The Rogin Kimcast
Hi, I'm Rogin Kim. I'm a comic. I explore what's on my mind and talk to interesting people. I like movies, mental health, and marijuana. The alliteration is coincidental, but the laughs are not.
info_outline 113 cancel disney+ 11/13/2019
113 cancel disney+ For racists, Disney+ is a dream come true. It doesn’t whitewash it’s past in order to bend the knee to pearl-clutchers, no, it says, “See me as I am.” I respect that. People often ask me - how can you defend racism? Well, I’ll tell you on this episode! I get that people have feelings, but should protecting them come at the cost of the truth?
info_outline 108 Taxi Joker 10/08/2019
108 Taxi Joker Spoiler-free review of Joker! And Midsommar! And Once Upon A Time in Hollywood. Not really. Martin Scorcese would say that this podcast, just like comic book movies, are not cinema, and I would agree no matter how much Kevin Smith cries. The winner of the Golden Lion shoulda been Scorcese for Taxi Driver and King of Comedy.
info_outline 107 Microdose Your Comedy 10/04/2019
107 Microdose Your Comedy FAKE NEWS. That's what this podcast is. I talk about comedy in an aborted fashion. I make suggestions for microdosing that are mostly accurate. NOTE: Lysergi.com is closed. I can't vouch for Chem Theory, but I'll check them out one day and let you know. But the Fadiman, crypto stuff is still legit. 5ug of ALD-52 following the Fadiman protocol has done me good, but you may have side effects like interdimensional travel.
info_outline 106 Struggle Sesh 09/30/2019
106 Struggle Sesh I’ve been stuck in a poverty cycle and trying to get jobs. Random jobs in an attempt to work remotely and with weed. Let’s talk about the media landscape! That’s gotta be boring as shit for some, but maybe interesting fo others! Andrew Yang taught me about gookies via Cumtown, which led to the birth of the Gookie Monster. Greta Thunberg is getting attacked, but aren’t we hurting the kids enough already? Is there hope for change or are we all going into the climate gulag once the revolution begins?
info_outline 105 How To Be An Assertive Asian 09/17/2019
105 How To Be An Assertive Asian This podcast is for Asian Americans. All others are welcome, but please check you privilege at the door, much like you would your shoes entering an Asian household. I decided to do this in light of the Shane Gillis/SNL cringe fest over the weekend, and talk about self-esteem vs group identity, as well as why “journalism” has told us nothing about Bowen Yang and Chloe Fineman.
info_outline 103 Dollhouse w/ Nicole Brending 08/29/2019
103 Dollhouse w/ Nicole Brending This episode of the Kimcast I have on filmmaker, Nicole Brending, who is the brilliant mind behind the film, Dollhouse: The Eradication of Female Subjectivity from American Popular Culture, a hilarious satire of popular culture and how women are simultaneously objectified and eradicated by a ravenous sociopathic public. If you loved Team America, this is right up your alley, unless you hate chicks, or something.
info_outline 102 He Yis What He Yis w/ Bronston Jones 08/22/2019
102 He Yis What He Yis w/ Bronston Jones Comedian and director, Bronston Jones (@bronstonjones) joins me this episode to talk about film, comedy and life. He’s been hosting a comedy show at the Venice Underground every week on Wed nights for the past eight years. Check out his show and his podcast, I YAM WHAT I YAM.
info_outline 099 Airman Shaman w/ Mitchell Lamar 07/26/2019
099 Airman Shaman w/ Mitchell Lamar Mitchell Lamar (@imitchelllamar) joins me this episode to talk about his role as a guide to the spirit realm while inadvertently revealing top secret Air Force secrets that the Russians could use against you just like your FaceApp data. The integrity of his soul is put to the test by the Devil, and many truths revealed.
info_outline 098 Engagement with the White Man w/ Ron Bush 07/18/2019
098 Engagement with the White Man w/ Ron Bush The white man needs a hug, and Ron Bush has been hugging them until they beg for more on the road for the better part of a decade. But he’s only one man, we all need to pitch in. We have a great talk starting off with Ancient Aliens and then discussing the thing middle-aged men always do- what’s wrong with the country
info_outline 097 Do You Care About Stuff? 07/09/2019
097 Do You Care About Stuff? A spiritually empty material existence plagues some of us, and we're the lucky ones! Just imagine being just about anywhere else! I try to shamelessly talk about the most trending topics at the moment in hope of bots finding my feed and giving the numbers a bumpski.
info_outline 096 We're All Products Now w/ Rob Walker 06/26/2019
096 We're All Products Now w/ Rob Walker Everything on social media is a secret ad running on an algorithm designed to social engineer you into the perfect consumer. No big deal, right? The old saying is true, “if you aren’t paying for the product, you are the product.”
