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The Mash-Up Americans

The Mash-Up Americans

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The Mash-Up Americans is your guide to the hyphen-America world we all live in. Amy S. Choi and Rebecca Lehrer talk culture, identity, race and what makes us who we are. Get to know yourself, America. We are celebrating and challenging the raucous,...Show More
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31:28 | Sep 26th, 2018

The Mash-Up Americans are back with another Mash-Up to Know—journalist Frank Shyong of the LA Times. He covers the San Gabriel Valley and the self-described Asian Beat, knows his way around the delis and tempura houses of LA, and has his finger on th...Show More

36:44 | May 29th

Live show talking all the food with superstar chefs and a mashy comedian.
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39:04 | May 1st

Activist Ai-Jen Poo is revolutionizing how we treat women's work.

37:20 | Apr 17th

“Talking about sex won’t make you pregnant, talking about death won’t make you dead.”

29:35 | Apr 3rd

The Crazy Ex-Girlfriend showrunner talks hanging what the leading lady looks like, and how to recenter the stories on ourselves, and why that’s still important in 2019.

31:09 | Mar 20th

This episode is all about money. How we make it, spend it, save it, and value it.
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01:11 | Mar 15th

Come thru, Chicago!

35:07 | Mar 6th

We’re kicking off Mash Ups to Know with the newly appointed president and CEO of Planned Parenthood, Dr. Leana Wen!

03:39 | Mar 1st

New season! We're making the culture, ya heard? On each episode, we’ll bring you a conversation with one incredible Mash-Up who is at the cutting edge of their field.

32:41 | Nov 7th, 2018

It's the final week of Mash-Ups to Know—for now!—and we are thrilled to bring you our beloved boss bitch, Lily Percy. Also known as Liliana Maria Percy Ruiz, and that's a whole thing that we get into. First though, she is the Executive Producer of On...Show More

26:08 | Oct 24th, 2018

Sitcom writer and producer Rachna Fruchbom talks about her mash-up superpowers with Amy & Rebecca.

27:38 | Oct 10th, 2018

Bethany Yellowtail—fashion designer, business owner, and general badass—is a Mash-Up to Know. She is the owner and designer of B.YELLOWTAIL, a fashion line, and the leader of B.YELLOWTAIL COLLECTIVE, a platform for the work of Native artisans of diff...Show More

30:06 | Sep 12th, 2018

We're coming your way with Mash-Ups to Know! Up first is comedian and all-around badass Marcella Arguello. She is a Salvadoran Lebanese Nicaraguan American who is also the host of Women Crush Wednesdays, one of the funniest nights of comedy in LA—or ...Show More

16:03 | Aug 15th, 2018

It's a fact: Mash-Ups are the sexiest people in all the land. Though like everything else, sex and dating can be a little more complicated for Mash-Ups. Just ask international sex expert Esther Perel, Nancy Podcast host Tobin Low, and rapper and brea...Show More

19:13 | Aug 1st, 2018

Mash-Up Wisdom is a short series of episodes featuring wisdom from our Mash-Up heroes. Have you read the news lately? Amy and Rebecca have been taking it pretty hard and needed a therapy session with you guys to find some HOPE. Today we’re reflectin...Show More

34:53 | Jul 9th, 2018

It's been awhile, but we're baaack! We're diving into all the feelings and lots of wisdom about traveling the globe—and why you might catch us without a driver's license or a library card, but you'd never catch us without a valid passport. Amy and Re...Show More

32:03 | Jan 11th, 2018

This week on The Mash-Up Americans: Whether you are a parent, think you might want to be, or just want the best for the next generation, here are the questions that tear at us as we do our best to raise our many-hyphened kids. After our conversation ...Show More

26:46 | Jan 3rd, 2018

We're re-sharing our episode with the fantastic author, chef, historian, and mensch Michael Twitty about bubbemeises. Call them old wives tales, call them folk wisdom, call them what you will, we're not ignoring them anytime soon. We'll hear from: a ...Show More

31:06 | Dec 28th, 2017

It's that time of year. Time for New Year's resolutions (or not), forgiveness, and moving ahead. 2017 has been a reckoning for all of us — an examination of who and what we fight for, and why. We've looked deeply at ourselves and sat in the uncomfort...Show More

