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We are a podcast about politics, culture, and life through the eyes of two Asian-American grassroots organizers, Tony Nagatani and Kevin Xu--former blue-collar workers of presidential campaigns (aka Field Organizers), former inside-the-beltway staffers, news junkies, writers, editors, entrepreneurs. Thank you for your consideration!

We are a podcast about politics, culture, and life through the eyes of two Asian-American grassroots organizers, Tony Nagatani and Kevin Xu--former blue-collar workers of presidential campaigns (aka Field Organizers), former inside-the-beltway staffers, news junkies, writers, editors, entrepreneurs. Thank you for your consideration!
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We are a podcast about politics, culture, and life through the eyes of two Asian-American grassroots organizers, Tony Nagatani and Kevin Xu--former blue-collar workers of presidential campaigns (aka Field Organizers), former inside-the-beltway staffers, news junkies, writers, editors, entrepreneurs. Thank you for your consideration!

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English


Episodes

044: Super Nerdy Healthcare Talk

11/18/2017
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Andrew Hu, Director of Public Policy and Government Relations at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, shares his take on what we should know and do going forward with healthcare (tl;dr Obamacare is still the law of the land!). We also talk more about enrollment, particularly Tony’s experience finding a new plan. Subscribe: Apple Podcast | Stitcher | Google Play | TuneIn Editorial Disclaimer: The Read more about 044: Super Nerdy Healthcare Talk[…] The post 044: Super Nerdy...

Duration: 00:53:38


Midweek #Hottakes 011: Tax “Reform” Tries to Gut Healthcare, All-Asian TV Drama on NBC (hopefully)

11/15/2017
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Tax “reform” turns its ugly head towards healthcare and NBC might be doing an All-Asian drama soon (fingers-crossed), those are the hot take items on this midweek’s mini-pod. Subscribe: Apple Podcast | Stitcher | Google Play | TuneIn Editorial Disclaimer: The content of this episode has been edited for clarity and better listening experience. We recorded this podcast over Skype, using Pamela Read more about Midweek #Hottakes 011: Tax “Reform” Tries to Gut Healthcare, All-Asian TV Drama on...

Duration: 00:24:17


043: Bullying the Quiet Asians

11/11/2017
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Crystal Strait, CEO of Planned Parenthood California, talks about her career in California electoral politics, being a super delegate, her love for Hello Kitty, and much much more. We continue our commentary on Trump’s long Asia trip, and DHS ICE officials rounding up Vietnamese and Cambodian immigrants. Subscribe: Apple Podcast | Stitcher | Google Play | TuneIn Editorial Disclaimer: The content of this episode Read more about 043: Bullying the Quiet Asians[…] The post 043: Bullying the...

Duration: 01:08:32


Midweek #Hottakes 010: Electoral Victories (Finally), Trump Still Asia-ing

11/8/2017
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Democratic (and AAPI) candidates win big in the 2017 off-year elections in VA and NJ, while Trump continues to sojourn in Asia, puffing his chest at North Korea and getting flattered by Chinese leaders. Subscribe: Apple Podcast | Stitcher | Google Play | TuneIn Editorial Disclaimer: The content of this episode has been edited for clarity and better listening experience. We recorded this Read more about Midweek #Hottakes 010: Electoral Victories (Finally), Trump Still Asia-ing[…] The post...

Duration: 00:24:05


042: Loneliness Kills, Love Heals

11/4/2017
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Dr. Vivek Murthy, former Surgeon General of the United States, talks about his tenure in public service, health technology, loneliness as a health epidemic, and an awesome Indian-Chinese restaurant suggestion. We also share our take on Trump’s long Asia trip. Subscribe: Apple Podcast | Stitcher | Google Play | TuneIn Editorial Disclaimer: The content of this episode has been edited for clarity Read more about 042: Loneliness Kills, Love Heals[…] The post 042: Loneliness Kills, Love Heals...

Duration: 01:23:22


Midweek #Hottakes 009: Terror Attack in NYC, Racist Mailer in NJ, Steve Aoki Kneeling with Kap

11/2/2017
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Uzbeki man attacks pedestrians in NYC, blatantly anti-Asian mailers are sent around for Edison, NJ’s school board election, and Steve Aoki kneels with Colin Kaepernick to highlight Japanese American civil liberties struggle. That’s what’s hot this week. Subscribe: Apple Podcast | Stitcher | Google Play | TuneIn Editorial Disclaimer: The content of this episode has been edited for clarity and better listening Read more about Midweek #Hottakes 009: Terror Attack in NYC, Racist Mailer in NJ,...

