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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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The Final Episode of $6.99 Per Pound
Welcome to the final episode of the $6.99 Per Pound Podcast. Jojo, Jaeki and Michael get together one more time to reminisce around the last two years working together and where they are all headed next. It was a wild ride with over 50 episodes published but all good things must come to an end. We want to thank all the listeners that showed up to support us in so many different ways. Your words of encouragement really keep us going over the years. Please go back and listen to the episodes that inspired you or gave you insight into a profession or lifestyle foreign to you. We can all stand to learn more from each other. Please also, continue to support other BIPOC podcast out there that are telling our stories for ourselves. Time Stamps: 02:30 - Life Updates from Jojo, Jaeki, Michael 09:40 - What is going on with $6.99, why did we disband? 15: 40 - Jojo, Jaeki, Michael’s favorite moments while working on $6.99 Per Pound. 25:45 - The teams favorite episodes. 34:30 - What Jojo, Jaeki, and Michael took away from working on $6.99 and what do we want listeners to take away from the episodes 56:10 - The team recommends other podcasts you should listen too. 01:04:35 - What is next for Jojo, Jaeki, and Michael? Check out a panel hosted by Jojo Called Trailblazers: Women at the Forefront for Apex for Youth on Feb. 25th 7:30PM EST @jojoparque Check out Michael’s film photos @madnames_photos and DM him if you have any connections that would help him move to Japan. @madnames Check out Jaeki’s Tik Tok and his Righteous Eats videos where he highlights NYC local restaurants and the stores he helps manage Alumni of NY and Hatchet Supply in New York. @jaekicho Thank you again for the last two years, we appreciate all the love and support you showed us. Now go out there and go after you and your communities dreams and aspirations. Hosted by Jaeki Cho, Michael Stewart, Joann Park Produced by Michael Stewart Audio Editing/Mixing by Marcus Hahm Thank you everyone that was pivotal in making $6.99 come to life: Julie Young (Founder), Sophia Kwan (Designer), Nicole Ro (Videographer), Lily Liu (Designer), Ye Eun Jeong (Website Designer), and Tristan Hsu (Videographer). About Us: Paying homage to Korean-owned hot food delis of New York City, we treat listeners to a buffet of HOT takes on career, culture and community. #699perpound #699perpoundlive #asianpodcast #fortheculture #asianamerican #Twitch #livestream
1:19:38
December 29, 2020
$6.99 Live #06 w/Tricia Kim | Rachel Dolezal 2.0, Unemployment, Goodbye Michael 😭
$6.99 Live episode #06! This week we talk about the Jessica Krug scandal, The Whitney canceling an exhibit after Black Artist called out their underhanded dealings, the future of unemployment, what is next after you take down a racist statue, and Michael says goodbye one last time. Don’t forget to subscribe if you like this episode. News round-up: Jessica Krug, self-proclaimed unrepentant and unreformed child of the hood, gets exposed as a white woman from Kansas aka Rachel Dolezal 2.0? Whitney Cancels Exhibition after Black artists calls out the museum for underhanded dealings in acquiring art from featured artists. Host Segments: Jaeki’s Pocket Watch - Jaeki leads the team in a discussion about the changing nature of work and the struggles employees in service jobs face as technology is introduced in the workplace at an accelerated rate. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/04/business/economy/service-economy-workers.html Guest Segment: Monuments & Public Spaces - Our guest Tricia Kim discusses the national reckoning with our public spaces and how statues of figures associated with racism have been taken down. As people celebrate, what comes next? How do we use public spaces and monuments? https://calderamag.com/editorial/unmaking-monuments-moving-towards-justice Who the F is Michael - Michael talks about how he joined the podcast after meeting Jaeki. Now two years later he is sadly leaving the show. We like to thank him for all the work he has done to build the podcast to what it is today. Shouts of the Week Michael -  Send Chinatown Love Food Crawl & 46 Mott https://www.sendchinatownlove.com/food-crawl.html Jaeki - Our producer Michael Ken Stewart Tricia - A Place to Visit  https://www.artwithjip.com/ Follow our Twitch Channel at https://www.twitch.tv/699perpoundlive Visit our website: www.699perpound.com  Follow $6.99 on Social: Instagram (@699perpound): https://www.instagram.com/699perpound/ Twitter (@699perpound): https://twitter.com/699PerPound Facebook (@699perpound): https://www.facebook.com/699perpound You can now support us monetarily https://ko-fi.com/699perpound Hosted by Jaeki Cho, Michael Stewart, Tricia Kim Produced by Michael Stewart & Wynton Wong Audio Editing/Mixing by Marcus Hahm About Us: Paying homage to Korean-owned hot food delis of New York City, we treat listeners to a buffet of HOT takes on career, culture and community. Email address (business inquiries only): info[@]699perpound.com #699perpound #699perpoundlive #asianpodcast #fortheculture #asianamerican #Twitch #livestream
1:55:08
September 16, 2020
$6.99 Live #05 w/Donnie Kwak | RIP Chadwick, NBA Strike and Boys State
$6.99 Live episode #05! This week we talk about the passing of Chadwick Boseman and his legacy, DNC vs. RNC, NBA players on strike, decline of GAP and casual wear, importance of Community College, and the documentary, Boys State. Don't forget to subscribe to our podcast News round-up: Chadwick Boseman and John Thompson passing away, RIP Kings https://twitter.com/chadwickboseman/status/1299530165463199747/photo/1 DNC vs RNC, which was more entertaining and effective? NBA on strike, Did the players make the right decision to come back to play out the playoffs? https://www.politico.com/news/2020/08/28/nba-to-turn-arenas-into-polling-places-404457 Host Segments: Jaeki’s Pocket Watch - GAP INC. sales drop 18% while its E-commerce sales doubled during the second quarter. The team discusses the accelerated change in the “casual” wear clothing retail segment. https://www.cnbc.com/2020/08/27/gap-gps-reports-q2-2020-loss-per-share-sales-drop-18percent.html Who the F is Michael - Michael shares his journey going to a community college and how it led him to think differently about the college system. https://www.princetonreview.com/college-advice/community-college Guest Segment w/ Donnie Kwok - Boys State is an American Legion summer program that brings 1000 boys together to create their own government. What does it tell us about the state of American politics as a whole? