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HB Ep. 66: Jesus Was Korean

Youngmi talks to comedian Mic Nguyen about current events, Christianity, and culture

Mic Nguyen

Chris Buck

This week, Youngmi talks to Mic Nguyen (comedian, host of Asian, Not Asian podcast) about navigating recent events as standup comedians. Youngmi talks about her theory on why Koreans took to Christianity so well and compares Jesus’s behavior to all the Korean guys she knows. Mic talks about being a new dad and the fascinating, much neglected topic of Asian son-dad relationships. Youngmi and Mic also touch on the fact that they both come from cultures deeply damaged by war, genocide, and trauma, and how those wounds that happened before they were even born show up in their behavior to this day.

Hosted by Youngmi Mayer

Youngmi Mayer is a standup comedian and single mom based in New York City. She explores topics of Asian identity, biracial identity, feminism and growing up poor in her work.