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Gold & Great - The Kollaboration SF Podcast

Gold & Great - The Kollaboration SF Podcast

By Gold And Great
Gold & Great is the official podcast of Kollaboration SF, expressing the stories of the APIDA community. This Season "Go Back Where We Came From," we’re exploring how our family and cultural histories have shaped the work of Bay Area creatives, using interviews, narrative pieces, staff conversations, and more. With past guests including Shang-Chi actor Simu Liu and Chef Kathy Fang, we’re looking back at where we’ve been to understand where we are and where we want to go.
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Episode 27: From the Bay to LA with Nico Blitz
In this episode we interview Filipino American DJ, host, MC, and producer, Nico Blitz. Some of you may know him as the DJ from Twitch and Tik Tok as he is a Twitch Partner and streaming DJ. He created and hosts the Lunch Table series on YouTube, is a DJ and Producer for the BootlegKevShow, as well as a host for Myxglobal. He has two podcasts out, @NicoBlitzPodcast and @MexipinoPodcast. In this episode we have a special guest co-hosting. Her name is Shannin and she is an up and coming Filipina DJ in the Bay Area. Shannin and Salena sat down with Nico to discuss everything from the growth of his career in radio, streaming and content creation, to his family, music and DJing, as well as food and culture. We are truly inspired by Nico’s story and we hope this episode brings inspiration to you as well. Enjoy! Please take 2-3 minutes to fill out a quick survey to better your podcast listening experience! Send questions, comments, and episode ideas to goldandgreat@kollaboration.org. On the pod: Nico Blitz: @NicoAkaBlitz on IG and Twitch also follow @NicoBlitzPodcast and @MexipinoPodcast Shannin: @sisigshawty on IG @sisigshaaawty on Twitch Salena: @saleniebeanie on Twitter, IG, and Twitch Follow Kollab SF: Twitter: @kollabsf Instagram: @kollabsf Twitch: @kollabsf Facebook: www.facebook.com/kollab.sf Website: kollabsf.org/podcast --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gold-and-great/message
01:05:13
December 24, 2021
Episode 25: Our First Gold & Great Chat Show!
After the killing of Asian lives in Atlanta and reading Crying in H-Mart by @jbrekkie , our Kollab crew takes some space to unpack what is on our hearts. What can we learn from the ways we’ve grieved personally to help us better grieve as a more united APIDA community after a long, especially difficult year?We talk about what we’ve found hope in during the pandemic and what food hits home. You’ll also hear new voices of Kollab staff on this episode of Gold & Great! Please take 2-3 minutes to fill out a quick survey to better your podcast listening experience! Send questions, comments, and episode ideas to goldandgreat@kollaboration.org. On the pod: Josh Ko: ig@joshthebosh twt@joshkotogo Adrian Chen: ig@prediscover twt@aadrnn Long Vo: ig@lovobo twt@bobojojo Salena Nguyen: ig@saleniebeanie Sophia Yu: ig @sophiyuu Follow Kollab SF: Twitter: @kollabsf Instagram: @kollabsf Twitch: @kollabsf Facebook: www.facebook.com/kollab.sf Website: kollabsf.org/podcast
46:17
September 17, 2021
Episode 26: Shang-Chi Chat Show w/ Mixed Asian Media Fest
We’re joined by our friends from Mixed Asian Media Fest to talk about, well, you know - Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, starring this podcast’s very first guest, Simu Liu, plus Kollaboration NY alum Awkwafina, Tony Leung, Michelle Yeoh, and a treasure trove of other Asian actors. We dig into how martial arts has impacted Asian stereotypes, minutiae from the Shang-Chi comics and his racist past, the excitement of watching the film for the first time, the depiction of Asian American culture and SF, and a whole lot more. Virtual karaoke is also addressed, whatever that might be! Please take 2-3 minutes to fill out a quick survey to better your podcast listening experience! Send questions, comments, and episode ideas to goldandgreat@kollaboration.org. Join Mixed Asian Media Fest virtually September 15-19 at mixedasianmedia.com/fest. Follow our guests: Alex Chester: @alexfchester Melissa Slaughter: @melasia88 Follow Kollab SF: Twitter: @kollabsf Instagram: @kollabsf Twitch: @kollabsf Facebook: www.facebook.com/kollab.sf Website: kollabsf.org/podcast
