Photo of this week's podcast guest, Jared Goldstein.

HB Ep. 75: Diary of a Gay Kid

Youngmi talks with actor and comedian Jared Goldstein about the struggle to be cool—personally and professionally

This week, Youngmi talks with Jared Goldstein (actor, comedian) about struggling to be one of the “cool kids” in high school. Jared points out that contrary to the popular trope of bullies ending up working in gas stations while the kids they bullied become successful, real-life mean kids are usually rich and subsequently do very well as adults. Jared also talks about how 99 percent of his profession is dealing with rejection and how he’s learned to deal with that.

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.