42:35 | Dec 22nd, 2017

Welcome to the third and final installation of our Mash-Up journey: raising our kids. In some ways, we've been working on this episode for the entire lifespan of The Mash-Up Americans. Where do we come from? Where are we going? How do we do raise our...Show More

31:59 | Dec 15th, 2017

Part 2 of our Mash-Up journey: Finding Our People. Is it possible to say enough about how important it is to find your tribe? To be with people who you feel truly understand you? On this episode, Amy and Rebecca open up a little window into their liv...Show More

29:22 | Dec 5th, 2017

What happens when the country you live in sees the country your family is from as the enemy? With actor/comedian Maz Jobrani and chef/author Bonnie Frumkin Morales. Visit mashupamericans.com for more!

29:55 | Nov 28th, 2017

Holidays are here, bringing soooo many questions. This week, Amy and Rebecca play advice columnists with a special guest to answer your holiday etiquette questions. Visit mashupamericans.com for more!

26:37 | Nov 20th, 2017

Our Thanksgiving table? Banchan and mashed potatoes—from the box. Thanksgiving is a day for Mash-Ups to test out what being American tastes like to them. With brilliant foodie Francis Lam of The Splendid table and writer Nishta Mehra. We are grateful...Show More

39:27 | Nov 14th, 2017

You know there's no Mash-Up without a little mashing up, right? We dive into some of our favorite topics: Sex! Dating! Relationships! And we did it live, onstage at WNYC's The Greene Space in New York. Scandalous. With Ti Chang, Maeve Higgins, Sopan ...Show More

32:09 | Nov 7th, 2017

A signature quality of Mash-Ups? Our perseverance and our resilience. But we want more than to just survive. We want to thrive. Enter: Prioritizing our mental health. Guests this week: Nora McInerney of Terrible, Thanks for Asking and Kulap Vilaysack...Show More

39:48 | Oct 31st, 2017

New season, new sound. With more questions, more laughs, and more tears! We are so excited to share with you the very first episode of our new season. And today, we're talking about immigration. Specifically, our immigrant parents. We visit with Mexi...Show More

01:43 | Oct 25th, 2017

The Mash-Up Americans is celebrating the launch of their new season with a live show at The Greene Space in New York City on Monday, October 30.

29:36 | Oct 10th, 2017

We. Are. Back. It's been a helluva few months. And Mash-Ups, we missed you! So. We're back for our usual blend of group therapy, belly laughs, tears, and side eye as we explore what makes us American today. And for this special preview episode of our...Show More
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06:01 | Aug 1st, 2017

Amy & Rebecca head out on summer vacay—to prep for a new season and a new sound! But first, they spend some time flashing back to their favorite mashie interviews.

06:02 | Aug 1st, 2017

Amy & Rebecca head out on summer vacay—to prep for a new season and a new sound! But first, they spend some time flashing back to their favorite mashy interviews. Visit mashupamericans.com for more!
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1:03:04 | Jun 21st, 2017

Fam, we recorded a live show! KPCC In Person presented Mash-Up Live featuring the one-and-only Bricia Lopez. Bricia is a Mexican-American Mash-Up and the official mezcalera of LA! (We may have gotten drunk.) Bricia is a partner at Guelaguetza Restau...Show More

1:03:08 | Jun 21st, 2017

Fam, we recorded a live show! KPCC In Person presented Mash-Up Live featuring the one-and-only Bricia Lopez. Bricia is a Mexican-American Mash-Up and the official mezcalera of LA! (We may have gotten drunk.) Bricia is a partner at Guelaguetza Restau...Show More

35:06 | Jun 9th, 2017

Sometimes when this earthly world gets us down, it’s good to remember that there is more than our everyday grind — or our everyday bananas Senate hearing, as it were. Krista Tippett, creator of On Being and convener of the American conversation on sp...Show More
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35:06 | Jun 9th, 2017

Sometimes when this earthly world gets us down, it’s good to remember that there is more than our everyday grind — or our everyday bananas Senate hearing, as it were. Krista Tippett, creator of On Being and convener of the American conversation on sp...Show More

