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Author: Jay Ooi

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This is the Australian podcast about all things Asian - what it's like to live as a third culture kid in the great down under. Each episode we'll bring you stories from Aussie Asians around a particular topic, and we'll question, explore and celebrate what it means to be an Asian Australian.
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S01E08 - What is Asia?

S01E08 - What is Asia?

2019-11-0500:30:33

What is Asia? No, really, have you ever thought about it? It’s a continent right? But, I mean, is it? Where is the clear physical border between Europe and Asia? The answer of course, is, there is none - it’s really one big continent that is Eurasia. So back to the original question: what is Asia? Where did this divide come from, and what does it mean for us today?
Doctors. They’re one of the most respected professions in Asian culture, but where did this prestige come from? And what’s it actually like in the profession?
S01E06 - String Nguyen

S01E06 - String Nguyen

2019-10-2300:18:10

Today I’m bringing you a conversation with one of LinkedIn's top voices Suzanne “String” Nguyen on fighting those invisible walls and finding your voice.
S01E05 - No Rice, No Spice

S01E05 - No Rice, No Spice

2019-10-1500:30:24

Preference. It’s the word people use to describe the sorts of people they’re attracted to. How does race play a role in sexual attraction amongst gay men? And what does it really mean to have a preference for one race over another?
S01E04 - Eye of the Tiger

S01E04 - Eye of the Tiger

2019-10-0800:21:18

Tiger mums have been spoken about a lot in the media, the overbearing, controlling mother who wants straight A’s and musical prodigies. In this episode we’ll speak to a couple of kids of tiger mums, how it affected their life, and what they think of it now. And we’ll also talk to a tiger mum herself.
S01E03 - Diana Nguyen

S01E03 - Diana Nguyen

2019-10-0100:23:09

A daughter of refugee parents from Vietnam, Diana sort of fell out and then back into celebrating her culture and heritage, and ended up creating a web series about her mum. In this episode, we explore what it's like growing up as the daughter of a single refugee mum, and why remembering our heritage so important.
S01E02 - Bobalicious

S01E02 - Bobalicious

2019-09-2400:15:46

From just a couple of tea shops in Taiwan to a multi billion dollar industry. How did this seemingly simple drink become a worldwide phenomenon? And why do Asians have such an affinity to it? In this episode we explore the craze that is bubble tea.
What’s in a name? Particularly in Australia, having a distinctly foreign name has its positives and negatives, and I’ve always had this inkling that there’s a different way we think about names in Australia compared to Chinese culture in particular, but I could never quite put my finger on it. This episode we explore how this difference in names affects us.
Have you ever tried to hide parts of your culture or heritage in order to fit in?Have you ever felt like a bit of an outsider in the country you grew up in?Do you often just have a laugh about some of the weird things your parents say?Do I have a show for you.Shoes Off is a new podcast that features stories about Asian Australian culture. Each episode we’ll look at a topic or issue or just a cool person, exploring what it’s like to be Asian in Australia.Subscribe to get this cultural goodness in your ears, because we do not talk about culture enough.
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