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Moving Oolong

98 EpisodesProduced by Ming Gault, Linda Kuo, Sally FengWebsite

Raw, unfiltered conversations between 3 best friends - Linda, Ming, & Sally. Our intersecting identities as East Asian American women play a large role in shaping our experiences as recent college grads, and we hope this podcast acts as a time-capsule to remember and reflect on this time of transiti… read more

98 Episodes | 2019 - 2022

Episode 97. A Meta Ad Hoc SOC

May 18th, 2022

48:25

This stream of consciousness episode certainly lives up to its name this week! We start with a weekly recap about Kevin’s birthday party, Linda’s bike lessons, and Ming’s trip to Dallas 🍻🚴🏻‍♀️🤠

Then we reflect on …

Episode 96. AITA… For Putting Men in the Kitchen?

May 10th, 2022

1:23:26

We’re bringing back one of our favorite episodes from last season: giving unsolicited opinions on r/AmtheAsshole!

As much as we like discussing our …

Episode 95. A Platonic Love Story ft. Taylor Roar

May 2nd, 2022

1:14:33

Do you have platonic love in your life? For episode 95, we brought on Taylor Roar, a high school friend who’s her own boss as a wellness entrepreneur …

Episode 94. Prepping for the Pap

April 25th, 2022

56:33

This week, we return to our past conversations about our sexual health and sex ed experiences (episode 11 and 26) and talk all things birth control, …

Episode 93. SOC: Mortgages and Mansplaining

April 18th, 2022

49:06

We kick off this stream of consciousness ep with a long conversation about mansplaining. What exactly is the difference between over explaining and mansplaining? And how do we deal with it??

Linda also shares her latest …

Episode 92. Grad School Vibe Check

April 11th, 2022

57:31

Now that the dust has settled and she’s finally committed to a school, we put Sally in the hot seat and ask her about her grad school application …

Episode 91. Relationships in Review

April 4th, 2022

1:06:55

Books, movies, shows, & games… we’re back with our seasonal media review! Friendship and the nuances of other interpersonal relationships always seem to pop up as major themes in our favorite media and how we …

Episode 90. Daddy Issues ft. Carlos de Leon

March 28th, 2022

1:17:59

We mention him often on our weekly recaps, but now he’s finally a full guest! Tune in to this week’s episode as Carlos joins us for a discussion …

Episode 89. SOC: Granola Tings, Friend Groups, and Work Dynamics

March 21st, 2022

48:44

We’ve had some busy days of traveling, so we catch up with each other and record a stream of consciousness (SOC) style discussion in this week’s episode.

🪰 Pretend you’re a fly on the wall and listen in as we also …

Episode 88. We’re Definitely Not Strangers

March 14th, 2022

1:33:03

We’ve been a trio since high school, but that doesn’t mean we know everything about each other 👀

On today’s episode we deepen our relationships with …

Episode 87. Reporting from National Geographic ft. Heather Kim

March 7th, 2022

1:06:10

This week we’re joined by our special guest, Heather Kim! Heather shares her career insights as a photo editor at National Geographic, from how she got her photography start with a flip phone to receiving a job offer …

Episode 86. Hard on the Outside, Soft on the Inside

February 28th, 2022

1:13:38

Join us this week as we dive into attachment theory with a little help from Dr. Huberman’s podcast, “Huberman Lab Podcast.” We try to understand the neuroscience behind our own attachment styles and eventually discuss …

Episode 84. Finding Your Purpose ft. Alex Pan

February 14th, 2022

52:44

Do you work to live or live to work?

This week’s episode starts out with us interviewing Alex on his career pivot from software engineering to medicine, but eventually turns into a much deeper conversation about our …

Episode 83. I Gotta Put Me First

February 7th, 2022

57:59

Just like the popular TikTok sound says, sometimes you gotta put yourself first. Especially when it comes to breaking up and ending a romantic …

Episode 82. Did you miss us?

January 31st, 2022

49:23

Heyyy there…did you miss us?? We’re back and ready to kick off our 5th season!

