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$6.99 Per Pound is a bi-weekly podcast featuring interviews with leaders and professionals from a wide variety of fields. Paying homage to Korean-owned hot food delis in New York City, the inquisitive duo Joann Park and Jaeki Cho treat listeners to a buffet of HOT takes on career, culture and community.

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$6.99 Per Pound is a bi-weekly podcast featuring interviews with leaders and professionals from a wide variety of fields. Paying homage to Korean-owned hot food delis in New York City, the inquisitive duo Joann Park and Jaeki Cho treat listeners to a buffet of HOT takes on career, culture and community.

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    $6.99 Live #06 w/Tricia Kim | Rachel Dolezal 2.0, Unemployment, Goodbye Michael 😭

    $6.99 Live #06 w/Tricia Kim | Rachel Dolezal 2.0, Unemployment, Goodbye Michael 😭

    $6.99 Live episode #06! This week we talk about the Jessica Krug scandal, The Whitney canceling an exhibit after Black Artist called out their underhanded dealings, the future of unemployment, what is next after you take down a racist statue, and Michael says goodbye one last time.

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    News round-up:

    Jessica Krug, self-proclaimed unrepentant and unreformed child of the hood, gets exposed as a white woman from Kansas aka Rachel Dolezal 2.0?

    Whitney Cancels Exhibition after Black artists calls out the museum for underhanded dealings in acquiring art from featured artists.

    Host Segments:

    Jaeki’s Pocket Watch - Jaeki leads the team in a discussion about the changing nature of work and the struggles employees in service jobs face as technology is introduced in the workplace at an accelerated rate. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/04/business/economy/service-economy-workers.html

    Guest Segment: Monuments & Public Spaces - Our guest Tricia Kim discusses the national reckoning with our public spaces and how statues of figures associated with racism have been taken down. As people celebrate, what comes next? How do we use public spaces and monuments? https://calderamag.com/editorial/unmaking-monuments-moving-towards-justice

    Who the F is Michael - Michael talks about how he joined the podcast after meeting Jaeki. Now two years later he is sadly leaving the show. We like to thank him for all the work he has done to build the podcast to what it is today.

    Shouts of the Week

    Michael -  Send Chinatown Love Food Crawl & 46 Mott https://www.sendchinatownlove.com/food-crawl.html

    Jaeki - Our producer Michael Ken Stewart

    Tricia - A Place to Visit  https://www.artwithjip.com/



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    Hosted by Jaeki Cho, Michael Stewart, Tricia Kim

    Produced by Michael Stewart & Wynton Wong

    Audio Editing/Mixing by Marcus Hahm



    About Us: Paying homage to Korean-owned hot food delis of New York City, we treat listeners to a buffet of HOT takes on career, culture and community.

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    • 1 hr 56 min
    $6.99 Live #05 w/Donnie Kwak | RIP Chadwick, NBA Strike and Boys State

    $6.99 Live #05 w/Donnie Kwak | RIP Chadwick, NBA Strike and Boys State

    $6.99 Live episode #05! This week we talk about the passing of Chadwick Boseman and his legacy, DNC vs. RNC, NBA players on strike, decline of GAP and casual wear, importance of Community College, and the documentary, Boys State.

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    News round-up:

    Chadwick Boseman and John Thompson passing away, RIP Kings https://twitter.com/chadwickboseman/status/1299530165463199747/photo/1

    DNC vs RNC, which was more entertaining and effective?

    NBA on strike, Did the players make the right decision to come back to play out the playoffs?

    https://www.politico.com/news/2020/08/28/nba-to-turn-arenas-into-polling-places-404457



    Host Segments:

    Jaeki’s Pocket Watch - GAP INC. sales drop 18% while its E-commerce sales doubled during the second quarter. The team discusses the accelerated change in the “casual” wear clothing retail segment. https://www.cnbc.com/2020/08/27/gap-gps-reports-q2-2020-loss-per-share-sales-drop-18percent.html

    Who the F is Michael - Michael shares his journey going to a community college and how it led him to think differently about the college system. https://www.princetonreview.com/college-advice/community-college

    Guest Segment w/ Donnie Kwok - Boys State is an American Legion summer program that brings 1000 boys together to create their own government. What does it tell us about the state of American politics as a whole? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1Kh_T5ZBIM



    Shouts of the Week

    Michael -  Donnie Chin, founder of International District Emergency Center https://nbcnews.to/3lMBIJ9

    Jaeki - Brad’s Organic Rice Cakes https://www.bradsorganic.com/Product/chips-snacks/brads-org-rice-cakes-no-salt-46oz-1-case12-bags

    Donnie Kwok - Time to Say Goodbye Podcast https://goodbye.substack.com/



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    Hosted by Jaeki Cho, Michael Stewart, Donnie Kwok

    Produced by Michael Stewart & Wynton Wong

    Audio Editing/Mixing by Marcus Hahm



    About Us: Paying homage to Korean-owned hot food delis of New York City, the inquisitive trio Joann Park, Jaeki Cho, Michael Ken Stewart treat listeners to a buffet of HOT takes on career, culture and community.

