Our mission at Pacific Atrocities Education is to raise awareness about the Pacific War and understand its relevance in modern America. We facilitate conversations through the books we publish, our educational outreach programs, and work with local communities. Yet, we yearn to have a larger conversation about why some narratives surrounding the Second World War are more popular than others. It is through this desire that the podcast, Boba Talk, was created.
Our three Communication interns; Hanna, Neomi, and Alexa have created this podcast series to highlight specific narratives of the Pacific war with the goal to look into the past in order to solve the issues of today. This aim is realized in the title, ‘Boba Talk,’ which alludes to the Bay Area’s craze of boba tea, which originated in Taiwan. The San Francisco Bay Area has become home to many Asian Americans, resulting in a diverse and complex history. Yet, Pacific Asian history is not represented in mainstream American culture. ‘Boba Talk’ will attempt to remedy this problem by creating a bridge between Pacific Asian history during World War II and its influences on our contemporary world.
The bi-weekly podcast serves as a discussion forum, covering a variety of topics from the Pacific War including Women in War, The Philippines, Unit 731 and the debate over reparations. Boba Talks uses the knowledge promoted by PAE and demonstrates how it can impact the Bay Area. We are so proud of our communications team for heightening the level of discussion surrounding the Pacific War. Starting July 8th, find ‘Boba Talk’ on Spotify, Soundcloud, iTunes, Apple Podcasts, Anchor, and more. Enjoy!
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