Southern Fried Asian: Greg Pak Returns

Southern Fried Asian is back and so is one of our previous guests. Keith welcomes back Greg Pak — whose moving new autobiographical project I Belong to You / Motherland is being turned into a choral performance in Austin — to discuss belonging and loss and share memories of his mother and childhood in Texas.

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‘AAPI Toy Heroes’ with Kuya P

Shelf Conscious is back! This time, Keith is joined by fellow NOC and creator of The NRW, Kuya P a.k.a Patrick Michael Strange, as he launches his own action figure podcast called AAPI Toy Heroes.

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Southern Fried Asian: Chef Tim Ma

On a new episode of Southern Fried Asian, Keith talks to his Chef Tim Ma — founder and CEO of Lucky Danger, the renowned American Chinese takeout restaurant in D.C. — about his southern roots in Arkansas and Virginia and why it’s important to honor the legacy of American Chinese cuisine.

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Southern Fried Asian: Jamie Ford

For this episode of Southern Fried Asian, Keith talks to his friend, the New York Times-bestselling author Jamie Ford, and learning about his southern roots in Arkansas. Consider this Southern-adjacent Fried Asian.

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‘Action Figure Show & Tell’ with Dan Wu

On the latest episode of Shelf Conscious, Keith is once again joined by multi-hyphenate extraordinaire (activist, restaurateur, podcaster, celebrity chef, and candidate for Lexington, KY council at large), Dan Wu!

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‘Art of the Toy Hunt’ with Art G

Celebrate the Holidays with Shelf Conscious! In this brand new episode, Keith is joined by YouTuber and diorama artist, Art G!

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‘Merchandise Spotlight’ with Griffin Newman

Shelf Conscious returns just in time for the second half of Masters of the Universe: Revelation on Netflix! This time, Keith is joined by Orko himself, Griffin Newman!

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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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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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‘By the Power of Fandom’ with Tiffany Smith

Shelf Conscious returns with a special episode! With Masters of the Universe: Revelation just around the corner, Keith is joined by an Eternian Royal Guard — and literal fandom princessTiffany Smith!

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‘The Real Black Series’ with Deeez Action Figures

This week on Shelf Conscious, Keith welcomes action figure photographer and collector, Greg from the Instagram account Deeez Action Figures!

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‘Schrödinger’s Tigerzord’ with William Bruce West

On the inaugural episode of Shelf Conscious, Keith welcomes fellow collector — and OG NOCWilliam Bruce West!

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New Toy Collecting Podcast ‘Shelf Conscious’ Coming Soon

As long time readers of the site and listeners of the podcasts might know, action figures is where my true nerd passion lies. And since I originally got my start in the nerd business as a writer for the legendary ToyFare Magazine, I decided to go back to my roots and create a podcast and YouTube series devoted to my love of toy collecting.

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Kelly Marie Tran’s Mystery Thriller Podcast ‘Passenger List’ to Launch Season 2

Kelly Marie Tran fans rejoice! More content of our favorite person is coming.

After the success of the first season of the mystery thriller podcast Passenger List, Radiotopia from PRX and Peabody Award-winning creator John Scott Dryden have announced the launch of season two starting May 10. The eight-episode season will be released on Mondays through June 21.

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Shawn’s New Podcast

Hello NOCers. I hope all of you are surviving our new reality as best you can.

My new podcast, Surviving Creativity drops today. It’s been a complete and total labor of love. I was trying to distill all these thoughts I had around creativity, creativity as a vocation, the artist’s relationship to money, and how to get over and through the things that block us from being creative.

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