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Join the hosts of Add to Cart, comedian-writer-director Kulap Vilaysack and veteran journalist SuChin Pak, in a subversive take on consumerism. Each week, they have honest, revealing (sometimes TMI) conversations about all the big and little things they’re adding to, or removing from, their carts. They decide what's worth the monetary/emotional investment, and what's not. From beauty products and health trends, to celebrities and philosophies they’re passionate about, our hosts dig into anything we buy into and what it says about who we are.

Add to Cart with Kulap Vilaysack & SuChin Pak Lemonada

    • Arts
    • 4.7 • 70 Ratings

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Join the hosts of Add to Cart, comedian-writer-director Kulap Vilaysack and veteran journalist SuChin Pak, in a subversive take on consumerism. Each week, they have honest, revealing (sometimes TMI) conversations about all the big and little things they’re adding to, or removing from, their carts. They decide what's worth the monetary/emotional investment, and what's not. From beauty products and health trends, to celebrities and philosophies they’re passionate about, our hosts dig into anything we buy into and what it says about who we are.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Joyful Recollections of Trauma with Paul Scheer

    Joyful Recollections of Trauma with Paul Scheer

    It’s not Christmas yet, but Paul Scheer is gifting us with his cart and his new memoir, “Joyful Recollections of Trauma.” Paul sits down with the Aunties for a heart-to-heart like you’ve never heard before. They talk about his childhood, especially looking back as a parent of two, and how we learn to navigate relationships with our own parents into adulthood. It’s a conversation that shows laughter is not too far behind a good cry. Plus, as one third of How Did This Get Made?, Paul unpacks on co-host Jason Mantzoukas’ cube philosophy. 

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    To see all products mentioned in this episode, head to @addtocartpod on Instagram. To purchase any of the products, see below. 


    Joyful Recollections of Trauma is the Auntie Book Club pick for May…and maybe the whole year?
    Paul also suggests Libro.fm for audiobooks and Bookshop.org to support independent bookstores 
    The DJI Osmo Pocket 3 Vlogging Camera is the size of a Snicker’s bar
    EPICKA Universal Travel Adapter is a must-buy for travel season
    Hi-fi RUSH is for the cool indie gamers
    The Hefty Shrink-Pak Vacuum Storage Bags will make you a compression packing convert
    Listen to How Did This Get Made? for more Paul, Jason and June

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    • 55 min
    Zouk’s Cubes Premium: Cleaning Slippers

    Zouk’s Cubes Premium: Cleaning Slippers

    Travel games? Jason has a cube for that. Travel slippers? A place for that too. He brings a few extra items that make traveling more enjoyable. Plus, why he got up to wash his hands during the recording.

    Sip, Snack & Shred (with Sheng Wang)

    Sip, Snack & Shred (with Sheng Wang)

    Sheng Wang is bringing that uncle energy. He’s showing up to the function with beer and peanuts, staying way too long, and then heading to the nearest botanical garden. Sheng tells the Aunties about his favorite ways to snack, including the peanut source he wants to gatekeep, and why he no longer has capacity for stuff. Plus, indulge in Sheng’s dulcet tones as he reads us a Mary Oliver poem. 

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    The Zojirushi water bottle is classic and no fuss
    The Kirkland Virginia Peanuts from Costco are a solid snack choice 
    Sheng wants to gatekeep the peanuts from Dai Ho in California
    Did you know a membership to the American Horticultural Society gives you access to 345 public gardens and arboreta across North America? 
    Sheng is coming to your city! Catch him on tour

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    • 44 min
    Hawks, Wolves, Blood and APAHM

    Hawks, Wolves, Blood and APAHM

    Between APAHM and Mother’s Day, May is peak time to be an Asian mama, especially for our Aunties. But being this hot to trot isn’t easy. Plus, Auntie KuKu’s birthday is right around the corner, and she swears she’s keeping it lowkey – normal definitions need not apply. Meanwhile, jetsetter Auntie SuSu is back from her mom and daughter trip to Mexico City, and she’s come away with some realizations. Finally, don’t miss the Aunties’ recommendations for some stellar AAPI-owned brands to buy from this month and any month.

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    Kulap was one with the birds for a day through Hawk on Hand falconry with Adam Baz 
    She’s running with the wolves through Wolf Connection’s Woman & Wolves 
    APAHM Beauty Picks: Tower 28 Beauty MakeWaves Mascara, JET Black and 

    One/Size On 'Til Dawn Mattifying Waterproof Setting Spray


    Nam Coffee is a must-try, and order the decadent Vietnamese egg coffee at their coffee shop
    Chef Saeng Douangdara is making Laotian food accessible at home through Lao Spices
    There’s a new hot guy doing pottery on social media, follow him @warwanarat
    Ku and Eme have mommy and me matching Nike Dunks 

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    • 53 min
    Zouk’s Cubes Premium: Jacked Up Muscles

    Zouk’s Cubes Premium: Jacked Up Muscles

    Travel is hard on the body. But Jason uses a corkscrew ball and the Papa and Barkley 1:3 THC Releaf Balm. SuChin uses this spiky foot roller (https://shorturl.at/mpDEZ). Will the two finally see eye to eye?

    Samantha Bee is The Resourceress

    Samantha Bee is The Resourceress

    It’s a podcast family get-together this week, as the Aunties are joined by Samantha Bee, host of Choice Words on the Lemonada Media network. The comedic powerhouse tells Ku and Su about her bread-making era that wasn’t, swimsuits that are a community hazard, and eye health. She also talks about her The RealReal loves and losses, because nothing hits harder than a purchase that could’ve been. Plus, SuChin glanced at the eclipse and why you shouldn’t jump on a trampoline after birthing kids. 

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    To see all products mentioned in this episode, head to @addtocartpod on Instagram. To purchase any of the products, see below. 


    Sam is eyeing this Il Bisonte Consuelo bag 
    She keeps her eyes juicy with the iVIZIA eye drops
    Listen to Choice Words with Samantha Bee wherever you get your podcasts

    Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. 

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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
70 Ratings

70 Ratings

fishermanne ,

A must listen for shoppers and beyond

First of all they have the catchiest theme song of any podcast…this podcast is so fun. Both SuChin and Kulap are a joy to listen to. If you love shopping, it’s perfect for influencing an deinfluencing your purchases. But the latest episodes that have included some more personal anecdotes from both of the hosts’ lives that have made me tear up…. They are wonderful storytellers!!

adrarts ,

Adding this to cart

I’ve just found this pod and have spent the last few days binging all episodes. I’ve decided to remove a lot from cart this year but I’ve also added so much, and I’m so happy to now add this pod and what feels like spending time with new friends! Thank you for the joy you bring! ❤️

llm14568754467 ,

I love this show!

I’ve listened to all the episodes since discovering the show. Funny and thoughtful content and hosts.

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