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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 49: They Call Us Jose Antonio Vargas

9/19/2018
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Jeff and Phil welcome journalist, activist and author Jose Antonio Vargas, "the most famous undocumented immigrant in America." They talk about his new book DEAR AMERICA, intersectional identity, and the Good, Bad and WTF of being "American."

Duration:01:05:18

Episode 48: They Call Us Staycation

9/13/2018
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Jeff and Phil welcome filmmaker Tanuj Chopra and actress Grace Su to talk about their feature STAYCATION ahead of the film's world premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival. They discuss, among other things, the Good, Bad and WTF of being "hella indie."

Duration:01:13:17

Episode 47: They Call Us John Cho

8/24/2018
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Recorded live at Sony studios, Jeff and Phil welcome John Cho, star of the new thriller Searching. They discuss the film's inventive storytelling conceit, his unique leading man status, and the Good, Bad and WTF of being John Cho.

Duration:00:48:25

Episode 46: They Call Us Crazy About Crazy Rich Asians

8/22/2018
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In this super-sized episode, Jeff and Phil welcome Jen Yamato of the Los Angeles Times and (first repeat guest) Rebecca Sun of The Hollywood Reporter to dish and debrief their reactions to the biggest movie of the year, Crazy Rich Asians.

Duration:01:48:50

Episode 45: They Call Us Ronny Chieng

8/13/2018
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Jeff and Phil welcome "international" comedian Ronny Chieng, who talks about going from law school to standup, getting a correspondent gig on The Daily Show, and being back in his home country for a major pop culture moment: Crazy Rich Asians.

Duration:01:06:12

Episode 44: They Call Us Crazy Rich Asians

8/6/2018
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Recorded at C3: Conference for Creative Content at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, Jeff and Phil moderate a panel discussion with director Jon M. Chu, screenwriter Adele Lim, and cast members Nico Santos and Chris Pang of CRAZY RICH ASIANS.

Duration:00:56:14

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 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