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Add to Cart with Kulap Vilaysack & SuChin Pak

Lemonada

Editors’ Notes: “It’s such an incredible way to intimately get to know someone right away, diving into our shopping carts,” says SuChin Pak, co-host of Add to Cart, a weekly podcast in which she and co-host Kulap Vilaysack have casual discussions centered around the products they’re consuming. “The bulk of the show lives in the world of Ku and Su, two kooky Asian aunties trying to make their way through their forties.” In each episode, Pak, a veteran journalist who previously worked for MTV News, and Vilaysack, a writer/director/comedian who created the Seeso series Bajillion Dollar Propertie$, go into detail about their online shopping experiences, which encompass a wide range of interests—whether they break down their shower routines by describing the essentials oils and facial cleansers they use, or share hilarious, borderline TMI anecdotes about the benefits of sex pillows. By talking about their shopping habits, Pak and Vilaysack open the door to sharing more personal, intimate stories about family life, current events, and what’s happening in their careers, among other things. They both met while organizing for Time’s Up Entertainment, a charitable foundation that raises money to support victims of sexual harassment. “SuChin was the first person that came to mind,” Vilaysack says. “We just really hit it off through a lot of giggling, plus snorting.” What started as a fun distraction, a project they could seamlessly fit into their lives with the little time they had, soon turned into a unique and connective experience between friends. Their camaraderie is such that they have a perfect understanding of each other's buying quirks. “I'm that person that puts things pre-sale into a cart so that when the sale hits, I can hit it—but not her,” Pak says. “She will go to the site and order the three they have custom made, and in matte black, for the very, very refined consumer that may stumble upon this site and pay just a little more money.”

Editors’ Notes: “It’s such an incredible way to intimately get to know someone right away, diving into our shopping carts,” says SuChin Pak, co-host of Add to Cart, a weekly podcast in which she and co-host Kulap Vilaysack have casual discussions centered around the products they’re consuming. “The bulk of the show lives in the world of Ku and Su, two kooky Asian aunties trying to make their way through their forties.” In each episode, Pak, a veteran journalist who previously worked for MTV News, and Vilaysack, a writer/director/comedian who created the Seeso series Bajillion Dollar Propertie$, go into detail about their online shopping experiences, which encompass a wide range of interests—whether they break down their shower routines by describing the essentials oils and facial cleansers they use, or share hilarious, borderline TMI anecdotes about the benefits of sex pillows. By talking about their shopping habits, Pak and Vilaysack open the door to sharing more personal, intimate stories about family life, current events, and what’s happening in their careers, among other things. They both met while organizing for Time’s Up Entertainment, a charitable foundation that raises money to support victims of sexual harassment. “SuChin was the first person that came to mind,” Vilaysack says. “We just really hit it off through a lot of giggling, plus snorting.” What started as a fun distraction, a project they could seamlessly fit into their lives with the little time they had, soon turned into a unique and connective experience between friends. Their camaraderie is such that they have a perfect understanding of each other's buying quirks. “I'm that person that puts things pre-sale into a cart so that when the sale hits, I can hit it—but not her,” Pak says. “She will go to the site and order the three they have custom made, and in matte black, for the very, very refined consumer that may stumble upon this site and pay just a little more money.”

