Celebrating AAPI Heritage Month
2 days ago | 41 minutes
Jet Tila on His Questionable Tattoos & Asian Representation in Food Culture
Jet Tila shares his childhood in the first Thai market in the US in LA, Tournament of Champions experience, and the stories behind his many tattoos. This week on Food Network Obsessed, host Jaymee Sire sits down with Jet Tila to talk about their brief time as floor reporters on the Iron Chef franchise and the time he avoided an awkward encounter with Jaymee. They dive into the unique challenges of Tournament of Champions and why it’s the show Jet wants to win the most. He talks about his favorite Food Network memories (and people) and the chef’s tattoo that almost was (but that he ultimately didn’t get). Jet dives into his childhood growing up in the first Thai restaurants and markets in Los Angeles, the staple ingredients he always grabs at an Asian supermarket, and what it means to him to represent and elevate Asian cuisine in the food world.    Connect with the podcast: https://www.foodnetwork.com/shows/food-network-obsessed-the-official-podcast-of-food-network    Follow Food Network on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/foodnetwork    Follow Jaymee on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jaymeesire   Follow Jet on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jettila   Learn more about Tournament of Champions: https://www.foodnetwork.com/shows/tournament-of-champions Start Your Free Trial of discovery+: https://www.discoveryplus.com/foodobsessedSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9 days ago | 40 minutes
The Chaos Machine: An Endless Hole
Yowei gets a tip about Russian trolls in Stockton, California and falls down a hole of swirling conspiracy theories. At the center is a scrappy, controversial website that has become one of the most popular sources of local news in town. Some say it's doing important investigative journalism while others say it's spreading hateful lies about progressive leaders. In part 1 of The Chaos Machine series, what happens when traditional local news runs out of resources and reporting the narrative of a community is anybody's game?
2 months ago | 80 minutes
Jeremy Lin, Dan Pfeiffer + NBA MVP, March Madness, Anti-Trans Bills, Hot Mics
On the premiere of Takeline, Jason Concepcion and Renee Montgomery welcome Jeremy Lin to discuss the recent surge in anti-asian violence, his NBA journey, and the height of “Linsanity.” Dan Pfeiffer joins the show for a new game called Take Survivor. Then, Jason and Renee cover the recent racist remarks during a live broadcast of Oklahoma high school girls basketball game, the Republican effort to undermine transgender athletes rights, March Madness, Oscar noms and more.SHOW NOTES:To learn more about the Jeremy Lin Foundation visit https://www.jeremylinfoundation.org/Follow and subscribe to TAKELINE on Youtube for special clips and to watch ALL CAPS NBA Welcome to Takeline and ALL CAPS!For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/takeline. For a transcript of this episode, please email transcripts@crooked.com and include the name of the podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10 months ago | 33 minutes
Weijia Jiang
A conversation with CBS News White House correspondent Weijia Jiang about what it's like in the White House briefing room, covering anti-Asian racism during the pandemic and how standing up to bullies as a child prepared her for a career in journalism.
