By Asia Pacific Arts
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Bullet Train is a podcast produced by Asia Pacific Arts, an online magazine based in Los Angeles that has been covering pan-Asian arts and entertainment since 2003. Launched in February 2015, Bullet Train features pop culture stories connecting Asia with the rest of the world. We'll travel from Chinese dramas, K-pop and Bollywood to YouTube, karaoke and comic books and take you where you didn't even know you wanted to go.
||Clean#006: What Can Future Lip Sync Battle Contestants Learn From Bollywood?||With the popularity of Lip Sync Battle, lip-synci…||6/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#005: What Does The 辣妈 (Hot Mom) Phenomenon Say About Feminism in China?||With the terms MILF and "la ma (hot mom)," contem…||1/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#004: What Can We Learn From Love From Japanese Romance Simulation Games?||Otome has been extremely popular in Japan since t…||4/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#003: Cultural Humor on Someecards.com Isn’t Great, But Can We Do Better?||We were impressed when we discovered the snarky h…||2/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#002: Is American Ninja Warrior the Underdog of Japanese Game Show Remakes?||In 2008, there was a flood of Japanese game show …||2/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#001: Why Aren't There More Asian American Women Storytellers on YouTube?||If YouTube is a democratic space that finally all…||2/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Great Perspective, Enjoyable Listen
The first episode was really solid, with an interesting perspective on issues in Asian American media. This show has a lot of potential to shine a spotlight on artists that don't get much exposure in mainstream American culture. I'm really excited to see this podcast take off.
Interesting Topics Not Found Elsewhere
I heard about Bullet Train from a friend and am glad she recommended it. It’s better produced than most podcasts you’ll find (with a really catchy theme song too!) and explores really interesting topics in an educated, yet personal way. Bullet Train’s first episode, Why Aren't There More Asian American Women Storytellers on YouTube?, explores a topic that no one in mainstream media is talking about. I’m excited to see what else they explore.
5/5 - Would listen again.