38:40 | May 24th, 2017

Hillary Frank of The Longest Shortest Time. Jonathan Menjivar of This American Life. You know their voices. You love their work. But did you know they are ALSO mash-up married? Hillary, a Russian-Jewish-American Mash-Up, and Jonathan, a Mexican-Salva...Show More
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38:40 | May 24th, 2017

Hillary Frank of The Longest Shortest Time. Jonathan Menjivar of This American Life. You know their voices. You love their work. But did you know they are ALSO mash-up married? Hillary, a Russian-Jewish-American Mash-Up, and Jonathan, a Mexican-Salva...Show More

33:24 | May 19th, 2017

Hasan Minhaj drops his first Netflix comedy special, "Homecoming King, in just a few days, so we think it's an excellent time to revisit our awesome conversation with him. “Homecoming King" tells the story of New Brown America, aka Mash-Up America. H...Show More
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33:24 | May 19th, 2017

Hasan Minhaj drops his first Netflix comedy special, "Homecoming King, in just a few days, so we think it's an excellent time to revisit our awesome conversation with him. “Homecoming King" tells the story of New Brown America, aka Mash-Up America. H...Show More
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40:42 | May 10th, 2017

Suleika Jaouad, a first-generation Tunisian-Swiss-Muslim-American Mash-Up, battled cancer as a 22-year-old and kicked.its.ass. She also brought truth and joy to the world with her writings on cancer treatment and recovery with her column Life, Interr...Show More

40:42 | May 10th, 2017

Suleika Jaouad, a first-generation Tunisian-Swiss-Muslim-American Mash-Up, battled cancer as a 22-year-old and kicked.its.ass. She also brought truth and joy to the world with her writings on cancer treatment and recovery with her column Life, Interr...Show More

39:15 | Apr 27th, 2017

Sarah Eagle Heart, of the Oglala Lakota tribe, is a Native American activist, educator, storyteller and all-around badass. She is also the first Native American guest on The Mash-Up Americans. She schools Amy and Rebecca on the Indian boarding school...Show More
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39:15 | Apr 27th, 2017

Sarah Eagle Heart, of the Oglala Lakota tribe, is a Native American activist, educator, storyteller and all-around badass. She is also the first Native American guest on The Mash-Up Americans. She schools Amy and Rebecca on the Indian boarding school...Show More
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23:45 | Apr 14th, 2017

Joan Nathan, the world's foremost expert on Jewish food, chats with Amy and Rebecca about herbal viagra, pho as a substitute for chicken noodle soup, and why all food is a mash-up.

23:45 | Apr 14th, 2017

Joan Nathan, the world's foremost expert on Jewish food, chats with Amy and Rebecca about herbal viagra, pho as a substitute for chicken noodle soup, and why all food is a mash-up. Visit mashupamericans.com for more!

29:31 | Mar 29th, 2017

Comedian Maeve Higgins talks about the strange Irishness of Trump’s inner circle and Rebecca learns about Amy's favorite seasonal beverage: The Shamrock Shake. Visit mashupamericans.com for more!
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29:31 | Mar 29th, 2017

Comedian Maeve Higgins talks about the strange Irishness of Trump’s inner circle and Rebecca learns about Amy's favorite seasonal beverage: The Shamrock Shake.

32:22 | Mar 16th, 2017

Soledad O’Brien on why she counts the minorities in the room and how Mash-Ups have the power to change the conversation. Visit mashupamericans.com for more!
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32:22 | Mar 16th, 2017

Soledad O’Brien on why she counts the minorities in the room and how Mash-Ups have the power to change the conversation.
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29:59 | Mar 1st, 2017

Rhea Suh, president of The National Resources Defense Council and first-generation-Korean-American Mash-Up, shares her favorite way to camp (with Korean BBQ); the importance of fighting every day for the American Dream; and why today is THE day to ge...Show More

30:02 | Mar 1st, 2017

Rhea Suh, president of The National Resources Defense Council and first-generation-Korean-American Mash-Up, shares her favorite way to camp (with Korean BBQ); the importance of fighting every day for the American Dream; and why today is THE day to ge...Show More

15:15 | Feb 22nd, 2017

Rebecca and Amy host an awards show honoring the mashiest movies of all time. Who wins for best portrayal of a nerdy Latino? Best portrayal of an immigrant dad? Listen and find out!
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15:15 | Feb 22nd, 2017

