Emil Amok's Takeout from Emil Guillermo Media

The podcast companion to Emil Guillermo's Amok commentary on race, politics, and society from an Asian American perspective. If it's in the news, Emil has a take. An award winning journalist, columnist, talk-host and humorist, Emil's compilation of essays and columns,"Amok" won an American Book Award. He is a former host of NPR's "All Things Considered," and has reported and commented for radio and TV and newspapers, in Honolulu, San Francisco, Sacramento, Boston, Dallas, St.Louis, and Washington, D.C. Read his takes on the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund website at Emil also writes a column for the U.S. bureau of the Manila-based and on Diversity issues at
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Welcome to "Emil Amok's Takeout," a podcast featuring the takes of award-winning journalist and commentator Emil Guillermo on race, politics, and society from an Asian American perspective.

Beginning with Asian Week, Emil has written a weekly column on Asian America since 1991. It has since migrated to and to his own  His experience includes TV news reporting and anchoring in San Francisco, Dallas, and Washington, D.C.; Hosting "All Things Considered" on NPR; Nationwide newspaper op-eds and columns at SFGate and USA TODAY; Talk-show hosting in Washington,D.C. San Francisco, and Sacramento; And reporting for NBC News Asian America. A collection of his columns and essays won an American Book Award. 

Emil also worked on Capitol Hill as a speechwriter and press secretary for then-Congressman Norman Mineta.

Emil is also a voice-over artist, with videos for PETA registering more than 6 million views on youtube, with tens of millions more views on all platforms.


Currently, Emil writes for the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund at



Apr 19, 2020

This is a special Filipino American National History Museum editon of Emil Amok's Takeout. Host Emil Guillermo, museum director, talks with Mel LaGasca, a Filipino American Community leader whose life exemplifies how the Filipino middle class developed in America. LaGasca grew up working in the fields, followed the migrants to Alaskan canneries to work, then finished college and had a distinguished career at Sandia Labs that lasted 34 years. 

Emil interviews the community and conducts storytelling shows and workshops at the Stockton based museum. Since the pandemic, the museum has been forced to close since March 14, and has lost attendance and donations. With your help, we are developing more ways to keep the museum virtually connected to you. 

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See the video of the conversation here.

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Released originally 4/19/2020

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Apr 17, 2020

Emil Amok was a columnist for Asian Week, at one time the most read Asian American publication in the U.S. Phil Nash, a longtime civil rights attorney and activist, was a fellow columnist. Nash, now a professor in Asian American Studies at University of Maryland talks about life for Asian Americans under Covid-19.

See the show on video at http://www.aaldef/org/blog

Originally released 4/16/2020 Copyright @2020

Apr 11, 2020

Emil Amok's Takeout talks to Gem Scorp an RN at Elmhurst hospital in New York about what he's seen on the frontlines fighting the virus.

Scorp, an 18-year nursing vet, describes the virus' effects up close and how people can die suddenly from new symptoms, showing how  the virus mutates and attacks. He also talks about the shortage of PPEs, how he stays positive, and how he saved himself using a natural approach. 

He says at his hospital the nurses were at least 80 percent Filipino. In the news at least one Filipino nurse has died fighting the virus.

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