Saturday School Podcast

Saturday School Podcast

Saturday School Podcast

CATEGORY: TV & Film
Wake up! Saturday School is a podcast where Brian Hu (@husbrian) and Ada Tseng (@adatseng) teach your unwilling children about Asian American pop culture history. New episodes released Saturdays at 8am, when all your friends are still in bed watching cartoons. It'll be a blast from the past, as they dig up some of their favorite works they've come across covering Asian American arts & entertainment over the years -- and discover other gems for the first time. Saturday School is a proud founding member of Potluck, a collective of podcasts featuring unique stories and voices from the Asian American community. Sign up for our newsletter below for lecture notes!
  1. May 15, 2022
    18 min
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    Season 8, Ep. 5: Two Lies
    We're back to continue Season 8 of Saturday School, where we're exploring the roots of Asian American science fiction films.This week, we're thinking about movies like "Frankenstein," "Face/Off" or "Eyes Withou…
  2. January 02, 2022
    23 min
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    Season 8, Ep. 4: Fresh Kill
    On Ep. 4 of Saturday School Season 8 (looking at Asian American sci-fi), we're talking about Shu Lea Cheang's 1994 experimental film, Fresh Kill. Shareen (Sarita Choudhury) and Claire (Erin McMurtry) are drawn…
  3. November 15, 2021
    29 min
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    Season 8, Ep. 3: The Laser Man
    This week on Saturday School, we continue our season on Asian American sci-fi with the 1988 film "The Laser Man." What happens when an immigrant actor/director (Peter Wang) who's been one of the faces of burgeo…
  4. August 29, 2021
    33 min
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    Season 8, Ep. 2: Nam June Paik
    For Saturday School Season 8, we are exploring Asian American sci-fi films. In this episode we explore the genre's prehistory, diving into the robots, Buddha livestreams, and fantastic futures of video artist N…
  5. August 29, 2021
    33 min
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    Season 8, Ep. 2: Nam June Paik
    For Saturday School Season 8, we are exploring Asian American sci-fi films. In this episode we explore the genre's prehistory, diving into the robots, Buddha livestreams, and fantastic futures of video artist N…
  6. July 25, 2021
    43 min
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    Season 8, Ep. 1: Robot Stories
    It's the year 2021. Asian Americans have survived the apocalypse, but as we emerge as a community blamed for the deadly virus, are we the villains, are we the misunderstood heroes or are we the robots? To help…
  7. December 31, 2020
    42 min
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    Season 7, Ep. 10: Down a Dark Stairwell
    We promised ourselves we would finish this season by the end of 2020, as it was inspired by the events of 2020. And here we are: episode 10 of our Saturday School semester on Asian American interracial cinema.…
  8. December 26, 2020
    15 min
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    Season 7, Ep. 9: Signature Move
    It's the second to last episode of our season on Asian American interracial cinema, and this week, we're talking about Jennifer Reeder's 2017 film "Signature Move," written by and starring Fawzia Mirza. It's ab…
  9. December 14, 2020
    28 min
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    Season 7, Ep. 8: Lordville
    In this episode of Saturday School, where we're exploring Asian American interracial cinema, we look at the 2014 documentary "Lordville" by Rea Tajiri. The filmmaker had purchased a property in Lordville, New Y…
  10. December 06, 2020
    31 min
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    Season 7, Ep. 7: American Revolutionary: The Evolution Of Grace Lee Boggs
    In this week's episode of Saturday School, as we explore Asian American interracial cinema, we revisit Grace Lee's 2013 documentary "American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs." The director Grace…
  11. November 29, 2020
    25 min
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    Season 7, Ep. 6: The Learning
    In our next episode of Saturday School, where this season we're exploring Asian American interracial cinema, we look at the 2011 documentary "The Learning" by Ramona Diaz. It's about four women from the Philipp…
  12. October 16, 2020
    27 min
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    Season 7, Ep. 5: Fakin' da Funk
    As we've been exploring Asian American interracial cinema this season at Saturday School, we've covered a lot of heavy subject matter. But not everything related to cross-cultural storytelling is traumatic and…
  13. October 03, 2020
    17 min
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    Season 7, Ep. 4: Mississippi Masala (again)
    This week's episode is a rebroadcast of our Season 2 episode on Mira Nair's 1992 film "Mississippi Masala." Our second season was about "Asian Americans in Love," and this romantic drama. about an Indian Uganda…
  14. September 24, 2020
    26 min
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    Season 7, Ep. 3: Sa-I-Gu and Wet Sand: Voices from L.A.
    In this week’s Saturday School episode, in our season exploring Asian American interracial cinema, we look at the 1993 documentary “Sa-I-Gu” by Dai Sil Kim-Gibson, Christine Choy and Elaine Kim, as well as Kim-…
  15. September 16, 2020
    59 min
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    Season 7, Ep. 2: ...I Told You So (with Josslyn Luckett)
    For this week's episode of Saturday School, where we're exploring Asian American interracial cinema, we have a special guest: Josslyn Luckett, assistant professor of cinema studies at New York University! We've…
  16. September 06, 2020
    32 min
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    Season 7, Ep. 1: Mississippi Triangle
    Welcome back to Saturday School! This is our 7th season, and this semester, we'll be exploring Asian American interracial cinema. When we signed off last season, coronavirus had just taken hold and the nation h…
  17. May 03, 2020
    53 min
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    Season 6, Ep. 10: My Name Is Khan (with Rowena Aquino and Winghei Kwok)
    Our final episode of Saturday School's sixth semester, where we explore Asian films about Asian America, is about the 2010 Karan Johar film "My Name Is Khan," which brings us full circle to the first episode of…
  18. April 15, 2020
    31 min
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    Season 6, Ep. 9: Love Is A Broadway Hit
    For the second week in a row, Brian and I take you back to Dec 2019, when we recorded this and then didn't edit it for months cause that's the kind of responsible Saturday School hosts we are. It's a bitterswee…
  19. April 05, 2020
    20 min
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    Season 6, Ep. 8: My Father
    We accidentally took a months-long break, recorded our last few episodes of our season in Dec 2019, then accidentally took another break, and then coronavirus happened. But last week, Ada's daughter was back to…
  20. August 05, 2019
    19 min
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    Season 6, Ep. 7: Batang West Side
    On this week's Saturday School, we continue to explore Asian films about Asian America, diving head first into the international film festival/art film world with the 5 hour 15 minute Lav Diaz film "Batang West…

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