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Formerly known as "The Gaysian Podcast", the Queer Asian Podcast Club is a podcast from the Queer Asian Social Club that aims to create a space in which we can explore the Queer Asian experience. Hosted by the QASC founder Maya Reddy, an American Born Confused Queer Desi, this podcast embarks on conversations with folx both within the Queer Asian community and outside of the community in an effort to empower our stories and experiences and understand the assumptions and attitudes placed upon ...
 
"A view of life from the almond shaped eyes of a 30 year old gay Asian man living in New York City..." A spin-off of his juvenile video blog turned cabaret act, Peter Perry Lam is now available in Podcast form! From Broadway to spin class, dating to drag queens - Peter covers it all with his unique sense of humor and an empathetic tongue pop. More Info: Instagram/Twitter - @PPL2006 Podcast - @memoirsofagaysianpod Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/MOAG/support
 
In “Dash American”, we bring people from all different kinds of cultural backgrounds & people who have different relationships with their cultural background, to come together & share their own, unique stories about what it’s like being “Dash American”. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dashamerican/support
 
Welcome to the audio home of DESIblitz.com! UK's award-winning Desi web magazine providing you a unique collection of interviews with Bollywood and Film Stars, Popular Singers and Podcasts! Listen to: 'The Melting Pot' ~ The gaming podcast with a difference. Produced by Amo, Fatima and Thomas - our residential trio gaming and technology writers. Exclusive interviews with celebrities, stars and everyday people who make a difference. Special reports produced to reveal news, views and discussio ...
 
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This week, we're joined by our favorite Derek Tran once again to chat about the state of COVID, rainbow-washing, performative allyship, and showing up authentically. In this episode we talk about: Derek's Tinder profile. Yes. Really. COVID mask mandates going down in many parts of America Rainbow-washing and performative allyship from companies Goo…
 
Another wonderful episode with our lovely guest Derek Tran, to talk about issues surrounding activism, current-day events, and the Asian culture. In this episode we talk about: Flashback to Xanga? Livejournal? Our COVID check-in and thoughts on the CDC directive to remove masks in the US Trump's rhetoric that catalyzed so much of the Asian hate we …
 
Derek Tran and I chat about the rising anti-Asian hate crimes and what we can do to keep ourselves safe and sane during this time. In this episode we talk about: COVID and where we are at with vaccinations Issues with performative social media activists How allies can show up - with more actionable steps The intersection of mindfulness and activism…
 
This episode, I’m joined by Kim Thai, founder of ganeshspace, an organization dedicated to making mindfulness a more equitable space. We chat about the current politics of America, how we can show up with compassion in activism, understanding ourselves before helping others, and her journey of finding her queer identity after marriage. Enjoy! Kim T…
 
On this episode of Yellow Glitter, I’m joined by Randy Kim, a queer, second-generation Viet-Khmer American from Chicagoland and podcast host of The Banh Mi Chronicles, highlighting uplifting important Asian voices. We chat about the Asian diaspora, how to heal the trauma of our parents, coming out, the importance of storytelling history of Asian cu…
 
*extreme Gossip Girl voice* bet you thought you saw the last of us? Guess again, the Queer Asian Podcast Club is BACK with an all new special episode to celebrate community this Thanksgiving, but more importantly to celebrate indigenous peoples. This week’s guest is the founder and person behind the brilliant queer, radical, and gorgeous jewelry co…
 
In this episode, we are joined by Mike Curato, a queer Asian author and illustrator, to talk about his latest graphic novel, Flamer, inspired by his own personal life story. We cover a lot of topics including, mental health, bullying, suicide, and the wave of intolerance plaguing our country, and also looking ahead at how we can all do better. Mike…
 
In this episode, we are joined by Jon Lee-Olsen, a professional ice-hockey player who made headlines as the first openly out player in Europe and third in the world. We talk about his experience coming out nationally, managing relationships alongside a sports career, and his experiences as a transracial adoptee. Jon (he/him) is Danish transracial a…
 
