36 episodes

Welcome to Feeling Asian! A podcast where two Asians talk about their feelings. After a lifetime of holding in their emotions (shoutout to Korean moms!), comedians Youngmi Mayer and Brian Park are ready to let them all out. Each week, Youngmi and Brian dive into topics that range from sex/dating to umm...not sex/dating stuff, and invite their interesting friends along the way. Who knew catharsis could look so Asian? New episodes out every Wednesday!

Follow us on IG @itsbrianpark and @ymmayer and @feelingasianpodcast. Also, submit your questions to our advice column at feelingasianpodcast@gmail.com!

Feeling Asian Youngmi Mayer & Brian Park

    • Society & Culture

Welcome to Feeling Asian! A podcast where two Asians talk about their feelings. After a lifetime of holding in their emotions (shoutout to Korean moms!), comedians Youngmi Mayer and Brian Park are ready to let them all out. Each week, Youngmi and Brian dive into topics that range from sex/dating to umm...not sex/dating stuff, and invite their interesting friends along the way. Who knew catharsis could look so Asian? New episodes out every Wednesday!

Follow us on IG @itsbrianpark and @ymmayer and @feelingasianpodcast. Also, submit your questions to our advice column at feelingasianpodcast@gmail.com!

    Yellow Peril Supports Black Power

    Yellow Peril Supports Black Power

    This is a call to action to our listeners. Now is not the time to stay silent. On this week's episode, we discuss the prevalence of anti-Blackness in Asian communities and the history of Asian-America's upward social mobility and its benefit to White power structures. Educate yourself, confront your privilege, engage with your peers, donate and go vote. Please follow our Instagram @feelingasianpodcast for resources on ways you can help! 

    • 48 min
    I Got Covid-19 And Can't Listen To Cuomo's Voice Anymore (Feat. Bryan Yang, Comedian)

    I Got Covid-19 And Can't Listen To Cuomo's Voice Anymore (Feat. Bryan Yang, Comedian)

    This week on Feeling Asian we have comedian and writer Bryan Yang (NBC)! Bryan describes the harrowing experience of nearly dying from Covid-19 and what he's learned from it. We also discuss the silver lining this pandemic has had on Asian-American entertainers. Please subscribe and leave us a review on iTunes! Also, follow us at @feelingasianpodast! 

    • 54 min
    Racist Because He’s Asian, Proud Because He’s White (Feat. Noah Cho, Writer)

    Racist Because He’s Asian, Proud Because He’s White (Feat. Noah Cho, Writer)

    This week on Feeling Asian we have food writer Noah Cho (Catapult, The Atlantic)! You may know him from his widely-circulated article defending the sanctity of cheese ramen. We discuss “authenticity” in Asian cuisine, teaching in the time of Corona and the longing to be more Asian as a biracial person. Brian reminisces about old exes and Youngmi talks about her decision to dye her hair blue. Please rate and review us on iTunes!

    • 1 hr 2 min
    The Thing About Al*son R*man And As*an M*ms

    The Thing About Al*son R*man And As*an M*ms

    This week on Feeling Asian we talk about our feelings surrounding Mother's Day and what it's like having immigrant mothers whose lives were way more difficult than ours. We also address the Alison Roman controversy and the complexity of passive racism in liberal America. Leave us a review on iTunes and please follow us @feelingasianpodcast! 

    • 54 min
    We Can Always Control Our Reactions

    We Can Always Control Our Reactions

    Another chaotic week in quarantine filled with breakthroughs and insights! Brian talks about the fear of an unknown future and how it's making him question his non-traditional career path. Youngmi discusses how in times of stress she fixates on her mistakes in an attempt to feel like she's in control. Also please rate and review our podcast on iTunes and stay safe out there!

    • 54 min
    Hold The Hot Potato Of Accountability

    Hold The Hot Potato Of Accountability

    Now that we're deep into quarantine, it has us feeling a certain type of way. This week on Feeling Asian we reflect on our regrettable actions and deliberate what it means to be a "good person". Thanks for listening and please rate and review us on iTunes! 

    • 52 min

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