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Whiting Wongs with Dan Harmon and Jessica Gao

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An honest conversation about race and writing between two people who think very highly of themselves. Dan Harmon and Jessica Gao know they won't solve racism in Hollywood, but they still like to talk about it. Sometimes with guests!

An honest conversation about race and writing between two people who think very highly of themselves. Dan Harmon and Jessica Gao know they won't solve racism in Hollywood, but they still like to talk about it. Sometimes with guests!
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United States

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An honest conversation about race and writing between two people who think very highly of themselves. Dan Harmon and Jessica Gao know they won't solve racism in Hollywood, but they still like to talk about it. Sometimes with guests!

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English


Episodes

Bonus: Maculate Conception - Preview

10/15/2018
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Enjoy a special preview of Maculate Conception. Join Abbe and Isaac Feder, as they start on their complicated and emotional quest to start a family. Subscribe to Maculate Conception on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:10:16

29: Season 1 Finale - My Dinner With Dan Dan

5/24/2018
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On the Season 1 finale of Whiting Wongs, Dan & Jessica travel to 101 Noodle Express in Alhambra, CA to talk over an authentic Chinese meal. Plus, we discuss what we've learned throughout the season, whether or not we've changed, and in true Whiting Won... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:02:04:49

28: Penultimate Wongs with Professor Sora Kim

5/17/2018
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Dan & Jessica discuss how comedy doesn't age well and shed some light on being a diversity hire, before having a conversation with a scientist with shark experience, Professor Sora Kim! We also discuss diversity in academia, and the nature of intellige... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:57:15

27: A Swarthy Hemisphere

5/10/2018
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This week, we discuss Childish Gambino's "This Is America" video, cultural identity among white Americans, and Jessica states her expectations for her upcoming trip to China. Plus, listener emails about 23andMe, representation on this podcast, and more... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:27:37

26: 26 - Oh F*ck That's Me with Dana Han-Klein & Larissa Pruett

5/3/2018
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This week, Dan & Jessica go through some listener emails before we get into a heated debate about Matt Groening's response to the Apu controversy. Then, we talk to our guests Dana Han-Klein and Larissa Pruett about biracial identity, stories of stunnin... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:48:20

25 - Racism: The World's Oldest Profession

4/26/2018
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In true Whiting Wongs fashion, Dan & Jessica sit down with the goal of reading listener emails and get through a total of three. But, we reveal the process for joke-writing in the Rick & Morty writers' room, listen to a POC actor's experience, and atte... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:20:07

24 - He's Brown and Everyone's Yellow

4/12/2018
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This week, we discuss The Simpson's response to Hari Kondabolu's documentary, "The Problem With Apu". Plus, we reveal Jessica's 23andMe results, and finally we reach a poingnant agreement that sheds light on the nature of emotional disagreements about ... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:25:09

23 - Did We Just White a Wong? with Sameer Gardezi

4/5/2018
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We're joined this week by Sameer Gardezi (Modern Family, Untitled Trevor Noah Project) to talk about Muslim representation in media, the issues with the "good muslim/bad muslim" dichotomy, and more! Plus we talk about Sameer's incredible writers' room ... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:17:34

22 - Dad's A Little Drunk

3/29/2018
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With no plans for the episode, Dan and Jessica end up reading and responding to listener emails! We disucss race and the cosplay community, give some career advice to aspiring writers, and talk about the differences between media representation in the ... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:17:03

21 - Paris Is Too Chinese For Me with Jimmy O. Yang

3/22/2018
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From HBO's Silicon Valley, the incredible Jimmy O. Yang joins us this week to talk about his experience auditioning as a POC actor, his new book, and more! We read from his audition log, Dan & Jessica brief Jimmy on "Chinese China", and we get into som... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:22:43

20 - White People are the Lamborghini of People

3/15/2018
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We're back! This week, we read a listener email and give advice on navigating gender and power dynamics in the writers' room. Also, a story told to Jessica about writers facing rejection leads us into a discussion about racial scapegoating in entertainment! Welcome back race fans!

Duration:01:01:23

20 - White People are the Lamborghini of People

3/15/2018
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We're back! This week, we read a listener email and give advice on navigating gender and power dynamics in the writers' room. Also, a story told to Jessica about writers facing rejection leads us into a discussion about racial scapegoating in entertain... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:01:43

19 - I Hate Writing, I Love Having Written

3/1/2018
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This week, our producer Yusong joins us in the studio, and we answer some of his questions about writing and give some advice! We discuss multiple character arcs, our old writing habits (or lack thereof), and more. Plus, we go heavy on the writing metaphors this episode, so get ready to hear about about Jawas, forests, and sh*t.

Duration:01:11:56

19 - I Hate Writing, I Love Having Written

3/1/2018
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This week, our producer Yusong joins us in the studio, and we answer some of his questions about writing and give some advice! We discuss multiple character arcs, our old writing habits (or lack thereof), and more. Plus, we go heavy on the writing meta... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:11:56

18 - The Art of War (of Submitting Your Screenplay)

2/22/2018
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This week, a Whiting Wongs debate! Dan & Jessica disagree about receiving listener-submitted scripts, which prompts a larger discussion about how to get something read in the entertainment industry. Plus, we talk about the success of Black Panther.

Duration:01:16:12

18 - The Art of War (of Submitting Your Screenplay)

2/22/2018
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This week, a Whiting Wongs debate! Dan & Jessica disagree about receiving listener-submitted scripts, which prompts a larger discussion about how to get something read in the entertainment industry. Plus, we talk about the success of Black Panther. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:16:12

17 - Don't Wait for the Diveristy Hire with Jas Waters

2/15/2018
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We're joined by the incredible Jas Waters (This is Us, Hood Adjacent) to talk about drama writing, how writing race neutral doesn't necessarily benifit POC characters, and more! Plus we read listener emails and talk about the priviledge and responsibility that comes with being a showrunner.

Duration:01:32:20

17 - Don't Wait for the Diveristy Hire with Jas Waters

2/15/2018
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We're joined by the incredible Jas Waters (This is Us, Hood Adjacent) to talk about drama writing, how writing race neutral doesn't necessarily benifit POC characters, and more! Plus we read listener emails and talk about the priviledge and responsibil... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:34:53

16 - Welcome to the F***ing Party with Dante Basco

2/8/2018
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This week, we're joined by Dante Basco! We talk about his experiences playing Prince Zuko in Avatar: The Last Airbender and Rufio in Hook, and revisit the idea of appreciate vs. appropration. Plus, Dante reveals his goals of encouraging the next generation of asian creatives, and what it's like auditioning as a POC.

Duration:01:20:17

16 - Welcome to the F***ing Party with Dante Basco

2/8/2018
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This week, we're joined by Dante Basco! We talk about his experiences playing Prince Zuko in Avatar: The Last Airbender and Rufio in Hook, and revisit the idea of appreciate vs. appropration. Plus, Dante reveals his goals of encouraging the next genera... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:20:17