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Emil Amok’s Takeout: Another kind of Ted Talk, as I talk to my philosopher pal about George Floyd, the pandemic, and other ills.

ANOTHER KIND OF TED TALK:  If you’ve been following my series of talks with Philosophy Professor Ted Schatzki, you know he’s my old friend from college who I called for the first time in over 40 years when the pandemic hit. We had a reunion. Since then we’ve had 3 conversations. The first two he talked about the fear of civil unrest.

In our third conversation last week, the spark that set off the U.S. powder keg happened. The violence hadn’t started yet.  But we do talk about George Floyd, among other things. The point is we talk and have a conversation, which is probably the best thing people can do with each other right now.

Also see my columns at the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund.

 

Emil Amok’s Takeout: Emil talks Covid with a philosopher, Part 2; Propping up Small Business; and the Virtual Harvard Graduation and my Covid Commencement speech.

Hi Everyone!
This edition features my talk with Philosopher Theodore Schatzki about whether the U.S. is too big to fail, meaning the government should just go ahead and prop up all individuals and small businesses–just as it catered to big business since day one of the Trump administration. Also,  virtual graduation week is coming to Harvard. Here come more briefs in the big legal battle over Asian admissions.  But for you Classes of 2020 everywhere, my thoughts. No one invited me to speak like they did more than 40 years ago. That’s all right. Read it here.   And then listen to the podcast. Some reports say it will take $10 trillion to save everybody economically. But that’s better than letting a large fraction die, don’t you think?

Stay amok.

Read my columns at http://www.aaldef.org/blog

Listen here to the latest “Emil Amok’s Takeout”. Our Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration!

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“Emil Amok! Married to PETA and Other Love Stories”: Coming to SF SoloFest Feb. 1, 2020–Two shows only. Get discount code for tix here!

It’s happening …

“Emil Amok! Married to PETA and other Love Stories.”

at the SF Solofest, two nights only.

 

Come to the Potrero Stage – 1695 18th Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

Get your tickets with this  special amok insiders’ code:

SPF3EG$10.

Go to:  https://playground-sf.org/solofest

Here’s what critics have said about  Emil Amok’s performances:

“Charismatic…Guillermo’s life is one worth exploring.”–DC Metro Arts

“A refreshing experience in more ways than one. At the end of the hour, when Emil thanks the audience for seeing him as his authentic, non-invisble self–well, that’s what makes theatre so worthwhile, isnt’ it?” –DC Theatre Scene

“Was this standup, a monologue, a rant? …Enjoy trying to keep pace with Guillermo’s brilliant mind.” –Orlando Weekly.

“Excellent…Emil Guillermo knows how to tell a story and that ability sets “Amok Monologues” above other solo shows.” –San Diego Story

Get your tickets with this  special amok insiders’ code:

SPF3EG$10.

Go to:  https://playground-sf.org/solofest

It’s “Emil Amok: Married to PETA and other Love Stories.”

The fruit bat flies again!

Emil Guillermo is an award -winning journalist and commentator whose “Amok” columns have appeared for the last 25 years in print and on the web in both mainstream and ethnic media. Home based at the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund website , he’s also read in Filipino American web and print publications in the U.S. and Hawaii.  Inspired by his columns, Emil takes to the stage to make his stories come alive, A former NPR host,TV broadcaster, and talk show host, he is the host and producer of “The PETA Podcast.” Listen here.

Don’t miss out:

Get your tickets with this  special amok insiders’ code:

SPF3EG$10.

Go to:  https://playground-sf.org/solofest

It’s “Emil Amok: Married to PETA and other Love Stories.”