65 episodes

2 best friends. 2 countries. 1 shared experience of being: Asian American. This is Rootin' and Gaijin, a podcast hosted by Missie Yamamura and Hana Maeda.

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    • Society & Culture

2 best friends. 2 countries. 1 shared experience of being: Asian American. This is Rootin' and Gaijin, a podcast hosted by Missie Yamamura and Hana Maeda.

    Self-Care Routines

    Self-Care Routines

    In the age of COVID-19 and the upcoming presidential election, life can get quite stressful. To help calm any nerves or anxiety, we're shared our self-care routines we hope you will incorporate in your daily lives. 

    • 19 min
    April Jingco: Music Marketer & Vinyl Enthusiast

    April Jingco: Music Marketer & Vinyl Enthusiast

    Tune into Missie's solo interview episode ft.  creative April Jingco. We discuss how she started in the music marketing industry to her love of vinyl record collecting. 

    April's Social Media

    Personal IG: @aytrill

    Plant IG: @plant_mamas

    • 47 min
    36 Q's That Lead to Friendship (Part III)

    36 Q's That Lead to Friendship (Part III)

    Inspired by the podcast Asian Boss Girl (ABG) 's episode 35 of season 4, tune in as Hana and Missie also answer some questions from the NY Time's article 'The 36 Questions That Lead to Love' (https://nyti.ms/2RSU5i8) by Daniel Jones. The series of questions explores the intimacy between two strangers that require them to step into vulnerability and answer personal questions. The goal of this social experiment is to bring forth the importance of how mutual vulnerability through these shared stories fosters a meaningful connection.

    Here are the following questions answered in this episode:

    11. Take four minutes and tell your partner your life story in as much detail as possible.

    20. What does friendship mean to you?

    22. Alternate sharing something you consider a positive characteristic of your partner. Share a total of five items.

    25. Make three true “we” statements each. For instance, “We are both in this room feeling ... “

    • 30 min
    Workplace Stigmas: Part 2

    Workplace Stigmas: Part 2

    In the second episode of our two-part series, we discuss imposter syndrome, and how we've dealt with imposter feelings at work and in our personal lives. We also touch on burnout culture in the U.S. and Japan, and how we grapple with overworking ourselves.

    • 25 min
    Workplace Stigmas: Part I

    Workplace Stigmas: Part I

    Our two-part series on Workplace Stigmas deals with the challenges of workplace culture both in Japan and the U.S. In Part I, we discuss our personal experiences—as well as the broader issues—of racism/sexism at work. 

    • 30 min
    Mulan: Yay or Nay?

    Mulan: Yay or Nay?

    The recent release of Disney's live-action remake of Mulan is a big win for Asian representation in media. Still, there has been criticism regarding some of the decisions the film has made. Hana breaks down everything you need to know before choosing whether or not to watch it.

    Content mentioned: Throughline,  "Hong Kong"

    • 10 min

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