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1Kh_T5ZBIM Shouts of the Week Michael -  Donnie Chin, founder of International District Emergency Center https://nbcnews.to/3lMBIJ9 Jaeki - Brad’s Organic Rice Cakes https://www.bradsorganic.com/Product/chips-snacks/brads-org-rice-cakes-no-salt-46oz-1-case12-bags Donnie Kwok - Time to Say Goodbye Podcast https://goodbye.substack.com/ Follow our Twitch Channel at https://www.twitch.tv/699perpoundlive Visit our website: www.699perpound.com  Follow $6.99 on Social: Instagram (@699perpound): https://www.instagram.com/699perpound/ Twitter (@699perpound): https://twitter.com/699PerPound Facebook (@699perpound): https://www.facebook.com/699perpound You can now support us monetarily https://ko-fi.com/699perpound Hosted by Jaeki Cho, Michael Stewart, Donnie Kwok Produced by Michael Stewart & Wynton Wong Audio Editing/Mixing by Marcus Hahm About Us: Paying homage to Korean-owned hot food delis of New York City, the inquisitive trio Joann Park, Jaeki Cho, Michael Ken Stewart treat listeners to a buffet of HOT takes on career, culture and community. Email address (business inquiries only): info[@]699perpound.com #699perpound #699perpoundlive #asianpodcast #fortheculture #asianamerican #Twitch #livestream
1:53:22
September 5, 2020
$6.99 Live #04 | Jacob Blake, Uber out of Cali, and Ichiro 4eva
$6.99 Live episode #04! This week we talk about ... the shooting of Jacob Blake, the inmates fighting the wildfires in California, Flint residents reaching a $600 million settlement with the state of Michigan, Kobe Bryant’s birthday, battle between Uber and Lyft and California about independent contractors, and the legacy of Ichiro in the MLB. Don't forget to subscribe to our podcast! News round-up: 06:00 - California Firefighters raging with Inmate Firefighters fighting the blaze only getting paid $2 - $5 an hour. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37LpBFEN9J0 11:50 - Jacob Blake shooting in Wisconsin and the role of police in America. https://bit.ly/3b4XwKV 25:56 - Flint residents reach $600 million settlement with State of Michigan https://bit.ly/3gDjwh9 30:26 - Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee buys ads on Asian cable TV channel to target Vietnamese American voters in California. https://bit.ly/2YuMA3Z 33:06 - Happy Birthday Kobe and Rest and Peace Host Segments: 40:16 - Jaeki’s Pocketwatch - Jaeki and Michael discuss the stand off between Uber / Lyft and the State of California about complying with AB5 (passed last year) reclassifying gig economy workers from independent contractors to full-time employees.  https://n.pr/2EG2qC6 01:02:28 - Who the F is Michael? - Michael talks about how Ichiro made a big impact in this life as a Japanese American in Seattle who played baseball. Also, get into the legendary high school baseball tournament in Japan called Koshien. https://bit.ly/2Qy3Tgn 01:20:43 - Shouts of the Week Michael -  Corky Lee - Photographer http://chineseamerican.nyhistory.org/corky-lee/ Jaeki - C Marty’s Jerk Sauce https://www.cmartymar.com/product-page/cmarty-jerk-seasoning Follow our Twitch Channel at https://www.twitch.tv/699perpoundlive Visit our website: www.699perpound.com   Follow $6.99 on Social: Instagram (@699perpound): https://www.instagram.com/699perpound/ Twitter (@699perpound): https://twitter.com/699PerPound Facebook (@699perpound): https://www.facebook.com/699perpound You can now support us monetarily https://ko-fi.com/699perpound Hosts Jaeki Cho, Michael Stewart Produced by Michael Stewart & Wynton Wong Audio Editing/Mixing by Marcus Hahm About Us: Paying homage to Korean-owned hot food delis of New York City, the inquisitive trio Joann Park, Jaeki Cho, Michael Ken Stewart treat listeners to a buffet of HOT takes on career, culture and community. Email address (business inquiries only): info[@]699perpound.com #699perpound #699perpoundlive #asianpodcast #fortheculture #asianamerican #Twitch #livestream
1:32:47
September 1, 2020
$6.99 Live #03 | Escape from New York, Kamala, and Weird Al?
$6.99 Live episode #03! This week we talk about the record number of people leaving from New York, Kamala Harris’s VP Nomination, saving the Post Office, Intermittent Reinforcement and dating, the Alibaba empire, and growing up listening to Weird Al. Don't forget to subscribe to our podcast! News round-up: 04:06 - Escape for New York. The pandemic has resulted in many people leaving NYC. Right now there are 13,000 empty apartments in Manhattan and are offering an average of 1.7 months rent-free now. https://secretnyc.co/manhattan-apartment-vacancies/ 11:23 - Is Kamala Harris Black and Asian Enough? After Kamala Harris was named the VP nominee for the Biden campaign, questions about her Indo-Jamaican American identity has been a topic of great discussion. https://www.sfchronicle.com/politics/article/Kamala-Harris-was-shaped-by-Berkeley-and-a-mother-15485359.php 20:16 Post Office services delayed. Trump came out and said part of the reason he is not interested in funding the post office is that it allows Mail-in voting. This has lead to increased pressure from public officials and everyday people for the federal government to provide the needed funding ASAP. https://tcrn.ch/2Y2uaby Host Segments: 30:30 Jojo's Glow up Report -  Intermittent Reinforcement during dating is when a guy or girl you are texting seems HOT then cold. This seems to draw people in more and more. Why do we go for people who are so unpredictable? https://bit.ly/2CNnCWc 51:41 Jaeki's Pocket Watch Report - What is Alibaba? One of the world’s largest online retail platforms in the world is more than you think it is. They are a multinational conglomerate that only started in 1999 with funding from Goldman Sachs and Softbank. This company transcends national boundaries. https://www.alibabagroup.com/en/about/overview 01:14:20 Who the F is Michael - Reminiscing about listening to Weird Al. Growing up Michael’s dad listened to Weird Al CD’s on their drives around town. This led him to know the parodies before hearing the original hits. The team also talks about their first CDs. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%22Weird_Al%22_Yankovic 01:31:34 Shouts of the Week Jojo - Slant’d Issue 04 Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/slantdmag/slantd-issue-04-revolution Michael -  His little brother for working hard on himself. Jaeki - Balconi MIX MAX Snack Follow our Twitch Channel at https://www.twitch.tv/699perpoundlive Visit our website: www.699perpound.com  Follow $6.99 on Social: Instagram (@699perpound): https://www.instagram.com/699perpound/ Twitter (@699perpound): https://twitter.com/699PerPound You can now support us monetarily https://ko-fi.com/699perpound Hosts Jaeki Cho, Joann Park, Michael Stewart Produced by Michael Stewart & Wynton Wong Audio Editing/Mixing by Marcus Hahm Email address (business inquiries only): info[@]699perpound.com
1:54:40
August 20, 2020
$6.99 Live #02 | TikTok Ban, Census Undercount, and Getting Financially Naked?
