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!... Show More

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August 4, 2020 61 min

When we were young, we were told not to give out any personal information on the Internet. But now, we pay strangers to drive us around, play games with strangers, and even go on dates with strangers! 

In today’s episode we dive beyond the “stranger danger” mentality to discuss the often stigmatized concept of online friends. While the beginning of the friendship may feel unconventional, sometimes online friends can be the most comf...

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July 28, 2020 53 min

When we think about Healthcare, we often think of doctors and surgeons running around (a la House or Grey’s). What’s often overlooked is the hard work put in by nurses, who play a vital role in protecting patients’ lives. 

Today we bring on two active RNs (registered nurses) working in the Emergency Department and the Medical Surgery Unit. As if being a nurse isn’t crazy enough, these two have experienced everything from PPE shortag...

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July 21, 2020 68 min

Before some of us are even 18 years old, we pick a major at college that determines our course load for the next 4 years. The classes we take and our halfway-complete degree lands us some internships that we accept to “gain experience” (aka slap some big names on our resume). Our internship experience kick-starts our professional adult career, often in the same path that we’ve been on since we were a teenager.

For many of us, our 18...

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July 14, 2020 54 min

Catch up with us in today’s episode where we chat about small things that have been sparking joy for us lately! Grocery shopping tips and our thoughts on Twitch are an added plus 😉

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July 7, 2020 57 min

CW: We discuss heavy topics such as sexual harassment, sexual assault, and r*pe culture in this episode.

If you live in California, or are a big fan of video games, you may have seen the resurgence of the Me Too movement where many brave women are coming forward to share their story of sexual assault. Many of these women were assaulted by famous video game content creators, but many were made victims by their own friends and peers.

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If you’ve ever stumbled upon Cat & Cat comics on Instagram, you’ve probably spent half an afternoon reading the stories of cute cats with BIG personalities. But don’t let the furry little things fool you - behind the round, wholesome art style belies life lessons and emotional healing that you didn’t even know you needed!

Today we are super excited to feature the mastermind behind the beloved Cat & Cat comics - illustrator S...

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June 23, 2020 64 min

As a young, fresh new grad straight out of college, starting your first adult job can feel like a strange experience. When the unfamiliarity and self-doubt persists, it can manifest in Impostor Syndrome, which is the thought that you are undeserving or incompetent, and thus a “fraud” or “impostor”. 

Whether these feelings come from something you can’t control, something that comes with time, or something that should be changed, we w...

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June 16, 2020 35 min

The Asian-American community has often been criticized for staying quiet. Not only is this visible in our low political engagement or silence in the face of flagrant social problems, our complicity (inadvertent or not) is also quite strikingly symbolized in Officer Tou Thao’s complicity in the murder of George Floyd. 

While this movement has motivated a lot of Asian-Americans to take action, the various methods of support have recei...

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On May 25, 2020, George Floyd was murdered by a white cop as an Asian-American officer and two others stood by without intervening. This is not an isolated incident - this is just one example of how the American justice system has failed the black community time and time again. 

To us, the Asian-American officer who stood by watching, is also a symbol. Anti-blackness has been rampant in the Asian-American community for a long time. ...

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Asian parents don’t seem to give their kids the “sex talk” like typical parents in American movies. In fact, the entire topic of sex (and even dating) can be taboo, with the exception of very vague advice or discouragement.

So where does that leave us? Today we discuss the Asian-American version of a “sex talk” and explore how our parents’ relationship impacts our understanding of love.

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May 19, 2020 57 min

Whether you just started playing Animal Crossing three weeks ago, or you’re a seasoned veteran with more hours of play time than dollars in your bank account, you’re still a gamer in our eyes!

Today we chat about the thought process behind game development, the different types of gamers, and morality/inclusivity in the gaming industry.

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May 12, 2020 53 min

It’s Eat Your Crust’s first birthday, and...our 50th episode!! Come celebrate with us in this Happy Hour Q&A where we share our podcast back story, our most emotional moments during quarantine, and our love languages.

Thank you to everyone who submitted questions!!

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May 5, 2020 60 min

Calling all K-Pop fans and music lovers to the stand! We brought on two of our resident K-Pop experts to discuss stan culture, the different expectations of artists in Korea, and what going “mainstream” REALLY means in the US. 

Also, exciting announcement - next week will be Eat Your Crust’s 50th episode (and unofficial 1 year anniversary)!!! To celebrate, we’re popping the champagne, cutting the cake, and asking YOU for some questi...

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April 28, 2020 53 min

After listening to this episode, you will lose all preconceptions you had about adoption. This week’s guest grew up as a Chinese-American adoptee in Minnesota, had KBBQ for the first time in college (!!!), and wouldn’t trade her wacky adoptive family for the world. Join us for a heartwarming and hilarious talk on adoption and good parenting!

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Behind every great artist is an even greater A&R team ;-)

As a lifelong musician himself, Drew Phomvongsa has worked shoulder to shoulder with artists like Alexander Lewis and Manila Killa to help shape and develop their sound. In today’s episode, Drew shares what it’s like to be an insider in the music industry, how he got his foot in the door (hint: savvy networking, lots of courage, and parties!!), and his thoughts on Asian-...

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Quarantine and social distancing means your best friends are me, myself, and I. Is being alone with your thoughts for 30 days in a row terrifying? Maybe. But these plan-free weekends are the perfect opportunity to explore new avenues of growth and practice constructive self-care!

Hop along for the ride as we talk about our self-care practices, FOMO, and less talked-about types of self-improvement!

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Your favorite series strikes again!!! This week we spill some juicy secrets about thirst-trapping, dating close friends (or complete strangers!), and handling emotional conversations about racism/sexism with your boo. Tune in to find out whether sex comes before hand-holding in our ideal relationship timeline!

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Did you relate more to Antman than you did to Crazy Rich Asians? Ever feel like Joy Luck Club didn’t represent your Asian-American identity?
 
Today we bring on up-and-coming filmmaker Grace Kim to discuss the creative pressure to “represent” the community, her journey into film, and the intersectional struggles she faced along the way.

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March 24, 2020 56 min

It’s Day 8 since the governor of California announced mandatory shelter-in-place. We no longer have to commute to work, but in place we have back pain, carpal tunnel, and this insatiable urge to snack?!

This week, we discuss our personal best (and most toxic) WFH practices and share what it’s like to be in lockdown with your family or your boo!

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A devout Christian, an ex-Christian, and a religious explorer walk into a bar. And they record a podcast episode! 

On this episode, we explore our personal journeys with Christianity/religion, discuss why so many Asian-Americans are Christian, and share the unique challenges (and perks!) of being religious in the modern day.

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