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The Yellow Peril Podcast
40 minutes | Mar 23, 2021
Stop Asian Hate
Stop Asian hate. That's the episode. We welcome back Mitchy who is Filipinx American and grew up in Atlanta to discuss what it was like growing up there. We reflect on the recent shooting in Atlanta and rise in anti-Asian attacks. Thanks for staying with us...
44 minutes | Aug 25, 2020
Quarantine in Taipei, Kamala, JA PGA Champ
Oki reports in from week one in quarantine upon arrival in Taipei, Taiwan and discusses with Vu Bang about Kamala Harris' nomination, Collin Morikawa's PGA win, and WEAR A DAMN MASK!
61 minutes | Aug 9, 2020
Fil-Am Families' Fears During Pandemic and Fried Rice Fiascos
Los Angeles nurse and friend of the pod Mitchy Behn joins us this week to talk about her experience in an LA hospital as cases rise. We also discuss why the coronavirus is killing Filipino Americans at a higher rate. And what happened on BBC and their disastrous recipe on fried rice?!?! Plus new shows featuring Asian talent you should keep an eye out for.
34 minutes | Jul 23, 2020
Kimchi. Comics. Covid. Creatives. Comedy?
We've got resources to hire black talent. We've got a Vietnamese American being boycotted for supporting BLM. We've got baseball players choosing to wear masks. We've got a "scientist" claiming kimchi protects against COVID-19. We've got films, tv, books and more created by Asian Americans. Boom.
43 minutes | Jul 17, 2020
Invincible Asian American Talent Tearing It Up And (Going) Down
White British tech bro tells Asian Americans to go back to THEIR country, Steven Yeun voices a new superhero animated series, Jin Ha "goes down" in history in Love Life with Anna Kendrick, James Sweeney directs, writes and stars in Straight Up and more...
49 minutes | Jul 6, 2020
Animal Crossing Stand-Up, Dank Durian, Bruce Lee Statues
Durian drives German mail workers to the hospital, SF needs a Bruce Lee statue, white chef of Vietnamese restaurant lashes out after being told to spell banh mi right, changing Columbus, Ohio to Flavortown, Ohio and Jenny Yang starts a stand-up show inside Animal Crossing!
59 minutes | Jun 30, 2020
Opening Set Podcast Joins Us To Talk Bay Area
Yellow Peril does a very special crossover episode with Opening Set as we discuss San Francisco gentrification through the eyes of two Bay Area DJs who lived and DJ’d through tech bros, black and brown displacement, and Yay Area hyphy. Don’t listen if you love Steve Aoki and beat drops.
34 minutes | Jun 24, 2020
We Stand With K-Pop Stans
K-Pop fans and Tiktokers flood the reservations of Trump's rally, 75 ways AAPI are supporting Black Lives Matter, Michelle Khare and other YouTubers star in the #1 film in the US, TV/film projects with Asian American talent and more...
55 minutes | Jun 17, 2020
Support Black Lives Matter / Da 5 Bloods Review / And More
Vu and Oki share more ways we can all support Black Lives Matter, our review of Da 5 Bloods and more great content to keep an eye out that features Asian and Asian American talent.
74 minutes | Jun 6, 2020
Interview with Director Bao Nguyen
This week, director Bao Nguyen joins us for an interview about his new documentary "Be Water" which chronicles Bruce Lee's life and impact. We'll also dive in to why this film is relevant during Black Lives Matter protests and Bao's career and life between the US and Vietnam.
19 minutes | Jun 1, 2020
Yellow Peril Supports Black Power
During this time of unrest, we wanted to bring you an episode simply to make sure that we're all doing something to support the protests and to help join the outcry of our fellow people, our humankind family. Please act, donate, teach, speak, learn, and protest safely. Help make a necessary and positive difference.
47 minutes | May 18, 2020
Quarantine Is NOT An Internment Camp
Why were Chrissy Teigen and Marie Kondo targeted by another lifestyle businesswoman for their success? Why is George Takei knocking a Wisconsin judge? Why should you watch a slew of great content created by Asian Americans waiting right now at your virtual fingertips? Answers inside...
38 minutes | May 11, 2020
Clearly Gremlins Was A Coronavirus Warning Film Ahead Of Its Time
We discuss how Taiwan is keeping things safe even though they still have baseball and clubbing. And we share more shows and films we think you should keep your eyes peeled for while we're all stuck at home including a new Gremlins show coming to HBO Max, a PBS docu-series on Asian Americans aptly called "Asian Americans" and more!
33 minutes | May 6, 2020
Can You Guess The Celebrities From Their Chinese Names? Part 2
We're back with part two of the pre-recorded episode where we see if Oki and Vu can guess the celebrity based on hearing their Chinese name. Our guest Billie helps us read off several celebrities Mandarin Chinese names have been phonetically derived from their English names. Play along and see how many you get right!
42 minutes | Apr 29, 2020
Free Rice. In Vietnam. From ATMs.
Too many Asian Americans too awesome things to count them all. Michelle Khare takes on police, FBI and fire fighter training; Green Beret Tu Lam becomes inspiration for a Call of Duty character; Vietnam giving out free rice from ATM; and director Deborah Chow is our Worst Asian Ever of The Week!
23 minutes | Apr 19, 2020
Can You Guess The Celebrities From Their Chinese Names? Part 1
Earlier this year, we recorded an episode over some drinks and came upon a fun guessing game: Can Oki and Vu guess the celebrity based on hearing their Chinese name? Our guest Billie helps us read off several celebrities Mandarin Chinese names have been phonetically derived from their English names. Play along and see how many you get right!
45 minutes | Apr 14, 2020
Aloha Quibi, Aloha Handshakes, Aloha Hawaii 5-0
This one is all over the map. We say hello to new shows and films we recommend, goodbye to Hawaii 5-0 and say hello to saying hello and goodbye in new ways with COVID-19 in our midsts.
76 minutes | Apr 6, 2020
Interview with Chef Nguyen Tran
This week we interview Nguyen Tran, chef and partner of Button Mash, a restaurant and bar-cade in LA. We talk with Tran about how the restaurant got it’s start, how the food industry is coping with the pandemic and the constant barrage of variables thwarting Button Mash and other locally-owned restaurants.
43 minutes | Mar 30, 2020
Stay Home and Watch and Play This Stuff
We're still in lockdown but we're here for you. Racism against Asians and Asian Americans is at an all time high unfortunately but hopefully you're able to stay home to avoid it for now. While you're staying home, why not curl up with a few of our suggested shows and games we're enjoying right now?
47 minutes | Mar 22, 2020
We're Back! But, You Know, Distanced...
It's been awhile (again) but we're back (again)! We wanted to come back to you from lockdown during these scary times, both because of the virus outbreak and the outbreak of racism. But also to highlight some of the good things still happening out there. Despite the troubling state of the world, we're excited to be back to bring you a look in to Asian American news, culture and entertainment. Stay safe everyone!
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