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6.24.2017

They Call Us Bruce - Episode 13: The Call Us The Slants

Jeff Yang and Phil Yu present an unfiltered conversation about what's happening in Asian America.



What's up, podcast listeners? We've got another episode of our podcast They Call Us Bruce. Each week, my good friend, writer/columnist Jeff Yang and I host an unfiltered conversation about what's happening in Asian America, with a strong focus on media, entertainment and popular culture.

This week, we welcome Simon Tam, front man for the embattled Asian American rock band The Slants. He talks about the eight-year fight to trademark their band name, the landmark Supreme Court ruling in their favor, and the important right for Asian Americans and other marginalized communities to call ourselves whatever we want.




Our theme music is by Kero One. They Call Us Bruce is a member of the Potluck Podcast Collective. Be sure to subscribe to They Call Us Bruce on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play or however else you consume your podcasts. Rate us, tweet at us and recommend us to your friends. Thank you for listening!