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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

128: An “Okonomiyaki” Conversation - Model Majority Podcast

7/14/2019
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Co-Hosts Tony and Kevin catch up on life from traveling, technology in China, demographic analysis of Japan, Tony’s HAOLE AF insecurity, and more! Subscribe: Apple Podcast | Spotify | Stitcher | Google Play | TuneIn... The post 128: An “Okonomiyaki” Conversation appeared first on Model Majority Podcast.

Duration:00:56:56

127: Playwriting and Power Rangers (Guest: Carolina Do) - Model Majority Podcast

7/7/2019
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Carolina Do, actress, playwright, union member, and advocate for more AAPI representation on stage and screen, joins Kevin for a great interview! They talk about her family’s amazing immigrant story, and Carolina shares her insights... The post 127: Playwriting and Power Rangers (Guest: Carolina Do) appeared first on Model Majority Podcast.

Duration:00:39:27

126: Reappropriating the Democratic Debates (guest co-host Jenn Fang) - Model Majority Podcast

6/30/2019
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Jenn Fang, founder of Reappropriate.co, returns to the podcast to co-host this episode, and she and Tony get into all things Democratic Primary Debate. The good, the bad, and everything in between, we talk Kamala v... The post 126: Reappropriating the Democratic Debates (guest co-host Jenn Fang) appeared first on Model Majority Podcast.

Duration:00:44:52

125: Maggie Gee & the Oakland Airport (Guest: Tiffany Miller) - Model Majority Podcast

6/23/2019
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Tiffany Miller, a bay area activist, joins Kevin to talk about why the Oakland Airport should be renamed after Maggie Gee, one of only two Chinese American women to have flown for the US military... The post 125: Maggie Gee & the Oakland Airport (Guest: Tiffany Miller) appeared first on Model Majority Podcast.

Duration:00:30:10

124: We need an Asian Oprah (Guest: Professor Nancy Wang Yuen) - Model Majority Podcast

6/16/2019
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Nancy Wang Yuen, professor of sociology at Biola University, and author of the book Reel Inequality: Hollywood Actors and Racism, stops by the podcast to chat with Kevin about the struggle for AAPI representation in Hollywood.... The post 124: We need an Asian Oprah (Guest: Professor Nancy Wang Yuen) appeared first on Model Majority Podcast.

Duration:00:46:36

123: Seat At The Table (Guest: Attorney General William Tong) - Model Majority Podcast

6/9/2019
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William Tong, attorney general of Connecticut and the first Chinese American attorney general, joins the podcast to share his inspiring story from working in his family’s Chinese restaurant growing up to becoming the attorney general... The post 123: Seat At The Table (Guest: Attorney General William Tong) appeared first on Model Majority Podcast.

Duration:00:34:05

122: Journalism With Bacon (Guest: Doris Truong) - Model Majority Podcast

6/2/2019
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Doris Truong, director of training and diversity of the Poynter Institute and former president of the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA), joins the podcast to talk about how journalism works, her involvement and leadership at... The post 122: Journalism With Bacon (Guest: Doris Truong) appeared first on Model Majority Podcast.

Duration:00:54:10

121: Know Your Yolk Sac, Bro (Guest Co-Host: Jenn Fang) - Model Majority Podcast

5/26/2019
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Jenn Fang, founder of Reappropriate.co, returns to the podcast to co-host this episode, where we did a deep dive on both the politics and the science (and how those two things intertwine) in the current... The post 121: Know Your Yolk Sac, Bro (Guest Co-Host: Jenn Fang) appeared first on Model Majority Podcast.

Duration:00:50:10

120: Be a Pro at VoPro (Guest: Rachana Desai Martin) - Model Majority Podcast

5/19/2019
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Rachana Desai Martin, Chief Operating Officer of the Democratic National Committee and former Director of Voter Protection program of the DNC, joins the podcast to talk about how voter protection works on a campaign, why... The post 120: Be a Pro at VoPro (Guest: Rachana Desai Martin) appeared first on Model Majority Podcast.

Duration:01:02:32

119: Let’s Elect AAPIs! (Guest: Mehran Khodabandeh) - Model Majority Podcast

5/12/2019
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Mehran Khodabandeh, executive director of Elect AAPI PAC founded by former Treasurer of California John Chiang, joins the podcast to talk about leading the new AAPI-focused PAC and his journey and experience working as a... The post 119: Let’s Elect AAPIs! (Guest: Mehran Khodabandeh) appeared first on Model Majority Podcast.

