Portrait of this week's podcast guest, Lana Siebel

HB Ep. 68: World Peace And Running Away

This week, standup comedian Lana Siebel joins Youngmi for a chat on the weird ways we band together based on religion, race, and other abstract factors

This week, Youngmi talks to Lana Siebel (standup comedian). Lana discusses her childhood as a Ukrainian Jewish refugee. She talks about how her past shaped her into someone who has an immense desire for peace but at the same time someone who is riddled with unrelenting fear. Lana and Youngmi also discuss how strange it is for large groups of people to be grouped together in abstract “teams” based on their religion or race, when other factors of relating to each other seem way more important.

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.