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149 minutes | Mar 19, 2019
#27 A Whole New World w/ Jessica Lewis
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.
93 minutes | Nov 5, 2018
NIck America #26 Jaime Wong Of Raggedy Threads
Jamie Wong, owner and curator of Raggedy Threads, a successful vintage clothing boutique with locations in Los Angeles and New York sits down to talk to me about growing up Chinese American in San Gabriel and Rancho Cucomonga. We discuss childhood, the teen years and how she first discovered a love for collecting and selling vintage and fell into a career thanks to some very nice local business owners and some not so nice men in corporate America. After the episode, find Jaime and Raggedy Threads online here: IG: @RaggedyThreads Website: raggedythreads.com Subscribe, rate and review Nick America on iTunes. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/nick-america/id1227550333?mt=2
100 minutes | Aug 25, 2018
Nick America #25 Mack Lindsay
Mack Lindsay joins me today to talk about his life growing up in Texas and how from the beginning he never ft in. Adolescent troubles led to some jail time and then a revelation that he needed to start doing comedy. Fast forward a coupe decades and now Mack starts school at Columbia University. There's a lot of living in this episode done by a smart, passionate funny dude who has always done things his way. Follow Mack on Instagram: @mackfonehome. Subscribe, rate and review Nick America on iTunes. Thank you and I love you.
85 minutes | Aug 14, 2018
Nick America #24 Wendi Starling Pt. 2: Sugar Daddies
Part 2 is here! Wendi and I get into the new world she unexpectedly found herself in: sex work. And it's not the kind you're thinking of so take off those judgment caps (if that's a thing) and check this episode out with an open mind. Let Wendi know what you think by following her on social media: Twitter: @wendistarling IG: @wendibird82 Don't forget to subscribe, rate and review this podcast on iTunes.
109 minutes | Aug 7, 2018
Nick America #23 Wendi Starling Pt. 1
Wendi Starling is a good friend and hands down one of the funniest people I know. We make each other laugh so much and this episode is full of ridiculous tangents that spin off of very serious topics. Our comedic chemistry is so in tune we can talk about really dark shit and joke about it moments later. This is a two parter because we didn't even scratch the surface of what we were meaning to get to, which will be in part two next week. Follow Wendi here and tell her what you thought of the episode: Twitter: @wendistarling IG: @wendibird82
70 minutes | Aug 2, 2018
Nick America #22 I'm On Vacation
Solo episode recorded in New York City where I'll be performing from August 2nd - 19th. Come see a show, and if you haven't subscribed to this show, please do so now and share it on your socials. Spread. The. Word.
75 minutes | Jul 25, 2018
Nick America #21 Jade Catta-Preta
Jade Catta-Preta is a talented comedian/actress who is originally form Brazil. Jade immigrated to America as a kid and lived in one of the Carolinas or Virginia I forget which one but she doesn't it's in the episode. Like most artists, Jade is on a journey of discovery. This year she has re-connected with her Brazilian roots and went to SOuth America to do comedy in her native language. WE talk about the difficulty of playing to foreign audiences in a language you had to re-learn and what all this is teaching her about who and what is truly important in life. Subscribe to Nick America and rate and review the podcast on iTunes.
68 minutes | Nov 2, 2017
Nick America #20 Live from The All Things Comedy Festival w/ @arishaffir and @theteeb
Live from the 1st annual All Things Comedy festival in Phoenix, AZ. I sit down with Ari Shaffir and Jayson Thibault and talk about the festival and childhood stories and much more. Follow Ari: @arishaffir and Jayson: @theteeb and listen to Skeptic Tank and Punch Drunk Sports also on The All Things Comedy network. **SUBSCRIBE TO NICK AMERICA ON ITUNES** Follow me on Twitter and Instagram: @nickyoussef nickyoussef.com for more info and tour dates.
40 minutes | Sep 21, 2017
Nick America #19: Political Artists, Lazy Protesting, New National, Grizzly Bear Albums + more
I talk about how annoying it is when celebrities appear on CNN to solve the world’s problems and how much more annoying it is when people tell artists to stick to their job. Maybe there’s a time and place is for all of that and maybe you're a lazy protester. Plus, new music by a bunch of bands I love: The National, Grizzly Bear and more.
