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On the Season 1 finale of Whiting Wongs, Dan & Jessica travel to 101 Noodle Express in Alhambra, CA to talk over an authentic Chinese meal. Plus, we discuss what we've learned throughout the season, whether or not we've changed, and in true Whiting Won... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
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Dan & Jessica discuss how comedy doesn't age well and shed some light on being a diversity hire, before having a conversation with a scientist with shark experience, Professor Sora Kim! We also discuss diversity in academia, and the nature of intellige... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
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This week, Dan & Jessica go through some listener emails before we get into a heated debate about Matt Groening's response to the Apu controversy. Then, we talk to our guests Dana Han-Klein and Larissa Pruett about biracial identity, stories of stunnin... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
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For a special tenth episode treat, Luke & Gareth are joined by a creator. That's right, a productive person. Someone who makes the things we play! Natalie Clayton (@ScarletCatalie)joins us to talk about her game Transit.We also talk about sea of thieves, LA Noire, Warhammer: Vermintide 2, WoW, Celeste, Far Cry 2 & 5 and of course Puyo Puyo Tetris…
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In true Whiting Wongs fashion, Dan & Jessica sit down with the goal of reading listener emails and get through a total of three. But, we reveal the process for joke-writing in the Rick & Morty writers' room, listen to a POC actor's experience, and atte... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
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We're joined this week by Sameer Gardezi (Modern Family, Untitled Trevor Noah Project) to talk about Muslim representation in media, the issues with the "good muslim/bad muslim" dichotomy, and more! Plus we talk about Sameer's incredible writers' room ... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
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From HBO's Silicon Valley, the incredible Jimmy O. Yang joins us this week to talk about his experience auditioning as a POC actor, his new book, and more! We read from his audition log, Dan & Jessica brief Jimmy on "Chinese China", and we get into som... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
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We're back! This week, we read a listener email and give advice on navigating gender and power dynamics in the writers' room. Also, a story told to Jessica about writers facing rejection leads us into a discussion about racial scapegoating in entertain... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
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After a long break, we're back! Luke & Gareth are joined by the still delightful and now super-GamesMaster-professional Sam Greer (@SamMGreer).This episode, we play around with polygons in All Our Asias, a game with a striking aesthetic reminiscent of the PS1 era. And then we we talk for far too long about Monster Hunter World and Metal Gear Solid …
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This week, our producer Yusong joins us in the studio, and we answer some of his questions about writing and give some advice! We discuss multiple character arcs, our old writing habits (or lack thereof), and more. Plus, we go heavy on the writing meta... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
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This week, a Whiting Wongs debate! Dan & Jessica disagree about receiving listener-submitted scripts, which prompts a larger discussion about how to get something read in the entertainment industry. Plus, we talk about the success of Black Panther. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
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We're joined by the incredible Jas Waters (This is Us, Hood Adjacent) to talk about drama writing, how writing race neutral doesn't necessarily benifit POC characters, and more! Plus we read listener emails and talk about the priviledge and responsibil... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
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This week, we're joined by Dante Basco! We talk about his experiences playing Prince Zuko in Avatar: The Last Airbender and Rufio in Hook, and revisit the idea of appreciate vs. appropration. Plus, Dante reveals his goals of encouraging the next genera... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
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This week, Dan & Jessica read and respond to listener emails, one about gender and one about sex workers. Plus, a story about writing a gender neutral script and the role of casting directors, before the podcast completely devolves into an intense argu... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
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Andrew Ti (Yo, Is This Racist?) and Ify Nwadiwe (@midnight) join us talk to us about the question "where are you from", different reasons to learn Japanese, and the difference between cultural appropriation and appreciation. Also, we discuss who really... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
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This week, Dan asks Jessica a Chinese question, how race played into a risky Uber ride, and a long discussion about sharks that we struggle to relate to race. Also, we discuss POC writers facing harsher scrutiny and the positives and negatives that com... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
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Our first ever guest, writer and actor Brittani Nichols (Transparent, Suicide Kale) joins us to talk about her experiences being the only POC in writers' rooms. Plus, we revisit Confederate and answer listener emails. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy Jessica Gao, Dan Harmon, Starburns Audio
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Jessica's mom has discovered the podcast, and Jessica's horror leads to a discussion about American families vs. Chinese-American families. Jessica reveals her family's experience during the Mao regime. After some interrogation, Dan's opinion of Chines... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
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We mention and offer no real insight into the Charlottesville Nazi rally, debate how to handle online trolls, and discuss how TV hiring practices affect writing staff diversity. Dan gets preemptively angry at future critics of the podcast.Email: Whit... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
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