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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. 124: Next Steps For Plan A?

10/20/2019
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It's been about 2 years since Oxford published his article, "What If Asian American Men Fall To The Alt-Right?" He, Jess, and Teen get together to talk about what has changed in these two years with respect to what the new forbidden topics in Asian America are, and why we're so tired of the usual Stinky Lunch and Yellow Fever thinkpieces. Also, they talk about Reddit's obsession with Hong Kong and why that site's reaction is really about American self-esteem. Support us on Patreon!...

Duration:01:18:28

Ep. 123 (Preview): Diana's Journey Into Comedy

10/17/2019
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Plan A's own Diana is a prolific comedian these days, but it took her a while to get into the field, even though she's a natural. Oxford interviews Diana to get a bit of her life story and they discuss why young outspoken children turn quiet and uncertain, the racial challenges of young Asian American comics, and more. *This is a bonus episode for Patreon subscribers. To subscribe, please go to: www.patreon.com/planamag TWITTER: Diana (@discoveryduck) Oxford (@oxford_kondo) SUBMISSIONS &...

Duration:00:10:16

Ep. 122: The Dead-Ends of Intersectionality

10/13/2019
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Popular terms like "intersectionality" and other idealistic words are thrown around in political circles, but they're often covers for more specific personal grievances. Jess and Diana talk about how these grievances should be able to stand on their own and how the lack of honesty makes things worse. This applies in particular to the familiar gender fights within Asian America. Support us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/planamag TWITTER: Diana (@discoveryduck) Jess (@cogitatotomato) SUBMISSIONS...

Duration:01:06:14

Ep. 121 (Preview): Bad Movies We Love

10/10/2019
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In this lighter bonus episode, Oxford and Mark take turns revealing the bad movies they secretly and sinfully love. As a preview, here are some of their choices: Alien 3, Best of the Best, Waterworld, and Superman IV. Do you agree with their choices and will you be hurling pies at these fools? *This is a bonus episode for Patreon subscribers. To subscribe, please go to: www.patreon.com/planamag TWITTER: Oxford (@oxford_kondo) Mark (@snbatman) SUBMISSIONS & COMMENTS: editor.planamag@gmail.com...

Duration:00:10:40

Ep. 120: Meta Model Minority Myth (ft. Bryant)

10/7/2019
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Diana, returning guest Bryant, Teen and Mark have a long discussion about the model minority myth (MMM). Do concepts like racial melancholia and racial dissociation contribute to the confused understanding of what exactly the MMM is and did white people incept them into our minds? How does it act differently as an interracial force, Asian used against Blacks, and as an intraracial one, recent Black immigrants against ADOS. TWITTER: Diana (@discoveryduck) Bryant (@mfbt) Teen (@mont_jiang)...

Duration:01:22:31

Ep. 119 (Preview): What Is a 'White Person,' Really?

10/2/2019
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Jess and Teen dig a little deeper into what we mean when we say 'assimilation' and 'whiteness.' What is a "white" person, really? Everyone's been kind of busy lately except for Teen, so that's why there have been so many episodes in a row with him on them. Teen apologizes profusely to fatigued listeners. *This is a bonus episode for Patreon subscribers. To subscribe, please go to: www.patreon.com/planamag TWITTER: Teen (@mont_jiang) Jess (@cogitatotomato) SUBMISSIONS & COMMENTS:...

Duration:00:10:32

Ep. 118 鍾翔宇, American Born Communist (ft. Xiangyu)

9/30/2019
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Hip hop artist 鍾翔宇 (Xiangyu) joins Teen to talk about his political awakening as an Asian American, and how that influenced his music. It's rare that Asian Americans produce art and political speech as confrontational as Xiangyu's, particularly in subverting American ideology and its official narrative regarding Asia. Escape From Plan A, of course, had to learn more about it. TWITTER: Teen (https://twitter.com/mont_jiang) Xiangyu (https://twitter.com/XiangyuRapper) REFERENCED RESOURCES:...

Duration:01:56:11

Ep. 117: Andrew Yang, Shane Gillis, and the Politics of Appeasement (ft. Phan)

9/22/2019
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Diana, Teen and friend-of-the-pod Phan (Pod of Most Resistance) tackle Andrew Yang's racial politics, a discussion prompted by his conciliatory reaction to Shane Gillis's blatant anti-Asian racism. Was Yang -- who was specifically targeted by Gillis -- right to offer an olive branch? Did Yang simply make an unpopular choice, or was his appeasement a necessary part of his political strategy? TWITTER: Teen (@mont_jiang) Diana (@discoveryduck) Phan (@phannyfishcakes) REFERENCED RESOURCES:...

Duration:01:14:24

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. *This is a bonus episode for...

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