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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July 28, 2021 57 min

Summer of 2021 just feels different from summer of 2020. This is the year of vaccines, better mental health, and setting boundaries for ourselves (Wow!!!) 

This episode, we get intimate as we discuss how our mental, physical, and spiritual health have evolved over the years. We share what our vision of our 'ideal self' is and discuss how our ideas of "healthy" are completely different now vs. when we were younger!  ...

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You may have heard us reference our post-grad Asia trip a few times - the one where we + our two friends James and Abhi explored Tokyo and Seoul for almost 3 weeks in the summer following our college graduation. Today we brought the gang back together to talk about what made that trip so successful, how we went about planning it, and the various memories we have from that summer together!

Hopefully you can glean some tips and t...

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July 14, 2021 52 min

Apartments can be a great way to begin your dream life of sheer, unadulterated independence ;) It’s also a fantastic way to live in a big city on a tight budget. Today we share our various experiences at apartments - everything from apartment hunting to apartment must-haves to dealing with apartment management! 

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July 7, 2021 60 min

We all were kids once…but that doesn’t mean we all WANT kids! Or does it??

Today we discuss every aspect of kids we can think of - starting from our fears about having our own kids, silly stories from our childhood, or dissecting the concept of our inner child, we got KIDS on the mind!

Join us if you go through phases of baby fever or if you’ve ever had thoughts about going child-free.

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June 30, 2021 48 min

In an increasingly globalized world (aka, rise of the Third Culture Kids!!), cultural awareness is becoming an incredibly important skill that can help you navigate social situations with people from all different walks of life. Anyone who's been asked, "No, where are you REALLY from?" can attest to how lack of cultural awareness can lead to uncomfortable situations. Today, we discuss various ways we've experienced ...

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June 23, 2021 70 min

We’re back with a sustainability episode!

This week, we check in about some of the small ways we’ve incorporated sustainability into our routine. Whether it’s prolonging the life of our groceries, upcycling our glass jars, or trying to use less THINGS in general, we hope our small humble habits are undoing at least a little bit of environmental harm.

Of course, we’re nothing compared to the sustainability role models that our parent...

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June 16, 2021 54 min

Hey you! Did you know Father's Day is coming up this Sunday? This week, we share some stories about our fathers and how their unique quirks have shaped our lives and personalities. From Holiday Party PPTs to getting literally dragged out of bed, our dads both defy and embody Asian Dad stereotypes in their own ways. Join us to hear our cute childhood stories & our dad-daughter dynamic evolutions!

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June 9, 2021 64 min

Today we’re stoked to have on Aly Casas, who balances her work as Director of Education & Events in the luxury skincare industry along with her creative pursuits as a Voice Actor, most recently featured in the Netflix TV show, Trese! Based on a popular Filipino komik series by Budjette Tan, Trese is a horror/mystery series that follows the detective heroine through her adventures and interactions with creatures from Filipino fo...

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June 2, 2021 57 min

We can't believe it! It's our 100th episode! Today we wanted to celebrate hitting the BIG 1-0-0 with you guys by sharing a little bit about...names! Join us to hear how we came up with the podcast name, hear the backstories behind our Asian/English names, learn about our weird AF nicknames, and even more silly name stories :)

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Back again with a #GIRLTALK episode! This week, we dive into how being religious can affect your love life & your relationship with sex, and explore how Christianity can enrich and add unexpected challenges (in a good way!) to your relationships as well.

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May 19, 2021 59 min

Today we dissect our frustrations and emotions following the Atlanta spa shootings, the complicated relationship between social media & entertainment and treatment of women, and the various things we do for our personal safety & mental health that men might not think about. Any fed-up women, all curious men, and anyone who loves a good rant can check out this episode to see the various ways we’ve spotted misogyny - in the w...

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As a Graphic Designer & Independent Artist with her very own Etsy shop, our friend Michelle has run into many obstacles that stand between her and fair compensation. Today she spills the tea on entitled clients, evil corporations, and the difficult task of ethical shopping as a consumer!

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May 5, 2021 41 min

With Mother’s Day coming up (yes, this weekend!!!), we wanted to celebrate by talking about our relationship with our moms, their interesting personality quirks, and juicy stories from their mysterious pasts! Tune in to catch some gift recommendations and hear about some other maternal figures who’ve impacted our lives as well. 

Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers, maternal figures, and inspirational caregivers who take on the respons...

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Buying a home is quite an intimidating process. Not only will it probably be one of the most expensive purchases in your lifetime, it also has a ton of rules & steps in the procedure you may have never heard of!? Since we are two novices who don’t own any property, we invited on our real estate agent friend, Andre Wang, to break down the home-buying process and share what to look for when selecting a real estate agent & mor...

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April 21, 2021 57 min

It's been almost 3 years since we've graduated, which means we've also been working for a similar amount of time. While the 9-5 does have its ups and downs, we're mostly grateful to be along for the ride! Today we reflect on our past few years of being a corporate slave (haha jk) and rate some of the job advice we've been given when we were students.

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April 14, 2021 57 min

We're not quite at the age where all our friends are getting married left and right, but it is an important milestone that is creeping up on us. Whether we've been to 10+ family weddings and know the cultural ceremonies like the back of our hand, or whether all of our wedding knowledge derives from the chick lit we read when we were 12 years old, we chat about our various wedding experiences and how they affect our pers...

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April 7, 2021 52 min

Since we’ve both started cooking more for ourselves in the past few years, there’s a few gripes we have about cooking. First of all, we’re spending more and more time (and money!) thinking about, prepping for, and cleaning up after cooking. Second of all, why does it take 10+ hours of careful love and coddling for us to make some decent bone broth at home?!

Join us for our little rant session today to see if any of your cooking...

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March 31, 2021 62 min

As you know, we love to dive into the Asian American experience (and Asian Canadian experience), since both of us grew up in North America. But the Asian experience extends beyond the US & Canada, so today we bring on our friend Niu-Niu to hear about what it was like growing up in Hungary, especially as someone who is ethnically Chinese! Niu-Niu shares her experience as a Third Culture Kid, debunks some International School myt...

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March 24, 2021 48 min

New York City, say hello to your newest resident! One of us is moving to New York City, can you guess who?

As suburban girls at heart, a cross-country move into the Big Apple is hugely exciting, but also a little bit intimidating. We dive into the decision-making process, the logistics (hint: a combination of spreadsheets & YOLO energy), and the emotional aspect of moving away from the hometown.

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March 17, 2021 63 min

Hey... We need to talk. What are we? 

You guessed it - today's episode is a (semi-morally questionable) guide to navigating the CONFUSING maze that is defining the relationship! We go over any personal rules we bring to our approach of DTRing, our least favorite stages of relationship development, and even act out a few examples (!!!) so you have some references you can look back on the next time you have to have *the talk * ;)...

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