Join host Dino-Ray Ramos as he brings together a panel of minorities (and at times, one token white hetero male, if they're up for it) to have a lively discussion about the portrayal of people of color and other minorities in the current landscape of movies, television, pop culture and media. It's commentary with color.
Keepin' it short: WONDER WOMAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!!!!
I saw the new Wonder Woman movie with Gal Gadot and have some opinions about it. I also talk about the disappointment that is Baywatch, how I'm done with Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and how I'm the minority when it comes to being a fan of the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie. Also, I read some of the love I'm getting on iTunes — because a little positive reinforcement never hurt no one.
34: Joyce Wong from "Wexford Plaza"
Joyce Wong, director/writer of the coming-of-age dramedy Wexford Plaza, stopped by the podcast earlier this month at the L.A. Asian Pacific Film Festival to talk about her debut feature film. We also talk about the emasculation of the Asian male, Mary Kay products, female body image, the magic of strip malls and, of course, being woke.
Social medjia links!
Joyce's Twitter: @joycewongjoyce
The film's Twitter: @wexfordplaza
33: Sara Amini, Emily Chang, Meghan Malloy of "Misery Loves Company"
In this week's super-sized episode, I welcome the lovely Sara Amini, Emily Chang, and Meghan Malloy from the new digital series Misery Loves Company and things get poppin' as we talk about their dope series about two women of color trying to live a #blessed life in post-election L.A. — but that's only the beginning. We also talk about the new season of Master of None, 13 Reasons Why, mediums, tarot card readings, and musicals...LOTS OF MUSICAL talk. After talking about the racist history of Miss Saigon, we shamelessly break into song and it is simply magical. Also, I debut a NEW game that may become a permanent segment on the show!
Social medjia links!
Sara's Twitter: @saraamini_
Emily's Twitter: @chihuac
Meghan's Twitter account is currently on hiatus.
Follow the show: @miserylovesTV
Watch the entire first season on YouTube.
Visit the show's website: miserylovescompanyseries.com
32: Josh Crowe and Leon Cheo from "People Like Us"
Filmmaker Leon Cheo and actor Josh Crowe stop by the podcast to chat about People Like Us, the first LGBTQ web series in Singapore. We talk about the true stories that influenced the series, the obnoxious struggle of dating, the bigger message behind the show, and Josh's seasoned career at Universal Studios Singapore (which I didn't know existed!)
Follow Josh and Leon on Twitter and make sure you watch People Like Us on YouTube and follow the show on Facebook.
Josh Crowe: @jsjCrowe
Leon Cheo: @leoncheo
People Like Us on YouTube
People Like Us on Facebook
31: Marie Jamora, Jason McLagan, and Courtney Bandeko from "Flip the Record" Part 2
My conversation with Marie Jamora, Jason McLagan, and Courtney Bandeko from the short Flip the Record continues and we get into some pretty deep shit about Filipino identity...but I also introduce them to the term, "titty balls." So there's that.
30: Marie Jamora, Jason McLagan, and Courtney Bandeko from "Flip the Record" Part 1
Two episodes in one week? That's crazy! What's even crazier is that this is another two-parter. There is just too much awesome to contain in one episode! Filmmakers Marie Jamora and Jason McLagan and actress Courtney Bandeko come to the Off White dining room/recording studio/donut eating facility to talk about their short Flip the Record as well as the Fast and the Furious franchise, holding your pee while watching movies, UTIs, film-going etiquette in the Philippines, and, of course, the magical obnoxiousness of Coachella.
This Podcast is Everything!
Love hilarious and brilliant Dino as well as his amazing, very diverse guests. I find myself laughing along with each episode. It's such a great space for people of color. This is the podcast I've been waiting for!
Such a fun podcast with timely issues. Dino's hilarious!
Can’t wait for more!
This is the podcast I have been waiting for! Two of my faves right now are Call Your Girlfriend and Throwing Shade. I was looking for another show about pop culture and social issues that focused more on issues facing people of color and voila! I would suggest skipping the first episode as one of the guests dominated the conversation and said some disrespectful things about trans people and women. But the very next episode redeemed the show for me. I’m excited for the future of this podcast!