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The Mash-Up Americans is your guide to the hyphen-America world we all live in. Amy S. Choi and Rebecca Lehrer talk culture, identity, race and what makes us who we are. Get to know yourself, America. At The Mash-Up Americans we are celebrating and challenging the raucous, colorful, complicated country we live in by asking all the important, awkward questions: What does it mean to be an immigrant in America? What cultural baggage do we bring to sex and relationships? Why is Korean skincare s ...
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Jaesun, an heir to a Korean chaebol, and Ana, a Mexican American entrepreneur, fall in love in modern day LA. After months of innocent flirting and one passionate karaoke session later, Ana finds out that Jaesun must return to Korea for his two-year military service. And when her business hits an unexpected roadblock, miscommunications ensue. Ana must decide whether she's going to go at it alone or have some faith in her love. Will their relationship survive the distance? Love and Noraebang ...
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A sports/comedy podcast guaranteed to Mash Your Tattie.Join Harvey, Mick and Paul as they get together to talk about all the latest in their favourite sports. Each and every week (give or take) we release new episodes centred on different areas of sports. The weekly episodes are a combination of the following - MMA Mash, AEW Mash, Moto Mash, Soccer Mash and The After Mash.
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Shining a light on the theater of politics, White House veteran Josh King and his guests of Beltway insiders & outsiders pull back the curtain each week on the national drama and events driving the images and headlines. PoliOptics -- a mash-up of 'politics' and 'optics' -- sees Washington as a long-running performance, with the nation's leaders as the choreographers and actors, the media as the theater and chorus, and the American public as the audience. Enjoy the show, whether enraptured or ...
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Episode 1 of Free Beer Friday AFTER DARK! 😎 Watch on YouTube 👇 https://youtu.be/bk9IzS1xU_Y Pop Cultures Mead Making Kit 🍯 ➡️ https://www.morebeer.com/products/pop-cultures-mead-making-equipment-kit.html KegLand Oxebar Mono PET Keg 🍺 ➡️ https://www.morebeer.com/products/kegland-oxebar-mono-pet-keg-plastic-reusable-bottle-cary-handle-screw-cap-inclu…
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While WWE has done much better at storytelling the last few years than they had been doing, there are still some plots that have left fans wondering what's going on. The Bloodline got stretched finally beyond its breaking point when the Usos jumped out and back in several times. Cody Rhodes got screwed out of winning the title last year and finishi…
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No one expects the Los Angeles Dodgers to suffer greatly from the distraction that Shohei Ohtani and his interpreter's betting habits have provided. But what exactly is to be made of the situation surrounding the newest richest ballplayer? Jay and Dre consider that and other offseason moves by baseball teams looking to chase after the World Series …
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On this episode of The Mash Up, Vito visits Kentucky Peerless Distilling in Louisville, Kentucky to talk all things bourbon and rye whiskey. We learn about how Kentucky Peerless Distilling utilizes the process of sour mashing to create their distinct flavor, then about the process of using their column still. Finally, they talk about barrel aging, …
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After a one-year hiatus, Jay and Dre present their one (and only) bracket for the men's college basketball tournament. The tireless Dre will attend the Friday and Sunday sessions in Memphis charting data for the 1st and 2nd round games. So for the first time, he'll get to see some of his crappy picks nosedive live right in front of his face. Will J…
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Jay and Dre are joined by Dave the Movie Expert to preview the 96th Academy Awards. In this year's diverse field for Best Picture, the biggest surprise is usually which crappy Netflix film somehow got nominated. But the pinkest product placement movie evah gets in, which was a stunner to some. Does Barbie have a real chance at the Oscar? Theme musi…
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For the second time in four years, Kyle Shanahan's 49ers were beating Andy Reid's Chiefs in the Big Game by two possessions. But for the second time in four years, Patrick Mahomes II seized the opportunity to rally the troops and add to his legacy as possibly the best to ever play football. This time, it gave Jay the handicapping victory over Dre, …
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After two weeks of KelSwift, Mahomes legacy and Kermit voice, Purdy legacy and Oswald face, and Vegas all-time price gouging (reportedly), it's finally time to get ready for the actual game. Jay and Dre give out awards for Championship Sunday and the Big Game run-up before Jay has all the pressure of making the pick that can break Dre's near-decade…
