The Mash-Up Americans

The Mash-Up Americans

The Mash-Up Americans is your guide to the hyphen-America world we all live in. Amy S. Choi and Rebecca Lehrer talk culture, identity, race and what makes us who we are. Get to know yourself, America. We are celebrating and challenging the raucous,...Show More

31:28 | Sep 26th, 2018

The Mash-Up Americans are back with another Mash-Up to Know—journalist Frank Shyong of the LA Times. He covers the San Gabriel Valley and the self-described Asian Beat, knows his way around the delis and tempura houses of LA, and has his finger on th...Show More

36:44 | May 29th

Live show talking all the food with superstar chefs and a mashy comedian.
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39:04 | May 1st

Activist Ai-Jen Poo is revolutionizing how we treat women's work.

37:20 | Apr 17th

“Talking about sex won’t make you pregnant, talking about death won’t make you dead.”

29:35 | Apr 3rd

The Crazy Ex-Girlfriend showrunner talks hanging what the leading lady looks like, and how to recenter the stories on ourselves, and why that’s still important in 2019.

31:09 | Mar 20th

This episode is all about money. How we make it, spend it, save it, and value it.
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01:11 | Mar 15th

Come thru, Chicago!

35:07 | Mar 6th

We’re kicking off Mash Ups to Know with the newly appointed president and CEO of Planned Parenthood, Dr. Leana Wen!

03:39 | Mar 1st

New season! We're making the culture, ya heard? On each episode, we’ll bring you a conversation with one incredible Mash-Up who is at the cutting edge of their field.

32:41 | Nov 7th, 2018

It's the final week of Mash-Ups to Know—for now!—and we are thrilled to bring you our beloved boss bitch, Lily Percy. Also known as Liliana Maria Percy Ruiz, and that's a whole thing that we get into. First though, she is the Executive Producer of On...Show More

26:08 | Oct 24th, 2018

Sitcom writer and producer Rachna Fruchbom talks about her mash-up superpowers with Amy & Rebecca.

27:38 | Oct 10th, 2018

Bethany Yellowtail—fashion designer, business owner, and general badass—is a Mash-Up to Know. She is the owner and designer of B.YELLOWTAIL, a fashion line, and the leader of B.YELLOWTAIL COLLECTIVE, a platform for the work of Native artisans of diff...Show More

30:06 | Sep 12th, 2018

We're coming your way with Mash-Ups to Know! Up first is comedian and all-around badass Marcella Arguello. She is a Salvadoran Lebanese Nicaraguan American who is also the host of Women Crush Wednesdays, one of the funniest nights of comedy in LA—or ...Show More

16:03 | Aug 15th, 2018

It's a fact: Mash-Ups are the sexiest people in all the land. Though like everything else, sex and dating can be a little more complicated for Mash-Ups. Just ask international sex expert Esther Perel, Nancy Podcast host Tobin Low, and rapper and brea...Show More

19:13 | Aug 1st, 2018

Mash-Up Wisdom is a short series of episodes featuring wisdom from our Mash-Up heroes. Have you read the news lately? Amy and Rebecca have been taking it pretty hard and needed a therapy session with you guys to find some HOPE. Today we’re reflectin...Show More

34:53 | Jul 9th, 2018

It's been awhile, but we're baaack! We're diving into all the feelings and lots of wisdom about traveling the globe—and why you might catch us without a driver's license or a library card, but you'd never catch us without a valid passport. Amy and Re...Show More

32:03 | Jan 11th, 2018

This week on The Mash-Up Americans: Whether you are a parent, think you might want to be, or just want the best for the next generation, here are the questions that tear at us as we do our best to raise our many-hyphened kids. After our conversation ...Show More

26:46 | Jan 3rd, 2018

We're re-sharing our episode with the fantastic author, chef, historian, and mensch Michael Twitty about bubbemeises. Call them old wives tales, call them folk wisdom, call them what you will, we're not ignoring them anytime soon. We'll hear from: a ...Show More

31:06 | Dec 28th, 2017

It's that time of year. Time for New Year's resolutions (or not), forgiveness, and moving ahead. 2017 has been a reckoning for all of us — an examination of who and what we fight for, and why. We've looked deeply at ourselves and sat in the uncomfort...Show More

42:35 | Dec 22nd, 2017

Welcome to the third and final installation of our Mash-Up journey: raising our kids. In some ways, we've been working on this episode for the entire lifespan of The Mash-Up Americans. Where do we come from? Where are we going? How do we do raise our...Show More

31:59 | Dec 15th, 2017

Part 2 of our Mash-Up journey: Finding Our People. Is it possible to say enough about how important it is to find your tribe? To be with people who you feel truly understand you? On this episode, Amy and Rebecca open up a little window into their liv...Show More

29:22 | Dec 5th, 2017

What happens when the country you live in sees the country your family is from as the enemy? With actor/comedian Maz Jobrani and chef/author Bonnie Frumkin Morales. Visit for more!

29:55 | Nov 28th, 2017

Holidays are here, bringing soooo many questions. This week, Amy and Rebecca play advice columnists with a special guest to answer your holiday etiquette questions. Visit for more!

26:37 | Nov 20th, 2017

Our Thanksgiving table? Banchan and mashed potatoes—from the box. Thanksgiving is a day for Mash-Ups to test out what being American tastes like to them. With brilliant foodie Francis Lam of The Splendid table and writer Nishta Mehra. We are grateful...Show More

39:27 | Nov 14th, 2017

You know there's no Mash-Up without a little mashing up, right? We dive into some of our favorite topics: Sex! Dating! Relationships! And we did it live, onstage at WNYC's The Greene Space in New York. Scandalous. With Ti Chang, Maeve Higgins, Sopan ...Show More

32:09 | Nov 7th, 2017

A signature quality of Mash-Ups? Our perseverance and our resilience. But we want more than to just survive. We want to thrive. Enter: Prioritizing our mental health. Guests this week: Nora McInerney of Terrible, Thanks for Asking and Kulap Vilaysack...Show More

39:48 | Oct 31st, 2017

New season, new sound. With more questions, more laughs, and more tears! We are so excited to share with you the very first episode of our new season. And today, we're talking about immigration. Specifically, our immigrant parents. We visit with Mexi...Show More

01:43 | Oct 25th, 2017

The Mash-Up Americans is celebrating the launch of their new season with a live show at The Greene Space in New York City on Monday, October 30.