034: Fact-Checking North Korean Poetry

Michelle Lee, Fact Checker Extraordinaire at the Washington Post joins the pod to talk about how to fact check Donald Trump, her experience reporting in Maricopa County on Sheriff Joe Arpaio, online bullying of an female Asian-American reporter, and much much more! Tony and Kevin also do a deep(ish) dive on Evan Osnos’s latest reporting Read more about 034: Fact-Checking North Korean Poetry[…]

Midweek #Hottakes 001: “Schulosi, Hurricanes, DACA, DPRK Nukes”

Tony and Kevin launch the Model Majority Midweek Hottakes to give their POVs on Schumer-Pelosi deal with Trump, Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Trump/Sessions rescinding DACA, and Kim Jung-Un’s latest nuclear weapon test. Subscribe: Apple Podcast | Stitcher | Google Play | TuneIn Editorial Disclaimer: The content of this episode has been edited for clarity and better listening experience. We recorded this Read more about Midweek #Hottakes 001: “Schulosi, Hurricanes, DACA, DPRK Nukes”[…]

033: 700,000 Bosses

Andy Kim, candidate for New Jersey’s 3rd congressional district and former Director of Iraq Policy at the National Security Council, joins the podcast to talk about his career in public service, campaign for Congress, and love of the Philadelphia Eagles. Tony and Kevin also share their take on Hurricane Harvey and the underreporting of Asian-Americans Read more about 033: 700,000 Bosses[…]

032: The Taco Accords

Vikrum Aiyer former Chief of Staff at the US Patent & Trademark Office, and current Head of Public Policy & Strategic Communications at Postmates joins the pod to talk about his new podcast “American Enough.” We also talk automation, Presidential Special Councils, and Vikrum’s deep dark taco secret! While Kevin is off on vacation Tony premieres Read more about 032: The Taco Accords[…]

031: Bannon Schadenfreude Orgasm

Vicki Tung, Director of Public Affairs at Texas Instrument, 40 under 40s by Silicon Valley Business Journal, and former Associate Director of Legislative & Intergovernmental Affairs at Department of Commerce, joins the podcast to talk about her career in public service, advocacy in the AAPI community, and making dumplings! We also banter about #BannotOut and hand our Read more about 031: Bannon Schadenfreude Orgasm[…]

030: “Asians are the loneliest Americans”

Dr. Meena Seshamani, former director of the Office of Health Reform at the Department of Health and Human Services, shares her knowledge on the current state of healthcare and what policymakers should do to make things better. We also share our thoughts on North Korea, NYT Magazine article on Asian-American fraternities, and Charlottesville. Subscribe: Apple Podcast | Stitcher | Google Read more about 030: “Asians are the loneliest Americans”[…]

029: Don’t Forget Vincent Chin

Frank Wu, Distinguished Professor at UC Hastings, author of “Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White,” and prolific writer and blogger on civil rights and Asian-American-related issues, talk to us about the importance of the Vincent Chin case, his life story growing up in Detroit and teach law at Howard University (a historic African Read more about 029: Don’t Forget Vincent Chin[…]

028: Credit Where Credit is Due

Alissa Ko, former Senior Associate Director at the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Office of Public Affairs, joins the podcast to share her amazing career story in public service (as well as her love for sushi and soup dumplings). We also talk a little Diet Trumpcare fail and the threat of North Korea. Read more about 028: Credit Where Credit is Due[…]

027: Catching Up On Life

Tony and Kevin do a catch up episode on the news and going-ons of life. It’s been too long! Subscribe: Apple Podcast | Stitcher | Google Play Episode Links: Fake News pitch to Rachel Maddow Ajito–one of the best Japanese restaurants in the Bay Area Editorial Disclaimer: The content of this episode has been edited for clarity and better listening Read more about 027: Catching Up On Life[…]

026: Zig, When Others Zag

Richard Lui, news anchor of NBC News and MSNBC, shares his amazing life story, career, and thoughts on journalism and the fourth estate. Subscribe: Apple Podcast | Stitcher | Google Play Episode Links: One of 50 Sexy People in TV — Richard Lui Editorial Disclaimer: The content of this episode has been edited for clarity and better listening experience. We recorded Read more about 026: Zig, When Others Zag[…]