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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 ...
 
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
 
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*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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
Please welcome Ada Cheng, a Chicago-based sociology PhD professor who specialises in storytelling centering APIMED folxs. Ada is absolutely incredible, and we're so excited to share this conversation that covers everything from the difficulty in defining culture, navigating academia, and finding sexual empowerment. Find her at http://www.renegadead…
 
Hello Gaybies! Welcome, this week's podcast guest, Kevin Lam, a Boston-based activist, and drag queen! Kevin talks about their South East Asian experience surrounding their activism and work around deportations. Listen to their story and see how drag helped them understand and connect with their identities. You can follow them on insta at @seavalal…
 
Theydies and gentlethems, it's finally back! #TheGaysianProject Season 2 (now Bi-Weekly) podcast officially premiers today. Please give a warm welcome to this Breaking Bad-Binch (this makes sense in the pod) Matt Ketai, NYC based actor and writer, and learn more about his experience as a queer, mixed, Asian-American. This episode we discuss represe…
 
A couple weeks ago fellow Asian led podcast, Asian Not Asian Podcast, released an episode (#74) and an accompanying clip from the episode on instagram. Both feature a problematic and hurtful conversation and jokes regarding the the dating habits of women as well as queerness. This is our response, a conversation we hope that will be a growing momen…
 
AKIN sits down with new friend Maya Reddy founder of The Gaysian Project! Where we talk about the intersectionality of the queer and asian experience, mental health, and the future of queer asian/Gaysian representation. Follow them on instagram @thegaysianproject and check out awesome Gaysian Project merch on their website thegaysianproject.com ---…
 
On our Season 1 finale we are talking with two of the people behind AKIN, an art collective in NYC focused on uplifting queer and POC artists and creators. We chat with Peyton and Hubert about the incredible work they are doing with Akin as well as their own experiences as queer Filipinx people. Follow AKIN on IG @thisisakinnyc…
 
This week we have two really badass guests from APAIT, an API AIDS/HIV resource and activism group in Los Angeles, Robin and Daisy! This is a fantastic conversation about the stigma of HIV/AIDs in API communities, the performance of masculinity and fear of femininity amongst Asian men, and RuPaul’s Drag Race! On instagram: @apait_ssg ; @robinhamcho…
 
This week we’re chatting with Toronto based indo-carribean-canadian queer actor Premika Leo! This conversation is one that isn’t always had in APIMED spaces, especially Desi spaces. That is: the erasure of Indo-Carribean folks from the diaspora.We also get into the complexities of POC representation, and the fact that while there is more queer repr…
 
Friend of ThisisAKIN Chris Kondracki is back with his brother Sean Kondracki, to talk about being Asian/Asian-American in the sports world. As players and spectators there something to say about how the representation in the professional leagues of basketball, baseball, and tennis effects the way the young Asian/Asian-American interact with the spo…
 
We are kicking off our celebration of APIMEDA Heritage Month with an episode all about the power of connecting with your heritage and telling your own story. Featuring incredible human being, activist and storyteller, Randy Kim who serves on the board of the National Cambodian Heritage Museum and co-produces TALK Stories: an Asian and Asian America…
 
This episode is a special conversation with author Nishta J. Mehra, abt her new book "Brown, White, Black" that explores the intersections of identity, religion, and sexuality in her family. We get into so many things including, the role Hinduism has played in her connection to identity, struggling with both assimilating and standing out, and how s…
 
Feminist, scholar, activist Nicole Espinosa is back on the podcast to talk about fan culture and how it functions in marginalised communities! It is a super-sized episode in which we get into everything from our own fandoms to ethno-historical explanatory models of how we interact with fandom, the need to complicate the things we're fans of, and di…
 
Nowruz Mubarak! Happy Persian New Year! We are so thrilled to be spending the 13 days of celebration with Omid Razavi - a gay Iranian Canadian author and illustrator of the Let Me Out book that provides support for LGBTQ+ youth to give them solidarity and encouragement through their processes of exploring their identities. In this episode, we get t…
 
This week's episode is with filmmaker Kesav Wable and his brother Samarjeet talking about the new short film they made called “Closet Supes." The short is an exploration of queer Desi identity, the first generation Desi American experience, reconnecting with our elders, and superheroes. We are excited to share our conversation that continues to exp…
 
This week's episode is just a couple of queer Asian golfers talking about the queer Asian experience. My guest is fellow pro golfer and athlete ally ambassador, Tadd Fujikawa! Tadd is wonderful, he is the youngest player in history to qualify for the US Open in 2006 at 16, he’s made 14 starts on the PGA Tour, and in August 2018, became the first ma…
 
