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Now In Color
115 minutes | Sep 16, 2020
Hitmen & Hookers: Kevin T. Morales
Screenwriter, producer, and filmmaker, Kevin. T Morales joins Sandie to talk about the lifelong journey of storytelling. He comes from a family of artists and storytellers, and he's even had lunch with Francis Ford Coppola. In this episode, Kevin gives advice to aspiring filmmakers and directors on how to find your voice, write through grief, and maybe consider moving out of the United States. Of course, we also talk about the three filmmakers that inspired him to find his voice: Alejandro Iñárritu, Guillermo del Toro and Alfonso Cuarón. Liked what Kevin had to say? Follow him for more filmmaking tips and advice on Twitter: @KevinTMorales Connect with Now In Color: Twitter: @now_incolor Instagram: @nowincolorpodcast
76 minutes | Jun 29, 2020
Half the Sky: Tu Youyou (w/Dolly Li)
Recorded in the height of COVID-19 and the overdue racial reckoning of America. Emmy-award winning video journalist and correspondent Dolly Li tells the untold story of Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Tu Youyou, who discovered the cure for malaria in ancient Chinese texts. We discuss Black Lives Matter, Asians For Black Lives, what makes this particular moment in time different than previous fights for civil liberties, and how we can stand in solidarity to move forward.
88 minutes | Jun 1, 2020
Smoke in Mirrors: Josephine Baker (w/Candace Maxwell)
Note: This episode was recorded at the end of February 2020, a few days before COVID-19 was reported in the United States. CW: Hate speech regarding anti-Blackness in Josephine Baker's life is used in this episode. ___ Let's travel back in time to the Roaring Twenties. Candace Maxwell (as seen on Netflix, STARZ, and the CW) tells the story behind the glitz & glamour of Josephine Baker, an actress, singer, dancer, social activist, and war hero. We discuss the difficulties of the entertainment industry, following your dreams, and what we can learn from Josephine Baker's legacy. Music: Magic - Yung Kartz; Blue Skies - Josephine Baker; You Drive Me Crazy - Josephine Baker
26 minutes | May 22, 2020
First Gen Burden #StayHome Edition w/Rich Tu
Crossposted from the hit podcast First Generation Burden, created and hosted by Rich Tu. We recorded this episode when New York City was first ordered to shelter-in-place back in late March. We talk about anti-Asian sentiments across the country, the perception of content post-COVID-19, and the Myth of Assimilation. If you haven't already, be sure to listen and subscribe to First Generation Burden wherever you get podcasts!
4 minutes | May 22, 2020
So...it's been a while, and 2020 didn't exactly go as we all hoped it would. Music: Magic - Yung Kartz
77 minutes | Jun 4, 2019
2.13: Apathy Is Not Compatible With Love: Simon Tam (of the Slants)
In the season finale, Sandie is joined by notorious "troublemaker," Simon Tam, the frontman of The Slants. Over the span of almost a decade, the band fought to keep their name with the U.S. Trademark Office and finally won a historic freedom of speech case with the Supreme Court in 2017. Think trademark law doesn't apply to you? Think again! Simon not only discusses this case, but also what it was like to grow up in Southern California, bullying, grief, and his newly released memoir, Slanted. At the end of this episode, there is also a sneak preview of their Broadway show in development! Enjoy. ___ This podcast is presented by Brick By Brick Studios (IG: @brickbybrickstudios) and sponsored in part by Dylan (IG: @Dylan_Underwear). Use the code NOWINCOLOR to get 10%! ___ Music: good morning by Amine Maxwell https://soundcloud.com/aminemaxwell Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/SQWFdnbzlgI
70 minutes | May 15, 2019
2.12: More Community, Less Clout: José Rizal (w/Beatriz Kaye)
Note from Sandie: You thought just because I'm out of the country means I'll neglect this podcast? Think again! Also hej from Copenhagen and the Faroe Islands! __ This week, Sandie is joined by writer and activist Beatriz Kaye (the founder of the @BedStuyBookClub, a book club dedicated to women and femmes of color). Beatriz tells the story of Jose Rizal, who is regarded as a national hero to the Philippines during the end of Spanish colonialism. Beatriz talks about giving up space and self care. Sandie talks about laying down for all of 2016. They both discuss cancel culture, letting people live, and restoring hope and healing through their own forms of activism. ___ This podcast is presented by Brick By Brick Studios (IG: @BrickByBrickStudios) and sponsored in part by Dylan (IG: @Dylan_Underwear). Get 10% off your first order of Dylan with the promo code: NOWINCOLOR.
