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What Just Happened? is a podcast about recent history. In each episode, host David Chang tackles current and often controversial topics head on, making sense of a nonsensical world.

What Just Happened? is a podcast about recent history. In each episode, host David Chang tackles current and often controversial topics head on, making sense of a nonsensical world.
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What Just Happened? is a podcast about recent history. In each episode, host David Chang tackles current and often controversial topics head on, making sense of a nonsensical world.

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English


Episodes

CWMB - Mission: Impossible – Fallout + BONUS (Spoilers!) (Ep. 36)

8/8/2018
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David and Eugene have a genuine debate over whether Mission Impossible: Fallout was one of the best Mission Impossible movies EVER or fell short of a truly great M:I movie. David talks about an important change to Ethan Hunt’s character that made him brilliantly Tom Cruisey, while Eugene discusses his own real life experience flying a helicopter (!). PLUS we spend a few bonus minutes debating the very polarizing Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Warning: SPOILERS! And thanks for...

Duration:00:59:12

CWMB - Let's Talk About The Incredibles 2 (Spoilers!) (Ep. 35)

7/25/2018
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Many people say The Incredibles is one of their favorite Pixar movies — and deservedly so. But in today’s conversation, David talks about some structural issues he found deeply problematic about The Incredibles franchise, while Eugene plays devil’s advocate and responds in kind. NOTE: While this isn’t a normal movie review, be warned that there are a few spoilers in this episode. Thanks for listening! Music: Consider Yourselves Undermined! - Michael Giacchino The Glory Days (a...

Duration:01:13:41

Conversations With My Brother – Identities (Ep. 34)

7/9/2018
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Who are you? In today’s episode, Eugene and I plumb the depths of our upbringing to talk about our childhoods, our values, and our attitudes toward race, religion, and politics. Eugene reveals what happened when he played “the line game” as a resident advisor in-training at Michigan, and I talk about why I consider myself the “black sheep” of the family, at least when it comes to my faith. Thanks again to my podcasting partner Eugene Chang. And thank you for listening! Music: FREDJI -...

Duration:01:09:50

Conversations with my Brother – Your Smartphone (Ep. 33)

6/27/2018
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Your smartphone is your constant companion. Your connection to the world. An extension of you. But is your smartphone REALLY bad for you? In this episode, Eugene Chang and I talk about how we use our iPhone and Android devices respectively, and discuss whether this is a good or bad thing. Eugene talks about some apps that have been especially useful for him as a techy, and I describe (and attempt to defend) the Rube Goldberg like contortions I make to "stick it to big telecom." This is...

Duration:01:09:26

*SPOILERS* Solo: A Star Wars Story - uh-oh... (Ep. 32)

6/11/2018
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Is the Star Wars cinematic universe in trouble? Jennifer, Rob, and Eugene come back to discuss and review Solo: A Star Wars Story. We talk about what went right, what went very wrong, our reactions to spoilers, and what the future holds for the SW franchise. Thanks for listening! SUBSCRIBE, RATE, and REVIEW What Just Happened? on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, and Spotify. Reach me at Facebook: www.facebook.com/whatjusthappenedpodcast Twitter @davidgchang whatjustpodcast @ gmail ....

Duration:00:57:05

The Secret to Success Isn’t Talent or Luck, It’s … (Ep. 31)

3/6/2018
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The Power and Perils of GRIT. How to become more gritty, how to teach your children grit, and why you need to think about grit in a completely different way. References: Jess Lee: "Partner at Sequoia Capital and Former CEO" | Talks at Google: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwjZHFMdgLk Angela Duckworth, “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance”: https://angeladuckworth.com/grit-book/ Kieran Setiya, “Midlife: A Philosophical Guide”: http://www.ksetiya.net/midlife.html Thanks for...

Duration:00:16:43

Epilogue: Why K-pop? and my 2018 New Year's Resolution (Ep. 30)

1/21/2018
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A brief afterword to close out the K-pop series, and some personal reflections for 2018. Thanks for listening and Happy New Year! :) SUBSCRIBE, RATE, and REVIEW What Just Happened? on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, and Spotify. Reach me at Facebook: www.facebook.com/whatjusthappenedpodcast Twitter @davidgchang whatjustpodcast @ gmail . com

Duration:00:17:32

SPOILER REVIEW: Star Wars VIII - The Last Jedi (Ep. 29)

1/2/2018
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I’m usually not an aggressive self-promoter, but having listened to several reviews of the latest Star Wars movie, I believe our podcast offers one of the richest, most engaging discussions you’ll find of this film. And that’s due to my remarkable friends Jennifer, Rob, and Eugene, who joined me in a no holds barred review of the film. We talk about what we loved about The Last Jedi, what troubled us, Jennifer’s theory of what may happen in Episode 9 (hint: rise up!), and much more. This...

Duration:01:28:01

Seriously, though, is Ironman an addiction? (Ep. 28)

12/13/2017
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The Ironman Triathlon is a grueling one day endurance race consisting of a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride, and 26.22 mile full length marathon run. It’s considered one of the most difficult one-day sporting events in the world. To accomplish this feat once in your lifetime is impressive enough. But to return to this race 3, 4, 5 times or more? Today, I welcome back on the podcast Sam Chung, Jack Chen, and Rob Koh who talked with me about their Ironman experience back in March. What...

Duration:00:59:49

K-Pop Part 2: Psy, The Wonder Girls, “Likey,” and the Road Ahead (Ep. 27)

11/20/2017
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In the second half of this K-pop series, we identify the secret ingredient that propelled Psy’s “Gangnam Style” to success in the United States, the cautionary tale of The Wonder Girls, and my deep, personal dilemma with nine member girl group Twice’s single, “Likey.” Select links and references: If you’re new to K-pop, I found the best place to start is a website called moonROK, which has a helpful series of articles called “The History of K-pop, Chapters 1 – 10.”...

