DIU Pod 61

DIU Pod 61

DIU Pod 61: 

DIU Pod returns for season 4 for the first episode of 2021. The gang discusses the identity of Via Getty and Trump getting de-platformed from everything. We also talk about new projects including the Asian Movie Club podcast and the DIU Game Nights on Twitch.

Jack becomes increasingly jealous in light of Gavin’s ever-growing influence and amount of guest features. We learn that an invitation was extended to Jack to be on Asian Movie Club, but Jack abruptly turned down the offer because the show wasn’t “lit” enough. He then goes on the big-time the team by saying he is the true talent of the show and just wants to be loved. 

We then talk about the recent controversy surrounding the Mahjong Line, a Dallas-based company that attempted to redesign the traditional mahjong tiles. We talk about how their approach was disrespectful to the traditional game. Traditions and cultures can be re-designed, but it should come from a genuine interest and understanding. Let us know what you think about the whole story! 

Afterwards, the Cantonese Ambassador teaches us some common Cantonese words for playing Mahjong. We also talk about the environment and attitudes around the traditional game. Follow along with the lesson by clicking here.

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Loose Ends

Twitter thinks Via Getty is the name of a rioter (via NY Post)

People are pissed at the Mahjong Line for trying to refresh the game (via the Cut)

Check out Robin and Kyle’s new podcast, Asian Movie Club 

Check out Kyle’s podcast, What Kind of Asian Are You?

Check out the DIU Pod gang on our next game night on Sunday, January 17 at 9pm EST; follow us on Twitch (let us know if you want to join in on the fun!) Follow Jack, Robin, and Gavin

Theme Music

Intro and outro music: Night Owl by Broke for Free/ CC By 3.0

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