46 minutes | May 9, 2019
2.11 Lawyer Up: Sylvia Mendez (w/ Reneé de Jesus)
Note from Sandie: I feel like I always fall into a mid-season slump, where I get really sick or work begins to pile up. I'm so sorry! ___ This week, law student Renée de Jesus joins Sandie to talk about the case for de-segregation of schools before Brown v. Board of Education: Mendez v. Westminster. They discuss microaggressions, terrible startups, and how to decolonize your education (and mind). ___ This podcast is presented by Brick By Brick Studios (IG: @brickbybrickstudios) and sponsored in part by Dylan Underwear (IG: @dylan_underwear). Use the promo code: NOWINCOLOR to get 10% your first purchase of Dylan.
64 minutes | Apr 15, 2019
2.10 Police Violence & Black Mothers: Korryn Gaines (w/ Jesi Taylor Cruz)
CW: The following episode contains discussions surrounding police violence, infant loss, disordered eating, and Black maternal loss. ___ This week, writer and activist Jesi Taylor Cruz joins Sandie to tell the story of Korryn Gaines. Jesi discusses the undocumented violence on Black mothers throughout history and the trauma it has left not only in this country but for black and brown mothers everywhere. They further discuss the fears for their own safety in public spaces and more. While these topics are difficult and uncomfortable, it is important to bring stories like this to the forefront. ___ This podcast is presented by Brick By Brick Studios (IG: @brickbybrickstudios) and sponsored in part by Dylan Underwear (IG: @dylan_underwear). Use PROMO CODE: NOWINCOLOR to get 10% off your first order of Dylan!
87 minutes | Apr 8, 2019
2.9 NextShark's Next Headline: The History of SPAM (w/Edward Pokropski)
This week, comedian and producer Edward Pokropski joins Sandie to tell the the history (and cycle of cultural appropriation) of SPAM, found in beloved dishes such as Budae Jjigae (부대찌개 or Korean Army Stew) and musubi. Edward also talks about the adoptee experience and making peace with his identity. Sandie talks about ugly crying to her mom about balancing the creative life with paying the bills. They both give feedback to NextShark's editorial board. ____ This podcast is presented by Brick By Brick Studios (IG: @BrickByBrickStudios) and is sponsored in part by Dylan Underwear (IG: @Dylan_Underwear).
98 minutes | Mar 25, 2019
2.8: $6.99 Per Pound Collaboration: Asian Americans In Hip Hop (w/ Jaeki Cho)
This is a special crossover episode with the hit podcast, $6.99 Per Pound. Jaeki Cho, creator of Alumni, producer of 'Bad Rap,' and co-host of $6.99 Per Pound joins Sandie to tell the history of Asian Americans in hip hop, who have been there since the genesis of the genre and culture -- both behind the scenes and in front of the screens. They talk about cultural appropriation, the marketability (but also innate talent) of Awkwafina, representation, and so much more. ___ This podcast is presented by Brick By Brick Studios (IG: @BrickByBrickStudios) and sponsored in part by Dylan Underwear (IG: @Dylan_Underwear). You can also listen and subscribe to bi-weekly episodes of $6.99 Per Pound (IG: @699perpound) anywhere you get podcasts!
86 minutes | Mar 19, 2019
2.7 The Wizarding World of Wokeness: Richard Potter (w/ Constance Gibbs)
If you're a Harry Potter or Doctor Who fan, this episode is for you! This week, writer and podcaster Constance Gibbs (of Nerds of Color, TARBIS, etc) joins Sandie to discuss all the racial nuances of the wizarding world of Harry Potter. She talks about the complexities of being POC in the super-white nerd and fandom culture. They talk about shipping, fanfiction, and so much more! Constance also tells the story of her second favorite Potter: Richard Potter, the first African American stage magician. __ This magical episode is presented by Brick By Brick Studios (IG: @BrickByBrickStudios) and sponsored in part by Dylan Underwear (IG: @Dylan_Underwear). You can download and listen to Now In Color anywhere you get podcasts. Follow on IG @NowInColorPodcast and Twitter @Now_InColor for more updates!