info_outline 095 A Pod of Ice and Fire w/ Kristen Lundberg 06/14/2019
095 A Pod of Ice and Fire w/ Kristen Lundberg Kristen Lundberg (@mammiespanx) joins me on this episode of the cast (along with Chris Cope @chriscopecomedy hanging in the back of the car)! Kristen is a comedian, violinist, ice sculptor, digital artist… a total polymath! We talk about growing up in Ohio, her time doing comedy in CIncinnati and Chicago, a spirited discussion about the rate of water freezing, but overall what comes through is Kristen’s passion for entertaining people and her intentions of being a positive role model for young people. 00:00 intro - inside comedy baseball 05:30 convo starts 06:50 disruptive art - 3D printing guns 09:41 Bubbles the chimp 11:30 Kristen’s art thesis 13:00 Ohio is the Florida of the North * 13:50 Oxycontin Express 14:20 Opioid crisis in Ohio 16:15 Giving kids drugs 16:30 Kristen catching her mom smoke weed 18:30 smoking weed out of dumb things* 20:00 Doing comedy in Cincinnati and Chicago 21:30 Moving to LA* 22:15 Inspired to get on screen and inspire the youth* 24:00 Should the kids comedy: a debate* 25:30 keeping the Lundberg name alive 27:00 Kentucky car thieves* 27:44 Shouting out Midwest cities 28:00 Hollywood Kristen* 29:30 getting picked on as a kid* 33:00 Kristen’s ice expertise 38:00 Sycamore Tavern parking lot 38:45 ice sculpting 40:30 learning the chainsaw 43:15 trying to get cough syrup 44:00 avoiding antidepressants 47:30 LA is slow 48:45 sassy sexy waitress job 52:00 using the violin for standup 53:00 wanting to be extraordinary 55:15 are comedians important?* 56:00 entertaining the people 58:30 more “how to” instead of “why”* 01:02:30 outro - YAAS AMERICA #comedy #performance #art #sculpture #icesculpting #violinist #standup #losangeles #opioid #Ohio #Cincinnati #Chicago #drugs #entertainment
info_outline 094 Jew Sew Funny w/ Mia Mars 06/07/2019
094 Jew Sew Funny w/ Mia Mars Happy Pride! Joining me this episode is Mia Mars (@miafuckingmars). Neither of us are gay, but we are weirdos! Mia and I have a chat about our shared Jewish and Asian heritage, her family history, serial killers, and growing up in LA!
info_outline 093 Like If You Support Mental Health 05/24/2019
093 Like If You Support Mental Health Happy Mental Health Awareness Month! How's your mental health? How do you deal with intrusive thoughts that urge you to listen to right wing guests on podcasts just out of curiosity, like Milo Yiannopoulos on the Legion of Skanks, but no! You can't! It's forbidden! Imagine what they'll say- "Not a good look." That's worse than death, to not look good. It's quite a strain on the psyche, and in the end you should really look out for #1- the USA.
info_outline 092 Life Is Sacred, Except When It's Not 05/16/2019
092 Life Is Sacred, Except When It's Not Life is sacred, but death makes all the cash! The right to an abortion is being challenged all over the country, while we provide no health care and rain fire down upon the heads of babies overseas. We are the rootin-tootin, shootin, nukin, bad mofo of the world and we are saying don’t let that baby dies in the womb, let it die in the classroom. None of it makes any sense, unless it’s part od the divide an conquer strategy that pits men against women, Bloods against Crips.
info_outline 091 HAAPIHMAMHAM! 05/09/2019
091 HAAPIHMAMHAM! Happy Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage And Mental Health Awareness Month. May brings us a nice mish-mash of two groups that sorely need attention- Asians and the mentally ill. It’s a pretty tight Venn diagram between the two, speaking from personal experience. Also, LET’S HEAR IT FOR DENVER!!!!! They are the first US city to decriminalize psilocybin mushrooms and this could be the beginnings of a shift toward the psychedelic society.
info_outline 090 Pacoiz n the Hood w/ Arthur Hamilton 05/02/2019
090 Pacoiz n the Hood w/ Arthur Hamilton Comedian Arthur Hamilton joins me to talk about his upcoming special at the Skiptown Playhouse and growing up in Pacoima, CA. Of course, I interject historical context to black and Asian relations and the residential segregation of Los Angeles. We have a great talk about some of our early comedy experiences and Arthur tells me about how he was a banker in Arizona until he was caught with weed.
info_outline 089 Democrats, Assemble! 04/25/2019
089 Democrats, Assemble! There are more Democratic candidates than there are Avengers and beloved characters at Winterfell combined. So much is going on, but it’s hard to see what’s real and what’s fake anymore, especially when we’re in such a position of privilege to not worry about survival. Of course, we are all just one medical bill away from financial ruin in America, which makes it the best reality show of all- walking the tightrope between the haves and have-nothings.
info_outline 088 Virginia is for Druggies w/ Steven Belkowski 04/16/2019
088 Virginia is for Druggies w/ Steven Belkowski Steven Belkowski is, a comic I met in the open mic scene in LA who is a traveler both physically and psychedelically. We talked about his experience as a military brat growing up in Indonesia as a right wing Catholic lad, similar to the Covington kids! He would have definitely rocked the MAGA hat to town some libs back in his day. However, moving to Virginia changed all that and once he saw how people struggled his heart began to grow like the Grinch, and he turned to the psychedelic realm to open his mind.