Robinhood and GameStop, What's Wrong with Girl Boss "Feminism", and Cultural Appropriation from Yoga to Mahjong with Aneesha Natarajan
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Sonya and Nancy are joined by Sonya's sister, Aneesha Natarajan, to discuss the GameStop uprising, why Millennials use and Robinhood and why they should stop, Dry January and why America has an alcohol problem, critiques of "Boss Girl feminism," and whether our hobbies should be productive. We also explore cultural appropriation and all its nuances, from Mahjong to yoga to adaptogen mushrooms to tumeric. Is it more ok if people of color culturally appropriate other cultures? We also explore a future where corporations are replaced by influencers. What are the pros and cons?
Aneesha Natarajan is an Indian American woman living in San Francisco. She graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in economics. She enjoy singing, playing the guitar, road cycling, and yoga. She currently works in tech.
Welcome to Progressive Opinions of Color (POC), a podcast that creates space for people of color in conversations about economics, politics, and culture. Your hosts are Nancy Wu and Sonya Natarajan. Nancy is an Asian American woman, an economist, and a huge politics and policy nerd. Nancy triple majored in Economics, Government (Political Science) and Gender Studies at Dartmouth and has a Master’s in Development Economics from Oxford. She works as an Economist full time and has previously worked in economic policy at the White House (under Obama, of course) and progressive think tanks. Sonya is an Indian American woman living in NYC. Sonya studied Economics and Math at NYU, and started her professional career working in economic consulting (where she and Nancy first met!). She then took a personal sabbatical to travel in Europe, spending the majority of her time in Madrid. She now works full-time as a strategy consultant, and part-time as an avid content consumer. She is passionate about politics, social justice,pop culture, holistic wellness, and embracing diversity and progressive thinking in all of these spaces.
The goal of this podcast is to engage the state of the economy, and other pressing topics in politics, economics, and culture, all through perspectives inclusive of the lived experiences of people of color. Whether you're new to politics or already a huge politics nerd, we hope this podcast inspires community and conversation among us. Join us in reimagining politics and economics with underrepresented voices.