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First Generation Burden

By Rich Tu

*Webby Award Honoree* First Generation Burden was created in 2016 and focuses on the intersection of immigrants and the creative community. We celebrate the unique and diverse immigrant population in America through longform interviews. Basically, it’s just a bunch of fun conversations with good people. Hosted by Rich Tu. Check out FirstGenBurden.com for all the episodes. Follow us at @firstgenburden and @rich_tu

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    62. 'Seeing Brown Faces in Film, and the Making of ULAM' w/ Alexandra Cuerdo, Director, Filmmaker, Writer10/12/2020
    1:03:25
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    61. 'Pursuing Quality Over Quantity, and Going Bi-Lingual' w/ Michael Coveto, Singer-Songwriter10/06/2020
    52:20
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    60. 'Question What You're Teaching and How You've Been Taught' w/ Juan Villanueva, Type Designer at Monotype09/28/2020
    56:28
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    59. 'From Rolling Stone to Broadway, and the Importance of Flying Your Flag' w/ Gail Anderson, Designer, Author, Educator09/21/2020
    1:04:04
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    58. 'Taking Ownership of Your Narrative, and Stopping White Supremacy' w/ Shayla Lawson, Author and Poet06/15/2020
    1:01:19
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    57. 'BeAwesomeFeedSomebody & the Future of Hospitality' w/ Luck Sarabhayavanija, founder of Ani Ramen05/26/2020
    36:49
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    56. 'Poetry and Fatherhood' w/ Beau Sia, legendary Slam Poet and Gavin Alaoen of MTV05/11/2020
    58:56
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    55. 'Diversity of Place & Scale of Impact' w/ Laura Mueller-Soppart, founder of Built Interest05/04/2020
    36:56
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    54. 'How to Throw the Best ZOOM Quarantine Party' w/ Adam Garcia, of Apple Music Team04/30/2020
    49:32
  2. 10.
    53. 'The Tension Between Mathematics and Artistry' w/ Nicolas Chidiac, Chief Strategy Officer at Rokkan04/27/2020
    41:02
  3. 11.
    52. 'Indie Mags and All Things AZN' w/ Kathleen Tso and Vicki Ho of Banana Magazine04/23/2020
    33:44
  4. 12.
    51. 'The Importance of Sports and Creative Diversity' w/ Diego Guevara, Global Design Director at Nike04/20/2020
    43:53
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    50. 'Teaching in the Pandemic & the Importance of Creating Gender Non-Binary Work' w/ Shreyas R Krishnan, illustrator and educator04/16/2020
    27:12
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    49. 'Staying Afloat in Survival Mode, and the Importance of Deliberate Decision Making' w/ Kervin Brisseaux, Design Director at Vault4904/16/2020
    23:33
  7. 15.
    48. 'Reading the COVID-19 Sex Guide' w/ Zipeng Zhu, Creative Director04/15/2020
    28:12
  8. 16.
    45. 'The Value of Escapism and Processing' w/ Sandie Cheng, Host of Now in Color Podcast04/13/2020
    25:19
  9. 17.
    46. 'Staying Positive When Someone Close to You is Affected' w/ Florencia Massu, MTV Motion Designer04/13/2020
    24:11
  10. 18.
    47. 'How to Creatively Pivot and Stay Focused in Isolation' w/ Ricardo Gonzalez (ItsALiving), Designer and Artist04/13/2020
    24:50
  11. 19.
    44. 'I Didn’t Know the Concept of God Until the War' w/ Veda Partalo - VP Brand & Marketing at Spotify03/09/2020
    1:37:48
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    43. 'I'm a Part of This Painting Forever' w/ Ché Morales - Curator and Founder of ABSTRKT03/02/2020
    1:12:19
  13. 21.
    42. 'Try to Be the Change' w/ Alissa Nevita - Streetwear and Brand Storyteller02/24/2020
    1:36:07
  14. 22.
    BONUS EPISODE - 'SEO AMA' with Sophia Chang02/20/2020
    44:30
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    41. Sophia Chang RETURNS - "If You've Got Something Great, Why Keep it From Someone Else?"02/17/2020
    1:09:09
  16. 24.
    40. 'If You Want to Wear That, Wear That' w/ fashion models Kadeem Hudson & Joanna Pauline02/10/2020
    1:35:19
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    39. 'Trying to Find a Narrative of Resistance' w/ Isometric Studio (Andy Chen and Waqas Jawaid)02/03/2020
    1:28:38
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    38. 'I Saw a Female President' w/ Mara Lecocq - Brand & Community Director at Fishbowl, founder of Secret Code01/27/2020
    1:21:47
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    37. 'The Dichotomy of Wild and Mild' w/ Adam Garcia - Apple Music Team and founder of The Pressure01/20/2020
    1:23:20
  20. 28.
    36. 'Success isn't Finite, it's Infinite' w/ design geniuses Nicole Jacek & Noreen Morioka01/13/2020
    1:25:54
  21. 29.
    35. 'Be a Part of Making 'WHAT’S NOW' w/ Nontsikelelo Mutiti - Artist and Educator01/06/2020
    1:41:12
  22. 30.
    34. First Generation Conversation (LIVE): MTV Edition (*Webby Award Honoree)10/01/2019
    1:11:53
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    33. "Give Them the Ability to Discover You Exist" (LIVE) w/ Benjamin Evans - Inclusive Design Lead at Airbnb09/19/2019
