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This podcast dives into everything related to the Asian entertainment scene, whether it’s k-pop, K-dramas, boys love, yaoi, or manga, anything goes. This podcast is hosted by Rachel and Tristen who are passionate about Asian dramas, from Chinese and Taiwanese content to Thai and Korean, nothing is off the table. In each episode, the hosts will explore a variety of ideas, topics and events to do with Asian media with a fun and relaxed conversation. If you love Asian content, then you’ll defin ...
 
With anti-Asian hate crimes at record numbers, season two of THE MARGARET CHO - MORTAL MINORITY, Margaret's examining the HISTORICAL CRIMES that laid the GROUNDWORK for this recent onslaught of VIOLENCE. The 1871 Chinatown Massacre, The Fortune Teller Murders, the 2007 Virginia Tech Massacre. Margaret talks with Asian comedians, authors, journalists, podcasters as well as the organizations and people working to stop Asian hate. Subscribe to THE MARGARET CHO MORTAL MINORITY - wherever you lis ...
 
Have you ever been curious about Kpop, but don’t know where to start? Or are you a huge Kpop fan with no one else to geek out with about it? Lucky for you, best friends Shannon & Angélica love talking about Kpop more than anything! Tune into Ask Me About Kpop each week for Kpop history, vocabulary words, great music, and of course some good old fashioned fangirling. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
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This week we are talking about kdrama moms: the good, the bad and the ugly. We keep fairly spoiler-free on this one, but we may have gone on a Romance is a Bonus Book rant. Check the time codes for spoilers. Check out our blog post with links, time codes, and more information: https://bit.ly/3bbxsij We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message cer…
 
We've got THREE guests today y'all! You've already met two of them before, but this time Jane Kim, Lizz Adams and Chuck Maa are here as "2 Noonas And A Dancer"! A Kpop reaction YouTube channel you better be subscribed to! We dig into why they started their channel, a few lessons learned along the way, and more importantly, which groups they now sta…
 
This week, Margaret talks with podcaster/author Kristen Meinzer about Andrew Suh, a 19 year old college student who killed his sister's fiancé at her behest in 1993. Also, they talk about Meghan Markle and the invisible elements of biracial identity, how Margaret is thrilled to have moved into 'Ajumma' territory, and why forgiveness is overrated. T…
 
It’s Spring! The birds are singing, netizens complaining and showers of pain are a go go. We welcome the sunshine and this year spring drama offerings. In this episode: 00:14 :Another hilarious mess of an intro. We will do this in person when join your girls on Clubhouse on 30 April 2021 at 6pm BST. 04:33: Some news on the Baeksang Awards 09:46: Wh…
 
This week Margaret talks with comedian Atsuko Okatsuka about the murder of JOHN CHAU, the 26 year old missionary who was killed when he tried to convert a remote Sentinelese tribe in 2018 and the recent attack on a Brooklyn Chef and her cat. The GOFUNDME for Ponzu the cat has been fulfilled but consider donating to a local animal shelter in Ponzu's…
 
So I have been advised that brevity is clarity and some of you might be coming here for the milk and not buying the cow, so here goes. We dissected the Oscars and gave a breakdown, reviewed the Grammy awards overhaul. Noticed that Blinding Lights has now spent 72 weeks and is now number 13 on the charts We discussed Noel Clarke, Gucci’s Beloved fas…
 
This week, Margaret and comedian Robin Tran discuss the bizarre 2005 murders of a Little Saigon psychic and her daughter -- known as the Fortune Teller Murders. Also, Margaret shares a psychic prediction that actually came true, a deep-dive on Pho, and Feng-Shui. This week we are highlighting Cali Kye Cab, which is a Bay Area service covering cab r…
 
Time for the second episode of the week, featuring what we've been watching. If you missed our music episode, check it out here: https://bit.ly/3t9K13X Links and time codes for this episode can be found on our blog: https://bit.ly/33dyGWb We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message certifiednoonas@gmail.com or on our socials @CertifiedNoonas Like…
 
