Formerly known as "The Gaysian Podcast", the Queer Asian Podcast Club is a podcast from the Queer Asian Social Club that aims to create a space in which we can explore the Queer Asian experience. Hosted by the QASC founder Maya Reddy, an American Born Confused Queer Desi, this podcast embarks on conversations with folx both within the Queer Asian community and outside of the community in an effort to empower our stories and experiences and understand the assumptions and attitudes placed upon us.
Get in touch with us at queerasiansocialclub.com and use the hashtag #QueerAsianPodcastClub
Dripping in Gold ft. Al Sandimirova of Automic Gold
*extreme Gossip Girl voice* bet you thought you saw the last of us? Guess again, the Queer Asian Podcast Club is BACK with an all new special episode to celebrate community this Thanksgiving, but more importantly to celebrate indigenous peoples. This week’s guest is the founder and person behind the brilliant queer, radical, and gorgeous jewelry company Automic Gold - Al Sandimirova a brilliant central indigenous Asian queer and trans person that I am beyond thrilled to be officially texting friends with! This episode is Part 1 of a 2 part “Get to know Al” series this week with part 2 being a feature interview in Issue 4 of QASC’s webzine DIS-ORIENT (releasing on Friday!). This episode we talk about everything from gold to navigating being ethnically ambiguous to finding community, and me just generally gagging over everything Al and Automic Gold stand for. Since recording this interview Al has discovered and reconnected with their indigenous Asian culture and histories in some very powerful ways that we cant wait for you to read about in their DIS-ORIENT feature!
You can follow Al and Automic Gold at @automicgold on instagram.
And you can follow us on IG at @queerasiansocialclub and read Dis-Orient on our website at queerasiansocialclub.com
"Come for the eye candy, stay for the soul food" ft. Chance Calloway
We're so excited about this week's LONG overdue episode with filmmaker Chance Calloway! We recorded this episode last year, and are so excited for you all to meet our friend, the brilliant and wonderful Chance Calloway. A queer Black filmmaker who is behind one of our favourite shows "Pretty Dudes" and the new Pretty Dudes novel! Both can be found on Amazon for binging and reading (go do that ASAP they are both wonderful). This conversation is a blast, and an important one - where we dive into what representation means and how to empower other marginalized voices even when your project is already about a particular marginalized voice. We also talk about Black and Asian solidarity, trying to find queer spaces as QPOC, and gagging over all the hot guys in Pretty Dudes - a trojan horse of a show that is such a wonderful and pure celebration of friendship that uplifts queer characters and poc characters.
Follow Chance at @chancescalloway
Follow us on IG @queerasiansocialclub and on twitter @theQASC
What Stuffed Animals Are You Quarantined With? ft. Jiavani Linayao
this week we’re with one of our favorites, the hilarious, kind, brilliant and gorgeous Jiavani Linayao ! Jiavani is a queer Black and Filipino actor, singer, writer and comic who co-produces the GaysianAF show at UCB, has hit on Jon Hamm in Between Two Ferns the movie, and has given us the musical origin story of Buffalo Wild Wings through SHUFFLE OFF TO BUFFALO: THE MUSICAL on @offbookpod. Needless to say Jiavani is the best, and this conversation about being queer, what its like being visibly queer Black and Filpino, what its like not being visibly Asian, the importance of representation and trying to survive quarantine is a joy, and so healing. Its like tucking in with a cup of tea and a best friend, so come hang out with us and tell us what stuffed animals youre quarantined with!
Follow Jiavani at: @Jiavani
Activism and Design ft. Robert Diep
While we continue to celebrate, amplify, and fight for ALL Black Lives, we also want to continue celebrating the voices and stories of our queer and trans APIMED community. This week, we are excited to debut Season 3 of the podcast! Formerly The Gaysian Podcast and now the #QueerAsianPodcastClub - celebrating the stories and experiences of queer and trans APIMED folks. This week we’re chatting with our friend and brilliant designer @ravishingrobert about activism through design, the Queer Asian Social Club redesign, finding and celebrating different kinds of social spaces for queer APIMED folks, and coming out to our parents while helping them understand queerness and our experiences. Robert is an absolute joy, and we cant wait for you to get to know him!
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"The Asian American Films That Taught Us To Be Asian American Are All Queer Stories" ft. Brian Hu
Let's give a warm welcome to SDSU Film studies professor and programming director at PacArts, Brian Hu! On this week's episode, we talk about representation, history of AsAm film, and how the Asian American experience is inherently a queer one. Follow Brian on instagram @husbrian and listen to his podcast on Asian American Pop Culture history "Saturday School" wherever podcasts are found!
Hail Satan(na) ft. Leonard Alyashaa aka Satanna the Queen
Hail, Satan(na). Please give a warm welcome to this week's #TheGaysianPodcast guest (and TGP's very own social media queen) hailing all the way from hell, Satanna! Listen to us discuss all things drag, community work, and the queer Middle-Eastern American experience.
Follow her at @stannaqueen
A NEEDED SPACE
!!! I hope more folx can support this space !!! So many nuances of being Queer x Asian and not enough visibility in mainstream yet. Maya is an amazing advocate and so welcoming and warm!! Love all of what she represents and I will continue to support so many more lives can truly feel the impact of this incredible work!!!!
-Rita, Healing Out Lao’d podcast creator/host🇱🇦🧡🌈
enjoyed the show
I really enjoyed the topic and the engagement! lots of great insight into the culture overall. keep pushing out great content
Much needed podcast
As a multiracial Asian- Amerian and social worker, I am so thrilled that there is a new platform discussing identity, culture, sexuality, and race, and how the complexity of this intersectionality varies based on each individual's experience as an Asian American.
Looking forward to following along and I recommend this project to anyone interested in social justice and Asian-American cultural issues and stigmas.