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Let's Go, Atsuko!

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Let's Go, Atsuko! is a hit live show & weekly podcast where Atsuko Okatsuka has in-depth yet silly interviews with her guests & plays customized games in the spirit of a Japanese Game Show.

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K-Dramas To Help Us Cry w/ Margaret Cho!

August 21st, 2020

1:06:46

This week, Margaret Cho joins Atsuko as she talks about her new obsession of K-Dramas and the discovery of taking cues from soap operas as to when you're allowed to cry. Plus! Atsuko and Margaret dream of retirement in …

A Fun Flashback w/ Cameron Esposito, Lauren Lapkus, & Casey Ley!

August 7th, 2020

1:22:37

Atsuko ponders why she's a late bloomer as we revisit another LIVE Let's Go, Atsuko! from pre-pandemic.

This one features Cameron Esposito, Lauren Lapkus, and Casey Ley as they fight to get rid of unwanted visitors and …

NICOLE BYER IS AN EMMY NOMINEE... w/ Nicole Byer, Andy Richter, & Sasheer Zamata!

July 31st, 2020

1:18:32

In honor of Nicole Byer's historic Emmy nomination, Atsuko revisits an old episode where she had Nicole Byer, Andy Richter, and Sasheer Zamata …

The Fettuccine Alfredo That Broke My Heart... w/ Matteo Lane!

July 24th, 2020

1:14:58

Matteo Lane (Inside The Closet) promises Atsuko he will never forget where he came from, talks authentic Italian food, and opens up about his Mexican side of the family.


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Did White People Invent These Things? w/ Lilan Bowden!

July 17th, 2020

1:13:25

Lilan Bowden (Andi Mack) joins Atsuko as they discuss Hamilton, write lyrics to a whole new musical of their own, "Lewis" or "Latimer" (title still …

Meet Sarah, the Character You Never Met in FROZEN w/ Ashley Nicole Black!

July 10th, 2020

1:06:42

Ashley Nicole Black (A Black Lady Sketch Show) joins Atsuko as they discuss the most searched dog (The Golden Retriever) and and they re-write the …

Stop Arresting Clayton English... w/ Clayton English!

July 3rd, 2020

1:13:31

Clayton English (Comedy Central's Dope Movies) joins Atsuko as they discuss the numerous times he's been arrested IN FRONT OF HIS HOUSE 😤and how their upbringing affects their approach to comedy.


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This Land Was Made By You's & Me's w/ Wyatt Cenac!

June 26th, 2020

1:20:41

Wyatt Cenac (HBO's Problem Areas) and Atsuko share the things they'd done in the past to fit in, and pontificate on the song "This Land Is Your Land."


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How Are We Any Better Than Rats w/ Judah Friedlander

June 19th, 2020

1:01:05

Are there any hats that Judah Friedlander (30 Rock) has ever regretted wearing? He explains. Plus! We play a quarantine version of a fan favorite game called Being President Is Hard.


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I Don't Ever Crave a 'P' in the 'V' w/ Naomi Ekperigin!

June 12th, 2020

1:09:51

Naomi Ekperigin (Couple's Therapy, AppleTV's Mythic Quest) teach Atsuko the meaning of being "Sex Negative" and they both try to decipher how many of …

How're You So Positive? w/ Paul F. Tompkins!

May 29th, 2020

1:05:46

Paul F. Tompkins talks bicycling and positive thinking, and attempts to re-write a tragic fairy tale called "The King Who Wanted To Marry His …

That One Song from Love Actually w/ Joel Kim Booster!

May 22nd, 2020

1:15:29

Joel Kim Booster and Atsuko reminisce about auditioning, getting hired, and working for Coldstone Creamery. They geek out on Tae Bo's Billy Blanks, …

I Have Never Seen a Baby Pigeon w/ Aparna Nancherla

May 15th, 2020

1:07:45

I Have Never Seen a Pigeon w/ Aparna Nancherla


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Atsuko Cut Her Bangs Too High w/ Yassir Lester

May 8th, 2020

1:07:07

Yassir Lester (Black Monday, Duncanville) coaches Atsuko on how to confront trolls.

