Episodes
In the season two finale of The Margaret Cho Mortal Minority, Margaret and comedian Sherry Cola discuss the unsolved 2017 murder of a Chinese-American teenager that has recently been reclassified as a hate crime. Also, the anti-Chinese laws in the Bay Area town Antioch that led to the destruction of its Chinatown in 1876. We are highlighting the Oakland Chinatown Chamber Foundation who is raising funds to helpthe 71-year-old man who was brutally attacked on May 19th. Donate here:...
Published 06/17/21
Margaret and comedian Phil Yu discuss the 1880 Denver Riot and the recent San Leandro beating of an 80-year-old Asian man. This week, we are highlighting the San Leandro nonprofit Community Impact Lab. Founded by Xouhoa Bowen, Community Impact Lab envisions a world where women and their abilities are valued, where work and life can be integrated, and where families act as a force for positive social change.  They organized a StoptheHate Rally in response to the San Leandro attack. To get...
Published 06/10/21
This week, Margaret and photographer and judge of Asia’s Next Top Model Yu Tsai, discuss the recent Indianapolis FedEx shooting that took the lives of nine people, including four members of the Sikh community. Also, the 2007 Virginia Tech Shooting. This week we are highlighting the GoFundMe page for the Indianapolis survivors fund. https://www.gofundme.com/f/indianapolis-april-15th-survivors-fund?utm_campaign=p_cp_url&utm_medium=os&utm_source=customer The Margaret Cho is an Earios...
Published 06/03/21
Margaret and Comedian Irene Tu discuss the life and controversial death of Haing Ngor, a survivor of Khmer Rouge and the first and only Asian actor to win an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.  We are highlighting the GoFundMe page for Chui Fong Eng. The Margaret Cho is an Earios production. Theme music by Margaret Cho and Wade Ryan. Produced by Amanda Lund. Edited by Molly Hawkey. Call the Earios hotline: 626-604-6262.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 05/27/21
This week, Margaret is joined by comedian and writer on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Karen Chee, to discuss the 1887 Hells Canyon Massacre where 35 Chinese gold miners were ambushed and murdered. Also, they talk about the London Livestreamer who stopped a knife attack against a Singaporean student. This episode highlights Stop AAPI Hate. This is an organization that is working to track and analyze this uptick in Asian hate crimes by creating a database. To report a hate crime, go to...
Published 05/20/21
This week Margaret talks with comedian Atsuko Okatsuka about the murder of JOHN CHAU, the 26 year old missionary who was killed when he tried to convert a remote Sentinelese tribe in 2018 and the recent attack on a Brooklyn Chef and her cat. The GOFUNDME for Ponzu the cat has been fulfilled but consider donating to a local animal shelter in Ponzu's honor. The Margaret Cho is an Earios production. Theme music by Margaret Cho and Wade Ryan. Produced by Amanda Lund. Edited by Molly...
Published 05/13/21
This week, Margaret and comedian Robin Tran discuss the bizarre 2005 murders of a Little Saigon psychic and her daughter -- known as the Fortune Teller Murders. Also, Margaret shares a psychic prediction that actually came true, a deep-dive on Pho, and Feng-Shui. This week we are highlighting Cali Kye Cab, which is a Bay Area service covering cab rides up to forty dollars for AAPI people who feel unsafe taking public transportation. Follow them on instagram @calikyecab. You can also donate...
Published 05/06/21
This week, Margaret talks with podcaster/author Kristen Meinzer about Andrew Suh, a 19 year old college student who killed his sister's fiancé at her behest in 1993. Also, they talk about Meghan Markle and the invisible elements of biracial identity, how Margaret is thrilled to have moved into 'Ajumma' territory, and why forgiveness is overrated. This week Margaret highlights HEART OF DINNER. Volunteer or donate at Heartofdinner.org. The Margaret Cho is an Earios production. Theme music by...
