67 episodes

Southern Fried Asian is a new podcast from The Nerds of Color hosted by Keith Chow.

Typically, stories about Asian Americans are centered on the experiences of those who grew up on the coasts -- New York, Southern California, the Bay Area -- where communities of different Asian American subgroups have lived for many years.

On this podcast, though, we're gonna look at a region of the country that isn't typically associated with these stories and unpack what it means to be Asian American in the American South.

Southern Fried Asian Hard NOC Media

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

Southern Fried Asian is a new podcast from The Nerds of Color hosted by Keith Chow.

Typically, stories about Asian Americans are centered on the experiences of those who grew up on the coasts -- New York, Southern California, the Bay Area -- where communities of different Asian American subgroups have lived for many years.

On this podcast, though, we're gonna look at a region of the country that isn't typically associated with these stories and unpack what it means to be Asian American in the American South.

    Patrick Michael Strange | SC, VA

    Patrick Michael Strange | SC, VA

    On Southern Fried Asian, fellow NOC fam Patrick Michael Strange is in conversation with Keith about growing up as a military brat across the South! From South Carolina and Mississippi to joining the Navy in Viriginia, Patrick recounts coming to terms with his identity as a Filipino American and as a comic book nerd. They also discuss his own nerd empire and a memorable Comic-Con experience. Finally, Patrick reveals that tocino (and not lumpia or siopao) is actually his go-to Filipino dish.
    Friends of the NOC get their first month of podcast hosting for free when they sign up at https://libsyn.com and use the code FRIEND
    Get a FREE one-year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND five FREE travel packs with your first purchase of Athletic Greens by visiting https://athleticgreens.com/EMERGING
    Subscribe to the Southern Fried Asian podcast on iTunes, Google Play, NPR One, Spotify, and Stitcher Radio! Support Hard NOC Media on Patreon and GoFundMe. Buy merch on TeePublic! Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Also, welcome new listeners who have found this podcast because Vanity Fair named it an "essential AAPI listen!"
    Our official theme music is the song "Top Down" by Chops, Timothy Flu, and Mic Barz. Podcast logo by Jef Castro.
    Southern Fried Asian is produced by Keith Chow and Jes Vu.

    • 51 min
    'House of Ho' | TX

    'House of Ho' | TX

    On as special Southern Fried Asian, NOC Managing Editor Laura Sirikul sits down with the cast of HBO Max's House of Ho just in time for the reality docuseries' eventful second season following the Houston-based Vietnamese family as they pursue a life of love, laughter, and luxury.
    Video of this interview is available on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8PxRjlg7j0
    Friends of the NOC get their first month of podcast hosting for free when they sign up at https://libsyn.com and use the code FRIEND
    Get a FREE one-year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND five FREE travel packs with your first purchase of Athletic Greens by visiting https://athleticgreens.com/EMERGING
    Subscribe to the Southern Fried Asian podcast on iTunes, Google Play, NPR One, Spotify, and Stitcher Radio! Support Hard NOC Media on Patreon and GoFundMe. Buy merch on TeePublic! Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Also, welcome new listeners who have found this podcast because Vanity Fair named it an "essential AAPI listen!"
    Our official theme music is the song "Top Down" by Chops, Timothy Flu, and Mic Barz. Podcast logo by Jef Castro.
    Southern Fried Asian is produced by Keith Chow and Jes Vu.

    • 34 min
    Chef Nini Nguyen | NOLA

    Chef Nini Nguyen | NOLA

    Southern Fried Asian returns with a conversation between Keith and Top Chef alum, Chef Nini Nguyen! She tells Keith about growing up in New Orleans, being cast on Top Chef, teaching people how to cook on the internet, and what it really means for cuisine to be "authentic." She also reveals why mullet roe will always remind her of her grandmother.
    Friends of the NOC get their first month of podcast hosting for free when they sign up at https://libsyn.com and use the code FRIEND
    Get a FREE one-year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND five FREE travel packs with your first purchase of Athletic Greens by visiting https://athleticgreens.com/EMERGING
    Subscribe to the Southern Fried Asian podcast on iTunes, Google Play, NPR One, Spotify, and Stitcher Radio! Support Hard NOC Media on Patreon and GoFundMe. Buy merch on TeePublic! Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Also, welcome new listeners who have found this podcast because Vanity Fair named it an "essential AAPI listen!"
    Our official theme music is the song "Top Down" by Chops, Timothy Flu, and Mic Barz. Podcast logo by Jef Castro.
    Southern Fried Asian is produced by Keith Chow and Jes Vu.