$6.99 Live episode #02! This week we talk about Indian matchmaking, Trump’s Tik Tok & Wechat ban, why you need to fill out the Census, how to talk about money and get financially naked with your partner, saving small businesses during COVID-19, and the 75th anniversary of Hiroshima Bombing. Don't forget to subscribe to our podcast! News round-up: 03:48 Indian Matchmaking has been a popular show on Netflix. There has been a mixed bag of reviews and to better equip our listeners, Jojo shares a guide created by a Indian American academic to use when watching Indian Matchmaker through a critical lens. https://tinyurl.com/y6sh87zs 12:53 The Trump administration threatens to ban Tik Tok and Wechat through executive order. Jaeki points out when Big Tech reaches a certain level they don’t really has allegiance to one nation state. https://www.cnet.com/news/trump-effectively-bans-tiktok-wechat-with-executive-orders/ 17:57 The Census is closing their outreach counting on Sept. 30th. There is great concern over the strong possibility of an undercount with everything happening with COVID-19. https://2020census.gov/en.html Host Lead Segments: 24:09 For Jojo's Glow up Report, she talks about how transparency about money is important and recommends ways to get financially naked with your partner. The team talks about their personal experience negotiating money in their relationships and dating life from buying big ticket items to splitting the check on a dinner date. Learn more about this from the book: Broke Millennial https://bit.ly/3is0paZ 44:20 For Jaeki's Pocket Watch Report, he talks about the small businesses in New York City shuttering due to COVID-19. As restaurants in K-town or Chinatown are suffering the cultural identity of these spaces are in jeopardy.  01:03:57 For Who the F is Michael, he talks about his family's history with the atomic bombing of Hiroshima 75 years ago and why it should be remembered in the world that nuclear threats are still alive and well.  https://www.cnn.com/2015/08/05/asia/japan-hiroshima-nuclear-lessons/index.html 01:18:21 Shouts of the Week Jojo: Slant’d Community Cookbook https://slantd.com/ Michael: Kanlungan https://www.kanlungan.org.uk/ Jaeki: Turkish Delights snacks Follow our Twitch Channel at https://www.twitch.tv/699perpoundlive Visit our website: www.699perpound.com  Follow $6.99 on Social: Instagram (@699perpound): https://www.instagram.com/699perpound/ Twitter (@699perpound): https://twitter.com/699PerPound Facebook (@699perpound): https://www.facebook.com/699perpound You can now support us monetarily https://ko-fi.com/699perpound Hosts Jaeki Cho, Joann Park, Michael Stewart Produced by Michael Stewart & Wynton Wong Audio Editing/Mixing by Marcus Hahm Email address (business inquiries only): info[@]699perpound.com
1:38:01
August 12, 2020
$6.99 Live #01 | China Mac, Tik Tok, Meditation, and Asian Pride
Welcome to our first episode of $6.99 Live! This week, talk about the Uncle Rogers Rice cooking reaction video, controversy around China Mac organizing a protest in Brooklyn, What is next for Tik Tok, and finding knowledge of Self through meditation and humility. Don't forget to subscribe to our podcast! News round-up:  How to make rice with Uncle Rogers and Hersha Patel  https://news.abs-cbn.com/ancx/food-drink/features/07/28/20/nothing-wrong-with-how-that-lady-cooked-ricebut-all-sorts-of-wrong-with-how-the-internet-reacted 89-year old women attacked in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, New York  https://abc7ny.com/woman-set-on-fire-elderly-attack-89-year-old-attacked-bensonhurst-crime/6333749/ https://nextshark.com/china-mac-rally-89-year-old-asian-woman-nyc/ Host Segments: Jojo's Glow up Report - Making Meditation Work for You https://www.forbes.com/sites/alicegwalton/2015/02/09/7-ways-meditation-can-actually-change-the-brain/#2aa11ff81465 Jaeki's Pocket Watch Report - Tik Tok, ByteDance, & Microsoft https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/aug/01/tiktok-ban-china-bytedance-divest-microsoft Who the F is Michael - Asian Pride and Finding Yourself  https://forpositivepeace.org/2020/01/01/i-want-to-be-chinese/ Shouts of the Week  Jojo - East West Players https://eastwestplayers.org/ Michael - Think! Chinatown https://www.thinkchinatown.org/assembly/ Jaeki - Ottogi http://www.ottogi.co.kr/eng/product/product_list.asp Follow our Twitch Channel at https://www.twitch.tv/699perpoundlive Visit out website: www.699perpound.com  Follow $6.99 on Social: Instagram (@699perpound): https://www.instagram.com/699perpound/ Twitter (@699perpound): https://twitter.com/699PerPound Facebook (@699perpound): https://www.facebook.com/699perpound You can now support us monetarily https://ko-fi.com/699perpound Hosts: Jaeki Cho, Joann Park, Michael Stewart  Produced by: Michael Stewart & Wynton Wong  Audio Editing/Mixing by Marcus Hahm About Us: Paying homage to Korean-owned hot food delis of New York City, the inquisitive trio Joann Park, Jaeki Cho, Michael Ken Stewart treat listeners to a buffet of HOT takes on career, culture and community.  Email address (business inquiries only): info[@]699perpound.com  #699perpound #699perpoundlive #asianpodcast #fortheculture #asianamerican
1:35:46
August 7, 2020
Why $6.99 Per Pound is going live on Twitch!
Hi $6.99 Per Pound listeners - we are going to be going live on Twitch officially on August 3rd! Don't worry the podcast stream is not going anywhere. Twitch live streaming is growing steady and we are excited about joining the next wave. In this mini episode, we explain why we decided to make the move to Twitch and what you can expect from us. Tell us what you think and make sure to fill out our listener survey to shape our live show! Link to Listener survey - https://bit.ly/32mO6s2 Join us for our next Twitch streams : Jaeki on the Hot Seat Solo Stream - July 16th at 7:30pm EST Preview Episode 2 - July 20th at 7:00pm EST Make sure to go to twitch.tv/699perpoundlive and follow us.  _______ Thank you to all the fans that continue to support! If you enjoyed this episode leave a review and tell us why you vibe with our pod. Follow the podcast @699PERPOUND on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter. You can now support us monetarily by buying Jaeki and Jojo a $3 coffee @ko-fi.com/699perpound  or setting up small monthly donation @anchor.fm/699-per-pound/support Questions, Partnerships, Sponsorships: Contact us at info@699perpound.com Produced by Michael Stewart Mixed and Music by Marcus 'Avecplaisir' Hahm
18:23
July 15, 2020
Asian American's Place in Hip-Hop with Jeff Chang, Award-Winning Author and Journalist
This week Jaeki and Jojo sit down with Author and cultural critic, Jeff Chang, to talk about his journey as a Hip-Hop author and journalist and the current state of the Asian America.  He has been recently featured in the PBS Documentary Asian Americans and he is most known for his award-winning book, Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation.  Jeff has also written books called Who We Be and We Gon' Be Alright and has been published in the Guardian, Slate, NY Times, and VIBE. As someone that lived through the LA riots of 1992 and Co-founder of Bay Area Hip-Hop collective SoleSides, aka Quannum Projects, Jeff has a unique take on Asian's place in hip-hop and what it means to truly have an exchange of cultures without exploitation. Learn about how he got his start writing for Hip-Hop magazines and what it takes to write and publish a book. We get into anything and everything. Tune in now! Learn more about Jeff Chang at https://jeffchang.net/ Make sure to purchase his book Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation  Follow him on IG and Twitter @zentronix Check out Racefoward.org & Colorlines.com to learn more about racial equity work and stay up-to-date on the latest.   Also make sure to check out ESPN's Bruce Lee Doc on 30 for 30: Be Water    Make sure to fill out our Listener Survey to be invited to view our live streamed test episodes.  https://forms.gle/L9NXQTk61gvBp3mBA ________________ Thank you to all the fans that continue to support! If you enjoyed this episode leave a review and tell us why you vibe with our pod. Follow the podcast @699PERPOUND on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter. You can now support us monetarily by buying Jaeki and Jojo a $3 coffee @ko-fi.com/699perpound  or setting up small monthly donation @anchor.fm/699-per-pound/support Questions, Partnerships, Sponsorships: Contact us at info@699perpound.com Produced by Michael Stewart Mixed and Music by Marcus 'Avecplaisir' Hahm
