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On The Gist, guest host Stephanie Foo dives into Crazy Rich Asians, speaking with friend and NPR reporter Kat Chow about Asian representation in media, the inspiration to create, and a hope that this film will lead to more Asian-centered media.*
Then she speaks with producer and former film professor B.A. Parker about seeing your own culture depicted on screen, and how exciting it is to see stories and jokes not meant for you.
In the Spiel, Stephanie considers whether America has failed her, and why she is so proud of being an immigrant.
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*Correction, Aug. 29, 2018: This post originally misidentified Kat Chow’s title. She is a reporter at NPR, not a producer.