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The Plan A Podcast is produced in conjunction with Plan A Magazine, an online publication that observes, digests, decodes, and appends the supernova of online conversations by, for, and about Asian people who don't live in Asia. Visit http://planamag.com

The Plan A Podcast is produced in conjunction with Plan A Magazine, an online publication that observes, digests, decodes, and appends the supernova of online conversations by, for, and about Asian people who don't live in Asia. Visit http://planamag.com
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The Plan A Podcast is produced in conjunction with Plan A Magazine, an online publication that observes, digests, decodes, and appends the supernova of online conversations by, for, and about Asian people who don't live in Asia. Visit http://planamag.com

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Episodes

Ep. 99 (Preview): Modern [Yellow] Love, Pt. 2 (ft. John "Baiceps" Bai)

7/16/2019
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This is Pt. 2 of the "Modern [Yellow] Love" episode that had Mark, Teen, Oxford, and guest John Bai talking about Andrew Lee's NYT Modern Love article on the experience of dating, and then getting engaged to, an Asian American woman who had avoided dating Asian men before. *This is a bonus episode for Patreon subscribers. To subscribe, please go to: www.patreon.com/planamag TWITTER: John (@bohnjai) Mark (@snbatman) Oxford (@oxford_kondo) Teen (@mont_jiang) REFERENCED RESOURCES: When a Dating...

Duration:00:11:27

Ep. 98: Modern [Yellow] Love, Pt. 1 (ft. John "Baiceps" Bai)

7/14/2019
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Emergency brake! We had plans to release another episode this week, but on Friday, July 12 the Modern Love section of the NYT published an article by Andrew Lee ("When a Dating Dare Leads to Months of Soul Searching), in which he talks about getting engaged to an Asian American woman who had avoided dating Asian men before. Mark, Teen, Oxford, and guest John "Baiceps" Bai talk about the underlying message of this article and what it says about the future of Asian America. Note: "Pt. 2" will...

Duration:01:03:29

Ep. 97 (Preview): Prince Epstein and the Dark Shadow of Disney

7/12/2019
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Jess explains how the myth of the Disney Princess intentionally obfuscates the reality: a world where silver-haired billionaire princes are actually rapists of children. Teen agrees. A long discussion about power, corruption and lies. Told through the dark, despairing tale of Jeffrey Epstein. *This is a bonus episode for Patreon subscribers. To subscribe, please go to: www.patreon.com/planamag TWITTER: Jess (@cogitatotomato) Teen (@mont_jiang) REFERENCED RESOURCES: Rebecca Kavanaugh's...

Duration:00:23:26

Ep. 96: Fetishization of Mixed-Race Asian Women (ft. Sharon H. Chang and Annabelle Schmitt)

7/7/2019
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W're all pretty familiar with the sexual fetishization that monoracial Asian women face, but what about the unique problems that mixed-race Asian women experience? Not only do they run into the same creepiness from non-Asians, but also from monoracial Asians who covet their mixed-race features. With Oxford, returning guest Sharon H. Chang (author, activist, and photographer) and first-timer Annabelle Schmitt (writer, activist) talk about their experiences as mixed-race Asian women. Support...

Duration:01:13:19

Ep. 95 (Preview): Shit White Women Do

7/4/2019
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Recently, Diana had a run-in with a couple of white women who banded against her in an argument about whether dogs were allowed in their neighborhood park. Diana, Oxford, Mark, and Jess veer off from the intended topic of neighborhood racism to talk about shitty white women and what Asian women think about them, especially when Asian men are in the mix as well. Can women of color trust men of color to NOT cape for white women? *This is a bonus episode for Patreon subscribers. To subscribe,...

Duration:00:14:20

Ep. 94: China Realism (ft. Carl Zha)

6/30/2019
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A lot is said about China these days, but very little is actually known. Diana and Teen connect with Carl Zha while he eats, dances and all around enjoys the hell out of China. Carl is the Creator of the Silk and Steel Podcast (link below). Support us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/planamag TWITTER: Carl (@CarlZha) Diana (@discoveryduck) Teen (@mont_jiang) REFERENCED RESOURCES: Silk And Steel Podcast: https://silknsteel.podbean.com/ Silk And Steel Podcast Patreon:...