01:00:31
September 16, 2021
BONUS: Owning Your Greatness w/ Simu Liu
This is a special bonus rebroadcast of our debut episode. Next episode will be a chat show with guests with our reactions to watching Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.  In  our debut episode, we get to talk with actor Simu Liu, who plays Jung  on Kim's Convenience. We'll chat with Simu about how the idea of Asian  masculinity has affected his experiences as an actor and a role model in  the AAPI community. But first, we meet our hosts Long and Elsa! Send  your questions, comments and episode ideas at  goldandgreat@kollaboration.org. Follow Simu Liu: Twitter and Instagram: @simuliu   Follow Kollab SF: Twitter: @kollabsf @GoldandGreat Instagram: @kollabsf Twitch: @kollabsf Facebook: www.facebook.com/kollab.sf Website: kollabsf.org/podcast
26:17
September 15, 2021
Episode 24: Capturing Culture w/ Raghav Ravi
We continue season three with a new voice on the pod! Saumya Monga interviews Raghav Ravi, filmmaker and photographer, about his work overseas in India and domestically here in North America.  Please take 2-3 minutes to fill out a quick survey to better your podcast listening experience! Send questions, comments, and episode ideas to goldandgreat@kollaboration.org. Follow Raghav Ravi: Instagram: @raghavravifilm Twitter: @ragsravi Follow Kollab SF: Twitter: @kollabsf Instagram: @kollabsf Twitch: @kollabsf Facebook: www.facebook.com/kollab.sf Website: www.kollabsf.org/podcast
40:28
July 17, 2021
Episode 23: Taking History w/ Jason Chu
Welcome back to Season 3 of Gold & Great, featuring bite size conversations with APIDA creatives and community leaders empowering you with action steps to get involved and engaged through entertainment. We kick off with Josh interviewing Jason Chu, rapper and activist, about his new multimedia project, Face Value, an album that delves deep into APIDA history with a diverse lineup of guests including Kollab SF alums Chow Mane and Ruby Ibarra. In this present moment of activism, how can we reflect and learn from our past? Please take 2-3 minutes to fill out a quick survey to better your podcast listening experience! Send questions, comments, and episode ideas to goldandgreat@kollaboration.org. Follow Jason Chu: Stream Face Value on all platforms Instagram: @jasonchumusic Twitter: @jasonchumusic Facebook: @jasonchumusic Follow Kollab SF: Twitter: @kollabsf Instagram: @kollabsf Twitch: @kollabsf Facebook: www.facebook.com/kollab.sf Website: www.kollabsf.org/podcast
46:33
June 16, 2021
Episode 22: #StopAsianHate w/ Minji, Andrew (Boba Guys), Ashley, & Christina
In response to the violent exhibition of racism, xenophobia, and hate crimes towards Asians in America, Kollab SF hosted a #StopAsianHate fishbowl conversation with some of our friends on Twitch (twitch.tv/kollabsf). Moderated by Kollab SF staff Ray Wong and Adrian Chen, we discussed the history as well as our own experiences of anti-Asian sentiment and aggressions in this country. Our guests also go over what actionable next steps you and allies can take to stand up for the APIDA community. Guests include Andrew Chau (IG: @bobaguys), Minji Chang (IG: @minjeezy), Ashley Judilla (IG: @winteeer_solstice), and Christina Kieu (IG: @christina_kieu). To learn more and support others in the community go to https://anti-asianviolenceresources.carrd.co/  This episode was originally broadcast live on Twitch on Thursday, March 25, 2021. Follow Kollab SF: Twitter: @kollabsf Instagram: @kollabsf Twitch: @kollabsf Facebook: www.facebook.com/kollab.sf Website: kollabsf.org/podcast
01:50:45
April 01, 2021
Episode 21: Now What? w/ Josh & Long
