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Angie Wang Is The Only One Who “Broke Bad” To Put Herself Through College Episode 28

podcast December 3, 2019

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What if, because of your race, you were termed a model minority, expected to desire the best education and family stability over the so-called champagne life? And what if after getting into college, you found that the luxury lifestyle of your peers was more your speed than the values with which you’d been raised?

Angie Wang, screenwriter, director, producer and philanthropist, is a first generation Chinese American woman, who grew up on the wrong side of the tracks. When she managed to get herself into one of America’s most prestigious universities, she found herself not just wanting to keep up with the lifestyle of her well-to-do classmates, she wanted to set a new standard of decadence.

But what would you do if you discovered that you had a special talent for illegally cooking up a substance which could make you rich beyond your wildest dreams? Would you risk your top-notch education and “break bad”? Covertly using your university chem lab at night to create a popular drug? Or would you choose your family values over the lure of extravagance, and use your talents for good?

More From Angie Wang:

Watch her film MDMA on Showtime, Amazon or iTunes

Finding Angie Wang:

 Instagram: @jadegirlsmom

Facebook: Angie Wang

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