Were kicking off 2019 with a great conversation with author and activist CB Lee. Author of the "Sidekick" series, and forthcoming BEN10 graphic novels. This conversation was a blast. We talk about representation in books, accessibility to different forms of media, disrupting images of teenage Americana through QPOC representation, and also CB’s act…
 
This week’s episode is with two of the hosts of a podcast called “The Queer Arabs”, Alia and Ellie and I am thrilled that it is the first installment of our “DIS-ORIENT” series! We talked about the erasure of Middle Eastern or South West Asian identities and cultures from an Asian narrative, navigating living in the United States post911 as Brown A…
 
This week's episode is with the wonderful actor and comic Hank Chen, known for stealing scenes in the delightfully queer "Life-Size 2." We chatted with Hank about all things representation. From the immense amount of work it takes to find queer Asian representation, what its like for Hank to be representing, and of course Tyra Banks. Watch "Life-Si…
 
This week’s episode is with Neha Ghosh, a Bengali queero, activist and one of the founding members of Qunify Philadelphia. We got into a little bit of everything, from clumsily working through what its like being brown in the US’s sometimes binary racial society, shame around sex, finding our own Desi American culture, colonization, and gagging ove…
 
Pull up a chair, pour some tea, and cozy up for a lovely chat with Quynh-Mai Nguyen, the Marketing Director of the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival. In this episode, we talk about everything PAAFF, the importance of providing a platform for Asian and queer Asian stories, and highlights from this year's program. PAAFF runs in Philly from 11…
 
This week's episode is with the amazing Crystal Bi-Wegner, an artist and a co-founder of the Boston based zine for API femmes "Moon Eaters" (@mooneaterscollective). We talk about growing up half Asian, how important art and being an artist has been to her identity, and giving our Asian parents more credit! Follow The Gaysian Project on IG (@thegays…
 
This week's episode is with the wonderful women from The Aravani Art Project, an art collective based in Bangalore India that is focused on focused on creating space for the Trans community to connect with other communities and cultures in their local neighborhoods. Follow the art project on instagram at @aravaniartproject, and The Gaysian Project …
 
Welcome to the first episode of The Gaysian Podcast! In this episode we talk with Nicole Espinosa (feminist-scholar-activist) about beauty standards, how they have effected us as Queer Asians, as well as the May Allure covers, the Met Gala, and the Royal Wedding. Theme Music: Maurice Spears Producers: Andie Wheatley, Nicole Espinosa Consultant: Cat…
 
We're back from hiatus just in time to celebrate the release of Crazy Rich Asians! There are spoilers in this episode, but what on Earth are you doing listening to us instead of seeing the movie?! GO SEE IT!!! And then join us as we lounge on a comfy couch with some tea in Mar Vista and talk about how stunning the entire cast was, the fact that CRA…
 
Guests Paul JB Lee(Korean) Ruben Mejia(Mexican-American) & Peter Enriquez (Filipino & Greek) talk about what it is like about to be a minority in the Jazz community, and gives insight on the music industry for young musical artists. It may be less about confronting those already in the Jazz community, but understanding the pressures of being part o…
 
Guests Nicole Pineda, Andrea Navarrete, & AKIN Project Manager Vivian Wang sit down and talk about their experiences as woman of color getting into and navigating in the corporate world. Turns out it's foundation, foundation, foundation! But as people of color, we don't always have those connects our white counterparts have. Listen for more!--- Sup…
 
This week's episode is with Katy and Dahn-Bi from Angry Asian Girls! We talk about everything from how streetwear's use of Asian iconography perpetuates the attitude towards Asian cultures existing to be consumed and looked at rather than seen, as well as queering spaces for AAPI folx.Follow them @angryasiangirls and www.angryasiangirls.org…
 
Dash American is back & we are playing the Dating Game! We brought some guests in to chat about their dating experiences & how culture and race comes into conversation. Featuring Dan Foster, Charlie Hurtt, & Kiki Kish, We go from #relationshipgoals, to fetishization, to meeting the family. This episode contains some sexually explicit content. --- S…
 
Meet some of the members of AKIN: Ruthie Ofrasio, Hubert Silva, Sam Midwinter, and AKIN partner from "Vaulted" Noah Breymeier, as they share stories of their identity, discuss their relationships to their identities, as AKIN's goal to bring together an audience and a community of underrepresented artists of color.Featuring musical compositions by J…
 
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