Ivy Le and her FOGO: Fear of Going Outside

The Spotify podcast FOGO: Fear of Going Outside is coming back for a second season on February 13th, available on all platforms. In the first season Ivy conquered camping, and she’s back for another season, braving the outdoors to go hunting – or die trying.

FOGO: Fear of Going Outside is a nature show – by the most reluctant host ever. Most nature shows are hosted by reckless white men, but avid indoorswoman Ivy Le is an Asian mom with severe allergies.

“I’m a nature show host you can trust. I’m not going to tell you something is majestic when it f*cking sucks. Terrible things happen to me when I go outside. I’ve gotten caught in a dust storm. I’ve nearly drowned several times. I’m allergic to cold air. And I have a great BS meter. It’s so satisfying when an interviewer asks the question that you were thinking next. That’s me. I ask the questions that indoor people want to know. I’m overcoming my fears to find out what’s so great about the outdoors, so you don’t have to.” – Ivy

In FOGO Season 2 you will hear Ivy bravely…

  • Go on a second amendment talk radio show, trying to borrow a gun
  • Take down Teddy Roosevelt
  • Beg and bribe prospective hunting mentors like Don Nguyen (Naked & Afraid) to take her hunting
  • Butcher a whole hog with chef-hunter Jesse Griffiths
  • Track animals with a 14 year-old Girl Scout

…and run into just about every obstacle there is to becoming a first-time hunter.

FOGO: Fear of Going Outside is available on all platforms. Executive Producers are Miguel Contreras, Grace Delia, Jane Zumwalt, and Natalie Tulloch. Other producers include Myrriah Gossett and Minda Wei.

Ivy Le is a Vietnamese American stand-up comedian, actress, and writer based in Austin, Texas. In addition to creating the critically-acclaimed Spotify Studios podcast FOGO: Fear Of Going Outside, Le co-hosts the only queer comedy mic in Austin, co-produces Austin Sketch Fest, and performs at comedy festivals all over the country. She speaks Spanish, German, Vietnamese, and English, and is a mom of two rad kids. She is currently writing a script about a ninja who decides to level up her life by going to coding camp and an essay collection: Elder Bisexual.

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