The You Do You Show #6 Nikesh Shukla: on problematic faves, the influence of US hip-hop, and dealing with rejection
Helloooo, come on in, take off your shoes and settle down for another episode of The You Do You Show, a weekly interview podcast in which I chat with a guest I admire about the ways in which pop culture has influenced who they are and what they do.
This week Anna jumped on Skype with the critically-acclaimed writer Nikesh Shukla.
Nikesh has four novels under his belt at this point, having released his third, The One Who Wrote Destiny, in April and his fourth, a YA novel called Run, Riot this summer! He's also the editor of the hugely successful essay collection The Good Immigrant.
Nikesh chats to Anna about how we can navigate pop culture when our faves keep being outed as problematic, how hip-hop influenced his school days, and how to deal with rejection.
Listen to Nikesh Shukla chat about pop culture, growing up and the concept of cool via your favourite podcast provider.