Southern Fried Asian: Dino-Ray Ramos

It’s Southern Fried Asian in the time of Corona as Keith welcomes entertainment reporter and editor Dino-Ray Ramos to the podcast.

Dino describes his FilAm Texas roots growing up the son of an Air Force father (2:45), forging an Asian American identity in college (4:30), and his high school’s secret connection to Friday Night Lights (8:00). Later, he shares how he got started in journalism while in college (11:30), blogging about fashion to being a publicist in the Bay Area (13:00), writing about inclusion and diversity in his reporting (16:15), and launching his first podcast (19:00). He also reflects on how coverage of diversity in Hollywood has evolved over the years (22:30) and how being from the south gives him insight into the way he covers the community (40:45). Finally, Dino shares his love of his mother’s pescatarian-friendly palabok, breakfast tacos, and the Texas-based Pappadeux restaurant chain (46:00).

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Our official theme music is the song “Top Down” by ChopsTimothy Flu, and Mic Barz. Podcast logo by Jef Castro.

Southern Fried Asian is produced by Keith Chow and Jes Vu.