3 months ago | 40 minutes
Saving the Seeds
Why do Asian Americans have such deep relationships with fruit? Cathy goes on a quest to find the answers — starting with her friendly neighborhood fruit vendor, Cece, then spending time with friends and listeners in our extended podcast fam. Along the way, she hears stories about family heirloom trees, mango sharing techniques, persimmon obsessions, and an unbridled love for durian. Then, she calls up food writer Priya Krishna and heritage farmer Kristyn Leach to unpack all the personal stories she’s heard. As Cathy learns the ways that Asian Americans across the country have instilled a reverence for fruit and upheld countless rituals with it in their lives, she realizes that our tastes are even more deeply rooted than we might think. Credits Written by Cathy Erway Produced by James Boo, Harsha Nahata, and Julia Shu Edited by James Boo and Julia Shu Music by Blue Dot Sessions and Epidemic Sound Self Evident theme music by Dorian Love Shoutouts Big thanks to everyone who shared their fruit stories and fruit feels with us for this episode: Ahmed Ali Akbar Ann Duong Dorothy Faye Pirtle Jack Shu Jenn De La Vega Jenn Wong Kristyn Leach Merk Nguyen Nidhi Prakash Niha Reddy Priya Krishna Raman Sehgal Stanford Chiou We couldn’t fit everyone into the final cut, but you can see and hear bonus stories on our Instagram, using the hashtag #MyImmigrantFruitStory. Reading, Listening, and Resources "If I'm Cutting Fresh Fruit For Dessert, I Probably Love You" by Priya Krishna for Bon Appetite "A Bowl of Cut Fruit is How Asian Moms Say I Love You" by Yi Jun Loh for TASTE "How the simple art of cutting fruit can be an act of love" by Daniela Galarza for The Washington Post “The Loquat, San Francisco’s Secret Fruit, Is Hidden in Plain Sight” by Jenn Wong for Mission Local “Bok Choy Isn’t ‘Exotic’,” by Cathy Erway in Eater Check out Priya’s recipes in her cookbook, Indianish “Underground Aams Trade,” by Ahmed Ali Akbar for Proof (America’s Test Kitchen) Grow your own East Asian heritage crops and cook from recipes at Kristyn Leach’s Second Generation Seeds
2 years ago | 48 minutes
Vulnerability, Shame, VR and other Motivators in the Kitchen: Jenny Dorsey
When chef Jenny Dorsey creates culinary experiences, she wants the conversation to be about a whole lot more than the food. With projects such as the experimental pop up dinner series, "Wednesdays", and her "It's Disgusting" lunchboxes campaign, Dorsey wants people to be courageously present: to shed their inhibitions, open up to new and uncomfortable ideas, and ultimately leave the meal more empathetic. Her latest undertaking, "Asian in America," is a blend of VR, poetry, and food, where each ingredient is mined for its many layers of meaning. Tune in to this episode of Speaking Broadly to learn more about how Dorsey's struggle with binge-eating and being an introvert led her to culinary school, why she thinks that culinary education needs to be reimagined, and how an acupuncture session led to a now-realized vision of marrying VR and food. Want to stay up to date on the latest Speaking Broadly episodes? To hear more conversations with Dana Cowin and her accomplished yet accessible guests, subscribe to Speaking Broadly (it’s free!) on iTunes or Stitcher. If you like what you hear, please take a moment to rate + review us on Apple’s podcast store and follow Dana on Instagram @speakingbroadly and @fwscout. Thanks for tuning in! Photo by Hannah Burton and Bustle Speaking Broadly is powered by Simplecast.
15 days ago | 54 minutes
Lena Shareef wants (to tell) a good story
All of a sudden, it was such an “us VS them” rhetoric - and I realized I was part of the ‘them’.” Lena Shareef grew up in a lot of places - Pakistan, Ukraine, and the Midwest. She’s currently making the internet do things @ National Geographic - having studied video production and journalism. Along the way she co-founded GIRLWITHABOOK, which advocates for girls' education, which she believes is one of the best solutions to climate change and poverty. When she's not battling Internet trolls at her day job or trying to convince the world of the importance of equality, feminism, and representation (none of which are really that hard), she's devouring books, movies, and TV shows, and then naturally writing/venting about them on Medium and even HER podcast “Grounded Geeks’ which she co-hosts with her brother (ALSO - her dad is pretty cool and wrote an awesome book...just ask Raman). At the end of the day, all Lena wants is just a really good story... LEARN ABOUT LENA: @LenaShareef Girlwithabookrising.com anchor.fm/grounded-geeks MENTIONS COMICS: Ms.Marvel (Kamala Khan): wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamala_Khan TV: Warrior (HBO Max): imdb.com/title/tt5743796 PERSON: Jason Tobin (Young Jun on “Warrior”) - imdb.com/name/nm0864937 PERSON: Chris Evans - imdb.com/name/nm0262635
3 months ago | 29 minutes
Chloé Zhao: ‘Nomadland’
Director Chloé Zhao on the significance of a sunset.
