"Time Out" With Manouk Akopyan

"Time Out" With Manouk Akopyan

By Manouk Akopyan
A global Armenian lifestyle show that discusses culture around the nexus of arts, entertainment, sports, film, music, food, business and everything else in between.

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Promoter Rick Mirigian
Rick Mirigian started his career as a promoter in the Fresno scene, and his hustler's mentality and love for the art of flipping eventually led him to the world of boxing. Currently, Mirigian presides over the career of 2012 Olympian and unified world champion Jose Ramirez, and he's been nominated as "Manager of they Year." Mirigian discusses his first big break,  breaking bank on sports cards and the lessons he's learned from Hall of Fame boxing promoter Bob Arum. 
44:18
January 22, 2020
UFC fighter Katlyn Chookagian
UFC fighter and No. 1 women's flyweight contender Katlyn Chookagian discusses her ascent in MMA, her Armenian heritage, how fans have embraced her all over the world, and the sacrifices it takes to become a combat sports athlete. Chookagian will have the opportunity of a lifetime when she fights Valentina Shevchenko for the UFC flyweight championship on Feb. 8 during UFC 247. The title fight will be the co-main event, setting up Jon Jones versus Dominick Reyes.
42:08
January 14, 2020
Asbarez editor Ara Khachatourian
Ara Khatchadourian, chief editor for Asbarez, a leading Armenian-American bilingual newspaper since 1908, discusses the state of media in Armenia and abroad, newsgathering in the United States and how fake news impacts Armenian communities. 
44:20
December 24, 2019
Stepan Partamian
Social critic, author and publisher Stepan Partamian has spent the better part of the century stirring the pot by challenging people with his thought-provoking commentary on what it means to be an Armenian. Partamian joins us on his last day in the United States, as he's moving back to Armenia to document the Armenian identity throughout Europe and abroad. 
45:39
December 17, 2019
(Part 2) Kirk Kerkorian biographer Bill Rempel
“The Gambler” is William Rempel's latest book. It covers the rags-to-riches tale of Armenian icon Kirk Kerkorian, a poor immigrant’s son who made and lost billions on bold business ventures. Kerkorian became one of the most instrumental figures in Las Vegas as MGM Resorts' founder and impresario. He also parlayed his shrewd business moves in the airline, auto and movie industries, and donated hundred of millions of dollars to Armenian causes.
41:42
December 10, 2019
(Part 1) Kirk Kerkorian biographer Bill Rempel
“The Gambler” is William Rempel's latest book. It covers the rags-to-riches tale of Armenian icon Kirk Kerkorian, a poor immigrant’s son who made and lost billions on bold business ventures. Kerkorian became one of the most instrumental figures in Las Vegas as MGM Resorts' founder and impresario. He also parlayed his shrewd business moves in the airline, auto and movie industries, and donated hundred of millions of dollars to Armenian causes. 
39:19
December 4, 2019
Armenian-American Museum
The Armenian American Museum and Cultural Center of California is a developing project in Glendale, California. The mission is to promote understanding and appreciation of America’s ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the Armenian American experience. The vision is a cultural campus that enriches the community, educates the public on the Armenian American story, and empowers individuals to embrace cultural diversity and speak out against prejudice. Shant Sahakian, executive director of the Armenian-American Museum, joins the show to explain when they will be breaking ground for the development, and what kind of programming and experiences to expect in the near future. 
40:31
November 19, 2019
UFC star Edmen Shahbazyan
Episode One: UFC star Edmen Shahbazyan "Time Out" With Manouk Akopyan is a global Armenian lifestyle show that discusses culture around the nexus of arts, entertainment, sports, film, music, food, business and everything else in between.
40:22
November 7, 2019