July 9, 2024

Grasping At This Planet (with Tanzila Ahmed)

Uncle Matty McConkey returns as co-host! Matt is taking the fam to Paris soon, but the hotel v.s. Airbnb debate may divide them…at least physically. Then, they’re joined by Tanzila Ahmed, writer, political strategist, and former co-host of The #GoodMuslimBadMuslim Podcast. She talks about her new book “Grasping At This Planet Just To Believe,” a decade’s worth of poems written during the month of Ramadan. Plus, she shares her favorite kajal eyeliner that you can get at none other than Costco.

July 2, 2024

Listen Now: “Own Your Bucket”

Missing our #TreeTime gals? This week, we’re dropping an episode from our sister podcast “The Deep Dive” with Jessica St. Clair and June Diane Raphael. June is fresh from a trip from Miami and has a lot to say about Ku’s travel style. Are you a 6 AM or 9 AM flight kind of friend? Plus, Jess has already had a Tracy Flick morning and is searching for a recovery from the ever-present burnout. Together, they have possibly found the answer as we ask ourselves and our family members/colleagues to, “Own Your Bucket.”

June 25, 2024

Lipgloss, Weed, and Boobs (with Chelsea Devantez)

Chelsea Devantez hosts the hit celebrity memoir podcast “Glamorous Trash,” and now has a memoir of her very own! In her words, “I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This (But I’m Going To Anyway)” is “half comedy, half harrowing trauma.” Chelsea and Kulap connect on turning trauma into art, and of course, the things they’re adding to cart. Chelsea has recs for glossy lips, thick lashes and supportive bras.

June 18, 2024

Scott Aukerman Is A Road Dog

While Auntie Su is traveling, Auntie Ku is co-piloting with friend of the show Matt McConkey. But worry not Carters, his uncle credentials are certified by the highest in the land: Kulap’s daughter Eme. It’s basically a family get-together, as they’re joined by husband of the show Scott Aukerman. He’s making a pit stop during his Comedy Bang! Bang! tour. He gives us the lowdown on the 35-stop tour, filled with a rotating cast of special guests. Scott also shares a cart full of superheroes and main characters you must Add to Queue. Plus, why he’s celebrating his newfound foot freedom.

June 11, 2024

The Art of Small Talk (with Casey Rose Wilson and Jessica St. Clair)

Casey Rose Wilson and Jessica St. Clair return to discuss an ever-present and often menacing part of our lives: small talk. They share some of the wisdom and insight from their new audio book, “The Art of Small Talk,” and try to convince SuChin to find the joy and playfulness in these everyday interactions. Learn how these two queens master the social chess match — and why “medium talk” might be the real enemy. Plus, their carts are full of rose-scented home goods and glowing skin.

June 4, 2024

Traveling with Kids (with Dylan Thuras)

Dylan Thuras, co-founder of the travel company Atlas Obscura, has been to 30 countries. But even more impressive: he’s traveled internationally with his kids, and lived to tell the tale. Between SuChin’s family trip to South Korea and Kulap’s first plane ride with Eme, the Aunties are ready to soak up the wisdom – or at least, go into the dark together. They swap travel tips and carts, from the perfect kid-friendly headphones to a magical place where you can actually buy people’s unclaimed baggage.

May 28, 2024

Open-Air Aunties (with Geena Rocero)

Multi-hyphenate queen Geena Rocero joins the Aunties to talk about her book, “Horse Barbie.” Geena’s memoir follows her journey from trans beauty pageant queen in the Philippines to big name model in New York City, and why she had to go “undercover” in America. Geena shares her favorite thrifting spot in California, and they talk about how a spring roll or taco becomes “open-air” food. Plus, like all great Aunties, Geena snagged a great deal on a new beauty device she can’t wait to try.

May 21, 2024

Joyful Recollections of Trauma with Paul Scheer

It’s not Christmas yet, but Paul Scheer is gifting us with his cart and his new memoir, “Joyful Recollections of Trauma.” Paul sits down with the Aunties for a heart-to-heart like you’ve never heard before. They talk about his childhood, especially looking back as a parent of two, and how we learn to navigate relationships with our own parents into adulthood. It’s a conversation that shows laughter is not too far behind a good cry. Plus, as one third of How Did This Get Made?, Paul unpacks on co-host Jason Mantzoukas’ cube philosophy.

May 14, 2024

Sip, Snack & Shred (with Sheng Wang)

Sheng Wang is bringing that uncle energy. He’s showing up to the function with beer and peanuts, staying way too long, and then heading to the nearest botanical garden. Sheng tells the Aunties about his favorite ways to snack, including the peanut source he wants to gatekeep, and why he no longer has capacity for stuff. Plus, indulge in Sheng’s dulcet tones as he reads us a Mary Oliver poem.

May 7, 2024

Hawks, Wolves, Blood and APAHM

Between APAHM and Mother’s Day, May is peak time to be an Asian mama, especially for our Aunties. But being this hot to trot isn’t easy. Plus, Auntie KuKu’s birthday is right around the corner, and she swears she’s keeping it lowkey – normal definitions need not apply. Meanwhile, jetsetter Auntie SuSu is back from her mom and daughter trip to Mexico City, and she’s come away with some realizations. Finally, don’t miss the Aunties’ recommendations for some stellar AAPI-owned brands to buy from this month and any month.