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A podcast by MiMi Aye aka meemalee exploring food and culture and what it means to be a 2nd Generation immigrant in the UK today, with special guests bringing you the MSG (Mildly Spicy Gossip)!

The MSG Pod MiMi Aye

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 33 Ratings

A podcast by MiMi Aye aka meemalee exploring food and culture and what it means to be a 2nd Generation immigrant in the UK today, with special guests bringing you the MSG (Mildly Spicy Gossip)!

    The MSG Pod: Episode 011 – Domee Shi and Lindsey Collins - TURNING RED SPECIAL

    The MSG Pod: Episode 011 – Domee Shi and Lindsey Collins - TURNING RED SPECIAL

    In Disney and Pixar’s latest feature film “Turning Red,” 13-year-old Mei-Lin Lee “poofs” into a giant panda when she gets too excited (which for a teenager is practically ALWAYS).

    It’s the first Disney/Pixar film to be directed by a woman (a Chinese-Canadian to be precise), as well as the first to be helmed by an all-women leadership team.

    So I was thrilled to get the chance to interview Director Domee Shi (who directed Pixar’s 2018 Oscar-winning short “Bao”) and Producer Lindsey Collins (who co-produced their Oscar-winning Wall-E) as part of The MSG Pod “Turning Red” review special.
    The MSG Pod is edited and produced by MiMi Aye aka @meemalee.

    Guest stars Domee Shi and Lindsey Collins.
    “Turning Red” clips, stills, trailer, and London premiere footage courtesy of Disney/Pixar/Media Hive.

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    Music by David Black and produced by Vellum Hill. Artwork by @meemalee.

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    TURNING RED

    DISNEY AND PIXAR

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    Disney+ Release Date: March 11, 2022

    Voice Cast: Rosalie Chiang, Sandra Oh, Orion Lee, Wai Ching Ho, Ava Morse, Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Hyein Park, Tristan Allerick Chen, Tyler, Addie Chandler, Jordan Fisher, Grayson Villanueva, Josh Levi, Topher Ngo, Finneas O’Connell, James Hong, Lori Tan Chinn, Lillian Lim, Mia Tagano, Sherry Cola, Sasha Roiz, Lily Sanfelippo

    Director: Domee Shi

    Producer: Lindsey Collins

    • 16 min
    The MSG Pod: Episode 010 – Judy Joo – NEW YEAR SPECIAL

    The MSG Pod: Episode 010 – Judy Joo – NEW YEAR SPECIAL

    The MSG Pod: Episode 010 – Judy Joo – NEW YEAR SPECIAL
    It’s the 2022 New Year Special with Iron Chef, TV star, and food writer Judy Joo! We chat about comfort food, changing careers, women supporting women, keeping things going through the pandemic, hard-to-please parents, Cooking with the Stars, K-Drama, Tottenham Hotspur, the power of the BTS Army and more!
    Plus, MiMi confesses that she can only cook two Korean dishes, but one of them just happens to be Judy’s favourite!
    Happy New Year from The MSG Pod!
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    Hosted, edited and produced by @meemalee. Guest star @judyjoochef. Music by @dblackguitar and produced by @vellumhill. Artwork by @meemalee.
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    • 51 min
    The MSG Pod: Episode 009 - Sanjeev Bhaskar - CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

    The MSG Pod: Episode 009 - Sanjeev Bhaskar - CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

    The MSG Pod: Episode 009 - Sanjeev Bhaskar - CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

    It’s the 2021 MSG Pod Christmas Special with TV star and national treasure Sanjeev Bhaskar! As well as festive frolics, we discuss the cultural impact of Goodness Gracious Me, his acclaimed drama series Unforgotten (and DI Sunny’s infamous backpack), the forthcoming Sandman Netflix show, what it’s really like to work with Paddington, his unlikely friendships with Roger Moore, Hugh Jackman and Alan Alda, Spamalot, what it means to be British, and our favourite lockdown TV (spoiler: it’s Ted Lasso).

    Plus MiMi convinces Sanjeev to deep-fry salad and start an unboxing channel on YouTube.

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from The MSG Pod!

