Guests: Episodes with David Choe

David Choe is celebrated for his illustrious fine-art creations, which have earned widespread acclaim from museums, institutions, and fans globally. Beyond the canvas, Choe’s on-camera prowess is evident through his pivotal roles in Emmy-winning shows like “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” on CNN and “VICE” on HBO. While Choe’s presence significantly boosted viewership for these shows, he’s no stranger to the media realm. Before these stints, Choe showcased his visual flair by designing the multi-platinum album cover for Jay-Z & Linkin Park’s “Collision Course” and directed acclaimed music videos, including those for Dan The Automator.

Choe’s versatility also led him to voice the main role in the Sundance Film Festival sensation “We Are The Strange” (2007) and play a fundamental role in VICE Media Inc.’s pivot to engaging video content. He ideated and worked on internet hits like “The Vice Guide To Travel” and “Thumbs Up!” – a show he wrote, directed, and starred in. Not just stopping at on-screen involvement, Choe contributed musically and artistically to these projects, creating captivating graphics, animations, and promotional art.

His magnetism as a media personality was highlighted in 2012 when Howard Stern labeled him “the prince of all media.” Furthermore, a documentary chronicling his journey, “Dirty Hands,” saw unprecedented attendance at the Los Angeles Film Festival and had numerous sold-out screenings at New York’s MoMA. Choe’s influence extends across various domains – from comics, books, and apparel to music, films, and TV, exhibiting a Midas touch. His commercial prowess is evident not just in his fine-art endeavors with giants like Marvel Comics, DC Comics, and Sony Pictures, but also as a captivating figure in front of the lens.