12 episodes

The Seattle chapter of Progressive Asian American Christians (PAAC) is turning our obsession with food and other miscellaneous snaccs into an audio experience. Join us each month as we talk about what we’re eating, and what’s eating us.

SPAAC SNACC SPAAC SNACC

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0, 3 Ratings

The Seattle chapter of Progressive Asian American Christians (PAAC) is turning our obsession with food and other miscellaneous snaccs into an audio experience. Join us each month as we talk about what we’re eating, and what’s eating us.

    Episode 8: Zoom Chats and More SNACCs

    Episode 8: Zoom Chats and More SNACCs

    Washington state is still observing shelter in place, and over the past couple months, many of us have been staying connected through video calls. Inspired by this community building, the SNACCs called a couple members of Seattle PAAC who haven’t yet been on the podcast.

    First up, Pauline called Kenji Fujinaka, and they talked about “procrasti-baking” and the experience that brought Kenji to SPAAC. Then Christina spoke with Katya Nemec about her upbringing in Asia, the complexities of her identity and how it has shifted in different contexts in the US, as well as what is bringing her joy during the lockdown.

    Thank you to Kenji and Katya for joining us on the podcast!

    • 54 min
    Minisoda #4: Pancit and Poetry

    Minisoda #4: Pancit and Poetry

    [cw: body image; please note that the slurs of ‘banana’ and ‘coconut’ appear in this minisoda]

    What are new ‘norms’ that you want to continue after this pandemic? For Mickey, it’s making sure to spend more time with his family. On this quarantine minisoda, Mickey invites his younger brother Jonathan to share a spoken word poem about decolonizing his racial identity. The brothers talk about Jon's journey, art, being brown, their upbringing, and their hopes for the future.

    Additionally, Mickey has an announcements for you snaccs! We hope that you are keeping safe and are doing well. We wish you health and peace in these uncertain times. We are here for you!

    • 21 min
    Minisoda #3: Instafoods and Influenzers

    Minisoda #3: Instafoods and Influenzers

    [loud slurping noises]

    Ah, instant noodles on a cold day ... and when you're practicing social distancing? The stores might be out of instant ramen but we found some noodles to slurp up with our third minisoda. Christina and Pauline dive into all things coronavirus, whether we're thinking about past epidemics in Asia or what the situation is like now in the US. Featuring brief homages to therapy and pizza, as you do. Stay safe out there.

    A thing we didn't mention is that we believe in tipping restaurant staff well! It's ridiculous that they're not paid well enough and have to rely on tips. So if you're at a restaurant in a culture that tips, please do! Especially now because in Seattle, where restaurants can only do take out, business has nosedived and restaurants need your help!

    • 30 min
    Episode 7: Karē and Comfort Foods

    Episode 7: Karē and Comfort Foods

    Is that sunlight or just a false glimmer of hope on the way to more cold and dreary weather? Welcome to Seattle, where the sun is a lie and only comfort food can get you through the last vestiges of winter. In this episode, the SNACCast revels in a smorgasbord of their go-to comfort foods, featuring corn dogs, Taco Bell, Costco food court offerings, as well as the polarizing century egg. Here's hoping early spring is on the way!

    • 50 min
    Episode 6: B-b-b-boba!

    Episode 6: B-b-b-boba!

    SPAAC SNACC rings in a brand new decade with an episode on: b-b-b-boba! SPAAC member and doctor-in-training Karen Chung joins us as a special guest in this episode, where we talk about our favorite boba joints in Seattle, our preferred orders, and why we fear that our controversial takes on boba could get us canceled.

    • 49 min
    Minisoda #2: Christmas Cheer and Puzzled Presents

    Minisoda #2: Christmas Cheer and Puzzled Presents

    There’s so much to snacc on every time we record, and not all of the tasty morsels make it past the edits. Our second “minisoda” comes from our fourth episode "Bibim Naengmyeon and Birthdays,” when we talked about some of our most memorable birthdays and gifts. Jenny and Thomas share about one gift, in particular, that was memorable for all the wrong reasons.…

    Your snaccs wish you a very happy holiday season, and we will return with full episodes in the new decade!

    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

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3 Ratings

3 Ratings

lydiashiu ,

Just a cool group of friends you'd love to hang out and EAT with

I wish I could also bring my beloved Korean or other Asian dishes and geek out about it with them! Love the vibe, the energy of the group. It's like watching Asian version of Friends, in your ear. I found myself laughing, looking up recipes, wanting to befriend each and every one of them. Finally found my casual but heartful podcast to listen to that I can relate with! Love love love this podcast. I'm a fan of Seattle Progressive Asian American Christians!!!!

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