Published 04/29/21
Margaret talks with comedian Jenny Yang about the Rock Springs Massacre of 1885 that left 28 Chinese people dead. Tensions between white coal miners and Chinese workers reached a boiling point. White workers perceived that the Chinese workers were taking their jobs (willing to work for lower wages) and led a riot and subsequent massacre that touched off a wave of anti-Chinese violence. Also, they discuss the San Francisco man threatening Asian women at a bakery, Asian ghost stories and...
Published 04/22/21
This week, Margaret talks with author R.O. Kwon (The Incendiaries) about the infamous liquor store shooting of 15 year old Latasha Harlins by Soon Ja Du that along with the beating of Rodney King, set off the LA Riots. Also, the trope of Black-Asian conflict and the Darrin Chauvin trial. Today we are highlighting the GoFundMe for Vilma Kari. https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-and-support-we-are-with-you-vilma-kari The Margaret Cho is an Earios production. Theme music by Margaret Cho and Wade...
Published 04/15/21
Margaret talks with comedian/podcaster Andrew Ti (Yo is This Racist?) to discuss how the Model Minority myth seeds resentment against Asians. They talk about the Detroit murder of Chinese-American Vincent Chin by two unemployed autoworkers and the recent attack on Pak Ho, a 75 year old Asian man who was assaulted in Oakland and later died of his injuries. Also, Aspirational whiteness and a call for more Asian civil rights leaders! Support Compassion in Oakland! They are providing chaperones...
Published 04/08/21
Margaret talks with comedian Helen Hong about the worst lynching in American History: the Chinese Massacre of 1871. They also discuss the misplaced rage that Asian Americans are facing and how the Atlanta Spa Shootings were the culmination of a year of racist dog whistling. Helen recounts a personal story about her own father being targeted for his race at a grocery store.  Donate to the verified GoFundMe pages to support the survivors and victim's families of the Atlanta shootings. The...
Published 04/01/21
With anti Asian hate crimes at record numbers, this season of THE MARGARET CHO - MORTAL MINORITY, we’re examining the HISTORICAL CRIMES that laid the GROUNDWORK for this recent onslaught of VIOLENCE. The 1871 Chinatown Massacre, The Fortune Teller Murders, the 2007 Virginia Tech Massacre. Margaret talks with Asian comedians, authors, journalists, podcasters as well as the organizations and people working to stop Asian hate. Subscribe to THE MARGARET CHO MORTAL MINORITY - wherever you listen...
Published 03/25/21
This week, Margaret talks to lead singer of the Go-Go’s Belinda Carlisle about her iconic style, transformation into her solo career, her memoir Lips Unsealed, sobriety, and her animal rights foundation. Then she speaks to James Duke Mason, Belinda’s son, about his political career and how he became interested in activism. Get Belinda's memoir HERE Belinda's foundation: https://www.animalpeoplealliance.net Follow James on Twitter @JamesDukeMason The Margaret Cho is an Earios...
Published 10/13/20
This week, Margaret talks with Luke Barnett, Vincect Masicale and Tanner Thomason. They are behind the new indie comedy, Faith Based (that Margaret is in!). Check out Faith Based October 9th on VOD! Watch the Faith Based trailer HERE The Margaret Cho is an Earios production. Theme music by Garrison Starr Contact Margaret at [email protected] Edited by Melissa Stetten   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 10/06/20
This week, Margaret Cho talks with comedian, writer, and actress Naomi Ekperigin about quarantine, missing stand-up comedy, and the caucasian awakening. Listen to Naomi's podcast Couples Therapy: HERE Follow Naomi on Twitter: @Blacktress The Margaret Cho is an Earios production. Theme music by Garrison Starr Contact Margaret at [email protected] Edited by Melissa Stetten   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 09/22/20
This week, Margaret Cho talks with comedian Ron Funches about keeping busy and feeling creatively fulfilled during quarantine. Then, she speaks with Chosen Family podcast hosts Thomas Leblanc & Tranna Wintour about celebrating Pride, protests, and being funny during dark times. Follow Ron Funches on Twitter @RonFunches Listen to Chosen Family: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/chosen-family/id1462309954 The Margaret Cho is an Earios production. Theme music by Garrison...