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    • 1 hr 54 min
    $6.99 Live #04 | Jacob Blake, Uber out of Cali, and Ichiro 4eva

    $6.99 Live #04 | Jacob Blake, Uber out of Cali, and Ichiro 4eva

    $6.99 Live episode #04! This week we talk about ... the shooting of Jacob Blake, the inmates fighting the wildfires in California, Flint residents reaching a $600 million settlement with the state of Michigan, Kobe Bryant’s birthday, battle between Uber and Lyft and California about independent contractors, and the legacy of Ichiro in the MLB.

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    News round-up:

    06:00 - California Firefighters raging with Inmate Firefighters fighting the blaze only getting paid $2 - $5 an hour. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37LpBFEN9J0

    11:50 - Jacob Blake shooting in Wisconsin and the role of police in America. https://bit.ly/3b4XwKV

    25:56 - Flint residents reach $600 million settlement with State of Michigan https://bit.ly/3gDjwh9

    30:26 - Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee buys ads on Asian cable TV channel to target Vietnamese American voters in California. https://bit.ly/2YuMA3Z

    33:06 - Happy Birthday Kobe and Rest and Peace

    Host Segments:

    40:16 - Jaeki’s Pocketwatch - Jaeki and Michael discuss the stand off between Uber / Lyft and the State of California about complying with AB5 (passed last year) reclassifying gig economy workers from independent contractors to full-time employees.  https://n.pr/2EG2qC6

    01:02:28 - Who the F is Michael? - Michael talks about how Ichiro made a big impact in this life as a Japanese American in Seattle who played baseball. Also, get into the legendary high school baseball tournament in Japan called Koshien. https://bit.ly/2Qy3Tgn



    01:20:43 - Shouts of the Week

    Michael -  Corky Lee - Photographer http://chineseamerican.nyhistory.org/corky-lee/

    Jaeki - C Marty’s Jerk Sauce https://www.cmartymar.com/product-page/cmarty-jerk-seasoning



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    Hosts Jaeki Cho, Michael Stewart

    Produced by Michael Stewart & Wynton Wong

    Audio Editing/Mixing by Marcus Hahm



    About Us: Paying homage to Korean-owned hot food delis of New York City, the inquisitive trio Joann Park, Jaeki Cho, Michael Ken Stewart treat listeners to a buffet of HOT takes on career, culture and community.

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    • 1 hr 34 min
    $6.99 Live #03 | Escape from New York, Kamala, and Weird Al?

    $6.99 Live #03 | Escape from New York, Kamala, and Weird Al?

    $6.99 Live episode #03! This week we talk about the record number of people leaving from New York, Kamala Harris’s VP Nomination, saving the Post Office, Intermittent Reinforcement and dating, the Alibaba empire, and growing up listening to Weird Al.

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    News round-up:

    04:06 - Escape for New York. The pandemic has resulted in many people leaving NYC. Right now there are 13,000 empty apartments in Manhattan and are offering an average of 1.7 months rent-free now. https://secretnyc.co/manhattan-apartment-vacancies/

    11:23 - Is Kamala Harris Black and Asian Enough? After Kamala Harris was named the VP nominee for the Biden campaign, questions about her Indo-Jamaican American identity has been a topic of great discussion. https://www.sfchronicle.com/politics/article/Kamala-Harris-was-shaped-by-Berkeley-and-a-mother-15485359.php

    20:16 Post Office services delayed. Trump came out and said part of the reason he is not interested in funding the post office is that it allows Mail-in voting. This has lead to increased pressure from public officials and everyday people for the federal government to provide the needed funding ASAP. https://tcrn.ch/2Y2uaby



    Host Segments:

    30:30 Jojo's Glow up Report -  Intermittent Reinforcement during dating is when a guy or girl you are texting seems HOT then cold. This seems to draw people in more and more. Why do we go for people who are so unpredictable? https://bit.ly/2CNnCWc

    51:41 Jaeki's Pocket Watch Report - What is Alibaba? One of the world’s largest online retail platforms in the world is more than you think it is. They are a multinational conglomerate that only started in 1999 with funding from Goldman Sachs and Softbank. This company transcends national boundaries. https://www.alibabagroup.com/en/about/overview

    01:14:20 Who the F is Michael - Reminiscing about listening to Weird Al. Growing up Michael’s dad listened to Weird Al CD’s on their drives around town. This led him to know the parodies before hearing the original hits. The team also talks about their first CDs. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%22Weird_Al%22_Yankovic



    01:31:34 Shouts of the Week

    Jojo - Slant’d Issue 04 Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/slantdmag/slantd-issue-04-revolution

    Michael -  His little brother for working hard on himself.

