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Screenwriter, producer, and filmmaker, Kevin. T Morales joins Sandie to talk about the lifelong journey of storytelling. He comes from a family of artists and storytellers, and he's even had lunch with Francis Ford Coppola. In this episode, Kevin gives advice to aspiring filmmakers and directors on how to find your voice, write through grief, and m…
 
Recorded in the height of COVID-19 and the overdue racial reckoning of America. Emmy-award winning video journalist and correspondent Dolly Li tells the untold story of Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Tu Youyou, who discovered the cure for malaria in ancient Chinese texts. We discuss Black Lives Matter, Asians For Black Lives, what makes this particula…
 
Note: This episode was recorded at the end of February 2020, a few days before COVID-19 was reported in the United States. CW: Hate speech regarding anti-Blackness in Josephine Baker's life is used in this episode. ___ Let's travel back in time to the Roaring Twenties. Candace Maxwell (as seen on Netflix, STARZ, and the CW) tells the story behind t…
 
Crossposted from the hit podcast First Generation Burden, created and hosted by Rich Tu. We recorded this episode when New York City was first ordered to shelter-in-place back in late March. We talk about anti-Asian sentiments across the country, the perception of content post-COVID-19, and the Myth of Assimilation. If you haven't already, be sure …
 
In the season finale, Sandie is joined by notorious "troublemaker," Simon Tam, the frontman of The Slants. Over the span of almost a decade, the band fought to keep their name with the U.S. Trademark Office and finally won a historic freedom of speech case with the Supreme Court in 2017. Think trademark law doesn't apply to you? Think again! Simon …
 
Note from Sandie: You thought just because I'm out of the country means I'll neglect this podcast? Think again! Also hej from Copenhagen and the Faroe Islands! __ This week, Sandie is joined by writer and activist Beatriz Kaye (the founder of the @BedStuyBookClub, a book club dedicated to women and femmes of color). Beatriz tells the story of Jose …
 
Note from Sandie: I feel like I always fall into a mid-season slump, where I get really sick or work begins to pile up. I'm so sorry! ___ This week, law student Renée de Jesus joins Sandie to talk about the case for de-segregation of schools before Brown v. Board of Education: Mendez v. Westminster. They discuss microaggressions, terrible startups,…
 
CW: The following episode contains discussions surrounding police violence, infant loss, disordered eating, and Black maternal loss. ___ This week, writer and activist Jesi Taylor Cruz joins Sandie to tell the story of Korryn Gaines. Jesi discusses the undocumented violence on Black mothers throughout history and the trauma it has left not only in …
 
This week, comedian and producer Edward Pokropski joins Sandie to tell the the history (and cycle of cultural appropriation) of SPAM, found in beloved dishes such as Budae Jjigae (부대찌개 or Korean Army Stew) and musubi. Edward also talks about the adoptee experience and making peace with his identity. Sandie talks about ugly crying to her mom about b…
 
This is a special crossover episode with the hit podcast, $6.99 Per Pound. Jaeki Cho, creator of Alumni, producer of 'Bad Rap,' and co-host of $6.99 Per Pound joins Sandie to tell the history of Asian Americans in hip hop, who have been there since the genesis of the genre and culture -- both behind the scenes and in front of the screens. They talk…
 
If you're a Harry Potter or Doctor Who fan, this episode is for you! This week, writer and podcaster Constance Gibbs (of Nerds of Color, TARBIS, etc) joins Sandie to discuss all the racial nuances of the wizarding world of Harry Potter. She talks about the complexities of being POC in the super-white nerd and fandom culture. They talk about shippin…
 
This week, comedian and filmmaker Angel Yau joins Sandie to tell the story of the creators of Panda Express. If you thought it was a bunch of white people, you thought wrong! Angel talks about the benefit of being quiet and observant in a Chinese household, something Sandie really could learn. They talk about representation, toxic Asian Facebook gr…
 
This week, an actual professor of African history and comedian, Justin Williams, joins Sandie to tell the story of the revolutionary first president of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah. Justin Williams is literally the only qualified person on this podcast. They talk about the good ol' days of living in a railroad apartment under the BQE, dating in New York Ci…
 
Actor and producer, Jimena Perea joins Sandie to tell the story of the hidden revolutionary hero of South America: Manuela Sáenz. Her work for women's rights and freeing South America from Spanish colonial rule was largely overshadowed by Simón Bolívar, her totally toxic lover. Or was it romantic? Find out as Jimena bring this bad ass woman's story…
 
This week, stage tech and photographer, Aaron Amodt joins Sandie to tell the story of the Chinese magician Ching Ling Foo...and his infamous rival, Ching Ling Soo. A magician never reveals his secret, but we'll give you a hint: one of them is in yellowface. If Rachel Dolezal can get away with it, why are we even surprised a master of illusion in th…
 