In this episode, we are joined by Rain Valdez to talk about her journey from the Philippines and Guam to the Emmy-nominated actress and producer she is today. We talk about her Emmy-nominated show, Razor Tongue, as well as her recent work on Disclosure highlighting the impact Hollywood has had on the trans community. We have a beautiful conversatio…
 
In this episode, we are joined by Amazin LeThi, LGBTQ+ sports ambassador, former competitive bodybuilder, entertainment executive, and fitness author to chat about current events and her life journey. We talk about trans-racial issues, equity and representation in media, and body positivity, homelessness in our queer community, and so much more. Am…
 
We're so excited about this week's LONG overdue episode with filmmaker Chance Calloway! We recorded this episode last year, and are so excited for you all to meet our friend, the brilliant and wonderful Chance Calloway. A queer Black filmmaker who is behind one of our favourite shows "Pretty Dudes" and the new Pretty Dudes novel! Both can be found …
 
this week we’re with one of our favorites, the hilarious, kind, brilliant and gorgeous Jiavani Linayao ! Jiavani is a queer Black and Filipino actor, singer, writer and comic who co-produces the GaysianAF show at UCB, has hit on Jon Hamm in Between Two Ferns the movie, and has given us the musical origin story of Buffalo Wild Wings through SHUFFLE …
 
While we continue to celebrate, amplify, and fight for ALL Black Lives, we also want to continue celebrating the voices and stories of our queer and trans APIMED community. This week, we are excited to debut Season 3 of the podcast! Formerly The Gaysian Podcast and now the #QueerAsianPodcastClub - celebrating the stories and experiences of queer an…
 
I am joined by none other than Ian Alexander (Buck Vu of The OA) and Vivien Ngô (Trinh Phan of Queen Sugar) to talk about what it’s like being gaysian in the entertainment industry, their humble beginnings as children of Asian immigrants, and their latest thriller, Daughter. They share some mindful advice on how to create a more equitable workspace…
 
In this powerful episode, I’m joined by Kalaya’an Mendoza, a nonviolent direct action trainer and disaster preparedness expert, to talk about the current climate and advice for those who headed out to protest in the streets. We chat about how we can show solidarity with Black folx and addressing racism within our Asian community. Kalaya’an Mendoza …
 
With the novel coronavirus spreading all around the world, so has intolerant attitudes towards Asians. Hate crimes have increased to unsettling amounts and it seems to get worse with each passing day. I am joined in this conversation with our returning guest Derek Tran to unpack the racism towards Asians and offer some advice on how to navigate it.…
 
We are living in an unprecedented era with many of us confined in our own homes, facing uncertainty around COVID-19, and experiencing sudden changes in employment. Join us for a session as we have a chat on staying physically and mentally healthy amidst COVID-19, establishing mindfulness to stay present and peaceful, understanding trauma responses …
 
This episode, we talk about the continued struggles with COVID-19 here in NYC. But in light of this, there is also opportunity to connect with friends, family, our finances, emotions, feelings, and the planet. We also touch on some of the discriminatory laws that were recently passed against trans folks in Idaho. This episode, we talk about: The cu…
 
This episode, I talk about the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. I share how our privilege and ignorance has led us where we are today, why we may be past the point of containment, why getting rid of wet markets is not the solution, addressing xenophobia, and advice on how to cope with emotions during this time. This episode, we’re going to chat about t…
 
In this BONUS podcast, AKIN host Ruthie Ofrasio sits with the founder of SHE Creates, Lizzy Jarrett from Make/Shift NYC, to get an inside scoop on the founding of SHE Creates! They discuss the conception of the event & how it's only grown since. SHE Creates: Myths & Legends 2020 opens March 20th & runs through March 21st at Project for the Living A…
 
AKIN host Ruthie Ofrasio is back with a new season of SHE Creates! SHE Creates is a yearly festival that features the work of female and genderqueer artists. She sits down with artists Aarushi Agni & Serafina Ha to talk about the journey they took with SHE Creates this year. SHE Creates: Myths & Legends 2020 opens March 20th & runs through March 21…
 
