What Just Happened?
By David Chang
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What Just Happened? is a podcast about recent history. In each episode, host David Chang tackles current and often controversial topics head on, making sense of a nonsensical world.
||CleanSPOILER REVIEW: Star Wars VIII - The Last Jedi (Ep. 29)||I’m usually not an aggressive self-promoter, but having listened to several reviews of the latest Star Wars movie, I believe our podcast offers one of the richest, most engaging discussions you’ll find of this film. And that’s due to my...||1/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeriously, though, is Ironman an addiction? (Ep. 28)||The Ironman Triathlon is a grueling one day endurance race consisting of a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride, and 26.22 mile full length marathon run. It’s considered one of the most difficult one-day sporting events in the world. To accomplish this..||12/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanK-Pop Part 2: Psy, The Wonder Girls, “Likey,” and the Road Ahead (Ep. 27)||In the second half of this K-pop series, we identify the secret ingredient that propelled Psy’s “Gangnam Style” to success in the United States, the cautionary tale of The Wonder Girls, and my deep, personal dilemma with nine member girl group...||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanK-Pop: The Hallyu Wave (Ep. 26)||The K-pop boy band ‘BTS’ made history on November 19, 2017 as the first ever Korean band to perform on the American Music Awards. If you’re mystified by the worldwide phenomenon known as K-pop, you’re not alone. K-pop has experienced a massive..||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHave Democrats Become Too Liberal on Immigration? (Ep. 25)||This is (finally!) the second half of my conversation with Pastor Darryl Brumfield and Professor Jennifer Lee Koh. We talk about immigration — a timely topic given the recent news. Jennifer shares her perspective as someone who runs an immigration...||9/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLaughing Barrels, #Bluelivesmatter, and “the Talk” (Ep. 24)||Darryl Brumfield and Jennifer Lee Koh are back to talk about why juries have consistently found police officers NOT guilty in the shooting and killing of black civilians. Darryl also shares what it’s like to both give and receive “the Talk,” as...||7/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRace, Politics, Social Justice, and Bubbles (Ep. 23)||The second half of my interview with Darryl Brumfield. Darryl has spent more than thirty years as both a software engineer and as a pastor. For the last several years he’s been serving at Newsong Church in Santa Ana, CA. He’s a gifted speaker,...||6/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDarryl Brumfield (Ep. 22)||Darryl Brumfield has spent more than thirty years as both a software engineer and as a pastor. For the last several years he’s been serving at Newsong Church in Santa Ana, CA. He’s a gifted speaker, funny story teller, and, as someone who grew up...||6/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean(Special episode) The PAAC Podcast - Origin Story (Ep. 1)||This is a special episode. The regular What Just Happened podcast will be back again soon! I'm thrilled to be part of the launch of the brand new PAAC Podcast! This is a project that PAAC co-founders Lydia Suh and Liz Lin had been wanting to do for...||6/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Therapist Explains Why the Way We Work is Broken (Ep. 21)||The modern workplace can be stressful--to say the least. Most of us work out of necessity, and yet we also have unique motivations that fuel our creativity. What inspires us not just to work but to do our very best? Is there a right or wrong approach...||5/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe REAL Reason American Politics is So Dysfunctional (Ep. 20)||Apologies for being blunt, but why does government suck right now? And what can we do about it? Once again, it’s something the mainstream media hasn’t told you. Here's my theory for why politics is so dysfunctional -- and the one (and maybe ONLY)...||4/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to talk about White Privilege (and still stay friends!) & Tim Keller and the Kuyper Prize (Ep. 19)||White privilege is not an easy topic to talk about. In fact, arguably in certain circles the number one rule about white privilege is you don't talk about white privilege. Jennifer and Jeremy return to provide a thoughtful, respectful, and personal...||4/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTwo Announcements and a Special Request||Hi all, I would really, really appreciate if you could like or follow my new What Just Happened? podcast Facebook page. Several people have suggested for a while that I create one (thank you! – you know who you are). I’m moving all forthcoming...||4/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhitewashing and Ghost in the Shell - A Final Verdict (w/ Spoilers!) (Ep. 18)||Dave Wallace and I have had several conversations about whitewashing over the past year. He and I come from very different places, and that becomes evident in our differences of opinion. But despite our disagreements, I've appreciated our civil,...||4/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBeauty and the Beast (2017) (SPOILERS!) (Ep. 17)||Critics are sharply divided over 2017's live action remake of Beauty and the Beast. Find out where Eugene and I stand on this box office behemoth. We talk about the visual imagery, the music, the characters, the new scenes, how it compares to the 1991..||3/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to be an Ironman (Ep. 16)||It doesn’t seem humanly possible. Swim 2.4 miles in open water. Bike 112 miles--farther than the distance from Manhattan to Philadelphia. And then, assuming you have any energy left, run a full length marathon, 26.2 miles. All back to back to back,...||3/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNancy Wang Yuen is the Real Deal (Ep. 15)||If Angry Asian Man had become a professor rather than a blogger, his career might have looked a lot like Dr. Nancy Wang Yuen's. Nancy spent years having candid conversations with actors, directors, talent agents and others in the industry. Her...