Queer Asian Podcast Club

Queer Asian Podcast Club

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Formerly known as “The Gaysian Podcast”, the Queer Asian Podcast Club is a podcast from the Queer Asian Social Club that aims to create a space in which we can explore the Queer Asian experience. Hosted by the QASC founder Maya Reddy, an American Born Confused Queer Desi, this podcast embarks on conversations with folx both within the Queer Asian community and outside of the community in an effort to empower our stories and experiences and understand the assumptions and attitudes placed upon us. Get in touch with us at queerasiansocialclub.com and use the hashtag #QueerAsianPodcastClub


“Come for the eye candy, stay for the soul food” ft. Chance Calloway
Jul 9 • 76 min
We’re so excited about this week’s LONG overdue episode with filmmaker Chance Calloway! We recorded this episode last year, and are so excited for you all to meet our friend, the brilliant and wonderful Chance Calloway. A queer Black filmmaker who is…
What Stuffed Animals Are You Quarantined With? ft. Jiavani Linayao
Jun 23 • 63 min
this week we’re with one of our favorites, the hilarious, kind, brilliant and gorgeous Jiavani Linayao ! Jiavani is a queer Black and Filipino actor, singer, writer and comic who co-produces the GaysianAF show at UCB, has hit on Jon Hamm in Between Two…
Activism and Design ft. Robert Diep
Jun 16 • 64 min
While we continue to celebrate, amplify, and fight for ALL Black Lives, we also want to continue celebrating the voices and stories of our queer and trans APIMED community. This week, we are excited to debut Season 3 of the podcast! Formerly The Gaysian…
“The Asian American Films That Taught Us To Be Asian American Are All Queer Stories” ft. Brian Hu
Nov 12, 2019 • 63 min
Let’s give a warm welcome to SDSU Film studies professor and programming director at PacArts, Brian Hu! On this week’s episode, we talk about representation, history of AsAm film, and how the Asian American experience is inherently a queer one. Follow…
Hail Satan(na) ft. Leonard Alyashaa aka Satanna the Queen
Oct 30, 2019 • 73 min
Hail, Satan(na). Please give a warm welcome to this week’s #TheGaysianPodcast guest (and TGP’s very own social media queen) hailing all the way from hell, Satanna! Listen to us discuss all things drag, community work, and the queer Middle-Eastern American…
“Aunty, your radish earrings? Thats Gay” ft. Jamie Lew, QASC Events Director
Oct 15, 2019 • 85 min
Surprise, surpriiiiiise! This week’s #GaysianPodcast special guest is the Queer Asian Social Club’s one and only Jamie Lew! Jamie is The Gaysian Project’s QASC Event Director spearheading with all things event-related. You’ll want to listen to this…
On Culture, Sex, and Academia ft. Ada Cheng, PhD
Oct 1, 2019 • 112 min
Please welcome Ada Cheng, a Chicago-based sociology PhD professor who specialises in storytelling centering APIMED folxs. Ada is absolutely incredible, and we’re so excited to share this conversation that covers everything from the difficulty in defining…
DIS-ORIENTing, drag, & SE Asian Deportation ft. Kevin Lam
Sep 17, 2019 • 79 min
Hello Gaybies! Welcome, this week’s podcast guest, Kevin Lam, a Boston-based activist, and drag queen! Kevin talks about their South East Asian experience surrounding their activism and work around deportations. Listen to their story and see how drag…
A Breaking Bad-Binch ft. Matt Ketai
Sep 3, 2019 • 80 min
Theydies and gentlethems, it’s finally back! #TheGaysianProject Season 2 (now Bi-Weekly) podcast officially premiers today. Please give a warm welcome to this Breaking Bad-Binch (this makes sense in the pod) Matt Ketai, NYC based actor and writer, and…
Asian Not Asian Podcast Pls Text Us Back or: Our Response to ANA’s Episode 74
Aug 8, 2019 • 59 min
A couple weeks ago fellow Asian led podcast, Asian Not Asian Podcast, released an episode (#74) and an accompanying clip from the episode on instagram. Both feature a problematic and hurtful conversation and jokes regarding the the dating habits of women…
This is Akin ft. Peyton and Hubert
May 28, 2019 • 81 min
On our Season 1 finale we are talking with two of the people behind AKIN, an art collective in NYC focused on uplifting queer and POC artists and creators. We chat with Peyton and Hubert about the incredible work they are doing with Akin as well as their…
“Constant Guest, Constant Alien” ft. Robin and Daisy of APAIT LA
May 17, 2019 • 98 min
This week we have two really badass guests from APAIT, an API AIDS/HIV resource and activism group in Los Angeles, Robin and Daisy! This is a fantastic conversation about the stigma of HIV/AIDs in API communities, the performance of masculinity and fear…
The Diaspora Isn’t Just in Europe and North America ft. Actor Premika Leo
May 10, 2019 • 80 min
This week we’re chatting with Toronto based indo-carribean-canadian queer actor Premika Leo! This conversation is one that isn’t always had in APIMED spaces, especially Desi spaces. That is: the erasure of Indo-Carribean folks from the diaspora.We also…
The Power of Heritage and Telling Your Own Story ft. Randy Kim
May 2, 2019 • 100 min
We are kicking off our celebration of APIMEDA Heritage Month with an episode all about the power of connecting with your heritage and telling your own story. Featuring incredible human being, activist and storyteller, Randy Kim who serves on the board of…