Live from Twitch, it’s...whenever you’re listening to this podcast! Josh and Long close out the year by reflecting candidly and personally on 2020 as it was, in its horrific and yet still hopeful glory. We dig into emotional health amongst COVID-19, anti-Asian sentiments, the Movement for Black Lives, the AAPI vote, and a whole lot more. Please take 2-3 minutes to fill out a quick survey to better your podcast listening experience! Send questions, comments, and episode ideas to goldandgreat@kollaboration.org. This episode was originally broadcast live on Twitch on Wednesday, November 11, 2020. Follow Long: Twitter: @bobojojo Instagram: @lovobo Follow Josh: Instagram: @joshthebosh Twitter: @joshkotogo Follow Kollab SF: Twitter: @kollabsf Instagram: @kollabsf Twitch: @kollabsf Facebook: www.facebook.com/kollab.sf Website: kollabsf.org/podcast
01:04:36
December 02, 2020
Episode 20: Persian Onion Rings w/ Zahra Noorbakhsh
There’s a lot going on in the world, and Iranian American comedian Zahra Noorbakhsh is here to work through it all with us. Together with Long, they talk about what it means to be Persian in the Asian American community, parallels between anti-Muslim sentiment after 9/11 and anti-Asian racism during COVID, and dealing with it all. By dealing with it, we mean...watching Frasier and imagining what appropriated Persian food tastes like. Send questions, comments, and episode ideas to goldandgreat@kollaboration.org. All donations at kollabsf.org/donate through October 31 go to Oakland Bloom. Learn more at oaklandbloom.org. Follow Zahra: Twitter: @zahracomedy Instagram: @zahracomedy Facebook: @zahracomedy Website: zahracomedian.com Follow Kollab SF: Twitter: @kollabsf Instagram: @kollabsf Facebook: www.facebook.com/kollab.sf Website: kollabsf.org/podcast
56:18
October 28, 2020
Episode 19: Kollab Scramble w/ damnboy!
As we’re prepping for our big charity stream event, Kollab Scramble, Josh gets to know the Oakland Bloom team and their work opening up a new shared kitchen and co-op space to continue their work training up immigrant and refugee chefs to start businesses and support their community. He then checks in with damnboy!, a singer/songwriter from Hawaii performing at Saturday’s event, talking about finding home and finding your sound. Send questions, comments, and episode ideas to goldandgreat@kollaboration.org. RSVP for Kollab Scramble (Sat 10/24, 1 PM) here or go to twitch.tv/kollabsf. All donations at kollabsf.org/donate through October 31 will go to Oakland Bloom. Follow damnboy!: Facebook: @damnboymusic Twitter: @damnboymusic Instagram: @damnboymusic Listen to “Where Did Summer Go” wherever you stream music! Follow Kollab SF: Twitter: @kollabsf Instagram: @kollabsf Facebook: www.facebook.com/kollab.sf Website: kollabsf.org/podcast
51:01
October 21, 2020
Episode 18: Racism as an Organism w/ Abdoulie
Join Long as he interviews his friend, artist and educator, Abdoulie, on the importance of education, the Black origins of techno music, building and participating in more inclusive communities, and what an active form of solidarity can and should look like for Asian Americans with the Black community. Send questions, comments, and episode ideas to goldandgreat@kollaboration.org. Follow Kollab SF: Twitter: @kollabsf Instagram: @kollabsf Facebook: www.facebook.com/kollab.sf Website: kollabsf.org/podcast
46:37
September 09, 2020
Episode 17: Matay the Vampire Slayer w/ Lauren Garcia
Lauren Garcia is a multi-talented actress, playwright, director, nurse - and now comic book writer. Her new comic, published in June w/ friend and illustrator Morgan Beem, introduces the first Filipina slayer to the Buffy comicsverse. She talks with Long on connecting Filipinx folklore to a modern, relevant story, using her experiences in other artforms and collaboration with Morgan to create something wholly original. Send questions, comments, and episode ideas to goldandgreat@kollaboration.org. Follow Lauren Garcia: Website: laurenandrei.com Instagram: @lasandrei Pick up a copy of Buffy Every Generation #1 “The Hilot of 1910” wherever you get your comics! Follow Kollab SF: Twitter: @kollabsf Instagram: @kollabsf Facebook: www.facebook.com/kollab.sf Website: kollabsf.org/podcast
48:05
August 27, 2020
Episode 16: A Tale of Two Cultures