1:24:58
July 8, 2020
Designing AR Branded Experiences at Google - Seth Cheeks, Sr. Visual Designer
This week, we sat down with Seth Cheeks, Sr. Visual Designer at Google, about how he creates AR Branded Experiences and his journey of becoming an Senior-level designer at Google. As a High School dropout, skater, and 2-year Technical School graduate, Seth is not the archetype for a designer at Google. The key to his success was putting in the time to learn technical design skills and facing his anxiety head on through TM meditative practices. Seth also provides us with valuable insight into what his day-to-day is like at Google and how designers should negotiate compensation with large tech companies. Tune in, we guarantee you will be inspired by Seth! Check out Seth's work at sethcheeks.com Dribble @sethcheeks |  IG @seth.cheeks  |  Twitter @alldayandday Also, Support Seth's work: P O R T R A I T  clothing brand at https://o-portrait-o.com/ The Drive - online shop of emerging designers at https://thedrivenewyork.com/ ________________ Thank you to all the fans that continue to support! If you enjoyed this episode leave a review and tell us why you vibe with our pod. Follow the podcast @699PERPOUND on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter. You can now support us monetarily by buying Jaeki and Jojo a $3 coffee @ko-fi.com/699perpound  or setting up small monthly donation @anchor.fm/699-per-pound/support Questions, Partnerships, Sponsorships: Contact us at info@699perpound.com --------------------------------- Produced by Michael Stewart Mixed and Music by Marcus 'Avecplaisir' Hahm
1:29:49
July 1, 2020
Fighting for your Neighbor with Ron Kim, NY Assemblymember of District 40
This week, we sat down with Ron Kim, NY Assemblymember of District 40, to talk about what it is like to be a politician at the New York State Level. His journey in politics started when we barged into the office of then Council-member John Liu and demanded improvements leading Mr. Liu to offer him a summer internship. Since then, Ron has put in the blood, sweat, and tears working for various state departments and gubernatorial offices to eventually be elected to the Assembly in 2012 representing the 40th district. Growing up in Flushing, NY, Ron is passionate about fighting for families and small businesses in Flushing & Murray Hill who are faced with a rise in cost of living due to the large influx of money coming in from outside of the 40th District.   We also, talk about the 2020-2021 NY State Budget and the continual cutting to education, hospitals, and other social services. Even though there is alot of disappear,  Ron is excited about the new class of Asian American civic leaders that are on the come up. He is ready to, "Pass the baton to them when the time comes".  Tune in to learn more about the political system. That is our civic duty! You can learn more about Ron Kim at: https://www.ronkimnewyork.com/ https://nyassembly.gov/mem/Ron-Kim/ Twitter @rontkim Check out one of the Virtual Townhalls put on by the NY Asian Pacific American Task Force Co-chaired by Ron Kim & Yuh-Line Niou: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/ny-state-assembly-asian-pacific-american-task-force-30119400210 ------------------------------- Thank you to all the fans that continue to support! If you enjoyed this episode leave a review and tell us why you vibe with our pod. Follow the podcast @699PERPOUND on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter. You can now support us monetarily by buying Jaeki and Jojo a $3 coffee @ko-fi.com/699perpound  or setting up small monthly donation @anchor.fm/699-per-pound/support Questions, Partnerships, Sponsorships: Contact us at info@699perpound.com --------------------------------- Produced by Michael Stewart  Mixed and Music by Marcus 'Avecplaisir' Hahm
59:43
June 17, 2020
We Get Real with Licensed Therapist Jessica Kim Gruber, LMFT
Our last episode of our Last Call: Special Series Dedicated to the Covid-19 Crisis Jaeki and Jojo sit down with Jessica Kim Gruber, Licensed LMFT Therapist in the state of New York, and open up about their personal, business and career struggles during  the COVID-19 pandemic. Jaeki shares his thoughts on having to furlough employees, the stresses of trying to save a business, and being resilient in the face of everything. Jojo gets honest about her struggles trusting herself outside of set boundaries, finding clarity in her work, and gaining a balance in all the things she wants in her life. We get real with y'all for this one. Tune in! **Disclaimer** - Our conversation with Jessica is a EXAMPLE consultation with a therapist. We did this in the hopes of demystifying the process of seeking a therapist. Listen to our episode with Joy Lieberthal Rho as a supplement to this episode. Each therapy relationship looks and feels different depending on the people involved and where you are in your journey. You or people you know may experience something different and that is okay.  After any consultation, take the time to ask yourself how the conversation went and decide if you want to talk about these things with this specific therapist. At the end of the day, it is your decision. Seek out multiple therapists and see if it is for you.   Find Jessica Kim Gruber: Her website -https://jessicakimgruber.com/   Psychology Today - https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/jessica-kim-gruber-new-york-ny/723711 ________ Thank you to all the fans that continue to support! If you enjoyed this episode leave a review and tell us why you vibe with our pod. Follow the podcast @699PERPOUND on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter You can now support us monetarily by buying Jaeki and Jojo a $3 coffee @ko-fi.com/699perpound  or setting up small monthly donation @anchor.fm/699-per-pound/support Questions, Partnerships, Sponsorships: Contact us at info@699perpound.com Produced by Michael Stewart Mixed and Music by Marcus 'Avecplaisir' Hahm
58:37
June 11, 2020
Ace Your Next Interview with Jeff H Sipe, International Career Coach
Last Call: Special Series Dedicated to the Covid-19 Crisis Jojo and Jaeki talk with Jeff H Sipe, International Career Coach, to provide actionable steps for anyone looking for a job right now. He has over 10 years of experience recruiting talent for Fortune 500 technology companies like the infamous Google. Jeff shares invaluable tips on how to network and build meaningful connections by leveraging Linkedin with his 'Give First Model'. He also explains how remote interviewing can become a advantage, if you take steps to turn the situation in your favor. Step 1 - sit next to the router. Tune in for the rest. As a bonus, get insider tips on negotiating with tech companies and how to be seen as a Asian American leader. You can learn more about Jeff H Sipe at his website https://www.jeffhsipe.com/ and on his Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffhsipe/ Also tune into his weekly Youtube videos about how you can become a better candidate https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs-7SAP1mhEQF1NlubjSzqQ Check out the rest of our Last Call series as we provide you perspectives and personal stories on how Asians have been impacted by COVID-19. FILL OUT THE CENSUS https://2020census.gov/en.html ________ Thank you to all the fans that continue to support! If you enjoyed this episode leave a review and tell us why you vibe with our pod. Follow the podcast @699PERPOUND on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter If you hear something righteous, tag us on your Instagram story and tell us why people need to listen to 6.99. You can now support us monetarily by buying Jaeki and Jojo a $3 coffee @ko-fi.com/699perpound  or setting up small monthly donation @anchor.fm/699-per-pound/support Questions, Partnerships, Sponsorships: Contact us at info@699perpound.com    