Duration:00:57:43

Ep. 93 (Preview): And They Called It Yellow Love

6/26/2019
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Are people, Asian or otherwise, afraid of Yellow Love? Why does it seem that every other minority group is happy to celebrate same-race relationships except yellow Asians? Diana, Ray, Jong, and Oxford talk about celebrating and politicizing Yellow Love and share some of their own personal stories on the matter. *This is a bonus episode for Patreon subscribers. To subscribe, please go to: www.patreon.com/planamag TWITTER: Diana (@discoveryduck) Ray (@raydeng) Jong (@calicoarse) Oxford...

Duration:00:15:20

Ep. 92: Boba Liberalism vs. Asian Left Twitter (ft. Creighton and Redmond)

6/23/2019
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The Asian American leftist front can be found on Twitter. Creighton (@cwzaj) and Redmond (@diaspora_is_red)—comrades of vanguard tweet brigade—join the pod this week to discuss the concept of 'Boba Liberalism,' a critique of mainstream AsAm political identity as narrowly focused on assimilationism and privilege, while ignoring fundamental questions of social and economic justice. Support us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/planamag Other handles you should check out on Asian Left Twitter:...

Duration:01:49:36

Ep. 91 (Preview): Happy Father's Day, Asian Ron Swanson Edition

6/20/2019
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Teen and Jess talk about Asian Dads for this past Father's Day. From there we talk about @kane's incredible Asian Ron Swanson tweet thread about his Chinese dad. We talk about how there's no such thing as "East vs. West," whether cyberpunk is still alive, and why NYC subway stations are so much dirtier than those in Asia. *This is a bonus episode for Patreon subscribers. To subscribe, please go to: www.patreon.com/planamag RESOURCES: The Asian Ron Swanson tweet thread:...

Duration:00:09:13

Ep. 90: Questioning the Easy Appeal of 'Always Be My Maybe' (ft. Trevor Beaulieu)

6/17/2019
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Trevor Beaulieu of the Champagne Sharks podcast joins Teen and Jess for a deep dive into the Asian American rom-com "Always Be My Maybe" (available on Netflix). While met with widespread acclaim and an easy-to-love throwback sensibility, a closer look into this un-serious entertainment raises a lot of questions. "Always" takes the baton from "Crazy Rich Asians" in developing an American genre narrative of contemporary Asian Americans. But the racial aspect of the film does not exempt it from...

Duration:02:30:01

Ep. 89 (Preview): Talking 'Impostor Syndrome' (ft. Minyoung Lee)

6/15/2019
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In this episode, Mark, Filip and Diana are joined by special guest and writer Minyoung Lee to discuss the psychological phenomenon called Impostor Syndrome. They share their own stories about feeling it, talk about what it is and how it effects Asian Americans, and share some advice on how to handle it. *This is a bonus episode for Patreon subscribers. To subscribe, please go to: www.patreon.com/planamag TWITTER: Minyoung (@minyoungleeis) Diana (@discoveryduck) Mark (@snbatman) Filip...

Duration:00:19:18

Ep. 88: Critiquing vs. Criticizing American Chad Masculinity

6/9/2019
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Teen, Oxford, and Mark discuss the recent article from The Cut about wannabe "chads" who get extreme plastic surgery in hopes of becoming more attractive to women. They also talk about the Fox Business News interview between Trish Regan and Liu Xin. Support us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/planamag TWITTER: Teen (@mont_jiang) Oxford (@oxford_kondo) Mark (@snbatman) REFERENCED RESOURCES: How Many Bones Would You Break to Get Laid?: https://www.thecut.com/2019/05/incel-plastic-surgery.html With...

Duration:01:00:15

Ep. 87 (Preview): Growing Up Playing Sports

6/7/2019
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In light of the Champions League final (all hail Son Heung-min!), Mark and Oxford talk about what it was like playing sports growing up and the life lessons they learned. *This is a bonus episode for Patreon subscribers. To subscribe, please go to: www.patreon.com/planamag TWITTER: Mark (@snbatman) Oxford (@oxford_kondo) SUBMISSIONS & COMMENTS: editor.planamag@gmail.com EFPA Opening Theme: "Fuck Out My Face" by Ayekay (open.spotify.com/artist/16zQKaDN5XgHAhfOJHTigJ)

Duration:00:11:10

Ep. 86: Brown and Yellow Asians... Who's "Asian"?

