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Whiting Wongs with Dan Harmon and Jessica Gao

Author: Jessica Gao, Dan Harmon, Starburns Audio

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An honest conversation about race and writing between two people who think very highly of themselves. Dan Harmon and Jessica Gao know they won't solve racism in Hollywood, but they still like to talk about it. Sometimes with guests!

30 Episodes
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On the Season 1 finale of Whiting Wongs, Dan & Jessica travel to 101 Noodle Express in Alhambra, CA to talk over an authentic Chinese meal. Plus, we discuss what we've learned throughout the season, whether or not we've changed, and in true Whiting Won...Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dan & Jessica discuss how comedy doesn't age well and shed some light on being a diversity hire, before having a conversation with a scientist with shark experience, Professor Sora Kim! We also discuss diversity in academia, and the nature of intellige...Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
27: A Swarthy Hemisphere

27: A Swarthy Hemisphere


This week, we discuss Childish Gambino's "This Is America" video, cultural identity among white Americans, and Jessica states her expectations for her upcoming trip to China. Plus, listener emails about 23andMe, representation on this podcast, and more...Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
This week, Dan & Jessica go through some listener emails before we get into a heated debate about Matt Groening's response to the Apu controversy. Then, we talk to our guests Dana Han-Klein and Larissa Pruett about biracial identity, stories of stunnin...Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
In true Whiting Wongs fashion, Dan & Jessica sit down with the goal of reading listener emails and get through a total of three. But, we reveal the process for joke-writing in the Rick & Morty writers' room, listen to a POC actor's experience, and atte...Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
This week, we discuss The Simpson's response to Hari Kondabolu's documentary, "The Problem With Apu". Plus, we reveal Jessica's 23andMe results, and finally we reach a poingnant agreement that sheds light on the nature of emotional disagreements about ...Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
We're joined this week by Sameer Gardezi (Modern Family, Untitled Trevor Noah Project) to talk about Muslim representation in media, the issues with the "good muslim/bad muslim" dichotomy, and more! Plus we talk about Sameer's incredible writers' room ...Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
22 - Dad's A Little Drunk

22 - Dad's A Little Drunk


With no plans for the episode, Dan and Jessica end up reading and responding to listener emails! We disucss race and the cosplay community, give some career advice to aspiring writers, and talk about the differences between media representation in the ...Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
From HBO's Silicon Valley, the incredible Jimmy O. Yang joins us this week to talk about his experience auditioning as a POC actor, his new book, and more! We read from his audition log, Dan & Jessica brief Jimmy on "Chinese China", and we get into som...Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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