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Asian American History 101

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Jan 25, 2021

Welcome to Episode 9! Are you ready to skank? This is like a double-length LP because we have a full episode and an interview. In this episode of the Asian American History 101 Podcast, co-hosts Gen & Ted Lai dive into the history of Ska music. They discuss the Asian American representation and diversity found in Ska. They also have the honor of interviewing Mike Park a musician known for Skankin’ Pickle, Bruce Lee Band, The Chinkees, and founder of Asian Man Records. For this episode, you’ll get a short excerpt of the interview. The full interview will post on Thursday. Want to learn more between episodes? Visit our site at or for social media links. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, email us at

  • 7:18, A brief history of Ska
  • 21:58, Asian American representation in Ska
  • 27:13, An excerpt of our interview with Mike Park