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Sure, you can check out the league's official Honors ceremony later this week, but that won't give you the full breadth of hey, wha happen in the NFL in 2023. For that, you must listen to Jay and Dre give out their year-end awards which capture the proud acheivements...and the not-so-proud. Awards Szn is here, so tune in for the IMLD Honors and Dis…
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In January 2023, Saadia Khan sat down with Amy Choi and Rebecca Lehrer for her weekly podcast Immigrantly. The conversation centered on their series on grief. The interview focused on grief, how we can understand it without over-pathologizing the sentiment, and why it’s both universal and personal. What is most remarkable about the conversation is …
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Championship Sunday this year will feature four teams worthy of title contention: the two top seeds, the most hyped team coming into this season, and the defending champions. Jay and Dre give out the awards for last week's action-filled Divisional Round, then they break down the conference title games. Do they like the resurgent Chiefs or the rock-…
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Wild Card Weekend was indeed wild, with youngbloods pulling off upsets, the harshest of winter conditions, and a 10-1 team completing their slow death. Jay and Dre hand out the deserving awards for last weekend's events before previewing a red-hot Divisional Round. Lamar Jackson leads top seeded Baltimore as they battle scrappy Houston. Brock Purdy…
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The first round of this year's NFL playoffs will be defined by who can suck it up and play at a high quality in brutally cold conditions, that is, if they can take the field at all. Jay and Dre recap the best and worst of the final Sunday of the regular season, then get you prepared for Super Mega Wicked Wild Card Weekend Yay Sports! In their tradi…
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Jay and Dre really, really hope that the issues with Blog Talk Radio are resolved as they indicated they are in an email. They try to do a show at their scheduled time without interruption for the first time in several weeks. A wild Week 17 in the NFL calls for a round of awards for the best and worst, then the final round of picks for the regular …
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Presuming BlogTalk Radio is working properly (always an adventure), Jay and Dre drop off their gifts for the holiday season, namely the best and worst of NFL Week 15. Then they look ahead to an entertaining Christmas weekend of football. The Browns and Texans fight for playoff positioning, the Cowboys and Dolphins both try to prove their legitimacy…
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Jay and Dre look back on the latest referee controversy, the most infamous offensive offsides ever in Kansas City, and the reaction by everyone afterwards, as well as the best and worst of NFL Week 14. Then they pick the Sunday and Monday games for Week 15 while the last of the Saturday three-way takes place. Will the Chiefs bounce back in one of B…
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On this episode of The Mash-Up, we cross off something incredible from our bucket list - drinking a Pale Ale with Ken Grossman at Sierra Nevada! 🤯 We had the absolute honor of visiting Sierra Nevada in Chico, California to talk to one of the most pivotal people in the history of Craft Beer about his history, brewing Pale Ale and Celebration, and th…
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It’s our last episode of the season(!) and we’re talking hospitality — what it looks like, what it means, what it does for our souls — and we can think of no better expert to turn to than Pierre Thiam, the trailblazing chef, author, and activist. He talks about how sharing food is a literal blessing, how it can transcend borders, and he also reveal…
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Emotions ran high in the league last week as apparently the post-turkey/pre-holiday shopping period made some folks lose their minds. Jay and Dre recap the best and worst of Week 13 in the NFL before making their picks for Week 14. Will the Bucs or Falcons control the NFC South? Will the Bills finally take down the Chiefs in Arrowhead? Will they ha…
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On this episode of The Mash Up, Vito visits Shadow Puppet Brewing in Livermore, CA to talk to Grand Master Level 1 BJCP Judge Brian Cooper about the Beer Judge Certification Program, and how to become a beer judge. The conversation starts with the benefits of becoming a beer judge, and why you should consider it. Then, they discuss the BJCP and BJC…
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As people who care deeply about many things in this world (inequity, climate change, diversity, you get the idea), we could definitely learn to give less of a sh*t about other stuff — like whether or not people get offended by what we say and do. Enter: Liza Treyger. The hilarious comedian, unapologetic straight talker, and abider of many a bubbe m…
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December football has arrived, and the boys have (somewhat) recovered from Thanksgiving to preview the upcoming Week 13 in the NFL. They recap the eventful Week 12 including the Turkey Day games before digging into this week's matchups. The Broncos visit the Texans in a surprising battle of winning teams, Patrick Mahomes goes to Lambeau for the fir…
