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The podcast that starts off talking Asian things and slowly devolves into self indulgent thought exercises. David and Imran are comedians in SF and NYC who provide colorful commentary on current events, culture, race, politics, media, model minority myths and conversation pieces.

The podcast that starts off talking Asian things and slowly devolves into self indulgent thought exercises. David and Imran are comedians in SF and NYC who provide colorful commentary on current events, culture, race, politics, media, model minority myths and conversation pieces.

Location:

United States

Description:

The podcast that starts off talking Asian things and slowly devolves into self indulgent thought exercises. David and Imran are comedians in SF and NYC who provide colorful commentary on current events, culture, race, politics, media, model minority myths and conversation pieces.

Language:

English


Episodes

Thirsty for Validation

2/18/2020
This week the boys talk about how much Imran will spend on his wedding, David looking for a roommate, Parasite revealing Asian's thirst for validation, Andrew Yang dropping out of the election and more! The Bad Asians podcast is recorded @canalstreetmarket and presented by @listeningpartypresents Follow David and Imran: @davidnguyen and @ImrantheG

Duration:00:40:31

Secret Phoenix ft, Carolina Do

1/29/2020
Carolina Do joins us to celebrate the Lunar New Year. We discuss her namesake, her parent's immigrant story, secret families, the lunar new year, and Asian American representation. Enjoy! Carolina Do is a classically trained New York City-based actress who was born and raised in North Carolina. ​As a first generation Vietnamese American, she believes strongly in the power of weaving new narratives into the fabric of American history and culture. She is the co-founder of The Sống Collective....

Duration:02:31:22

2190 Day Fiance

1/22/2020
First episode of 2020 and someone gets engaged! We spend the episode going over the big proposal, traveling around the Middle East and Europe, and give our take on Meg-xit. Enjoy!

Duration:00:38:05

What Is Desi Time?

12/13/2019
This week the guys try to figure out the units of Desi Time, who is really behind the Bay Area car break ins, why Amazon deserves to avoid paying taxes, Brexit, and instilling confidence. Please like, leave a comment and subscribe!

Duration:00:44:17

Love Is Easy, Support Is Hard

12/5/2019
This week David and Imran get into the pressure of proposing, the Parasite write up by Thessaly La Force in the NYT, Brenda Song not being Asian enough, Imran's support of brown women, and NDA's. Enjoy!

Duration:00:36:10

The Art of Storytelling ft. Dolly Li

11/27/2019
This week we sit down with journalist, video correspondent, and artist Dolly Li. We touch on what life in Hong Kong in 2019, how hard it is being an Asian woman, Dolly's path in Art, and learning new life skills. Enjoy! Dolly Li an award-winning independent video journalist, producer, and correspondent. She has played key roles in developing and launching several international digital publications, including Al Jazeera’s AJ+ English and AJ+ Español. In 2018, she co-founded the digital...

Duration:01:30:34

Hood Rich Syndrome

11/20/2019
The world's most inconsistent podcast continues to live up to their tagline. David is back from Asia. He and Imran discuss being in white rich spaces, his travels, the cancelation of Fresh Off the Boat, and when is it okay to do yellowface. Enjoy!

Duration:01:25:48

Not A Real Doctor ft. Jason Koo

9/27/2019
Author, poet, and professor Jason Koo our podcast this week. He and David discuss growing up in the midwest, sports' influence on masculinity, not being a real doctor, and more! Named one of the "100 Most Influential People in Brooklyn Culture" by Brooklyn Magazine, Jason Koo was born in New York City and grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. He is the author of three full-length collections of poetry: More Than Mere Light, America's Favorite Poem and Man on Extremely Small Island, winner of the De...

Duration:01:44:01

Party Like It's 2016 Ft. Tito Vida

9/17/2019
This week we explore the upbringing of Filipino-American DJ, designer, and @bubble____t, Tito Vida. We discuss his youth in the Pacific Northwest. the club scene in NYC, the formation of the party collective Bubble T, and more! Enjoy! Tito is a DJ and co-founder of @bubble____t. He was featured on Scout:https://www.scoutmag.ph/culture/bubble-t-new-york-olivere-20190607 Follow him on IG: @tito_vida The Bad Asians podcast is recorded @canalstreetmarket and presented by @listeningpartypresents...

Duration:00:37:42

Following Your Passion ft. Karen Han

9/11/2019
Movie and TV writer Karen Han sits down and talks about her upbringing in the mid west, art history, following your passion, and more. Karen is a writer based in New York City, and is currently Entertainment Reporter at Polygon. She studied art history at Bryn Mawr, and wrote her thesis on The Adventures of Tintin. She has written about film, TV, music, and video games for outlets such as The New York Times, The Atlantic, Vanity Fair, VICE, and NYMag/Vulture, and served on the 2019...

Duration:00:29:02

Masculine AF ft. Donald Chang

9/3/2019
Southern boy turned NYC writer, actor, and improvisor, Donald Chang, joins the most inconsistent podcast. This week we discuss growing up in Florida, catching the acting bug, the premier variety show Asian AF and Asian Masculinity. Enjoy! #badasians Donald hosts/produces the monthly variety show Asian AF and is currently on house team Din Din at UCBNY. You can see him soon in TV Land's "Younger", upcoming feature film “Happy Cleaners” as well as season 3 of the webseries “[Blank] My Life”....

