191 episodes

Escape From Plan A is the podcast that talks about all the forbidden topics in Asian America. They're the topics that rarely make it unfiltered to NYT or Huffington Post, but constantly dominate any discussions among Asians when we're freed from supervision. We're Asian women and men who've come together to carve out a uniquely Asian American progressive perspective that's different from the usual supporting-cast roles we play for everyone else. No more face-saving. Time to get real.

We also run an online magazine, Plan A. Visit us at the link below!

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6, 152 Ratings

Escape From Plan A is the podcast that talks about all the forbidden topics in Asian America. They're the topics that rarely make it unfiltered to NYT or Huffington Post, but constantly dominate any discussions among Asians when we're freed from supervision. We're Asian women and men who've come together to carve out a uniquely Asian American progressive perspective that's different from the usual supporting-cast roles we play for everyone else. No more face-saving. Time to get real.

We also run an online magazine, Plan A. Visit us at the link below!

    Ep. 189: Assault on Liberty in the Philippines - Duterte’s Anti Terror Bill

    Ep. 189: Assault on Liberty in the Philippines - Duterte’s Anti Terror Bill

    The Philippines is under attack as an unprecedented crackdown on freedom of speech and freedom of the press is underway through the imminent passage of the so-called Anti-Terror Bill set to become law on July 9, 2020. Special guests Robert Cheng (Katilunggan), Malaya Arevalo and Julie Jamora (Malaya Movement) join us to discuss the bill in more depth and it’s impact on the Philippines and abroad in the era of Donald Trump’s America. Hosted by Jess.

    Support us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/planamag

    TWITTER:
    Jess (@cogitatotomato)
    Robert (@smoothposer)
    Altermidya (@altermidya)

    REFERENCED RESOURCES:
    Malaya Movement
    ● Website: ​www.malayamovement.com
    ● Facebook and Instagram: @malayamovement
    ● Email: ​malayamovement@gmail.com
    ● Petition for Duterte to Veto the Anti-Terrorism Bill: ​tinyurl.com/vetotheterrorbill

    Ibon Foundation: www.ibon.org
    Altermidya: https://www.altermidya.net
    Bulatlat: https://www.bulatlat.com
    The International Coalition For Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP): https://ichrp.net/

    SUBMISSIONS & COMMENTS:
    editor.planamag@gmail.com

    EFPA Opening Theme:
    "F**k Out My Face" by Ayekay (open.spotify.com/artist/16zQKaDN5XgHAhfOJHTigJ)

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Ep. 188: The Path Which Led Me To Leninism (ft. Mike Nguyen)

    Ep. 188: The Path Which Led Me To Leninism (ft. Mike Nguyen)

    Mike Nguyen, who wrote “PAST THE TIME FOR ALLYSHIP: WE NEED POLITICAL EDUCATION, ORGANIZATION AND SOLIDARITY” joins Q and Diana to discuss the political ideologies that are near and dear to our hearts. How did three Asian Americans from apolitical families and right wing communities find our way to anti-imperialism, leftism, and coalitional, organized resistance? There is so much we can learn from history, so much we can do today, and so much we hope to change for tomorrow.

    Support us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/planamag

    TWITTER:
    Diana(@discoveryduck)
    Q (@allyouneedis_q)
    Mike (@euthanasiaclown)

    REFERENCED RESOURCES:
    Essay by Ho Chi Minh: https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/ho-chi-minh/works/1960/04/x01.htm

    Terror in Little Saigon, ProPublica: https://www.propublica.org/article/terror-in-little-saigon-vietnam-american-journalists-murdered

    Mike's article: https://planamag.com/past-the-time-for-allyship-need-for-political-education-organization-and-solidarity/

    Yellow Power: The Formation of Asian American Nationalism in the Age of Black Power: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/ccbh/souls/vol3no3/vol3num3art3.pdf

    SUBMISSIONS & COMMENTS:
    editor.planamag@gmail.com

    EFPA Opening Theme:
    "F**k Out My Face" by Ayekay (open.spotify.com/artist/16zQKaDN5XgHAhfOJHTigJ)

    Show Image Source: Roz Payne archives, www.newsreel.us

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Ep. 187: An Asian American Guide To Getting Very, Very Upset (ft. Ayekay aka Austin Koh)

    Ep. 187: An Asian American Guide To Getting Very, Very Upset (ft. Ayekay aka Austin Koh)

    The rapper and general friend of the pod Ayekay aka Austin Koh -- who by the way created this podcast's intro and outro beat -- joins Teen to talk about the anti-racist protests and why it's a great time for us Asian American people to get lit up about the injustice that defines America.