1:04:29
May 26, 2020
Printing 3D Facemasks for Frontline workers with Madison Bondoc, e-NABLE D.C. Chapter Lead
Last Call: Special Series Dedicated to the Covid-19 Crisis Jaeki spoke with Madison Bondoc, leader of a volunteer 3D printing chapter in Washington DC called e-NABLE DC, about the 3D printed face shields they are supplying to frontline healthcare workers to hospitals like Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, NY. When many hospitals are faced with a shortage of PPE, 3D printing communities, including e-NABLE, turned on their 3D printers to fill a urgent need. Using a NIH approved open source face shields file, e-NABLE has been producing face shields around the clock. As of the release of this episode they have delivered over 2000 shields to 59 healthcare facilities across 10 states. Tune in to learn more about the potential of 3D printing to change the way we live! 3D Printing ain't free - Support e-NABLE print more face shields by donating to there Gofundme: https://www.gofundme.com/f/enable-dc-039s-coronavirus?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link-tip&utm_campaign=p_cp%20share-sheet&fbclid=IwAR1VqkrdtyNGy1r4n3MEWu1xMZ-E1adoqd3Llu4NIjTtyaTwMJhqJW6iVqE Learn more about e-NABLE D.C. on Facebook @eNableDC Learn about entire e-NABLE network at https://enablingthefuture.org/ Follow Madison Bondoc on IG @simplyseraphic  In the coming weeks, $6.99 Per Pound is going to provide you perspectives and personal stories on how Asians have been impacted by COVID-19. Make sure to subscribe to stay up-to-date with the latest drops from our special series! FILL OUT THE CENSUS https://2020census.gov/en.html ________ Thank you to all the fans that continue to support! If you enjoyed this episode leave a review and tell us why you vibe with our pod. Follow the podcast @699PERPOUND on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter If you hear something righteous, tag us on your Instagram story and tell us why people need to listen to 6.99. You can now support us monetarily by buying Jaeki and Jojo a $3 coffee @ko-fi.com/699perpound  or setting up small monthly donation @anchor.fm/699-per-pound/support Questions, Partnerships, Sponsorships: Contact us at info@699perpound.com
52:24
May 7, 2020
Mental Health in the Face of Hate with Joy Lieberthal Rho, LCSW
Last Call: Special Series Dedicated to the Covid-19 Crisis Jaeki and Jojo speak with Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Therapist Joy Lieberthal Rho about how Asian Americans can take care of their mental health with the rise of hate crimes. Joy breaks down how therapists can help validate these real anxieties and fears and work with clients to find new ways forward. She gives us tips on what you can do when you feel nervous about going outside like Facetiming a friend so they are watching over you. As a therapist that works with adoptees, she also provides guidance on how a Asian person can talk to their non-Asian parents, partner(s), and friends about the fear they are feeling. For all that are interested in therapy, Joy demystifies the steps to finding a therapist. Tune in now! Learn more about Joy Lieberthal Rho: on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/joy.lieberthalrho And follow her Adoption work: Adoptee international network https://iamadoptee.org/ Culture Camp for Korean adoptees https://www.sejongusa.org/ In the coming weeks, $6.99 Per Pound is going to provide you perspectives and personal stories on how Asians have been impacted by COVID-19. Make sure to subscribe to stay up-to-date with the latest drops from our special series! ________ Thank you to all the fans that continue to support! If you enjoyed this episode leave a review and tell us why you vibe with our pod. Follow the podcast @699PERPOUND on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter If you hear something righteous, tag us on your Instagram story and tell us why people need to listen to 6.99. You can now support us monetarily by buying Jaeki and Jojo a $3 coffee @ko-fi.com/699perpound  or setting up small monthly donation @anchor.fm/699-per-pound/support Questions, Partnerships, Sponsorships: Contact us at info@699perpound.com
56:10
May 4, 2020
Stay Active from a Distance with Fitness Guru Ryan Chow, PT & DPT
Last Call: Special Series Dedicated to the Covid-19 Crisis Ryan Chow, PT & DPT returns to the pod and explains to Jaeki and Jojo how to improve their fitness and stay fit during this time of social distancing. Extended time inside and closed gyms have disrupted our workout routines but Ryan tells us that this is a opprotunity to rework our fitness programs. Learn the step by step process of creating an effective program starting with measuring your baseline fitness level, which is often overlooked. As Ryan says, "You can't manage what you don't measure." Tune in and get a master class in fitness during the time of the virus.   Learn more about Ryan's Health and Performance business: Website: http://reloadpt.com/ Instagram @reload.pt & Facebook @Reload Health and Performance Ryan also trains out of Performix House https://performixdriven.com/pages/trainers In the coming weeks, $6.99 Per Pound is going to provide you perspectives and personal stories on how Asians have been impacted by COVID-19. Make sure to subscribe to stay up-to-date with the latest drops from our special series! ________ Thank you to all the fans that continue to support! If you enjoyed this episode leave a review and tell us why you vibe with our pod. Follow the podcast @699PERPOUND on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter If you hear something righteous, tag us on your Instagram story and tell us why people need to listen to 6.99. You can now support us monetarily by buying Jaeki and Jojo a $3 coffee @ko-fi.com/699perpound  or setting up small monthly donation @anchor.fm/699-per-pound/support Questions, Partnerships, Sponsorships: Contact us at info@699perpound.com
56:09
May 1, 2020
Keeping It All The Way 100 with Social Scientist Dr. Sam Han, PhD
Last Call: Special Series Dedicated to the Covid-19 Crisis Sam Han rejoins the podcast from his residence in Western Australia to make sense of what the world is going through from the lens of a sociologist. Sam breaks down various governmental responses in South Korea, Australia, Singapore, and the USA and explores how that affects the mindset of citizens in that country. As always, Sam brings a curious and entertaining conversation that will provide you a 1000 foot view about our feelings toward government, Asian people's place in America, and the imagined communities we are all a part of. Tune in for an intellectual and worldly conversation now! Learn more about Sam Han: website http://sam-han.org/ Twitter @Sam_han Buy his latest book - (Inter)Facing Death: Life in Global Uncertainty: https://www.routledge.com/InterFacing-Death-Life-in-Global-Uncertainty-1st-Edition/Han/p/book/9781138214101 In the coming weeks, $6.99 Per Pound is going to provide you perspectives and personal stories on how Asians have been impacted by COVID-19. Make sure to subscribe to stay up-to-date with the latest drops from our special series! ________ Thank you to all the fans that continue to support! If you enjoyed this episode leave a review and tell us why you vibe with our pod. Follow the podcast @699PERPOUND on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter If you hear something righteous, tag us on your Instagram story and tell us why people need to listen to 6.99. You can now support us monetarily by buying Jaeki and Jojo a $3 coffee @ko-fi.com/699perpound  or setting up small monthly donation @anchor.fm/699-per-pound/support Questions, Partnerships, Sponsorships: Contact us at info@699perpound.com
