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    How You Can Support America's Chinatowns Right Now

    How You Can Support America's Chinatowns Right Now

    In this episode, we're hearing stories from Chinatowns around the country and providing some ways you can help support Asian-American communities and businesses right now: Writer Eda Yu details her Protect Our Elders project and chef/business owner Winston Chiu (Bonbite NYC, Feed Forward) talks about the grassroots initiative Enough Is Enough;
    Thrillist's NYC Editor Tae Yoon shares his own story of growing up in Flushing, Queens, and speaks with James Beard Award-winning cookbook author Grace Young and local business owners in Flushing and Manhattan's Chinatown on the impact the pandemic and xenophobia has had on the neighborhoods; Vic Lee, co-founder of the Welcome to Chinatown project in NYC, tells us about their mission and how you can help; Daphne Wu, of the Bay Area's Save Our Chinatowns initiative, talks about her favorite small business in Oakland's Chinatown; We hear from Professor Emeritus Sue Fawn Chung and local business owners about the rapidly growing Chinatown neighborhood in Las Vegas.

    Links: 

    Stop AAPI Hate: https://www.stopaapihate.org/

    Welcome to Chinatown (NYC): https://www.welcometochinatown.com/

    Save Our Chinatowns (Bay Area): https://www.saveourchinatowns.org/

    Protect Our Elders (original IG post): https://www.instagram.com/p/CLCz92Wh99l/

    Enough is Enough (original IG post): https://www.instagram.com/p/CLU-9pdhdzy/

    Feed Forward: https://www.instagram.com/feedforwardnyc
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    • 41 min
    Guy Fieri-Themed Road Trips, Phil Rosenthal Eats Around the World, and the Longest Pizza Delivery Ever

    Guy Fieri-Themed Road Trips, Phil Rosenthal Eats Around the World, and the Longest Pizza Delivery Ever

    Host Wil Fulton speaks with Fieri super fans and the founder of FlavortownUSA.com about cataloging restaurants featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives and Fieri-centric road trips; Writer and comedian Phil Rosenthal talks about his show Somebody Feed Phil, and traveling in search of great food; Traveling Spoon connects people with home cooks around the world; a Domino's employee delivers an inter-continental pizza. And check out Sip & Bite if you're ever in Baltimore! 

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    • 34 min
    Portland ME: Catching Lobster With Krista, Cryptozoology Museum, Allagash Brewing, and More

    Portland ME: Catching Lobster With Krista, Cryptozoology Museum, Allagash Brewing, and More

    Host Wil Fulton tastes some Maine delicacies (Moxie Soda, Red Snapper dogs) with Editorial Assistant and Mainer Liz Provencher; Krista Tripp details her job catching lobster, as one of the few females in the industry; Loren Coleman of the International Cryptozoology Museum talks about his favorite Maine cryptids; a member of Allagash Brewing talks Portland craft beer; Cookbook Author and Portland-based food writer Mindy Fox gives restaurant, bar, and outdoor activities picks; we hear from a few people who have relocated to Portland from big(ger) cities around the country.
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    • 45 min
    Call Us! We Want to Hear Your Best Travel Stories

    Call Us! We Want to Hear Your Best Travel Stories

    Do you have an exciting, hilarious, captivating, shocking, heartwarming, spooky, sentimental, or overall extremely memorable travel story? We want to hear it! Dial into our toll free travel story hotline, 1-833-POD-BABY, and spin a yarn into our voicemail. We're going to play some of our favorite calls in an upcoming episode, and there truly are zero rules here (fun!)

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    The Episode About Waffle House

    The Episode About Waffle House

    Our love letter to the Waffle House. Jerry Buckner (of the songwriting duo Buckner and Garcia) has penned many hits over the years, including some songs for Waffle House Records; Orion Carloto has fond memories of growing up with Waffle House; a man finds an empty Waffle House, and cooks his own meal; Former FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate explains "the Waffle House Index," and how they use Waffle House to gauge the severity of storms; a couple finds romance via Waffle House; Tiffanie Barriere talks about what happens at Waffle House after the bars close; visual artist Micah Cash dives deep into Waffle House culture with Waffle House Vistas; iconic Atlanta host Steak Shaprio and Atlanta Eats present Waffle House Stories [check out the full series, here!]
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    • 46 min
    Washington D.C.: Trouble Funk and Go-Go; Paola Velez Talks Bakeries; Virginia Ali on Ben's Chili Bowl

    Washington D.C.: Trouble Funk and Go-Go; Paola Velez Talks Bakeries; Virginia Ali on Ben's Chili Bowl

    Executive Pastry Chef Poala Velez (Bakers Against Racism, Maydan, La Bodega) lists some of her favorite bakeries and dessert spots in Washington D.C.; Thrillist D.C. Editor Jess Mayhugh details the District's surprisingly robust music scene with 9:30 Club's Audrey Fix Schaefer, journalist Shawna Kenney, and (the legendary) Big Tony from Trouble Funk; Virginia Ali, longtime owner of Ben's Chili Bowl, details her own history in the city; writers Austa Somvichian-Clausen, Tim Ebner, and Anela Malik talk D.C. food, drinks, and things to do with Thrillist host Wil Fulton.

    Links!

    Paola Velez: https://www.instagram.com/smallorchids

    Bakers Against Racism: https://www.bakersagainstracism.com/

    To Support Go Go Music: https://www.dontmutedc.com/

    Trouble Funk: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1EGr1AnjVRXYz8j9CTYDlm

    9:30 Club: https://www.930.com/

    Live at the Safari Club: https://www.amazon.com/Live-Safari-Club-harDCcore-1988-1998/dp/1945572450

    Ben's Chili Bowl: https://benschilibowl.com/

    Austa Somvichian-Clausen: https://www.thrillist.com/authors/austa-somvichian-clausen

    Tim Ebner: https://www.thrillist.com/authors/tim-ebner

    Anela Malik: https://www.feedthemalik.com/

    Thrillist Articles 

    How to Support the Black Community in Washington DC

    Where to Eat in DC Right Now 

    Things to Do in DC

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