Plus! They say farewell to parties & the Marie Kondo Method.


Our 50th Episode!! The Winners Write History with Baron Vaughn

May 1st, 2020

59:57

Baron Vaughn (Grace & Frankie, The New Negroes) plays the harpsichord for Atsuko & they ponder about lost stories in history. Plus, kids! Baron thinks Atsuko is just the right type of person to have them.


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Improv versus Stand Up (w/ Lauren Lapkus!)

April 24th, 2020

1:01:24

Lauren Lapkus (Crashing, Good Girls) clears common misconceptions people have about improv, talks about cutting her husband's hair, and (not) making bread. PLUS! Atsuko challenges her teen movie SONG knowledge!


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Trevor Noah Makes Eyes At You (w/ Dulce Sloan!)

April 17th, 2020

1:29:57

Atsuko & Dulce Sloan (The Daily Show) try to wrap their heads around the latest Tik Tok challenges & call out people who haven't reached out …

Soup & Roleplay (w/ Andy Richter)

April 10th, 2020

1:18:26

Atsuko visits with Andy Richter (Conan, Three Questions w/ Andy Richter) where they share methods of tricking your mind into positive thinking, analyze Atsuko's gangbang fantasy, and Andy tells his secret to making GOOD …

My Grandma Is Your Friend!

April 3rd, 2020

30:33

Atsuko's Grandma answers questions submitted by listeners & fans.Plus, some life advice from the woman who's lived in 3 different countries, raised 3 kids on her own, then Atsuko.


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Boom Operators Are Hot (w/ Danielle Perez & Peter Kim)

March 27th, 2020

55:47

Atsuko talks to a freshly out of CBS Diversity Showcase Danielle Perez & Peter Kim about their experience and puts them to the test of NETWORKING IN THE "REAL WORLD." Plus! She puts their acting chops to the test by …

I WAS DRUNK!!! (w/ Kevin Yee & Matt LeGrande)

March 20th, 2020

55:49

Atsuko is on Day 7 of Quarantine & she just joined Tik Tok. Cue FUN BOYS Kevin Yee (Apple's Dickenson) & Matt LeGrande (Juicebox) to come and SAVE THE DAY.


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MAKE IT ALL BETTER (w/ Alonso Duralde & Anita Sarkeesian!)

March 13th, 2020

1:00:16

Atsuko tests Alonso Duralde (Linoleum Knife) & Anita Sarkeesian (Feminist Frequency)'s street smarts and gets the film/media critics to write …

Starting Over With A Clean Slate (w/ Francesca Fiorentini & Matt Lieb!)

March 6th, 2020

49:39

Atsuko brings back an old childhood game: BOP IT! while Matt Lieb (Viceland, SiriusXM) and Francesca Fiorentini (Newsbroke on AJ+) attempt to make …

William Hung Is Inspiration (Live! w/ Rhea Butcher, Jimmy Pardo, & Kulap Vilaysack!)

February 28th, 2020

1:06:27

Atsuko puts Rhea Butcher, Kulap Vilaysack, and Jimmy Pardo on a date with the very things they FEAR. Plus! A karaoke challenge, guest judged by …

The Sexiest Man Alive or just... a Man? (w/ Megan Gailey & Kara Klenk!)

February 21st, 2020

1:04:45

Atsuko is joined by Kara Klenk (debut album "Undefeated") & Megan Gailey ("My Dad Paid For This") as they rewrite Barbie movies. Also! Can they …

Emoji Safe Words (w/ Sam Pancake & Roz Drezfalez!)

