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So Where Are You From?

Kate Matsumoto, Yoko Sakao Ohama

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A casual conversation about being Asian in America, hosted by your pals Kate Matsumoto and Yoko Sakao Ohama.

Latest Episodes

Ep. 30: There is No More East Coast or West Coast

We're joined by Paul Jochico and Robespierre Dornagon, two of the three founders of the NYC-based dance studio House of Movement. We talk about how they founded their own studio, how the definition of hip hop has evolved, and which Marvel characters they'd make Asian.

51 MIN1 weeks ago
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Ep. 30: There is No More East Coast or West Coast

Ep. 29: Did You Eat Rice Or No?

Weâ€re joined by Jenny Acosta, food-embedded designer and native Brooklynite. We talk about her Hainanese mixed heritage, food as a love language, and living with parents as an adult. Also, Kate makes her boyfriend try a bunch of new food, and Yoko pops a question.

41 MIN3 weeks ago
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Ep. 29: Did You Eat Rice Or No?

Ep. 28: Everyone Has a Podcast Now

A lot has happened while we were on break: Yoko got engaged. Kate turned 30. A million podcasts about being Asian have surfaced. Plus, hella/mad Asian movies! Wow! Itâ€s really great to be back â¥ï¸

39 MINAUG 13
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Ep. 28: Everyone Has a Podcast Now

Ep. 27: Trauma-free Language School

Kate went on a road trip with her boyfriend, Yoko is thinking about going on a staycation. Our guest this episode is Fei Liu, researcher in residence at NEW INC. We talk about how she saw whiteness as Asian Americans after moving to the US from Harbin, China at age 6; how she grew interested in the intersection of art and activism after living in China after graduating from college; filial piety; and our shared traumas from going to weekend language school. Plus, we got a couple listener emails! Thank you for writing us, Lyna and Grace â¤ï¸ Write us at swayfpodcast@gmail.com!

65 MIN2018 MAY 29
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Ep. 27: Trauma-free Language School

Ep. 26: I Do Not Have the Dolphin Body

Kate and Yoko are joined by middle school teacher, and esteemed food writer Noah Cho. We talk about Noah's childhood and growing up with a white mom, what it's like teaching middle school kids, and white chefs who cook Asian cuisine. We also circle back on a model minority and our hot takes on Isle of Dogs.

61 MIN2018 APR 23
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Ep. 26: I Do Not Have the Dolphin Body

Ep. 25: I Drink Hot Water

Kate and Yoko are joined by ethnographer and people organizer Christina Xu. We talk about Christinaâ€s relationship with the internet, and how she creates channels for enabling other people to do their most ambitious work . Also, Kateâ€s officiating her second wedding and conducted a survey about love (by the way, sheâ€s got a man now. Yâ€all slept on that).

72 MIN2018 APR 2
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Ep. 25: I Drink Hot Water

Ep. 24: Weâ€re Doomed to be Our Parents

Kateâ€s in LA, Yokoâ€s in NYC. They talk about Yokoâ€s recent trip to Iceland, Kate visiting home, and how theyâ€re both turning into their parents.

37 MIN2017 OCT 2
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Ep. 24: Weâ€re Doomed to be Our Parents

Ep. 23: Kung Fu Kenny

Kate and Yoko spend a good amount of time discussing cultural appropriation after seeing Kendrick Lamar's kung fu-themed concert. Also, Yoko finally gives us her take on Get Out. Thanks for waiting, it's been a long and crazy summer for both of us.

40 MIN2017 AUG 16
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Ep. 23: Kung Fu Kenny

Ep. 22: AzNWeezerChic and countryhousesn

Kate and Yoko chat about eighth grade crushes, Asian dancers hitting the mainstream, and “the ultimate pursuit.â€

39 MIN2017 JUN 27
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Ep. 22: AzNWeezerChic and countryhousesn

Ep. 21: It Cast a Shadow

Kate and Yoko chat about Wes Anderson's new movie: Isle of Dogs—Yoko is skeptical, Kate wants to believe it's good. We also talk about how to control New York City, Yoko's first time using a charcoal pore strip, and Korean beauty products. We realize this episode is a little late, thanks for being patient with us!