67 minutes | Mar 12, 2019
2.6 Not All White People: Panda Express (w/Angel Yau)
This week, comedian and filmmaker Angel Yau joins Sandie to tell the story of the creators of Panda Express. If you thought it was a bunch of white people, you thought wrong! Angel talks about the benefit of being quiet and observant in a Chinese household, something Sandie really could learn. They talk about representation, toxic Asian Facebook groups, and the American Dream. ___ This podcast is presented by Brick By Brick Studios (IG: @brickbybrickstudios). Follow Now In Color on IG @nowincolorpodcast and Twitter @now_incolor
49 minutes | Mar 4, 2019
2.5 Ghana Will Be Free Forever: Kwame Nkrumah (w/Justin Williams)
This week, an actual professor of African history and comedian, Justin Williams, joins Sandie to tell the story of the revolutionary first president of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah. Justin Williams is literally the only qualified person on this podcast. They talk about the good ol' days of living in a railroad apartment under the BQE, dating in New York City, and checking out the notorious Union Pool. If you want to laugh out loud and learn some serious African history, this is the episode for you. __ This podcast is presented by Brick By Brick Studios (IG: @BrickByBrickStudios). You can find Now In Color anywhere you get podcasts and on IG: @nowincolorpodcast and Twitter: @now_incolor
58 minutes | Feb 25, 2019
2.4 Liberator of the Liberator: Manuela Sáenz (w/Jimena Perea)
Actor and producer, Jimena Perea joins Sandie to tell the story of the hidden revolutionary hero of South America: Manuela Sáenz. Her work for women's rights and freeing South America from Spanish colonial rule was largely overshadowed by Simón Bolívar, her totally toxic lover. Or was it romantic? Find out as Jimena bring this bad ass woman's story to life. Okay, and seriously, how do you pronounce Jimena's last name? Sandie really, really can't pronounce it. __ This podcast is presented by Brick By Brick Studios (IG: @brickbybrickstudios). IG: @nowincolorpodcast/Twitter: @now_incolor
67 minutes | Feb 18, 2019
2.3 How To Get Away With Yellowface: Ching Ling Foo (w/Aaron Amodt)
This week, stage tech and photographer, Aaron Amodt joins Sandie to tell the story of the Chinese magician Ching Ling Foo...and his infamous rival, Ching Ling Soo. A magician never reveals his secret, but we'll give you a hint: one of them is in yellowface. If Rachel Dolezal can get away with it, why are we even surprised a master of illusion in the late 1800s could, too? Aaron also discusses his time traveling with the Ringling Brothers, working in theater, and much to Sandie's dismay, how Josh Groban (Sandie's first true celebrity crush) slid in some DMs! ___ Now In Color is presented by Brick By Brick Studios in Brooklyn, NY. Follow them on IG: @BrickByBrickStudios. Follow Now In Color @NowInColorPodcast and subscribe, rate, download anywhere you get podcasts!
80 minutes | Feb 11, 2019
2.2: Permit Patty Ruining Lives: Wong Kim Ark (w/ Jessica Yuen)
This week, fashion designer and tailor, Jessica Yuen, joins Sandie to tell the story of Wong Kim Ark, a Chinese-American who brought birthright citizenship to the Supreme Court when denied entry during the Chinese Exclusion Act. Before this, Sandie stalked Jessica as an audience member when she was on a panel for Asian-Americans in the arts. It sounds creepy, but a beautiful friendship actually forms...like Netflix's You. Kidding! Don't romanticize stalking, you guys. It's gross. Anyway, they talk about growing up as one of the only Chinese families on the block, and the guilt they live with in the often misunderstood realities of being in an interracial relationship. ___ This episode is presented by Brick by Brick Studio (IG: @brickbybrickstudios). You can find Now In Color anywhere you get podcasts (IG: @nowincolorpodcast/ Twitter: @now_incolor)
85 minutes | Feb 4, 2019
2.1 O Captain, My Captain: Robert Smalls (w/Ezra Bynum)
It's Black History Month and the day before Lunar New Year -- welcome to Season 2 of Now In Color, presented by Brick By Brick Studios. That's right, folks, Sandie has moved from her living room to an actual studio. To kick off this season premiere, Ezra Bynum comes by again and tells the story of Robert Smalls, a former slave turned sea captain and politician who commandeered a Confederate ship. Basically, an action movie should be made about him because in 2019, we are done with mediocre white man narratives. ___ IG: @nowincolorpodcast, @brickbybrickstudios
55 minutes | Dec 18, 2018
1.15: White People Putting Us In Literal Boxes: Afong Moy (w/ SJ Son)
Do you ever wonder why you're often treated like a circus freak or why your culture is put on an exhibition display? Well, it's probably because we are all Afong Moy -- the first "Chinese Lady" brought to the United States to literally be placed in a box to be gawked at. This week, comedian and actor SJ Son joins Sandie to tell the story of Afong Moy (it's also not her real name). SJ tells white people to read 5 articles per day. Sandie agrees. They also discuss interracial dating under the white gaze.
46 minutes | Dec 10, 2018
1.14: We All Need Therapy: Toussaint Louverture (w/ Monique Moses)
This week, comedian and member of the amazing sketch comedy group (now featured on Comedy Central) Astronomy Club, Monique Moses joins Sandie to tell the story of Toussaint Louverture, known as the Black Napoleon. Sandie apologizes multiple times to her therapist for skipping therapy for MONTHS now. Monique shares a personal and heartfelt story. And we all need to go back to therapy!
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