Tony grew up in the U.S., finding solace in his Asianness while often feeling like an outsider. After studying abroad, he began to wonder: was it possible he could find a greater sense of belonging back in his family’s home country? To find out, Tony explores this question with Jacob, a Chinese-American architect who lived as an expatriate in China. Send questions, comments, and episode ideas to goldandgreat@kollaboration.org. Follow Kollab SF: Twitter: @kollabsf Instagram: @kollabsf Facebook: www.facebook.com/kollab.sf Website: kollabsf.org/podcast
37:43
August 06, 2020
Episode 15: Character Sketches w/ Joe Ide
Author Joe Ide learned the power of observation early on, growing up as a quiet Japanese kid in South Central LA. He eventually harnessed that curiosity of other people into his award winning IQ series, following Isaiah Quintabe, a Black private eye who takes the cases in his community the cops won’t take. Now being made into a TV show EP’d by Snoop Dogg(!), Josh asks Joe how his writing has been influenced by his unique childhood, feeling like an outsider, and bringing new perspectives to the mystery and crime genres. Send questions, comments, and episode ideas to goldandgreat@kollaboration.org. Follow Joe Ide: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/joeidebooks/ Pick up a copy of Hi Five and the IQ series: https://bookshop.org/books?keywords=joe+ide Follow Kollab SF: Twitter: @kollabsf Instagram: @kollabsf Facebook: www.facebook.com/kollab.sf Website: kollabsf.org/podcast
47:18
July 29, 2020
Episode 14a: Removing Our Shoes
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08:42
June 10, 2020
Episode 13: Tackling Different Roles w/ Jimmy Wong
In a special extended Community Spotlight interview, Ray talks to actor, host, musician, chef, and content creator Jimmy Wong, known for Video Game High School and soon to be in the live action remake of Disney’s Mulan. Jimmy talks about going viral with the “Ching Chong in the Library Song” and discusses how he’s used his projects, like Feast of Fiction, to explore his culture in new ways and respond to the continuing aggression of racist ideas through music and humor. Josh sets things up by thinking through how the Internet has opened up a path for APIDA creators to reach more mainstream prominence in the first place after reflecting on the recent Kollaboration presented EMPOWERd conference last weekend. Send questions, comments, and episode ideas to goldandgreat@kollaboration.org. Follow Jimmy Wong & Feast of Fiction: Twitter: @jfwong, @feastoffiction Instagram: @jfwong, @feastoffiction YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/feastoffiction Follow Kollab SF: Twitter: @kollabsf Instagram: @kollabsf Facebook: www.facebook.com/kollab.sf Website: kollabsf.org/podcast
45:07
May 27, 2020
Episode 12: Creativity During COVID w/ Brian Dublin
This episode was revised and reuploaded. In the Season 2 Premiere, our producers Josh, Michelle, and Long check in on each other and discuss how the world has changed since we were last on air, explaining how Kollaboration SF is responding to COVID-19. We also introduce our theme for the season, “Go Back Where We Came From,” exploring how family, cultural, and personal histories are shaping artistry and identity. Finally, we hear from singer, songwriter, and event organizer Brian Dublin about Jeremy Passion inspiring and shaping his career. We also hear how he transitioned his boba shop open mic into a global Instagram Live and how he’s continued to stay creative during these crazy times. Send questions, comments, and episode ideas to goldandgreat@kollaboration.org. Follow Brian Dublin: Instagram: @briandublin Twitter: @briandubz Stream/buy his new single Late Night Love! Sign up for BDubz Open Mic: Instagram: @bdubz, Friday nights at 7 PM PST Website: brian-dublin.com/bdubzopenmic. Follow Kollab SF: Twitter: @kollabsf Instagram: @kollabsf Facebook: www.facebook.com/kollab.sf Website: kollabsf.org/podcast
48:36
May 14, 2020
Season 2 Trailer: Go Back Where We Came From