1:16:58
April 29, 2020
Power to the People with John C. Yang and Marita Etcubañez of Asian Americans Advancing Justice
Last Call: Special Series Dedicated to the Covid-19 Crisis Jaeki and Jojo spoke with John C. Yang (President) and Marita Etcubañez (Director of Strategic Initiatives) of Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC) about how Asian Americans can support each other during this time and how we can become more civically engaged. John C. Yang breaks down how AAJC operates behind the scenes to make sure Asian American's political voice are heard and challenges us to get involved in local PTSA groups and community boards to make a direct impact. Marita Etcubañez takes us through AAJC's hate crime reporting site and the Bystander Training program they created with Hollaback! to empower people to support victims of hate crimes in the moment. Tune in for this healthy discussion!  Report a Hate Crime at: Stand Against Hate https://www.standagainsthatred.org/ Stop AAPI Hate https://www.asianpacificpolicyandplanningcouncil.org/stop-aapi-hate/ New Yorker can email civil.rights@ag.ny.gov or the calling the hotline 1-800-771-7755 You can contact Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law for assistance with legal and social services at (1-844-966-4283) Bystander Training in Collaboration between AAJC x Hollaback! Sign up for the next Bystander Training https://bit.ly/351kWO4 Read the HollaBack! guide https://www.ihollaback.org/app/uploads/2016/11/Show-Up_CUPxHollaback.pdf They are both part of Communities Against Hate https://communitiesagainsthate.org/ Learn more about Asian Americans Advancing Justice: Website - https://www.advancingjustice-aajc.org/   |  Twitter @AAAJ_AAJC Learn more about Hollaback!: Website https://www.ihollaback.org/   |  Instagram & Twitter @ihollagram  FILL OUT CENSUS https://2020census.gov/en.html In the coming weeks, $6.99 Per Pound is going to provide you perspectives and personal stories on how Asians have been impacted by COVID-19. Make sure to subscribe to stay up-to-date with the latest drops from our special series! ________ Thank you to all the fans that continue to support! If you enjoyed this episode leave a review and tell us why you vibe with our pod. Follow the podcast @699PERPOUND on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter If you hear something righteous, tag us on your Instagram story and tell us why people need to listen to 6.99. You can now support us monetarily by buying Jaeki and Jojo a $3 coffee @ko-fi.com/699perpound  or setting up small monthly donation @anchor.fm/699-per-pound/support Questions, Partnerships, Sponsorships: Contact us at info@699perpound.com
1:08:22
April 24, 2020
Being an International Student During the Virus with Zeyi Yang, Columbia University Masters of Journalism Candidate
Last Call: Special Series Dedicated to the Covid-19 Crisis Jaeki and Jojo talk with Zeyi Yang, Wuhan native and international student at Columbia University, about his experience adjusting to online classes and not being with his family in Wuhan during lockdown. With graduation and career expo canceled, Zeyi reflects on his last semester as a Master’s candidate in Journalism and International Affairs at Columbia University. We also get into the confusing US Work Visa system that international students have to navigate as they look for a job that will support their Visa application. As a contributor of South China Morning Post, Zeyi also shares with us his thoughts on Chinese media and the future of the press in China as whistleblowers like Li Wenliang’s death lead to a large outcry for freedom of press in China. Tune in now! Find Zeyi on this website https://www.yangzeyi.com/ and on Twitter @zeyiyang Read some of his work: Coronavirus: Wuhan natives in US unite to support their city during crisis - South China Morning Post Two Gay Chinese Dads: One Long and Winding Trip to Fatherhood - Narratively.com Overseas Chinese Students: How the coronavirus outbreak might change China in the long term - South China Morning Post In the coming weeks, $6.99 Per Pound is going to provide you perspectives and personal stories on how Asians have been impacted by COVID-19. Make sure to subscribe to stay up-to-date with the latest drops from our special series! ________ Thank you to all the fans that continue to support! If you enjoyed this episode leave a review and tell us why you vibe with our pod. Follow the podcast @699PERPOUND on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter If you hear something righteous, tag us on your Instagram story and tell us why people need to listen to 6.99. You can now support us monetarily by buying Jaeki and Jojo a $3 coffee @ko-fi.com/699perpound  or setting up small monthly donation @anchor.fm/699-per-pound/support Questions, Partnerships, Sponsorships: Contact us at info@699perpound.com
59:14
April 22, 2020
Call Your Representatives With Steven Raga, Chief of Staff for District 30 of the NY State Assembly
Last Call: Special Series Dedicated to the Covid-19 Crisis This episode, Jaeki and Jojo spoke with Steven Raga, the Chief of Staff for District 30 of the NY State Assembly, which covers Queens, NY from Long Island City to Middle Village. As Chief of Staff, Steven is tasked with making sure every aspect of the office is running smoothly from prepping Assemblyman Brain Barnwell to hiring all the office's staff. Learn how Steven and his young diverse staff didn't mess around and put in place measures that would allow them to be effective during the time of COVID-19. Jaeki and Steven also get down to the business of talking about what makes Queens 'The Mecca' and how the borough has been one of the hardest hit areas in American in terms of this virus. Remember to call your representatives!  We hope everyone is safe and continues to do their part. Our heart goes out to all the frontline workers in Queens, who continue to work everyday. You are the backbone of this great city and we thank you for your service. You can find Steven Raga on IG @stevenraga and also on Twitter @stevenraga New York Assembly District 30 website: https://nyassembly.gov/mem/Brian-Barnwell/ Find out who represents you in NYC here: http://www.mygovnyc.org/ In the coming weeks, $6.99 Per Pound is going to provide you perspectives and personal stories on how Asians have been impacted by COVID-19. Make sure to subscribe to stay up-to-date with the latest drops from our special series! ________ Thank you to all the fans that continue to support! If you enjoyed this episode leave a review and tell us why you vibe with our pod. Follow the podcast @699PERPOUND on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter If you hear something righteous, tag us on your Instagram story and tell us why people need to listen to 6.99. You can now support us monetarily by buying Jaeki and Jojo a $3 coffee @ko-fi.com/699perpound  or setting up small monthly donation @anchor.fm/699-per-pound/support Questions, Partnerships, Sponsorships: Contact us at info@699perpound.com
1:01:53
April 18, 2020
Beijing Under Lockdown With Rachel Zheng & Nan Liu
Last Call: Special Series Dedicated to the Covid-19 Crisis In this episode, Jaeki and Jojo talk with Rachel Zheng & Nan Liu in Beijing to get a first hand account of what life was like in China during the lockdown. China had the extraordinary task of responding to COVID-19 during Lunar New Year, which is the busiest time of the year in terms of travel and visiting family. Learn how Rachel and Nan’s lives were turned sideways as Beijing went under lockdown and local health checks and national contact tracing went into effect. Join us for a inside look into their lives under quarantine in a city of 21.5 million people that came to a stand still. Tune in now! During their quarantine Rachel and Nan started a Mandarin podcast called 自由自在 "Cosmic Freedom". Check it out! Apple podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/%E8%87%AA%E7%94%B1%E8%87%AA%E5%9C%A8/id1501142273 Ximalaya: https://m.ximalaya.com/share/album/33057963 Follow them: Rachel Zheng  IG: @madeinrr_onlyinchina wechat: @zhengruonan Nan Liu  IG: @bentotinynan wechat: @nanleonaliu In the coming weeks, $6.99 Per Pound is going to provide you perspectives and personal stories on how Asians have been impacted by COVID-19. Make sure to subscribe to stay up-to-date with the latest drops from our special series! ________ Thank you to all the fans that continue to support! If you enjoyed this episode leave a review and tell us why you vibe with our pod. Follow the podcast @699PERPOUND on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter If you hear something righteous, tag us on your Instagram story and tell us why people need to listen to 6.99. You can now support us monetarily by buying Jaeki and Jojo a $3 coffee @ko-fi.com/699perpound  or setting up small monthly donation @anchor.fm/699-per-pound/support Questions, Partnerships, Sponsorships: Contact us at info@699perpound.com