    Jaeki - Balconi MIX MAX Snack



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    Hosts Jaeki Cho, Joann Park, Michael Stewart

    Produced by Michael Stewart & Wynton Wong

    Audio Editing/Mixing by Marcus Hahm



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    • 1 hr 55 min
    $6.99 Live #02 | TikTok Ban, Census Undercount, and Getting Financially Naked?

    $6.99 Live #02 | TikTok Ban, Census Undercount, and Getting Financially Naked?

    $6.99 Live episode #02! This week we talk about Indian matchmaking, Trump’s Tik Tok & Wechat ban, why you need to fill out the Census, how to talk about money and get financially naked with your partner, saving small businesses during COVID-19, and the 75th anniversary of Hiroshima Bombing.

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    News round-up:

    03:48 Indian Matchmaking has been a popular show on Netflix. There has been a mixed bag of reviews and to better equip our listeners, Jojo shares a guide created by a Indian American academic to use when watching Indian Matchmaker through a critical lens. https://tinyurl.com/y6sh87zs

    12:53 The Trump administration threatens to ban Tik Tok and Wechat through executive order. Jaeki points out when Big Tech reaches a certain level they don’t really has allegiance to one nation state. https://www.cnet.com/news/trump-effectively-bans-tiktok-wechat-with-executive-orders/

    17:57 The Census is closing their outreach counting on Sept. 30th. There is great concern over the strong possibility of an undercount with everything happening with COVID-19. https://2020census.gov/en.html

    Host Lead Segments:

    24:09 For Jojo's Glow up Report, she talks about how transparency about money is important and recommends ways to get financially naked with your partner. The team talks about their personal experience negotiating money in their relationships and dating life from buying big ticket items to splitting the check on a dinner date. Learn more about this from the book: Broke Millennial https://bit.ly/3is0paZ

    44:20 For Jaeki's Pocket Watch Report, he talks about the small businesses in New York City shuttering due to COVID-19. As restaurants in K-town or Chinatown are suffering the cultural identity of these spaces are in jeopardy. 

    01:03:57 For Who the F is Michael, he talks about his family's history with the atomic bombing of Hiroshima 75 years ago and why it should be remembered in the world that nuclear threats are still alive and well.  https://www.cnn.com/2015/08/05/asia/japan-hiroshima-nuclear-lessons/index.html



    01:18:21 Shouts of the Week

    Jojo: Slant’d Community Cookbook https://slantd.com/

    Michael: Kanlungan https://www.kanlungan.org.uk/

    Jaeki: Turkish Delights snacks



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    Produced by Michael Stewart & Wynton Wong

    Audio Editing/Mixing by Marcus Hahm



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    • 1 hr 39 min
    $6.99 Live #01 | China Mac, Tik Tok, Meditation, and Asian Pride

    $6.99 Live #01 | China Mac, Tik Tok, Meditation, and Asian Pride

    Welcome to our first episode of $6.99 Live! This week, talk about the Uncle Rogers Rice cooking reaction video, controversy around China Mac organizing a protest in Brooklyn, What is next for Tik Tok, and finding knowledge of Self through meditation and humility.

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    News round-up: 

    How to make rice with Uncle Rogers and Hersha Patel 

    https://news.abs-cbn.com/ancx/food-drink/features/07/28/20/nothing-wrong-with-how-that-lady-cooked-ricebut-all-sorts-of-wrong-with-how-the-internet-reacted



    89-year old women attacked in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, New York 

    https://abc7ny.com/woman-set-on-fire-elderly-attack-89-year-old-attacked-bensonhurst-crime/6333749/

    https://nextshark.com/china-mac-rally-89-year-old-asian-woman-nyc/



    Host Segments:

    Jojo's Glow up Report - Making Meditation Work for You

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/alicegwalton/2015/02/09/7-ways-meditation-can-actually-change-the-brain/#2aa11ff81465



    Jaeki's Pocket Watch Report - Tik Tok, ByteDance, & Microsoft

    https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/aug/01/tiktok-ban-china-bytedance-divest-microsoft



    Who the F is Michael - Asian Pride and Finding Yourself 

    https://forpositivepeace.org/2020/01/01/i-want-to-be-chinese/



    Shouts of the Week 

    Jojo - East West Players https://eastwestplayers.org/

    Michael - Think! Chinatown https://www.thinkchinatown.org/assembly/

    Jaeki - Ottogi http://www.ottogi.co.kr/eng/product/product_list.asp



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    Hosts: Jaeki Cho, Joann Park, Michael Stewart 

    Produced by: Michael Stewart & Wynton Wong 

    Audio Editing/Mixing by Marcus Hahm



    About Us: Paying homage to Korean-owned hot food delis of New York City, the inquisitive trio Joann Park, Jaeki Cho, Michael Ken Stewart treat listeners to a buffet of HOT takes on career, culture and community. 

    Email address (business inquiries only): info[@]699perpound.com 

    #699perpound #699perpoundlive #asianpodcast #fortheculture #asianamerican




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    • 1 hr 36 min

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