    • 50 min
    Greg Pak Returns | TX

    Greg Pak Returns | TX

    Southern Fried Asian is back and so is one of our previous guests. Keith welcomes back Greg Pak -- whose moving new autobiographical project I Belong to You / Motherland is being turned into a choral performance in Austin -- to discuss belonging and loss and share memories of his mother and childhood in Texas.
    For more info on Greg's appearance at Dragon's Lair Comics in Austin, go here: https://www.dlair.net/austin/
    You can also purchase tickets for the Inversion Ensemble performance of I Belong to You / Motherland here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inversion-ensemble-presents-i-belong-to-you-tickets-270735064867
    Friends of the NOC get their first month of podcast hosting for free when they sign up at https://libsyn.com and use the code FRIEND
    Get a FREE one-year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND five FREE travel packs with your first purchase of Athletic Greens by visiting https://athleticgreens.com/EMERGING
    Subscribe to the Southern Fried Asian podcast on iTunes, Google Play, NPR One, Spotify, and Stitcher Radio! Support Hard NOC Media on Patreon and GoFundMe. Buy merch on TeePublic! Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Also, welcome new listeners who have found this podcast because Vanity Fair named it an "essential AAPI listen!"
    Our official theme music is the song "Top Down" by Chops, Timothy Flu, and Mic Barz. Podcast logo by Jef Castro.
    Southern Fried Asian is produced by Keith Chow and Jes Vu.

    • 46 min
    Tim Ma | VA, AR

    Tim Ma | VA, AR

    On a new episode of Southern Fried Asian, Keith talks to his Chef Tim Ma -- founder and CEO of Lucky Danger, the renowned American Chinese takeout restaurant in D.C. -- about his southern roots in Arkansas and Virginia and why it's important to honor the legacy of American Chinese cuisine.
    They also discuss Chef Tim's activism and how the pandemic led to the creation of Chefs Stopping AAPI Hate. Finally, Ma shares how the internet helped him reconsider "elevating" crab rangoon!
    Get a FREE one-year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND five FREE travel packs with your first purchase of Athletic Greens by visiting https://athleticgreens.com/EMERGING
    Subscribe to the Southern Fried Asian podcast on iTunes, Google Play, NPR One, Spotify, and Stitcher Radio! Support Hard NOC Media on Patreon and GoFundMe. Buy merch on TeePublic! Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Also, welcome new listeners who have found this podcast because Vanity Fair named it an "essential AAPI listen!"
    Our official theme music is the song "Top Down" by Chops, Timothy Flu, and Mic Barz. Podcast logo by Jef Castro.
    Southern Fried Asian is produced by Keith Chow and Jes Vu.

    • 34 min
    Samata Narra | KY

    Samata Narra | KY

    On Southern Fried Asian, Keith welcomes Samata Narra, Senior Vice President, Equity and Inclusion, Content Strategy, Warner Bros. Discovery.
    Samata is responsible for building innovative tools and creative solutions to help facilitate the advancement of diversity in global Warner Bros. content, including the launch of The WM Inclusive, a hub that highlights curated stories of equity and inclusion across Warner's programming. She talks about the importance of this work and how it's informed by her own life story, growing up in West Virginia and Kentucky. She also shares her love for Hillbilly Days and peanut butter balls.
    Subscribe to the Southern Fried Asian podcast on iTunes, Google Play, NPR One, Spotify, and Stitcher Radio! Support Hard NOC Media on Patreon and GoFundMe. Buy merch on TeePublic! Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Also, welcome new listeners who have found this podcast because Vanity Fair named it an "essential AAPI listen!"
    Our official theme music is the song "Top Down" by Chops, Timothy Flu, and Mic Barz. Podcast logo by Jef Castro.
    Southern Fried Asian is produced by Keith Chow and Jes Vu.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Andrea.Crawfish ,

Thank you!!

It’s so nice that someone is finally recognizing the Chinese community here in the Deep South, especially the delta region. Thank you!

Sumiko42 ,

Southern fried asian

I love this podcast. I wish you would do more.

padaekB ,

Very important intersection!!!

I love how this podcast highlights the intersection of Southern ASIAN (Americans)!!! As someone who identifies as a southern Asian (specially Lao), it’s been validating to listen to other Asian stories from the south! Please keep this podcast up✊🏽✊🏽🔥🔥💕💕