1:35:39
April 15, 2020
Keep Your Bar & Restaurant Alive with Fat Buddha’s Owner Cliff Cho
Last Call: Special Series Dedicated to the Covid-19 Crisis Jaeki says:  “Yo, we caught up with Cliff Cho, owner of famed New York City bar Fat Buddha and the newly opened omakase sushi restaurant OMOMO. Cliff, who’s a veteran events promoter and DJ, opened up Fat Buddha in the East Village nearly a decade ago. The establishment has since become a nightlife staple for New Yorkers seeking classic hip-hop. It’s also a hub for the Asian-American artist community with notable regulars including Dumbfoundead, Awkwafina, and of course, me. Unfortunately, like all restaurants facing the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, Cliff’s businesses—Fat Buddha and OMOMO—have both halted operations. As part of the special Last Call Series, we spoke to Cliff on how he’s coping with the economic impact due to the pandemic and tips on how to operate a small business in these times.” Follow Cliff Cho on IG @lordkimchi Support Fat Buddha Bar and its employees Follow and share on IG @fatbuddhbar Order Delivery: https://www.grubhub.com/restaurant/fat-buddha-212-avenue-a-new-york/2034695 Go Fund Me: https://www.gofundme.com/f/Fatbuddha Website: http://www.fatbuddhabar.com/ Support OMOMO and its employees Follow and share on IG @omomonyc Order Delivery: https://www.grubhub.com/restaurant/omomo-11-w-36th-st-new-york/1970586 Go Fund Me: https://www.gofundme.com/f/OMOMO Website: https://www.omomonyc.com/ In the coming weeks, $6.99 Per Pound is going to provide you perspectives and personal stories on how Asians have been impacted by COVID-19. Make sure to subscribe to stay up-to-date with the latest drops from our special series! If you have a compelling story about how COVID-19 has impacted you and what you do - please reach out to us at info@699perpound.com. We will reach back out to follow up with you. ________ Thank you to all the fans that continue to support! If you enjoyed this episode leave a review and tell us why you vibe with our pod. Follow the podcast @699PERPOUND on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter If you hear something righteous, tag us on your Instagram story and tell us why people need to listen to 6.99. You can now support us monetarily by buying Jaeki and Jojo a $3 coffee @ko-fi.com/699perpound  or setting up small monthly donation @anchor.fm/699-per-pound/support Questions, Partnerships, Sponsorships: Contact us at info@699perpound.com
49:43
April 1, 2020
Wuhan Beyond The Virus with Ivy Yang, Founder of the Wuhan Reboot Project
Last Call: Special Series Dedicated to the Covid-19 Crisis  In the coming weeks, $6.99 Per Pound is going to provide you perspectives and personal stories on how Asians have been impacted by COVID-19. Make sure to subscribe to stay up-to-date with the latest drops from our special series! This week, Jojo was joined by Ivy Yang, the founder of the Wuhan Reboot Project, which aims to begin the rebuilding and healing process in the aftermath of the Coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan. Known as "The Chicago of China", Wuhan is a vibrant city of 11 million people with a rebellious history, diverse music scene, a delicious breakfast culture. Ivy and her dedicated team are determined to showcase the beauty and humanity of the city to shift the perception of Wuhanese and Chinese people around the world. In this episode, Ivy talks about her memories of Wuhan and all the committed community heroes that have volunteered to provide vital services on the ground - including her Auntie. It is clear Wuhan and its people are not going to let the virus define them. Efforts like the Wuhan Reboot project show that there is hope in the darkness and love is contagious. Tune in now!  To learn more about the Wuhan Reboot Project visit their IG account: @wuhan_youcandoit Read the South China Morning Post Ivy was featured in: https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/3052340/solidarity-abroad-wuhan-natives-us-unite-support-their-city If you have a compelling story about how COVID-19 has impacted you and what you do - please reach out to us at info@699perpound.com. We will reach back out if we want to feature you. _____ Thank you to all the fans that continue to support! If you enjoyed this episode leave a review and tell us why you vibe with our pod. Follow the podcast @699PERPOUND on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter If you hear something righteous, tag us on your Instagram story and tell us why people need to listen to 6.99. 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
53:52
March 25, 2020
Being a Women of Color in the Workplace with Girls We Know The Podcast
Jojo says: This week, we teamed up with the fabulous ladies of Collective Shades to talk about being a WOC (Woman of Color) in the workplace and navigating the treacherous competition at NYC. This episode was LADIES ONLY and we got to unleash all of our gripes but also how each of us fought to move up without sacrificing being true to ourselves. We touch on microaggressions, code-switching, and flat-out discrimination in the workplace and how to keep sane and poised through it all. Collective Shades is a Creative and Lifestyle Digital Platform founded by Angie Pearson and Litsey Aguilar that celebrates Women of Color from all ethnicities in creative fields. Their mission is to highlight and connect Women of Color by providing a community of empowerment and conversation. Find out more about them here: https://www.collectiveshades.com/about and @collectiveshades _____ Thank you to all the fans that continue to support! If you enjoyed this episode leave a review and tell us why you vibe with our pod. Follow the podcast @699PERPOUND on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter If you hear something righteous, tag us on your Instagram story and tell us why people need to listen to 6.99. 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
1:09:09
March 18, 2020
Fighting Fires with Lt. Sarinya Srisakul, First Asian Woman Firefighter at FDNY
