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Feeling Asian is a weekly podcast hosted by Youngmi Mayer and Brian Park, two Asian Americans with plenty of feelings about sex, dating, survival, self-worth, and everything in between. Meet our fun, interesting friends along the way; past guests include Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast, Stephanie Hsu, Bowen Yang, Yaeji, and more! Named a top podcast of 2021 by CNN and featured on Apple and Spotify’s homepages, Feeling Asian offers a healthy and compassionate space for Asians, Asian Americans, and Asians in America to be themselves without feeling as if their time is a fleeting moment. Check out Feeling Asian for a catharsis that is, well, pretty Asian! New episodes out every Wednesday!

Follow us on IG @itsbrianpark and @ymmayer and @feelingasianpodcast. For all inquiries please visit feelingasian.com!



[EDITOR'S NOTE]
“There was this space for a podcast like this and I was like, ‘Let’s just try it out, I think there's going to be other Asian Americans out there that feel like we do,’” says Brian Park, co-host and co-creator of Feeling Asian. “As long as we stay irreverent and stay authentic to ourselves and lead with empathy and vulnerability, I think that this is something that could resonate with other people.” What started as an idea between two fellow stand-up comedians, Park and Youngmi Mayer, Apple Podcasts’ Spotlight show for May 2022, Feeling Asian, has made its mark amplifying Asian American voices and illuminating all facets of the Asian American diasporic experience.

After meeting at an open mic in New York City, Park and Mayer decided that podcasting was the ideal way to go in-depth about their shared experiences, and to go beyond their comfort zones as comics to speak freely and vulnerably. It’s with that very vulnerability that they’ve been able to build a devoted community of listeners and continue to grow each week. “I remember last May during AAPI [Asian American & Pacific Islander] Heritage Month, the Stop Asian Hate movement got going and I was just inundated with hundreds of DMs from people about all the racist acts that they were living through,” says Mayer. “That's when I really realized that it’s much bigger than just a podcast. It’s like we’re giving back to this community that maybe all they really need is to hear someone that's like-minded.”

With new episodes airing Wednesday, the weekly show focuses on their feelings (as evidenced in its title), but goes beyond the surface with a sense of openness and honesty that makes you feel like you’re in same room laughing (or crying) alongside them with guests, ranging from fellow entertainers to mental health professionals, and even their family members, Youngmi’s mom and Brian’s sister. “We're not claiming ourselves to be experts, we're not claiming ourselves to be journalists,” says Park. “We're comedians by trade. We like to make people laugh and we like to inject levity. And I think it's created this nice flavor to our podcast where we can go really deep with our guests and provide a very comfortable space for them and for ourselves and for everyone listening.”

For Mayer, the loyal and diverse following that Feeling Asian has cultivated gives a glimpse of the potential for what a successful podcast can do. “I don't want to sound too grandiose, but a lot of people really use our podcast as something to help themselves process,” she says. “I just want to grow a community and make people feel less alone.”

Feeling Asian Youngmi Mayer & Brian Park

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Feeling Asian is a weekly podcast hosted by Youngmi Mayer and Brian Park, two Asian Americans with plenty of feelings about sex, dating, survival, self-worth, and everything in between. Meet our fun, interesting friends along the way; past guests include Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast, Stephanie Hsu, Bowen Yang, Yaeji, and more! Named a top podcast of 2021 by CNN and featured on Apple and Spotify’s homepages, Feeling Asian offers a healthy and compassionate space for Asians, Asian Americans, and Asians in America to be themselves without feeling as if their time is a fleeting moment. Check out Feeling Asian for a catharsis that is, well, pretty Asian! New episodes out every Wednesday!

Follow us on IG @itsbrianpark and @ymmayer and @feelingasianpodcast. For all inquiries please visit feelingasian.com!



[EDITOR'S NOTE]
“There was this space for a podcast like this and I was like, ‘Let’s just try it out, I think there's going to be other Asian Americans out there that feel like we do,’” says Brian Park, co-host and co-creator of Feeling Asian. “As long as we stay irreverent and stay authentic to ourselves and lead with empathy and vulnerability, I think that this is something that could resonate with other people.” What started as an idea between two fellow stand-up comedians, Park and Youngmi Mayer, Apple Podcasts’ Spotlight show for May 2022, Feeling Asian, has made its mark amplifying Asian American voices and illuminating all facets of the Asian American diasporic experience.

After meeting at an open mic in New York City, Park and Mayer decided that podcasting was the ideal way to go in-depth about their shared experiences, and to go beyond their comfort zones as comics to speak freely and vulnerably. It’s with that very vulnerability that they’ve been able to build a devoted community of listeners and continue to grow each week. “I remember last May during AAPI [Asian American & Pacific Islander] Heritage Month, the Stop Asian Hate movement got going and I was just inundated with hundreds of DMs from people about all the racist acts that they were living through,” says Mayer. “That's when I really realized that it’s much bigger than just a podcast. It’s like we’re giving back to this community that maybe all they really need is to hear someone that's like-minded.”

