Joy Luck Club

Episode 92: 'Always Be My Maybe' with Guest Host Ify Nwadiwe and comedian Atsuko Okasutka

Who Shot Ya?
Ify Nwadiwe
Atsuko Okatsu

Always Be My Maybe

This week’s episode is ROMCASTIC! Ify Nwadiwe returns as guest host and we’ve ALSO got comedian slash actress slash host of Let's Go Atsuko!, Atsuko Okatsu, to talk Always Be My Maybe! Plus, the panel decides which Asian characters from the big screen they’d want--or not--in their friend posse. Will Short Round make the cut?

In news, The Academy will award four honorary Oscars..
Netflix, Disney and other major entertainment companies threaten to take their business elsewhere in states that have passed laws to severely restrict reproductive rights.
Audiences almost never got to see the orgy set to ‘Benny and the Jets’ in Rocketman.

Staff Picks:

Drea - Last Black Man in San Francisco
Alonso - Can't Stop the Music
Ify - Shin Godzilla
Atsuko - Paddington 2

With Alonso Duralde, Drea Clark, Ify Nwadiwe, Atsuko Okatsuka

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Pop Rocket Ep. 188 Crazy Rich Asians (The Movie) with Alonso Duralde & Andrew Ti

Pop Rocket
Guy Branum
Karen Tongson
Alonso Duralde
Andrew Ti

We did the book, now we're doing the movie! Goddess Guy Branum and dyke-about-town Karen Tongson are joined by fellow MaxFun host Alonso Duralde of the movie podcast Who Shot Ya? and returning favorite Andrew Ti, host of the podcast Yo, Is This Racist? to talk Crazy Rich Asians.

Listen in to find out who the gang thought had the breakout performances? Did the food porn in the book match up with the food porn on screen? Who would be the leading man in the sequel? Was the movie "Asian enough"? In lieu of our regular segment That's My Jam, Andrew shares one of his favorite Chinese language covers of a Western hit and how he really felt about all the Asian language covers in the movie. Also, the gang offers up some real talk about the movie's celebration of #AsianJoy, the uncomfortable ways that class played out in the film, and colorism among Asian ethnicities.

All Abouts

Andrew is all about Season 3 of the Syfy TV series The Expanse. Alonso is all about the new comedy Support the Girls starring Regina Hall. Karen is all about the social media eruption over the prominent queer-identified theorist Avital Ronell and her alleged sexual harassment of a male graduate student. Guy is all about the other Asian American centered movie you should be paying attention to Netflix's To All The Boys I've Loved Before.

With Guy Branum, Karen Tongson, Andrew Ti, and Alonso Duralde.

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Produced by Laura Swisher for Edited by Shana Daloria.

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