A digest of current events, pop culture and other ephemera.

I’m Elise Hu, a traveler, journalist, podcaster, and generally restless person. I started writing a newsletter in 2015 when I moved to South Korea as an international correspondent and felt distanced from my friends in the United States. I sent it to eight friends. But they enjoyed hearing from me in this way and shared it with strangers, so it grew quietly on its own.

The content has remained the same since I started: A funny meme or memes. Links to articles, podcasts and TV/film I consumed and found worthy of sharing. What I’ve worked on and/or written, and any recommendations that don’t fit in the other categories.

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Enthusiasm enthusiast. Host at TED Talks Daily, NPR host-at-large, author of FLAWLESS, mom to three spawn, prone to freak accidents, fan of food on sticks. Instagram @elisewho. TikTok @whoelise.