They Call Us Bruce 199: They Call Us Tze Chun

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 back Tze Chun, showrunner behind not one, but two new shows: the animated prequel series Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai and the Boots Riley-created absurdist coming-of-age comedy I'm a Virgo. He talks about spinning new lore from a classic franchise, putting Chinese characters at the center ("unless otherwise noted"), getting to tell "weird" stories about people of color, and making sure fellow Asian American creators get a boost.

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