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We are a podcast about politics, culture, and life through the eyes of two Asian-American grassroots organizers, Tony Nagatani and Kevin Xu--former blue-collar workers of presidential campaigns (aka Field Organizers), former inside-the-beltway staffers, news junkies, writers, editors, entrepreneurs. Thank you for your consideration!

We are a podcast about politics, culture, and life through the eyes of two Asian-American grassroots organizers, Tony Nagatani and Kevin Xu--former blue-collar workers of presidential campaigns (aka Field Organizers), former inside-the-beltway staffers, news junkies, writers, editors, entrepreneurs. Thank you for your consideration!
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We are a podcast about politics, culture, and life through the eyes of two Asian-American grassroots organizers, Tony Nagatani and Kevin Xu--former blue-collar workers of presidential campaigns (aka Field Organizers), former inside-the-beltway staffers, news junkies, writers, editors, entrepreneurs. Thank you for your consideration!

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English


Episodes

102: “Pay the Workers, Furlough Trump!” [Guest: Do Nguyen Mai] - Model Majority Podcast

1/13/2019
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Do Nguyen Mai, author/poet/researcher joins the podcast to discuss her research into Asian-American political candidates in the 2018 midterm election, her upcoming book “Battlefield Blooming”, and how she talks to her Republican parents about politics.... The post 102: “Pay the Workers, Furlough Trump!” [Guest: Do Nguyen Mai] appeared first on Model Majority Podcast.

Duration:01:01:30

101: Road to Liberation and Justice [Guest: Stephanie Cho] - Model Majority Podcast

1/6/2019
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Stephanie Cho, Executive Director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta joins the Model Majority conversation to share her story growing up as a Korean adoptee, coming out as queer, life-long devotion to activism, current... The post 101: Road to Liberation and Justice [Guest: Stephanie Cho] appeared first on Model Majority Podcast.

Duration:00:59:16

100: Hard Look at AAPI Solidarity [Guest Host: Jenn Fang] - Model Majority Podcast

12/23/2018
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Jenn Fang of Reappropriate *co-hosts* this special episode 100, joining Tony and Kevin to discuss a wide-ranging set of hard questions: – Intersectionality between AAPI support for equal pay and mainstream feminism – Scaling multilingual... The post 100: Hard Look at AAPI Solidarity [Guest Host: Jenn Fang] appeared first on Model Majority Podcast.

Duration:00:44:31

099: From Tentpole to the Soccer Field [Guest: Sunkyu Bin] - Model Majority Podcast

12/15/2018
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Sunkyu (Paul) Bin, star soccer player at the University of Maryland, shares his experience as an Asian athlete at an American college, becoming aware of the Asian-American identity, and his journey through depression. Tony and... The post 099: From Tentpole to the Soccer Field [Guest: Sunkyu Bin] appeared first on Model Majority Podcast.

Duration:00:48:16

098: Awareness of East Asian Privilege [Guest: Frank Shyong] - Model Majority Podcast

12/8/2018
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Frank Shyong, reporter at the LA Times joins the podcast to share his upbringing from Michigan and Tennessee to LA, reporting on food and Asian-American culture, and his take on how “Crazy Rich Asians” brought... The post 098: Awareness of East Asian Privilege [Guest: Frank Shyong] appeared first on Model Majority Podcast.

Duration:00:49:40

097: From Zine to New Yorker-ing [Guest: Hua Hsu] - Model Majority Podcast

12/2/2018
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Hua Hsu, associate professor at Vassar College and writer at the New Yorker, talks to Kevin about the genesis of his writing career, to the unique aspects of writing for the New Yorker, to his... The post 097: From Zine to New Yorker-ing [Guest: Hua Hsu] appeared first on Model Majority Podcast.

Duration:00:54:18

096: My first two words were Jimmy Carter [Guest: Chang Chiu] - Model Majority Podcast

11/18/2018
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Chang Chiu, co-founder of Chinese American Progressive Action, joins this podcast this week to talk about his story growing up in Texas to progressive politics. They talk about Chang’s unconventional entrance into the realm of... The post 096: My first two words were Jimmy Carter [Guest: Chang Chiu] appeared first on Model Majority Podcast.

Duration:00:50:05

095: Make Voting Muscle Memory - Model Majority Podcast

11/11/2018
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Tony, Kevin, and Punya powwow from three different time zones to do a post-midterm discussion on the impact of Asian-American voters, what all this could mean for 2020, and giving recognition to all the candidates... The post 095: Make Voting Muscle Memory appeared first on Model Majority Podcast.

Duration:00:31:41

094: Field Organizers Will Make America Great Again - Model Majority Podcast

11/2/2018
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Tony and Kevin share some stories and pro-tips for all the field organizers and volunteers who will be doing Get-Out-The-Vote (GOTV) for the 2018 Midterm Elections. Subscribe: Apple Podcast | Spotify | Stitcher | Google... The post 094: Field Organizers Will Make America Great Again appeared first on Model Majority Podcast.

