Photograph of this week's podcast guest, John deBary

HB Ep. 78: Total Recall (Autistic Edition)

Youngmi speaks with mixologist John deBary about being diagnosed with autism as an adult

This week, Youngmi speaks with her close friend, renowned mixologist and cocktail book author, John deBary. John discusses being diagnosed with autism less than a month ago at the age of 41. He dives into a unique experience among people who receive diagnoses as adults: combing through huge events throughout their childhood and early lives and realizing how monumental the impact of their neurodivergence was in the formation of their identities. John discusses two of the most memorable events in his childhood and how they were the direct result of him having autism and his parents failing to realize 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.