We took a longer break this time, so of course we had to have a good catch up talk in this season premiere. From our latest relationship …

Episode 81. Moving Oolong Moves Out

November 15th, 2021

1:21:05

Tune in for our last episode of the season - it’s all about our apartments!
🏠 Ming finally moved out so now we can talk about the moving out process, including how we searched for the places & people.
If you enjoyed …

Episode 80. Pottery People Are Happy People ft. Tim Sherman

November 8th, 2021

55:06

Last season, y’all enjoyed our small-business owner episode with Jessica from Lost As Jess so much that we decided to bring on another small-business owner to discuss his passion for… pottery!

Join us this week as we …

Episode 79. Miss Worldwide

November 1st, 2021

42:54

In today’s episode, we’re talking about traveling! From our dream destinations to transportation horror stories, we reminisce on our journeys around …

Episode 78. Moving Oolong Unsolved ft. Nick Stacker

October 25th, 2021

1:12:46

Somehow after 3 seasons, we still haven’t recorded a Halloween episode… It’s about time we talked all things spooky, creepy, and generally goosebumpy plus we have our good friend, Nick Stacker to join us!

Tune in for a …

Episode 77. Fall Favorites

October 18th, 2021

1:01:32

It’s that time of the year againnnn! We don’t mean PSL szn, we’re talking about our seasonal episode on favorite media 🍁🍂

From tv shows to books to …

Episode 76. Climbing? Climb on! ft. Kevin Feng

October 11th, 2021

1:14:56

If you’ve listened to at least 15 minutes of one episode this season, you know that climbing has become our new ~thing~ 😎

In today’s episode we bring on Kevin Feng, a relatively new friend who has become a central …

Episode 75. Circling Back 1 Year Later

October 4th, 2021

1:23:13

Every weekly recap we fill you in on our work updates, but since it’s been over a year at our jobs we decided to dedicate an entire episode to a worklife check-in.

In a year, we’ve gained more responsibilities, seen our …

Episode 74. Built Different ft. Jethro Punzalan

September 27th, 2021

1:16:32

In this week’s episode, we brought back a favorite guest to talk all things “ick” and what it means when you get that undeniable feeling about your SO…but somehow we ended up on a winding conversation talking all things …

Episode 73. Yeeting the Yeet Hay

September 20th, 2021

1:15:28

Do you drink ice cold water in the morning like Ming?

We discuss why warm water is traditionally preferred to cold, what foods are considered yeet …

Episode 72. AITA…For Giving Unsolicited Opinions?

September 13th, 2021

59:34

Are we [22F, 22F, 22F] the assholes for giving unsolicited opinions on r/AmItheAsshole??

You tell us! We’ve mentioned our interest in Reddit before, …

Episode 71. Ring By Spring ft. Diwen and Brent Bian

September 6th, 2021

1:28:24

For the three of us, marriage still seems like a far off concept that may or may not happen someday. For Diwen and Brent, it happened last year thanks to one fortunate encounter on Coffee Meets Bagel.

From dating app …

Episode 70. Stir Frying Solo

August 30th, 2021

1:03:18

Now that two of us have officially flown from the nest, we’re sharing all the pains and joys of cooking solo.

Tune into this chill discussion on our …

Episode 69. Why Are We Like This?? ft. Hana Huie

August 23rd, 2021

1:34:42

Ok we admit it, we’re NOT experts in every topic discussed on the pod 😅

That’s why we decided to revisit the topic of ✨ astrology ✨ (something we …

Episode 68. A Girl Has Many Names

August 16th, 2021

1:13:04

💬 “A girl has no name”… more like a girl has many names!

Especially over the course of our lifetimes, we could expect to be called by many different …

Episode 67. Getting to the Meat of the Relationship ft. Sebastian Suarez

August 9th, 2021

1:09:26

The last time Sebastian on the pod we discussed electoral politics and the limitations of voting, but this season we decided to bring him back for a …

Episode 66. Fight or Flight

August 2nd, 2021

1:06:27

Happy August and happy season 4️⃣! Did you miss our Monday chats?

