203 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

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    • 4.8, 75 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.

    178: Allyship Series with Pearl Low

    178: Allyship Series with Pearl Low

    Pearl Low (https://twitter.com/Fumi_chun), an Afro-Asian Oscar Winning Story Artist, Illustrator and Comics Artist based in Vancouver, Canada, joins the podcast’s “Allyship Series” with the Black community to discuss unique challenges she has faced as a mixed-race, Jamaican-Chinese Canadian woman, how the discussion around systemic racism and police brutality is unfolding in Canada, and how her art fits into her work as an activist.







    You are interested Pearl’s work, visit her website: https://www.pearllow.com/







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    • 26 min
    177: Allyship Series with Jesse Moore

    177: Allyship Series with Jesse Moore

    Jesse Moore, former White House speechwriter and associate director for public engagement, returns to the podcast for our “Allyship Series” with the Black community to share his experience doing training with the NYPD, the police reforms he’d like to see, the amount of power local governments have in implementing reforms, our national obsession with the presidency, and more!







    If you want to learn more about Jesse, go to: commthread.com







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    • 35 min
    176: Allyship Series with Brandon West

    176: Allyship Series with Brandon West

    Brandon West (https://twitter.com/westforcouncil), candidate for New York City Council’s 39th District, joins the podcast’s “Allyship Series” with the Black community to discuss what “defund the police” actually means from a policy and budgetary perspective, how has he been staying active and organizing his community since George Floyd’s murder, why he is running for City Council, and more!







    If you want to learn more about Brandon’s campaign, go to: https://westforcouncil.com/







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    • 36 min
    175: Allyship Series with Charmion Kinder

    175: Allyship Series with Charmion Kinder

    Charmion Kinder (https://twitter.com/charmionkinder), Founder & Chief Impact Officer, CNKinder, Inc., global head of PR for Global Citizen and former press aide to First Lady Michelle Obama, joins the podcast’s “Allyship Series” with the Black community to discuss how she reacted to George Floyd’s death, how she carries the responsibility of being a Black woman in her professional life, how her upbringing in New Haven, CT, influences how she sees the issue of police brutality, and also her thoughts on how corporations can do better in this moment. 







    If you want to learn more about Charmion, go to: http://www.charmionkinder.com/







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    • 36 min
    174: Allyship Series with Arthur Tripp

    174: Allyship Series with Arthur Tripp

    Arthur Tripp (https://twitter.com/ArthurTrippJr) candidate for State Senate in Georgia joins the podcast’s “Allyship Series” with the Black community to discuss why he’s running for office as an Independent, how he reacted to George Floyd’s murder as a Black man and a young father, how he felt about Donald Trump’s Bible photo-op as a man of faith, and the most recent voting failures in Georgia’s primary.







    If you are interested in learning more about his campaign, go to: https://www.arthurtripp.com/







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    • 22 min
    173: The Nerd We Need with Ronnie Chatterji

    173: The Nerd We Need with Ronnie Chatterji

    Ronnie Chatterji (@RonnieChatterji) candidate for State Treasurer in North Carolina, Duke University professor, and former economic policy adviser to President Obama chats with Kevin about why he is “The Nerd We Need” in North Carolina to be its next State Treasurer, how he’s been adapting to campaigning during COVID-19, his thoughts on the ongoing conflict between President Trump and Governor Cooper on the future of the Republican National Convention in Charlotte, and more!







    You can learn more about Ronnie on his campaign website.







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    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
75 Ratings

75 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!

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