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Model Majority Podcast

Model Majority Podcast

Author: Kevin Xu, Tony Nagatani, Jenn Fang

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A podcast about politics, culture, and life through the eyes of two Asian-American grassroots organizers--former members of (a lot of) political campaigns, the Obama White House, Department of Commerce, the DNC; currently in tech and Hollywood. We have stuff to say.
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Jenn Fang (@reappropriate) returns to cohost the podcast with Tony (@anthonynagatani) and Kevin (@kevinsxu) to talk about their COVID-19 quarantine experience, Kevin’s virtual townhall for people triggered or in fear of anti-Asian racism, and a...
Don Tamaki, a lawyer and one of the leaders of the Stop Repeating History campaign, joins the podcast to discuss with Kevin (@kevinsxu) how the rationale behind locking up Americans of Japanese descent during WWII...
Traci Lee (@traciglee) former Managing Editor of NBA Asian America and current fellow at USC’s Annenberg School for Communications and Journalism talks to Kevin (@kevinsxu) about the racialization of pandemics during the COVID-19 health crisis,...
Amna Nawaz (@IAmAmnaNawaz), senior national correspondent of PBS NewsHour talks to Kevin Xu (@kevinsxu) about her career in journalism, being the first Asian American journalist to moderate a presidential debate, and how she deals with...
Cohosts Kevin Xu (@kevinsxu) and Tony Nagatani (@anthonynagatani) got together (virtually) on the Saturday after Super Tuesday to share some analysis of the results, the binary primary that’s shaping up between Sanders and Biden, the...
Jenn Fang of Reappropriate.co returns to the podcast for our monthly recording with Kevin and Tony to discuss a whole host of issues: South Carolina Primary, Super Tuesday, how much will Joe Biden’s lack of...
Tony Nagatani (@AnthonyNagatani) our co-host spent a few days in Nevada helping the state democratic party prepare and run the Nevada Caucus. This is a special episode where Kevin talks to Tony about his on-the-ground...
Evan Low (@evan_low) California Assemblymember and national co-chair of Andrew Yang’s presidential campaign talks with Kevin Xu (@kevinsxu) about what it means to be a national co-chair, why he entered electoral politics at a young...
Kevin Xu (@kevinsxu) is in Iowa to volunteer during the Iowa Caucus. Our guest cohost, Jenn Fang of Reappropriate.co and Tony Nagatani our long-time co-host, quizzes Kevin on all kinds of things Iowa. We also...
Punya Krishnappa (@_punya_) returns to the podcast for Part 4 of our Early State Mini-Series to teach Kevin the fundamentals of how a caucus works, and recount the details and strategies of running one of...
Phil Kim (@philkimtweets), Nevada State Director for the Cory Booker campaign joins us for Part 3 of our Early State Mini-Series to talk about the unique challenges of campaigning in a union-heavy, service-oriented economy like...
Suraj Budathoki, Constituency Director of New Hampshire for the Bernie Sanders Campaign, joins us for Part 2 of our Early State Mini-Series to talk about his incredible journey from being refugee in Bhutan and Nepal...
Grace Smith (@textFIGHT_24477), Field Organizer for the Elizabeth Warren campaign in West Des Moines joins us for Part 1 of our Early State Mini-Series to talk about her journey into the Warren campaign and how...
Paul Sun-Hyung Lee (@bitterasiandude), Canadian actor who stars in the comedy TV series “Kim’s Convenience“, chronicles his life journey from a young struggling actor of color–persevering through bad roles and insulting stereotypes, to starring in...
Jenn Fang, founder of Reappropriate.co, hosts this last episode 2019 with Kevin Xu and Tony Nagatani to explore the perennial raison d’etre question: Does Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) Make Sense?  We reflect on how...
Jiayang Fan (@JiayangFan), China correspondent of the New Yorker, returns to the podcast to discuss in-depth her recent reporting on the Hong Kong protests: the city’s fight for its identity and soul, Jiayang’s own experience...
Theodora Yu (@theodorayuhk), who covers Asian American local news at the Sacramento Bee, joins the show to talk about how she covers Asian American local issues, why local news is important, and her thoughts on...
Jenn Fang (@reappropriate), founder of Reappropriate.co, returns to the podcast to talk with Tony about Kamala Harris ending her campaign for President, Julian Castro's quest to change the whole game around the Presidential Primary Politics, and Andrew Yang's gimmicky campaign that might be confirming the Model Minority myth.
Author Seth Berkman joins the Model Majority Podcast to talk about his book, “A Team of Their Own,” which chronicles the story of the combined North/South Korea Olympic Women’s Hockey Team who played at the...
Ellen Wu (@ellendwu), Associate Professor in the Department of History at Indiana University Bloomington and Director of the Asian American Studies Program, joins the podcast to trace the historical origin of the concept “Model Minority”....
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