In today’s episode we reveal our biggest fights 💥 and how our conflict management …

Episode 65.5. We Were On a Break!

June 22nd, 2021

35:26

Surprise!! Did you miss us? When we got the opportunity to record together in person for the first time in over a year, we couldn’t say no (even if …

Episode 65. A Mid-Century Modern Q&A

June 7th, 2021

1:24:20

🎉 We’ve finally made it to the end of season 3! For our 65th episode and the last one for a few weeks, we answered all your burning (random) questions from Instagram.

We talk interior design 🛋, interacting with our …

Episode 64. Anti-Social Social Media Club

May 31st, 2021

1:10:03

If you’re reading this right now, you most likely have some form of social media and you’ll most definitely find this week’s episode interesting.

From Instagram finstas to professional Twitter accounts, in this episode …

Episode 63. Auditioning for Team USA ft. Rakha Wibisana

May 24th, 2021

1:07:18

This week, our friend Rakha returns for a solo guest episode to share his experience applying for and being sworn in as a US citizen 🇺🇸

As an …

Episode 62. Angels, Aliens, & Everything in Between

May 17th, 2021

1:18:00

This week we’re in the mood to talk all things supernatural, mythological, and theological!

In this episode, Sally prompts us to share our favorite …

Episode 61. Call Us Jie Jie (姐姐)

May 10th, 2021

1:42:42

It’s just us 姐姐 on this week’s episode...

Did you know that all three of us are older sisters or jie jie (姐姐)? We all have experienced being the …

Episode 60. From Representation to Rallies ft. Vinh Dang

May 3rd, 2021

1:08:55

Happy APAHM! We’re excited to have Vinh Dang on this week to share how he went from ignoring his Vietnamese culture in high school to leading a …

Episode 59. Bamboo, Goatman, & the Death of Yahoo Answers

April 26th, 2021

1:30:25

What do bamboo, goatman, and Yahoo Answers have in common?? They were all top of mind for this random, never-ending weekly update episode!

A little …

Episode 58. Life As An Etsy Earring Entrepreneur ft. Jessica Lin

April 19th, 2021

59:53

Feeling a little lost? On this week’s episode, we are joined by the wonderful, Jessica Lin, owner of Lost As Jess!

Architect by day and jewelry …

Episode 57. Revealing Our DNAncestors

April 12th, 2021

1:16:43

Sally’s recent visit with her Grandpa and hearing his story of living in China inspired us to explore more of our family’s history this week, including long-distance love stories 👩‍❤️‍💋‍👨 and what motivated our …

Episode 56. Keeping Up With The Kitchen ft. Kathy Chen

April 5th, 2021

1:02:54

This week we’re keeping up with the...kitchen and getting an inside look at the culinary world thanks to our special guest, Kathy Chen 👩🏻‍🍳

Kathy …

Episode 55. To All The Enemies to Lovers Tropes

March 29th, 2021

1:17:04

A season staple, it’s about time for another Asian media review! We review the latest 3 Asian American movies 💌🌱🐉 and then get into other media, including k-dramas ofc.

Keep listening for a deeper discussion of …

Episode 54. Finding the Green Flags

March 22nd, 2021

1:20:39

Another Monday and another episode on relationships, platonic & romantic!

We use We’re Not Really Strangers’ signs you’re in a healthy relationship to discuss green flags, instead of red ✅

Stay tuned for the end of …

Episode 53. Cheers to Studying Abroad!

March 15th, 2021

1:31:03

Cheers, mate! We’re back this week with a two-for-one guest episode on studying abroad ✈️

Obviously, traveling anywhere is limited now, but we can still mentally visit Madrid & Edinburgh with our guests, Dave & …

Episode 52. How to Train Your Mentor

March 8th, 2021

1:09:07

Finding a mentor is often recommended to students and recent grads, but we think it’s seems easier said than done.

🧐 And what even is a mentor?? Join us this week as we share our personal experiences of finding, …

Episode 51. Spilling the Tea with AZN Flush

March 1st, 2021

1:09:09

We’re sipping and spilling the tea this week…imagine a truth or drink game, but with bubble tea!

