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Self Evident is a new podcast where we challenge the narratives about where we’re from, where we belong, and where we’re going — by telling Asian America’s stories.


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As we head into our off-season, we could use your help understanding what we're doing well and what can improve. Please take this brief survey, even if you've only listened to one episode of Self Evident, to give us your honest feedback.


Listen to Season 1

RELEASED AUGUST 20, 2019

Bonus Episode: Sharing Asian America's Stories

In this bonus episode, our team shares clips from a few other independent podcasts, showing a wide range of Asian American stories and conversations. Click here to learn more about this episode.

RELEASED JULY 31, 2019

Episode 006: So Where Are We Really From?

Conversations about how we learn what came before us — and figure out what comes next. Click here to learn more about this episode.

RELEASED JULY 16, 2019

Episode 005: Hello, Freedom Man

As the Trump administration moves aggressively to deport Southeast Asian Americans with criminal convictions, a daughter of Vietnamese refugees wrestles with how her community can stand for freedom. Click here to learn more about this episode.

RELEASED JULY 2, 2019

Episode 004: Pull up the Roots

Three conversations about letting go of something that’s always defined who you are — and becoming the person you didn’t think you were allowed to be. Click here to learn more about this episode.

RELEASED JUNE 18, 2019

Episode 003: The Talk We Were Supposed to Have

One man’s mission to reconnect with his parents changes how he sees himself, and his heritage, forever. Click here to learn more about this episode.

RELEASED JUNE 12, 2019

Episode 002 Bonus Interview: On Class, Kinship, and Being Bangladeshi American

Sharmin Hossain, a member of New York’s Bangladeshi Feminist Collective, helps us take a hard look at the roles of class, colorism, and cultural education within the broader conversation about Asian representation in America. Click here to learn more about this episode.

RELEASED JUNE 4, 2019

Episode 002: The Non-United States of Asian America

A few personal stories about the term “Asian American” reveal the conflicted feelings behind this label we sometimes take for granted. Click here to learn more about this episode.

RELEASED MAY 21, 2019

Episode 001: Whose Dream Is This, Anyway?

Two stories about Asian Americans striving to find home reveal painful contradictions in our revered narrative of “making it” in America. Click here to learn more about this episode.

RELEASED MAY 2019

Season 1 Trailer

The first season of Self Evident: Asian America's Stories comes to a podcast app near you on May 21, 2019. Here's a peep into the stories we'll be presenting during this pilot run of 6 episodes (with a new episode coming out every 2 weeks). Subscribe today!