Rebecca and Amy host an awards show honoring the mashiest movies of all time. Who wins for best portrayal of a nerdy Latino? Best portrayal of an immigrant dad? Listen and find out!
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35:06 | Feb 15th, 2017

Krista Tippett, creator of On Being and convener of the American conversation on spirituality, sits down with Amy and Rebecca to dig into the Big Questions: How does religion connect the soul to the body? What does it mean to live a spiritual life? H...Show More

35:06 | Feb 15th, 2017

Krista Tippett, creator of On Being and convener of the American conversation on spirituality, sits down with Amy and Rebecca to dig into the Big Questions: How does religion connect the soul to the body? What does it mean to live a spiritual life? H...Show More

32:47 | Feb 1st, 2017

Mash-Up relationships and marriages are always tricky (Two cultures! Two religions! Two ethnicities! We’re already dizzy) so we’re calling in the experts on this one. We talk with Nigerian-American Anthonia Akitunde, founder of Mater Mea, about her c...Show More
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32:47 | Feb 1st, 2017

Mash-Up relationships and marriages are always tricky (Two cultures! Two religions! Two ethnicities! We’re already dizzy) so we’re calling in the experts on this one. We talk with Nigerian-American Anthonia Akitunde, founder of Mater Mea, about her c...Show More

30:31 | Jan 18th, 2017

Lena Waithe, aka the coolest girl in LA, sat down with Amy and Rebecca to chat about the role of the artist in turbulent times, what it was like explaining "redbones" to Aziz Ansari on "Master of None," and the importance of a lesbian manicure. Visi...Show More
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30:31 | Jan 18th, 2017

Lena Waithe, aka the coolest girl in LA, sat down with Amy and Rebecca to chat about the role of the artist in turbulent times, what it was like explaining "redbones" to Aziz Ansari on "Master of None," and the importance of a lesbian manicure.

30:59 | Jan 3rd, 2017

Mash-Up HQ’s resolutions for 2017: Be with more people IRL! Don’t do shit we don’t want to do! And, with the guidance of our guest Dr. Mindy Fullilove, a research psychiatrist and expert in collective trauma and our collective consciousness, we’re go...Show More
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30:59 | Jan 3rd, 2017

Mash-Up HQ’s resolutions for 2017: Be with more people IRL! Don’t do shit we don’t want to do! And, with the guidance of our guest Dr. Mindy Fullilove, a research psychiatrist and expert in collective trauma and our collective consciousness, we’re go...Show More
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36:29 | Dec 20th, 2016

It’s finally over, kids. This monstrosity of a year is coming to a close! And to celebrate, Amy + Rebecca sit down with Kory Stamper, lexicographer for Merriam-Webster, to discuss the dictionary’s 2016 Word Of The Year: Surreal. We also learn fabulou...Show More

36:29 | Dec 20th, 2016

It’s finally over, kids. This monstrosity of a year is coming to a close! And to celebrate, Amy + Rebecca sit down with Kory Stamper, lexicographer for Merriam-Webster, to discuss the dictionary’s 2016 Word Of The Year: Surreal. We also learn fabulou...Show More
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32:23 | Dec 6th, 2016

It’s our very first live show, Mash-Ups! And it features Rebecca and the very amazing Eddie Huang, founder of Baohaus restaurants, author of Fresh Off The Boat and Double Cup Love, and host of Huang’s World on Vice. They talk authenticity, chopsticks...Show More

32:23 | Dec 6th, 2016

It’s our very first live show, Mash-Ups! And it features Rebecca and the very amazing Eddie Huang, founder of Baohaus restaurants, author of Fresh Off The Boat and Double Cup Love, and host of Huang’s World on Vice. They talk authenticity, chopsticks...Show More
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26:55 | Nov 22nd, 2016

This Thanksgiving, we remember that we stand on the shoulders of giants: Our immigrant parents, grandparents, and beyond. So how we live lives worthy of their sacrifices, while still being true to ourselves? Our Iranian-Jewish-American Mash-Up Roben ...Show More

26:55 | Nov 22nd, 2016

This Thanksgiving, we remember that we stand on the shoulders of giants: Our immigrant parents, grandparents, and beyond. So how we live lives worthy of their sacrifices, while still being true to ourselves? Our Iranian-Jewish-American Mash-Up Roben ...Show More