Sally puts her new AZN Flush x KFT card game to use (“the world's first boba-themed game”) and we answer different …

Episode 50. East Meets West ft. Jethro Punzalan

February 22nd, 2021

1:06:16

Do you call it boba or bubble tea? Freeway or highway? We brought on our old high school friend, Jethro, to talk about the difference between U.S. …

Episode 49. Swiping So You Don’t Have To

February 15th, 2021

1:24:33

We just missed Valentine’s day, but we hope the results from our rigorous review of 6 unique dating apps will still be helpful in your quest for love.

Episode 48. Happy Niu (牛) Year!

February 8th, 2021

1:14:15

新年快乐!恭喜发财!

In 4 days it will be lunar new year and the year of the ox (牛) will begin 🐂

We always have an episode marking the start of solar new …

Episode 47. Work-Life Balance ft. Eat Your Crust

February 1st, 2021

1:15:52

We told you we had a lot in store for this season… we’re excited to share our first ever podcaster guests, Crystal and Jeeso from Eat Your Crust!

Episode 46. A Dose of Vax Facts

January 25th, 2021

53:47

It’s been over a month since the second COVID-19 vaccine was issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) from the US FDA… but what does an EUA even mean for the future of the vaccine?

On this week’s episode, we’re …

Episode 45. Letters to Our Future Selves

January 18th, 2021

43:02

New year, new season!! We’re back with a brand new season and bunch of exciting episodes coming your way!

With each new year we like to take the time to reflect and set our personal goals, but for 2021 we’re mixing it …

Episode 44. Baby’s First Birthday

December 7th, 2020

1:06:41

Whatttt can you believe Moving Oolong turns 1 year old this week 🥳 🎂
It’s almost hard to believe that one year ago, pre-COVID and pre-graduation, …

Episode 43. The Asian BerMEDIA Triangle

November 30th, 2020

1:24:50

Let's get lost in the Asian BerMEDIA Triangle!

For this season's penultimate episode, we're doing another Asian media review, but in a slightly …

Episode 42. Who’s the Imposter Among Us? ft. Liz San

November 23rd, 2020

1:19:46

There are many among us who struggle with imposter syndrome, including our special guest, Liz San!

On this week’s episode we talk about feeling like …

Episode 41. Revealing Our Guilty Pleasures…

November 16th, 2020

1:05:52

We all have them, and for some reason we’re embarrassed to talk about them… but this week we’re digging deep to share our own guilty pleasures.

Tune in for a fun episode where we expose our secret interests (country …

Episode 40. Do You Know Your Bopomofos?

November 9th, 2020

1:17:19

Previously, we’ve talked about the important role language plays in our culture, but this week we’re really getting into it.

From weekly, Sunday …

Episode 39. Behind the Ballot ft. Sebastian Suarez

November 2nd, 2020

1:03:42

We’re one day out from Election Day 2020 and today we add our own voices to the on-going conversation about electoral politics.

Tune in to hear us …

Episode 38. Our Dating Stories: It Goes Down in the DM

October 26th, 2020

56:59

As Yo Gotti raps in his 2016 hit, “it goes down in the DM” and indeed it does (sometimes)…

Episode 37. Our Dating Stories: Social Distancing or Co-Quarantining ft. Camilla Wu

October 19th, 2020

1:10:19

With the COVID-19 pandemic this year, we’ve all become aware of the terms “quarantining” and “social distancing.” But what does that mean when it comes to our dating life 🤔

We’re excited to have another guest on for …

Episode 36. Our Dating Stories: Stirring the Melting Pot

October 12th, 2020

1:07:46

We’ve all heard the US described as a “melting pot” of cultures and ethnicities, but what does it mean to date in a melting pot, specifically dating …

Episode 35. Who Is That Girl I See?

