Open Account with SuChin Pak

Open Account with SuChin Pak

Sponsor Content: It’s okay to talk about money. At least it is on this show. SuChin Pak searches for answers about why money is so universally thrilling, confusing, powerful, and stressful — no matter how much, or how little, you have.
Created in partnership with Umpqua Bank, the West Coast’s largest, and most unconventional, community bank.

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Redefining Success: Neal Gabler on the Secret Shame of the Middle Class

Open Account with SuChin Pak

We talk with Neal Gabler about the personal story behind his revolutionary confessional.

29 Min

Jul 14, 2016

Emotional Investment : Small Businesses & Startups Take Guts

Open Account with SuChin Pak

In this episode, we interview a chef, an author, two designers and artists married with a newborn, and the founder of a radically different cleaning company about the emotions that shape their businesses and experiences.

36 Min

Jun 30, 2016

Get Schooled: Kids and Money

Open Account with SuChin Pak

In this episode, we handed the mic over to kids from 5 to 9 years old to discuss the role of money in their lives, and in their imaginations.

28 Min

Jun 16, 2016

39 min
Jun 2, 2016

Cultural integration isn't synonymous with financial integration. In this three-act story, we hear about how to survive—and thrive—in our vibrant, complicated and sometimes inscrutable American economy as an immigrant.

34 min
May 19, 2016

SuChin Pak talks with Lena Waithe and Ravi Patel about first paychecks, the art of negotiating, personal branding and what matters way more than money.

32 min
May 5, 2016

Married young with two kids, Margaret and Leif Jacobsen navigated different class backgrounds and a mixed-race relationship in the pursuit of a life together. When they decided to divorce, a true friendship emerged from the ashes.

19 min
Dec 3, 2015

Reese May is an Iraq veteran and financial literacy advocate for survivors of natural disaster. He talks to SuChin Pak about how to make a living from a life of service. For more inspirational stories, visit

36 min
Nov 19, 2015

Young couple and business owners Sam Huff and Meghan Wright talk about navigating different backgrounds in pursuit if their dreams, blowing through their budget, and the incredible power of wine and Excel spreadsheets. For more inspirational...

34 min
Nov 6, 2015

Eddie Huang -- comedian, author, chef and cultural firecracker -- talks to SuChin about how to stay true to yourself when you set out to make a living. For more inspirational stories, visit  

31 min
Oct 15, 2015

SNL writer, actress and producer Paula Pell -- flying her flag in a new territory of creative ownership and power -- explains how to not talk yourself out of money. For more inspirational stories, visit  

33 min
Oct 1, 2015

Baratunde Thurston — comedian, coder, huge-hearted digital innovator, and new supervising producer for The Daily Show — talks about the pursuit of joy (and money), his courageous and wild mom, and what it means when you affix your...

28 min
Sep 17, 2015

23 year old pro basketball player Meyers Leonard talks with SuChin Pak about transitioning from a childhood of mutual aid and dire need, to living with a pot of the gold at the end of a professional sports draft pick rainbow -- family, marriage,...

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