The Times podcast: Author Min Jin Lee on casual racism and finding truth

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Min Jin Lee, author of “Free Food For Millionaires” and “Pachinko.”
(Elena Seibert )

Today, a crossover episode with our L.A. Times cousin podcast “Asian Enough.” Hosts Tracy Brown and Jen Yamato interview novelist Min Jin Lee about leaving her legal career to write books, expressing Asian pride at a time of hate crimes, dealing with people whose stances you dislike and working to change the world, five minutes at a time.


The author also blows the hosts’ minds with her perspective on dealing with the pain of casual racism. “Min Jin, you’re giving me, like, a lifetime of therapy here.”

Hosts: Tracy Brown and Jen Yamato

Guests: Author Min Jin Lee

More reading:

Welcome to ‘Asian Enough,’ Season 2

Violence has Asian Americans questioning how far they have really come in their American journey

High School Insider column: Exploring my Korean identity — A follow-up to Min Jin Lee’s ‘Pachinko’

Op-ed: Coronavirus reminds Asian Americans like me that our belonging is conditional

About The Times

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