11.25.2022

They Call Us Bruce 180: They Call Us Thankful 2022

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. (Almost) 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.

In this episode, we welcome some good friends from the Potluck Podcast Collective: Ada Tseng (Los Angeles Times, Saturday School), Scott Okamoto (Asians in Baseball, Chapel Probation), and Kim Cooper (Asians in Baseball, Korean Drama Podcast) to celebrate friendsgiving and play a very special Thanksgiving edition of their signature segment: Thanks, No Thanks and WTF.

11.18.2022

They Call Us Bruce 179: They Call Us Bad Axe

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. (Almost) 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.

In this episode, we welcome filmmaker David Siev, director of the documentary Bad Axe, a pandemic portrait of his own family in rural Michigan as they fight to keep their American dream alive. He talks about telling his family's multi-generational story through the lens of America's very real and very current racial tensions, dealing with actual local white supremacists, and making a film that weirdly folded in on itself partway through production.

11.11.2022

They Call Us Bruce 178: They Call Us Maulik Pancholy

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. (Almost) 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.

In this episode, we welcome welcome back award-winning actor and writer Maulik Pancholy, who talks about his latest middle grade novel Nikhil Out Loud, a sweet coming-of-age story about a gay Indian American teen. He talks about the anti-gay backlash he received for his first book The Best at It that inspired this new novel, what it's like to get your book banned by school districts, and the important question at the center of all this controversy that nobody seems to be asking: who's listening to the kids?

11.04.2022

They Call Us Bruce 177: They Call Us Raymond lee

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. (Almost) 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.

In this episode, we welcome Raymond Lee, star of NBC's sci-fi drama Quantum Leap. He talks about leaping into the lead role of a lifetime, subverting the notion that time travel is for white people, and why being great at nothing but passably good at a lot of things is perfect for playing Dr. Ben Song.

11.03.2022

All The Asians On Star Trek 31: Away Mission with Swapna Krishna

The Podcast In Which We Interview All The Asians On Star Trek.



All The Asians On Star Trek is the podcast in which we interview all the Asians on Star Trek. In Episode 31, we embark on another Away Mission, in which we invite fellow Asian American fans of Star Trek to do a deep dive into an episode of their choosing. For this edition of the Away Mission, we welcome writer and journalist Swapna Krishna to discuss "Lineage" from season seven of Star Trek: Voyager. We discuss the ridiculous lack of privacy regarding pregnancy on the USS Voyager, extremely wise parenting advice from Tuvok, and a lonely night of soulful saxophone in Ensign Harry Kim's quarters.

10.31.2022

Your Halloween Costumes 2022

Our annual gallery of awesome reader-submitted Halloween costumes.



All right, good readers. It's that time of year again. In what has become a holiday tradition, I'm putting the call out for your awesome Halloween costume photos. Send in your rad, not-racist costume photos -- cute kids are particularly welcome -- to be considered for inclusion in the annual costume photo roundup. To submit your photos, email angryasianman @ angryasianman.com with the subject line "Halloween Costume 2022" or tag @angryasianman on social media. I'll feature the best ones here in our infamous annual gallery.

Getting things started:

10.30.2022

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Can Social Media Rhetoric Incite Hate Incidents? Evidence from Trump's "Chinese Virus" Tweets
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In California, two Asian Americans fight for a seat in the House — and with each other
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Asian Americans' Place in the History of Racial Justice
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Asian Americans had the highest rate of mail-in voting in 2020. New laws could block that progress
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A Chinese Immigrant's Fearless Comedy Set Went Viral. Then Came the Backlash.
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