6/3/2019
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A common debate in Asian American spaces, especially online ones, is how inclusive the term "Asian" can be. Does it only describe yellow people, and if so, how yellow are Southeast Asians, especially those who are darker-skinned? Does it include brown Asians? If so, how do the noticeable differences in experience get accounted for? Oxford (Korean), Sarina (Punjabi), Jay (Tamil), and Quyen (Vietnamese) come together to tackle this intricate topic. Support us on Patreon!...

Duration:01:23:48

Ep. 85 (Preview): The Devil Wears Plan A

5/31/2019
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Filip, Diana, and Oxford share some of their fashion, or anti-fashion, tips. Filip educates us on the distinction between fashion and style while Diana talks about how many pairs of sweat pants she owns. Oxford recalls a regrettable hat phase in college. *This is a bonus episode for Patreon subscribers. To subscribe, please go to: www.patreon.com/planamag TWITTER: Filip (@filipgwriting) Diana (@discoveryduck) Oxford (@oxford_kondo) SUBMISSIONS & COMMENTS: editor.planamag@gmail.com

Duration:00:11:53

Ep. 84: Asian American Privilege

5/27/2019
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Asian American rights discourse focuses on the ways we don't enjoy the same privileges that white Americans do. But this leaves out meaningful thought about the plain fact that we enjoy economic and social privileges, and we spend our lives seeking more and more of it. Jess and Teen talk about the Asian American privilege identity. Should we continue to disclaim it while seeking ever more of it? Is it counter-productive to the rights agenda to acknowledge it? Why bother with it if it's the...

Duration:01:55:12

EP. 83 (Preview): Classic vs. Modern Gaming

5/23/2019
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It's throwdown time as Team Classic (Mark and Oxford) faces off against Team Modern (Filip and Jong) in a ferocious no-mercy deathmatch about which era of gaming was best. Do you think Final Fantasy VII and Half-Life were the pinnacle of gaming or are you in the Destiny and GTA V camp? Pick your side and listen to your champions duke it out. *This is a bonus episode for Patreon subscribers. To subscribe, please go to: www.patreon.com/planamag TWITTER: Mark (@snbatman) Oxford (@oxford_kondo)...

Duration:00:14:44

Ep. 82: Mark Went to Korea and All We Got Is This Awesome Podcast

5/19/2019
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In this episode, Jess is joined by Jong and Mark as Mark shares stories from his recent trip to South Korea. Though it isn't his first trip back since his adoption, new details are discovered, life-long assumptions are verified, and the three Korean Americans connect over their shared heritage. Please support us on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/planamag Intro/Outro Music: [Free Beat] x Sci Fi x New Age x Type Beat Galaxy Trip Instrumental Produced By E.T. TWITTER: Jess(@cogitatotomato)...

Duration:01:54:25

Ep. 81 (Preview): Crazy Rich Tea

5/15/2019
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Here it is, our first bonus episode for our beloved patrons! In this episode, Oxford is joined by Diana and Millie as they discuss the Constance Wu controversy involving her anger at her own show, Fresh Off The Boat, getting renewed. Are we seeing the hypocrisy of the #RepresentationMatters crowd? *This is a bonus episode for Patreon subscribers. To subscribe, please go to: www.patreon.com/planamag Intro Music: [Free Beat] x Sci Fi x New Age x Type Beat Galaxy Trip Instrumental Produced By...

Duration:00:11:47

Ep. 80: Come All Ye Asian American Writers, Unpaid and Overlooked

5/12/2019
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The time has come: Plan A Magazine has started a Patreon at $5/month. We are beginning an experiment. The idea is to use Patreon to create an Asian American writers fund. It's one thing to encourage and platform writers; it's another thing to pay them. Oxford, Jess, Mark, Teen, and Plan A's newest editor, Diana talk about the Patreon, as well as white people ranking Southeast Asian cuisine, and a U.S. State Dept. official calling China the first "non-Caucasian" competitor. LINK TO PATREON:...

Duration:01:15:55