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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

066: Trump’s Bin Laden Moment? - Model Majority Podcast

4/21/2018
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Tina Maharath, Ohio State Senate candidate joins the podcast to talk about her tough upbringing as the daughter of Laotian refugees, her single motherhood, and why she’s running for Ohio’s State Senate as a minority... The post 066: Trump’s Bin Laden Moment? appeared first on Model Majority Podcast.

Duration:00:45:03

Special Promo: Mobilizing for Equity - Model Majority Podcast

4/19/2018
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Duration:00:01:02

065: Syria, Pootie-Trump, and Janz - Model Majority Podcast

4/15/2018
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Andrew Janz, Fresno County Deputy District Attorney, and candidate for California’s 22nd Congressional District stops by the podcast for an informative, no-nonsense interview with Kevin Xu. Andrew and Kevin talk about Janz’s background and why he... The post 065: Syria, Pootie-Trump, and Janz appeared first on Model Majority Podcast.

Duration:00:48:42

064: Robots, Pay Your Taxes! - Model Majority Podcast

4/7/2018
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Andrew Yang, presidential candidate for 2020, joins the podcast to talk about why he is running for president, why he thinks Universal Basic Income can alleviate the plight of automation on our work force, and... The post 064: Robots, Pay Your Taxes! appeared first on Model Majority Podcast.

Duration:00:52:35

063: Time to Run is Now! - Model Majority Podcast

3/31/2018
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Ellen Kamei and Lin Yang, Presidents of the Silicon Valley Asian Pacific American Democratic Club (SVAPADC) and the Peninsula Young Democrats (PYD), respectively, join the podcast for a rare, in-person interview to talk about how... The post 063: Time to Run is Now! appeared first on Model Majority Podcast.

Duration:00:45:14

062: Turn Weakness to Strength - Model Majority Podcast

3/24/2018
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Aftab Pureval, Congressional Candidate for OH-01 joins the podcast to talk about his story as the son of Tibetan refugees, career in law and as the Hamilton County Clerk of Courts, and his current run... The post 062: Turn Weakness to Strength appeared first on Model Majority Podcast.

Duration:01:05:14

061: It’s Ohayou Gozaimasu, Idiot! - Model Majority Podcast

3/17/2018
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Dan Koh, Congressional Candidate for MA-03 joins the podcast to talk about his story, career, and why he’s running for Congress. Tony also returns from vacation to bring news and tidings from Hawaii, and he... The post 061: It’s Ohayou Gozaimasu, Idiot! appeared first on Model Majority Podcast.

Duration:00:50:38

060: Let the Nerd within Shine - Model Majority Podcast

3/10/2018
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Anna Chu, Vice President for Strategy and Policy at the National Women’s Law Center, joins the podcast to share her story growing up in the Chinese community of San Francisco as a daughter of refugee, career... The post 060: Let the Nerd within Shine appeared first on Model Majority Podcast.

Duration:01:07:48

059: Easier Lives For Our Kids - Model Majority Podcast

3/3/2018
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Goutam Jois, congressional candidate for New Jersey’s 7th congressional district, Supreme Court litigator, standup comedian, and business owner, joins the pod to share his life story, why he is running for congress, what he’s learned... The post 059: Easier Lives For Our Kids appeared first on Model Majority Podcast.

Duration:00:41:52

058: Dan and Tony Talk About Movies and Stuff - Model Majority Podcast

2/25/2018
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Dan Hamamura, Hollywood Screenwriter and Host of “The Towel,” a podcast about following your dreams, joins Tony for a one on one conversation. Dan and Tony chat about growing up in Hawaii, the Academy Awards, and... The post 058: Dan and Tony Talk About Movies and Stuff appeared first on Model Majority Podcast.