We're back with what we've been listening to. Listen on your favorite platform, or check out our blog post with time codes and links to what we talk about: https://bit.ly/3t9K13X Check back on Wednesday for what we've been watching. We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message certifiednoonas@gmail.com or on our socials @CertifiedNoonas Like our c…
 
We're excited because it's time to LEARN!! This episode is chock full of all kinds of vocab and info on the ways in which Korean traditional culture has found it's way into Kpop! First, a crash course in "Gugak" and examples of some traditional Korean instruments and Kpop songs you may have heard them in. Then, it's time for costume history class a…
 
April Showers bring May Flowers! Listen as we talk about umbrellas in dramas: Why they are there and some of our favorite dramas and music videos that feature a good umbrella. We know we missed a lot, so let us know in the comments some of your favorite umbrella moments. All the dramas and music videos we talk about, as well as extra links can be f…
 
So we covered a few emotionally resonating aspects of the news from DMX passing to the Prince Phillip funeral and procession, God Save the Queen. Blinding Lights Watch , Sony content streaming on Netflix, is it a Trojan horse? Region locking in this day and age, why?! Oscarwatch...zzz Lord of the Rings coming to Amazon, and spending all that pandem…
 
Margaret talks with comedian Jenny Yang about the Rock Springs Massacre of 1885 that left 28 Chinese people dead. Tensions between white coal miners and Chinese workers reached a boiling point. White workers perceived that the Chinese workers were taking their jobs (willing to work for lower wages) and led a riot and subsequent massacre that touche…
 
We're starting a new series where every once and a while we focus our topic on something that's a bit more "educational". It may be things you don't know because you are new to the fandom, or just haven't picked up on something. We're here to help tell you a bit about it, and help you know what everyone else is talking about. For this episode of No…
 
This week, Margaret talks with author R.O. Kwon (The Incendiaries) about the infamous liquor store shooting of 15 year old Latasha Harlins by Soon Ja Du that along with the beating of Rodney King, set off the LA Riots. Also, the trope of Black-Asian conflict and the Derek Chauvin trial. Today we are highlighting the GoFundMe for Vilma Kari. https:/…
 
It's song battle time again! We teamed up with our Patreon Seasoned Fan listeners to rank 10 different Kpop songs all titled Holiday! Find out what they have in common, and what makes each special as we rank them from 10 to 1. Which Holiday song was your favorite? Join our Patreon to participate in the next song battle! patreon.com/amakpoppod Check…
 
Today we celebrate one of our favorites, Kim Won Hae. We all know him, we've all seen him, and now you can find out a tiny bit more about him. Links and more fun things can be found on our blog post: https://bit.ly/3mDAiRS We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message certifiednoonas@gmail.com or on our socials @CertifiedNoonas Like our content and…
 
[Deji here, we lost some audio but most of the podcast is intact, I will try to ensure this does not happen again!] Blinding Lights watch and Mr Brightside by the Killers setting a 5 year UK single. Knives Out universe, our generations Hercule Poirot. Lil Nas X Montero video Oscars winding up the Deji! Hybe the new name for Big Hit the home of BTS …
 
Margaret talks with comedian/podcaster Andrew Ti (Yo is This Racist?) to discuss how the Model Minority myth seeds resentment against Asians. They talk about the Detroit murder of Chinese-American Vincent Chin by two unemployed autoworkers and the recent attack on Pak Ho, a 75 year old Asian man who was assaulted in Oakland and later died of his in…
 
Time for another round of what we've been listening to. Playlists for everything we talk about can be found on our blog post: https://bit.ly/3a6wfZt We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message certifiednoonas@gmail.com or on our socials: @CertifiedNoonas. Like our content and want access to some fun extras? Consider becoming a member of our Found…
 
We're back with another episode of the popular look into what we've been watching. The episode is mostly spoiler-free, however there are a few spoilers that show up. We do mention when we are about to say them, but if you are worried make sure to check out our blog post with the time codes listed: https://bit.ly/3sWwbms We'd love to hear from you! …
 
