29 episodes

An honest conversation about race and writing between two people who think very highly of themselves. Dan Harmon and Jessica Gao know they won't solve racism in Hollywood, but they still like to talk about it. Sometimes with guests!

Whiting Wongs with Dan Harmon and Jessica Gao Starburns Audio

    • Comedy
    • 4.6 • 400 Ratings

An honest conversation about race and writing between two people who think very highly of themselves. Dan Harmon and Jessica Gao know they won't solve racism in Hollywood, but they still like to talk about it. Sometimes with guests!

    29: Season 1 Finale - My Dinner With Dan Dan

    29: Season 1 Finale - My Dinner With Dan Dan

    On the Season 1 finale of Whiting Wongs, Dan & Jessica travel to 101 Noodle Express in Alhambra, CA to talk over an authentic Chinese meal. Plus, we discuss what we've learned throughout the season, whether or not we've changed, and in true Whiting Won...
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    • 2 hr 5 min
    28: Penultimate Wongs with Professor Sora Kim

    28: Penultimate Wongs with Professor Sora Kim

    Dan & Jessica discuss how comedy doesn't age well and shed some light on being a diversity hire, before having a conversation with a scientist with shark experience, Professor Sora Kim! We also discuss diversity in academia, and the nature of intellige...
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    • 1 hr 57 min
    27: A Swarthy Hemisphere

    27: A Swarthy Hemisphere

    This week, we discuss Childish Gambino's "This Is America" video, cultural identity among white Americans, and Jessica states her expectations for her upcoming trip to China. Plus, listener emails about 23andMe, representation on this podcast, and more...
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    • 1 hr 28 min
    26: 26 - Oh F*ck That's Me with Dana Han-Klein & Larissa Pruett

    26: 26 - Oh F*ck That's Me with Dana Han-Klein & Larissa Pruett

    This week, Dan & Jessica go through some listener emails before we get into a heated debate about Matt Groening's response to the Apu controversy. Then, we talk to our guests Dana Han-Klein and Larissa Pruett about biracial identity, stories of stunnin...
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    • 1 hr 50 min
    25 - Racism: The World's Oldest Profession

    25 - Racism: The World's Oldest Profession

    In true Whiting Wongs fashion, Dan & Jessica sit down with the goal of reading listener emails and get through a total of three. But, we reveal the process for joke-writing in the Rick & Morty writers' room, listen to a POC actor's experience, and atte...
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    • 1 hr 21 min
    24 - He's Brown and Everyone's Yellow

    24 - He's Brown and Everyone's Yellow

    This week, we discuss The Simpson's response to Hari Kondabolu's documentary, "The Problem With Apu". Plus, we reveal Jessica's 23andMe results, and finally we reach a poingnant agreement that sheds light on the nature of emotional disagreements about ...
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    • 1 hr 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
400 Ratings

400 Ratings

Ed Van Buren ,

Among the best

This is one of the most thought-provoking bunch of conversations ever assembled. Two liberals—one an Asian woman committed to doggedly pursuing complete inclusivity and representation in the arts, the other a white man teetering skeptically between his own recognition that his co-host's representation concerns need attention and action and his innate suspicion of the human tendency to abuse other humans—respectfully engage one another on the current state of race and gender in American screenwriting. The podcast grew out of the controversial casting of Dr. Wong in the "Pickle Rick" episode of Rick and Morty, for which the podcasters won a well deserved Emmy.

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Hey truck, we need more episodes. Tell your AMAZING wife. 🤩🤩🤩

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Obsessed

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