Duration:00:17:42

093: The Pulse of Asian America [Guest: Janelle Wong] - Model Majority Podcast

10/27/2018
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Janelle Wong, professor of American Studies at University of Maryland, author and senior research at AAPIdata.com, joins the podcast to share her person story, perspective on the ongoing debate on affirmative action within and outside of... The post 093: The Pulse of Asian America [Guest: Janelle Wong] appeared first on Model Majority Podcast.

Duration:00:49:14

092: Have You Tried Changing Your Name? [Event Hosted by Asian American Alliance @ University of Rochester] - Model Majority Podcast

10/21/2018
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Model Majority Podcast visits the University of Rochester to speak to students at an event hosted by the Asian American Alliance, where Kevin Xu and Punya Krishnappa discuss political activism, civic engagement, and AAPI identity... The post 092: Have You Tried Changing Your Name? [Event Hosted by Asian American Alliance @ University of Rochester] appeared first on Model Majority Podcast.

Duration:01:07:32

091: Profound Humanity, Profound Identity [Guest: Cayden Mak] - Model Majority Podcast

10/14/2018
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Cayden Mak, Executive Director of 18 Million Rising, joins the podcast to talk about his story growing up as a Midwest Asian, his first act of activism in high school, and now devoting his life... The post 091: Profound Humanity, Profound Identity [Guest: Cayden Mak] appeared first on Model Majority Podcast.

Duration:00:49:09

090: TIALOD (There Is A Lack Of Data) [Guest: Dr. Howard Koh] - Model Majority Podcast

10/7/2018
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Dr. Howard Koh, former Assistant Secretary of Health at HHS and professor at Harvard, joins the pod to talk about his personal story from being a physician to a health policy maker to a professor,... The post 090: TIALOD (There Is A Lack Of Data) [Guest: Dr. Howard Koh] appeared first on Model Majority Podcast.

Duration:00:47:45

089: Civic Duty v. Devil’s Triangle - Model Majority Podcast

10/1/2018
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Kevin and Tony dedicate this episode to talk about the monumental Senate testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh on Kavanaugh’s sexual assault of Dr. Ford. We also take a moment of levity... The post 089: Civic Duty v. Devil’s Triangle appeared first on Model Majority Podcast.

Duration:00:31:25

088: All Politics is Local [Guest: Tonia Bui] - Model Majority Podcast

9/23/2018
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Tonia Bui, founder of Politics Within Politics (see detailed biography below), joins the podcast for its lucky 88th episode to talk about her extensive experience working on local and state-level campaigns, why local political engagement... The post 088: All Politics is Local [Guest: Tonia Bui] appeared first on Model Majority Podcast.

Duration:00:51:57

087: Getting Arrested is a Privilege [Guest: Piper Perabo] - Model Majority Podcast

9/16/2018
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Piper Perabo, Golden Globe nominated actress and political activist joins the podcast to talk about why she’s become politically active, why she’s opposed to Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination, and the many things everyone can do to... The post 087: Getting Arrested is a Privilege [Guest: Piper Perabo] appeared first on Model Majority Podcast.

Duration:00:43:02

086: Make Sure #BlueWave Hits [Guest: Chris Lu] - Model Majority Podcast

9/9/2018
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Chris Lu, former Deputy Labor Secretary, White House Cabinet Secretary, and current Senior Fellow at the Miller Center of the University of Virginia returns to the podcast to do a wide-ranging interview to shed light... The post 086: Make Sure #BlueWave Hits [Guest: Chris Lu] appeared first on Model Majority Podcast.

Duration:00:53:08

085: All of the Things, Yet Different [Guest: Dr. Tung Nguyen] - Model Majority Podcast

9/2/2018
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Dr. Tung Nguyen, of the Asian American Research Center on Health, joins Kevin for the interview. They talk about Dr. Nguyen’s work in the Obama Administration, as well as his upbringing as a Vietnamese immigrant from... The post 085: All of the Things, Yet Different [Guest: Dr. Tung Nguyen] appeared first on Model Majority Podcast.

Duration:00:34:56

084: Golden Age of AAPI Discourse? [Guest: Christine Johnson] - Model Majority Podcast

8/27/2018
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Christine Johnson, Candidate for San Francisco Supervisor District 6, joins the podcast to talk about her growing up story, why she loves local politics and is running for the supervisor position, and how she plans... The post 084: Golden Age of AAPI Discourse? [Guest: Christine Johnson] appeared first on Model Majority Podcast.

Duration:00:45:58

083: NOT Your Model Minority [Guest: Sri Kulkarni] - Model Majority Podcast

8/19/2018
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Sri Kulkarni, Congressional Candidate in Texas-22 and long-time foreign service officer, shares his story growing up in rough neighborhoods, serving the United States abroad for more than a decade, and how his campaign outreach has... The post 083: NOT Your Model Minority [Guest: Sri Kulkarni] appeared first on Model Majority Podcast.

Duration:00:45:19