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News & pop culture from the Asian perspective. New episodes w/ @bydollyli on IG Live every Sunday at 4pm ET & wherever you find your podcasts. Follow us on IG at @listentoplumradio.
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Ep. 7: How to Abolish Silicon Valley, ft. Wendy Liu

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Ep 8: Growing & Hoeing Asian Heritage Greens, ft. Scott Chang-Fleeman
Lucky episode #8! Come hoedown at the farm with us and Scott Chang-Fleeman, farmer and owner of Shao Shan Farm in Bolinas, CA. Scott talks about how Asian farmers were stripped of their land after they dug the fields that became Northern California’s agricultural engine, the pros and cons of growing organic Asian produce, and how COVID-19 is affecting his farm and upending our food systems. And then we got face-deep in some dank greens. (To see the greens for yourself, head to our IG at https://www.instagram.com/tv/CAlbYyXndfX/ 🌿😉) -- We pride ourselves on being an independent media at Plum Radio. Follow us on IG (@listentoplumradio), and support us on Patreon (patreon.com/plumradio) if you’re here for the culture and want to be part of the vision.
50:17
May 27, 2020
Ep. 7: How to Abolish Silicon Valley, ft. Wendy Liu
From the star of Silicon Valley to abolishing Silicon Valley--this week, Dolly and Joey welcome Wendy Liu, the author of the new memoir “Abolish Silicon Valley.” Wendy, a software engineer, ex-Googler, and startup founder, takes us through her journey of discovering the dark side of Silicon Valley and where all its tech money comes from. Dolly and Wendy discussed building a startup that sells personal data to marketers, making Amazon a public utility, and the tech workers who are organizing to fight for better pay and rights. -- We pride ourselves on being an independent media at Plum Radio. Follow us on IG (instagram.com/listentoplumradio), and support us on Patreon (patreon.com/plumradio) if you’re here for the culture and want to be part of the vision.
52:18
May 20, 2020
Ep. 6: Hot Dog or Hot Dog Bao? ft. Jimmy O. Yang
Happy mother’s day! This episode, we send blessings to all the mothers out there, including Ahmaud Arbery’s, who is spending this mother’s day grieving the loss of her son. Our special guest this week is the star of HBO’s Silicon Valley, Jimmy O. Yang. We talked about “Good Deal,” his new comedy special on Amazon, his upcoming Netflix show with Steve Carrell, “Space Force”, and what it means to play Jian Yang take and ownership of a character that has an immigrant accent. Follow us on IG (instagram.com/listentoplumradio), and support us on Patreon (patreon.com/plumradio) to get exclusive bonus episodes and support independent media!
41:17
May 13, 2020
Ep. 5: Making “The Half Of It” on Netflix & Queer Asian Films, ft. Alice Wu
Happy May Day and AAPI month! Dolly and Joey kick off Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with Alice Wu, the writer and director the new Netflix film “The Half Of It,” and also the 2004 Asian and queer cult classic, “Saving Face”. Alice and Dolly discuss how immigrant parents express their love, the power of non-romantic love, and how we’re all trapped in hell, including her characters in “The Half Of It.” We’ve officially launched our Patreon! If you love Plum Radio and want to support Asian-made media (it IS *Asian month* y’all), you can become a monthly supporter for just $5/month and receive all types of goodies like bonus episodes and invites to virtual screening parties, like the one we just hosted for “The Half Of It”. Our supporters also get a shoutout on the show so make sure to tune in live this weekend 🤠 We’ve been building Plum Radio for the culture and want to be listener-funded to remain independent and cover topics you won’t see anywhere else. To everyone who’s already supported us: we see you, we love you, and we hope you’ll hold us accountable and share your thoughts and feedback 💜 Join our Plum Posse on Patreon today: patreon.com/plumradio
56:15
May 6, 2020
Ep. 4: Love Letters to Chinatown, ft. Mei Lum
Ramadan mubarak! Mei Lum, owner of Wing On Wo, the oldest shop in Chinatown in New York City (around since 1890!), joins us to talk about the future of Chinatowns in NYC and across North America. Dolly and Mei chat about the shop’s COVID-19 art project “Love Letters to Chinatown”, creating a third space for women and non-binary voices, and honoring Chinatown’s legacy by opening her storefront as a gathering space to have tough conversations on cultural preservation, gentrification, and growing Chinatown for future generations.
44:02
April 29, 2020
Ep. 3: Different Skin, Same Blood, ft. Annie Tan
Dolly and Joey curse the “Hole of the Week” and celebrate the blessings of new music from Yaeji and Rina Sawayama. Our special guest this week, Annie Tan, is a NYC public school teacher and Chinatown native who was inspired to become an activist after learning about her kinship to Vincent Chin. Vincent was a Chinese-American man who was brutally murdered by two white auto-workers in 1982 Detroit when he was mistaken for being Japanese. His murder inspired a wave of Asian-American activism and united communities to identify with the term “Asian-American.” Join us every Sunday on Instagram Live at 4pm ET for new episodes and follow @listentoplumradio on Instagram for more updates.
42:47
April 22, 2020
Ep. 2: Filipino Nurses and U.S. Colonization ft. Adrian De Leon
On episode 2 of Plum Radio, we discussed the new Netflix movie, Tigertail, with Ty Tran, the creator of the meme page @AsiansNeverDie, how we’re virtually celebrating holidays like Easter, Passover, and Qing Ming, and the history of why the U.S. has so many nurses from the Philippines.  Our special guest this episode is Adrian De Leon, a Filipino-Canadian Assistant Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity at USC. Adrian drops some knowledge on Plum Radio, teaching us about the U.S. colonization of the Philippines in 1898, how the English language and Americanized education systems were imposed on the Pacific Islands, and how these forces created today’s pipeline of labor to America for Filipino nurses and migrant workers.  Join us every Sunday on Instagram Live at 4pm ET for new episodes and follow @listentoplumradio on Instagram for more updates.
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April 15, 2020
Ep. 1: Masks & NYC's ERs in COVID-19, ft. Dr. Calvin Sun
Welcome to the first episode of Plum Radio!  Today's discussion is: Mask On / Mask Off? The CDC just announced on Friday, April 3 that we should all be covering our faces in public to help contain the spread of Covid-19, a big shift from their previous stance on masks.  We called up NYC ER doctor Dr. Calvin Sun to get his take on wearing masks and to hear the latest on what's happening in New York, the current epicenter of the global pandemic. Warning: this conversation gets passionate, so beware of profanity.  Follow @listentoplumradio on Instagram for more updates.
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April 8, 2020