4 days ago | 10 minutes
Reopening Florida
Governor Ron DeSantis has signed an executive order to suspend all COVID-19 restrictions in the sunshine state which includes preventing local governments from their own restrictions. Less than 30% of the population of the state is fully vaccinated so far. Plus, holding companies accountable on racial justice. And, the real history of Cinco de Mayo. Guests: Mayor of Tampa Jane Castor, Axios' Courtenay Brown and Russell Contreras.Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, Amy Pedulla, Naomi Shavin, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com.Go deeper: Companies face pressure to conduct racial audits The forgotten anti-slavery history of Cinco de Mayo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
a month ago | 49 minutes
Myth of the Model Minority with Andrew Ti
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 injuries. Also, Aspirational whiteness and a call for more Asian civil rights leaders!Support Compassion in Oakland! They are providing chaperones for elders in the Bay area Chinatown neighborhood. You can donate or volunteer on their website compassioninoakland.orgThe Margaret Cho is an Earios production.Theme music by Margaret Cho and Wade Ryan.Produced and Edited by Amanda Lund.Call the Earios hotline: 626-604-6262.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10 days ago | 23 minutes
I Broke the Dress Code
Should your school be able to tell you what to wear? This week, a fourteen year old challenges her school’s dress code by purposely violating it. Ooh You’re In Trouble is a proud member of TRAX from PRX. Listen to the entire series. Love the show? Help us spread the word by subscribing, rating, reviewing and sharing episodes with your friends.
11 days ago | 64 minutes
Higher Education (Feat. Dae Lim, Sundae School)
Dae Lim is the creative director and co-founder of the cannabis brand Sundae School. He walks us through his rigorous upbringing in Seoul to his time working as a Harvard-educated McKinsey consultant and the motivation behind his switch to selling weed. Dae also opens up about his spiritual relationship with cannabis and overcoming the stigmatization of drugs in East Asian culture. Check out Sundae School at sundae.school. Like, subscribe and please support us on Patreon! 
a year ago | 31 minutes
Iced coffee and bi chairs and glory holes, oh my!  Music in this episode by Jeremy S. Bloom, Alexander Overington, and Albert Behar ("Pizzicato Playground"). Theme by Alexander Overington. CORRECTION: A previous version of this episode misidentified Lady Gaga as straight. She is bisexual.
10 months ago | 57 minutes
Running A Japanese Restaurant Empire
Our guest is Sakura Yagi who is the chief operating officer at the T.I.C. Group. The T.I.C. Group is very important for the Japanese food culture in NYC. It is founded by Sakura’s father Bon Yagi who is regarded as the founder of the Japan Town in the East Village. In 1984, Mr. Yagi opened his first restaurant Hasaki in East Village. Since then Mr. Yagi opened more approachable and high-quality unique Japanese restaurants and now the T.I.C. Group operates 13 restaurants in Manhattan, mostly in the East Village. (If you are interested in Mr. Yagi’s intriguing life and inspiration, listen to Episode 14.) Sakura joined the T.I.C. Group 8 years ago and has been working hard to keep the company authentic as well as fresh and modern. In this episode, we will discuss why Sakura decided to work for his father, challenges she faces in managing the diverse collection of Japanese restaurants, what is happening in the Japanese food culture in NYC, how she is coping with the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic and much, much more!In March, HRN began producing all of our 35 weekly shows from our homes all around the country. It was hard work stepping away from our little recording studio, but we know that you rely on HRN to share resources and important stories from the world of food each week. It’s been a tough year for all of us, but right now HRN is asking for your help. Every dollar that listeners give to HRN provides essential support to keep our mics on. We've got some fresh new thank you gifts available, like our limited edition bandanas.Keep Japan Eats on the air: become an HRN Member today! Go to heritageradionetwork.org/donate. Japan Eats is powered by Simplecast.