    Support us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/planamag

    TWITTER:
    Austin (@ayekay)
    Teen (@mont_jiang)

    LINKS:
    Austin's Linktree: https://linktr.ee/ayekay

    SUBMISSIONS & COMMENTS:
    editor.planamag@gmail.com

    EFPA Opening Theme:
    "F**k Out My Face" by Ayekay (open.spotify.com/artist/16zQKaDN5XgHAhfOJHTigJ)

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Ep. 186: How An Abusive Cop Co-opted #AsiansForBlackLives

    Ep. 186: How An Abusive Cop Co-opted #AsiansForBlackLives

    NY activists Kevin Wei and Kate Zen join Diana and Chris to discuss the upcoming primary election for State Assembly in District 40. Incumbent assemblyman Ron Kim is being challenged by Steve Lee, a police officer backed by luxury real estate. Kevin and Kate uncover various allegations against Lee and the ways in which policing, gentrification, and media can be manipulated by special interests to disenfranchise vulnerable communities.

    Red Canary Song: https://www.redcanarysong.net/

    Support us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/planamag

    TWITTER:

    Kate (@katezenlove)
    Kevin (@kevinlwei)
    Diana (@discoveryduck)
    Chris (@JesuInToast)

    REFERENCED RESOURCES:

    Assemblymember Ron Kim's website: https://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/Ron-Kim

    'You can't have cops watching cops' — NYPD officer, ex-cop lawyer sue NYC: https://queenseagle.com/all/cops-corruption-harassment-nypd-lawsuit-lee-murray

    SUBMISSIONS & COMMENTS:
    editor.planamag@gmail.com

    EFPA Opening Theme:
    "F**k Out My Face" by Ayekay (open.spotify.com/artist/16zQKaDN5XgHAhfOJHTigJ)

    • 53 min
    Ep. 185: Comparing Notes On Race and Class (ft. Adam Hudson and Andray Domise)

    Ep. 185: Comparing Notes On Race and Class (ft. Adam Hudson and Andray Domise)

    This one is a long deep dive with Adam Hudson (Real Sankara Hours pod) and Andray Domise (Macleans) where we dig deeper into the ways that class operate within racial groups, and that broad similarities exist between Asian and Black experiences. Being Asian or Black is not just about our relative distance to the default standard of White.

    Support us on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/planamag

    TWITTER:
    Adam Hudson (@adamhudson5)
    Real Sankara Hours pod (@sankarahours)
    Andray Domise (@andraydomise)
    Teen (@mont_jiang)

    SUBMISSIONS & COMMENTS:
    editor.planamag@gmail.com

    EFPA Opening Theme:
    "F**k Out My Face" by Ayekay (open.spotify.com/artist/16zQKaDN5XgHAhfOJHTigJ)

    • 3 hr 6 min
    Ep. 184: Serving a City on Fire (ft. Ron Kim)

    Ep. 184: Serving a City on Fire (ft. Ron Kim)

    NY Assemblyman Ron T. Kim joins us Jess, Diana and Teen to describe being a public servant during a time of multiple crisis. Ron represents NY's 40th District, which includes the Asian American enclave of Flushing. We have heard many Asian Americans express a desire to enter public service and perhaps run for local office. We talk to Ron about the realities of public service, and how he approaches the job.

    Support us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/planamag

    TWITTER:
    Ron T. Kim (@rontkim)
    Jess (@cogitatotomato)
    Diana (@discoveryduck)
    Teen (@mont_jiang)

    SUBMISSIONS & COMMENTS:
    editor.planamag@gmail.com

    EFPA Opening Theme:
    "F**k Out My Face" by Ayekay (open.spotify.com/artist/16zQKaDN5XgHAhfOJHTigJ)

    • 1 hr 32 min

Customer Reviews

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152 Ratings

152 Ratings

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Really In-Depth Discussions about Asian America

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I really enjoy this podcast because we as Asian Americans don’t often address a lot racism issues that we face. This podcast really dives into a lot issues we often just pushes down and ignore even though it affects us in a much deeper way than we realize. Listening to this podcast not only make me have this ah ha moment like finally I am able to put words to those underlying feelings I have been feeling inside but also give me different perspectives on the issues we face as Asian currently. I highly recommend!

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