Jun 14 • 1HR 41M

Battle hymn of a second-gen tiger + Andy's last ep :(

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A podcast about Asia, Asian America, and life during the Coronavirus pandemic, featuring Jay Caspian Kang, Tammy Kim, and Andy Liu.
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Hello from Andy’s couch!

We take a break from the NBA finals to record Andy’s last ep as co-host : (

Per his request, the podsquad talks Amy Chua’s now decade-old book, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Motherand argues about everything in it. Is the Chinese Tiger Mother actually a thing? Does it matter that Chua is an upper-class second-generation parent? What kind of Asian America does the book describe? Can the satirical bent of the book erase its meanness and cultural essentialism? (Note: we focus pretty narrowly on the memoir and don’t get into her husband’s suspension from Yale for sexual harassment or her own professorial misconduct… but yeah, a lot there.)

Then, we send Andy off with thanks and <3 notes from our listener community. Thank you, Andy, for an amazing two-plus years!


And thank you for listening. Spread the word, and reach out to us via Substack, timetosaygoodbyepod@gmail.com, https://twitter.com/ttsgpod, and/or https://www.patreon.com/ttsgpod! Jay and Tammy will see you next week.