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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 107: Was 'The Farewell' Great or Just Pretty Good?

8/18/2019
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Diana, Jess, Millie, Teen and Adam discuss Lulu Wang's "The Farewell." Some of us think it was a milestone in Asian American art. Others are a bit more sanguine. One thing is for sure, is that Wang's film left us with a lot to talk about. TWITTER: Diana (@discoveryduck) Jess (@cogitatotomato) Millie (@onemillicentcho) Teen (@mont_jiang) Mark (@snbatman) REFERENCED RESOURCES: Teen's review: https://planamag.com/the-farewell-reveals-life-s-necessary-illusions-236823801f4e E Alex Jung:...

Duration:04:57:20

Ep. 106 (Preview): Epstein Murder, Quillette vs. DSA, and Sexy Simu

8/14/2019
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Does anyone believe Jeffrey Epstein actually committed suicide? In addition to this entirely predictable piece of news, the crew of Diana, Oxford, and Mark talk about Quillette getting punked by a prankster and the whole "Chinese people think Simu Liu's ugly" mini-controversy surrounding the Shang Chi movie. *This is a bonus episode for Patreon subscribers. To subscribe, please go to: www.patreon.com/planamag TWITTER: Diana (@discoveryduck) Oxford (@oxford_kondo) Mark (@snbatman) REFERENCED...

Duration:00:10:47

Ep. 105: A Sex Worker's Worth (ft. Ron T. Kim)

8/11/2019
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Here's a really special episode for our listeners. We were going to split this up into a free and bonus part, but after the recording session we decided the entire conversation should be made free for all. New York State Assemblyman Ron T. Kim, representing New York's 40th District (incl. Flushing) joins us in an actual professional studio to talk about a spectrum of political issues which boil down to a single question: what are people worth in this world? From student debt cancellation,...

Duration:06:27:20

Ep. 104: Zhang Yingying, American Violence, and Asian Victims

8/5/2019
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Long time friend of the podcast and criminal defense attorney Kasie joins Diana, Jess and Teen to discuss the rape and murder of Chinese international student Zhang Yingying. Was Zhang targeted because she's an Asian woman? Does this fit a clear pattern? And what must be done to discourage more targeted violence against Asian people in America? Support us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/planamag TWITTER: Kasie (@kasefiles) Jess (@cogitatotomato ) Teen (@mont_jiang) Diana (@discoveryduck)...

Duration:01:27:14

Ep. 103 (Preview): Nicole Chung's 'All You Can Ever Know' Is the Type of Adoption Memoir We Need

8/1/2019
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Adoption is a complex, multi-faceted issue. Mark and Jess explore the topic while discussing their reactions to the fantastic debut, "All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir", by adoptee author Nicole Chung. They also discuss how deadly green bean casserole is and how much David French sucks. *This is a bonus episode for Patreon subscribers. To subscribe, please go to: www.patreon.com/planamag TWITTER: Jess (@cogitatotomato ) Mark (@snbatman) REFERENCED RESOURCES: "All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir"...

Duration:00:21:09

Ep. 102: 'Ramy' and Gender Tensions in POC Stories (ft. Isha Patnaik, Doug Kim, and Dan Chen)

7/28/2019
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An article in The Atlantic criticized the show Ramy (a comedy/drama about a 20-something Muslim American man in New Jersey) for its unfairness to Muslim American women. This fits a general pattern in which contemporary young POC narratives get accused of ignoring or even slandering one gender of its community (see also Master of None, Atlanta, The Mindy Project, The Big Sick, and Just Doug). Isha Patnaik (comedian), Doug Kim (actor), and Dan Chen (director) join Diana and Oxford to talk...

Duration:01:25:13

Ep. 101 (Preview): Do Birthday Parties Suck?

7/25/2019
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Birthday parties... They come in all forms, from grade-school bowling days to dorm parties to fancy dinners to, god forbid, destination birthday weekends. Are any of these worth the time, effort, money, and the risk of your so-called friends not showing up? Diana, Jong, and Oxford discuss. *This is a bonus episode for Patreon subscribers. To subscribe, please go to: www.patreon.com/planamag TWITTER: Diana (@discoveryduck) Jong (@calicoarse) Oxford (@oxford_kondo) REFERENCED RESOURCES: Slate...

Duration:00:11:21

Ep. 100: Corporate Wokeness (ft. Yasmin Nair)

7/21/2019
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Our podcast has hit 100 episodes and we couldn't be prouder to have the esteemed Yasmin Nair (writer, activist, and academic) as our guest to commemorate the milestone! With Teen and Oxford, the crew discusses the corporatization of woke politics, from Disney's casting choices (e.g. "The Little Mermaid") to how the identities of political candidates like Pete Buttigieg and Kamala Harris are packaged to serve status quo agendas. Yasmin's website: https://www.yasminnair.net/ Support us on...

Duration:01:13:20

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