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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
We're back! This week, we read a listener email and give advice on navigating gender and power dynamics in the writers' room. Also, a story told to Jessica about writers facing rejection leads us into a discussion about racial scapegoating in entertain... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
This week, our producer Yusong joins us in the studio, and we answer some of his questions about writing and give some advice! We discuss multiple character arcs, our old writing habits (or lack thereof), and more. Plus, we go heavy on the writing meta... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
This week, a Whiting Wongs debate! Dan & Jessica disagree about receiving listener-submitted scripts, which prompts a larger discussion about how to get something read in the entertainment industry. Plus, we talk about the success of Black Panther. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
We're joined by the incredible Jas Waters (This is Us, Hood Adjacent) to talk about drama writing, how writing race neutral doesn't necessarily benifit POC characters, and more! Plus we read listener emails and talk about the priviledge and responsibil... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
This week, we're joined by Dante Basco! We talk about his experiences playing Prince Zuko in Avatar: The Last Airbender and Rufio in Hook, and revisit the idea of appreciate vs. appropration. Plus, Dante reveals his goals of encouraging the next genera... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dan & Jessica describe the entire process of landing a writing job, and discuss the different skills showrunners look for when hiring writers. Plus, we talk about our early careers, and then Dan riffs a spec script called "Chinese China". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
This week, Dan & Jessica read and respond to listener emails, one about gender and one about sex workers. Plus, a story about writing a gender neutral script and the role of casting directors, before the podcast completely devolves into an intense argu... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Andrew Ti (Yo, Is This Racist?) and Ify Nwadiwe (@midnight) join us talk to us about the question "where are you from", different reasons to learn Japanese, and the difference between cultural appropriation and appreciation. Also, we discuss who really... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Whiting Wongs is back! This week, we discuss power dynamics in the writers' room and what should or shouldn't be allowed in terms of behavior. Also, Jessica talks about her previous experiences with difficult workplace situations, and what allies can d... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Merry Wongmas! The holiday spirits are high as Dan & Jessica discuss the difference in their drinking styles, read listener emails, and address some errors & omissions. Then, we end the year by answering the age-old question: is enjoying Big Trouble in... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Comments (9)

Zing Grem

for some reason this podcast likes to crash the castbox app. it keeps stopping saying I'm not connected to the internet and refuses to keep playing the episode. I have to restart the app. doesn't happen with any other podcasts though, very strange.

Jan 25th
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Shane Leatherman

I love you so much, Dan. I listen to every podcast I can find with you on it, and R&M is my favorite show. That said, maybe don't get shithouse bombed before discussing such heavy/important material? (or maybe always get that way first? What do I know, I don't have your success) Jessica is amazing too, (hope you're back for R&M S04) thanks for the podcast!

Jan 12th

John Reese, III

Dansplaining why not getting picked on was traumatic. 10/10 tho

Dec 15th

Odin Hoh

based on the first episode: Enjoyed this but Dan talks way more than Jessica and its kind of irritating how unequal the air time is especially if we're talking race. I'm sure he doesn't mean to talk over her but sometimes he does that regardless without realizing. and Dan's stuttering is very jaunting from the man flow of the conversation; a loose script may have helped this.

Dec 13th
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Damian Sechelski

I'm digging it, I just finished the second episode and I wanted to tell y'all I listen to y'all everyday after work and it's nice to have something to look forward to, and I love you're point of view

Nov 9th

Daniel Tremblay


Nov 4th
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