Duration:01:03:17

118: Slanted: Asian American Troublemaking (Guest: Simon Tam) - Model Majority Podcast

5/5/2019
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Simon Tam, founder and bassist of The Slants returns to the podcast to talk about his new memoir, “Slanted: How an Asian American Troublemaker Took on the Supreme Court“. Tony and Kevin also discuss (more)... The post 118: Slanted: Asian American Troublemaking (Guest: Simon Tam) appeared first on Model Majority Podcast.

Duration:01:10:10

117: ‘Citizenship’ is One Question Too Many [Guest Co-host: Jenn Fang] - Model Majority Podcast

5/1/2019
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Jenn Fang, founder of Reappropriate.co, returns to the podcast to co-host this episode, where she and Kevin discussed what they’ve read and learned from the Mueller report (so far, it’s long!), which presidential candidate got... The post 117: ‘Citizenship’ is One Question Too Many [Guest Co-host: Jenn Fang] appeared first on Model Majority Podcast.

Duration:00:47:35

116: “Even if it’s negative…” [Guest: Rumana Ahmed] - Model Majority Podcast

4/21/2019
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Rumana Ahmed, former White House staffer for BOTH the Obama and Trump administrations joins Kevin for an excellent conversation! They talk about her pathway into the West Wing, and pull back the curtains on what... The post 116: “Even if it’s negative…” [Guest: Rumana Ahmed] appeared first on Model Majority Podcast.

Duration:00:32:30

115: We Are AMERICAN Asians [Guest: Moriah Balingit] - Model Majority Podcast

4/14/2019
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Moriah Balingit, reporter for the Washington Post who covers national education issues joins the podcast to talk about her latest long piece on Affirmative Action, mixed-race identity, and her advocacy work for more Asian America... The post 115: We Are AMERICAN Asians [Guest: Moriah Balingit] appeared first on Model Majority Podcast.

Duration:01:03:05

114: From Rejecting To Accepting [Guest: Eileen Guo] - Model Majority Podcast

4/7/2019
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Eileen Guo, an independent print journalist and audio producer, who has published in the New York Times, Wired, New York Magazine, HuffPost, NPR, South China Morning Post with her reporting from Afghanistan, China, Mexico, and... The post 114: From Rejecting To Accepting [Guest: Eileen Guo] appeared first on Model Majority Podcast.

Duration:01:13:39

113: No More Hyphen! [Guest Co-Host: Jenn Fang] - Model Majority Podcast

3/30/2019
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Jenn Fang, founder of Reappropriate.co, returns to the podcast to co-host this episode, where Tony delivered a karaoke rendition of Cold Play’s “The Scientist” to fulfill our podcast’s karaoke promise, we discussed AG Barr’s incompetent summary... The post 113: No More Hyphen! [Guest Co-Host: Jenn Fang] appeared first on Model Majority Podcast.

Duration:00:55:12

112: No More Chicken Dinner! [Guest: Madalene Mielke] - Model Majority Podcast

3/23/2019
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Madalene Mielke, President and CEO of Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) and political campaign veteran, joins the podcast to share how she got started in politics to the new initiatives she’s carrying... The post 112: No More Chicken Dinner! [Guest: Madalene Mielke] appeared first on Model Majority Podcast.

Duration:00:54:28

111: Equal Treatment? [Guest: Kumar Rao] - Model Majority Podcast

3/17/2019
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Kumar Rao, senior staff attorney for racial justice at the Center for Popular Democracy, joins the podcast to share his work in the criminal and racial justice space as a trial attorney and policy advocate,... The post 111: Equal Treatment? [Guest: Kumar Rao] appeared first on Model Majority Podcast.

Duration:00:34:13

110: China Articulation [Guest: Frankie Huang] - Model Majority Podcast

3/10/2019
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Frankie Huang, writer and storyteller whose writing appeared in Foreign Policy, Asian Articulation, Sup China, and many others, join the podcast to talk about her upbringing (which mirrored in many ways to Kevin’s), her various... The post 110: China Articulation [Guest: Frankie Huang] appeared first on Model Majority Podcast.

Duration:00:39:55

109: Mushroom Clouds Are *NOT* Cool [Guest: Kathleen Burkinshaw] - Model Majority Podcast

3/3/2019
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Kathleen Burkinshaw, author of “The Last Cherry Blossom“, a historical fiction loosely based on her mother’s first-hand experience surviving the atomic bombing of Hiroshima during the Second World War, shares her incredible personal story from... The post 109: Mushroom Clouds Are *NOT* Cool [Guest: Kathleen Burkinshaw] appeared first on Model Majority Podcast.

Duration:01:14:40