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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. 116 (Preview): Chappelle, Aziz, and Anti-Woke Comedy

9/19/2019
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Teen, Oxford and Mark take delivery on their audio equipment and record a podcast at home on a couch for the first time. They discuss Dave Chappelle's latest Netflix special "Sticks and Stones," and compare it to Aziz Ansari's special "Right Now." Both are part of a wave of Netflix comedy specials (now including Bill Burr's "Paper Tiger," released after this podcast was recorded) which push back on "cancel culture" and a perceived over-reach of PC culture. TWITTER: Oxford (@oxford_kondo)...

Duration:00:12:14

Ep. 115: The Mixed-Race Asian Male Experience (ft. Anton Song and Mike Norris)

9/15/2019
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Previously, we at Escape From Plan A discussed the overall experience of growing up mixed-race Asian as well as the sexual fetishization that mixed-race Asian women face. In this episode, three mixed-race Asian men delve deeper into their specific gendered experiences of being Asian and white. First-time guests Anton Song and Mike Norris join C.S. and Oxford to talk about experiences such as "changing races" as they grew up, whether the race of one's romantic partner is an assertion of one's...

Duration:01:57:10

Ep. 114 (Preview): More Asian Americans Need To Write

9/12/2019
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Teen and Oxford talk about the importance of Asian Americans expressing themselves through writing. They also describe their own writing processes and goals. Whether it's articles, novels, short stories, screenplays, or even internet posts, writing is the primary means by which Asian Americans will finally assert our subjective points-of-view. *This is a bonus episode for Patreon subscribers. To subscribe, please go to: www.patreon.com/planamag TWITTER: Oxford (@oxford_kondo) Teen...

Duration:00:10:37

Ep 113: Her Name Is Chanel Miller (ft. Bitch Pack)

9/8/2019
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With the revelation that Brock Turner's victim was Chanel Miller, a mixed-race Asian American woman, a new racial dimension to this crime needs to be examined. Guest Thuc (@biatchpack on Twitter), a Vietnamese American filmmaker, joins Diana and Jess to explore whether Miller's initial anonymity made her a more universally sympathetic victim, how the stereotypes of Asian women as disposable sex objects may have affected Turner's lenient sentencing, and why certain folks online have responded...

Duration:01:25:29

Ep. 112 (Preview): Is It Okay To Fail With Your Startup?

9/5/2019
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Jess, Jong, Filip and special guest Mike talk about the depressing mood around working in the tech industry and how Asian Americans feeling stuck in it might get out. They give advice on how Asian Americans looking to quit their jobs can start a startup. *This is a bonus episode for Patreon subscribers. To subscribe, please go to: www.patreon.com/planamag TWITTER: Jess (@cogitatotomato) Jong (@calicoarse) Filip (@filipgwriting) SUBMISSIONS & COMMENTS: editor.planamag@gmail.com EFPA Opening...

Duration:00:09:16

Ep. 111: Why Marvel And Six-Packs Are Not A Cause

9/1/2019
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Ray travels to NYC and hangs out with Teen in Queens, NY. They got themselves a Zoom recorder and some proper microphones, and had a wide-ranging discussion about the role Asian Americans can play in a racist society. Do we petition our own grievances? Or is there a larger role to play? Speaking of roles to play, the discussion orbits Simu Liu's casting as the newest Marvel superhero, and whether that's as much of a win as the media rep crowd thinks it is. Support us on Patreon!...

Duration:01:19:26

Ep. 110 (Preview): Asians Make Dope Shit And We Talk About Some Of It

8/30/2019
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Mark and Jong hop onto a call to discuss an amazing short film created by the Korean Australian, Transracial Adoptee, Actor and Writer Lee Shorten named "The Day We Met". In the second half, Mark interviews the Indian American musician Neil Sethi (Air Apparent). They discuss Neil's recently (August 20th) released EP "Color Dreams" and the single "Sorry" in particular. *This is a bonus episode for Patreon subscribers. To subscribe, please go to: www.patreon.com/planamag **Correction: Lee is...

Duration:00:19:57

Ep. 109: Racial Trauma and Therapy (ft. Bryant)

8/26/2019
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Diana, Mark and first time guest Bryant discuss the concept of Racial Trauma. They also discuss their own experiences with therapy and the unique challenges of finding the right therapist as an Asian American. Support us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/planamag TWITTER: Diana (@discoveryduck) Mark (@snbatman) Bryant (@mfbt) REFERENCED RESOURCES: Racial Trauma Studies and Articles: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1h4rxSHszCr9M23ithRjV3oR2grPjWkao?usp=sharing Decolonizing Therapy:...

Duration:01:12:56

Ep. 108 (Preview): What "Asian American" Means To Us

8/22/2019
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Earlier this year, we recorded a special episode just for Northeastern University's Pan-Asian Council for their art project, Voices: The 7.9%. We've been looking for an opportunity to release the episode more widely and this week was the perfect occasion! Diana, Jong, Mark, Filip, and Oxford talk about what being "Asian American" means to us. *This is a bonus episode for Patreon subscribers. To subscribe, please go to: www.patreon.com/planamag TWITTER: Diana (@discoveryduck) Jong...

Duration:00:11:06

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 less sanguine. One thing is for sure, is that Wang's film left us with a lot to talk about. Support us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/planamag TWITTER: Diana (@discoveryduck) Jess (@cogitatotomato) Millie (@onemillicentcho) Teen (@mont_jiang) Mark (@snbatman) REFERENCED RESOURCES: Teen's review:...

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