The Big Root

7 EpisodesProduced by Nakashige Media

The Big Root is a podcast about everywhere Japaneseness. The namesake is daikon or 大根, literally “big root” in Japanese. Also called winter radish, this vegetable is everywhere in Japanese cuisine. Grated, chopped, pickled, braised, stewed, it touches every category of Japanese food. Like the daikon… read more

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You’re Not Half, You’re Double

July 12th, 2019

49:50

This episode is supported by JapanCulture•NYC, the English-language website about all things Japanese in New York City.

Susan makes a pilgrimage to …

There Is No Melon in Melonpan

June 28th, 2019

48:49

This episode is supported by JapanCulture•NYC, the English-language website about all things Japanese in New York City.

Toshiki quizzes Susan on sake …

New York Fit

June 7th, 2019

49:33

This episode is supported by JapanCulture•NYC, the English-language website about all things Japanese in New York City.

Susan sits down with Takaaki …

J. A. Community

May 17th, 2019

49:22

This episode is supported by JapanCulture•NYC, the English-language website about all things Japanese in New York City.

Susan interviews Julie Azuma …

The Blue Door and the Green Bottle

April 26th, 2019

40:14

This episode is supported by JapanCulture•NYC, the English-language website about all things Japanese in New York City.

Toshiki interviews Rona …

Season 1 Trailer

March 26th, 2019

1:27

In the trailer for the first season of The Big Root, Susan and Toshiki introduce the podcast and describe how their experiences navigating their own Japaneseness inspire them to celebrate Japanese and Japanese American …

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