37:53 | Nov 14th, 2016

We celebrate our podcast’s first birthday with John Maeda, design legend, technologist, artist, and the global head of design and inclusion of Automattic, the company that basically runs every website you visit. We discuss optimism, hope, and how to ...Show More
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37:51 | Nov 14th, 2016

We celebrate our podcast’s first birthday with John Maeda, design legend, technologist, artist, and the global head of design and inclusion of Automattic, the company that basically runs every website you visit. We discuss optimism, hope, and how to ...Show More
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32:59 | Oct 25th, 2016

Hasan Minhaj is a comedian, our favorite Daily Show correspondent, and the creator and star of his one-man show, “Homecoming King,” which tells the story of New Brown America. He came to our studios to talk optimism, politics, guilt, the American Dre...Show More

33:00 | Oct 25th, 2016

Hasan Minhaj is a comedian, our favorite Daily Show correspondent, and the creator and star of his one-man show, “Homecoming King,” which tells the story of New Brown America. He came to our studios to talk optimism, politics, guilt, the American Dre...Show More
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32:35 | Oct 10th, 2016

Esther Perel, Flemish-Belgian-Jewish-American Mash-Up and world-renowned expert on sex and relationships, sits down with Amy to discuss fetishes, why Americans are terrible at flirting and why we’re obsessed with “productive” sex — and we’re not talk...Show More

32:35 | Oct 10th, 2016

Esther Perel, Flemish-Belgian-Jewish-American Mash-Up and world-renowned expert on sex and relationships, sits down with Amy to discuss fetishes, why Americans are terrible at flirting and why we’re obsessed with “productive” sex — and we’re not talk...Show More

24:48 | Sep 26th, 2016

Michelle Collins, the Hungarian-Israeli-Jewish-American Mash-Up you know from After Paradise and The View, sits down with Amy and Rebecca to talk about her love of Martin Lawrence, getting slapped silly when she got her period, and why she doesn't ma...Show More
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24:45 | Sep 26th, 2016

Michelle Collins, the Hungarian-Israeli-Jewish-American Mash-Up you know from After Paradise and The View, sits down with Amy and Rebecca to talk about her love of Martin Lawrence, getting slapped silly when she got her period, and why she doesn't ma...Show More
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29:46 | Sep 13th, 2016

Anna Holmes, co-host of the About Race podcast, founder of Jezebel, and content queen at First Look Media, grew up with a Black dad and a white mom in California. She chats with us about her childhood jheri curl, what side she’d choose in a race war,...Show More

29:46 | Sep 13th, 2016

Anna Holmes, co-host of the About Race podcast, founder of Jezebel, and content queen at First Look Media, grew up with a Black dad and a white mom in California. She chats with us about her childhood jheri curl, what side she’d choose in a race war,...Show More

25:58 | Aug 29th, 2016

The executive producer "Latino USA" sits down with Amy and Rebecca to talk about who will determine this election, define objectivity, and shape the future. (Hint: It’s you, Mash-Ups!) Visit mashupamericans.com for more!
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25:55 | Aug 29th, 2016

The executive producer "Latino USA" sits down with Amy and Rebecca to talk about who will determine this election, define objectivity, and shape the future. (Hint: It’s you, Mash-Ups!)
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28:31 | Aug 15th, 2016

Freya Estreller and Natasha Case, the married Mash-Up couple behind Coolhaus Ice Cream and Ludlows Cocktails, talk entrepreneurship, feeding Joe Biden ice cream sandwiches at the White House, and how they chose their sperm donor. It’s getting hot in ...Show More

28:34 | Aug 15th, 2016

Freya Estreller and Natasha Case, the married Mash-Up couple behind Coolhaus Ice Cream and Ludlows Cocktails, talk entrepreneurship, feeding Joe Biden ice cream sandwiches at the White House, and how they chose their sperm donor. It’s getting hot in ...Show More

30:16 | Aug 1st, 2016

It’s Olympics time, and at Mash-Up HQ that always means a little tug-of-war. Who do we root for? Team USA all the way, but other countries ALSO have our allegiance. Featuring our very first Olympian, Phillip Chew, star of the very mashy American badm...Show More
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30:13 | Aug 1st, 2016

