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Two 30something New Yorkers (Diane, a professional chef, and Jason, a magazine editor) talk family, dating, friendship, money, work — among many, many other things — from their Asian American perspectives. Half serious, half joking, with a dash of of...Show More
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We Watched — and Didn't Love — Crazy Rich Asians

37:19 | Aug 25th, 2018

After all the build-up and all the hoopla, we finally watched Crazy Rich Asians — there was a lot we liked, and some we didn't.
Why Am I Obligated to Support Crazy Rich Asians?

30:58 | Jul 3rd, 2018

Crazy Rich Asians the movie is out in August — Jason has read (and enjoyed) the books. Diane hasn't. But both of us have reservations about having to support this "landmark" all-Asian cast with open arms. Do beggars have to be choosers?
Asian Americans, Hip Hop Culture, and Real Allyship

45:10 | Jun 3rd, 2018

Growing up in an Asian American enclave, Diane was enamored of hip hop and black culture — even without knowing a single black person. We talk about reconciling affinity for a culture you're not a part of, how to enact what you support in theory, and...Show More
Can we put the term "Twinkie" to rest already?

46:46 | Apr 10th, 2018

We found this in the archives! Special guest Jinnie Lee tells us about her experience growing up in a non-Asian community. Note: If there are moments of this that feel dated, that's because it's from last summer!
Do Asian Males Pay a "Tax" When Dating?

45:00 | Feb 26th, 2018

Whether because of how Asian men are considered societally or because of his own imagination, Jason perceives an attractiveness disparity when looking at Asian men and their partners (namely, that Asian men are more attractive). Is this true? Diane a...Show More
Do We All Need an Asian Posse?

34:55 | Nov 5th, 2017

Diane's always had her Asian posse. Jason hasn't. How's that worked out? On the importance of finding a core group of Asian friends — and why it's different than having individual friends who are Asian.
Is the Way I Deal with Money "Asian"?

33:10 | Apr 17th, 2017

In the spirit of tax season, we're talking money this week and interrogating the ways our ethnic and cultural backgrounds do (or don't) impact the ways we interact with coin.
I Can't Date White Men Anymore

41:59 | Jan 10th, 2017

Recently, Diane and her friends have been conversations about why they can't date white men in a post-Trump world. Jason, of course, is dating one now. We discuss the messy feelings that come with both positions right now.
Why Aren't We Dating Asians?

37:32 | Sep 12th, 2016

Of course it's possible to be an "enlightened" Asian American and date outside your race—so why do we feel guilty about it?