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Episode 14 — We’re Back! Also, Clean Up After Yourselves!

Jun 30, 14 Episode 14 — We’re Back! Also, Clean Up After Yourselves!

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  After a four month hiatus, Melody and Alex dust off the mics and try to remember where the record button is located. Even we are not immune to the World Cup and came across something interesting that’s not about kicking a checkered ball around a large grass field for 60 hours. Let us know what you think of this latest...

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Episode 13 — Arthur Chu, Villain of Jeopardy

Mar 24, 14 Episode 13 — Arthur Chu, Villain of Jeopardy

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A televised competition complete with villains, fan-favorites and a big money payout. It may sound like Survivor, but the long-running game show Jeopardy has had its own share of drama (although nothing beats out a good blindside at tribal). Arthur Chu from Ohio (I incorrectly said he was from Iowa or Illinois) recently went on an...

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Episode 12 — Mainstreaming Filipino Cuisine

Feb 25, 14 Episode 12 — Mainstreaming Filipino Cuisine

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  *UPDATE* We are aware that the beginning of this week’s episode is cut off for people downloading from iTunes, and we’re working to resolve this. Sorry! Filipinos make up the second largest Asian subgroup in America, but you wouldn’t be able to tell from the paucity of Filipino food options available....

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Episode 11 — All The Pretty Korean Boys

Feb 18, 14 Episode 11 — All The Pretty Korean Boys

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Have you looked around, like really looked around, and noticed something peculiar about how almost flawless some of the Asian guys look these days? Take a closer look and wait– is that EYELINER that dude is wearing? Why are his eyebrows so shapely? In this week’s episode, we lighten up the mood with a giggly session...

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Episode 10 — The Tiger Mother’s Tips for Success

Feb 11, 14 Episode 10 — The Tiger Mother’s Tips for Success

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Using model minorities to dispel the myth of the model minority? That superficially seems to be what self-proclaimed Tiger Mother Amy Chua and her husband Jed Rubenfeld are saying in an article they wrote in the NY Times to promote their new book The Triple Package. We take a very brief walkthrough of their arguments, then argue...

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Episode 9 — ANA: Changing the Image of Japan Through Whiteface

Feb 04, 14 Episode 9 — ANA: Changing the Image of Japan Through Whiteface

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The Japanese airline company ANA recently ran an ad campaign to promote its new international flights flying out of Haneda Airport in Tokyo. Nothing abnormal about that except when it suddenly ends with one of the Japanese actors wearing a blond wig and a huge fake nose playing a Westerner. Maybe it’s not all that strange...

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