33 episodes

A casual conversation about being Asian in America, hosted by your pals Kate Matsumoto and Yoko Sakao Ohama.

So Where Are You From? Kate Matsumoto, Yoko Sakao Ohama

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0, 21 Ratings

A casual conversation about being Asian in America, hosted by your pals Kate Matsumoto and Yoko Sakao Ohama.

    Ep. 33: If Not Me, Then Who?

    Ep. 33: If Not Me, Then Who?

    We chat with Sarah Ngu, former deacon at Brooklyn’s Forefront Church and writer with bylines in Vice, Jacobin, and Sojourners (she also has not-bylines as a ghostwriter). We talk about her family’s journey from Malaysia to New York as part of a church planting movement; how writing sermons differs from journalism differs from ghost writing; and the varying merits of animal proteins.

    • 59 min
    Ep. 32: Flying Cars

    Ep. 32: Flying Cars

    We chat with Pavan Yedavalli, a Ph.D. candidate at Berkeley who’s researching the implications to urban planning if cars could fly (seriously). We talk about why public transit is messed up, NIMBYism, and ridiculous superstitions that we definitely still follow.

    • 47 min
    Ep. 31: Weird Flex But Ok Karaoke

    Ep. 31: Weird Flex But Ok Karaoke

    Kate’s in LA, Yoko’s in New York. We learn that Kate knows all the words to Amagigoe by enka singer Sayuri Ishikawa, and have our minds blown discussing “99 Ranch” vs. “Ranch 99” and “lie-chee” vs. “lee-chee.”

    • 26 min
    Ep. 30: There is No More East Coast or West Coast

    Ep. 30: There is No More East Coast or West Coast

    We're joined by Paul Jochico and Robespierre Dornagon, two of the three founders of the NYC-based dance studio House of Movement. We talk about how they founded their own studio, how the definition of hip hop has evolved, and which Marvel characters they'd make Asian.

    • 52 min
    Ep. 29: Did You Eat Rice Or No?

    Ep. 29: Did You Eat Rice Or No?

    We’re joined by Jenny Acosta, food-embedded designer and native Brooklynite. We talk about her Hainanese mixed heritage, food as a love language, and living with parents as an adult. Also, Kate makes her boyfriend try a bunch of new food, and Yoko pops a question.

    • 41 min
    Ep. 28: Everyone Has a Podcast Now

    Ep. 28: Everyone Has a Podcast Now

    A lot has happened while we were on break: Yoko got engaged. Kate turned 30. A million podcasts about being Asian have surfaced. Plus, hella/mad Asian movies! Wow! It’s really great to be back ♥️

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

huntingbearssleep ,

The best podcast

One of my favorite podcasts! Kate and Yoko are so rad and funny. I love their chemistry.

Allen besas ,

Feeing inspired!

I love the vibe that you guys convey! It feels genuine, not forced, and as a listener I feel included in the conversations. Love it!

Will definitely be listening to other episodes and going out to find some asian pears.

surfkevin ,

Kate and Yoko rule!!

Loved the episode with Brian and Lisa. What a fun dynamic. Kate and Yoko have great chemistry, it’s like you’re hanging out with them (in Kate’s bedroom/recording studio.)

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