Saturday School Podcast
About This Show
Wake up! Saturday School is a podcast where Brian Hu (@husbrian) and Ada Tseng (@adatseng) teach your unwilling children about Asian American pop culture history. New episodes released Saturdays at 8am, when all our friends are still in bed watching cartoons. Like this old-school photo of the hosts, it'll be a blast from the past, as they dig up some of their favorite works they've come across covering Asian American arts & entertainment over the years. The first season will be a Fall Semester 2016 course on Asian American comedy. Sign up for our newsletter below for lecture notes!
Most Recent Episode
Season 1, Ep. 10: Shopping for Fangs
It's the last episode of the first season of our Saturday School podcast, aka the last "class" of our "semester" on Asian American comedy. We end with the 1998 film Shopping for Fangs, directed by Justin Lin and Quentin Lee, starring an ensemble cast including John Cho, Radmar Agana Jao, Jeanne Chinn, Lela Lee, and Clint Jung.
Brian finds comedy in the way the first-time directors play with genres and the upending of what it means to be human/non-human, straight/gay etc. Ada has a lot of empathy for anyone who's turning into a werewolf, no matter how low-budget the facial hair looks. John Cho doesn't look that different now than he did 20 years ago. And we give a preview to Saturday School Season 2, which will hopefully include lots of love and hotness.
Saturday School is a podcast where we teach your unwilling children about Asian American pop culture history. First season will be about Asian American film comedies. 10 episodes will be released every Saturday at 8am, which is when we were forced to go to Chinese school as kids.