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One in a Billion

“One In A Billion” is a podcast about China, through the voices of Chinese millennials in America. They have personal ties or deep roots in China. They also have big dreams and high hopes in America. “One In A Billion” is a platform for this rising generation of entrepreneurs, artists and other creative types. Hosted by Mable Chan, “One in a Billion” listens to China, one person at a time.
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Dec 18, 2018

What makes people in China laugh? Why would they spend time and money to go to a stand-up act by an American comedian in Beijing? And, who is he?

This is story about an American scholar turned comedian who dedicates his life to bringing Chinese and Americans together through humor and laughter.

 Music Used:
Brad McCarthy's One in a Billion Theme Song

Nov 20, 2018

What is love about? Can you show gratitude without spending or giving money?

Can you show care without sacrificing your passion?

To truly show gratitude, must you also sacrifice?

 With these questions in mind, I interviewed Jinzhao (JZ) Wang, a 28 year old Chinese American a few months ago.

 JZ told me she can’t fully enjoy what gives her pleasure without also feeling guilty. Why? What is her guilty pleasure? 

What makes it wrong?

 

Music Used:

One in a Billion Theme Song by Brad McCarthy 

Mountain Monk C By Lobo Loco

Space (Full) by Andy G. Cohen 

You Um, I'll Ah by Doctor Turtle

I'll Be Seeing You by Sammy Fain (Sung by JZ Wang)

 

 

Oct 16, 2018

Are you the person you or your parents want to be?

Is your personal dream inseparable from your parents? Can it be? Should it be?

That is Angela’s agony.  

How does she navigate around a set of cultural expectations to create her own path?

Check out my interview with Angela Tang, a rising senior at Williams College, in Episode #3 “This Chinese Life: Whose Life is This Anyway.”

We want to include you in this conversation.

To send us your comments or stories, just go to our Facebook page or our website at OneinABillionVoices.org under “Pitch a Story.”

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Music used:

Brad McCarthy's One in a Billion Theme Song 
Andy G. Cohen's A Perceptible Shift
Jesse Spillane's Number 0
Josh Woodward's Under the Stairs Instrumental
Jahzzar's No-End Ave

 

Sep 18, 2018

What does it mean to be Chinese? 415 million Chinese millennials in China wrestle with crushing pressure to live up to a cultural identity and societal ideal.

What are they? How do they cope? What are their biggest fears?

Check out Part 2 of my interview with author/public speaker Zak Dychtwald  “This Chinese Life: What does it mean to be Chinese?”

Music used:
Brad McCarthy's "One in a Billion Theme"
Jason Shaw's "Acoustic Meditation"
Doctor Turtle's "Wherever I Lay My Hat, That's My Wife"
Andy G. Cohen's "Space (Full)"

Sep 11, 2018

He grew up in a predominantly white suburban town in California.

His parents would take him travelling around the world for work since he was a child.

Then one day, he stumbled upon a movie - “Enter the Dragon” (starring Bruce Lee) that would strike his fancy about another world - China.

That’s where Zak Dychtwald decided to go right after he graduated from Columbia University six years ago. Without a word of Chinese or a drop of Chinese blood, he went in search of himself.

Why China?

Check out my interview with Zak in a 2-part series “This Chinese Life: As a 28 year old white American in China” (Part 2 will be released 9/18).

Currently, Zak Dychtwald is author of “Young China - how the restless generation will change their country and the world.”

He is CEO/Founder of “Young China Group” - a think tank offering educational and cultural insight about millennials in China and America. He splits his time between New York and Chengdu.

Music and Audio Credits:
Brad McCarthy's "One in a Billion Theme"
Andy G. Cohen's Oxygen Mask
Philipp Weigl's "Even When We Fall"
Jahzzar's "Playtime"
Chris Zabriskie's "Your Mother's Daughter"
Bruce Lee's "Enter the Dragon"
John Boswell's "Bruce Lee Remix- Be Water My Friend"

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