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    Hosted, edited and produced by @meemalee. Guest star @TVSanjeev. Music by @dblackguitar and produced by @vellumhill. Artwork by @meemalee.

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    • 1 hr 21 min
    The MSG Pod: Episode 008 - James Wong - London Podcast Festival LIVE

    The MSG Pod: Episode 008 - James Wong - London Podcast Festival LIVE

    AND WE'RE BACK! We kick off Season 2 of the MSG Pod with a very special episode. For one night only, on Sunday 5 September 2021, MiMi’s co-host was the wonderful Viv Yau from besea.n – Britain’s East and South East Asian Network and their very special guest was professional plant geek, broadcaster and best-selling author James Wong. With topics ranging from Marvel superpowers, desert island essentials, Final Destination movies, and who would win in a fight between a Triffid and an Ent, who knew plants could be so varied, so controversial, and so very, very funny?!

    This live event was held in honour of ESEA Heritage Month and was held in front of a live studio audience as part of the London Podcast Festival.

    The MSG Pod donated show proceeds of £190 to Stop ESEA Hate https://gofundme.com/ESEA

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    Hosted by @meemalee and @itsvivyau. Edited and produced by @meemalee. Guest star @botanygeek. Music by @dblackguitar and produced by @vellumhill. Artwork by @meemalee.

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    • 1 hr 30 min
    The MSG Pod: Episode 007 - Myanmar Protestor

    The MSG Pod: Episode 007 - Myanmar Protestor

    On the morning of 1 February 2021, democratically elected members of Myanmar's ruling party, the National League for Democracy, were deposed by the Tatmadaw—Myanmar's military. The Tatmadaw proclaimed a year-long State of Emergency, declared power had been vested in Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Min Aung Hlaing and declared the results of the November 2020 general election invalid. President Win Myint and State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi were detained, along with ministers, their deputies and members of Parliament, and other prominent political leaders and activists. The people of Myanmar responded with a country-wide (and creative) Civil Disobedience Movement, uniting all religions and ethnic groups against the military regime. The military in turn have responded with violence and bloodshed. MiMi spoke to an anonymous restaurateur in Yangon, the former capital of Myanmar, about dealing with the devastating effects of both a pandemic and a coup.

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    Hosted by @meemalee. Edited and produced by @meemalee. Music by @dblackguitar and produced by @vellumhill. Artwork by @meemalee.

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    • 34 min
    The MSG Pod: Episode 006 - Viv Yau - LUNAR NEW YEAR SPECIAL

    The MSG Pod: Episode 006 - Viv Yau - LUNAR NEW YEAR SPECIAL

    Activist, podcast host of But Where Are You From, director-founder of Bee Influence UK, and 1/6 of besea.n (the British East and South East Asian Network), the brilliant Viv Yau talks to us on her work with besea.n, (mis)represention in the media, finding #ESEAjoy wherever you can, the need to rally for white allies, eating anything but Dominoes, Chef Philli and other self-proclaimed Asian experts, and celebrating Lunar New Year with the Kim Nanosounds x besea.n LNY Twitch Livestream on Saturday 13 February featuring Crazy Brit Asian and the MSG Pod! https://www.twitch.tv/nanokim

    Meanwhile, Huong and MiMi discuss their own Lunar New Year plans - spoiler: it involves lots of food!

    CW // Contains use of the other C-word (pejorative referring to Chinese people)

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    Hosted by @meemalee and @mrshuongblack. Edited and produced by @meemalee. Guest star @itsvivyau. Music by @dblackguitar and produced by @vellumhill. Artwork by @meemalee.

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    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

Michelin-Starred Ramen ,

Heartwarming podcast

This podcast is really special. The hosts always ask interesting questions and have such a lovely, effortless approach to interviewing their guests.

The occasional focus on Asian food is excellent, too.

Miso Queen ,

Monosodium GlutaGREAT

This podcast is truly sensational. It’s like a sprinkling of conversational MSG, subtly enhancing your day through wit and wisdom.

Both of the hosts are wonderful, and the guests are all fascinating. Listen at once!

Soulgrowl ,

Episode 2 is a must listen!

Kimberly Wilson is very wise!

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