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Everything is Awesome is a weekly love letter to all things awesome. Brought to you by Jeff Richardson and KC KAOS, two great writers and hilarious friends, who love talking about cool artistic stuff with cool people.
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Nov 7, 2017
In which Jeff and KC welcome activist, advocate, artist, and entrepreneur Silong Chhun to the studio; Silong slowly grows to accept being an artist; he throws a comedy show; he went to Green River Community College, does radio at KGRG; Silong does the raps; drops some wisdom; Jeff has a tough week; KC has a parcel stolen; KC talks about why she wants to be a counselor; KC talks about her plans for the future; Silong arrives in America; Silong talks about why his company has the name Red Scarf Revolution; wants to build a bridge for the kids coming after; kids need to know about their history; he was raised by both parents; the king sided with the Khmer Rouge to fight the Communists; we discuss First They Killed My Father; his dad was a Lon Nul soldier in hiding; Silong's mom and dad found each other in the camp; Khmer Krom faced racism from other Cambodians; Silong didn't join a gang because he couldn't fight (and he would cry); both Silong and KC's dads picked plants in the mountains; "You gotta let me fail!": KC's autobiography; "Tacoma’s a great place to be an artist"; his dad went to Cambodia and made a movie; Silong has a great idea for a restaurant; "it's like opening up a wound thats never gonna heal"; Silong still remembers lining up his first kickflip; he's naive about how stuff's supposed to work so he just does it; Silong's trying to put together a Netflix screening here in Tacoma;  Silong's doin fancy things; flying out to do a keynote speech in Chicago at the Cambodian Heritage and Genocide Museum - cambodianmuseum.org; KC wants to be a keynote speaker someday; KC loves the new Writing Process theme song (courtesy of Sean of the Movie Babies podcast); and more!
 
 
Plugs:
 
 
November 12th - For the Record at Parlor Live 7:30 Sunday
Taylor, Rivers, and McLain
 
November 18th - Dockyard Derby Dames bout, Pierce College Steillacoom, WA
 
 
 
Podcasts:
 
 
Audible - Just Mercy, Brian Stevenson; Missing Microbes
 
Mental Illness Happy Hour
 
 
Citizen Tacoma
 
Movie Babies
 
 
 
Shoutouts: Narin Vann, Jason Anspach (author of the Galaxy's Edge series), Loung Ung, Rithy Panh
 

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