7 Asian American Podcast Hosts You Need To Know
Podcast hosts are the soul of any show. They make or break how entertaining, informative, and inspiring each episode is. Highlighting podcast hosts for not only their content, but who they are and where they came from is one of the best ways we can get to know the person behind the mic. May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. So now feels like the perfect time to celebrate all of the voices from the AAPI community – especially the AAPI voices at Dear Media.
So this post is all about celebrating the Pacific Islander and Asian American podcast hosts at Dear Media! Tune in to hear their stories, opinions, & dive right into the epic audio content created by the AAPI Dear Media community!
7 Asian American Podcast Hosts You Need To Know
Creative activist Dom Roberts is the host of The Uncomfortable Podcast. And let me tell you, the name says it all. The topics discussed in the show are indeed uncomfortable for some. However Dom still manages to make her audience feel at home. She welcomes every guest with an ice-breaking segment, asking them about the last times they felt uncomfortable. So she encourages both her guests and audience to get comfortable with being vulnerable right from the jump! Dom is not afraid of getting political. You can expect her to get very real on difficult subjects. She’s widely known for her willingness to discuss injustices & current events. The show sheds light on several sticky topics, such as white privilege, racism, cancel culture, and mental health.
This is what makes Dom’s show so enticing and so dynamic to listen to. If you want to get real, listen to Dom.
Here are the links to two of her most notable episodes, so you can head straight there
Kick off your audio experience with Dom Roberts:
This Asian-American host has a warm personality and a loyal following. She started as a social media influencer back in 2012, sharing beauty tips, personal favorites, and travel vlogs. Since then, Marianna has co-founded a clean beauty brand, Summer Fridays and launched her podcast. Her podcast, Life With Marianna, has a little bit of everything. She talks about beauty, entrepreneurship, self-care, empowerment, wellness, inspiration, finance, networking, and so much more. A lot of amazing guests, influencers, business owners, & though leaders are invited on the show. You’ll learn so many new things, listen to kind advice, and be inspired to live your best life.
If you want to jump straight into one of Marianna’s podcast episodes, here are two of our favorites:
- Making Fitness a Lifestyle to Feel Good with P.volve.
- Influencer Lessons: How To Build Your Personal Brand with Brittany Hennessy.
Ever heard of the Optimism Doctor? Say hello to Deepika! She is a doctor in clinical health psychology and a media expert! Forbes and Harpers Bazaar has even featured her work. Her podcast, Looking Up, started back in 2020 to help listeners learn new tools and practical wellness life skills. Each week she introduces a new guest, gets things rolling with a fiery round of personal questions, and talks about a different subject related to optimism, wellness, and resiliency. It’s a fantastic combination of holistic plus science-backed information. She helps listeners navigate the chaoticness of human existence.
You will learn about reducing anxiety, stress, elevating optimism, and looking up in life. Listen to these two episodes to get started with the science of happiness:
- Working Through Anxiety + Embracing A Non-Toxic Life with Ashley Tisdale.
- Social Media: the Good, the Bad + the Ugly of It All with Jilly Hendrix.
You may recognize TV Personality Anisha Ramakrishna from the hit reality TV show Family Karma. After living her best NYC life in the fashion industry and ending a twelve-year relationship, Anisha moved back with her parents and started Currently Cringing. This candid podcast discusses her fashion business, dating, living with your parents in your mid 30’s, and all the cringe-worthy experiences in between. All of her guests add a sharp edge to the show with their stories, complimenting Anisha’s unfiltered honesty.
This show is the one to listen to if you need a heart-to-heart conversation about contemporary cringe-worthy topics. Here are two of her boldest episodes:
Patrick Starr is Filipino-American and packed full of energy. He is the electric host of Say Yas To The Guest, a podcast centered around the freshest people in the beauty industry. The show started in 2020, and has hosted many notable guests such as Manny Mau, Jen Atkin, Patrick Ta, & Erika La Pearl. He is a complete rockstar when it comes to making guests feel at home. Expect to laugh every show and feel completely hyped up. One listen to his podcast and you’ll see what we mean. It’s a must for any beauty aficionados out there, or anyone eager to listen to some seriously impressive success stories.
Get to know Patrick in these two episodes: by clicking the link:
Chinae is all about honesty. Her podcast, Press Send, encourages listeners to send in their questions related to being a modern day woman, and answers them live in each episode. The show started back in 2019 and Chinae still has that everlasting energy and frankness. You can expect to listen to a new guest most weeks. However she also likes to have one-on-one conversations about her own personal experiences with her audience.
Here are two episodes to get you started:
- How Do I Establish Healthy Boundaries with My Job? with Natalie Barbu.
- Navigating Your Sex Life After a Dry Spell with Chinae Alexander.
Chriselle Lim is a fashion Influencer, Youtuber, blogger, stylist, podcaster, and mama bear. Many know her from her incredibly successful blog, The Chriselle Factor, where you can find everything from styling tutorials to skincare routines. She is a recognized entrepreneur and host of Being Bumo. Her parenthood podcast, was created soon after pivoting her career following the birth of her second child.
Chriselle’s show is raw and refreshing with blunt discussions about crucial topics that come up when navigating the world of parenthood. She welcomes experts, celebrities, and inspirational figures each week to keep the candid conversation going.
Here are two of our favorites episodes of Being Bumo:
- Inspiring & Instilling Confidence in Girls w/ Jes Wolfe of Rebel Girls.
- Rebecca Minkoff on the Realities of Being a Working Parent In a Pandemic.
Who are your favorite Asian American and Pacific Islander podcast hosts?
What better way to celebrate AAPI Heritage Month by listening directly to the voices in this community?! Dear Media is truly proud to help amplify as many diverse voices as possible. We highly encourage you to listen to their success stories, struggles, inspiring guests, and of course tune in to the overall Asian-American experience. You’re guaranteed a good convo, major motivation, and a lot of laughs! Happy listening!