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Editors’ Notes: “It’s such an incredible way to intimately get to know someone right away, diving into our shopping carts,” says SuChin Pak, co-host of Add to Cart, a weekly podcast in which she and co-host Kulap Vilaysack have casual discussions centered around the products they’re consuming. “The bulk of the show lives in the world of Ku and Su, two kooky Asian aunties trying to make their way through their forties.” In each episode, Pak, a veteran journalist who previously worked for MTV News, and Vilaysack, a writer/director/comedian who created the Seeso series Bajillion Dollar Propertie$, go into detail about their online shopping experiences, which encompass a wide range of interests—whether they break down their shower routines by describing the essentials oils and facial cleansers they use, or share hilarious, borderline TMI anecdotes about the benefits of sex pillows. By talking about their shopping habits, Pak and Vilaysack open the door to sharing more personal, intimate stories about family life, current events, and what’s happening in their careers, among other things. They both met while organizing for Time’s Up Entertainment, a charitable foundation that raises money to support victims of sexual harassment. “SuChin was the first person that came to mind,” Vilaysack says. “We just really hit it off through a lot of giggling, plus snorting.” What started as a fun distraction, a project they could seamlessly fit into their lives with the little time they had, soon turned into a unique and connective experience between friends. Their camaraderie is such that they have a perfect understanding of each other's buying quirks. “I'm that person that puts things pre-sale into a cart so that when the sale hits, I can hit it—but not her,” Pak says. “She will go to the site and order the three they have custom made, and in matte black, for the very, very refined consumer that may stumble upon this site and pay just a little more money.”

Language:

English


Episodes

The Messy In-Between

8/3/2021
SuChin and Kulap are in the in-between: In between the ocean and the bathroom, in between menopause and their 30s, in between bikinis and unshapely one pieces (or catsuits). This week, they run the gamut of topics, from where it's appropriate to pee to hot new anniversary ideas to what boxes are best for moving and not attracting rats. Plus, listener voicemails! Please note, Add To Cart contains mature themes and may not be appropriate for all listeners. To see all products mentioned in this...

Duration:00:54:04

Glass Hair and Other Phenomenal Summer Tips (with Jenny Yang)

7/27/2021
Hot Vax Summer is in full swing and Ku and Su are here to tell you about their best summer add to carts. Ku has found the best new party toy for your backyard BBQs since Bop-It. And, could it be? Is that, SuChin? SuChin Pak? In a somewhat-swimsuit-like material?? Plus actor, writer, and comedian (and Buffet First Responder) Jenny Yang joins to reveal her latest add to cart items. You can find more Jenny Yang at https://jennyyang.tv/ or on insta @jennyyangtv Please note, Add To Cart contains...

Duration:01:00:11

Add to Cart: Family. Remove from Cart: FAMILY (with Susan Yara)

7/20/2021
This week SuChin and Kulap talk family. Kulap adds many things to cart after her family visited LA for the first time since the “before times.” It’s possible she’s into sports cards now but has confirmed she still can't eat weed edibles. Meanwhile, SuChin’s parents are less sure about their move to Santa Barbara. The two also talk about turning the page –– both in books and in life. Plus, Naturium’s Susan Yara joins SuChin for the debut of a new segment, Sidebar with SuChin. Please note, Add...

Duration:00:56:03

The Queens (of Cozy) with June Diane Raphael and Jessica St. Clair

7/13/2021
Can you hear us? Are the radio waves breaking? Because we have almost too much goodness for one episode. We are joined by the blonde versions of Kulap and SuChin –– June Diane Raphael and Jessica St. Clair. The dynamic foursome talk about their dream vacation alter egos, their dream vacations, and how to bring both into their everyday, not at all vacation, lives. Hint: start bedtime around approx. 4:00pm. Please note, Add To Cart contains mature themes and may not be appropriate for all...

Duration:00:54:47

From Mouth to Down South

7/6/2021
For the month of July, SuChin and Kulap are being featured in Apple Podcasts Spotlight. With such an amazing opportunity, the two talk about some of the biggest realizations and revelations in the first seven months of the pod, and naturally, it gets personal and hoo-ha related. Then, Dr. MD Majanda Delfino (read: not a real doctor) comes on to tell us how to keep things right and tight as we all continue on our path towards decay. Follow Majandra on instagram @majandrama. If you’re a new...

