Yana TV and Change Makers in the Asia Pacific with Yana Fry

Yana TV and Change Makers in the Asia Pacific with Yana Fry
Yana Fry shares the lessons learnt from interviewing change makers in the Asia Pacific on her show, Yana TV.

Fresh out of the studio, Yana Fry, producer & host of Yana TV joined us in a conversation about the behind-the-scenes of her show and her perspectives on interviewing Asian change makers across the region. Our conversation kicked off with Yana's odyssey to Singapore and delving into what sparked the creation of Yana TV and its core themes. In the conversation, Yana shares the heartwarming tales featured on her show, ranging from a kidnapped diplomat to a heart-touching Singaporean Santa Claus and her perspectives as a content creator in the Asia Pacific. Last but not least, she shares what great would look like for Yana TV.

"There are so many voices here that people can create their own unique things. And yet there is still this culture, that's still lingering from the past, that somehow the answers are in the West. And trust me, they are not. So the West is also confused and looking for their way to figure out things. And so the main inspiration for Yana TV was to create this particular platform where we can showcase the voices of Asian movers and shakers, which means people who are doing interesting things, who are standing up, who want to speak up, challenging the status quo, and the norms. People who are regional, who are thought leaders, and I also feel it is time there has to be a bigger platform where we can all go and see who are the people who are doing amazing things here." - Yana Fry


  • Yana Fry, Producer and Host of Yana TV and Executive Business and Life Coach (LinkedIn, Main Site, YouTube Channel), Founder & Host of Timeless Teachings Podcast (Apple Podcasts, Spotify).
  • Let's start with your origin story, how did you start your career?
  • What brought you to Singapore and what are your perspectives after living here and exploring the other parts of Asia for 15 years?
  • What are the interesting lessons you can share from your career journey with my audience?

Yana TV (YouTube Channel) and Change Makers in the Asia Pacific with Yana Fry

  • What is the inspiration behind Yana TV?
  • Who is the intended audience of Yana TV?
  • What are the main themes behind the interviews for Yana TV?
  • How do you put each episode together and describe the production process behind the scenes?
  • Given that the show emphasizes change-makers and unsung heroes in Asia, can you talk about the different guest profiles and how you use your medium to illustrate their stories? 
  • How do the culture and diversity of the Asia Pacific region influence the narratives of the individuals you interview?
  • How do you think the narratives of Asian change-makers differ from global narratives, and why is this important?
  • What challenges do you think are unique to Asian change-makers, and how do they navigate them?
  • Excluding myself with a full disclaimer that I am a guest on your show, can you share some interesting or surprising stories about the other change makers you interviewed and describe what makes them unique? 
  • How do you foresee the role of digital media evolving in telling stories in Asia through Yana TV?
  • What are your thoughts about content distribution that is an underrated topic of discussion among Asian podcasters?
  • What is the one thing you learned about Asian change-makers that very few do? 
  • What does great look like for Yana TV?


  • Any recommendations that have inspired you recently?
  • Yana's recommendation: Have time with yourself, remove all distractions and don't do anything for 5 days.
  • How do my audience find you?

Podcast Information: Bernard Leong (@bernardleongLinkedin) hosts and produces the show. Proper credits for the intro and end music: "Energetic Sports Drive" and the episode is mixed & edited in both video and audio format by G. Thomas Craig (@gthomascraigLinkedIn).