PAAC Podcast

The PAAC Podcast examines current events, race, and theology from PAAC perspectives. We also interview PAAC members about their spiritual and professional journeys. Tune in here or find us on iTunes or Google Play!

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A Seat at the Table (Ep. 42)

We continue our conversation with Reverend Winnie Varghese, who shares what it was like for her growing up as a South Indian / Indian American kid in Dallas, Texas, her experience being (somewhat unexpectedly) ordained as a queer priest in the Episcopal church, and...

Joy Anyway (Ep. 41)

Happy New Year! We’re starting the new season of the podcast with a bang with the esteemed Reverend Winnie Varghese. If ever there were a handbook on how to be a Christian activist, this episode would be the one. Rev. Winnie Varghese holds a unique position as priest...

When God Wallops You On the Head (Ep. 40)

We continue our conversation with the illustrious Tuhina Verma Rasche. Tuhina tells us what persuaded her to enter seminary and stick with it (shout out Oakland!), how she became a South Asian female pastor at the historically African American AME Zion church, her...

Whiteness is a Hell of a Drug (Ep. 39)

Rev. Tuhina Verma Rasche deserves her own standup comedy special. Her humor is the perfect vehicle for communicating her wisdom on topics like decolonization and white supremacy. Tuhina is a second-generation Indian-American raised in a devout Hindu household and now...

We Were Raised in a Bubble (Ep. 38)

We Were Raised in a Bubble (Ep. 38)

Rev. Thomas Yang grew up in a Korean Christian bubble in the suburbs of Chicago. That is, until the bubble burst and he was fractured from that community. In this episode, Thomas shares of how a queer Christian pastor, the curiosity of kindergarteners, and a series of...

Hairstyle Evangelism (Ep. 37)

Hairstyle Evangelism (Ep. 37)

CW: Domestic violence and suicidal thoughts  As a highly talented photographer, graphic designer, illustrator, block print painter, craft beer lover, music and food aficionado, and maker of off-the-chain gyoza, is Aya Tiffany Sato is, as Liz puts it, “one of the...

Doing Life Together (Secret Sauce edition) (Ep. 36)

Doing Life Together (Secret Sauce edition) (Ep. 36)

Something special is happening in Seattle. Beyond being the jewel of the Pacific Northwest, Seattle seems to have the perfect blend of geography, culture, and people to create a thriving local PAAC community—Seattle PAAC aka SPAAC. Aya Tiffany Sato and Rev. Thomas...

Trespassing Avocado Groves (Ep. 35)

Trespassing Avocado Groves (Ep. 35)

Listen to the episode here. Sarah Ngu is, among other things, a freelance writer, journalist, deacon, podcaster, and co-founder of Church Clarity. In this episode, Sarah shares her journey of growing up in Malaysia, moving to the U.S. at age 10, coming out to her...

Church Clarity (Ep. 34)

Church Clarity (Ep. 34)

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Wait, this isn’t Wrigley Field?? :) (Ep. 33)

Wait, this isn’t Wrigley Field?? 🙂 (Ep. 33)

We continue our conversation with Sung Yeon Choimorrow, executive director of NAPAWF, the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum. Sung Yeon shares about her experience growing up in South Korea, Singapore, and India, before coming to the United States. She also...

#PAACcon2019 (Lydia’s back!) (Ep. 31)

#PAACcon2019 (Lydia’s back!) (Ep. 31)

In what feels like a throwback to the early days of the podcast, Liz and Lydia recap and reflect on the 2019 PAAC Conference. Buckle up people -- this episode has all the feels. Update: As you'll hear in the episode, we talk about potential cities for future PAAC...

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