With new episodes airing Wednesday, the weekly show focuses on their feelings (as evidenced in its title), but goes beyond the surface with a sense of openness and honesty that makes you feel like you’re in same room laughing (or crying) alongside them with guests, ranging from fellow entertainers to mental health professionals, and even their family members, Youngmi’s mom and Brian’s sister. “We're not claiming ourselves to be experts, we're not claiming ourselves to be journalists,” says Park. “We're comedians by trade. We like to make people laugh and we like to inject levity. And I think it's created this nice flavor to our podcast where we can go really deep with our guests and provide a very comfortable space for them and for ourselves and for everyone listening.”

For Mayer, the loyal and diverse following that Feeling Asian has cultivated gives a glimpse of the potential for what a successful podcast can do. “I don't want to sound too grandiose, but a lot of people really use our podcast as something to help themselves process,” she says. “I just want to grow a community and make people feel less alone.”

    Corner Office Scam (feat. Delia Cai, Vanity Fair)

    Corner Office Scam (feat. Delia Cai, Vanity Fair)

    Did you know there’s such a thing as the Internet whisperer? We have her on the pod this week! Delia Cai is a senior correspondent at Vanity Fair, covering culture and celebrity with a knack for understanding Gen Z trends. We talk to her about NYFW, corporate try-hards, and her forthcoming novel Central Places. We also predict cultural trends with her, so if you see something popping off in the coming months…you heard it here first. Enjoy and follow Delia at @delia_cai on Twitter!

    • 57 Min.
    Metaphor Alert (feat. Frankie Gaw, Food Blogger)

    Metaphor Alert (feat. Frankie Gaw, Food Blogger)

    We hope you’re hungry for this week’s episode! Frankie Gaw is a Taiwanese American cook, writer, and designer whose debut book First Generation comes out in a month! If you don’t know his work yet, please go drool over his food photography at @littlefatboyfrankie before diving into this convo! We talk about his unconventional start in food writing and recipe development, how his Midwest upbringing influences his Taiwanese dishes, and “Asian fusion.” Have fun listening to this one, and hope you pass this along to a fellow food lover. And be sure to follow us at @feelingasianpodcast on Instagram and TikTok!

    • 58 Min.
    Asian-American Studies 201 (feat. Dr. Russell Jeung and Anuradha Vikram)

    Asian-American Studies 201 (feat. Dr. Russell Jeung and Anuradha Vikram)

    Feeling Asian goes back to school this week with Dr. Russell Jeung (Professor at San Francisco State University, Founder of Stop AAPI Hate) and Anuradha Vikram (Curator and Faculty at UCLA, Co-Founder of Stop DiscriminAsian)! We asked each of our guests to come into the episode with an event or timeline in Asian American history that has become misunderstood or revised along the way – something that would surprise many first-year students, to put it simply. We think you’ll walk away from this one with some spicy topics for the next big family reunion lol! Please share this episode and as always, we appreciate your support on Patreon: (patreon.com/FeelingAsian). Happy learning!

    • 1 Std. 14 Min.
    Make Scarlett Johansson Asian Again

    Make Scarlett Johansson Asian Again

    We're back this week Feeling Asian classique style aka just us two! We've had a string of amazing guests and felt it was time to check-in with each other. Give it a listen and leave us a review. And as always, we appreciate your support via Patreon: patreon.com/feelingasian

    • 51 Min.
    Who Gets Fed (feat. Andrew Thomas Huang, Film Director)

    Who Gets Fed (feat. Andrew Thomas Huang, Film Director)

    Andrew Thomas Huang is a visual artist and film director known for his music videos for FKA twigs, Björk, Atoms for Peace, and more. We loooove his video for FKA twigs’ “Cellophane,” which resurfaced last year amid the hype over Lil Nas X’s video for “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name),” much of which was seemingly heavily lifted from Huang’s work. We dive into the comparisons, which leads to a larger discussion on who gets fed vs who makes the decisions in the creative industrial complex. Also – this is the cool part – we talk about finding inspiration in queer folklore and the importance of collaboration. Follow Andrew at @andrewthomashuang and weep while watching “Cellophane”! And as always, we appreciate your support via Patreon: patreon.com/feelingasian

    • 1 Std. 15 Min.
    Cities Are For Fools (feat. Bohan Phoenix, Musical Artist)

    Cities Are For Fools (feat. Bohan Phoenix, Musical Artist)

    A guest so nice, we bring ‘em on twice! Bohan Phoenix is back on the pod with us this week in the afterglow of his debut album release! The last time we spoke was in the thick of COVID-19 (weird vibes!); this time around we talk about feeling more uncertain than ever about your career after dropping a debut album, the expectations versus reality of it all, jewelry mishaps, and more. We also ask Bohan about NFTs because we know they have a rep of sorts, but he’s found a way for them to help his art. Follow Bohan at @bohanphoenix, put ‘City Are For Fools’ into rotation, and enjoy this episode! Don’t forget that we are on Patreon for more bonus content: patreon.com/FeelingAsian

    • 1 Std. 8 Min.

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