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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 http://www.aaldef.org/blog Emil also writes a column for the U.S. bureau of the Manila-based http://www.inquirer.net and on Diversity issues at http://www.diverseeducation.com
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Now displaying: May, 2020

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 www.aaldef.org/blog and to his own www.amok.com.  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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBHWd_57u4o&t=5s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xLIlituBCs&t=219s

 

Currently, Emil writes for the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund at http://www.aaldef.org/blog 

http://www.twitter.com/emilamok

 

 

May 30, 2020

Emil Amok Guillermo talks with his old friend, University of Kentucky Philosopher Ted Schatzki about life, Covid, and George Floyd.

They met at college and last saw each other when Emil gave a shocking speech. They reunited after 40 years when the pandemic began. This is their third conversation trying to make sense of life.

Twitter @emilamok

Contact: www.amok.com

May 23, 2020

A special Filipino American National Historical Society Museum program as Emil Guillermo, museum director, talks to author Peter Jamero, one of the first Filipinos born in America. Filipinos were first brought to America in large numbers in the 1920s and 1930s. But because of discrimination, few were able to either marry or intermarry in order to start families. Americans born here were treated no different than immigrants.

Visit the FANHS National Museum in Stockton, CA. Facebook @fanhsmuseum

This podcast is part of our FANHS National Museum virtual history program.

Contact: emil@amok.com

May 18, 2020

Is America too big to fail? Should the government do all it can to prop up the little guy as it has Big Business? Some of the questions in part 2 of "Emil Amok talks to a Philosopher About our Lousy Covid Life." Check out Emil's columns on at www.aaldef.org/blog , and at www.amok.com 

Also a speech for 2020 graduates, as Emil contemplates his alma mater's virtual graduation.

 

May 11, 2020

We're colonized by Covid but we're fighting back--by staying home!  Professor E.J.Ramos David, author of "Brown Skin, White Minds," talks to Emil about colonial mentality, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and skin-whitening. David is also featured in promotional clips on the new PBS documentary on Asian Americans. Emil Amok begins with a rant on a variety of topics including, Stephen Miller, Mother's Day, and staying true to the quarantine ethic.

Read Emil at http://www.aaldef.org/blog

Twitter @emilamok

See more at http://www.amok.com

Listen to Emil on The PETA Podcast.

May 2, 2020

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in 2020 is like no other because of the Covid Crisis. We talk to Gem Scorp, an essential Asian American, and Filipino nurse, about fighting the virus as a nurse in NYC's Elmhurst Hospital. But then faces racism on the subway when someone calls him "Chinese." Also featured: Seattle's Monyee Chau; NYC photographer Corky Lee; Asian American Studies Professors Daniel Phil Gonzales, and Phil Tajitsu-Nash, and more.

See Monyee Chau's work.

See more at www.amok.com and at www.aaldef.org/blog

Originally released May 1, 2020

May 1, 2020

Prof. Ted Schatzki is in the Philosophy Department of the University of Kentucky. A former classmate of Emil's, the two talk about Covid and the future.

Shelter long enough and it becomes a philosophical question.

See Emil's writing at http://www.aaldef.org/blog

And at http://www.amok.com

 

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