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Never meet your heroes? Fie, we say. The magnificent author, editor, and queen of Queens Min Jin Lee joined Rebecca and Amy on stage at The Greene Space to kick off The Mash-Up Americans residency, and lucky for us she’s even more generous and staggeringly brilliant than we imagined. From discussing the power of authorship to sharing how being plea…
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Jay and Dre recover from Thanksgiving and Black Friday to hand out the hardware for Week 11 and pick the remaining contests for Week 12 in the NFL. Four of the better teams in the league competed already, so the Sunday slate is low on quality with only two games featuring teams both with winning records: the Jaguars and Texans fight for control of …
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To know us at The Mash-Up Americans is to know we love to be told how to do things well — how to be less racist, how to make a killer apple strudel, and so on. So it’s fitting that this week, our pal Zak Rosen invited both Rebecca and Amy on his show, The Best Advice Show, to share a few words of wisdom about small, delightful, maybe unusual ways t…
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On this episode of The Mash Up, Vito visits Del Cielo Brewing Co. in Martinez, CA to talk to husband and wife owners Luis and Cielomar about the journey of opening their brewery. The conversation starts with their backgrounds outside of the US and move to California, Luis's homebrewing journey, and creating a vibe and embracing community with their…
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If San Giving, aka Thanksgiving, isn’t the mashiest American holiday of all, we’d be pressed to think of anything else that even comes close. It’s when American culinary traditions (turkey, stuffing) combine with those of our families (kimchi, tortillas) to be that rare holiday that seems to belong to everyone. So as a nod to Thanksgiving and all t…
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Staring quarterbacks all over the league are dropping like flies, the latest coming Thursday night to begin Week 11. The mystery surrounding when Joe Burrow's wrist was first screwed up will play out in the future. But two other QBs return from bad thumbs to lead the Bears and Rams to, um, wherever they can lead them. Jay and Dre give out their awa…
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Millennials will never know a world without hip hop, and frankly, we’re all better for it. Author, journalist, scholar, and all-around visionary Jeff Chang joins Amy and Rebecca to share about his first introduction to hip hop, how it serves as a guide to liberation and how it’s just a part of who we all are now. He also weighs in on which album is…
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The second half of the NFL season commences this weekend, featuring a clash of the top two defenses in the league. Jay and Dre recap the best and worst of Week 9 before diving into Week 10, which has a rematch of Browns-Ravens that will hopefully be much more competitive than Round 1. The Europe games have their final contest in Germany as the Colt…
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Where there are boundaries, there’s also healing, love, grief, and acceptance, explains Dr. Pooja Lakshmin — but getting there is often a painful, awkward journey. The board-certified psychiatrist and bestselling author joins Amy and Rebecca to talk about boundary-setting as self-liberation, fake vs. real self-care, and the endless mash-up guilt th…
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Halfway through the long season, the guys reunite on their normal night to talk some football. Dre and Jay recap the happenings of Week 8 and the trades and firings that followed. Then they preview Week 9, which has the Dolphins singing some Wayne Newton and saying "Thank you" in Germany to Kansas City for sending them Tyreek Hill. Stateside, Geno …
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Does having money make you a classhole? And what does that even mean? Producer, reporter, and Classy podcast host Jonathan Menjivar joins Amy and Rebecca as they tackle the awkward topic of class, how it butts into the many facets of our lives and our identities, and how we can come to terms with our status — especially when it changes how we perce…
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Jay winds down his weeklong vacay, so Dre rides solo for the Week 7 recap and Week 8 pick show. He'll have Jay's picks and he'll give his thoughts on the Sunday NFL action. Will the Eagles, Dolphins and Chiefs complete division sweeps? Will the blue or green prevail in the Meadowlands Massacre? Will the baffling Bengals or the banged-up Niners come…
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We are all on a spiritual path, according to Rainn Wilson — and he’s not talking about self-care spa days and meditation apps. The actor, author, and devout Bahá'í joins Amy and Rebecca to share what he’s learned about the purpose of life, the beauty of Star Trek, and redefining what’s sacred. There may also be a spoiler about The Meg in there too.…
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Jay is getting the family ready for a long vacation, so in advance of meeting Dre in Memphis for a ribs reunion, the boys are having their football party much earlier than normal. They will hand out the awards for the best and worst in the NFL for Week 6, then make picks for the upcoming Week 7. Will the Eagles and 49ers avenge their first losses o…
