From Internalising Racism to Embracing His Identity w/ Kevin Chang
We have our friend Kevin Chang on this episode to talk about growing up in majority-White Sacramento, internalising racism, giving into stereotypes, and embracing his Asian American identity in college. We also touch upon the good and bad of cultural clubs, executive board experiences, trauma bonding, ABG/ ABBs, beauty standards, microaggressions etc.
28 Jul 2021
Episode 18: The History and Dark Side of SF Chinatown
In this episode we delve deep into the history, development, hidden secrets, and dark side of San Francisco Chinatown. We also talk about why Chinatowns are significant to us!
21 Jul 2021
Episode 17: Debunking Colourism & the Indian American Experience w/ Ayush Narayan
In this episode, we have Ayush here to talk about his experience growing up as an Indian American in the Bay Area! We discuss the importance of colourism, Ayush's personal experiences with it, microaggressions, the model minority myth, and how all this has impacted Ayush's life.
15 Jul 2021
Episode 16: The Rise and Fall of CantoPop
This episode is all about Cantonese Pop Music! In this episode, Chrystal and Summer talk about the origins of CantoPop, the iconic Golden Age, and the decline of the Pop industry in Hong Kong. They reminisce on what CantoPop means to them and its significance to Hong Kong. Also, different snippets songs from each era are scattered throughout the episode! P.S We created a separate playlist that includes all the CantoPop we listened to growing up. You can find it here, ENJOY: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5o3CbsVlGVlIpOCho42vuh?si=785a8462f8354f70
7 Jul 2021
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Episode 15: California is Reopening and We're Scared
Ahhhh, California is reopening and masks are no longer required for those who are fully vaccinated!!! In this episode, Chrystal and Summer talk about COVID19, how the U.S and Hong Kong has handled it, Chrystal's experience flying during a pandemic, anti-maskers, anti-vaxxers, and vaccine hesitancy. With the new Delta strain, let's all wear masks to protect those who can't get vaccinated. Stay safe everyone!
30 Jun 2021
Episode 14: Our Experience with Toxic Masculinity & Gender Roles
Happy (belated) Father's Day! This episode is all about fatherhood, paternal love, and (toxic) masculinity. Chrystal and Summer reflect on their relationship with their dad, toxic masculinity, and gender roles in East Asia.
23 Jun 2021
Episode 13: Being a Creative and Asian Shame w/ Justin Tang
"You're only successful if you're a lawyer, doctor, or in business". In this episode, we have our good friend Justin, a creative, who is working in the film industry on the podcast. Justin talks about his experience going into film, and discuss with Chrystal and Summer the social pressures that come along with choosing a creative industry.
16 Jun 2021
Episode 12: Let's Talk About Mental Health w/ Irene Chon
We have a special guest this episode – Irene! She is a self-empowerment coach based in the Bay Area, and shared amazing insight on mental health, especially on transgenerational trauma, beauty standards, and conversations surrounding being first generation Asian American.
9 Jun 2021
Episode 11: Red Flag or Dealbreaker?
Welcome to Season 2! In this SPICY episode, Chrystal and Summer talk about their past dating history, experiences, how they navigated through them and how they've grown. They also play a game of red flag or dealbreaker, so follow along! Some piping-hot tea will be spilled!
2 Jun 2021
Episode 10: Things No One Tells You About Living in New York City w/ Melody Lam
We have Chrystal's friend, Melody, here with us this episode to talk about her experience living in New York City! Like us, Melody was also born and raised in Hong Kong and we discuss the reality of living both in NYC and California. She talks about her moving experience, East Coast culture, the city-life, and what is really is like to be a New Yorker.
20 May 2021