Happy Thanksgiving! Though this day has quite questionable roots, many of us are spending time with those we love. For many Asians, this might mean returning home to our conservative Asian families. In this episode, I share with you something that is near and dear to my heart - forgiving our parents and caregivers. This episode I talk about: My sto…
 
This past week, I published an article addressing the cultural insensitivities of Queer Eye Japan. Lots of learnings and also four key lessons to share with you. In this episode, we cover: Feedback from the show Following Western advice all of my life as a queer Asian man Why Western ideologies don’t work for Asians Embracing the edits Doubting mys…
 
We explore and talk about the struggles of being Gay and Asian.Being gay and Asian or LGBTQIA+ and coming out can have severe consequences even in this day and age. We discuss how you can teach parents not to let homophobia get in the way of loving your child for the person they were born to be, and how to be proud of your identity whatever you cho…
 
Let's give a warm welcome to SDSU Film studies professor and programming director at PacArts, Brian Hu! On this week's episode, we talk about representation, history of AsAm film, and how the Asian American experience is inherently a queer one. Follow Brian on instagram @husbrian and listen to his podcast on Asian American Pop Culture history "Satu…
 
Many of my Asian friends and I have experienced parenting in the form of helicopter parenting or Asian guilt to motivate us. After decades of conditioning, this becomes ingrained as a part of our psyche. And to be honest, for me, I’m still navigating and figuring out whenever I make a decision if I am being true to my heart center or doing it out o…
 
Dev Patel and Anupam Kher star in the harrowing trailer for Hotel Mumbai (2019). The upcoming thriller is a dramatisation of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks.Iranian actress, Nazanin Boniadi, known for her work on television shows like Homeland (2013), Scandal (2014) and Counterpart, (2017-present) plays Armie’s wife.Their characters are David and Zahra, a…
 
Yellow Fever!! Exoticism, objectification, and fetishizing of the yellow skin. I've dealt with this so much myself and wanted to share my perspective on this topic. It’s prevalent everywhere and every single Asian I’ve known has faced this in dating and especially interracial relationships. This episode, we cover: The background of the word fetish …
 
Surprise, surpriiiiiise! This week's #GaysianPodcast special guest is the Queer Asian Social Club's one and only Jamie Lew! Jamie is The Gaysian Project's QASC Event Director spearheading with all things event-related. You'll want to listen to this episode for sure as we dissect the stigma queer Asian femme shaming and talk about what led to the Qu…
 
This week, we had three major cases got up against the Supreme Court regarding discrimination in the workplace based on sexual orientation and gender identity. We go in detail about: The three cases and why they are so important for queer rights. My experiences with discrimination in job applications and in my previous workplace. What is the most i…
 
Pakistani actor Sheheryar Munawar continues to enjoy the immense success of his fame within the film industry.He is known for his roles in the likes of Ho Mann Jahaan and Meray Dard Ko Jo Zuban Miley is one of the brightest stars of Pakistani cinema right now.Despite his chocolate hero good looks and undisputed charm, Sheheryar has been outspoken a…
 
We speak to Pakistani actress, model and video jockey Maya Ali about starring in her new film Parey Hut Love.Maya Ali who plays the lead role in Parey Hut Love has found working in this film as a “great experience.” She has learnt so much from Mahira Khan.Wishing to emulate Mahira, Maya said:“I wish I could copy her ada and her moves, which I have …
 
Asim Raza directs, Parey Hut Love. He previously directed the urban style film Ho Mann Jahaan starring Mahira Khan, Adeel Husain and Sheheryar Munawar.Apparently, Mahira was the first choice for Parey Hut Love. But later Maya Ali came in to replace her.Besides Ali, Sheheryar Munawar is playing the lead hero role in this upcoming Pakistani film.Zara…
 
We interview international musicians Neel Kamrul, and Sheikh Dina together with Stephan Meier, Artistic Director of BCMG.Music in Dialogue links classical musicians from the UK withthose from Bangladesh and Pakistan. Music in Dialogue is part of Transforming Narratives, a ground-breaking project to establish Birmingham as a leading international ce…
 
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