39 episodes

Winner of Smartest Podcast at the Australian Podcast Awards 2021 - this is the written, produced and edited podcast made by and for Asian Australians, because we don’t talk about race and culture enough. We’ll dive into topics where you’ll hear from a range of voices, and we'll bring you stories and thoughts from interesting Aussie Asians, academics and everyday folk so we can question, explore and celebrate what it means to be an Asian in Australia.

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Shoes Off Jay Ooi

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 64 Ratings

Winner of Smartest Podcast at the Australian Podcast Awards 2021 - this is the written, produced and edited podcast made by and for Asian Australians, because we don’t talk about race and culture enough. We’ll dive into topics where you’ll hear from a range of voices, and we'll bring you stories and thoughts from interesting Aussie Asians, academics and everyday folk so we can question, explore and celebrate what it means to be an Asian in Australia.

https://www.shoesoff.net/

https://www.instagram.com/shoesoffau/

https://www.facebook.com/ShoesOffAu/

    S04E07 - Minority Report: Searching for Diversity in TV News

    S04E07 - Minority Report: Searching for Diversity in TV News

    Our trusted newsreaders have always been there, from when Lady Di passed away, to when the world was forever changed on 9/11. But who is telling you the biggest stories of the day? And why is it important that we see representation in TV news?

    • 40 min
    S04E06 - My Mum's Journey to Australia: A Refugee Story

    S04E06 - My Mum's Journey to Australia: A Refugee Story

    "Just get on with it" seems to be the mentality of a lot of refugee families, so we often don't get to hear their stories. In this episode, one daughter of refugee parents is determined (but a little scared) to share her parents' journey to Australia, and how they built a life here.

    • 28 min
    S04E05 - Go Back to Where You Came From: Safety and Belonging on our Streets

    S04E05 - Go Back to Where You Came From: Safety and Belonging on our Streets

    Derogatory or alienating racial comments and actions are something most people of colour have experienced in Australia. From "ni hao baby" to being glared at for slurping your pearl milk tea, it's often quite paralysing, and it's hard to know what to do in those situations. So why are these forms of harassment harmful? What does it say about Australian identity? And what can we do about it?

    • 40 min
    S04E04 - Can't Touch This: Why We Don't Hug our Parents

    S04E04 - Can't Touch This: Why We Don't Hug our Parents

    Are your parents awkward with hugs? Do you find yourself more comfortable greeting people at a distance, rather than a kiss on the cheek? It's fairly common for a lot of Asian parents to not express their affections physically. Why is this the case? What does it mean for us who grew up in a culture that is more physically affectionate? And what can we learn from each other?

    • 34 min
    S04E03 - Rebecca Lim

    S04E03 - Rebecca Lim

    Do you remember the books you had to read in school? Did you find yourself constantly having to put yourself in shoes far outside of your experience? Author Rebecca Lim remembers this all too well, and hoped things had changed since her daughter started school. Discovering the literature was much the same, she set out to write what she wished she had as a child.

    • 24 min
    S04E02 - On the Emasculation of Asian Men

    S04E02 - On the Emasculation of Asian Men

    Asian men as a group have it kind of rough when it comes to sex and relationships. They're often less desired than most other racial groups, and have been associated with a lot of emasculating stereotypes. How did we get here? How does it affect them? And how are things changing?

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
64 Ratings

64 Ratings

BN0086 ,

Vital Listening For All Australians

As an anglo-Australian who is passionate about racial equality, I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of learning I still had to do when it comes to our Asian-Australian population! The blind-spots I didn’t even know I had were particularly profound moments for me, while listening on my regular drives between Sydney and Canberra for work meetings.

Jay and his guests have perfectly articulated the facts, issues, feelings and problems faced by Asian Australians and I have found myself repeating what I’ve heard on these podcasts to colleagues and friends alike.

Thank you for putting in the time and effort to produce this podcast, it’s been very insightful!

channiepotpie ,

Exactly what I needed

Jay is able to articulate the feelings of being Asian Australian that you’ve never been able to put into words. So much insight gained from listening to this!

MLAmey ,

:-)

As an individual who was somewhat blind to the topics discussed in this podcast, I’ve found it to be very insightful, and a good listening experience. A good opportunity to grow and learn as a person. :-)

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