Welcome to Season 2 of Gold & Great. This season, we’re exploring how our family and cultural histories have shaped the work of Bay Area creatives, using interviews, narrative pieces, staff conversations, and more. With past guests including Shang-Chi actor Simu Liu and Chef Kathy Fang, we’re looking back at where we’ve been to understand where we are and where we want to go. Gold & Great, the Kollaboration SF podcast, is back with Season 2. Go Back Where We Came From. Coming May 13 wherever you listen to podcasts. Follow Kollab SF: Twitter: @kollabsf Instagram: @kollabsf Facebook: www.facebook.com/kollab.sf Website: www.kollabsf.org/podcast
01:05
May 06, 2020
BONUS Episode 3a: Rachel Bergado Extended Interview
BONUS EPISODE! We check out Josh's full conversation with talented singer (with a big voice) Rachel Bergado. They cover everything from taco trucks and her time competing on the Filipino singing competition The Clash, to learning more every day about what it means to be authentic and vulnerable as she continues to grow into her artistry. This conversation was lightly edited for content and clarity, and excerpts were originally broadcast June 26, 2019. Rachel recently headed down to L.A. on Saturday, December 7 for Kollaboration STAR, a national showcase of AAPI talent from across the United States. You can get more info and see pics from the event at kollaboration.org/star2019. Please take 2-3 minutes to fill out a quick survey to better your podcast listening experience! Send your questions, comments and episode ideas at goldandgreat@kollaboration.org. Follow Rachel Bergado: IG: @rachelthebull Follow KollabSF: Twitter/Instagram: @kollabsf Facebook: www.facebook.com/kollab.sf Website: www.kollabsf.org
49:56
December 11, 2019
BONUS Episode 2a: Chase Blu Extended Interview
BONUS EPISODE! We listen to Saumya and Sarah's full check in with rapper Chase.Blu to learn what drives him to create as a musician and product designer. We dig into his origin story writing terrible poems, along with discussing his favorite influences and his work supporting victims of assault. This interview was lightly edited for content and clarity, and excerpts were originally broadcast June 12, 2019. Chase.Blu is headed down to L.A. on Saturday, December 7 for Kollaboration STAR, a national showcase of AAPI talent from across the United States. Come hang out with us and watch him perform at Cafe Club Fais Do Do - get more info and buy your tickets at kollaboration.org/star2019. Please take 2-3 minutes to fill out a quick survey to better your podcast listening experience! Send your questions, comments and episode ideas at goldandgreat@kollaboration.org. Follow Chase.Blu: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChaseBluMusic/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5vTHcdgxRLuES8A8V0dLaj Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chase.blu/ Follow KollabSF: Twitter/Instagram: @kollabsf Facebook: www.facebook.com/kollab.sf Website: www.kollabsf.org/podcast
31:07
December 04, 2019
Episode 11: Network & Net Worth w/ Josh Ko
It’s the holiday season, so it’s time to reflect! Executive producer Josh Ko joins Long and Elsa for a candid conversation on how to network without losing your soul. How can you develop your personal brand and define who you are to your peers, big shots, and even your friends and family? Of course, there’s going to be some awkward silences, concert stories, and food smacking as we try and answer those questions. Thanks for listening to the first season of Gold & Great. Please take 2-3 minutes to fill out a quick survey to better your podcast listening experience! Follow Josh Ko: Twitter: @joshkotogo Instagram: @joshthebosh Follow KollabSF: Twitter/Instagram: @kollabsf Facebook: www.facebook.com/kollab.sf Website: www.kollabsf.org/podcast
49:14
November 28, 2019
Episode 10: "Jack & Agyu" w/ Justine Villanueva
With the intention of diversifying the narratives in American children literature, Pilipinx -American author Justine Villanueva deepens connection to her story-telling with Philippine cultural themes and languages. Michelle speaks with her about her new book Jack and Agyu and the process of writing a contemporary book influenced by indigenous histories. Don’t miss Justine’s special reading of her new book! Up first: Long and Elsa talk about cultural preservation and their connections with their homelands.