Duration: 00:23:25


041: Get Your “Chinito” Straight

10/28/2017
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Gautam Raghavan, former White House AAPI and LGBTQ liaison and current advisor to the Biden Foundation, joins the podcast to talk about his coming out story, career in public service, raising money from the AAPI community, and tips on raising a child as a gay couple. We also share our take on Yuli Gurriel’s racist Read more about 041: Get Your “Chinito” Straight[…] The post 041: Get Your “Chinito” Straight appeared first on .

Duration: 01:04:56


Midweek #Hottakes 008: John Cho’s BUTT, Jeff Flake “Flaking”

10/25/2017
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John Cho shows his butt on the big screen while Jeff Flake shows himself out of the Senate chamber door–these are the topics of this week’s midweek hottakes. Subscribe: Apple Podcast | Stitcher | Google Play | TuneIn Editorial Disclaimer: The content of this episode has been edited for clarity and better listening experience. We recorded this podcast over Skype, using Pamela Read more about Midweek #Hottakes 008: John Cho’s BUTT, Jeff Flake “Flaking”[…] The post Midweek #Hottakes 008:...

Duration: 00:20:22


040: Heirs to Jefferson, Madison, MLK Jr

10/21/2017
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Anil Kalhan, law professor of Drexel University, shares his knowledge and thoughts on DACA, immigration broadly, and other legal issues. We also share our take on Obama and Bush speaking publicly against Trumpism, and Chris Lu’s essay on why ignoring Asian-Americans in the public discourse is bad for America. Subscribe: Apple Podcast | Stitcher | Google Play | TuneIn Editorial Disclaimer: The Read more about 040: Heirs to Jefferson, Madison, MLK Jr[…] The post 040: Heirs to Jefferson,...

Duration: 01:06:58


Midweek #Hottakes 007: Derrick Watson v Muslim Ban, Bi-Partisan Healthcare, AAPI Voting Preference

10/18/2017
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Judge Watson shuts down Muslim Ban, latest bipartisan effort to save healthcare, and AAPI’s NON-Monolithic voting preferences–these are the topics of this week’s midweek hottakes. Subscribe: Apple Podcast | Stitcher | Google Play | TuneIn Editorial Disclaimer: The content of this episode has been edited for clarity and better listening experience. We recorded this podcast over Skype, using Pamela Skype Audio Recorder, Read more about Midweek #Hottakes 007: Derrick Watson v Muslim Ban,...

Duration: 00:25:57


039: Where am I? Where are the AAPIs?

10/14/2017
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Bel Leong-Hong, DNC AAPI Caucus Chair and retired career public servant for 30 years shares her story in government and political activism, where we nerd out about inner workings and reforms of the Democratic Party. We also share our take on the latest healthcare sabotage by the Trump administration Subscribe: Apple Podcast | Stitcher | Google Play | TuneIn Editorial Disclaimer: The content Read more about 039: Where am I? Where are the AAPIs?[…] The post 039: Where am I? Where are the...

Duration: 01:10:38


Midweek #Hottakes 006: “Tax ‘Reform’, Pence v. 49ers, Jeremy Lin’s Dreads”

10/11/2017
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Tax ‘Reform’, Pence v. 49ers, Jeremy Lin’s Dreads–these are the topics of this week’s midweek hottakes. Subscribe: Apple Podcast | Stitcher | Google Play | TuneIn Editorial Disclaimer: The content of this episode has been edited for clarity and better listening experience. We recorded this podcast over Skype, using Pamela Skype Audio Recorder, and edited this podcast using Adobe Audition. Painstaking effort Read more about Midweek #Hottakes 006: “Tax ‘Reform’, Pence v. 49ers, Jeremy Lin’s...

Duration: 00:25:31


038: The Born Identity (with Matt Stevens)

10/8/2017
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Matt Stevens, breaking news reporter at the New York Times and South Korean adoptee, talks about how to break news, how he got in touch with his Korean heritage, and where to satisfy his taco cravings in New York. We also share our take on the latest going-ons of healthcare and gun control debate. Subscribe: Apple Read more about 038: The Born Identity (with Matt Stevens)[…] The post 038: The Born Identity (with Matt Stevens) appeared first on .