Duration:01:11:49

Andrew Yang Too Asian to Win? ft Janesh Rahlan

8/6/2019
Fulbright scholar and Pitbull super fan Janesh Rahlan joins the most inconsistent podcast. This week we discuss Mr. Worldwide, assimilating into your own culture, the impact of Slumdog Millionaire, Desi wedding, working on Obama's campaign and Andrew Yang's being too Asian to win. Enjoy! #badasians Janesh Rahlan is a 2014 graduate of Northwestern University with degrees in Economics and Political Science and a former Fulbright Scholar in Turkey. He's an avid NBA fan, travel junkie and loves...

Duration:00:17:25

The Vietnamese Diaspora in Australia Ft. Kyall Mai

7/30/2019
Vietnamese Austrailian, Kyall Mai joins the world's most inconsistent podcast this week. We sit down and discuss the Vietnamese diaspora, stories of gold and pirates, being a third culture kid, and more! Please like and subscribe. #badasians The Bad Asians podcast is recorded @canalstreetmarket and presented by @listeningpartypresents Follow David and Imran: @davidnguyen and @ImrantheG

Duration:01:33:21

Omg, I'm A Writer ft. Esther Wang

7/24/2019
We talk about The Farewell, the need to tell stories, Esther's path to being a writer, politics within the Asian community, what it's like to work for Jezebel and more! Enjoy! Esther is a New York City-based writer who covers social movements, immigrant communities, and the intersection of culture and politics. In 2016, she was an Emerging Writers fellow at BuzzFeed. In 2013, she was an Open City Creative Non-Fiction Fellow with the Asian American Writers Workshop. Follow more of Esther's...

Duration:01:48:03

Red Dot Campaign ft Eva Woolridge and Sage Youngblood

7/17/2019
The world’s most inconsistent podcast is joined with the hosts of the Red Dot Collective - Eva Woolridge and Sage Youngblood! We sit down to discuss their multi-ethnic background, sex education, the Red Dot Campaign, sex parties, and more! Enjoy! #badasians Focusing on the period—a natural, beautiful part of female biology that can become a monthly nightmare for some—their initiative became the Red Dot Campaign. Working in collaboration with over 15 organizations at the University of...

Duration:01:48:37

Far From Honor (Mulan trailer and Spiderman review) ft. Stephen Ku

7/9/2019
Do today’s Asian Americans still care about their family’s honor? The worlds most inconsistent podcast invites Stephen Ku (Komedio Comedy) to give his take the current state of Asian Americans. We then get into a spoiler heavy review of the new Spiderman movie: Far From Home. Stephen Ku is a Bay Area native, stand-up comedian, and founder of the nerd-comedy network Komedio. As an avid fan of comics, tabletop board games, and Star Wars, he says his nerdiness has been a major influence on his...

Duration:01:46:48

Diep Thoughts ft. Diep Tran

7/2/2019
The world's most inconsistent podcast returns with another accomplished guest. We welcome Diep Tran @diepthought where we discuss who runs Asian culture, growing up as the baby of the family, the problematic world of the theater, which plays are worth the money, and the future of Vietnam. Enjoy! #badasians Diep Tran is a journalist based in New York City. She is currently the senior editor at American Theatre magazine. She also freelances, and her writing has appeared in the New York Times,...

Duration:01:44:14

How Indian Are You?

6/25/2019
The world's most inconsistent podcast is back with another accomplished guest. This week we have the co-found of the Desi Comedy Festival and the Setup, Abhay Nadkarni. We discuss his move to the US from India, breakdown the confusions Desi people have living in America, and South Asians in comedy. Enjoy! Desi Comedy Fest is the largest South Asian comedy festival in America. Desi, pronounced as “They- See”, is a loose term for the cultures and products of South Asia and their diaspora,...

Duration:01:31:38

Girls Who Code (Switch) ft. Diana Kris Navarro

6/18/2019
Only the most accomplished guests on the world's most inconsistent podcast. This week our hosts welcome Diana Kris Navarro, who was part of the first class of Girls Who Code. We discuss why Jeremy Lin's NBA championship means nothing, Diana's growing up in two communities and having to code switch, being a part of Girls Who Code, spills the tea on working in Tech, and more! Diana is 23y/o NYC based Filipina engineer and activist. She was part of the first class of Girls Who Code and since...

Duration:01:43:14

Always Be My Pokropski ft. Ed PoKropski

6/11/2019
The world's most inconsistent podcast returns with special guest Ed Pokropski (@epopski). We sit down with the multi-faceted comedian to talk about being adopted, growing up in Philadelphia, and being empathetic. We then get into a review of the Netflix rom-com Always Be My Maybe starring Ali Wong and Randall Park. Ed Pokropski is a producer at NBCUniversal and is the host of Unwashed Comedy: Night Market - an all Asian variety talk show featuring the country’s top Asian American comics,...

Duration:01:40:23