February 14th, 2020

1:07:53

If you were in a digital sub/dom relationship, what would be your safe word EMOJI? Plus! Grammys snubs & Sam Pancake (ABC's A Million Little …

Live From SF Sketchfest! (w/ Alison Rosen, Adam Cayton-Holland, and Beth Stelling)

February 7th, 2020

1:11:35

Atsuko is joined by Alison Rosen, Beth Stelling, & Adam Cayton-Holland as they experience a preview of what a second civil war might look like …

THE OSCARS (w/ Jamie Loftus & Caitlin Durante!)

January 31st, 2020

50:32

The trio discuss Oscars nominations & agree on one thing: Mister Mistoffelees is a goddamn catchy song.

Plus! Atsuko tests the co-hosts of Bechdelcast on how much they paid attention during their American childhood …

Campaign Trail Mix (w/ Robby Hoffman & Irene Tu!)

January 24th, 2020

51:21

It's election season which means... Atsuko deals with it via games! We're joined by comedians Robby Hoffman & Irene Tu as we play games such as SCHMEAR CAMPAIGN and CAMPAIGN TRAIL MIX.


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Why Are Cats' Mouths So Small? (w/ Blair Socci & Dave Mizzoni!)

January 17th, 2020

1:04:46

CATS! Former lovers! The... Industry? Get off me! In this episode, we talk about the small nature of cats' mouths, the time Atsuko became the 'watcher' of a threesome, and test Dave Mizzoni (The Gayme Show) & Blair …

What's In A Name? (w/ Anna Hossnieh & Shereen Lani Younes)

January 10th, 2020

44:57

Atsuko pontificates on the meaning of her name as she works up a sweat trying to pronounce her guests Anna Hossnieh & Shereen Younes's names (co-hosts of Ethnically Ambiguous). Plus, REPRESENTATION MATTERS and …

Live from Orlando! with My Televangelist Father-In-Law (aka "Holidays, am I RIGHT?")

January 3rd, 2020

52:57

Atsuko has a "heart to heart" with her 72-year old televangelist father-in-law (Dr. Don Paul Gray) and they get to know each other on a deeper level …

It's Time For Some Spiritual Milk: Live From Los Angeles! (w/ Erin Gibson, Paul W Downs & Ronna Glickman)

December 27th, 2019

1:15:05

In this special holiday edition of Let's Go Atsuko LIVE, Paul W Downs (Broad City), Erin Gibson (Throwing Shade) & Ronna Glickman (Ask Ronna) go …

Russian Bot or Not? Tis the Season for Ads! (w/ Yasmine Khan & Dara Wilson)

December 13th, 2019

1:01:48

Atsuko tests Yasmine Khan and Dara M. Wilson's knowledge on songs that are played at the mall.Plus! Tis the season for ADS. Shopping ads, charity ads...RUSSIAN ads.But which ones are which??! Can you spot the …

Leonardo DiCaprio Movies, Now with People of Color (w/ Joyelle Nicole & Alex English)

December 6th, 2019

49:41

Presenting a reimagined ROMEO & JULIET with a new character: ANTOINE, Romeos friend that just wanted to go clubbing (played by Alex English, National Lampoon Radio Hour). And TITANIC, now with RUTH ANNE, the lady in …

Are You Normal? + Sandwich Dramas (w/ Sandy Honig & Drew Anderson)

November 29th, 2019

56:12

Atsuko tests Sandy Honig (Three Busy Debras) & Drew Andersons (Ready for Bed) normal factor as she has them plan swing parties. Plus! Chick-Fil-A, Popeyes, Burger King, Subway... we confront a lot of sandwich drama …

Hi, You'd Be Perfect For This Project (from NEW YORK! w/ Liza Treyger & Wendi Starling)

November 22nd, 2019

59:12

Atsuko and guest co-host Samee Junio play various shady characters on the New York subway as Liza Treyger (Glittercheese) & Wendi Starling (Funny Pains) decipher whether their intentions are pure or not.PLUS! A …

Live from the New York Comedy Festival: This city is kicking my ass w/ Wyatt Cenac, Mary Beth Barone, & Larry Owens

