What if every moment of every day, you are choosing your future? How would you spark change in the world – and in yourself? Could you learn to trust your inner knowing? 

I couldn’t think of a better person to explore these questions with than the one and only Joanne Molinaro, the Korean Vegan. To me, Joanne is proof that the internet can make the world a better place. Her work radiates compassion, and it creates a safe container for the important conversations that need to take place. Plus, she feeds us delicious food and well, a full belly makes everything better. If you don’t already have her bestselling, James Beard award winning book, The Korean Vegan: Recipes and Reflections from Omma’s Kitchen you’ll want to grab it immediately, especially after listening to this episode!

This is actually the beginning of a new era for the Allsorts Podcast, because starting today, we will be releasing a new episode, every two weeks, without pause. It’s Allsorts, all year long!

Starting today, we will also be sharing unedited video of our conversations on YouTube so if you prefer to watch than listen, now you’ve got the option!

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About Joanne:

With over 4 million fans spread across her social media platforms, New York Times best-selling author Joanne Molinaro, a.k.a The Korean Vegan, has appeared on The Food Network, CBS Saturday Morning, ABC’s Live with Kelly and Ryan, The Today Show, PBS, and The Rich Roll Podcast. She’s been featured in the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, NPR, and CNN; and her debut cookbook was selected as one of “The Best Cookbooks of 2021” by The New York Times and The New Yorker among others.

On this episode we chat about:

  • What it was like to leave her law career in her 40s to chase her dreams, and how her parents reacted to the change
  • What the day to day of life as a content creator is actually like, as well as her advice for new bloggers
  • Why she doesn’t believe in “meant to be” and what she believes in instead
  • Her post-book launch anxiety, and the pressure to keep achieving
  • How the 2016 election changed her life, and her content
  • How cooking helped her cope at the time in her life when she felt most unsafe 
  • What she thinks you can learn from a rebound relationship, in our Ask Joanne segment!
  • The surprising thing she misses most about Chicago
  • What is giving her hope for the future

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Thanks so much for listening to this episode of The Allsorts Podcast, which is produced by myself and edited by Brian McCalman. We are grateful to live and work and learn on the unceded and ancestral territory of the squamish, musqueum, sto-lo and tsleil-waututh peoples. Find out which traditional territory you live on by visiting https://www.whose.land/en/