October 5th, 2020

51:51

We’re talking about beauty standards this week, including how our own self-worth has changed over time. We also discuss how societal expectations of …

Episode 34. Putting Our Friendship to the Test

September 28th, 2020

1:19:30

It’s time for the test-takers to become the test-makers... ⁣

This week we made mini quizzes about ourselves and put each other to the test. Spoiler: none of us got 100%, proving once again that we still have much to …

Episode 33. Workplace Friends or Foes?

September 21st, 2020

1:05:51

As of this week, it’s officially been at least a month since we’ve had our full-time jobs! We’re incredible grateful for our jobs and the stability …

Episode 32. (M)ental Health ft. M Pease

September 14th, 2020

1:05:34

We’re taking a break from the lighter, personality topics this week to talk mental health with M Pease!

In this episode, we discuss how our intersecting identities shape our mental health. M also shares what it’s like …

Episode 31. A Saucy Speed Date

September 7th, 2020

1:05:47

Is soy sauce a condiment??? Tune in to hear us answer that question plus many more in our rapid-ish fire speed dating episode.

It’s a casual episode this week so you’ll hear our candid thoughts & reactions to the …

Episode 30. Love Lessons From [REDACTED] ft. William Nguyen

August 31st, 2020

1:39:54

For our 30th episode (!!) we finally get to a highly requested topic: our past dating and college relationship experiences. ⁣

They say all …

Episode 29. 1 Challenger vs. 2 Peacemakers

August 24th, 2020

1:09:45

So you know our sun signs and MBTI types, but do you know our enneagram types??

This week we try to understand the basics of the enneagram system …

Episode 28. APA Unity ft. Our Bigs

August 17th, 2020

1:38:16

You’ve already met Vincent, but we’d now like to introduce the remainder of the TASA Bigs trifecta: Albert Wang & Peter Tran!

If you’ve listened to any of our past episodes, you know being members of TASA definitely …

Episode 27. And They Were Roommates

August 10th, 2020

1:26:21

You love them, you hate them, & sometimes you can’t live without them... join us this week for a lengthy chat about our past roommates!

We’ve all …

Episode 26. Toilet Talks

August 3rd, 2020

53:46

Let’s talk toilets! And periods and puberty…

Episode 25. Securing The Bag

July 27th, 2020

1:14:24

For our 25th episode, we’re talking moola, cash, cheddar, dough — MONEY 💸

Sometimes talking about money or income can seem taboo and even we’ve …

Episode 24. Bao Appétit

July 20th, 2020

1:10:16

This week’s episode is all about our favorite topic, FOOD *chef’s kiss* 👌🏼⁣

Join us for a fun, lighthearted episode where we talk about our …

Episode 23. Choose Your Player: Yuppie Edition

July 13th, 2020

1:30:16

yup·pie /ˈyəpē/ — young, urban professional.

We have a very special episode for this week with not one, not two, but 3 guests! While postgrad & career moves have been a common topic for us, we thought you might be …

Episode 22. Meet Us Halfway

July 6th, 2020

40:41

While we’ve taken the past few weeks to center the Black Lives Matter movement & share Black hosted podcasts, it’s important to realize that this is not a trend.

Feel free to continue to check out resources we’ve …

Episode 21. College Ragrets

May 25th, 2020

1:08:21

Alexa, play “Pomp and Circumstance”

By the time this episode is released, we’ll all be alumni of the University of Maryland!

Of course since we’ve …

Episode 20. Let’s Get Physical

May 18th, 2020

56:39

What’s your favorite way to stay active? For us, we’ve participated in organized sports, started rock climbing, and even joined group classes! Your may stay active all year round or fluctuate in your fitness level, just …

Episode 19. Scam or Be Scammed

May 11th, 2020

1:04:11

Another casual episode for this week! We didn’t have any specific topic in mind, but as you listen you’ll hear how we end up talking about SCAMS.

From MLMs to corporate scams to our own scams, join us for a funny and …

Episode 18. Ending Our Affairs ft. Christine Rhee

May 4th, 2020

51:10

For our 18th episode, we have our second ever guest— Christine Rhee!

