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#27 A Whole New World w/ Jessica Lewis

2 months ago

I ran onto my friend Jessica Lewis at Maru Coffee in Los Feliz. I asked her what book she was reading and she said Gender Trouble," followed by a story about her very recent spiritual and sexual awakening. I stopped her mid story and said come on my podcast and tell me all about it. Not only is Jessica's story compelling, she exudes a cheerfulness, positivity and most importantly open mindedness that is seriously lacking in today's cultural and political landscape. This episode is along one, but worth it. It follows Jessica through her religious upbringing in the south and southwest US, years of home schooling, music school in Atlanta and the move to Los Angeles to pursue music all while struggling with questions about her sexual orientation that go against everything she has ben taught to believe her entire life. And don't worry, there is a very happy ending. Subscribe, rate and review Nick America on iTunes or listen wherever podcasts are found. Follow Jessica on Instagram: @jessicalewis.drums and let her know what you thought of the episode.

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Nick America #16: Supremely Stupid, Metal Song Titles and No on Nazis

8/15/2017

I jump around a lot here and wonder how many collabs is too many collabs (Supreme I'm talking about you), a little serious Nazi talk, athleisure is pointless fad, and metal song titles are so insane and hilarious and how accepting I'm not a music aficionado anymore :(. Also: thoughts...
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Nick America #15: Yeezy's Suck, Style vs Trend, The Arcade Fire

8/8/2017

Solo episode. I explain why Yeezy's are awful, awful shoes (and where to get better ones). I talk about the difference between stylish and trendy. I also get into the new Arcade Fire and why bands that take risks and venture out into the unknown and challenge you are better...
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Nick America #14: Unplug, Wander, Meditate

7/25/2017

Solo episode! Driving back from a gig in Arizona has given me time to more closely examine the importance of solo time and letting your thoughts wander uninterrupted. I try walking with no headphones for the first time in a while. I leave my phone and watch behind when I...
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Nick America #13: Joe Dosch

7/18/2017

Joe Dosch is a great guy and a funny comedian. Joe is also a gay white male who grew up in a small town in South Dakota where his high school graduating class was 62 people. Needless to say his experience is unique. Joe didn't come out of the closet...
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Nick America #12

7/11/2017

This is a solo episode. I discuss some issues I've been dealing with recently and my whole life: depression, anxiety, how to manage expectations form yourself and family and more. Also, dogs! Hope you enjoy. Remember to rate, review the show on iTunes. These things help get awareness out about...
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Nick America #11: Samhita Mukhopadhyay

6/27/2017

Samhita Mukhopadhyay s an accomplished writer, author, editor and activist who is from and currently lives in NYC. I went to her normal sized New York apartment and had a fun conversation on al things feminism, dating in the modern world, growing up ethnic in New York and so much...
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Nick America #10: Hasan Minhaj

6/20/2017

I went to dAily Show studios in NYC and sat down with my friend and senior corespondent, Hasan Minhaj. Hasan just released an amazing new Netflix special called Homecoming King. We discussed what kind of upbringing led to the making of a special with such personal and sometimes heavy subject...
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Nick America #9: Steve Byrne

6/13/2017

My good friend and hilarious comedian Steve Byrne and I hung out at his place last week and talked about growing up Korean-Irish on the east coast and how those hard fought lessons at home and in school made him the man, husband, father, comedian and American he is today...
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Nick America #8: Helder Guimaraes

6/6/2017

Helder Guimaraes is an award winning magician and a really interesting well traveled guy. He hails from Portugal but has lived and worked all over the world doing his unique and amazing work. Helder and I sat down in a park in Studio City, CA to talk about his approach...
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Nick America #7: Bobby Lee

5/30/2017

I went over to Bobby Lee's house the other day and we sat down and talked about Korean American families, the stereotypes and how he and his family have shattered just about all of them. Conversations like this are great because if you've ever felt like an outsider you know...
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