Photograph of this week's podcast guest, Royce Akifumi Wilmot

HB Ep. 69: Niche Asian Content Creators

Youngmi talks with TikTok creator Royce Akifumi Wilmot about how he fell into his content niche, and more

This week, Youngmi chats with Royce Akifumi Wilmot (TikTok content creator, @shoshinboy) about their weird theories on content creation, authenticity, why people just watch other people talk while sitting in their cars, and music. Royce creates content on “classic rock” (music that was popular when Youngmi was in high school) and they discuss how he fell into this niche. He also discusses a sad story centered on his family’s personal experience with Japanese internment, and touches on how strange it feels to live in California, among forgotten historical landmarks of that era.

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.