228 episodes

A podcast about politics, culture, and life through the eyes of two Asian-American grassroots organizers--former members of (a lot of) political campaigns, the Obama White House, Department of Commerce, the DNC; currently in tech and Hollywood. We have stuff to say.

Model Majority Podcast Kevin Xu, Tony Nagatani, Jenn Fang

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 82 Ratings

A podcast about politics, culture, and life through the eyes of two Asian-American grassroots organizers--former members of (a lot of) political campaigns, the Obama White House, Department of Commerce, the DNC; currently in tech and Hollywood. We have stuff to say.

    200: “Lifelines” with Dr. Leana Wen

    200: “Lifelines” with Dr. Leana Wen

    Dr. Leana Wen returns to the pod (previous appearance episode 145) to talk about her new book, “Lifelines: A Doctor’s Journey in the Fight for Public Health“, now available wherever you buy books!







    Subscribe: Apple Podcast| Castbox| Spotify| Stitcher| Google Play| TuneIn







    Support Us on PATREON

    • 41 min
    199: “Enough About Me” with Richard Lui

    199: “Enough About Me” with Richard Lui

    Richard Lui, breaking news anchor of NBC News and MSNBC, returns to the pod (previous appearance episode 26) to talk about his new book, “Enough About Me: The Unexpected Power of Selflessness“, now available wherever you buy books!







    Subscribe: Apple Podcast| Castbox| Spotify| Stitcher| Google Play| TuneIn







    Support Us on PATREON

    • 49 min
    Rebooting Model MAJORITY Podcast

    Rebooting Model MAJORITY Podcast

    Subscribe: Apple Podcast| Castbox| Spotify| Stitcher| Google Play| TuneIn







    Support Us on PATREON

    • 4 min
    198: Mommy Legislator: State Senator Stephanie Chang

    198: Mommy Legislator: State Senator Stephanie Chang

    Stephanie Chang (https://twitter.com/stephanielily), State Senator of Michigan and the first Asian American woman to ever serve in the Michigan legislature, joins the podcast to talk to Kevin about her path into community organizing, public service, being a working mom legislator, and more!







    Subscribe: Apple Podcast| Castbox| Spotify| Stitcher| Google Play| TuneIn







    Support Us on PATREON

    • 37 min
    197: Should We Get A SuperPAC?

    197: Should We Get A SuperPAC?

    Kevin and Tony return to cohost a long-overdue episode, where they talk about the new Biden administration designation that formally includes “Native Hawaiians” in May heritage month for the Asian community, a cool story by (friend of the podcast in episode 72) Jaweed Kaleem of the LA Times on the big increase in Asian population in North Dakota, and live-workshopping Kevin’s crazy idea of staring a Model MAJORITY SuperPAC to elect better local leaders to improve criminal justice.







    Also, Happy Mother’s Day!!







    Subscribe: Apple Podcast| Castbox| Spotify| Stitcher| Google Play| TuneIn







    Support Us on PATREON

    • 33 min
    196: Biracial Identity with Actress Jade Ma

    196: Biracial Identity with Actress Jade Ma

    Jade Ma (https://twitter.com/Jade_Y_Ma), actress who stars in “Zero Chill” on Netflix and the upcoming Marvel blockbuster, Black Widow, joins the pod to talk about her biracial upbringing, speaking up about harmful Asian stereotypes in Hollywood, and how she’s been process all the anti-Asian hate crimes in the recent months.







    Subscribe: Apple Podcast| Castbox| Spotify| Stitcher| Google Play| TuneIn







    Support Us on PATREON

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
82 Ratings

82 Ratings

Arconna ,

Informative and Powerful

Model Majority Podcast is, I think, an important voice for the Asian-American community. All of their interviews are informative, honest, and thorough, whether they're talking about working in a state treasury, combatting bullying or racism, or even the racial dynamics of pandemics. If you're from within the Asian-American or diaspora community, this show will speak to issues that may affect your life. If you're not, you'll learn something about an important U.S. community, something all of us need to do more of these days.

Also: the show is pretty funny sometimes, which I didn't expect even though the title of the show is obviously a play on words. Laughing during an interview with a guy who works in a state treasury was definitely a surprise! Good work, y'all!

vinalotys ,

AAPI point of view

I love the insight and perspective offered in this podcast. It’s nice to have representation and to learn about today’s politics through the experiences of two AAPIs. They’re excellent at finding diverse guests and sharing important news.

katastrophical ,

One of the leading Asian American podcasts

This podcast is the perfect blend of policy analysis, commentary, and humor. Tony and Kevin's backgrounds as community organizers in the Asian American space makes the information presented in this podcast extremely accessible. I've been recommending this podcast to most of my Asian American friends who are looking to understand how international and domestic policy affects our community. Can't wait to hear more!

Top Podcasts In Society & Culture

This American Life
iHeartPodcasts
iHeartPodcasts
Glennon Doyle & Cadence13
WNYC Studios
Freakonomics Radio + Stitcher