Duration:00:34:46

K-Pop: The Hallyu Wave (Ep. 26)

11/20/2017
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The K-pop boy band ‘BTS’ made history on November 19, 2017 as the first ever Korean band to perform on the American Music Awards. If you’re mystified by the worldwide phenomenon known as K-pop, you’re not alone. K-pop has experienced a massive surge in popularity in recent years. K-pop has come a LONG way from its roots twenty five years ago when a single live performance by a rookie band electrified the nation. And it’s remarkable that what is essentially “Top 40” music from the...

Duration:00:32:29

Have Democrats Become Too Liberal on Immigration? (Ep. 25)

9/7/2017
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This is (finally!) the second half of my conversation with Pastor Darryl Brumfield and Professor Jennifer Lee Koh. We talk about immigration — a timely topic given the recent news. Jennifer shares her perspective as someone who runs an immigration clinic and is very much witnessing what’s happening with undocumented immigrants on the ground, while Darryl gives his thoughts of how immigration does and should relate to the Christian church. Finally, I discuss an article written by a...

Duration:00:57:38

Laughing Barrels, #Bluelivesmatter, and “the Talk” (Ep. 24)

7/25/2017
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Darryl Brumfield and Jennifer Lee Koh are back to talk about why juries have consistently found police officers NOT guilty in the shooting and killing of black civilians. Darryl also shares what it’s like to both give and receive “the Talk,” as well as a personal experience of being arrested by the police in an all-white neighborhood (and staring down the barrel of the officer’s shotgun). Thank you Darryl and Jennifer for another amazing episode! Music: Tenvey - Wings Liquid Memoirs -...

Duration:00:26:06

Race, Politics, Social Justice, and Bubbles (Ep. 23)

6/15/2017
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The second half of my interview with Darryl Brumfield. Darryl has spent more than thirty years as both a software engineer and as a pastor. For the last several years he’s been serving at Newsong Church in Santa Ana, CA. He’s a gifted speaker, funny story teller, and, as someone who grew up in the city of Compton during white flight, someone with an extremely unique and fascinating childhood, with experiences he’s carried with him to this day. Last year, Darryl published his first book...

Duration:00:39:59

Darryl Brumfield (Ep. 22)

6/9/2017
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Darryl Brumfield has spent more than thirty years as both a software engineer and as a pastor. For the last several years he’s been serving at Newsong Church in Santa Ana, CA. He’s a gifted speaker, funny story teller, and, as someone who grew up in the city of Compton during white flight, someone with an extremely unique and fascinating childhood, with experiences he’s carried with him to this day. Last year, Darryl published his first book called, “Hearing God & Slaying Giants in Your...

Duration:00:44:58

(Special episode) The PAAC Podcast - Origin Story (Ep. 1)

6/6/2017
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This is a special episode. The regular What Just Happened podcast will be back again soon! I'm thrilled to be part of the launch of the brand new PAAC Podcast! This is a project that PAAC co-founders Lydia Suh and Liz Lin had been wanting to do for months. And whether you call it divine intervention or just remarkable timing, the stars aligned to make it happen. Today’s episode is about origin stories. How Lydia and Liz met, how the PAAC Facebook group and podcast came to be, and looking...

Duration:00:49:23

A Therapist Explains Why the Way We Work is Broken (Ep. 21)

5/9/2017
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The modern workplace can be stressful--to say the least. Most of us work out of necessity, and yet we also have unique motivations that fuel our creativity. What inspires us not just to work but to do our very best? Is there a right or wrong approach to work? What drives highly ambitious or ultra competitive people? To help answer these questions, I’m joined by Eugene Chang and licensed therapist Tim Long. Tim helps us interpret our different approaches to work through the lens of a...

Duration:00:53:38

The REAL Reason American Politics is So Dysfunctional (Ep. 20)

4/25/2017
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Apologies for being blunt, but why does government suck right now? And what can we do about it? Once again, it’s something the mainstream media hasn’t told you. Here's my theory for why politics is so dysfunctional -- and the one (and maybe ONLY) thing that will fix it. Music: Husky - Joey Pecoraro Tired Boy - Joey Pecoraro SUBSCRIBE, RATE, and REVIEW What Just Happened? on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, and coming soon to SPOTIFY!! :) Reach me at Like my Facebook page at:...

Duration:00:26:59

How to talk about White Privilege (and still stay friends!) & Tim Keller and the Kuyper Prize (Ep. 19)

4/13/2017
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White privilege is not an easy topic to talk about. In fact, arguably in certain circles the number one rule about white privilege is you don't talk about white privilege. Jennifer and Jeremy return to provide a thoughtful, respectful, and personal conversation about racial privilege. What it is, why it's so hard to talk about, and ways we can move the dialogue forward in a healthy way. We also discuss Princeton Theological Seminary's recent decision to rescind the Kuyper Prize from Pastor...

Duration:01:00:32

Two Announcements and a Special Request

4/12/2017
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Hi all, I would really, really appreciate if you could like or follow my new What Just Happened? podcast Facebook page. Several people have suggested for a while that I create one (thank you! – you know who you are). I’m moving all forthcoming updates concerning the podcast off of my personal Facebook profile and onto the new page—including a new upcoming episode with returning guests Jeremy Weese and Jennifer Lee Koh! Thank you everyone for all your amazing comments and feedback and for...

Duration:00:02:37