It’s Olympics time, and at Mash-Up HQ that always means a little tug-of-war. Who do we root for? Team USA all the way, but other countries ALSO have our allegiance. Featuring our very first Olympian, Phillip Chew, star of the very mashy American badm...Show More
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18:19 | Jul 25th, 2016

A long time ago in a galaxy far far away, the Republican Nominee for President was not Donald Trump. Today, it is. So we're resharing the very first episode of our podcast with you. The Donald may have built a whole campaign on xenophobia and fear, b...Show More

18:19 | Jul 25th, 2016

A long time ago in a galaxy far far away, the Republican Nominee for President was not Donald Trump. Today, it is. So we're resharing the very first episode of our podcast with you. The Donald may have built a whole campaign on xenophobia and fear, b...Show More
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31:45 | Jul 18th, 2016

Nina Garcia, Colombian-American star of Project Runway, fashion icon, and creative director of Marie Claire, dishes on the best place to eat Colombian food in New York, why she almost said no to Project Runway, and how being an immigrant drives her s...Show More

31:48 | Jul 17th, 2016

Nina Garcia, Colombian-American star of Project Runway, fashion icon, and creative director of Marie Claire, dishes on the best place to eat Colombian food in New York, why she almost said no to Project Runway, and how being an immigrant drives her s...Show More
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31:38 | Jun 30th, 2016

Rebecca + Amy visit a naturalization ceremony in LA; take a citizenship test on air to see if they could become American; and get deep on what it means to make America your home with Mia Lehrer, an acclaimed landscape architect with Jewish and Salvad...Show More

31:38 | Jun 29th, 2016

Rebecca + Amy visit a naturalization ceremony in LA; take a citizenship test on air to see if they could become American; and get deep on what it means to make America your home with Mia Lehrer, an acclaimed landscape architect with Jewish and Salvad...Show More
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30:36 | Jun 14th, 2016

…Is a great woman. And that woman is Tina Tchen, chief of staff to the First Lady, assistant to President Obama, and Executive Director of the Council on Women and Girls. She is also majorly mashy, a lifelong advocate for women, and the creator of th...Show More

30:36 | Jun 13th, 2016

…Is a great woman. And that woman is Tina Tchen, chief of staff to the First Lady, assistant to President Obama, and Executive Director of the Council on Women and Girls. She is also majorly mashy, a lifelong advocate for women, and the creator of th...Show More
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31:22 | Jun 8th, 2016

Why do we obsess over our names? Well, it’s because they have to represent our past, and our hopes for the future, all our multiple identities, and, and, and … whew! In this episode, Amy and Rebecca dig into American naming traditions with The Baby N...Show More

31:22 | Jun 7th, 2016

Why do we obsess over our names? Well, it’s because they have to represent our past, and our hopes for the future, all our multiple identities, and, and, and … whew! In this episode, Amy and Rebecca dig into American naming traditions with The Baby N...Show More
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32:23 | May 24th, 2016

Dexter Thomas, culture writer for the LA Times and almost-phD in Japanese hip hop, joins us to talk barbershops in Tokyo, who has the right to make Black music, and why everyone loves Bruce Lee. Who would be YOUR top pick in the racial draft?

32:25 | May 23rd, 2016

Dexter Thomas, culture writer for the LA Times and almost-phD in Japanese hip hop, joins us to talk barbershops in Tokyo, who has the right to make Black music, and why everyone loves Bruce Lee. Who would be YOUR top pick in the racial draft?

50:45 | May 10th, 2016

Amy and Rebecca get reeeeaal personal on this episode, talking about tribes, belonging, and collective responsibility. Who do we claim as our own? And what do we do when one of our own goes off the rails? Featuring Taz Ahmed, co-host of #GoodMuslimBa...Show More
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50:43 | May 10th, 2016

Amy and Rebecca get reeeeaal personal on this episode, talking about tribes, belonging, and collective responsibility. Who do we claim as our own? And what do we do when one of our own goes off the rails? Featuring Taz Ahmed, co-host of #GoodMuslimBa...Show More

