The six-episode series covers issues such as racism and diversity within the creative industries.
Oh Annie Oh has started a new podcast series called Don’t Call Me “Exotic”.
The London-based DJ and promoter came up with the idea for the podcast during lockdown, with the six-episode series originally imagined as a response to a rise in anti-Asian hate. It later evolved into a wider project, one that investigates racism, culture and diversity within the creative industries, and creatives’ own personal lives.
Speaking on the podcast in a statement, Oh Annie Oh said: “Don’t Call Me ‘Exotic’ is an open conversation about what it is like to work as a creative, whilst also living within societal systematic racism – a dialogue that I wish I had access to during the rise in anti-Asian hate, but that didn’t exist. So I decided to start it.”
The first episode in the series features soul singer-songwriter Amahla, with the likes of Almass Badat and Alice Ming Chuan Whittington guesting on subsequent episodes.