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Healing is a b*tch. How do we break the cycle of generational trauma? Lisa Ling’s got some answers (and, yes, it might involve plant medicine). The celebrated journalist, executive producer, TV host,author and mother sits with Rebecca and Amy to share about her journey to heal her familial bonds, her compassion for her mom, and her hard-won friends…
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In the midst of a wild NFL season, it feels like we're witnessing the end of an era in Massachusetts. Bill Belichick's Patriots keep suffering embarrassing losses with no end in sight. Jay and Dre recap that Saints shutout and the rest of Week 5 before digging into their Week 6 picks. Will the Ravens rebound and take down the Titans in London? Will…
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She’s beauty, she’s grace, she's a reader of the galaxy, Chani Nicholas. The internet’s favorite astrologer and activist joins Amy and Rebecca to drop some knowledge about what the new moon means, how astrology is a predictive tool that can guide our decisions, and what any of it has to do with celebrity breakups (TLDR: A LOT). Chani also reminds u…
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An impressive statement was sent by the Bills in their win over the red-hot Dolphins. Was that the best thing to happen in the NFL, or was it something else? The guys give out their best and worst of Week 4 before previewing Week 5, which started Thursday with an inspired Bears team winning one for their legendary LB. Can the Bills keep their mo ov…
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Not everything we do is everything we will ever do, Randall Park reminds us. To kick off the season, Amy and Rebecca are joined by one of their favorite actors who also happens to be one of the kindest, most generous, most delightful friends and raconteurs around. Randall talks about the challenges of being like-able and making art that’s not for e…
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Forget a historic output in Miami, forget a major upset in Glendale, AZ, forget anything that happened in Week 3 because a singer came to a game and sat in a booth with a player's mother. Never ever ever has this happened, evidently. Jay and Dre try to focus and talk about the best and worst of the week before picking games for Week 4. Can the Dolp…
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What’s the recipe for your best hyphen life? Starting October 3, join us for a season exploring the Ultimate Guide to a Mash-Up Life. This is a season of conversations with Mash-Up dignitaries including Randall Park, Lisa Ling, Chani Nicholas and Rainn Wilson filled with the essential tips for a rich, vibrant, boundless life. We’ll laugh, we’ll cry…
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Monday Night Football on ABC brought back memories for old heads, good and bad. Seeing Cleveland battle Pittsburgh on the network felt like the world was all right, but the Wide World of Sports slogan "The thrill of victory...the agony of defeat" came through for Nick Chubb in a most agonizing manner. Jay and Dre look back on the events of Week 2 i…
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Four snaps into his New York Jets career, on 9/11, Aaron Rodgers' Achilles exploded like the twin tow...no, that's low even for us...he got hurt real bad, and the Gang Green Super dreams went up in smoke. And they still won the game. Jay and Dre discuss the best and worst of NFL Week 1 before making their picks for Week 2. Will the other Monday nig…
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In addition to the normal erratic play from teams that clearly haven't practiced and drilled themselves into cohesion yet, Week 1 of football this year will be marked by the inordinate number of men missing their opener due to hamstring and knee issues. There's Christian Watson, Mark Andrews, D.J. Chark, Jerry Jeudy, Cooper Kupp, Terron Armstead...…
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The storylines for the 2023 NFL season are aplenty: Will Patrick Mahomes be able to lead Kansas City back to the Big Game? Will Aaron Rodgers be able to pretend he's a good guy the whole year? Will Sean Payton rescue Russell Wilson in Broncos Country? Will Kyle Shanahan have to call Steve Bono out of retirement to replace his injured QBs? Has there…
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The 2023 football Hall of Infamy induction ceremony is (maybe, connection pending) on its way! Jay has this year's class ready to go and has promised some murder and mayhem will be honored. Tune in to hear the latest people (or places or things) to be enshrined in our Hall of Infamy! Theme music credit: "Spheres" by Robbero (CC BY 3.0)…
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The 2023 Baseball Hall of Infamy induction ceremony is set! Join Jay and this year's host Dre for all the excitement as they welcome the newest members of the only Hall that matters. People, places, things, even quotes and, in one case, drunken ramblings are eligible for enshrinement. Who will it be this year?? Theme music credit: "Spheres" by Robb…
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