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LEMON delivers the latest juice of celebrity & pop culture news, candid conversations with celebrities and influencers, as well as social and cultural topics from a queer Asian Australian perspective. Hosted by Phillip Kuoch and Thomas Tan.

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    • Personal Journals

LEMON delivers the latest juice of celebrity & pop culture news, candid conversations with celebrities and influencers, as well as social and cultural topics from a queer Asian Australian perspective. Hosted by Phillip Kuoch and Thomas Tan.

    We Set Two Friends on a Blind Date

    We Set Two Friends on a Blind Date

    We understand how crazy and dark the world is right now so we wanted to do something a bit different to help lighten and bring a smile to your faces!


    This week we set two friends up on a live date. How will the date end? Will they go a second date? Listen until the end to find out!


    We are joined by friend of the pod, Melissa Hua and Vinh Tran, who owns flower hire and events company Full de Bloom.


    Have a friend who needs a boo? Pitch them to us at hello@lemonpodcast.com and we might find them a match on the show.




    LEMON delivers the latest juice of celebrity & pop culture news, candid conversations with celebrities and influencers, as well as social and cultural topics from an Asian Australian perspective. Hosted by Phillip Kuoch and Thomas Tan.




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    Thomas Tan Tan: http://bit.ly/2TU4QCk For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 28 min
    CHAT: Cry Club On Gender Identity, Sexuality & Aussie Indie Music Scene

    CHAT: Cry Club On Gender Identity, Sexuality & Aussie Indie Music Scene

    On this week’s episode we chat to the talented Heather (They/Them) & Jono (He/Him) from Cry Club about gender identity, sexuality and the Australian indie music scene. Their new song 'Obvious' is out now on all music platforms.


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    LEMON delivers the latest juice of celebrity & pop culture news, candid conversations with celebrities and influencers, as well as social and cultural topics from an Asian Australian perspective. Hosted by Phillip Kuoch and Thomas Tan.




    Our Facebook group: http://bit.ly/2TQOsBb
    Instagram: http://bit.ly/2TPE0df
    Twitter: http://bit.ly/2TEpfLa
    Our Spotify Playlist: https://spoti.fi/2IMmpxJ


    Hosted by:
    Phillip Kuoch: http://bit.ly/3aR8Itk
    Thomas Tan Tan: http://bit.ly/2TU4QCk For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 48 min
    No Longer Impressive For Your Age

    No Longer Impressive For Your Age

    On this week’s episode:
    - Phillip talks about how the coronavirus / COVID-19 is affecting small businesses 
    - Thomas opens up about his hearing deteriorating and how a COSTCO staff assumed he knows all the Tans
    - We talk about our family’s love languages. You’ve heard about love languages but does it also translate to your family? Is it something we inherit from our parents? We discuss our relationships with our siblings and parents. 
    - We talk about this Manprella.com article how what happens when you’re no longer impressive for your age? As a society, we’re obsessed with the rate of how fast and young we achieve things - but is it really about how fast we can achieve things? 
    - RECOMMENDATIONS: Phillip recommends you watch The Invisible Man starring Elizabeth Moss and we introduce a weekly playlist on Spotify of all the song recommendations by Thomas. You can follow it here: https://spoti.fi/2IMmpxJ


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    Thomas Tan: http://bit.ly/2TU4QCk For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 35 min
    #ToiletPaperGate

    #ToiletPaperGate

    Hello and welcome to this week's episode!


    - Thomas recommends you stream Lady Gaga's new album 'Chromatica' although it's not out yet. She's rumoured to be collaborating with BLACKPINK and Ariana Grande, so we're hyped!
    - Joanna recommends you play Harvest Moon - it's the original Farmville game
    - Phil recommends you check out the Chinese drama Yanxi Palace about concubines fighting each other to rise to the top
    - AND we discuss about the #toiletpapergate that's happening in Australia, where there's a national shortage of toilet paper because of the panic buying over the coronavirus / COVID-19. We discuss what would be in our doomsday bunker.
    - FINALLY, what are some of the pressures you face in your 20's?




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    Tom Tan: https://www.instagram.com/tommayo/


    TRANSCRIBED AUDIO
    ****PLEASE NOTE that this was automatically transcribed and it may not be accurate. Please refer to the actual audio file for any quotation or referencing*****


    [00:00:14] Hello, hello, hello and welcome to the LEMON Show. The show catching up on what you should be reading, watching and listening to, as always, Euro-Med Thomas. And that's me and Phillip Kuoch. That is me. And today we welcome a very special guest. And this week, we have Joanna.


    [00:00:29] Our very first think of a way of how to cultivate like a very nice I like my friends since long time for a long time. Friend of met childhood friends, four knots. But Joanna is here. Welcome to.


    [00:00:46] Thank you for helping us with the photoshoot day. Yes. That was very nice.


    [00:00:51] Hopefully by the time it goes, we would have already posted a new podcast cover. But Joanna. Joanna, tell us what is the theme of this week's cover cover up?


    [00:01:03] I don't it would be good how to explain it. Our director.


    [00:01:08] Look, I was going for like an 80s or 90s theme, so I Googled 80s, 90s fetish s**t with fruits because, you know, we have the LEMON show and people just posing with fur in a very weird way. So with I decided, hey, Phil, why don't we just take off our shirts and pears with fruit so mildly erotic?


    [00:01:25] Join us first time I'm watching gay porn. What was that like? No, it's not your first time. Not your first time. Oh, I don't know. It was it was an experience.


    [00:01:39] We had some really weird shots involving tops.