November 15th, 2019

1:22:48

Atsuko pits Wyatt Cenac, Mary Beth Barone, and Larry Owens against each other in the game BEING PRESIDENT IS HARD. Plus! A singing challenge where the remaining contestants go head to head to prove who's the better …

She's So Lucky w/ Barbara Gray & Tess Barker

November 8th, 2019

54:59

Atsuko pits co-hosts of "Lady to Lady" and "Britney's Gram," Barbara Gray & Tess Barker, against each other as she quizzes them on their own past …

Japanese Commercials! a.k.a. This Year's Still Going?? (w/ Solomon Georgio & Jared Goldstein)

November 1st, 2019

53:15

Atsuko tests Solomon Georgio (Homonegro Superior) & Jared Goldstein's (Modern Family) abilities to read between the lines and has them guess what …

The Art of Losing (a.k.a. "No, YOU'RE the best" w/ Alyssa Limperis & Ify Nwadiwe)

October 25th, 2019

1:04:09

Atsuko explores what it means to be "competitive" and the nature of competitions as she pits Ify Nwadiwe (Nerdificent) & Alyssa Limperis …

Live from Los Angeles: Your Head Voice Is Trash (w/ Cameron Esposito, Lauren Lapkus, & Casey Ley)

October 18th, 2019

1:20:16

Atsuko pits Cameron Esposito, Lauren Lapkus, and Casey Ley against each other in a game where they have to deal with UNWANTED VISITORS. Plus! A singing challenge where the remaining contestants go head to head to prove …

Mark Zuckerberg's Sandals (w/ Emily Heller & Giulia Rozzi)

October 11th, 2019

55:49

Atsuko is joined by Emily Heller (Ice Thickeners on Comedy Central) & Giulia Rozzi (Comedy Central's This Is Not Happening) as they cover a wide …

You know you love me, mom's spaghetti (w/ Big Dipper & Dave Holmes)

October 4th, 2019

1:01:58

Big Dipper (Sloppy Seconds) & Dave Holmes (Homophilia) go head to head as they sing their hearts out in a musical competition set up by Atsuko to …

“PC Comedy” (aka SUNDAY Night Live)

September 27th, 2019

57:06

In this steamy episode, Atsuko unpacks comedy and responds to those who think PC culture has killed it in the only way she knows: using laughter and …

Let's Go, Atsuko! Live from Los Angeles w/ Bryan Safi, Baron Vaughn, and Dani Fernandez

September 20th, 2019

1:19:35

Atsuko pits Bryan Safi, Baron Vaughn, and Dani Fernandez against each other in speedy challenges that test their ability to multi-task and put …

Japanese Inventions! a.k.a. Sexy Water (w/ Eliot Glazer & Kyle Ayers)

September 13th, 2019

48:29

Atsuko is joined by Eliot Glazer (You're Making It Worse, Broad City) & Kyle Ayers (Boast Rattle, Never Seen It) as they pontificate on jobs they've worked in the past and test out weird Japanese inventions in the …

Hello? It's Your Mother (w/ Clayton Farris & Kazu Kusano)

September 6th, 2019

1:00:23

Atsuko talks setting intentions out into the universe with Clayton Farris (American Horror Story, Channel Q) and Kazu Kusano (Vancouver Fringe Fest). Plus! Things get witchy as they attempt to tap into their psychic …

I Am Sorry About Your Growth (w/ Lizzy Cooperman and Rose Surnow)

August 30th, 2019

47:18

Atsuko talks social blunders with Rose Surnow (Couldn't Help But Wonder) and Lizzy Cooperman (Organism) as she pontificates why the hell she told her …

The Beak and the Head (w/ Greta Titelman and Sabrina Jalees)

August 23rd, 2019

54:28

Atsuko pontificates with Sabrina Jalees (Big Mouth, The Goodie Goodie) & Greta Titelman (Los Espookys, The Worst) about whether or not disassociating the body from the head makes sex any better or not, and if it has …