Christine is a fellow graduating senior and, just like all of us, she has worked …

Episode 17. ProductiviTEA

April 27th, 2020

1:08:39

This week we’re spilling the tea, on productivity!

College definitely challenges our ability to stay organized so we’ve perfected our favorite ways …

Episode 16. The COVID Creative Club

April 20th, 2020

1:03:23

Welcome to the COVID Creative Club! We all know someone who’s started making bread or playing Animal Crossing while social isolating at home…

Episode 15. Stick & Poke

April 13th, 2020

55:50

Episode 15 is all about our ~body modifications~ from first piercings to Taiwanese tattoos.

We talk about our various tattoos/piercings, their meanings, and our parents’ reactions! Plus we answer the question our …

Episode 14. Raisin’ the Asian - Origins Part 2

April 6th, 2020

54:28

Just like everyone else, we jumped on a zoom call to record our 14th episode from the safety of our homes...⁣

Raisin’ the Asian - Origins Part 2 🤗⁣

We talked about Ming’s origin story as a transnational adoptee in …

Episode 13. Huang Ming - Origins Part 1

March 16th, 2020

1:07:57

Who’s Huang Ming? Listen to this week’s episode to find out!

Adoption in media sometimes seem like wonderful thing, and it definitely can be. But …

Episode 12. Fan Favorites

March 9th, 2020

1:00:22

It’s Episode 12 and this week we take a more casual approach to talk about our recent favorites! Like a Youtuber’s monthly favorites video, we break down all the shows we’ve been watching and the one (1) book we read in …

Episode 11. Sexplorations ft. Hannah Tralka

March 1st, 2020

1:09:33

We finally had the talk… with our first ever guest, Hannah!

She works with our university health center as a sexual health educator, but most importantly, she’s been a friend of ours ever since freshman year of …

Episode 10. Stars & Signs Read Our Mind

February 24th, 2020

1:07:23

This week we talk all things stars & signs as we explore our astrological signs and birth charts. A few of us were skeptics to begin, but if you …

Episode 9. To All the Asians on Screen

February 17th, 2020

51:54

In honor of Parasite’s historic Oscar wins and the release of To All the Boys: PS I Still Love You, we’re talking about movies this week! Specifically, movies written by or starring Asian/Asian Americans.

Representation …

Episode 8. Loveboat, College Park

February 10th, 2020

46:18

In our 8th episode we talk about one of our favorite events of the semester, ITASA’s East Coast Conference!

From food workshops about identity to meeting one of our inspirations, Mel from Asian Boss Girl, this is a …

Episode 7. The One Where We Become Friends

February 3rd, 2020

1:21:38

The three of us were friends way back before this podcast began, so this week we start with a story time of how we met. We talk about our first impressions of each other and then dive deep with a round of questions. …

Episode 6. Taiwan Numba 1...or is it? - Taiwan Part 2

January 27th, 2020

1:08:08

Andddd we’re back! After 11 days of exploring and 35+ hours of traveling home, we’ve returned to the mic for part 2 of our Taiwan.

We review our favorite night markets, discuss what it’s like to feel comfortable in a new …

Episode 5. Chatting & Packing - Taiwan Part 1

January 6th, 2020

33:50

Listen along as we chat about our upcoming trip to Taiwan! We first recap our holiday adventures, then we chat about all things Taiwan and why we’re …

Episode 4. New Decade, New Us

December 30th, 2019

39:55

A few days before the decade ends, we reflect on 2019 and discuss some of our new year’s resolutions. We touch on travel adventures, academic …

Episode 3. Let's Define The Relationship

December 23rd, 2019

40:53

From questions about polyamory to getting out of the friend zone, “The Talk” can be a stressful conversation. In addition to our own personal DTR …

Episode 2. Myers-Briggs Decide Our Careers

December 16th, 2019

51:56

We let Myers-Briggs decide our careers! With the first semester of Senior year coming to a close, we all feel the pressure of determining our …

Episode 1. The Beginning of the End

December 9th, 2019

15:00

And we're live! In this first episode we introduce ourselves and talk about everything from senioritis to tea eggs.


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