FAQ

This page will be updated regularly with FAQs from listeners.

Who plays that awesome music used in the beginning of your episodes?
Pa-shie Vang plays the qeej intro used in the #hoochim podcast episodes. It’s important to note that she’s a woman playing an instrument traditionally played by men.

Where did you get your website art from?
Co-hosts Paj and Sandy are our in-house artists. Paj did all of the earlier art — from our profile images to our episode images. Sandy has worked on the latest episode images.

How can I be a guest on #hoochim?
Email us at hashtag.hoochim@gmail.com.

What’s the purpose of this podcast?
At heart we’re a Hmong culture commentary podcast. We didn’t see or hear our voices or the topics of interest to us in the Hmong or American media we were consuming. Instead of waiting around for others to give space for our voices we decided to insert ourselves in the mix. We talk about everything: current events, our interests, ourselves, and anything related to the Hmong community. We also purposefully tend not to cover topics, voices, and/or opinions that are heard regularly.

Who’s #hoochim’s audience?
Do people listen to us? If they do we hope they are our peers: Hmong folks. And people who speak English because we have limited proficiency in Hmong.

How can I support #hoochim?
#hoochim is an independent 100% listener and reader supported podcast. This means that our biggest need is cash to pay for our expenses and better recording equipment. Another way to support us is to spread the word and tell your people about #hoochim!

Learn about all the ways you can support us here.

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