The Third Culture is what emerges at the intersection between your culture of origin, and the other cultures by which you’ve been shaped.

Beyond Asian is a place for stories of global nomads with Asian roots, brought up in diversity.

Together, we explore the interplay of our pasts with our presents, and our relationships with the multiple cultures we move in.

These are more than conversations about Asian identity - they’re portraits of whole people - what keeps them up at night, what their hearts long for, and the impact they hope to have on their communities.

I’m your host, Sen Zhan, a Third Culture Kid born in China, raised in Canada, and currently based in Berlin. This series is a first step towards making peace with my own Asian background, and it’s my hope that other Third Culture Asians will hear themselves reflected in our stories.


New episodes on Sundays, every 2 weeks.
The Third Culture is what emerges at the intersection between your culture of origin, and the other cultures by which you’ve been shaped. Beyond Asian is a place for stories of global nomads with Asian roots, brought up in diversity. Together, we explore the interplay of our pasts with our presents, and our relationships with the multiple cultures we move in. These are more than conversations about Asian identity - they’re portraits of whole people - what keeps them up at night, what their hearts long for, and the impact they hope to have on their communities. I’m your host, Sen Zhan, a Third Culture Kid born in China, raised in Canada, and currently based in Berlin. This series is a first step towards making peace with my own Asian background, and it’s my hope that other Third Culture Asians will hear themselves reflected in our stories. New episodes on Sundays, every 2 weeks. read more read less
  • S2 | E10 - "In Progress": The Ever-Evolving Identity of Asian Germans (Live Panel, Podfest Berlin 2023)
    30 Oct, 2023 - 58:19
  • S2 | E9 - Redefining Narratives: Asian Women Podcasters Breaking Barriers (Live Panel, Podfest Berlin 2023)
    24 Sep, 2023 - 85:34
  • S2 | E8 - Unblocking Love: Healing Relationships with Asian Parents Through Vulnerability and Understanding, with Johnson Hsieh (2 of 2)
    14 Jun, 2023 - 53:31
  • S2 | E7 - Growing Up: Evolving Our Relationship to Our Parents, with Johnson Hsieh (1 of 2)
    8 Jun, 2023 - 55:12
  • S2 | E6 - Mandukhai, Queen of the Mongols (International Women's Day 2023)
    8 Mar, 2023 - 12:37
  • S2 | E5 - Dr. Julian Xue, Psychiatrist & Confucian Scholar (AAPI & TCA Month 3-part series)
    25 May, 2022 - 31:12
  • S2 | E4 - Iris Chen, author of "Untigering: Peaceful Parenting for the Deconstructing Tiger Parent" (AAPI & TCA Month 3-part series)
    24 May, 2022 - 30:09
  • S2 | E3 - Sherry Yuan Hunter, Trauma Recovery Coach (AAPI & TCA Month 3-part series)
    22 May, 2022 - 32:03
  • S2 | E2 - Zac Steer, Third Culture Youth
    7 Apr, 2022 - 04:29
  • S2 | E1 - You Konichiwa'ed the Wrong Guy
    11 Sep, 2021 - 25:37
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