Career: FDNY Firefighter Sarinya’s Personal Mantra: "To your own self, be true" This week Jaeki & Joann sit down with Sarinya Srisakul about her 14 year career as a firefighter with the FDNY. She is the first-ever Asian Women firefighter in the history of FDNY, which is crazy to think about since FDNY has been around since 1865. Once an art school dropout, Sarinya learned about firefighting when her friend convinced her to attend a FDNY information session. She knew she wanted to be a firefighter after watching a sizzle real of FDNY battling flames around New York. Sarinya started fighting fires with Engine Company 5 in East Village and recently became the first Asian women to become a FDNY Lieutenant for the North Queens area. She also served as the President of the United Women's Firefighters (UWF) for 6 years, who's mission is to promote the interests and welfare of women firefighters and women fire officers in New York City. Sarinya is a tireless servant-leader that makes it her mission to advocate and support women in the FDNY. Through the advocacy work and trainings provided by UWF, the number of women in FDNY has tripled to 100+ (a historic high) over that last decade. Being a firefighter is hard physical work but Sarinya is proving Asian women can excel in this white male-dominated industry. What you will learn this week: How do you become a firefighter? What tests do you take? What is Fire Academy? How much money does a firefighter make? That is the difference between fire truck and fire engine? How much weight do firefighters carry? How much do firefighters work a week? Can you have a side hustle as a firefighter? Why do you drag people out of buildings when you can carry them? Can women be firefighters? What is the United Women Firefighters and what do they do? How you can better fire proof your home? Tips from a firefighter You can follow Sarinya @sarinyyya on Instagram  And purchase Commemorative 100+ Women firefighter pin using this link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/753996941/women-firefighters-commemorative-enamel?ref=shop_home_feat_1 Learn more about the United Women's Firefighters: https://www.unitedwomenfirefighters.org/ @unitedwomenfirefighters on Instagram @unitedwomenffs on Twitter _____ Thank you to all the fans that continue to support! If you enjoyed this episode leave a review and tell us why you vibe with our pod. Follow the podcast @699PERPOUND on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter If you hear something righteous, tag us on your Instagram story and tell us why people need to listen to 6.99. 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
1:17:38
March 4, 2020
Building Strategic Partnerships with Shelley Worrell, Founder of caribBEING
Career: Founder & Chief Curator of caribBeing Shelley’s Personal Mantras: "Show me your company and I will show you who you are" & "Everyone can't be like you" This week Shelley Worrell sits down with Jaeki and Michael ($6.99 Producer) to talk about caribBEING, a cultural organization that stands at the crossroads of Caribbean art, film, and culture. Since founding caribBeing in 2010, Shelley has produced over 200 public programs in partnership with the top cultural institutions in New York City. Make sure to visit the caribBEING House, a brightly painted converted shipping container, around Prospect Park in June as they celebrate their 10th Anniversary residence with Prospect Park Alliance for National Caribbean American Heritage Month. She has also been asked to present in Poland, France, Barbados, and Hati proving her work is simultaneously hyper-local and global. Prior to cariBEING, Shelley had a successful career in global partnerships and business development for the likes of Google, A&E, and Time Warner. She also was instrumental in getting an area in Flatbush & Crown Heights, Brooklyn designated as a business district called 'Little Caribbean' and runs a walking tour of the area connecting participates to local Caribbean small businesses. What you will learn this week: What is caribBEING? What is the story behind its founding and founder? How to understand what you bring to a potential partnership. How to communicate with large institutions about creating a partnership. What needs to be in place for a fruitful partnership? The importance of getting everything in writing and saving your receipts. Your Inbox is your most powerful tool. What is Little Caribbean NYC? What is the walking tour? Some local businesses to visit in Flatbush and Crown Heights.   Learn more about Shelley Worrell: Website http://shelleyworrell.com/ Follow caribBEING at: Website https://iamcaribbeing.myshopify.com/ Instagram @iamcaribbeing Twitter @caribBEING Youtube @caribFILM Learn more about Little Caribbean in Brooklyn, NY: Website http://littlecaribbean.nyc/index.php Instagram @littlecaribbeannyc Twitter @littlecaribbeanNYC _____ Thank you to all the fans that continue to support! If you enjoyed this episode leave a review and tell us why you vibe with our pod. Follow the podcast @699PERPOUND on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter If you hear something righteous, tag us on your Instagram story and tell us why people need to listen to 6.99. 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
1:08:04
February 19, 2020
Publishing a Book with Seth Berkman, author of ‘A Team of Their Own’
Career: Author & Sports Journalist Seth’s Personal Mantra: “Stay Winning” This week Seth Berkman joins Jaeki and Jojo to talk about his latest book “A Team of Their Own: How an International Sisterhood Made Olympic History”. The book provides an inside look into the South Korean Women’s Hockey team as they prepared for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang and the last minute unification with the North Korean Women's hockey team. Since its release in October of 2019, it has been named by ESPN Undefeated's 25 Can't Miss Books of 2019 and featured in the New York Times year-end holiday book review. This true story is about sisterhood, national identity, and culture as South Korean players welcomed Korean adoptees from North America and North Korea players to share a moment in history. In our conversation, Seth also gives us insight into the world of publishing a book. How do you find a publisher, how do book advances really work, how do you connect with subjects, and most importantly how do you turn your thoughts into a full-length book? He is a graduate of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and has contributed to the New York Times, the New Yorker, and other local and national outlets. Listen to hear all the fascinating stories, including one of the players being related to a famous South Korean director. Show Seth some love by purchasing the book: https://www.amazon.com/Team-Their-Own-Sisterhood-Sacrifice/dp/1335005536/ Follow him on twitter @sethberkman Follow him on IG @seth.berkman Other Article/Video features: http://keia.org/event/discussion-seth-berkman-author-team-their-own https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7o1lbp6Og1Y https://www.chicagotribune.com/travel/sns-201911120003--tms--celebtrvctnct-a20191112-20191112-story.html https://www.theicegarden.com/2019/10/13/20900762/q-a-seth-berkman-author-a-team-of-their-own-how-an-international-sisterhood-made-olympic-history _____ Thank you to all the fans that continue to support! If you enjoyed this episode leave a review and tell us why you vibe with our pod. Follow the podcast @699PERPOUND on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter If you hear something righteous, tag us on your Instagram story and tell us why people need to listen to 6.99. 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
1:02:17
February 5, 2020
Behind the Counter | Lunar New Year Special
We are back just in time for the real new year with our first episode of 2020! Hosts Jaeki Cho and Joann Cho sit down to talk about how they celebrate the new year as Koreans. We also get into the differences between new year festivities in New York City and the San Gabriel valley aka the 626.  As we are a career based podcast, we also hit you with some real practical advice that you can use at your job and networking events next week. Get Jaeki and Jojo’s take on dressing for success, how to get to know everyone in your company, and how to move swiftly at networking events. _______ Thank you to all the fans that continue to support! If you enjoyed this episode leave a review and tell us why you vibe with our pod.  Follow the podcast @699PERPOUND on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter If you hear something righteous, tag us on your Instagram story and tell us why people need to listen to 6.99.  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
55:30
January 25, 2020
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
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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!
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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/)
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April 20, 2018