54 minutes | Sep 12, 2017
Nick America #18: Never Forget, Wear White, You're Not An Expert
I talk about the 16th anniversary of 9/11 and things I remember from 2001, how you should wear all the white after Labor Day you want, checking off items on your hard to find list, how insane it drives me when people mistake their feelings for knowledge and more. Subscribe, rate and review Nick America on iTunes. Follow Me Online: nickyoussef.com Twitter: @nickyoussef @nickamericapod Instagram: @nickyoussef Facebook: @nickyoussefcomedy Snapchat: nickyoussef
52 minutes | Aug 29, 2017
Nick America #17: No Rules Left, Get Your Own Life and the new T-Swift, QOTSA & War On Drugs
I talk about how the Mayweather/McGregor fight was an important reminder there are still rules in a world that feels like it doesn't have any left. I wonder if Taylor Swift can pull off a reinvention and we listen to some the new Queens of the Stone Age and War on Drugs albums. Subscribe to Nick America on iTunes and rate and review the podcast. See you next week!
53 minutes | Aug 15, 2017
Nick America #16: Supremely Stupid, Metal Song Titles and No on Nazis
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 on the new Harry Styles album. REMEMBER: Subscribe to Nick America on iTunes and rate and review the podcast.
54 minutes | Aug 8, 2017
Nick America #15: Yeezy's Suck, Style vs Trend, The Arcade Fire
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 in the long run. ALSO: New pins an stickers are now available! REMEMBER: Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on iTunes. These things help.
39 minutes | Jul 25, 2017
Nick America #14: Unplug, Wander, Meditate
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 go eat. I decide to pull further back from social media and see how it impacts my mindset, creativity and overall stress and anxiety levels. I sign up for a meditation class. What else can I try? We'll see how these go first and plan rom there. Remember to subscribe, rate and review the podcast on iTunes. Thanks you and see you next week!
105 minutes | Jul 18, 2017
Nick America #13: Joe Dosch
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 until his mid-twenties partly due to his environment and not exactly being sure what was going on in his mind. He shares what exactly that means with me and it we talk about how it has led him to a much happier life here in Los Angeles where he is living his dreams as a working comedian. Follow Joe on Twitter: @joedosch and check him out in Los Angeles at The Comedy Store where he just became a paid regular. Subscribe to Nick America on iTunes and rate and review the podcast. Every bit helps!
46 minutes | Jul 11, 2017
Nick America #12
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 the show. Also: new podcast merch coming soon! Thanks again guys!
101 minutes | Jun 27, 2017
Nick America #11: Samhita Mukhopadhyay
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 more. Find out more about Samhita by visting her website: http://www.samhitamukhopadhyay.com and follwing her on Twitter: @TheSamhita Don't forget to subscribe, rate and review Nick America on iTunes. See you next week!
83 minutes | Jun 20, 2017
Nick America #10: Hasan Minhaj
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 matter. We talk about the shared feeling of feeling like mutants and what us and can be done as far as representing minorities more accurately in entertainment. All that and more. Watch Hasan weeknights on The Daily Show and make sure to stream his special Homecoming King on Netflix. Follow Hasan on Twitter at: @hasanminhaj and tell him what you thought of this episode. Subscribe, rate and review Nick America on iTunes now.
99 minutes | Jun 12, 2017
Nick America #9: Steve Byrne
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. Watch Steve's brand new Showtime special 'Tell the Damn Joke' out now and follow him on social media @stevebyrnelive. Check out tour dates and more info at: stevebyrnelive.com Subscribe, rate ad review Nick America on iTunes today.
104 minutes | Jun 6, 2017
Nick America #8: Helder Guimaraes
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 to his art and how traveling and seeing the world has informed his view of people and life. I learned a new word in Portugese: 'saudade' and it introduced me to the 'fado' genre of music that is based mostly on its meaning. All that and more. Visit thisishelder.com and check out Helder's work and make sure to see him live the next chance you get. Subscribe, rate and review Nick America on iTunes. Thanks and see you next week!
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