#36 Things Korean Dads Say by Robert Woo

Hawaii is a breezy getaway. But for comedy writer Robert Woo (“The Kelly Clarkson Show”), he surfed the waves of the immigrant experience, childhood angst, and a Korean dad that would say the darndest things.

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#9: Key Lime Pie by Jin Yoo-Kim

Producer/Director Jin Yoo-Kim has never told anyone this story, even her husband, and it involves a Key Lime Pie, America, and personal connections.  

“Full disclosure, Jin is married to me.  I know I’m biased, but who cares, Jin can light up a room and hold court at a dinner party or any social gathering, really.  She is a fantastic storyteller, who is always able to catch someone’s attention through her words and expressions.  And I thought I’ve heard every story she’s ever told, so to hear one that she’s never told before, at my request, was a fun experience.  And it’s true, I never heard her Key Lime pie story before this episode, and it wasn’t what I was expecting.  It touched on America, life as an immigrant, and personal connections.  It was definitely more than a foodie story.” 

(Jin’s handles: Instagram @jykfilms, www.jinyookim.com)

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#4: Fifth Grade Activism by Carlos Collard

Public servant, International Host, and Foster Youth advocate Carlos Collard pinpoints the trajectory of his professional career to one incident in fifth grade involving his mother and a textbook.  

“I’ve known Carlos for a long time, and I sort of forget that he is a foster youth.  We only talk about pro wrestling.  Foster youth is a topic Carlos didn’t start talking about until the last few years, so there’s a lot of stories related to his youth that I’ve never heard before, especially this one.  And on top of that, Carlos hasn’t revealed this particular foster youth story until now.  It’s a story that certainly shatters some myths about foster youth, while also allowing us to understand how this specific experience of a fifth grade book protest was a turning point in his life.” 

(Carlos’s handles: Instagram @los_collard, Facebook @carlos.collard.1)

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