    [00:01:43] And I was a bit but also bit conscious. Were you? Yes. You know, the thing is, you're conscious about it because we live in a neighbourhood where old, like everybody knows each other. And the windows were put on a show for the night. And we it just happened that we'll furnish having a photo shoot just as school was finishing as well. So I had the school boundaries. Right. Because you look quite close with school as well. Did you?


    [00:02:06] I was distracted, too. Distracted by our beautiful bodies, say.


    [00:02:11] So how is everyone's week this week? I was pretty good. I did a lot of songwriting this week. No mental breakdown. So that's pretty good. Positive. Any new hits this week that we can expect to hear soon? We did.


    [00:02:23] Oh, we did write or Bradner. We wrote a song called Sweats.


    [00:02:28] Was it actionable? It was very action of our lyrics. It's the one you showed me. You know, it is different in different ones. That was a Chinese song on an English song. Yes. We've been writing. Working like crazy. Trying to make sure that we get those demos out. But yeah. What about you feel? How was your week?


    [00:02:44] My week has been pretty hectic. Had a very hectic morning. We did my doughnut finish shoot for our new menu this this morning. And then I in

    • 33 min
    Accidentally Texting Your Ex

    Accidentally Texting Your Ex

    What happens when you accidentally send a text that's about your ex to your ex instead of your friend?


    On this episode we discuss about Lady Gaga's new song 'Stupid Love' about whether or not we think it's a flop. We also talk:
    - About the new Korean drama 'Crash Landing Onto You' - a drama about what it's like crash landing in North Korea.
    - Charlotte's Awbery's viral video singing 'Shallow'
    - How Tik Tok is changing music industry through meme's




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    • 44 min
    Mum, don't call me fat!

    Mum, don't call me fat!

    On this week’s episode: 


    - We chat to the incredible Ophie Ho! Ophie is a boss girl and social media influencer who transform womens lives through her business. We talk to her all about social media influencing, what it means to be Asian-Australian and how she got into her businesss
    - We also discuss body image issues after Phillip was told by his mum that he was fat and needed to lose weight :( We talk about how we need to stop commenting on people’s bodies because it can be damaging
    - LASTLY, we also discuss about racism amongst the Asian community - although we are a marginalised group, we’re also still very racist (not us, personally speaking, we’re good!)


    Follow Ophie Ho’s socials 
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    You can sign up for Ophie’s coaching program here: https://ophieho.com/


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    Tom Tan: https://www.instagram.com/tommayo/


    TRANSCRIBED AUDIO
    ****PLEASE NOTE that this was automatically transcribed and it may not be accurate. Please refer to the actual audio file for any quotation or referencing*****


    [00:00:14] Hello, hello, hello and welcome to the LEMON Show, the show giving you the squeeze on pop culture with an Oriental lens. Well, like that introduction that's my name is Thomas Tan. And I'm Philip Kuoch. And coming up later on the show, we speak to Ophie Ho, who is a go boss and how she's transforming women's lives around Australia with her business. But first, how is your week? Had a very fun week. Actually, we went to the Pentatonix concert. We did.


    [00:00:41] And I swear, I feel like because I like an acapella group. Right. I feel like everyone that was at the concert was like a sing off, because when you want to get this crouse's sing it just sing like a massive choir. Anyone Senate. Amazing.


    [00:00:54] I think you can actually see the hard work and the dedication like the years that it takes for you to get to know your band members as well as know exactly what you have to do because harmonies are hardly telling you. It's like you have to sing in perfect pitch key and get to know exactly where to go. Boop, boop, boop. If you miss it like a doo doo or a bup bup. That means that you pretty much share the whole whole group off.


    [00:01:14] I love how you appreciate, like, you know, the music side of it. For me, the whole time I was thinking about was the thing about the business side. I was like probably the most profitable band in the world because we we did discuss a little bit how much they were earning that night. Because like they didn't have any bandmates. It's just that making sounds of their mouth. So so like they didn't have to hire like dancers, all a bandmates. It was just the making sounds of their mouth. But they got sick.


    [00:01:40] If one of them or two of them got sick, then like concerts cancelled.


    [00:01:43] Let's take a live look now outside of work. Ariana Grande, they lick and spit on the merchandise. There can be a hundred people in the room. Rise and shine. China. China. China. China. China. China. China.


    [00:02:04] We also just watched the Harlequin movie. Maybe like two hours ago. And I felt that it was incredible what they consider so well. And Magor, Robbie's acting is phenomenal.


    [00:02:15] Oh, she's good. I know the little girl, the Asian go who's in the movie as well. She was really funny.


    [00:02:21] I thought she was like, I'll tell you know, I thought that she was like an 18 or playing like that. And like they normally do in Hollywood. But you gewgaws, she's actually 13 years old.


    [00:02:27] She's 13 and she's in critical for her age. It was really funny the whole time while watching that movie. I was just thinking like, wow, like we talke

    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

bibita93 ,

Love it ❤️

Listened few episodes but Impressive epi and the Accidentally Text Ex epi were my favs I mean it does relate to my life somehow tho and yea keep bringing it guys, cant wait for more from you guys

Rezza123 ,

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literally a copy of shameless

Darasang ,

aZn represent!

Loving your podcast guys! I’ve been waiting to hear a podcast that put Asian culture to the forefront. When you guys were talking about Asians in the work place you are absolutely right - when our parents taught us to not disrespect our elders and talk back and hence we hold everything inside when we struggle at work. This totally resonated with me and totally can say that this is generally the work places fault but it is deep seeded in our background too. Totally understand what you’re saying about how you never quite feel like you belong no matter which work place it is and that when you work with another Asian you give each other this look like ‘hey, I acknowledge and just know we’re gonna hit it off ha!’ And guys, do you remember Asiagroove? Haha!

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