Margaret talks with comedian Helen Hong about the worst lynching in American History: the Chinese Massacre of 1871. They also discuss the misplaced rage that Asian Americans are facing and how the Atlanta Spa Shootings were the culmination of a year of racist dog whistling. Helen recounts a personal story about her own father being targeted for his…
 
Inspired by last week's random game, we're taking a look at 10 different modern Kpop songs that are actually remakes of popular Korean songs from the past! Some of them are literally exactly the same, some take great creative liberties, and some are just straight up better or worse that the original. Which ones do you like best? Then, a boy group i…
 
It's another news episode! Listen as we talk about some of the news that caught our attention in the month of March. Links to things we talk about and timecodes can be found on our blog post: https://bit.ly/3fjtO91 We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message certifiednoonas@gmail.com or on our socials @CertifiedNoonas. Like our content and want a…
 
Stop Asian Hate. The Scammys better known as the Grammy awards and the continual disappointment, racism and lack of transparency from them means further divestment from me. Noted performances at the Grammy’s were, Black Puma, Megan Thee Stallion, Cardi B, Silk Sonic. Oscar nominations and rules, we decide which are the most prestigious awards. We p…
 
With anti Asian hate crimes at record numbers, this season of THE MARGARET CHO - MORTAL MINORITY, we’re examining the HISTORICAL CRIMES that laid the GROUNDWORK for this recent onslaught of VIOLENCE. The 1871 Chinatown Massacre, The Fortune Teller Murders, the 2007 Virginia Tech Massacre. Margaret talks with Asian comedians, authors, journalists, p…
 
Happy Women's History Month! We are celebrating today by exploring the underdog story that is the Brave Girls and their sudden burst of popularity! Take a little "snorkel" through their history and discography and exactly why they're so hot right now! Then, get out a pen and paper because Shannon wrote a pretty challenging little quiz all about Kpo…
 
This week we are celebrating females by discussing some of the problems in media and giving recs for our favorite dramas centered around women and our favorite female music artists/songs. For time codes and links to all that we mention (plus a really great playlist) check out our blog: https://bit.ly/3lDiaXZ We'd love to hear from you! Send us a me…
 
It’s over COVID anniversary month and we are celebrating by...still watching dramas. Join us and we delve into what we are watching or loving in Asian drama land. In this episode: 00:14 : A hilarious mess of an intro! But guess what ?!we are going to be on clubhouse! 07:26 : News and upcoming dramas 23:40: What we are watching - ongoing and shows: …
 
It's time for another AMAK deep dive into a girl group that is dear to our hearts, the amazing ladies of f(x)!! Learn all about SHINee's little sister group and their excellent futuristic looks and sound, sharp choreography, and the extreme lack of promotion they received for their timeless bops. We truly love f(x) and thank them for their invaluab…
 
Today is Jessie's birthday, and her topic pick for this episode is the former girl group under JYPE, Miss A. Listen as we talk about their beginnings and the member's background, and talk about how we found them and what we connected with, and spiral into tales of how we are old. For links and playlists of all that we talk about, check out the blog…
 
Drops 🎤 Don’t care if it’s an essay. Right out of the gate, the Golden Globes was a disaster, however Taylor Simone Ledward, Chadwick Boseman’s wife was the only person to see, an absolute class act. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association who run and own the Golden Globes are a massive disappointment on diversity, inclusion and belonging. Gen Zers…
 
A continuation of new things we've been into this past month, here's what we've been listening to. Playlist of all the songs we talk about can be found here: https://bit.ly/2N937Ze We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message certifiednoonas@gmail.com or on our socials! Like our content and want access to some fun extras? Consider supporting us on…
 
We are splitting up the What We're Watching/Listening episode up into two this week. Today's focuses on all the dramas we've been watching and how we feel about them. Check back on Wednesday (March 10th) for what we've been listening to. Note: this episode is spoiler-free except for a spoiler for Vincenzo (nothing past episode four). Time code: 45:…
 
