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News & pop culture from an Asian perspective. New episodes w/ @bydollyli on IG Live every Sunday at 4pm ET & wherever you find your podcasts. Follow us on IG at @listentoplumradio.

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    • 5.0, 5 Ratings

News & pop culture from an Asian perspective. New episodes w/ @bydollyli on IG Live every Sunday at 4pm ET & wherever you find your podcasts. Follow us on IG at @listentoplumradio.

    Ep. 13: Performance Politics vs. Performance Art ft. Kristina Wong

    Ep. 13: Performance Politics vs. Performance Art ft. Kristina Wong

    Kristina Wong joins us to talk about her career as a performance artist, elected official, and overlord of Auntie Sewing Squad, a mutual aid project sending volunteer-sewn masks and other essential supplies to communities in need, from Los Angeles to the Navajo Nation.

    We talked about how the spectacle of reality TV can be a substitute for therapy, how politics is a natural extension of performance art, and how Kristina brings these worlds together to help vulnerable communities.

    Dolly and Joey also discuss: a blessing and a hole from our adopted homeland of Texas, how Gen Z freethinkers played the tech industry with a scam to funnel money to Black-led organizations, and the campaign to #FreeUrooj and #FreeColin (who we mistakenly call Chris in the episode, sorry!!).

    We’re almost at our June goal of 100 Patreon subscribers, so THANK YOU to our 31 (!!) new subscribers this week! If you haven’t yet, follow us on IG (@listentoplumradio), and subscribe to us on Patreon (patreon.com/plumradio) if you want to support independent media and are here for the culture.

    • 52 min
    Ep. 12: Where Does Hong Kong Go From Here? ft. Laurel Chor

    Ep. 12: Where Does Hong Kong Go From Here? ft. Laurel Chor

    Happy Juneteenth! This week we’re joined by Laurel Chor, a journalist and photographer from Hong Kong. Hong Kong’s most recent movement began over a year ago in March 2019 with the introduction of a controversial extradition bill that deepened Beijing’s reach into Hong Kong’s legal and judicial affairs.

    We caught up with Laurel about how the protests have evolved, the fears around the draft of Beijing’s National Security Law for Hong Kong, the rise of both nationalism and calls for independence, and shared tactics between Hong Kong protests and the recent #BLM protests here in the States.

    We also sent blessings to the ILWU Juneteenth port shutdowns, the Supreme Court blocking Trump from ending DACA, and, for the third week in a row: K-pop fans.

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    • 53 min
    Ep. 11: Cultural Appropriation or Not? ft. Bohan Phoenix & Jachary

    Ep. 11: Cultural Appropriation or Not? ft. Bohan Phoenix & Jachary

    Congrats on surviving another week! We’re joined by rapper Bohan Phoenix and his friend and collaborator, Jachary, a Black American singer who has toured China with Bohan. We talk about what Asian rappers owe Black Americans, compare anti-blackness and police in China vs. the U.S. and play a game of “Cultural Appropriation or Not?” with Dolly. Top of the show: Dolly and Joey discuss rewatching Spike Lee’s “Do The Right Thing”, the role of the Korean grocery store owner in the movie, and NYC’s Asians for Black Lives protest.

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    • 54 min
    Ep. 10: How U.S. Media Covers Protests & the Power of American Pop Culture, ft. Sana Saeed

    Ep. 10: How U.S. Media Covers Protests & the Power of American Pop Culture, ft. Sana Saeed

    We’re 10 episodes old, send Pokémon cards! Dolly and Joey discuss #BlackOutTuesday, the power of K-Pop fans, and our experiences of attending protests from East to West Coast. Later, journalist Sana Saeed joins us to talk about her AJ+ show, Pop Americana, and why American media covers movements like the Arab Spring and Hong Kong’s protests so differently from movements like #BlackLivesMatter at home. Also: more on talking to our families, defunding the police, Aladdin, bots, Dolly Parton, and which governments get called “regimes.”

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    • 51 min
    Ep. 9: What Would Make You Smash a Window? & I Will Make You Mine Film, ft. Dr. Kim Tran and Lynn Chen

    Ep. 9: What Would Make You Smash a Window? & I Will Make You Mine Film, ft. Dr. Kim Tran and Lynn Chen

    This week, we demand an end to police violence towards all Black Americans. We were blessed to have two incredible guests on this episode: first, Dr. Kim Tran, who spoke to us about confronting anti-Blackness in our families and effective ways to speak to our immigrant communities about #BlackLivesMatter, protests, and looting. Later, actor and director Lynn Chen joins us to talk about her journey from starring in the 2004 film Saving Face to her directorial debut film, I Will Make You Mine.

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    • 54 min
    Ep. 8: Growing & Hoeing Asian Heritage Greens, ft. Scott Chang-Fleeman

    Ep. 8: Growing & Hoeing Asian Heritage Greens, ft. Scott Chang-Fleeman

    Lucky episode #8! Come hoedown at the farm with us and Scott Chang-Fleeman, farmer and owner of Shao Shan Farm in Bolinas, CA. Scott talks about how Asian farmers were stripped of their land after they dug the fields that became Northern California’s agricultural engine, the pros and cons of growing organic Asian produce, and how COVID-19 is affecting his farm and upending our food systems. And then we got face-deep in some dank greens. (To see the greens for yourself, head to our IG at https://www.instagram.com/tv/CAlbYyXndfX/ 🌿😉)

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Customer Reviews

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5 Ratings

5 Ratings

winniew83 ,

Inclusive, informative and super entertaining

Listening to Dolly and Joey intro the episodes feels like you’re in the same room catching up with your homies. They give off a really great energy as they dive into conversations with not only household names, but guests who might’ve flown under your radar. The questions posed are inquisitive and investigative in nature, but never pretentious. So happy to have found these voices who are sharing stories that I might not have stumbled across on my own.

coopiscoffee ,

Great Podcast!

This podcast is a great progressive podcast, where it’s guaranteed you will learn something every week. A must-listen! ❤️

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