Southern Fried Polynesian: Cooper Andrews

Southern Fried Asian is back for a brand new season! For this episode, we’re rebranding as Southern Fried Asian Polynesian because our special guest is none other than (animated) Aquaman himself, Cooper Andrews!

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‘Aquaman: King of Atlantis’ Star Cooper Andrews Dives Deep into DC Comics

This Thursday, HBO Max will begin streaming the first chapter of Aquaman: King of Atlantis, a special three-part animated event series. The show’s star, Cooper Andrews, recently stopped by to chat about his love of DC Comics and how blown away he is to be part of the DC pantheon — first in Shazam and now as Aquaman.

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Mixed Asian Media Presents First Annual Mixed Asian Media Fest!

Mixed Asian Media (MAM), formerly known as Hapa Mag, have announced their inaugural festival to celebrate mixed Asian and Pacific Islanders and their creative art forms — including film, theatre, art, dance, and many more! Partnering with Leviathan Lab and CRUX XR, the virtual celebration will take place on the platform Bizzabo.

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‘Shang-Chi’ Is Not NOT Like ‘Black Panther’

As Bruce Lee might say, we must start with dispelling what is not useful and replace it with what is useful. I won’t rehash any arguments comparing Shang-Chi to Black Panther which are based in speculation, impulse-tweeted, or otherwise made in bad faith. The phrase “Asian American Black Panther” has been tossed around (including by me), in various contexts, since Black Panther came out in 2018.

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CAPE Partners with Sony to Launch AAPI Animation Directors Program

Celebrating their 30th Anniversary, The Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment, aka CAPE, have recently announced their inaugural program for the CAPE Animation Directors Accelerator — powered by Sony Pictures Entertainment, the same studio that brought you Into the Spider-Verse and The Mitchells Vs. The Machines. 

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Southern Fried Asian: The Carolina Desi

Back in May, Apple Podcasts curated a bunch of AAPI-themed podcasts together, and we were lucky enough to be featured alongside The Carolina Desi podcast. Naturally, we had to invite the hosts, Gurtej Singh and Rashmili Vemula, to join Southern Fried Asian!

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Southern Fried Asian: Kevin Kwan

Last month, the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore hosted our own Keith Chow in conversation with New York Times bestselling author Kevin Kwan as part of their “Writer’s Live” series. Because they spent a portion of their talk discussing Kevin’s childhood in Texas, we are presenting that conversation in its entirety for Southern Fried Asian!

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See the Trailer for Justin Chon’s ‘Blue Bayou’

You know I’m a sucker for stories featuring Asian Americans in the south. That’s why I created a whole podcast to highlight said stories. So you better believe I’ll be at the theater on September 17 when Focus Features’ Blue Bayou is released!

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‘Turning Red’ Features Pixar’s First Asian-Led Film

Turning Red is a big deal. It’s the first time a full-length Pixar film has featured an Asian protagonist and primarily centers on Asian characters. It’s also the first Pixar film to be fully directed solo by a woman, and the first by a woman of color, with the brilliant Domee Shi, who brought us the now-classic Oscar-winning Bao. And that’s not even the half of it!

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2021 Anime Expo Lite Live Updates

This year, The Nerds of Color has got your back on everything Anime Expo Lite! Be sure you’re tuned in on the program’s website to watch the online press conferences, and keep our tab open to catch live updates. This year, the expo is focusing on amplifying AAPI voices, as well as combating racialized violence with ticket proceeds going to Hate Is A Virus, a nonprofit community of mobilizers and amplifiers to dismantle racism and hate.

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Southern Fried Asian: Sung Kang

Justice is coming to Southern Fried Asian! Ahead of the world premiere of F9, the latest installment of The Fast Saga, its fan-favorite star Sung Kang joins the podcast to talk about the film and growing up in Georgia.

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ShoPowSho Episode 041: Producer/Actor, Christopher T. Wood

Psst. Psst. Hoy! New episode of the ShoPowSho!

Episode 041: We welcome Producer/Actor, Christopher T. Wood! Our first Non-Filipino guest, Christopher comes on to tell us his personal story and one of the earliest stories of Black-Asian solidarity in the story of David Fagen, an African-American soldier who defected during the Philippine-American War to fight alongside the Filipino army. Fagen became a successful guerrilla leader and his capture became an obsession to the U.S. military and American public.

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ShoPowSho Episode 040: Actor, Derek Basco

Psst. Psst. Hoy! New episode of the ShoPowSho!

Episode 040: We welcome Actor, Derek Basco of The Fabulous Filipino Brothers! From dancing with his brothers to building up Filipino representation in Hollywood with films like The Debut and the latest project, The Fabulous Filipino Brothers, Derek shares his FilipinX journey thus far! Come thru and check out the video interview and stay all the way until after the credits for a sneak appearance of another amazing Basco family member who is tearing up Hollywood!

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ShoPowSho Episode 039: Comics Creator/Writer, Budjette Tan

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Episode 039: We welcome Comics Creator/Writer, Budjette Tan of Trese! Find out how being possessed, exorcised, animated cartoons, big robots, photo-copied comics and the support of an amazing artist friend in Kajo Baldisimo, helped pave the way to an animated series at Netflix for Budjette Tan!

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NOC Exclusive Interview: ‘The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It’ Actor, Andrea Andrade

Heyyy! It’s Kuya P back again with another NOC EXCLUSIVE! I recently sat down for a conversation with Actor, Andrea Andrade to discuss her role in the upcoming film, ‘The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It‘!

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ShoPowSho Episode 038: Kuya P’s Childhood Friend, Myke Agojo

Psst. Psst. Hoy! New episode of the ShoPowSho!

Episode 038: We welcome Host Kuya P’s childhood friend, Myke Agojo! As we search and explore our Filipinx identity, we have invited our friends and family to share in their experiences and give insight on us. First up, Kuya P’s childhood friend, Myke Agojo!

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NOC Exclusive Interview: Asian American Eyz’d’s Ana Tuazon Parsons and Nicky Endres

Heyyy! It’s Kuya P back again with another NOC EXCLUSIVE! I recently sat down for a conversation with Actor/Comedians’ Ana Tuazon Parsons & Nicky Endres to discuss Asian American Eyz’d (An Immigrant Comedy Special)!

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ShoPowSho Episode 037: Actor/Writer/Producer, Cori Dioquino

Psst. Psst. Hoy! New episode of the ShoPowSho!

Episode 037: We welcome Actor/Writer/Producer, Cori Dioquino! “Unapologetically Asian”, Cori tells her us her unique journey as a Filipino immigrant, finding her passion with arts and entertainment, being a Teaching Artist and the 90s X-men animated series.

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Santa Monica to Celebrate Cultural Diversity, Explore Identity During AAPI Heritage Month

The City of Santa Monica will celebrate Asian American Pacific  Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month with two virtual community events on May 19 and 20 celebrating the diverse cultures within the AAPI community, highlighting AAPI contributions, and exploring the challenges faced by the community during the pandemic.

You don’t need to be in sunny California to enjoy these events planned by Santa Monica. There are some interesting panels and performances being presented at the two-day event.

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ShoPowSho Episode 036: Author/Writer, Lauren Lola

Psst. Psst. Hoy! New episode of the ShoPowSho!

Episode 036: We welcome Author/Writer and fellow member of The Nerds of Color, Lauren Lola! The Author of “A Moment’s Worth” and “An Absolute Mind” shares her unique journey of exploring her mixed FilipinX ancestry.

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