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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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Pearl Low (https://twitter.com/Fumi_chun), an Afro-Asian Oscar Winning Story Artist, Illustrator and Comics Artist based in Vancouver, Canada, joins the podcast’s “Allyship Series” with the Black community to discuss unique challenges she has faced as a...
Jesse Moore, former White House speechwriter and associate director for public engagement, returns to the podcast for our “Allyship Series” with the Black community to share his experience doing training with the NYPD, the police...
Brandon West (https://twitter.com/westforcouncil), candidate for New York City Council’s 39th District, joins the podcast’s “Allyship Series” with the Black community to discuss what “defund the police” actually means from a policy and budgetary perspective, how...
Charmion Kinder (https://twitter.com/charmionkinder), Founder & Chief Impact Officer, CNKinder, Inc., global head of PR for Global Citizen and former press aide to First Lady Michelle Obama, joins the podcast’s “Allyship Series” with the Black community...
Arthur Tripp (https://twitter.com/ArthurTrippJr) candidate for State Senate in Georgia joins the podcast’s “Allyship Series” with the Black community to discuss why he’s running for office as an Independent, how he reacted to George Floyd’s murder...
Ronnie Chatterji (@RonnieChatterji) candidate for State Treasurer in North Carolina, Duke University professor, and former economic policy adviser to President Obama chats with Kevin about why he is “The Nerd We Need” in North Carolina...
172: Tony Got COVID

172: Tony Got COVID

2020-05-2223:29

Tony Nagatani (@anthonynagatani), our dear podcast cohost got COVID-19. (Don’t worry, he’s recovered now.) In this bonus episode, Tony recounts his experience having symptoms, eventually getting tested, and notifying his friends to do his part...
Maulik Pancholy (@MaulikPancholy) actor, author, activist, and co-founder of Act to Change, joins the podcast to talk with Kevin about his anti-bullying activism work, the origin and mission of Act to Change, and the organization’s...
170: Vote Like South Korea?

170: Vote Like South Korea?

2020-05-0401:00:32

Jenn Fang (@reappropriate) of Reappropriate.co joins Tony and Kevin for the monthly co-host discussion to talk about why we don’t feel very celebratory going into this year’s Asian American and Pacific Islanders Heritage Month, and...
Sri Preston Kulkarni, who is running for Congress in Texas’s 22nd district, joins Kevin (@kevinsxu) for Part 3 of our 3-part series with congressional representatives and candidate on how their campaign is adapting to COVID-19,...
Congressman Gil Cisneros (CA-39) joins Kevin (@kevinsxu) for Part 2 of our 3-part series with congressional representatives and candidate on how their campaign is adapting to COVID-19, what they are doing to fight back against...
Congressman Harley Rouda (CA-48) joins Kevin (@kevinsxu) for Part 1 of our 3-part series with congressional representatives and candidate on how their campaign is adapting to COVID-19, and what they are doing to fight back...
Sung Yeon Choimorrow (@schoimorrow), Executive Director of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) talks to Kevin (@kevinsxu) about human-centered policy advocacy, protecting AAPI women from hate crimes, and all the racial, social, and...
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...
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