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Asian American History 101

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Aug 31, 2021

Welcome to Episode 46 of the Asian American History 101 podcast! Here it is, the special episode we recorded for the Joy Ruckus Club 4 Festival’s podcast stage. We begin with giving a quick history of our podcast including our favorite episode, but we also talk about some well-known popular music bands that had Asian American Leads. Our main segment is a very special interview of Tara Hahn, the lead singer of the ska band, Half Past Two. She takes time to talk to us about music, Half Past Two, and Spinal Muscular Atrophy. SMA Awareness month is in August, and HP2’s song Shine is a beautiful tribute to Tara’s daughter Neely who has SMA. She also shares a few people that inspire her,  including Laughing at My Nightmare by Shane Burcaw and Disability Visibility Project by Alice Wong. We close the episode by talking about some Asian and Asian American indie musicians that we really enjoy. To learn more, please visit our site at or for social media. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, email us at


  • 0:26 Opening and Talking About Our Own Podcast
  • 10:51 Well Known Bands with Asian American Leads 
  • 12:22 Talking Ska and Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness with Tara Hahn
  • 49:48 Asian and Asian American Indie Musicians We Listen To