42 MIN2017 MAY 29
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Ep. 21: It Cast a Shadow

Latest Episodes

Ep. 30: There is No More East Coast or West Coast

We're joined by Paul Jochico and Robespierre Dornagon, two of the three founders of the NYC-based dance studio House of Movement. We talk about how they founded their own studio, how the definition of hip hop has evolved, and which Marvel characters they'd make Asian.

51 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Ep. 30: There is No More East Coast or West Coast

Ep. 29: Did You Eat Rice Or No?

Weâ€re joined by Jenny Acosta, food-embedded designer and native Brooklynite. We talk about her Hainanese mixed heritage, food as a love language, and living with parents as an adult. Also, Kate makes her boyfriend try a bunch of new food, and Yoko pops a question.

41 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
Ep. 29: Did You Eat Rice Or No?

Ep. 28: Everyone Has a Podcast Now

A lot has happened while we were on break: Yoko got engaged. Kate turned 30. A million podcasts about being Asian have surfaced. Plus, hella/mad Asian movies! Wow! Itâ€s really great to be back â¥ï¸

39 MINAUG 13
Comments
Ep. 28: Everyone Has a Podcast Now

Ep. 27: Trauma-free Language School

Kate went on a road trip with her boyfriend, Yoko is thinking about going on a staycation. Our guest this episode is Fei Liu, researcher in residence at NEW INC. We talk about how she saw whiteness as Asian Americans after moving to the US from Harbin, China at age 6; how she grew interested in the intersection of art and activism after living in China after graduating from college; filial piety; and our shared traumas from going to weekend language school. Plus, we got a couple listener emails! Thank you for writing us, Lyna and Grace â¤ï¸ Write us at swayfpodcast@gmail.com!

65 MIN2018 MAY 29
Comments
Ep. 27: Trauma-free Language School

Ep. 26: I Do Not Have the Dolphin Body

Kate and Yoko are joined by middle school teacher, and esteemed food writer Noah Cho. We talk about Noah's childhood and growing up with a white mom, what it's like teaching middle school kids, and white chefs who cook Asian cuisine. We also circle back on a model minority and our hot takes on Isle of Dogs.

61 MIN2018 APR 23
Comments
Ep. 26: I Do Not Have the Dolphin Body

Ep. 25: I Drink Hot Water

Kate and Yoko are joined by ethnographer and people organizer Christina Xu. We talk about Christinaâ€s relationship with the internet, and how she creates channels for enabling other people to do their most ambitious work . Also, Kateâ€s officiating her second wedding and conducted a survey about love (by the way, sheâ€s got a man now. Yâ€all slept on that).

72 MIN2018 APR 2
Comments
Ep. 25: I Drink Hot Water

Ep. 24: Weâ€re Doomed to be Our Parents

Kateâ€s in LA, Yokoâ€s in NYC. They talk about Yokoâ€s recent trip to Iceland, Kate visiting home, and how theyâ€re both turning into their parents.

37 MIN2017 OCT 2
Comments
Ep. 24: Weâ€re Doomed to be Our Parents

Ep. 23: Kung Fu Kenny

Kate and Yoko spend a good amount of time discussing cultural appropriation after seeing Kendrick Lamar's kung fu-themed concert. Also, Yoko finally gives us her take on Get Out. Thanks for waiting, it's been a long and crazy summer for both of us.

40 MIN2017 AUG 16
Comments
Ep. 23: Kung Fu Kenny

Ep. 22: AzNWeezerChic and countryhousesn

Kate and Yoko chat about eighth grade crushes, Asian dancers hitting the mainstream, and “the ultimate pursuit.â€

39 MIN2017 JUN 27
Comments
Ep. 22: AzNWeezerChic and countryhousesn

Ep. 21: It Cast a Shadow

Kate and Yoko chat about Wes Anderson's new movie: Isle of Dogs—Yoko is skeptical, Kate wants to believe it's good. We also talk about how to control New York City, Yoko's first time using a charcoal pore strip, and Korean beauty products. We realize this episode is a little late, thanks for being patient with us!

42 MIN2017 MAY 29
Comments
Ep. 21: It Cast a Shadow