15:02 | Apr 25th, 2016

Rebecca and Amy celebrate their podcast quinceañera and get real personal with their guests with the Mash-Up Speed Round. Featuring Padma Lakshmi, Margaret Cho, Alan Yang, Kasia Bryc from 23andMe and more!
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15:02 | Apr 25th, 2016

Rebecca and Amy celebrate their podcast quinceañera and get real personal with their guests with the Mash-Up Speed Round. Featuring Padma Lakshmi, Margaret Cho, Alan Yang, Kasia Bryc from 23andMe and more!
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32:09 | Apr 14th, 2016

Our Puerto Rican Mash-Up Laia Garcia, deputy editor of Lenny Letter, loves Seinfeld, avocados, and the melting pot that is America, not necessarily in that order. Say no kimonos! Say yes to sofrito!

32:11 | Apr 14th, 2016

Our Puerto Rican Mash-Up Laia Garcia, deputy editor of Lenny Letter, loves Seinfeld, avocados, and the melting pot that is America, not necessarily in that order. Say no kimonos! Say yes to sofrito!

36:55 | Mar 24th, 2016

The co-creator of "Master of None" hangs with us to talk immigrant parents, his BFF Shonda Rhimes, and writing the real ish. Visit mashupamericans.com for more
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36:55 | Mar 24th, 2016

The co-creator of "Master of None" hangs with us to talk immigrant parents, his BFF Shonda Rhimes, and writing the real ish.
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25:16 | Mar 6th, 2016

… and starts getting real. The Top Chef host, model, and memoirist talks sex, food, and dating advice from her mom.

25:16 | Mar 6th, 2016

… and starts getting real. The Top Chef host, model, and memoirist talks sex, food, and dating advice from her mom. Visit mashupamericans.com for more!
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06:43 | Mar 2nd, 2016

Ni hao! 1 in 10 moviegoers in the U.S. chose to watch Kung Fu Panda 3 in Mandarin. What does that MEAN?

06:43 | Mar 2nd, 2016

Ni hao! 1 in 10 moviegoers in the U.S. chose to watch Kung Fu Panda 3 in Mandarin. What does that MEAN?
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15:51 | Feb 24th, 2016

Rebecca and Amy host an awards show honoring the mashiest movies of all time. Who wins for best portrayal of a nerdy Latino? Listen and find out!

15:51 | Feb 24th, 2016

Rebecca and Amy host an awards show honoring the mashiest movies of all time. Who wins for best portrayal of a nerdy Latino? Listen and find out! Visit mashupamericans.com for more

27:05 | Feb 13th, 2016

We're talking luv, race and representation with Awkwafina, Korean-Chinese-American rapper and entertainer. Plus live love advice from her grandma, married 58 years. mashupamericans.com for more

22:17 | Jan 31st, 2016

Mash-Up America will be watching the big game and the even bigger media blitz. But the ads are aimed at yesterday's America. Ken Wheaton, editor of Ad Age, tells us why.

25:17 | Jan 17th, 2016

One in 10 people in the U.S. speaks Spanish at home. What happens when they mash with the rest of America? Una conversacion con Ilan Stavans, Spanglish scholar. ¡Vamos!

24:22 | Jan 3rd, 2016

Aminatou Sow, co-host of the podcast Call Your Girlfriend, tells us about seeking political asylum in the U.S. and why Justin Bieber is her Mash-Up spirit animal.

24:11 | Dec 18th, 2015

We send our spit to 23andMe and talk to a geneticist about Neanderthal grandmothers, Japanese-Korean-ness and our very mash-y world.

16:43 | Dec 7th, 2015

Nervous about looking like a putz at the Hanukkah party? Don’t worry! We got you covered.

32:17 | Nov 24th, 2015

The mash-up queen dishes on making fun of her mom, Asian-American comedians, and her upcoming emojihad.

16:01 | Nov 8th, 2015

The Donald may have built a whole presidential campaign on being anti-immigration, but in truth, his whole life has been filled with new arrivals to the U.S. We talk to Pulitzer Prize winner Michael D'Antonio about his new book "Never Enough: Donald ...Show More

01:02 | Nov 5th, 2015

Hi, we're Amy and Rebecca, the co-founders of The Mash-Up Americans. On our new podcast, we get into all the issues.