Eat Your Crust

Eat Your Crust

Two Asian-American girls navigating their way through post-grad life in the Bay Area, with a little help from our friends. Tune in during your lousy commute to laugh and chat with your hosts Crystal and Jeesoo as we ramble about tech, culture, family, and everything in between. If you can relate, feel free to visit us at eatyourcrust.com or reach out to us @eatyourcrustpod on insta, twitter, facebook, or email us at eatyourcrustpod@gmail.com!

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June 22, 2022 40 min

In our experiences, friendship dynamics can be pretty different depending on the number of friends you have in your “group”. You and your bestie would be what we consider a duo, three’s a crowd, and then we got quads and 5-stacks! Today we muse on the advantages & pitfalls of different-sized friendship units.

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The song "Mo Money Mo Problems" never took into account that you can funnel your extra money straight into your restaurant/DoorDash budget. Maybe with a little bit of emotional Amazon spending too. Today we get REAL with you guys and share our monthly expenses (please don't judge us!) as well as some of our spending habits & future financial goals. 

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When you grow up playing sports, you have that competitive nature within you... and that includes getting your friends to rally and play your favorite sport with you! Today we bring on our friend who participated in multiple sports growing up, and has now assembled her entire friend group to create a Volleyball Saturday trend with almost 20 people joining each week. For anyone who loves sports, loves competition, or wants to try so...

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As one of the generations that grew up on social media, we’ve seen the rise and fall of many different websites and apps, with each new trend of social media playing a different role in our lives. From the YOLO Snapchat era to the infamous Tumblr era, and now to new apps like BeReal and BeerBuddy, we dissect how each app makes us feel and act, and try to understand what makes or breaks a social media app!

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May 25, 2022 45 min

To celebrate our 3 year anniversary, your hosts gathered some spicy questions and grabbed a few beers to do a little truth or drink session! Featuring lessons from our first kiss, stories of crazy hangovers, and mysterious fears and turn-ons that we attempt to explain!

Thank you for the amazing last 3 years of Eat Your Crust Podcast!!! We are beyond grateful for our wonderful, supportive community who are navigating through the craz...

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May 18, 2022 48 min

Now that we're a little bit more adjusted to the 9-5 in our mid-twenties, the time has come to look for some hobbies! Whether you prefer your hobbies to be calming or exciting, hands-on or virtual, social or solo, there's something out there for the little child in all of us! However, our guest today talks about the meditative, primal nature of her hobby, ceramics, and it does make us intrigued to get our hands on some clay...

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May 11, 2022 44 min

Vacations are always exciting (someone pls implement summer vacations for adults!!!) but part of the fun lies in the prepping & packing process ;-) From packing cubes to travel size toiletries, nothing is sexier than a perfectly planned capsule wardrobe organized neatly inside the perfect size suitcase. Today we discuss all of the hard work that goes into pre-vacation prep work, and discuss how our detailed packing & mental...

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May 4, 2022 39 min

At least once a year, the unavoidable task of the Performance Review comes up. No pressure, but any potential you hope to have for a promotion, raise, or bonus are all based on this submission. Today we discuss how we go about the Performance Review process, any tips or tricks we've gleaned from our managers, and do some roleplaying action with our *professional voices* on!

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April 27, 2022 49 min

This month, Crystal & Jeesoo ran a 5k together! We discuss how our running journeys have morphed from running the mile in middle school to incorporating runs into our 9-5s. Do we enjoy running now? It's tough to say... but we invite on some friends who run much longer & faster than us to see if they can pinpoint what qualifies someone as a 'runner'!

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April 20, 2022 38 min

Crystal is officially 26 y'all!!! In honor of her birthday, she decided to throw herself a special SOLO vacay this year by going on a one night getaway alone! Tune in to hear how she spent her special day glamping in the woods, what kind of food & activities she brought to spend her time, and the various ruminations that arose in her dedicated day alone.

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April 13, 2022 46 min

Today we discuss one of our favorite hobbies…reading! Not only has this manifested in a book club for our friend group, our love for reading makes it fun to reflect on our past reading choices (& what secret desires we wanted to fulfill with them), the different approaches to reading we’ve experienced (plot vs. prose?), and the thoughts we have about the impact of representation in some of our favorite books from childhood.

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April 6, 2022 46 min

Whether it’s the school year coming to an end, or your favorite TV show airing its last episode,  all good things come to an end. Today we discuss how we deal with the finality and temporary nature of various aspects of life, from silly things like overcoming the feeling of emptiness after finishing our favorite book/show, all the way to heavier feelings of ending a relationship or losing a loved one. We also tackle how we viewed a...

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March 30, 2022 46 min

Growing up in a multicultural household means...more food variety, more languages, and more confusion about what is actually one culture or the other! Our guest today shares what it was like growing up half-Chinese, half-Korean in a predominantly Korean area, the various differences in a multicultural household, and how she relates to "halfie culture" as a half-East Asian, half-East Asian woman! 

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March 23, 2022 51 min

We’re holding ourselves accountable for one of our New Years Resolutions! We’re in THERAPY! Today we share with you our journeys with therapy so far, as well as the random fears and insecurities we have about therapy. If you ever catch yourself trying to impress your therapist with your traumas, let us know…just asking for a friend…

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March 16, 2022 41 min

Bootcamps have gained popularity over the years for helping people break into tech for less money and time than a traditional 4-year college. But what is it like learning 4 years of material in a condensed amount of time? Today we brought on our friend who went through the Bootcamp experience to become a Software Engineer! He dives into the differences between Bootcamp and college classes, the stigmas of Bootcamps in the industry, ...

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March 9, 2022 47 min

The more the merrier! But does this apply to friend groups, Discord servers, and Messenger group chats? Today we discuss the concept of friend groups and how various factors like platform, size, and distance can impact them. We also explore how different friend groups can bring out different sides of us, and share the various archetypes of friends we see!

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March 2, 2022 44 min

When work is feeling really busy, it can bleed into the way you feel even outside of work. The overwhelming feeling of burnout makes you feel like life is coming at you a million miles per hour. Trust me, we’ve been there. Today we discuss the way burnout manifests in our lives and share some tips and tricks we use to manage our daily energy and time!

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February 23, 2022 48 min

A little under a year ago, Jeesoo and her boyfriend bought a house together! Not only was this a major decision that required a lot of awkward conversations about money, ownership, and the future, it was also an emotional rollercoaster full of rejections and excitement. Tune in for some juicy tea about the kind of discussions we had, the offers we put in, and the general lifestyle change following the purchase!

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February 16, 2022 63 min

We have a lot of complicated feelings about our period. We’re no longer the shy teenagers at school who whispered about our periods, but we’re not necessarily the biggest fans of the monthly ritual either, especially not when it comes with cramps, acne, and mood swings. However, we DO love relating with other women and all people with periods about our shared experiences for all things “taboo”, including gynocologist exams and STD ...

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February 9, 2022 40 min

It's been almost exactly 1 year since Crystal has moved to New York City - and, over that past year, many more of our friends have been moving to "The Big Apple" as well! Whether it's the liveliness of the city, the famous restaurants, or just the vague image of the city we remember from shows like "Friends" and "How I Met Your Mother", there's something about New York City that calls to us. Toda...

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