Duration:01:04:47

A Midsummer's Nice Tease

7/5/2021
We just wanted to pop in to tell you that making a show about the things you buy and buy into, and what they say about who you are, turns out, is extremely revealing. So we rounded up some of our favorite revealing moments of the show so far, to get you excited about the show to come! Because it's not over bebes. No, no. Aunties are just getting started. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:04:41

Jackie Johnson’s Got the Hottest Hummie Hole in Town

6/29/2021
Jackie Johnson is here with paintings that will make you cry, hummingbirds that will make your neighbors jealous, lipstick that will bring strangers too close to your face, and aftermarket (!!) bonuses. Plus, Kulap and SuChin share their favorite LGBTQIA businesses and organizations. Find Jackie Johnson @jackiemichelejohnson. Please note, Add To Cart contains mature themes and may not be appropriate for all listeners. To see all products mentioned in this episode, head to @addtocartpod on...

Duration:00:51:37

Hide and Seek (Air)Tag, You’re It!

6/22/2021
After being homebound for so long, most of us are feeling the urge to run wild, to cause chaos, to stir things up...which is exactly what Georgia, Kulap’s pitbull mix, did two weeks ago. So Kulap invested in AirTags, not only for her dogs, but for her keys, Scott’s keys, and soon probably herself! Meanwhile, SuChin has been thinking a lot about tennis. Plus, the moment has finally come: Su and Ku answer listener (not SuChin's) voicemails! Please note, Add To Cart contains mature themes and...

Duration:00:51:42

To All the Dads We Loved Before (with Anthony Rotunno)

6/15/2021
Nothing says Fathers Day better than a crisp, handwritten letter on heavyweight stationary. Or a perfect fitting linen shirt. Or really anything suggested by Anthony Rotunno, the classiest, most sophisticated non-dad to be a guest on the show. Plus, Ku and Su go over their own Father’s Day finds and feelings. Find Anthony on Twitter and Instagram @ajrotunno or on The Strategist @thestrategist and @nymag. Please note, Add To Cart contains mature themes and may not be appropriate for all...

Duration:00:46:42

Together in the Land of Oprah and Olive Oil (with Alison Rosen)

6/8/2021
For the first time in the history of Add to Cart, SuChin and Kulap recorded this episode in the same room. Kulap could see the sweat form on SuChin’s hairline as she talked about her dentist appointment, while SuChin saw mist form over Kulap’s eyes as she talked about her pillows. Plus, the two are joined (via Zoom, sadly) by Alison Rosen, who brings a new item from the iconic Dr. Tungs. Follow Alison at @alisonrosen. Please note, Add To Cart contains mature themes and may not be appropriate...

Duration:00:50:20

It’s Pillow Time, Baby

6/1/2021
Maybe we should add a disclaimer for SuChin because her brain is FOGGY from her second vaccine shot. But, TBH it makes all of her add to carts better. As for Kulap, she is on a roll. A sexy roll. A sexy pillow roll. Okay, she bought a sex pillow. The two talk about what happens in their various states of fever, sexy or not. Plus, Poise Pads are back! Please note, Add To Cart contains mature themes and may not be appropriate for all listeners. For a list and links to all products mentioned in...

Duration:00:47:17

Wrap Me in a Burrito Blanket and Rock Me

5/25/2021
We won a Webby Award!!! And Kulap celebrated her birthday! With real life friends! So, great things are happening, but that also means being honest with how we feel about life picking up again. So SuChin is adding to cart the kind of decision maker she is, especially with her husband Mike. Kulap is adding to cart her first restaurant meals. Plus, the last (but not actually) add to carts for AAPI Heritage Month. Please note, Add To Cart contains mature themes and may not be appropriate for...

Duration:00:44:41

Can I Have Sex with That? (with Mic Nguyen and Fumi Abe)

5/18/2021
Get ready to hear the dual forces of Add to Cart and Asian Not Asian combine to create a Podcasting Power Ranger Megazord! Kulap and SuChin are joined by self-described heavy shopper Mic Nguyen and TikTok-influenced Fumi Abe. Together they talk about the guys’ most recent add to carts: Mic’s love of stocking up for his vacations with his REI membership (NYC Branch) and Fumi’s preference for the very hip condoms of your average Brooklyn guy. These are only the beginning. You can find Mic at...