51:59
November 15, 2019
Episode 9: Lights, CAAMera, Representation!
Watching The Farewell this summer had us all crying...and starting conversations about what we say and don’t say to our families. Elsa talks to two good friends, Masashi Niwano and Czarina Garcia, from CAAM (Center for Asian American Media) about their experiences seeing (and not seeing) themselves on the screen growing up, running one of the largest AAPI film festivals year to year, and watching The Farewell only to immediately run out and call their grandparents. Long and Elsa also have very different reactions to The Farewell, and they check in with each other on memory and history. There’s a lot here, so let’s dive in! Send your questions, comments and episode ideas to goldandgreat@kollaboration.org. Visit CAAM's website to learn more about the important work they do: caamedia.org
01:04:55
October 23, 2019
Episode 8: Wrong Asian w/ Artist Linh-Yen Hoang
Artist Linh-Yen Hoang suddenly found herself going viral earlier this year after Angry Asian Man and other prominent AAPI celebs promoted her “Wrong Asian” pin. Long asks her about growing up Vietnamese in Grand Rapids, the stress over not wanting to be a “one meme wonder,” and appreciating spaces for AAPI artists that allow her to uncover herself. Up first, Long and Elsa talk hot takes, and the pressure of social media when it comes to establishing who we are. Share your thoughts and other questions/episode ideas to goldandgreat@kollaboration.org! Follow Linh-Yen: IG: @linhyen.co Snag a “Wrong Asian” pin and more at her Etsy store!
36:28
October 03, 2019
Episode 7: On the Road with Ellisa Sun
Singer/songwriter Ellisa Sun has been holding it down on the road traveling across the country in her Winnebago to share her unique blend of jazz, soul, and pop. Long checks in with her from the road to talk what her intercontinental journey has revealed about herself as a LA-raised, mixed-race, multi-genre musician, and what it means to find home, whether in the Bay or a couple thousand miles away.  Send your questions, comments and episode ideas to goldandgreat@kollaboration.org. Follow Ellisa on FB/Twitter/IG: @ellisasunmusic Watch the music video for K.O. now: https://youtu.be/4piXZ2FtjgE Episode edited by Adrian Chen and Michelle Abiera
39:11
September 11, 2019
Episode 6: Digesting Chinese Food Culture w/ Chef Kathy Fang
Hot sauce in our bag, swag. We’re digging into the nuances of Chinese American cuisine this week with Chef Kathy Fang of the hit Fang Restaurant in San Francisco. Long and Chef Fang whip up an interesting conversation discussing how her travels to China have affected her restaurant’s multicultural cuisine, valuing both tradition and innovation in food, and connecting how cuisine today is contributing to our current moment. And don’t miss your appetizer: Long & Elsa share their favorite memories eating in SF. Share your food memories and other questions/episode ideas to goldandgreat@kollaboration.org! Follow Chef Kathy Fang: IG: @chefkathyfang Follow Gold & Great: Twitter:  @GoldandGreat Follow KollabSF: Twitter/Instagram: @kollabsf Facebook: www.facebook.com/kollab.sf Website: www.kollabsf.org 
42:35
August 14, 2019
Episode 5: Back to Basics with Minji Chang
As we’re getting over the high of our recent showcase, we truly go back to basics and where it all began. Long and Elsa are here with an extended conversation with the incredible and talented Minji Chang, founder of Kollaboration SF, former Executive Director of Kollaboration, and now artist, actress, and host of the podcast “First of All.” In this personal, intimate conversation, they chat about acknowledging one’s value, growing up and living in the Bay Area, the imposter syndrome that follows leadership (and starting a non-profit), Kollaboration war stories, and combining artistic vision with accessibility, among much more. There’s a lot to unpack here, and trust us, this is a conversation you won’t want to miss. Listen to First of All wherever you get your podcasts! Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/no/podcast/first-of-all/id1260925014 Follow Minji Chang: IG: @minjeezy Follow Gold & Great: Twitter:  @GoldandGreat Follow KollabSF: Twitter/Instagram: @kollabsf Facebook: www.facebook.com/kollab.sf Website: www.kollabsf.org 
