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Off Camera with Sam Jones
Off Camera with Sam Jones
Sam Jones
Ep 156. Awkwafina
Awkwafina (also known as Nora Lum) is having quite a moment. She’s a part of the impressive cast of female icons (Sandra Bullock, Rihanna, Cate Blanchett, and more) in Ocean’s 8, and she’s so hilarious in Crazy Rich Asians that you’ll barely hear her next line over the sound of your own laughter. What does this moment in the spotlight feel like? Awkwafina likens it to this: “I compare it to a wall opening up and transporting you to an alternate dimension where there is no gravity, and everything is weird.” Her initial shock isn’t so strange when you consider the fact that she never allowed herself to dream of a career in the arts, and there weren’t exactly any female Asian-American actress/rapper hybrids to pave the road to possibility. Awkwafina tried to follow the path that her friends took after college, but living the buttoned-up office life of a publicity assistant in Manhattan wasn’t really her thing. When her boss made her choose between her music and her unfulfilling job, it wasn’t much of a contest—not only because she got fired, but especially because her identity was at stake. As she explains, “If I didn’t have my music, then I didn’t have an identity.” With nothing to lose, she decided to post her “My Vag” music video on Youtube, in which she hilariously raps about the superiority of her genitalia. After the push of a “Publish” button, Awkwafina became a viral success—and the rest is herstory. As the first Asian-American actress/rapper of any consequence, Awkwafina acknowledges, “Being the first sucks, but I found what I love. I found what I always dreamt of as a kid that would connect with adulthood. It’s so powerful for me. I finally feel like I can walk and know what I’m doing. I know why I’m there.” Awkwafina joins Off Camera to talk about embracing the responsibility that comes with being an Asian-American actor in Hollywood, discovering her comedic talents post personal tragedy, and why Margaret Cho is her spirit animal.
1 hr 3 min
Sci Guys
Sci Guys
The Sci Guys
85: How to Make a Vaccine
Ever wondered what goes into a vaccine? How it’s tested? Why it takes up to 15 years to get one off the shelves and into the people that need it? We’re here with all the answers you could possible need, and some you definitely don’t...  SCI GUYS 2021 CALENDAR: https://normalcitizen.store/products/the-sci-guys-official-calendar-2021 You can WATCH the podcast over on our YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/SciGuys If you would like to support the podcast, please donate to our Patreon: http://patreon.com/SciGuys If you'd like to see more of us, follow our socials! Facebook http://facebook.com/SciGuysPod Twitter http://twitter.com/SciGuysPod Instagram http://instagram.com/SciGuysPod References and Further Reading  https://www.britannica.com/science/antigen https://www.britannica.com/science/antibody https://www.britannica.com/science/T-cell https://www.britannica.com/science/B-cell britannica.com/science/immune-system/The-nature-of-lymphocytes https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6102609/ https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9781455700905000185 https://www.niaid.nih.gov/news-events/mosquito-borne-disease-vaccine-safe https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/how-fluvaccine-made.htm https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/why-vaccinate/vaccine-decision.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fvaccines%2Fparents%2Fvaccine-decision%2Findex.html https://www.immunology.org/celebrate-vaccines/public-engagement/guide-childhood-vaccinations/how-vaccines-work https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/basics/test-approve.html https://www.who.int/influenza/resources/publications/WHO_OHE_PED_GIP_2016_1_Annex_2.pdf?ua=1 http://vk.ovg.ox.ac.uk/vk/vaccine-development# https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/research/coronavirus-vaccine-research/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6156540/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4944327/ https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/medicine-and-dentistry/vaccine-development https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5792371/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6238075/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5906799/ cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/downloads/prinvac.pdf https://www.niaid.nih.gov/research/vaccine-types who.int/vaccine_safety/initiative/tech_support/Part-2.pdf https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/why-vaccination-is-safe-and-important/ https://www.who.int/health-topics/vaccines-and-immunization#tab=tab_1 https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/vaccines-and-immunization-what-is-vaccination http://vk.ovg.ox.ac.uk/vk/how-do-vaccines-work https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/the-immune-system#:~:text=The%20immune%20system%20protects%20your,which%20you%20are%20born%20with. https://www.niaid.nih.gov/news-events/mosquito-borne-disease-vaccine-safe https://www.pfizer.co.uk/behind-science-what-mrna-vaccine https://www.nature.com/articles/nrd.2017.243 https://www.historyofvaccines.org/index.php/content/articles/vaccine-development-testing-and-regulation https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/znf3c7h https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3164579/ https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/529892/how-are-vaccines-made Follow the Sci Guys @notcorry / @jampkin / @lukecutforth
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