10 episodes

Mid Pacific explores what it means to be Asian American and the feeling of being caught between two worlds. Host Sarah Mizes-Tan brings you stories of food, politics, family and more and shows how those experiences influence our ideas of identity.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 3.4 • 55 Ratings

Mid Pacific explores what it means to be Asian American and the feeling of being caught between two worlds. Host Sarah Mizes-Tan brings you stories of food, politics, family and more and shows how those experiences influence our ideas of identity.

    BONUS EPISODE: Introducing the Proudly Asian Podcast

    BONUS EPISODE: Introducing the Proudly Asian Podcast

    How does it feel when someone denies your lived experience? In this “Mid Pacific” bonus, you'll hear stories from a variety of people dealing with this issue as told to the “Proudly Asian” podcast hosted by Isabel Wong.

    BONUS EPISODE: Introducing the Asian Americana Podcast

    BONUS EPISODE: Introducing the Asian Americana Podcast

    How often do you think about Asian Americans and country music? In this bonus episode, you’ll hear an excerpt from the “Asian Americana” podcast hosted by Quincy Surasmith that explores one Lao American man's complicated relationship with the genre.

    BONUS EPISODE: Introducing Vietnamese Boat People Podcast

    BONUS EPISODE: Introducing Vietnamese Boat People Podcast

    How would your identity be shaped if you had to escape your home country by boat? Sarah speaks with fellow podcast host Tracey Nguyen Mang, who fled Vietnam with her family at the age of 3. Hear her journey to uncover her family’s story.

    Your Mother

    Your Mother

    How do our relationships with our parents affect our sense of self? And why does the mother-daughter relationship seem so complex? Sarah explores the issues behind the "in between feeling" that seems to define that particular relationship.

    From Boba to Dosa Waffles

    From Boba to Dosa Waffles

    How does our relationship to food shape our Asian American identity? And how does our identity influence the food we make? Sarah takes on food appropriation and the issues that comes with “ownership” of certain foods.

    ‘We Are Not Each Other’s Enemies’

    ‘We Are Not Each Other’s Enemies’

    What does it mean to be in solidarity with other races? For some, the pandemic was the first time they considered their identity through this lens and how they were being positioned against others. What lessons can we learn from the LA Riots?

Customer Reviews

3.4 out of 5
55 Ratings

55 Ratings

Iggy77877 ,

Great podcast! Love Sarah

Awesome podcast, very informative. I look forward to more drops soon.

Okonkwo esquire III ,

Amazing!!! Such an important podcast!!

This podcast so eloquently delves into the complexities of the Asian American experience. I am an Asian American and this podcast made me feel so heard and seen. For those who aren’t Asian American, there’s a lot of misunderstanding about who we are as a racial group. Even confusion amongst ourselves about who we are! There isn’t much room for the voices of asian Americans and not much willingness by others to listen to our stories. This podcast goes into the many layers of what it means to be Asian American beyond what is usually portrayed in American media.

kboomington ,

Excellent for Allies too!

I’m white but my spouse is Asian American - navigating our racial difference has mostly been ok but not without a learning curve. Although perhaps the target audience is Asian Americans, I think there’s great value in this show for people of any race who have family or friends that are Asian American. Listening to this show years ago could have really accelerated how quickly I understood my spouse’s and her family’s experience. Excited for the rest of the season!

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