Queer Asian Podcast Club
By Queer Asian Social Club
Get in touch with us at queerasiansocialclub.com and use the hashtag #QueerAsianPodcastClub
Queer Asian Podcast Club Oct 01, 2019
Dripping in Gold ft. Al Sandimirova of Automic Gold
*extreme Gossip Girl voice* bet you thought you saw the last of us? Guess again, the Queer Asian Podcast Club is BACK with an all new special episode to celebrate community this Thanksgiving, but more importantly to celebrate indigenous peoples. This week’s guest is the founder and person behind the brilliant queer, radical, and gorgeous jewelry company Automic Gold - Al Sandimirova a brilliant central indigenous Asian queer and trans person that I am beyond thrilled to be officially texting friends with! This episode is Part 1 of a 2 part “Get to know Al” series this week with part 2 being a feature interview in Issue 4 of QASC’s webzine DIS-ORIENT (releasing on Friday!). This episode we talk about everything from gold to navigating being ethnically ambiguous to finding community, and me just generally gagging over everything Al and Automic Gold stand for. Since recording this interview Al has discovered and reconnected with their indigenous Asian culture and histories in some very powerful ways that we cant wait for you to read about in their DIS-ORIENT feature!
You can follow Al and Automic Gold at @automicgold on instagram.
And you can follow us on IG at @queerasiansocialclub and read Dis-Orient on our website at queerasiansocialclub.com
"Come for the eye candy, stay for the soul food" ft. Chance Calloway
We're so excited about this week's LONG overdue episode with filmmaker Chance Calloway! We recorded this episode last year, and are so excited for you all to meet our friend, the brilliant and wonderful Chance Calloway. A queer Black filmmaker who is behind one of our favourite shows "Pretty Dudes" and the new Pretty Dudes novel! Both can be found on Amazon for binging and reading (go do that ASAP they are both wonderful). This conversation is a blast, and an important one - where we dive into what representation means and how to empower other marginalized voices even when your project is already about a particular marginalized voice. We also talk about Black and Asian solidarity, trying to find queer spaces as QPOC, and gagging over all the hot guys in Pretty Dudes - a trojan horse of a show that is such a wonderful and pure celebration of friendship that uplifts queer characters and poc characters.
Follow Chance at @chancescalloway
Follow us on IG @queerasiansocialclub and on twitter @theQASC
What Stuffed Animals Are You Quarantined With? ft. Jiavani Linayao
this week we’re with one of our favorites, the hilarious, kind, brilliant and gorgeous Jiavani Linayao ! Jiavani is a queer Black and Filipino actor, singer, writer and comic who co-produces the GaysianAF show at UCB, has hit on Jon Hamm in Between Two Ferns the movie, and has given us the musical origin story of Buffalo Wild Wings through SHUFFLE OFF TO BUFFALO: THE MUSICAL on @offbookpod. Needless to say Jiavani is the best, and this conversation about being queer, what its like being visibly queer Black and Filpino, what its like not being visibly Asian, the importance of representation and trying to survive quarantine is a joy, and so healing. Its like tucking in with a cup of tea and a best friend, so come hang out with us and tell us what stuffed animals youre quarantined with!
Follow Jiavani at: @Jiavani
Activism and Design ft. Robert Diep
While we continue to celebrate, amplify, and fight for ALL Black Lives, we also want to continue celebrating the voices and stories of our queer and trans APIMED community. This week, we are excited to debut Season 3 of the podcast! Formerly The Gaysian Podcast and now the #QueerAsianPodcastClub - celebrating the stories and experiences of queer and trans APIMED folks. This week we’re chatting with our friend and brilliant designer @ravishingrobert about activism through design, the Queer Asian Social Club redesign, finding and celebrating different kinds of social spaces for queer APIMED folks, and coming out to our parents while helping them understand queerness and our experiences. Robert is an absolute joy, and we cant wait for you to get to know him!
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"The Asian American Films That Taught Us To Be Asian American Are All Queer Stories" ft. Brian Hu
Let's give a warm welcome to SDSU Film studies professor and programming director at PacArts, Brian Hu! On this week's episode, we talk about representation, history of AsAm film, and how the Asian American experience is inherently a queer one. Follow Brian on instagram @husbrian and listen to his podcast on Asian American Pop Culture history "Saturday School" wherever podcasts are found!
Hail Satan(na) ft. Leonard Alyashaa aka Satanna the Queen
Hail, Satan(na). Please give a warm welcome to this week's #TheGaysianPodcast guest (and TGP's very own social media queen) hailing all the way from hell, Satanna! Listen to us discuss all things drag, community work, and the queer Middle-Eastern American experience.
