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Asian American History 101

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Sep 20, 2021

Welcome to Episode 49 of the Asian American History 101 podcast! Did you celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day? We recognize it so that we can talk about the most famous Asian Pirate ever, Shih Yang. Her incredible life made her one of the most influential pirates in history. We also take time to celebrate Emma Raducanu and Leylah Fernandez, the amazing women of Asian descent at the U.S. Open who competed in the singles finals. We close the show by talking about linguistics and the myth that all Asians mix-up the R and L sounds in English. To learn more, please visit our site at or for social media. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, email us at


  • 00:26 Celebrating the All-Asian Ethnicity U.S. Open Final
  • 03:04 Shih Yang, the Most Famous Asian Pirate
  • 17:25 Say What? Rs and Ls