This Week on Podcasts May 23, 2021

Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) podcast creators.

Angela Lin and Jesse Lin are the co-hosts of “But Where Are You Really From?”

Choose your favorite streaming platform. Search podcast categories and discover new shows. Watch some virtual seminars on “allyship” and fighting systemic racism. There are many opportunities to support Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) creators during AAPI Heritage Month. The goals are making diverse representation and an inclusive media industry 365-day plans. You may discover an AAPI podcast creator this month, but by all means, stick with the series year-round.

What I’m Streaming: But Where Are You Really From?

Hear stories about growing up first-generation Asian-American from “But Where Are You Really From?” co-hosts Angela Lin and Jesse Lin. The context is Asian-American, but episode topics on loneliness, mental health, and sex are universal. Angela and Jesse are life-long best friends. It shows in the easygoing and respectful banter they bring to the episodes. “But Where Are You Really From?” is an AAPI Month discovery for me, but I’m looking forward to Season 4 and listening to the series year-round.

“Drunk Black History” co-hosts Brandon Collins and Gordon Baker-Bone chat with comedians about prominent figures from Black history.

What I’m Streaming: Drunk Black History

After listening to Brandon Collins share tips on growing a global community around New York City-based events at RECONVENE, a virtual event for event creators by Eventbrite, I’m excited to dive into his comedy podcast “Drunk Black History.” Collins and co-host Gordon Baker-Bone chat with comedians from Ayanna Cookie to Seaton Smith about prominent Black figures from arts, business, and culture. Their free-flowing and laugh-out-loud conversations and drinking tips make for some of the most enjoyable history lessons you’ll ever hear.

Podcast News: Winners Announced For The 25th Annual Webby Awards Include Podcasts 

Celebrating its 25th year, The Webby Awards honor individuals, organizations, and projects delivering outstanding work on the Internet. This year, the 2021 Webby Awards, featuring activist and actress Jameela Jamil as emcee, recognize innovative web content helping people stay connected during Coronavirus. 

Podcasters receive plenty of recognition from The Webby Awards 2021. Podcast honorees include “The Daily Show Podcast Universe,” “The Motherly Podcast with Kristen Bell,” “Spotify’s An Oral History of The Office,” “Star Talk with Neil deGrasse Tyson,” “Oprah’s Book Club,” and “Pod Save America” and “Jemele Hill Is Unbothered.” Think of the Webby Awards as a guidebook towards your newest podcast discovery. 

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