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

  1. 1.
    64. 'Be Comfortable in Your Discomfort' w/ Cris Ramos Greene, Author of "Embrace That Girl"
    50:58
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    63. 'The Story Will Always Glorify the Hunter, Until the Lion Learns to Write' w/ Dometi Pongo of MTV News and True Life Crime
    1:08:01
  3. 3.
    62. 'Seeing Brown Faces in Film, and the Making of ULAM' w/ Alexandra Cuerdo, Director, Filmmaker, Writer
    1:03:25
  4. 4.
    61. 'Pursuing Quality Over Quantity, and Going Bi-Lingual' w/ Michael Coveto, Singer-Songwriter
    52:20
  5. 5.
    60. 'Question What You're Teaching and How You've Been Taught' w/ Juan Villanueva, Type Designer at Monotype
    56:28
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    59. 'From Rolling Stone to Broadway, and the Importance of Flying Your Flag' w/ Gail Anderson, Designer, Author, Educator
    1:04:04
  7. 7.
    58. 'Taking Ownership of Your Narrative, and Stopping White Supremacy' w/ Shayla Lawson, Author and Poet
    1:01:19
  8. 8.
    57. 'BeAwesomeFeedSomebody & the Future of Hospitality' w/ Luck Sarabhayavanija, founder of Ani Ramen
    36:49
  1. 9.
    56. 'Poetry and Fatherhood' w/ Beau Sia, legendary Slam Poet and Gavin Alaoen of MTV
    58:56
  2. 10.
    55. 'Diversity of Place & Scale of Impact' w/ Laura Mueller-Soppart, founder of Built Interest
    36:56
  3. 11.
    54. 'How to Throw the Best ZOOM Quarantine Party' w/ Adam Garcia, of Apple Music Team
    49:32
  4. 12.
    53. 'The Tension Between Mathematics and Artistry' w/ Nicolas Chidiac, Chief Strategy Officer at Rokkan
    41:02
  5. 13.
    52. 'Indie Mags and All Things AZN' w/ Kathleen Tso and Vicki Ho of Banana Magazine
    33:44
  6. 14.
    51. 'The Importance of Sports and Creative Diversity' w/ Diego Guevara, Global Design Director at Nike
    43:53
  7. 15.
    50. 'Teaching in the Pandemic & the Importance of Creating Gender Non-Binary Work' w/ Shreyas R Krishnan, illustrator and educator
    27:12
  8. 16.
    49. 'Staying Afloat in Survival Mode, and the Importance of Deliberate Decision Making' w/ Kervin Brisseaux, Design Director at Vault49
    23:33
  9. 17.
    48. 'Reading the COVID-19 Sex Guide' w/ Zipeng Zhu, Creative Director
    28:12
  10. 18.
    45. 'The Value of Escapism and Processing' w/ Sandie Cheng, Host of Now in Color Podcast
    25:19
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    46. 'Staying Positive When Someone Close to You is Affected' w/ Florencia Massu, MTV Motion Designer
    24:11
  12. 20.
    47. 'How to Creatively Pivot and Stay Focused in Isolation' w/ Ricardo Gonzalez (ItsALiving), Designer and Artist
    24:50
  13. 21.
    44. 'I Didn’t Know the Concept of God Until the War' w/ Veda Partalo - VP Brand & Marketing at Spotify
    1:37:48
  14. 22.
    43. 'I'm a Part of This Painting Forever' w/ Ché Morales - Curator and Founder of ABSTRKT
    1:12:19
  15. 23.
    42. 'Try to Be the Change' w/ Alissa Nevita - Streetwear and Brand Storyteller
    1:36:07
  16. 24.
    BONUS EPISODE - 'SEO AMA' with Sophia Chang
    44:30
  17. 25.
    41. Sophia Chang RETURNS - "If You've Got Something Great, Why Keep it From Someone Else?"
    1:09:09
  18. 26.
    40. 'If You Want to Wear That, Wear That' w/ fashion models Kadeem Hudson & Joanna Pauline
    1:35:19
  19. 27.
    39. 'Trying to Find a Narrative of Resistance' w/ Isometric Studio (Andy Chen and Waqas Jawaid)
    1:28:38
  20. 28.
    38. 'I Saw a Female President' w/ Mara Lecocq - Brand & Community Director at Fishbowl, founder of Secret Code
    1:21:47
  21. 29.
    37. 'The Dichotomy of Wild and Mild' w/ Adam Garcia - Apple Music Team and founder of The Pressure
    1:23:20
  22. 30.
    36. 'Success isn't Finite, it's Infinite' w/ design geniuses Nicole Jacek & Noreen Morioka
    1:25:54
  23. 31.
    35. 'Be a Part of Making 'WHAT’S NOW' w/ Nontsikelelo Mutiti - Artist and Educator
    1:41:12
  24. 32.
    34. First Generation Conversation (LIVE): MTV Edition (*Webby Award Honoree)
    1:11:53
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    33. "Give Them the Ability to Discover You Exist" (LIVE) w/ Benjamin Evans - Inclusive Design Lead at Airbnb
    1:17:32
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    32. 'He Did It For the Memes' w/ Gavin Alaoen - Art Director at MTV Digital
    1:39:50
  27. 35.
    31. 'Typography is the Center of the Religious Experience' w/ Shira Inbar - Designer at Pentagram
    1:34:05
  28. 36.
    30. 'We Grew Up in a Partially Analog World' w/ Kervin Brisseaux - Design Director at Vault49
    1:47:50
  29. 37.
    29. 'Saying Bye for the Last Time' w/ Ksenya Samarskaya - Designer, founder of Samarskaya + Partners
    1:00:39
  30. 38.
    28. 'Reclaiming Our Time and Our Power' w/ Ekua PM - Host of Afrolit Podcast
    1:11:43
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    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?'
    54:42
  32. 40.
    26. Sunday Afternoon's Ahmed Klink & Juan Carlos Pagan RETURN pt 1 - 'This is My Pantone Swatch'
    51:26
  33. 41.
    25. 'Create What You Don't See' w/ Leyla T. Rosario - Producer, Director, and co-creator of 'The Gig'
    1:07:28
  34. 42.
    24. 'One Foot is Here, One is There' w/ Wael Morcos - Designer, Typographer, co-founder of MorcosKey
    58:18
  35. 43.
    23. $6.99 Per Pound X First Generation Burden
    1:29:39
  36. 44.
    22. 'A Niche Culture that Speaks to Me' w/ Sophia Chang - Artist, Entrepreneur, Art Director of UNDO
    1:14:18
  37. 45.
    21. First Generation Conversation LIVE w/ Eugenia Mello, Kelly Shami, Zipeng Zhu
    1:30:16
  38. 46.
    20. 'Smashing Bamboo Ceilings' w/ Sandie Cheng - Host of 'Now in Color'
    1:35:54
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    19. 'The Importance of Presentation' w/ Ty Turner - Fashion Stylist
    1:14:43
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    17. 'Be Able to Visualize Anything' w/ Bashan Aquart - Executive Creative Director at AKA NYC
    1:23:14
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    18. 'There's a Lack of Humanity' w/ Derek Roberts - Designer and Art Director
    1:20:35
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    16. 'What Drives People is The Root' w/ Ro The Show - Fighter, Jiu Jitsu World Champion
    51:01

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