Duration: 01:09:37


Midweek #Hottakes 005: “Las Vegas Mass Shooting, Tule Lake”

10/4/2017
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During this Midweek episode, we share our thoughts on the tragic and horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas and saving Tule Lake from a fence building proposal that would desecrate the site from proper memorializing of the Japanese internment camp history. Subscribe: Apple Podcast | Stitcher | Google Play | TuneIn Editorial Disclaimer: The content of this episode has been edited for Read more about Midweek #Hottakes 005: “Las Vegas Mass Shooting, Tule Lake”[…] The post Midweek #Hottakes 005:...

Duration: 00:22:52


037: Drain the Trump

9/30/2017
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Aneesh Raman, the first Indian-American presidential speechwriter and former CNN war correspondent, joins the pod to share his stories writing for President Obama, being stationed in the Middle East, and what technology companies should do to achieve social impact. We also comment on the latest revelation of all the corruptions happening in the Trump cabinet. Read more about 037: Drain the Trump[…] The post 037: Drain the Trump appeared first on .

Duration: 00:59:33


Midweek #Hottakes 004: “[FAIL] Graham-Cassidy, North Korea Provocation, Ohio Voter Purge”

9/27/2017
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This is the hottest and takiest #hottakes yet with discussions on: Graham-Cassidy Failure, “war declaration” with DPRK, and SCOTUS case of Ohio voter purge which affected Asian-American and Pacific Islanders voters. Subscribe: Apple Podcast | Stitcher | Google Play | TuneIn Editorial Disclaimer: The content of this episode has been edited for clarity and better listening experience. We recorded this podcast over Read more about Midweek #Hottakes 004: “[FAIL] Graham-Cassidy, North Korea...

Duration: 00:19:54


036: Mixing Vanilla Ice Cream with Horse Manure

9/23/2017
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Ken Fong, former pastor at Evergreen Baptist Church of LA and host of the “Asian America: the Ken Fong podcast”, joins our podcast to talk about religion, politics, progressive Christians, LGBTQ inclusion, and race relations in America. We also bring the latest status on Graham-Cassidy HJ and banter about Trump’s latest fight against Black athletes. Subscribe: Apple Podcast | Stitcher | Google Read more about 036: Mixing Vanilla Ice Cream with Horse Manure[…] The post 036: Mixing Vanilla...

Duration: 01:05:21


Midweek #Hottakes 003: “Graham-Cassidy, UNGA, Emmy”

9/20/2017
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Your hotter and takier #hottakes of the midweek continues with discussions on: Graham-Cassidy Obamacare repeal bill, Trump’s first trip to UNGA, and Asian Emmy winners. Subscribe: Apple Podcast | Stitcher | Google Play | TuneIn Editorial Disclaimer: The content of this episode has been edited for clarity and better listening experience. We recorded this podcast over Skype, using Pamela Skype Audio Recorder, and Read more about Midweek #Hottakes 003: “Graham-Cassidy, UNGA, Emmy”[…] The...

Duration: 00:19:47


035: Know the Law

9/16/2017
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Nancy Leong, law professor at University of Denver Sturm College of Law, does a deep dive on hot topics like Affirmative Action, First Amendment, DACA, and gender separation in sports! Tony and Kevin also do a quick update and call to action on stopping the latest effort to repeal and replace Obamacare. Subscribe: Apple Podcast | Stitcher | Google Play | TuneIn Editorial Read more about 035: Know the Law[…] The post 035: Know the Law appeared first on .

Duration: 01:10:48


Midweek #Hottakes 002: “AAPI Population Growth, Medicare For All, Daniel Dae Kim in Hellboy”

9/13/2017
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Tony and Kevin share hotier and takier Midweek #hottakes on AAPIs’ rapid population growth, Medicare for all, and Daniel Dae Kim’s new role in the upcoming movie “Hellboy.” Subscribe: Apple Podcast | Stitcher | Google Play | TuneIn Editorial Disclaimer: The content of this episode has been edited for clarity and better listening experience. We recorded this podcast over Skype, using Pamela Skype Read more about Midweek #Hottakes 002: “AAPI Population Growth, Medicare For All, Daniel Dae...

Duration: 00:23:12

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