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Min Jin Lee

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Min Jin Lee

Dua Lipa: At Your Service

With her critically acclaimed and internationally successful 2017 novel Pachinko, Min Jin Lee – this week’s At Your Service guest – crafted a work of art about powerful subject matter like immigration (and anti-immigrant sentiment), a woman’s role in a man’s world, motherhood, brotherhood, faith, war, substance abuse, and so much more. Today, Dua and Min join forces to talk about what a novel-writing process entails, what it took to make Pachinko a reality, and the projects coming next for the beloved author. To get in touch, please send us an email or voice memo to podcast@service95.com — and if you’re enjoying the show, make sure to subscribe so that you are the first to get all our new episodes. You can follow @service95 on Instagram and Twitter for all Dua Lipa: At Your Service updates. To receive the Service95 newsletter, introduced each week by Dua, subscribe at www.service95.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


30 Sep 2022

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Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

Date with a Novel

Dani and Sher take a short break from the Fantasy Romance genre and cover a Historical Fiction novel, Pachinko by Min Jin Lee. The book follows a Korean family through several generations and the struggles which they went through to ultimately survive after immigrating to Japan during the Japanese colonization. The story, set in the early 1900's, mainly follows Sunja who becomes pregnant by a wealthy stranger who offers her the world but a less than ideal life....considering he is already married. She later accepts a marriage offer from a sickly minister passing through to Japan, and leaves behind the only family she has ever known.Genre: Historical FictionAuthor: Min Jin Lee Dani and Sher were able to relate to many of the themes within this book and we really wanted to have this raw discussion about those themes and share our honest feelings about them. Of course, as always we do not always agree with one another, but that is what makes these discussions fun for us. Trigger Warning: This book and podcast episode do discuss themes such as suicide and other potentially triggering topics.Thank you, as always for listening to "Date with a Novel"

1hr 12mins

27 May 2022

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17-05-2022 - K-Talk with Kiho Lee - The book Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

K-Talk with Kiho Lee

Grace and Taylor are talking about their thoughts on the book Pachinko written by a Korean-American author Min Jin Lee who is based in New York. The book is a fiction about an epic journey over four generations of a Korean family who moved from Busan, Korea to Osaka, Japan. Guests are also talking about their Gohayng/hometown and motherland. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin - oar.org.nz


17 May 2022

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Best of ANA: Min Jin Lee

Asian Not Asian

The hits keep hitting with our continuing "Best of" series, this time with podcast favorite Min Jin Lee. She stops by the pod to school da boys and expose them to strange new concepts like being a decent human being. This one is a must-listen before checking out the new "Pachinko" Apple TV series based on Min Jin's book of the same name. School's in session, so take notes, kids. F O L L O W  https://www.instagram.com/asiannotasianpod https://www.instagram.com/thefumiabe https://www.instagram.com/nicepantsbro H A C K C I T Y TICKETS - MAY 13THhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/hack-city-comedy-with-mic-nguyen-tickets-302677134457?aff=erelexpmltP A T R E O Nhttps://www.patreon.com/asiannotasianpod W A T C H  https://www.youtube.com/asiannotasianpodcastSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 14mins

17 Apr 2022

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Episode 24: Min Jin Lee on Cinema Paradiso

Open Form

Welcome to Open Form, a new weekly film podcast hosted by award-winning writer Mychal Denzel Smith. Each week, a different author chooses a movie: a movie they love, a movie they hate, a movie they hate to love. Something nostalgic from their childhood. A brand-new obsession. Something they’ve been dying to talk about for ages and their friends are constantly annoyed by them bringing it up.In this episode, Mychal talks to Min Jin Lee about the 1988 award-winning, coming-of-age classic Cinema Paradiso, directed by Giuseppe Tornatore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


3 Mar 2022

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#6 - Min Jin Lee / Part 2 of 2

Drinks With Nick

The second and concluding episode with Min Jin Lee. We continue our discussion about Pachinko and Free Food for Millionaires and touch on topics from racism and banned books (don’t!) to how novelists have the capacity to create real change. 


1 Feb 2022

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Min Jin Lee’s Journey of Resistance

Well-Read Black Girl with Glory Edim

Korean-American author and teacher Min Jin Lee and Glory chat about how Lee’s work on and off the page constantly challenges society to change. They also talk about how reading can radicalize young people and through stories we can create a version of the world we want to see. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


1 Feb 2022

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Min Jin Lee on casual racism and finding truth

The Times: Essential news from the L.A. Times

Today, a crossover episode with our L.A. Times cousin podcast “Asian Enough.” Hosts Tracy Brown and Jen Yamato interview novelist Min Jin Lee about leaving her legal career to write books, expressing Asian pride at a time of hate crimes, dealing with people whose stances you dislike, and working to change the world five minutes at a time.The author also blows the hosts’ minds with her perspective on dealing with the pain of casual racism. “Min Jin, you’re giving me, like, a lifetime of therapy here.”More reading:Welcome to ‘Asian Enough,’ Season 2Violence has Asian Americans questioning how far they have really come in their American journeyHigh School Insider column: Exploring my Korean identity — A follow-up to Min Jin Lee’s ‘Pachinko’Op-ed: Coronavirus reminds Asian Americans that our belonging is conditional


27 Sep 2021

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Poured Over

Love it or hate it (and there really seems to be no middle ground), The Great Gatsby still speaks volumes about us, our society, and the American Dream. Min Jin Lee, the acclaimed author of Pachinko and Free Food for Millionaires, has a written an introduction for this classic, and she joins us on the show to talk about Fitzgerald’s characters, what the novel means to her, and more. Featured books: The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald, with an introduction by Min Jin Lee, and Free Food for Millionaires by Min Jin Lee. Produced/hosted by Miwa Messer, sound mix by Emily Hiott.   Follow us here for new episodes Tuesdays and Thursdays.


31 Aug 2021

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Min Jin Lee on the history of Korean families in Japan (from 2017).

Lit Up

For the next couple weeks, we’re going into the archives to give you some of our most requested episodes. This week, Angie talks with National Book Award Finalist Min Jin Lee about her smash novel Pachinko. It’s a timely conversation about complicated history and the experience of people who are persecuted where they live and have no choice but to flee.Next we’ll be revisiting Angela’s conversation with the one-and-only Parker Posey! Please tell your book-loving friends and family all about Lit Up. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


24 Aug 2021