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The Mash-Up Americans is your guide to hyphen-America. Amy S. Choi and Rebecca Lehrer talk culture, identity, and what makes us who we are. Get to know yourself, America. Get more at http://mashupamericans.com and on Facebook and Twitter.

The Mash-Up Americans is your guide to hyphen-America. Amy S. Choi and Rebecca Lehrer talk culture, identity, and what makes us who we are. Get to know yourself, America. Get more at http://mashupamericans.com and on Facebook and Twitter.
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The Mash-Up Americans is your guide to hyphen-America. Amy S. Choi and Rebecca Lehrer talk culture, identity, and what makes us who we are. Get to know yourself, America. Get more at http://mashupamericans.com and on Facebook and Twitter.

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"KPCC, Southern California Public Radio 474 South Raymond Avenue Pasadena, CA 91109" (626) 583-5104


Episodes

Lily Percy Is A Boss Bitch

11/7/2018
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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 Being Studios—home of the wisest woman we know, Krista Tippett—and the host of the new and totally amazing podcast, This Movie Changed Me. We talk growing up a religious immigrant, the importance of language, and why Sleepless in Seattle is the...

Duration:00:33:34

Rachna Fruchbom Is Our Sitcom Hero

10/24/2018
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For our fourth installment of Mash-Ups to Know, we bring you comedy writer and producer Rachna Fruchbom. She knows that her mashiness is her superpower—and she is not afraid to use it. From her badass career change after the birth of her first kid and writing for Parks & Rec and Fresh Off the Boat, to her dream of creating America's new favorite sitcom—starring an Indian American woman!—she brings her full self to her work. Amy and Rebecca talk with Rachna about work, motherhood, and...

Duration:00:27:01

Bethany Yellowtail Won't Quit

10/10/2018
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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 different nations. Rebecca and Amy try not to fan girl too hard about her beautiful clothes and amazing work, and they get to the heart of why dating as an Indigenous woman in LA is just as challenging as it sounds.

Duration:00:27:38

Frank Shyong Cares a Lot

9/26/2018
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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 the pulse. He sat down with Amy and Rebecca just after Crazy Rich Asians came out in theaters, and we talked representation, growing up Asian in the South, and worrying about your parents. And lots and lots of food.

Duration:00:31:27

Marcella Arguello Is Here to Inspire Women

9/12/2018
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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 anywhere, for our money. Marcella talks to Amy and Rebecca about her family's American tale, the shades of Latinx identity, the importance of finding mentors, loving the glow-up of her BFF Nico Santos, (one of the stars of everyone's favorite...

Duration:00:30:05

Mash-Ups Flirt (and other Mash-Up Wisdom on Sex)

8/15/2018
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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 breakout star of Crazy Rich Asians and Oceans 8 Awkwafina (oh, and her grandma, Mrs. Lum). We did! And we're sharing their wisdom with you today.

Duration:00:16:03

Staying Hopeful (Or At Least Trying)

8/1/2018
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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 reflecting on Mash-Up Wisdom—the gems of knowledge dropped by our guests here on The Mash-Up Americans—and how we are using them to keep us strong and HOPEFUL. This episode features brilliance from Michael Twitty, John Maeda, and Randall Park. They're...

Duration:00:19:13

Summer Travel Edition, with Aminatou Sow

7/9/2018
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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 Rebecca get into it with the incomparable Aminatou Sow, of Call Your Girlfriend and On She Goes, and get a fierce dose of wisdom to share with the fam. More details at mashupamericans.com

Duration:00:34:53

Dear Mash-Up America: Parenting Edition

1/11/2018
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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 last month on Raising Generation Mash-Up, you all sent us so many thoughtful, piercing questions on mash-up parenting. Today we're diving in. Joining Amy and Rebecca on the podcast to answer your questions is Matt Sayles, a celebrated...

Duration:00:31:54

Dear Mash-Up America: Parenting Edition

1/11/2018
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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 last month on Raising Generation Mash-Up, you all sent us so many thoughtful, piercing questions on mash-up parenting. Today we're diving in. Joining Amy and Rebecca on the podcast to answer your questions is Matt Sayles, a celebrated...

Duration:00:32:03

Reprise: What Is Your Bubbemeise?

1/3/2018
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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 bevy of past guests on their bubbemeise; The Angry Asian Man, Phil Yu, and his lovely wife, Joanna Lee, about how honoring the traditions of their ancestors made their first year of parenthood easier to endure, and more meaningful, too; and...

Duration:00:26:46

Time To Move On

12/28/2017
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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 uncomfortable acknowledgement that maybe we could have done more. And as we push the world to change, to do better and be better, we're also pushing ourselves. But what's the best way to do that? Joining Amy and Rebecca on the podcast today is Kristen...

Duration:00:31:06

Raising Generation Mash-Up

12/22/2017
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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 children with love, and care, and with a deep love of their mashiness? Amy and Rebecca are joined today by Rumaan Alam, first-generation Bengali American, novelist and essayist on parenting in transracial adoptions; and Christine Gross-Loh,...

Duration:00:42:23

Raising Generation Mash-Up

12/22/2017
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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 children with love, and care, and with a deep love of their mashiness? Amy and Rebecca are joined today by Rumaan Alam, first-generation Bengali American, novelist and essayist on parenting in transracial adoptions; and Christine Gross-Loh,...

Duration:00:42:35

Finding Our People

12/15/2017
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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 lives and introduce you, dear listener, to their people. Rebecca talks with her sister-from-another-mister, Daniela Gesundheit, a Latin Jew, musician, one half of the group Snowblink; and Amy sits down with two of her three soulmates: Alix Steel,...

Duration:00:31:50

Finding Our People

12/15/2017
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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 lives and introduce you, dear listener, to their people. Rebecca talks with her sister-from-another-mister, Daniela Gesundheit, a Latin Jew, musician, one half of the group Snowblink; and Amy sits down with two of her three soulmates: Alix Steel, a...

Duration:00:31:59

Enemy Territory

12/5/2017
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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.

Duration:00:29:13

Enemy Territory

12/5/2017
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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!

Duration:00:29:22

Dear Mash-up America: Holiday Etiquette Edition

11/28/2017
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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.

Duration:00:29:51