Episode 113: The People Are the Ones Who Create the Culture ft Silong Chhun
In which Jeff and KC welcome activist, advocate, artist, and entrepreneur Silong Chhun to the studio; Silong slowly grows to accept being an artist; he throws a comedy show; he went to Green River Community College, does radio at KGRG; Silong does the raps; drops some wisdom; Jeff has a tough week; KC has a parcel stolen; KC talks about why she wants to be a counselor; KC talks about her plans for the future; Silong arrives in America; Silong talks about why his company has the name Red Scarf Revolution; wants to build a bridge for the kids coming after; kids need to know about their history; he was raised by both parents; the king sided with the Khmer Rouge to fight the Communists; we discuss First They Killed My Father; his dad was a Lon Nul soldier in hiding; Silong's mom and dad found each other in the camp; Khmer Krom faced racism from other Cambodians; Silong didn't join a gang because he couldn't fight (and he would cry); both Silong and KC's dads picked plants in the mountains; "You gotta let me fail!": KC's autobiography; "Tacoma’s a great place to be an artist"; his dad went to Cambodia and made a movie; Silong has a great idea for a restaurant; "it's like opening up a wound thats never gonna heal"; Silong still remembers lining up his first kickflip; he's naive about how stuff's supposed to work so he just does it; Silong's trying to put together a Netflix screening here in Tacoma; Silong's doin fancy things; flying out to do a keynote speech in Chicago at the Cambodian Heritage and Genocide Museum - cambodianmuseum.org; KC wants to be a keynote speaker someday; KC loves the new Writing Process theme song (courtesy of Sean of the Movie Babies podcast); and more!
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