It's March again somehow and the Kpop is being messy, so let's get back in our Kpop time machine and learn all about the Kpop music that came out 20 years ago! Just like last time, we've got comebacks from artist we've met, debuts of artists you definitely know now, disbandments, tragedy, gravity defying haircuts, scarring music videos, JYP slander…
 
This week we are confused and talking about the first four episodes of the kdrama, Sisyphus the Myth on Netflix. Although we do talk about the first four episodes, it's debatable if we actually spoil anything. Or that the drama can even be spoiled at this point. But avoid the episode if you aren't caught up yet. Check out our website for more conte…
 
Valentines, Michael B Jordan and Lori Harvey. Blinding Lights watch now back at Number 3 62nd week on the Billboard chart. We decided re-released remix albums are likely not value for money, don’t waste your coins!!!! Big Hit and Universal Records team up to find a new transatlantic K-Pop band. Girl Band versus Boy Band, which gets the sales, likes…
 
SHINee's really Back y'all!! And we couldn't think of anyone better to take it all in with, than our friend Genna! We're going in deep on SHINee's 7th album Don't Call Me and taking things track by track. First up, voicemails! Because you DID call us! Then, the mixed feelings online around SHINee's change of direction for their title track. Then, e…
 
Chungha released her first studio album, Querencia, and we decided to use it as an excuse to deep dive into her music and learn more about her. Links and playlists can be found on our blog post: https://bit.ly/2Mbsw3Q We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message certifiednoonas@gmail.com or on our socials! Like our content and want access to some …
 
Welcome welcome shawols, babywols and casual observers who just haven't realized they are shawols yet, it's time for an addition with a new edition of our original deep dive, The Shawol's Guide to SHINee. Let's add to the timeline every thing that has happened since episode 21 of this podcast, including the tSoL saga, concerts, military enlistments…
 
This week we are celebrating Lunar New Year with fun, games, stories, and learning a bit about the holiday. This is a long one, so grab a snack and drink. Find links to the things we talked about and time codes at our blog: https://bit.ly/3qpXV1l We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message certifiednoonas@gmail.com or on our socials! Like our con…
 
18 weeks in, a new year and we are still thirsty and working on our craft. Welcome to 2021 and join us as we delve into what we are watching and loving in Asian Dramaland. In this episode: 00:17: Happy Lunar Year! We are back for our first show of 2021! 04:39 : News and upcoming dramas 18:22: What we are watching - ongoing and shows: Lovestruck In …
 
And we are baaaack! We start with a new watch #BlindingLightsWatch. Blinding Lights has been in the US Billboard Chart Top 10 for 45 weeks since 2019! When will it fall off? #BlindingLightsWatch. We opine on awards season and understanding how this is going to work in a "Panoramic" with a remote ceremony, we say ask BTS how it’s done. We talk about…
 
Oh, hey there. There are 12 days until SHINee comeback. So our brains don't have space for a single thing that isn't SHINee related. So today we're building a playlist of SHINee b-sides that all correspond with a different mood or feeling. Plus, the random game not only being creepy, but proving itself a Shawol too? See you back here next week for …
 
Grab a drink and join us as we discuss the new Netflix movie, Space Sweepers. Links and more info can be found on our blog: https://bit.ly/3ryGGuQ We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message certifiednoonas@gmail.com or on our socials under CertifiedNoonas. Like our content and want access to some fun extras? Consider supporting us on Ko-Fi. Don’…
 
Let's return to our educational roots and learn about the origins of the English language in Kpop! Start with the history of English versions, moving into the current climate that is frankly exploding. Plus some big picture questions about the role of English music and "western validation" in Kpop fandoms. Then, an old school challenge in the rando…
 
We haven't talked about what we've been watching and what music we've been listening to in a while, and figured some catching up was in order. Links to all the dramas we talked about, plus playlists of all the music can be found here: https://bit.ly/3j7wQNF We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message certifiednoonas@gmail.com or on our socials! L…
 
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