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HB Ep. 77: Margaret Cho is mother

Youngmi and comedian Kate Moran talk adoption, imaginary mothers, and the indelible Ms. Cho

This week, Youngmi talks to Kate Moran (producer of Asian Comedy Fest, comedian, host of The Witchcast podcast) about her story as a Korean adoptee who succeeded in finding her birth mother. She notes how rare her experience was and discusses the strange feeling of grieving the loss of an imaginary “fairy mother” when meeting her biological mother who was, in fact, a human being with flaws. Kate reflects on how strange it was for her to search for a perfect mother all her life, only to realize no one really has one. But we all have Margaret Cho to look up to.

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.