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With anti-Asian hate crimes at record numbers, season two of THE MARGARET CHO - MORTAL MINORITY, Margaret's examining the HISTORICAL CRIMES that laid the GROUNDWORK for this recent onslaught of VIOLENCE. The 1871 Chinatown Massacre, The Fortune Teller Murders, the 2007 Virginia Tech Massacre. Margaret talks with Asian comedians, authors, journalists, podcasters as well as the organizations and people working to stop Asian hate. Subscribe to THE MARGARET CHO MORTAL MINORITY - wherever you listen to podcasts. 

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With anti-Asian hate crimes at record numbers, season two of THE MARGARET CHO - MORTAL MINORITY, Margaret's examining the HISTORICAL CRIMES that laid the GROUNDWORK for this recent onslaught of VIOLENCE. The 1871 Chinatown Massacre, The Fortune Teller Murders, the 2007 Virginia Tech Massacre. Margaret talks with Asian comedians, authors, journalists, podcasters as well as the organizations and people working to stop Asian hate. Subscribe to THE MARGARET CHO MORTAL MINORITY - wherever you listen to podcasts. 

    Chinatown Destruction with Sherry Cola

    Chinatown Destruction with Sherry Cola

    In the season two finale of The Margaret Cho Mortal Minority, Margaret and comedian Sherry Cola discuss the unsolved 2017 murder of a Chinese-American teenager that has recently been reclassified as a hate crime. Also, the anti-Chinese laws in the Bay Area town Antioch that led to the destruction of its Chinatown in 1876.
    We are highlighting the Oakland Chinatown Chamber Foundation who is raising funds to helpthe 71-year-old man who was brutally attacked on May 19th.
    Donate here: https://www.paypal.com/fundraiser/charity/1861236
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    History of Resistance with Phil Yu

    History of Resistance with Phil Yu

    Margaret and comedian Phil Yu discuss the 1880 Denver Riot and the recent San Leandro beating of an 80-year-old Asian man.
    This week, we are highlighting the San Leandro nonprofit Community Impact Lab. Founded by Xouhoa Bowen, Community Impact Lab envisions a world where women and their abilities are valued, where work and life can be integrated, and where families act as a force for positive social change. 
    They organized a StoptheHate Rally in response to the San Leandro attack. To get involved go to communityimpactlab.org
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    • 36 min
    Virginia Tech Massacre with Yu Tsai

    Virginia Tech Massacre with Yu Tsai

    This week, Margaret and photographer and judge of Asia’s Next Top Model Yu Tsai, discuss the recent Indianapolis FedEx shooting that took the lives of nine people, including four members of the Sikh community. Also, the 2007 Virginia Tech Shooting.
    This week we are highlighting the GoFundMe page for the Indianapolis survivors fund. https://www.gofundme.com/f/indianapolis-april-15th-survivors-fund?utm_campaign=p_cp_url&utm_medium=os&utm_source=customer


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    • 39 min
    Oriental Lazy Boy Gang with Irene Tu

    Oriental Lazy Boy Gang with Irene Tu

    Margaret and Comedian Irene Tu discuss the life and controversial death of Haing Ngor, a survivor of Khmer Rouge and the first and only Asian actor to win an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. 
    We are highlighting the GoFundMe page for Chui Fong Eng.


    The Margaret Cho is an Earios production.
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    • 45 min
    Hells Canyon Massacre with Karen Chee

    Hells Canyon Massacre with Karen Chee

    This week, Margaret is joined by comedian and writer on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Karen Chee, to discuss the 1887 Hells Canyon Massacre where 35 Chinese gold miners were ambushed and murdered. Also, they talk about the London Livestreamer who stopped a knife attack against a Singaporean student.
    This episode highlights Stop AAPI Hate. This is an organization that is working to track and analyze this uptick in Asian hate crimes by creating a database. To report a hate crime, go to stopaapihate.org.


    The Margaret Cho is an Earios production.
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    • 39 min
    Youth Minister Murder with Atsuko Okatsuka

    Youth Minister Murder with Atsuko Okatsuka

    This week Margaret talks with comedian Atsuko Okatsuka about the murder of JOHN CHAU, the 26 year old missionary who was killed when he tried to convert a remote Sentinelese tribe in 2018 and the recent attack on a Brooklyn Chef and her cat.
    The GOFUNDME for Ponzu the cat has been fulfilled but consider donating to a local animal shelter in Ponzu's honor.


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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
443 Ratings

443 Ratings

LenaJones77 ,

Absolutely phenomenal

So so good. ♥️♥️♥️

SkyeIsle ,

Much needed

As an Asian American, I find this recent mortal minority season very educational. Asian American history is largely undiscussed or non existent in the current American history. I appreciate Margaret’s effort in researching and her discussions. As a group. AAPI are diverse and divided. I appreciate her points on the model minority myth, aspirational whiteness, and white supremacy being the root cause. Every AAPI should listen to this.

Since the AAPI equality movement does not have a clear leader, it would be awesome if that could be Margaret Cho. It’s a big undertaking, but she can do it!

jooddityart ,

Cho for Sho

Margaret has been hilarious to me since 2005 when I was young. I do think is is underrated but I’m glad she always educates me and makes me laugh

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