    1:17:32
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    32. 'He Did It For the Memes' w/ Gavin Alaoen - Art Director at MTV Digital09/02/2019
    1:39:50
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    31. 'Typography is the Center of the Religious Experience' w/ Shira Inbar - Designer at Pentagram08/26/2019
    1:34:05
  26. 34.
    30. 'We Grew Up in a Partially Analog World' w/ Kervin Brisseaux - Design Director at Vault4908/19/2019
    1:47:50
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    29. 'Saying Bye for the Last Time' w/ Ksenya Samarskaya - Designer, founder of Samarskaya + Partners08/13/2019
    1:00:39
  28. 36.
    28. 'Reclaiming Our Time and Our Power' w/ Ekua PM - Host of Afrolit Podcast08/05/2019
    1:11:43
  29. 37.
    27. Sunday Afternoon's Ahmed Klink & Juan Carlos Pagan RETURN pt 2 - 'How Can You Get Good Work Out of People if They’re Scared?'07/29/2019
    54:42
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    26. Sunday Afternoon's Ahmed Klink & Juan Carlos Pagan RETURN pt 1 - 'This is My Pantone Swatch'07/22/2019
    51:26
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    25. 'Create What You Don't See' w/ Leyla T. Rosario - Producer, Director, and co-creator of 'The Gig'07/22/2019
    1:07:28
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    24. 'One Foot is Here, One is There' w/ Wael Morcos - Designer, Typographer, co-founder of MorcosKey07/08/2019
    58:18
  33. 41.
    23. $6.99 Per Pound X First Generation Burden07/01/2019
    1:29:39
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    22. 'A Niche Culture that Speaks to Me' w/ Sophia Chang - Artist, Entrepreneur, Art Director of UNDO04/14/2019
    1:14:18
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    21. First Generation Conversation LIVE w/ Eugenia Mello, Kelly Shami, Zipeng Zhu04/14/2019
    1:30:16
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    20. 'Smashing Bamboo Ceilings' w/ Sandie Cheng - Host of 'Now in Color'04/14/2019
    1:35:54
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    19. 'The Importance of Presentation' w/ Ty Turner - Fashion Stylist04/14/2019
    1:14:43
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    17. 'Be Able to Visualize Anything' w/ Bashan Aquart - Executive Creative Director at AKA NYC04/14/2019
    1:23:14
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    18. 'There's a Lack of Humanity' w/ Derek Roberts - Designer and Art Director04/14/2019
    1:20:35
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    16. 'What Drives People is The Root' w/ Ro The Show - Fighter, Jiu Jitsu World Champion04/14/2019
    51:01
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    15. 'Leopard Print is a Neutral' w/ Kelly Shami - Jewelry Designer, Creative Director at Parkwood04/14/2019
    1:10:30
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    14. 'In New York, No One Asks Where I'm From' w/ Andre Andreev - Director, co-founder of Dress Code04/14/2019
    1:12:29
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    13. 'It's a Reminder, Be You, We Love You' w/ Ida Woldemichael - Designer, Creative Director04/14/2019
    1:23:13
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    12. 'Shame Makes You Way More Interesting' w/ Alexandra Beener - Digital Producer 04/14/2019
    54:47
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    11. 'I Never Knew Until I Was 22...' w/ Joe Carolino - Creative Director04/14/2019
    1:27:58
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    10. 'If You're Not Controversial, What's the Point?' w/ Zipeng Zhu - Designer and Illustrator04/14/2019
    1:24:51
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    9. 'Every Pinky Has to be in Place' w/ Christine Sienicki - Radio City Rockette04/14/2019
    1:01:15
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    8. 'Kids in the Hood Ain't Wearing Spandex Pants' w/ Khary Randolph - Marvel/DC Comics Artist04/14/2019
    1:38:00
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    7. 'The Nuance of Culture' w/ Nishat Akhtar - Creative Director at Instrument04/14/2019
    1:20:46
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    6. 'Using Light and Near Death at Art Basel' w/ Shane Griffin - Visual Artist and Director04/14/2019
    1:18:39
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    5. 'Leaving Vietnam and 90s Nostalgia' w/ Matt Vu - Designer at Nike Lab04/14/2019
    1:17:13
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    4. 'From Skating in Mexico to Murals All Over the World' w/ Ricardo Gonzalez (aka @ItsALiving) - Artist and Designer04/14/2019
    55:27
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    3. 'Designing Pinterest and Granddad the Political Refugee' w/ Juan Carlos Pagan - Creative Director, co-founder of Sunday Afternoon04/14/2019
    1:00:11
  54. 62.
    2. 'Working with Nas, and Living a Dream at DefJam' w/ Leslie Rosales - Marketing Director at DefJam04/14/2019
    55:04
  55. 63.
    1. 'Escaping Civil War and getting a PHD' w/ Ahmed Klink - Photographer, co-founder of Sunday Afternoon04/14/2019
    56:15

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