||2/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe LEGO Batman Movie (SPOILERS!) (Ep. 14)||Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Eugene is back for a conversation about The Lego Batman Movie! I offer my bold outrageous theory that the movie — while perfectly kid friendly — is ultimately not a “kids movie” (and who it’s really for)....||2/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Future of Evangelical Christianity (is it DOOMED?) and the Fight over Sanctuary Cities - WJH Unscripted (Ep. 13)||We are HOURS away from the inauguration of President Donald Trump and I am THRILLED to have Jeremy Weese on the show. And even more good news, regular contributor Jennifer Lee Koh is back. We didn't scare her away! We take a deep...||1/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAuld Lang Syne and Reflections (Ep. 12)||Happy 2017! Auld Lang Syne has always been one of my favorite songs. But as Billy Crystal famously said in When Harry Met Sally, "What does this song mean? My whole life, I don't know what this song means." Today I talk about the meaning and...||1/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRogue One: A Star Wars Story (SPOILERS!) (Ep. 11)||Where Eugene and I talk all things Rogue One. We go deep into the mind of Galen Erso, the Battle of Scarif, Orson Krennic, Donnie Yen, that cray-cray ending, and Eugene’s beef with chompy doors. Thank you Eugene Chang for a fun, in-depth review!...||12/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWJH Interview - Angela Cheng (Ep. 10)||It wasn’t until her 40’s when Angela Cheng realized the strict discipline she thought her parents raised her on was actually abuse. Angela shares a fascinating story about her journey from victim to self-empowerment. And she...||12/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBack From the Dead: The Near Death Experience (Ep. 9)||Near death experiences have reentered pop culture in recent years with best-sellers like “Proof of Heaven” and “Heaven is for Real.” But are near death experiences legit? Are NDE’ers actually having out of body experiences and travelling...||12/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWJH Unscripted - Post-Tiger Parenting in the Age of President Trump (Ep. 8)||When I first started podcasting, I had initially envisioned a debate and discussion type format with regular contributors, along the lines of Slate’s Political Gabfest. That idea eventually evolved into the “storytelling” format I use for...||11/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 5: The Secret Appeal of Donald Trump - What the Media is Missing and Why it Matters||Despite the wall-to-wall coverage of Donald Trump's presidential campaign since last summer, the media is missing a huge (YUGE!) reason for his appeal. Donald Trump’s secret appeal is an issue that goes straight to the heart of what it means to be...||11/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 6: The Death of Elisa Lam - now in Mandarin! (feat. Grace Ong)||After a loooong hiatus, new content is coming to the podcast soon. In the meantime, my friend, the amazingly talented Grace Ong, has produced an edition of Episode 6: The Death of Elisa Lam translated completely into Mandarin. When Grace first...||10/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 7: How to End Whitewashing, Once and For All||Whitewashing has been a hot topic in the news lately. There's been a lot of talk about what it is and why it matters. But what can actually be done about it? How can we STOP Hollywood whitewashing? Here's my take on how...||5/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 6: The Death of Elisa Lam||21 year old Elisa Lam was a college student from Vancouver traveling in Los Angeles when she went missing. Her parents called the police, and LAPD asked the public for help in finding her. What happened next was bizarre and mysterious, and became...||3/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 4: Common Core Strategies for Success||In the last episode I discussed the origins of the Common Core and its pros and cons. But what if you are a parent or student living in the Common Core world today? I interviewed former high school math teacher Hemant Mehta, and we discussed practical..||12/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 3: Everybody hates the COMMON CORE||TIDBITS: Like many people, I was very confused about the Common Core. In fact, it's fair to say it was my curiosity about THIS specific topic, the Common Core, that ultimately motivated me to start this podcast. Special thanks to...||11/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 0 - The Prequel||Twitter: @davidgchang Email: whatjustpodcast @ gmail.com http://whatjustpodcast.libsyn.com/ SPECIAL THANKS FOR THEIR INSPIRATION: The Kollabcast with Minji Chang and Marvin Yueh, http://kollaboration.org/ Dan Carlin's Hardcore...||10/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 2 - Kevin McCarthy, the Freedom Caucus, and Chaos in Congress||Today we explain Kevin McCarthy's STUNNING decision not to run for Speaker of the House, why he pulled out, and why this means something far beyond the Beltway.||10/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 1 - Black Lives Matter||What Just Happened? is a podcast about recent history. Today we discuss Black Lives Matter. #blacklivesmatter is more than a hashtag. It's a nuts and bolts organization run by three female activists, Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal...||10/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Very thoughtful and well-reasoned
Really like the way the host approaches the issue. Unlike numerous other commenters on FB or Twitter, David lays out the issue really well, and gives us a perspective that’s eminently thoughtful and unclouded by overblown emotion. Having said that, he also acknowledges the raw emotions that rest at the very heart of controversial movements like “Black Lives Matter” or its counterpart “All Lives Matter”.
Nice job, and looking forward to more of these soon...