Why You No Doctor Podcast: An Asian-American Podcast

Welcome to the Why You No Doctor podcast, a podcast made for Asian-American entrepreneurs, actors, creatives, and more! For links to listening platforms, social media, and more, click here.

About: Candid conversations about the real, difficult experiences that humanize the CEOs, founders, and leaders you see online – all to inspire you to dream big and chase after what you want.

Our mission: To document stories and advice from established Asian professionals and leaders.

Our vision: To empower the next generation of Asians to pursue unconventional career paths.

For all inquiries, please email [email protected]

May 25, 2019
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Podcast Episode 1: An Introduction – Why Am I Not a Doctor?

On this first episode, host Dominic Zhai (@dominiczhai) talks through the grand intention of the podcast and gives insight to his life journey thus far: from being a shy Asian kid raised by a single, immigrant mother in Wisconsin to a world-traveler, 7-figure business entrepreneur, and Forbes 30 Under 30 recipient.
May 31, 2019
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Podcast Episode 2: Dominic Zhai – From Failing the MCAT to Founding a Million-Dollar Marketing Company

Dominic Zhai (@dominiczhai) failed the MCAT when he was 22, but it was the single most life-changing experience he’s had. Because if you could fail going the “safe” route, why not fail while trying to pursue what you love?
June 9, 2019

Podcast Episode 3: Wen Ren – What It’s Like Being an Independent Asian Filmmaker

Wen Ren (@thewenren) is a Chinese-American filmmaker based between Los Angeles, California and Beijing, China.
July 5, 2019

Podcast Episode 4: Justin Ching – Leaving Disney to Start an Independent Production Company

Justin Ching (@justinrching) is a producer who has made hit series for many media giants including Disney, YouTube, and Fox. He’s since left his full-time job at Fox to pursue a different kind of journey; in 2016, he founded his own production company, j-school, through which he works to tell the stories that matter the most: those of all underrepresented groups.
July 24, 2019

Podcast Episode 5: Kenny Nguyen – Dropping Out of College to Pursue Entrepreneurship

You define your own success - that’s the biggest lesson Kenny Nguyen (@the_kennynguyen), now the CEO of a successful marketing agency, learned when he dropped out of college during his sophomore year.
August 14, 2019

Podcast Episode 6: Archie Kao – An Asian-American Actor Learns How To Be Bold

Archie Kao (@archiekao) is an American and Chinese actor best known for series regulars roles on Chicago P.D., Power Rangers Lost Galaxy as well as long-running hit CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
September 1, 2019

Podcast Episode 7: Kevin Chiu – From a 2.1 GPA to $15 Million in Venture Capital Funding

When he was attending Cal State Fullerton, Kevin Chiu (@kvn_chiu) barely graduated with a 2.1 GPA. Now, he and his brother have successfully acquired their Series A funding (over $15 million dollars) for their company Catalyst, the first customer success platform built by a team of customer success leaders.
September 17, 2019

Podcast Episode 8: Tuan Ho – Helping Companies Hire Based on Ability

Tuan Ho (@2onhello) couldn’t afford to pay the tuition to the only college his was accepted to. But one summer and 40 scholarship essays later, he accumulated over $500,000 in scholarships and gladly took the full-ride to Northeastern University.
September 27, 2019

Podcast Episode 9: Andy Lin – Defining Your Image – The Self-Portrait Project

Andy Lin (@outromudialista) is the founder and creative director of the Self Portrait Project, an experience that aims to empower people to create their own images and ultimately, express themselves through their own means.