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Being Asian

24 episodes

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Enjoyed this discussion about Asian food in mainstream culture - when is it appreciation vs appropriation? Is it okay?

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Loved hearing about a PoC of colour finally rising up to be a reporter for the New Yorker for China correspondent after a line white men in that role.

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Tea history for tea fans! I was gasping the whole way hearing how the British stole tea from China and why Brits only drink black tea today. 🍵

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“Ketchup was my spice.” What happens to cultural family recipes when the next generation doesn’t like to cook? 🤔 @yskevinhuang @bctcheung @yllasnil @bychrischeung @knothappening

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This was such a beautifully produced episode about Kathy and her mom travelling to Taiwan and imagining if what life would have been like instead if she had lived and grew up there while being queer.

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Interesting look into the colonial history of the delicious Bánh Mì that is not has delicious. Can't believe the French colonists didn't eat Vietnamese food. It's so good! Thanks @karadidomizio for ...Show More

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Go Mei Lum of NYC's Chinatown! I admire her work on using culture to fight back against cultural appropriation and gentrification.

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“Kimchi is like air” in Korea and why the first Korean female astronaut not cut her hair before going to space plus why her Russian colleague thought about Kimchi.

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This was a fun episode about sushi. Learned so many interesting things about one of my favourite dishes. For example, did you know that sushi didn't originate from Japan? 🍣

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585: In Defense of Ignorance

This American Life

1:02:47 | Aug 4th, 2019

1 recommendation

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This was such a touching episode about Globe and Mail journalist Ann Hui’s journey in understanding Chinese food across Canada and the search for her own family’s history as part of her book Chop Suey...Show More

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This audio drama about a young gay Korean man who is struggling with his own identity was so beautifully produced. I balled at the last episode. The sound design was 👌👌👌 I loved how they designed t...Show More