LIVE at ClexaCon ft. Chantal Thuy, Andrea Walter, Nicole Espinosa, and CB Lee
Apr 17, 2019 • 73 min
Coming at you with our first live episode recorded at ClexaCon 2019 from “The Gaysian Project Presents: Celebrating Queer Asian Americans in Media and Fandom” panel! Follow the panelists: @chantalthuy @andreaannwalter @cblee_cblee @colesmcgee
Creating Asian American Culture ft. Author Nishta J. Mehra
Apr 5, 2019 • 65 min
This episode is a special conversation with author Nishta J. Mehra, abt her new book “Brown, White, Black” that explores the intersections of identity, religion, and sexuality in her family. We get into so many things including, the role Hinduism has…
“Heavy Metal Asian Fan” ft. Nicole Espinosa
Mar 29, 2019 • 118 min
Feminist, scholar, activist Nicole Espinosa is back on the podcast to talk about fan culture and how it functions in marginalised communities! It is a super-sized episode in which we get into everything from our own fandoms to ethno-historical explanatory…
Nowruz Mubarak! ft. Omid Razavi of Let Me Out Book
Mar 22, 2019 • 81 min
Nowruz Mubarak! Happy Persian New Year! We are so thrilled to be spending the 13 days of celebration with Omid Razavi - a gay Iranian Canadian author and illustrator of the Let Me Out book that provides support for LGBTQ+ youth to give them solidarity and…
Just Three Indians Talking About Comic Books ft. Kesav and Samarjeet Wable
Feb 8, 2019 • 106 min
This week’s episode is with filmmaker Kesav Wable and his brother Samarjeet talking about the new short film they made called “Closet Supes.” The short is an exploration of queer Desi identity, the first generation Desi American experience, reconnecting…
“Planes, Trains, and Intersectional Queer Inclusivity in Golf” ft. Pro Golfer Tadd Fujikawa
Jan 24, 2019 • 81 min
This week’s episode is just a couple of queer Asian golfers talking about the queer Asian experience. My guest is fellow pro golfer and athlete ally ambassador, Tadd Fujikawa! Tadd is wonderful, he is the youngest player in history to qualify for the US…
“When We’re Teenagers Everything Happens SO Much” ft. Author CB Lee
Jan 18, 2019 • 82 min
Were kicking off 2019 with a great conversation with author and activist CB Lee. Author of the “Sidekick” series, and forthcoming BEN10 graphic novels. This conversation was a blast. We talk about representation in books, accessibility to different forms…
DIS-ORIENTing with The Queer Arabs
Dec 20, 2018 • 114 min
This week’s episode is with two of the hosts of a podcast called “The Queer Arabs”, Alia and Ellie and I am thrilled that it is the first installment of our “DIS-ORIENT” series! We talked about the erasure of Middle Eastern or South West Asian identities…
“We’re Life Size(d) Too!” ft. Hank Chen
Dec 13, 2018 • 68 min
This week’s episode is with the wonderful actor and comic Hank Chen, known for stealing scenes in the delightfully queer “Life-Size 2.” We chatted with Hank about all things representation. From the immense amount of work it takes to find queer Asian…
“Queer South Asians Are Damn Good At Sex” ft. Neha Ghosh of Qunify Philadelphia
Dec 1, 2018 • 81 min
This week’s episode is with Neha Ghosh, a Bengali queero, activist and one of the founding members of Qunify Philadelphia. We got into a little bit of everything, from clumsily working through what its like being brown in the US’s sometimes binary racial…
“I Need to Get to Philly Yesterday?” ft. Quynh-Mai Nguyen of the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival
Nov 9, 2018 • 95 min
Pull up a chair, pour some tea, and cozy up for a lovely chat with Quynh-Mai Nguyen, the Marketing Director of the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival. In this episode, we talk about everything PAAFF, the importance of providing a platform for Asian…
“No Dating Until Marriage” ft. Crystal Bi-Wegner
Oct 10, 2018 • 90 min
This week’s episode is with the amazing Crystal Bi-Wegner, an artist and a co-founder of the Boston based zine for API femmes “Moon Eaters” (@mooneaterscollective). We talk about growing up half Asian, how important art and being an artist has been to her…
Live from the Analog Lab at Facebook HQ ft. The Aravani Art Project
Sep 5, 2018 • 62 min
This week’s episode is with the wonderful women from The Aravani Art Project, an art collective based in Bangalore India that is focused on focused on creating space for the Trans community to connect with other communities and cultures in their local…
“Its A Kalbolution!” Episode One ft. Nicole Espinosa
Aug 27, 2018 • 67 min
Welcome to the first episode of The Gaysian Podcast! In this episode we talk with Nicole Espinosa (feminist-scholar-activist) about beauty standards, how they have effected us as Queer Asians, as well as the May Allure covers, the Met Gala, and the Royal…
“Crazy Rich Gaysians” ft. Andie Wheatley and Nathan Ramos
Aug 14, 2018 • 87 min
We’re back from hiatus just in time to celebrate the release of Crazy Rich Asians! There are spoilers in this episode, but what on Earth are you doing listening to us instead of seeing the movie?! GO SEE IT!!! And then join us as we lounge on a comfy…
“Orientalism Fucked Up A Lot of Shit” ft. Katy and Dahn-Bi of Angry Asian Girls
Jun 30, 2018 • 62 min
This week’s episode is with Katy and Dahn-Bi from Angry Asian Girls! We talk about everything from how streetwear’s use of Asian iconography perpetuates the attitude towards Asian cultures existing to be consumed and looked at rather than seen, as well as…