episode. Press play. Do it now! Told you! Do it now!” Follow Justin on all social media platforms at @justinchon (https://twitter.com/justinchon) Shout out to the sponsor Nomz! Wholesome Asian soups for every individual! Cooking in general takes time, preparation, and whole lot of situations. No! Don’t eat preservatives-heavy instant ramen. Eat Nomz! Simple, healthy, and delicious just like how your parents make it! (https://www.eatnomz.com/)
1:33:29
May 14, 2018
From Behind the Scenes to In Front of the Camera with Chelsea White
Jojo says: Chelsea White is the modern day renaissance woman, hustling in NYC as a host, writer, producer and mother of TWO adorable cats (s/o to Tanooki and Miranda Hobbes). You’ve seen her name credited on small shows like TRL, VH1 Big Morning Buzz Live, and my all-time favorite MTV show, Girl Code. It is full of laughs and lessons in this jam-packed episode! Listen to find out what it takes to make a name for yourself as a creator and influencer in NYC. Learn more about Chelsea at: http://thechelseawhite.com/ And check out her NY Times recommended dating podcast (which I was a guest on :3): https://soundcloud.com/ghostedstories This episode was sponsored by Nomz, wholesome Asian soups for busy individuals. Cooking after a long work day is a pain. Wouldn't it be great to come home to Mom's (or Dad's!) simple, healthy and delicious Asian meals? Swap out your sad Top Ramen for Nomz, a healthy alternative made without MSG or other nasty preservatives! (https://www.eatnomz.com/)
1:36:04
May 7, 2018
Criminal Defense Attorney & Sports Agent | Josh Stevens
Joann says: "It's a Jerry Maguire and Law and Order mashup! Our guest today is a two-for-one deal, a true renaissance man. Josh S. Stevens is an accomplished criminal defense lawyer and sports agent. He teaches us step-by-step details on what goes in a criminal case, recruiting players for the NFL, but most importantly how to balance having a stable career while never losing sight of your passion. Listen to find out what this double agent has to say!" Follow Josh on Twitter at @Josh_StevensNYC Visit his website (http://www.joshstevenslaw.com) Shout out to the sponsor LeBeurre! Stop using products with mysterious parabens! Evolve your life and invest in your skin by using LeBeurre! Shea butter made only with natural ingredients!
1:22:30
April 30, 2018
Editor & Writer | Donnie Kwak, East Coast EIC of The Ringer
Jaeki says: "Donnie has done numbers at VIBE, Complex, ESPN, and currently works at The Ringer. A solid editor, great writer, soccer enthusiast, '90s rap nerd, and an overall inquisitive soul. He's a friend and an older-brother figure of mine. 'Til this day he tunes up my humble collection of sentences to a thorough paragraph. Listen to find out what a magazine editor's job entails." Follow Donnie on Twitter at @KwakaFlocka (https://twitter.com/kwakaflocka) Shout out to the sponsor LeBeurre! Stop using products with mysterious parabens! Evolve your life and invest in your skin by using LeBeurre! Shea butter made only with natural ingredients! (https://www.lebeurreshop.com/)
1:00:17
April 20, 2018
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