No, it’s not our Doctor Who episode. It’s part 2 of Brandon’s recap of another podcast where they investigate whether Cal Ripken’s Streak is a true or a not.Continue reading “FDI Cast 131: Hey, Who Turned Out the Lights?”
A geeking on episode where we discuss another podcast about Cal and the Streak and Kevin Costner! Also, we talk about MAGFest of convention’s past.Continue reading “FDI Cast 130: Did Cal Ripken Scrap With Kevin Costner?”
2021 was a shit of a year. We managed to find a few highlights. We also look forward to as much as we can in 2022 even though it’s an election year which automatically makes it terrible even if things were better.Continue reading “FDI Cast 129: 2021 Sucked Real Bad, We Try to Find Some Good”
Just to be clear, J.K. does not exist in our dojo. It’s fine if you like her work and if it has made a positive impact on you, but we have taken a stand and we will not support her Fantastic Beasts and Where to Eat Them franchise. Our opinions are our own and do not reflect the opinions of The Nerds of Color. Also we review Shang-Chi and the Legend of Should Have Been About My Sister, Really.Continue reading “FDI Cast 128: Joanne is Not Welcome in Our Dojo”
Chaos Magic, 4chan, the 2016 election, and Egyptian gods were not the things I ever thought I would experience all at once but in You Can’t Kill Meme, a documentary film by Haley Garrigus that explores the idea of memes being magic and the magicians who use them. My third eye has been opened and I am looking deeper into the images I find funny and retweet on the internet.Continue reading “‘You Can’t Kill Meme’ is a Genuine Attempt to Pull the Curtain on Meme Magic”
Have you ever had good turkey at Thanksgiving? We talk turkey and the glory of Sheetsgiving.Continue reading “FDI Cast 127: Turkey Murder Day”
Southern Fried Asian is thankful to have Tiya Sircar stop by the podcast to talk about her career, being a part of Star Wars, and growing up in Texas!Continue reading “Southern Fried Asian: Tiya Sircar”
Brandon quits his job, a poutine place pops up in Rockville, and we continue our award winning Blind Reviews series with Marvel’s latest feature, Eternals.Continue reading “FDI Cast 126: ‘Eternals,’ a Blind Review”
Better late than never! We talk about the spoopiest night of the year, Halloween!Continue reading “FDI Cast 125: The Halloween Episode”
We debut a new segment where Brandon reviews a movie he hasn’t seen! It’s Dune day part one!Continue reading “FDI Cast 124: Blind Movie Reviews ‘Dune’”
This is a shorty, geeking on things episode.Continue reading “FDI Cast 123: The Cream of the Crop Always Rises to the Top”
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!
We somehow survived the great Facebook, Insta, WhatsApp outage of 2021 and Brandon got married!Continue reading “FDI Cast 122: He Liked It So He Put a Ring On It!”
Waking from a dream never felt so unfinished as it did when I reached the end credits of When I’m A Moth, an independent film directed by Zachary Cotler and Magdalena Zyzak, written by Cotler. It’s a film that on paper has all the markings of being an arthouse darling — a small cast, eerie poetic dream visuals, pontifications on choice and fate with a going nowhere protagonist and yet, as I rose from my seat afterwards, it felt as if I was remembering a half dream. Unable to finish the thought of what it wanted to be but fascinated by the parts I could remember.Continue reading “‘When I’m A Moth’ is Beautiful but Doesn’t Say Anything”
Animator and cosplayer Vishavjit Singh has experienced tremendous trauma in his life. He survived a genocide against Sikh people in India as a young boy, and after he and his family fled to the US, he’s constantly experienced racism and Islamophobia (despite not being Muslim) in the pre- and post-9/11 era. Despite all of this, he remains an optimist for people to treat each other better, and found through his regular cosplaying as Captain America that he could somehow achieve that. But what drew him to this initially?Continue reading “Why this ‘American Sikh’ Cosplays as Captain America”
In The Beauty President, Terence Smith retells his ’92 presidential campaign as his drag queen persona Ms. Joan Black in a conversational documentary short film by Whitney Skauge. Smith didn’t realize at the time it would be such a historic moment in political art, and this film captures his surprise and delight at being a part of history.Continue reading “A Beautiful Presidential Conversation w/ Whitney Skauge and Terence Smith”
“What is this helping?” is one of the first sentences uttered by a white restaurant patron unsettled in Unapologetic’s first scene, where protestors express the reality of the recent deaths of Black residents in their community to unsuspecting people eating brunch at restaurants. The scene perfectly encompasses the themes and motives of this documentary: a large and triumphant call to arms to make a more honest and equal world while people sit quietly trying to ignore not only the performance, but the actual knowledge of those who are destroyed and subjugated by these injustices.Continue reading “‘Unapologetic’ is an Unflinching Exploration of Activism”
As I watched the Pride flag waving as the credits ran at the end of The Beauty President, I remembered growing up in the early 2000s and how I knew nothing about what that flag meant then. That 20 years later, I can see it at my city’s town hall flying next to the United States flag. Director Whitney Skauge and the film’s subject, Terrance Alan Smith, bring a beautiful historical moment in LGBTQ+ history to the forefront with an air of grace and love that I hope everyone could see.Continue reading “‘The Beauty President’ is a Beauty to Behold”
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!Continue reading “Southern Fried Asian: The Carolina Desi”
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!Continue reading “Southern Fried Asian: Kevin Kwan”
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.
Southern Fried Asian closes out AAPI Heritage Month by welcoming Keith’s brother, Raymond Chow, to piece together their family’s Southern Fried origin story.