Not Your Average

Not Your Average

koreanamericanstory.org/not-your-average-podcast
Not Your Average, produced by KoreanAmericanStory.org, is a series hosted by Julie Young where she has a conversation with Korean Americans with unique career paths and backgrounds. New episodes will be posted every 2 weeks on THURS at 7AM EST.


Mikey Fresh | Not Your Average Ep. 11
Oct 24, 2019 • 56 min
Listen to the full version of the #NotYourAverage interview with Mikey Fresh! This will be our season finale of the #NYAPodcast series for this year. Mikey Fresh is the Senior Artist Relations Manager at Genius, a digital media company known for providing…
Covry | Not Your Average Ep. 10
Oct 17, 2019 • 34 min
Friends since high school, Athina Wang and Florence Shin created Covry together - an eyewear company with glasses designed specifically with Asian facial structures in mind. Their glasses all feature “Elevated Fit®” - a style that complements low nose…
HJ Lee | Not Your Average Ep. 9
Oct 10, 2019 • 44 min
Get to know KoreanAmericanStory.org’s Executive Director and Founder, HJ Lee, in this full version of his Not Your Average interview! HJ was born in Korea and came to America at 11 years old with his family in 1973 where he grew up in Jamaica, Queens.…
Doug Kim | Not Your Average Ep. 8
Sep 26, 2019 • 48 min
On this week’s #NYAPodcast we revisit Julie Young’s interview with Doug Kim - former World Series poker player now turned actor - also joined by co-host Noah Oh. Doug Kim majored in economics, mostly in order to avoid becoming a doctor, but spent a lot of…
Amerie | Not Your Average Ep. 7
Sep 13, 2019 • 36 min
For this week, we revisit Julie Young’s interview with Amerie, Grammy nominee and singer of hit song “1 Thing” which peaked at #8 on Billboard Hot 100. In this episode, Amerie shares about what her future plans were, how she was able to break into the…
Ellie Lee | Not Your Average Ep. 6
Aug 29, 2019 • 36 min
For this week, we revisit Julie Young’s interview with TV host and actress Ellie Lee as she takes Julie through the ups and downs of her journey as a woman of color in the media industry. Ellie, now the digital host for iHeartRadio, opens about the…
Heesun Lee | Not Your Average Ep. 5
Aug 15, 2019 • 39 min
For this week’s #NYAThrowback, we revisit Julie Young’s interview with Heesun Lee, musician and rapper. Heesun was born in Seoul, South Korea in 1983, and was adopted by a Chinese American family. You may have heard her rap on the Korean TV program Show…
Donnie Kwak | Not Your Average Ep. 4
Aug 1, 2019 • 43 min
For this week’s #NYAThrowback, we revisit Julie Young’s interview with Donnie Kwak, the East Coast Bureau Chief at The Ringer, a sports, pop culture, and tech website. Donnie discusses growing up in Glenmont, Maryland with immigrant parents — his mom an…
Danny Chung | Not Your Average Ep. 3
Jul 18, 2019 • 25 min
For this week’s #NYAThrowback, we revisit Julie Young’s heartfelt and honest conversation with Danny Chung as they talk about the American dream, the complicated notion of family, and what it means to be a Korean American. He shares, “When you’re a…
Far East Movement | Not Your Average Ep. 2
Jul 4, 2019 • 42 min
For this week’s #NYAThrowback, we revisit the time Julie Young sat down with 66% of Far East Movement, known for being the first Asian American group to produce a number one hit single that topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart - the unforgettable “Like a…
Marcus Hahm | Not Your Average Ep. 1
Jun 19, 2019 • 37 min
Marcus Hahm, also known as Avec Plaisir, is an award-winning sound designer, mixer, and music producer who’s worked with national brands and major labels doing commercial work, songwriting and music supervising. In this week’s #NotYourAverage, Marcus…