Let's Go, Atsuko! Live from Los Angeles w/ Andy Richter, Nicole Byer & Sasheer Zamata

August 16th, 2019

1:23:00

Atsuko pits Andy Richter, Nicole Byer, and Sasheer Zamata against each other in speedy challenges that test their ability to multi-task and put …

In An Apocalypse, They'd Eat The Comedian First (w/ Lindsay Katai and Kelly Nugent)

August 9th, 2019

44:27

Atsuko is joined by Lindsay Katai and Kelly Nugent of Teen Creeps as they put themselves in their younger shoes & pontificate about their teenage years. The guests take turns navigating out of a stern talking to …

Your Playlist Is Showing (w/ Paige Weldon & Emily Faye)

August 2nd, 2019

40:55

Atsuko is joined by co-hosts of Foreverdog's Mall Talk (Paige Weldon & Emily Faye) as they go head to head to figure out what stores in the mall …

Bring Me The Puffer Fish w/ D'Lo and Brittani Nichols

July 26th, 2019

42:11

Atsuko pontificates about wanting to try puffer fish, only to have D'Lo and Brittani Nichols remind her it's poisonous. Also, our guests find …

Friends Don't Let Friends Join Cults w/ Gaby Dunn and Allison Raskin

July 19th, 2019

53:11

Atsuko is joined by guests Gaby Dunn & Allison Raskin (I Hate Everybody But You, Please Send Help) as she dives into her recent fascination with …

Whose Fault is it Anyway? w/ Alice Wetterlund and Veronica Osorio

July 12th, 2019

42:38

Atsuko talks earthquakes with forever dog's resident trekkies Alice Wetterlund and Veronica Osorio (hosts of Treks and the City.) We find out …

Let's Go, Atsuko! Live from Los Angeles

July 5th, 2019

1:05:27

Listen in as a sadistic Atsuko pits Brendan Scannell, D'Lo, Robby Hoffman, and Dewayne Perkins against each other in front of a live audience.We delve deep into each of the contestant's loves, fears, and desires.


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Christian or Adult Contempo? (w/ Madison Shepard)

June 28th, 2019

39:15

Comedian Madison Shepard (Comedy Central's Saturday Morningish Cartoons) uses her expertise as a former churchgoer to determine whether the songs …

Racism Sank The Titanic (w/Daniel Rugg Webb & Frankie Quinones)

June 21st, 2019

58:58

In this episode, Atsuko is joined by comedians Daniel Rugg Webb (Clusterfest) & Frankie Quinones (Creeper from Cholofit) as they take turns …

Adulting is Hard (w/ Sherry Cola and Ever Mainard)

June 14th, 2019

54:16

In this episode, Atsuko is joined by comedians Sherry Cola (Good Trouble) and Ever Mainard (The Feels) as they play games that reminisce on teenage …

De-Frack This Six Pack (w/ Matt Rogers and Brendan Scannell)

June 7th, 2019

55:57

To help us kick off Pride month, the enthusiastic Matt Rogers (Las Culturistas) and the aggressively intersectional Brendan Scannell (Netflix's …

The Real Meal Ordeal (w/ Daniel Franzese and Francesca Fiorentini)

May 31st, 2019

52:59

In our first remote segment, Atsuko visits Burger King to see what's the deal with their "real meals." We're also joined by comedians Daniel Franzese and Francesca Fiorentini who take turns wearing hats as President and …

Power Bottoms Unite (w/ Shadi Petosky)

May 24th, 2019

39:30

In this episode of Let's Go Atsuko you'll hear Atsuko and Shadi Petosky dishing about life and and getting knee-deep into the game show before Shadi realizes that the podcast is a game show. Either way, there can only …

Let's Go, Atsuko! Preview

May 17th, 2019

2:20

A preview of what you can expect on Let's Go, Atsuko! A woke Japanese game show hosted by Atsuko Okatsuka premiering Friday May 24th on the Forever Dog Podcast Network.


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