Duration:00:42:02

We Want to Be Held (by Laura Iz)

5/11/2021
Photographer, author, and dream mom Laura Iz joins Ku and Su to share her curated Add to Cart list. Honestly, this woman named her kids after an iconic 90’s hip hop duo so it doesn’t feel like there is much more to include to get you to listen to this episode. We just….love her. Plus, Ku and Su both learn something new about each another, which feels surprising considering how personal things get each week. Find Laura Iz on social media at @lauraiz and check out her website...

Duration:00:52:44

Fully Vaxxed, Fully Waxed — Happy AAPIHM and Mother's Day!

5/4/2021
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! Sunday is Mother’s Day! People are getting vaccinated to varying degrees and, according to SuChin and Kulap, wax(cinated?) to varying degrees! With so much to celebrate, this episode is packed with add to carts ranging from flowers to food to the cutest massager you’ve ever seen. VOTE FOR US FOR A WEBBY AWARD UNTIL THURSDAY MAY 6th! Go to smarturl.it/voteaddtocart and choose us as your favorite Lifestyle podcast! Please note, Add To...

Duration:00:35:39

Sorry, What’s “Fashion”? (With Abby Arad and Michelle Collins)

4/27/2021
Who needs Paris Fashion Week when you have two amazing ladies to tell you how to dress yourself after 14 months of, well, not. First is stylist Abby Arad, who gives Add to Cart listeners a full on post-pandy outfit to wear out in the world. Then, Michelle Collins comes on to tell us where to get the most bang for your (stimulus check) buck. Michelle has been deemed a Shopping Warrior by stores around the world, and has tips you absolutely want to listen to. Join us for our Spring Fashion...

Duration:00:55:10

We Want Justice. We Want Consequences.

4/20/2021
This is a show about the things we buy and buy into, and as long as there is violence against BIPOC bodies, we’re buying into taking action to prevent it. So this week we’re talking about Daunte Wright –– what happened, how we feel, and resources to learn and take action. And yes, we’re also talking about the things we bought. Please note, Add To Cart contains mature themes and may not be appropriate for all listeners. For a list and links to all products mentioned in this episode, head to...

Duration:00:43:24

Chriselle Lim Says You Can Put Vagina Cream All Over

4/13/2021
Beauty rules be damned! Digital content creator and entrepreneur Chriselle Lim is here to teach us if your lotion smells good and absorbs perfectly into your skin, it doesn’t matter if it's meant to plumpen your labia. We're using it on our elbows and everywhere else! Plus, SuChin and Kulap break down the newly sparked conversation around the TV episode that launched Kulap’s early acting career. Find Chriselle at @ChriselleLim on TikTok and Instagram. Her business is called BümoWork:...

Duration:00:53:43

Take a Shower with SuChin and Kulap Pt. 2 featuring Caissie St. Onge

4/6/2021
Listen, if the rest of the shower routine in this episode doesn’t leave you feeling squeaky clean and ready to go, have no fear. Caissie St. Onge, co-host of the podcast Busy Phillips is Doing Her Best, is here from the future with gadgets. So, hop back in, let’s finish this shower business, and then put on your softest robe for wisdom from our future. Please note, Add To Cart contains mature themes and may not be appropriate for all listeners. For a list and links to all products mentioned...

Duration:00:52:53

Take a Shower with SuChin and Kulap Pt. 1

3/30/2021
It’s been a rough couple of weeks, y’all. Ku and Su are here to tell you first about a few folks who are doing amazing work in their communities plus some more resources to take action. Then it’s time to let some of it slide right off, at least for a little while. Grab your towels, take off your clothes, run that water, and hop into the most detailed, revealing, slightly absurd, FIRST OF TWO episodes all about Su and Ku’s top-tier shower routine. Please note, Add To Cart contains mature...

Duration:00:46:54