56:24
July 24, 2019
Episode 4: Fortify Strength
Listen to our 4th Episode of Gold and Great, where Long talks with Salvador Abiera, Doctor of Physical Therapy and co-founder of Fortify Strength. Using entertainment to motivate gamers into fitness, Sal combines healthcare & storytelling in a unique way. But first, Long and Elsa share memories of creative constants in their lives as well as the influence of martial arts in pop culture. Send your questions, comments and episode ideas to goldandgreat@kollaboration.org. SUBSCRIBE: http://ow.ly/kZRZ50umVNN MORE INFO: http://ow.ly/x23j50umVNM 
44:15
July 10, 2019
Episode 3: The KollabSF8 Showcase Finalists, Pt. 2
It is almost time for KollabSF8, featuring a celebration of AAPI talent in the Bay Area, so we’re talking to our finalists about how their full lives intersect with their identities and as performing artists. Kat checks in with her old friend and guitarist Andre Nuestro, Josh gets real with Filipina singer Rachel Bergado, and Kristine and Desiree gets to know singer-songwriter Harry Liu. But first, Long and Elsa have THOUGHTS about Always Be My Maybe and the importance of supporting local artists. Send your questions, comments and episode ideas to goldandgreat@kollaboration.org. See us in Berkeley June 29 at KollabSF8 - buy tickets at kollabsf8.eventbrite.com Purchase the "Stay Angry Always" shirt on: https://angryasianman.bigcartel.com/product/stay-angry-always-shirt  Follow Andre Nuestro: IG: @onduray Follow Harry Liu: IG: @hflmusic Follow Rachel Bergado: IG: @rachelthebull Follow Gold & Great: Twitter:  @GoldandGreat Follow KollabSF: Twitter/Instagram: @kollabsf Facebook: www.facebook.com/kollab.sf Website: www.kollabsf.org 
47:18
June 26, 2019
Episode 2: The KollabSF8 Showcase Finalists, Pt. 1
We are 17 days out from KollabSF8, our epic showcase celebrating AAPI talent in the Bay Area! To celebrate, we're bringing you special interviews with each of our finalists. Saumya and Sarah check in with rapper Chase.Blu to learn what drives him to create as a musician and product designer, and Michelle talks to alternative artist ContainHer about embracing her racial and musical differences. But first, Long and Elsa share their memories of past showcases.  Send your questions, comments and episode ideas at goldandgreat@kollaboration.org. Follow Chase.Blu: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChaseBluMusic/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5vTHcdgxRLuES8A8V0dLaj Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chase.blu/ Follow ContainHer: Bandcamp: https://containher.bandcamp.com/ Website: https://www.containheraudio.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/containhermusic/ Follow Gold & Great: Twitter:  @GoldandGreat Follow KollabSF: Twitter/Instagram: @kollabsf Facebook: www.facebook.com/kollab.sf Website: www.kollabsf.org 
37:00
June 12, 2019
Episode 1: Owning Your Greatness with Simu Liu
In our debut episode, we get to talk with actor Simu Liu, who plays Jung on Kim's Convenience. We'll chat with Simu about how the idea of Asian masculinity has affected his experiences as an actor and a role model in the AAPI community. But first, we meet our hosts Long and Elsa! Send your questions, comments and episode ideas at goldandgreat@kollaboration.org. Follow Simu Liu: Twitter and Instagram: @simuliu Follow Gold & Great: Twitter:  @GoldandGreat Follow KollabSF: Instagram: @kollabsf Facebook: www.facebook.com/kollab.sf Website: www.kollabsf.org
35:32
May 22, 2019
Gold & Great, Episode 0 - Pilot
In this preview, co-host Long Vo and Executive Producer Josh Ko talk about the ambitions of the project and what’s in store for listeners. Our first episode is out May 22, 2019 with new episodes on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month. Subscribe now and follow us - we’re on Facebook (@kollab.sf) + Twitter and Instagram (@kollabsf).
15:06
May 15, 2019