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Adult ISH is an award-winning culture, storytelling, and advice podcast, co-hosted by twentysomethings Nyge Turner (Oakland) and Merk Nguyen (LA). Dive into a weekly mix of thoughtful conversations, immersive personal stories, and practical advice from charismatic special guests. From mental health to hip-hop to social justice, Merk and Nyge tackle each and every #adulting subject with humor and heart. Adult ISH is a production of YR Media.
 
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It’s Earth Day, and the hosts of Adult ISH are ready to celebrate both Mother Nature and her youngest protectors! First, they’re chatting with 13-year-old clean water activist Mari Copeny, a.k.a. Little Miss Flint, who in 2016 made national waves by calling for clean water in her Michigan hometown. Then, Merk & Nyge sit down for a candid convo with…
 
Don your aprons and grab your whisks! In this episode of Adult ISH, food and cooking take center stage. First, Merk & Nyge talk about fine dining and cafeteria food with Chef Dan Giusti, who left his job as head chef of Michelin-starred restaurant Noma to cook healthy school lunches for kids. Then, they put their cooking skills to the test for the …
 
Season 5 kicks off with Adult ISH co-hosts Merk Nguyen and Nyge Turner reflecting on regrets! First, Nyge tells the story of Merk's secret past as the leader of The PPC, her elite club inspired by "The Clique" series. Then, we bring on Merk's former elementary school counselor, Mrs. Mullins, to teach us how to properly apologize and take accountabi…
 
20-something hosts Merk Nguyen and Nyge Turner are gonna be extra generous this season — by letting you, the listener, learn from their (many!) (notable!) mistakes in their continuing quest towards adulthood. Premiering April 8th, Season 5 will feature uber-personal stories of failure + growth alongside down-to-earth convos, celebrity guests, and t…
 
What if all you needed to discover your true self were two turntables, a microphone and some sick rhymes? Tales of kids who find themselves through hip hop. The Mortified Podcast is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Binge the series. This episode is made with the support of our friends at: Catan (code: mortified) [Better Help](http:// betterhe…
 
How do you break up with a calendar year? Start by listening to tales of teenagers that do their damndest to move on from heartbreak. One, a story of a teenager during the Vietnam War era who tries to get over her ex before he comes back from being stationed overseas. And the other, a story of an exchange student who makes a long, awkward goodbye t…
 
Adult ISH co-hosts Merk Nguyen & Nyge Turner wrap up Season 4 with a narrative episode that truly feels like a page out of their journals. First, Nyge travels back to his school days from kindergarten up to college, where he fights through his learning disabilities and labels put on him by teachers, family, and classmates. Then, Merk dives into the…
 
Adult ISH co-hosts Merk Nguyen & Nyge Turner are notorious for winging it in the world of #adulting — as just-barely grownups, there’s a lot they don’t know. But there are challenges unique to every age group, not only to twentysomethings like themselves! In this episode, the hosts get real about ageism and generational divides in a chat with actre…
 
Adult ISH co-hosts Merk Nguyen & Nyge Turner have some very special interviewees this week: their own coworkers, podcast producer Georgia Wright and senior producer Davey Kim. In this behind-the-scenes edition of the Adult ISH you know and love, Merk and Nyge turn the mic on their usually-hidden colleagues, putting them in the hot seat to share fir…
 
In this episode of Adult ISH, co-hosts Merk Nguyen and Nyge Turner tackle the real #adulting challenge of drawing boundaries. First, YouTube star Tim Chantarangsu (fka Timothy DeLaGhetto) speaks to the hosts about letting the public in on private matters, the roles he won’t take, and pooping with the door open! Later, Merk tells a story that explor…
 
What happens when kids do the opposite of what they're told? Celebrate the launch of our new podcast, Ooh You’re In Trouble with 2 stories of kids breaking the rules. Featuring the diary of a girl determined to stay on the right side of the law. Plus, a sneak peek of our new podcast with a story of a kid who commits a delicious crime. Learn more ab…
 
Merk Nguyen & Nyge Turner get real about being fake, particularly when it comes to imposter syndrome + ways the digital world can amplify feelings of fakeness. Writer L’Oreal Thompson Payton and YR Media CEO Kyra Kyles bring their bad mamajama advice to remind us all we’re deserving of our successes. Then YR Media’s Interactive Team walks the co-ho…
 
After an election night with no final results + everything else that has happened in 2020, Adult ISH co-hosts Merk Nguyen & Nyge Turner ask each other, “How are you doing?” This vibe check includes loving calls from family members and kindergarten PeaceBuilding jams. Plus, a throwback interview with “Black-ish” actor Marcus Scribner on HBCUs and in…
 
Dear Diary, Who Am I? A 4th grader tries to solve a mystery about why she feels different. The Mortified Podcast is a proud member of Radiotopia. Listen to the whole series. Autism Resources: Autism Self-Advocacy Group, [Autistic Women and Non-Binary Network](http:// https://awnnetwork.org/), Wrong Planet Forums, The Guide to Good Mental Health on …
 
Adult ISH co-hosts Merk Nguyen and Nyge Turner give the mic to their guests who highlight important social justice issues of 2020. MTV News’ Dometi Pongo speaks to the End SARS movement, shares the best ways to stay media literate and gushes with Nyge on their latest hip-hop earworms. Merk leads a roundtable with POPSUGAR’s Kelsey Garcia that featu…
 
What's your silver lining in 2020? Adult ISH podcast co-hosts Nyge Turner and Merk Nguyen ask themselves and their guests that very question in this episode that focuses on joy. "Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good" author adrienne maree brown reads a poem and teaches us how to appreciate the small radical changes that allow us to feel …
 
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