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 firstname.lastname@example.org!
We Got Covid
This week it’s just the two of us. Unfortunately, we both contracted covid. Youngmi discusses the immense guilt of giving a friend covid and how it’s tied to her insecurity of not feeling like enough. Brian recounts the physical and emotional toll the virus had on him. Thankfully, we are both ok now! Please get vaccinated and continue to wear your masks to stop the spread. Follow us on Instagram and TikTok at @feelingasianpodcast. Like, subscribe and support us on Patreon :)
I Used To Date Anyone Who Wanted Me, Now I Date Anyone I Want (Feat. Dylan McKeever, Comedian)
Dylan McKeever (@deemakes) joins Feeling Asian this week to discuss the real life experiences behind her viral comedy videos. Dylan discusses what it's like being a fourth-generation Chinese American, whose extremely Californian family barely fits many Asian immigrant stereotypes. She also discusses the nuances of being mixed race and how her family's cultural backgrounds shaped their reactions to her coming out as trans. Please like, subscribe and support our Patreon :)
Hope You Get Rich! Sincerely, Rat And Horse
Happy Lunar New Year! Year of the Ox, baby! Youngmi recounts a frustrating experience of when she had to suppress her emotions in the face of racism. Brian talks about the rise of anti-Asian hate crimes. We also discuss Chinese zodiac signs and Lunar New Year traditions. If you or someone you know experiences an anti-Asian attack, report it at stopaapihate.org. If you enjoy our podcast please like, subscribe and donate to our Patreon!
After 9/11 My Life Was Never The Same (Feat. Joseph Azam, Lawyer and Co-Founder of Afghan Americans for Biden/Harris)
Joseph Azam is a lawyer who specializes in anti-corruption and ethics investigation, and one of the co-founders of Afghan Americans for Biden/Harris. Joseph details his experiences of Islamophobia in a post-9/11 America, the pressures poc’s face to play nice in corporate America and the exclusion of Central Asians from the Asian cultural dialogue. Joseph is also a refugee and shared his experiences in The Displaced, edited by Viet Thanh Nguyen, with proceeds to support the International Rescue Committee.
Once Upon A Time In A Pizza Shop In Argentina (Feat. Jin Yoo-Kim, Filmmaker)
Jin Yoo-Kim is a filmmaker and screenwriter who grew up in Bolivia. So cool! The Asian diaspora is far-reaching and, as a result, the stories of our ancestors can get lost or forgotten. Jin shares the story of how her family ended up in South America and how her unique upbringing has informed her work. Follow her on Instagram at @jykfilms. Like, subscribe and please consider donating to our Patreon!
Normalize Being Single In Your Thirties (Feat. Julia Shiplett, Comedian)
Julia Shiplett is a talented comedian and writer who was recently named one of Comedy Central’s Up Next comedians and a TBS Comic To Watch. Julia joins us for this dating-centric episode! We discuss the internal and external challenges of dating in these times, the pressures that come with dating in your thirties, and what we want going forward. Follow Julia on socials at @juliashiplett! Also check out her hand-made jewelry on instagram at @earlyretirement.nyc. Like, subscribe and donate to our Patreon!
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Funny and heartfelt
If you want a podcast that makes you laugh, feel less alone in the world, or learn how to identify and better express your feelings, THIS IS IT.
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