Follow her at @stannaqueen
"Aunty, your radish earrings? Thats Gay" ft. Jamie Lew, QASC Events Director
Surprise, surpriiiiiise! This week's #GaysianPodcast special guest is the Queer Asian Social Club's one and only Jamie Lew! Jamie is The Gaysian Project's QASC Event Director spearheading with all things event-related. You'll want to listen to this episode for sure as we dissect the stigma queer Asian femme shaming and talk about what led to the Queer Asian Social Club and teasing the upcoming QASC event on October 26: RITUAL. RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ritual-a-queer-asian-social-club-event-tickets-75986504681?fbclid=IwAR0v2MFzbi7DYmjS7Nih23hFZFZImDSSTcwHSURIVFgbU652AtmJoPtboxA
Follow Jamie: @thejamielew
On Culture, Sex, and Academia ft. Ada Cheng, PhD
Please welcome Ada Cheng, a Chicago-based sociology PhD professor who specialises in storytelling centering APIMED folxs. Ada is absolutely incredible, and we're so excited to share this conversation that covers everything from the difficulty in defining culture, navigating academia, and finding sexual empowerment.
Find her at http://www.renegadeadacheng.com/ and on instagram at @sjadacheng
DIS-ORIENTing, drag, & SE Asian Deportation ft. Kevin Lam
Hello Gaybies! Welcome, this week's podcast guest, Kevin Lam, a Boston-based activist, and drag queen! Kevin talks about their South East Asian experience surrounding their activism and work around deportations. Listen to their story and see how drag helped them understand and connect with their identities.
You can follow them on insta at @seavalalycheesaigon
Asian Not Asian Podcast Pls Text Us Back or: Our Response to ANA's Episode 74
A couple weeks ago fellow Asian led podcast, Asian Not Asian Podcast, released an episode (#74) and an accompanying clip from the episode on instagram. Both feature a problematic and hurtful conversation and jokes regarding the the dating habits of women as well as queerness. This is our response, a conversation we hope that will be a growing moment as to why the jokes on ANA were harmful, the importance of accountability, and how we can all strengthen our allyship. With guest Gerrie Lim of The Chasing Color Project
This is Akin ft. Peyton and Hubert
Follow AKIN on IG @thisisakinnyc
"Constant Guest, Constant Alien" ft. Robin and Daisy of APAIT LA
On instagram: @apait_ssg ; @robinhamchoi ; @daisynconfusd
The Gaysian Podcast can be found on ig: @thegaysianproject and on twitter: @gaysianproject
The Diaspora Isn't Just in Europe and North America ft. Actor Premika Leo
The Power of Heritage and Telling Your Own Story ft. Randy Kim
Follow Randy's work at: @randall_kimball
and find us at: IG @thegaysianproject ; twitter @gaysianproject
LIVE at ClexaCon ft. Chantal Thuy, Andrea Walter, Nicole Espinosa, and CB Lee
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Creating Asian American Culture ft. Author Nishta J. Mehra
Follow Nishta on IG and Twitter: @nishtajmehra
"Heavy Metal Asian Fan" ft. Nicole Espinosa
Follow Nicole on IG: @colesmcgee and on twitter: @decolesinize
Nowruz Mubarak! ft. Omid Razavi of Let Me Out Book
Follow Omid: @LetMeOutBook
Just Three Indians Talking About Comic Books ft. Kesav and Samarjeet Wable
Follow Kesav and all the news about "Closet Supes:"
IG: @KWable Twitter: @bKwa
"Planes, Trains, and Intersectional Queer Inclusivity in Golf" ft. Pro Golfer Tadd Fujikawa
"When We're Teenagers Everything Happens SO Much" ft. Author CB Lee
Follow her and the amazing stuff shes doing on twitter: @author_cblee and instagram: @cblee_cble
DIS-ORIENTing with The Queer Arabs
"We're Life Size(d) Too!" ft. Hank Chen
Watch "Life-Size 2" on Hulu, and follow Hank on twitter and ig: @hanksterchen and on Facebook at "Hankchenishere"
You can follow TGP on ig @TheGaysianProject
"Queer South Asians Are Damn Good At Sex" ft. Neha Ghosh of Qunify Philadelphia
"I Need to Get to Philly Yesterday?" ft. Quynh-Mai Nguyen of the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival
PAAFF runs in Philly from 11/8-11/18.
For more info and to buy tickets head over to www.paaff.org
Special thanks to producer Andie for the intro.
Follow us at: @thegaysianproject
"No Dating Until Marriage" ft. Crystal Bi-Wegner
Follow The Gaysian Project on IG (@thegaysianproject) and join the conversation on twitter with the hashtag #TheGaysianPodcast.
Host: Maya Reddy (@mredds)
Producer: Andie Wheatley (@andiewheatley)
Live from the Analog Lab at Facebook HQ ft. The Aravani Art Project
Follow the art project on instagram at @aravaniartproject, and The Gaysian Project @thegaysianproject
"Its A Kalbolution!" Episode One ft. Nicole Espinosa
Theme Music: Maurice Spears
Producers: Andie Wheatley, Nicole Espinosa
Consultant: Caty Zick
"Crazy Rich Gaysians" ft. Andie Wheatley and Nathan Ramos
"Orientalism Fucked Up A Lot of Shit" ft. Katy and Dahn-Bi of Angry Asian Girls
Follow them @angryasiangirls and www.angryasiangirls.org