This week, fashion designer and tailor, Jessica Yuen, joins Sandie to tell the story of Wong Kim Ark, a Chinese-American who brought birthright citizenship to the Supreme Court when denied entry during the Chinese Exclusion Act. Before this, Sandie stalked Jessica as an audience member when she was on a panel for Asian-Americans in the arts. It sou…
 
It's Black History Month and the day before Lunar New Year -- welcome to Season 2 of Now In Color, presented by Brick By Brick Studios. That's right, folks, Sandie has moved from her living room to an actual studio. To kick off this season premiere, Ezra Bynum comes by again and tells the story of Robert Smalls, a former slave turned sea captain an…
 
Do you ever wonder why you're often treated like a circus freak or why your culture is put on an exhibition display? Well, it's probably because we are all Afong Moy -- the first "Chinese Lady" brought to the United States to literally be placed in a box to be gawked at. This week, comedian and actor SJ Son joins Sandie to tell the story of Afong M…
 
This week, comedian and member of the amazing sketch comedy group (now featured on Comedy Central) Astronomy Club, Monique Moses joins Sandie to tell the story of Toussaint Louverture, known as the Black Napoleon. Sandie apologizes multiple times to her therapist for skipping therapy for MONTHS now. Monique shares a personal and heartfelt story. An…
 
Meet Madam C.J. Walker -- America's first self-made millionaire, who also happened to be a black woman and the first in her family born outside of slavery. This week, Atheer Yacoub, comedian and host of No Fly List, tells the story of Madam C.J. Walker. Sandie drinks bulletproof coffee (she stopped after day 2). Atheer talks about growing up in Ala…
 
By now, we all know that the first Thanksgiving wasn't as peaceful and lovely as we've been told. There was A LOT of bloodshed. Today, Sandie tells the story of Squanto, the famed Native American who served as an interpreter and liason between the Native American tribes and the Pilgrims...but, uh, how did he even know English that well in the first…
 
This week, Sandie and Rich Tu come together with a special collaboration episode of Now In Color and First Generation Burden. In honor of Veterans Day, Sandie tells the story of the forgotten Chinese-American soldiers who fought in the Civil War, focusing specifically on Joseph Pierce. Rich talks representation, Awkwafina, and Harvard. Sandie talks…
 
You may be wondering: Sandie, where have you been? Her apartment flooded, and she got very exhausted by the end of it all (it's actually still an ongoing issue). But this week, she's back! And she's joined by Melissa Slaughter, former actress and current co-creator of Hapa Mag and co-host of the podcast "We're Not All Ninjas." They talk about Celes…
 
NOTE: First of all, sorry for the delay! I was traveling, and then my apartment flooded. It's a whole thing. ANYWAY. This week, Sandie is joined by Christina Lee, one of the creators of Resistance Cranes. Last year, Resistance Cranes raised over $10k for refugees and low-income immigrants. And they are doing it again this year from 10/19 - 10/20, s…
 
This week, Sandie is joined by Kwame Siriboe to discuss how Mao Zedong's Communist Manifesto influenced Black Radicals in the United States, including the founder of the Black Panthers. Kwame and Sandie discuss their alma mater, and their multiple missed connections. Kwame thinks this is a test. Sandie wants to bridge some gaps. They both talk abou…
 
This week, Sandie is joined by actor/writer/producer Ariel Estrada to discuss the Philippine-American War. They delve into a much larger and deeper topic of colonialism, and the insidious effects it still has on us today. Ariel shares the story of how deeply it affected him, and how colonialism ultimately led him to one of the most life-altering ex…
 
This week, Sandie is joined by award-winning director, actor, and writer Yhá Mourhia Wright, who tells the story of Dorothy Height -- a champion for both civil rights and women's rights.Yhá Mourhia gets into conspiracy theories of oppression. Sandie talks about the Instagram spiral. They discuss the importance of intersectional feminism, the perfor…
 
Actor and producer Ezra Bynum (IG: @walks_his_own_pacee) joins Sandie this week to tell the story of the very first FBI case in the United States during the Roaring 20s: The Osage Tribe Murders. Sandie talks intergenerational trauma. Ezra gets matched on Tinder. They delve into the paranormal, why they both hate the woods, and how the Native Americ…
 
Award-winning visual artist and MTV's VP of Design, Rich Tu, joins Sandie this week to tell the story of Pedro Flores, the innovator of the yo-yo. Sandie fangirls over the Jersey Shore with Rich, the only person who will entertain the conversation. Rich discusses hip-hop culture, and why it resonates with so many Asian-Americans. Sandie and Rich de…
 
Nekoro Gomes (writer/comedian) joins Sandie to discuss the 1968 NYC Teachers' Strike and how veiled racism within our educational system still affects the community today. Now In Color is a weekly podcast that brings those who have been erased in history back to the forefront. Subscribe and leave a review!…
 
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