Published 09/15/20
This week, Margaret Cho talks with KarenLee and Cam Poter, hosts of the podcast Sex Talk with my Mom. They discuss exploring your own sexuality, being fearless, and the many characteristics of gender and masculinity.  Listen to Sex Talk with my Mom HERE Follow @KarenLeePoter on Instagram Follow @CamPoter on Instagram The Margaret Cho is an Earios production. Theme music by Garrison Starr. Contact Margaret at [email protected] Edited by Melissa Stetten.   See acast.com/privacy for...
Published 09/08/20
This week, Margaret talks with Schitt’s Creek actress Emily Hampshire about expectations in the entertainment industry, and intimacy during quarantine. Then, she speaks with musician Allyson Baker about their band Dirty Ghosts, writing music, and when it’s okay to wear a leather jumpsuit. Follow Emily on Twitter @EmilyHampshire Dirty Ghosts: https://www.dirtyghosts.com Dirty Ghosts on Twitter: @DirtyGhosts The Margaret Cho is an Earios production. Theme music by Garrison Starr. Contact...
Published 09/01/20
This week, Margaret talks with author and actress Elyse Cizek about the personal reckoning she went through about her racial identity and how it impacted her writing on the latest spate of police violence against black people in the USA.  To read Elyse’s writing, including articles mentioned in this podcast, visit her Medium page: https://medium.com/@elysecizek You can also follow Elyse on instagram @elyse_just_elyse The Margaret Cho is an Earios production. Theme music by Garrison...
Published 08/25/20
This week, Margaret talks with comedians and hosts of the podcast Basic Witches, Leah Knauer and Rachel Laforest. They take a deep dive into the news of the day and ask the pressing question if it’s possible to take down Donald Trump with a sex strike.  To learn more about Leah and Rachel, listen to their podcast Basic Witches.  The Margaret Cho is an Earios production. Theme music by Garrison Starr. Contact Margaret at [email protected] Edited by Tracy Levy.   See acast.com/privacy for...
Published 08/18/20
This week, Margaret talks with motivational speaker and author Rebekah Gregory about surviving the Boston Marathon bombing and the inspiration behind her message of “pain to purpose”. Also in this episode: - Rebekah explains her motivation for starting her charity Rebekah’s Angles (https://www.rebekahsangels.org/) - Margaret talks about going to therapy with her parents in her 30’s To learn more about Rebekah, listen to her podcast Pain to Purpose. The Margaret Cho is an Earios...
Published 08/11/20
This week, Margaret talks with host of the podcast Shut Up Evan, Evan Ross Katz about his and Margaret’s future kiki. Then, she speaks with comedian and writer Bruce Daniels about his experience of race in America, as well as old memories of them hanging out together back in the day. Also in this episode: - Bruce and Margaret break down the disconnect between what you are taught about history in school vs. the actual truth.  - Evan and Margaret agree that there’s just something queer...
Published 08/04/20
This week, Margaret talks with TV personality Kelly Osbourne about her involvement in the Black Lives Matter protest movement and how she’s passing the time in quarantine. Also in this episode: - Kelly’s and Margaret’s pups demand attention throughout the conversation, so of course, they get introduced to one another via Zoom - Kelly talks about experiencing an OCD flare up during this pandemic  To learn more about Kelly, follow her on Twitter and Instagram @kellyosbourne. The Margaret...
Published 07/28/20
This week, Margaret talks with comedian Gina Brillon about being a female stand up and why they continue to be outnumbered. Also in this episode: - Gina and Margaret talk about “cancel culture” in comedy; When is it merited and when is it not? - The college comedy circuit and that time Margaret performed in a cafeteria on two tables pushed together.  To learn more about Gina, check out her comedy special The Floor is Lava on Prime or follow her on Twitter @GinaBrillon. The Margaret...
Published 07/21/20