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Hosts Jeff Yang and Phil Yu present They Call Us Bruce, an unfiltered conversation about what's happening in Asian America.

Hosts Jeff Yang and Phil Yu present They Call Us Bruce, an unfiltered conversation about what's happening in Asian America.
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Hosts Jeff Yang and Phil Yu present They Call Us Bruce, an unfiltered conversation about what's happening in Asian America.

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English


Episodes

Episode 43: They Call Us Will Choi

6/21/2018
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Jeff and Phil welcome Will Choi, the multi-hyphenate mastermind behind the hit Asian American variety show ASIAN AF. They discuss improv, the art of trolling Scarlett Johansson, and the Good, Bad and WTF of the Asian American hustle.

Duration:01:19:22

Episode 42: They Call Us John Chiang

5/31/2018
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Jeff and Phil welcome California State Treasurer and gubernatorial candidate John Chiang. He talks about being the "no drama" candidate, how family tragedy informed his passion for service, and the Good, Bad and WTF of running for Governor of California.

Duration:00:26:20

Episode 41: They Call Us Jane Kim

5/31/2018
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Jeff and Phil welcome to San Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim to talk about her bid for mayor. They discuss the hotly contested sprint to election day, the issues that divide and unite us, and the Good, Bad and WTF of running for Mayor of San Francisco.

Duration:00:35:59

Episode 40: They Call Us David Henry Hwang

5/30/2018
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Jeff and Phil welcome celebrated playwright David Henry Hwang to talk about his form-busting new "play with a musical" SOFT POWER. They discuss political fantasies and realities, Hillary Clinton as a romantic lead, and that time DHH got stabbed.

Duration:01:08:34

Episode 39: They Call Us The Korean

5/3/2018
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Jeff and Phil welcome T.K., aka "The Korean," the blogger behind Ask a Korean! They discuss recent historic developments on the Korean peninsula, the long road that got us here, and the possibility of a reunified Korea.

Duration:01:07:59

Episode 38: They Call Us Pulitzer

4/25/2018
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Jeff and Phil welcome journalism student Mariel Padilla, who, at 23 years old, just won a Pulitzer Prize for The Cincinnati Enquirer's coverage documenting Cincinnati's heroin epidemic.

Duration:01:02:18

Episode 37: They Call Us Cambodian Rock Band

4/5/2018
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Jeff and Phil welcome to playwright Lauren Yee and performer Jane Lui, fresh off the world premiere run of their groundbreaking play Cambodian Rock Band, which joins the story of Cambodia's darkest hour with the incredible sounds of psychedelic surf rock.

Duration:01:11:28

Episode 36: They Call Us #OscarsSoWhite

3/5/2018
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Jeff and Phil welcome April Reign, creator of the viral hashtag #OscarsSoWhite. Recorded on the eve of the 90th Academy Awards, they discuss Black Panther, the tired old excuses of the Hollywood establishment, and where the movement is headed.

Duration:01:20:55

Episode 35: They Call Us PyeongChang

2/21/2018
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Jeff and Phil welcome Hannah Yu - Phil's sister - fresh off the plane from South Korea, where she attended the Winter Games in PyeongChang. From triple axels to twizzles to mctwists, they discuss the Olympic triumphs and trials of Team Asian America.

Duration:00:58:29

Episode 34: They Call Us Valentine's Day

2/14/2018
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Jeff and Phil welcome Tanzila 'Taz' Ahmed, activist, storyteller, and co-host of the #GoodMuslimBadlimPodcast. They talk about romantic comedies, Muslim Valentine's Day Cards, and that time Taz brought a fake date to an ex's wedding.

Duration:01:25:50

Episode 33: They Call Us Third Waiter From The Left

2/6/2018
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Recorded live at the David Henry Hwang Theater, Jeff and Phil join playwright Alice Tuan and actress Amy Hill for a panel discussion, "Asian American Representation: The Politics of Casting," presented by Center Theatre Group and East West Players.

Duration:01:21:40

Episode 32: They Call Us Tiffany Chin

1/17/2018
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Jeff and Phil welcome champion figure skater and coach Tiffany Chin, who talks about her journey to becoming "The First Great Asian American Hope" of skating, the state of the sport, and why so many Asian Americans are now excelling on the ice.

Duration:01:26:05

Episode 31: They Call Us The Last Jedi

12/22/2017
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Jeff and Phil discuss the pop culture legacy of Star Wars, offer some non-spoilery thoughts on The Last Jedi and their favorite new character played by Kelly Marie Tran, and then throw down a super spoilery edition of The Good, The Bad and The WTF.

Duration:01:07:42

Episode 30: They Call Us Claudia Kishi

12/6/2017
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Jeff and Phil welcome CB Lee, author of the YA superhero novel Not Your Sidekick. They discuss Claudia Kishi of the Babysitters Club, the questionable curious true identity of Akira Yoshida, and the complexities of authorship and authenticity.

Duration:01:25:24

Episode 29: They Call Us Thanksgiving

11/26/2017
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Recorded on the eve of Thanksgiving from three different parts of the continent, Jeff and Phil welcome chef and food writer Soleil Ho, co-host of the podcast Racist Sandwich. They discuss food and thanks, as well as the Good, Bad and WTF of Thanksgiving.

Duration:01:20:39

Episode 28: They Call Us Unicorns

11/17/2017
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Live from the San Diego Asian Film Festival! Jeff and Phil welcome fellow Potluck podcasters Marvin Yueh and Ada Tseng to pitch our hypothetical "unicorn" Asian American movie projects to studio execs Fritz Friedman and Paula Madison.

Duration:01:05:33

Episode 27: They Call Us Nerds of Color

11/9/2017
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Jeff and Phil welcome friend and fellow geek Keith Chow, founder of the Nerds of Color empire. They talk about the rise of nerd culture, bad adaptations, and the changing face of fandom.

Duration:01:11:30

Episode 26: They Call Us Halloween Costumes

10/29/2017
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Happy Halloween! Jeff and Phil welcome cosplayer/superfan Laura Sirikul and Boom Studios' Arune Singh. They discuss racist costumes, seeing yourself represented in pop culture, and the Good, the Bad and the WTF of Halloween costumes.

Duration:01:19:56

Episode 25: They Call Us Randall Park

10/13/2017
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Jeff and Phil welcome their good friend, actor Randall Park, aka "Asian Jim." He reflects on the fourth(!) season of Fresh Off The Boat, shares almost nothing about Ant-Man & The Wasp, and considers the Good, the Bad and the WTF of being "Asian Famous."

Duration:01:14:11

Episode 24: They Call Us Jeremy Lin's Hair

10/10/2017
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Jeff and Phil discuss Jeremy Lin's hair. Yes, his hair. Specifically, the recent dustup over our favorite Asian American point guard's decision to sport dreadlocks, and where it's situated in the larger conversation about cultural appropriation.

Duration:00:41:21