Duration:00:38:01

057: Enough is ENOUGH - Model Majority Podcast

2/17/2018
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Joon Kim, Partner at New Paradigm Strategy Group and electoral campaign veteran, shared his stories and experiences in electoral politics, how to run an independent expenditure campaign, and hopes for future Asian-American political operatives. Tony... The post 057: Enough is ENOUGH appeared first on Model Majority Podcast.

Duration:01:08:53

056: Go Team (Asian) America! - Model Majority Podcast

2/10/2018
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Kathy Tran, Delegate for Virginia’s 42nd House of Delegates District Fairfax County, joins the podcast to talk about why she decided to run for office after a career in civil service, what she hopes to... The post 056: Go Team (Asian) America! appeared first on Model Majority Podcast.

Duration:01:03:09

055: Response to the Response(sssss) - Model Majority Podcast

2/3/2018
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Ravi Bhalla, Mayor of Hoboken, New Jersey, and one of the first Sikh-American mayors in the US joins the podcast to share his personal story, his career as a lawyer defending victims of discrimination, and... The post 055: Response to the Response(sssss) appeared first on Model Majority Podcast.

Duration:00:59:04

054: Three Better Than Two - Model Majority Podcast

1/27/2018
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Punya Krishnappa makes her debut as the newest co-host of the Model Majority Podcast, bringing in her POV and experience from both of Obama’s presidential campaigns, Hillary Clinton’s 2016 run, Enroll America, and the restaurant... The post 054: Three Better Than Two appeared first on Model Majority Podcast.

Duration:00:43:38

053: Demand A Seat At The Table - Model Majority Podcast

1/20/2018
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Yvonne Leow, president of the Asian American Journalists Association and co-founder of By The Bay, joins us to share her experience in journalism, why she founded By The Bay, and some expert advice on how... The post 053: Demand A Seat At The Table appeared first on Model Majority Podcast.

Duration:01:01:40

052: To(o) Racist or Not To(o) Racist - Model Majority Podcast

1/14/2018
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Christina Kuo, Senior Strategist at Grassroots Solutions and former State and Local Campaign Managers for U.S. Green Building Council, joins us to share her vast experience in managing issue advocacy campaigns and how they differ... The post 052: To(o) Racist or Not To(o) Racist appeared first on Model Majority Podcast.

Duration:00:53:06

051: Not Enough “We”, Too Much “Me” - Model Majority Podcast

1/6/2018
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John Chiang, California’ State Treasurer and candidate for governors, joins the podcast to share his personal story growing up amidst racism, his record in public service, and his plan for California if elected governor. We... The post 051: Not Enough “We”, Too Much “Me” appeared first on Model Majority Podcast.

Duration:00:58:28

050: Does AAPI Still Make Sense? - Model Majority Podcast

12/30/2017
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Wrapping up 2017, we revisit the question “Does AAPI Still Make Sense?” and reflect on our learnings and lessons after a year of podcasting about Asian-American issues and current affairs in 2017. Subscribe: Apple Podcast... The post 050: Does AAPI Still Make Sense? appeared first on Model Majority Podcast.

Duration:00:32:58

049: We Wish You A Muslim Christmas - Model Majority Podcast

12/23/2017
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Tazila “Taz” Ahmed, activist, storyteller, and co-host of the Good Muslim Bad Muslim podcast joins us this week for a special #CrossPodLination episode, where we talked about her work as an activist for the Asian-American... The post 049: We Wish You A Muslim Christmas appeared first on Model Majority Podcast.

Duration:00:43:45

048: Rockstar Refugee Immigrant Children

12/16/2017
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Tina Tchen, former Assistant to President Obama and Chief of Staff to Michelle Obama, shares her thought on sexual harassment in the work place, growing up in the Midwest, and favorite holiday food at the White House. We also give our takes on the impending death of Net Neutrality and celebrate Kelly Marie Tran’s breakdown Read more about 048: Rockstar Refugee Immigrant Children[…] The post 048: Rockstar Refugee Immigrant Children appeared first on .

Duration:00:48:57

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