May 2, 2021
Shonali got her wisdom teeth pulled. Justin got a sun tan and Christian shares new (not exactly accurate) CDC guidelines. As more of us are vaccinated and we start to venture out more often, nature is not ready for us.
We warn Christian not to watch last week's viral rabid bobcat video in which this brave husband in North Carolina rescued his wife. Shonali loved it. Christian as you all know is terrified of urban wildlife.
Our first guest is an award winning playwright, poet & actress Stefani Kuo! Stefani makes powerful and compelling art which often features stories from the Asian American community. She describes her recent work The Conservation of Parity about a brilliant female Chinese physicist, Chien-Shiung Wu who immigrated to America and worked on the atomic bomb. Stefani shares her thoughts on the state of American theater, the general lack of awareness Americans have regarding the Asian American community, Andrew Yang's candidacy for NYC Mayor, and great hiking spots in the NYC vicinity!
Christian comes out of the Croc closet! We discuss his new love of this controversial footwear and how far he is willing to take this new ugly journey.
Our musical guest is singer-songwriter Meghan Linsey! You may know her from either her time as half of a duo Steel Magnolia which hit #3 on the country music charts or her runner up win on The Voice Season 8. Shonali met her at honky tonk night in Nashville years ago, not knowing any of the above and just thought she was a lovely person she wanted to stay in touch with. As we all have had rough years, Meghan is no exception. Her studio was hit by the Nashville tornados, her wedding had to be cancelled due to the pandemic, and there has been illness within her family - yet she manages the stress with a "go with the flow" attitude. We discuss Nashville, feeling like an outsider, kneeling during the National Anthem at a NFL game, standing up for social justice, Alaska, and having a green thumb!
Check out Meghan Linsey and Tyler Cain's duet Nowhere With You. It's so beautiful!
Congrats to #JustinTheIntern Justin Hall for winning the Platinum Remi Award for short film drama at the Houston International Film Festival as director, also written by our friend Piper Werle!
Lastly thank you for being with us! Follow us on @wdekpodcast on all socials! Also Christian Felix is high maintenance! Love you!