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Written by Jean Ho

"Nice" follows a Korean-American woman in Minnesota. Naomi Ko, who wrote and stars in the pilot, said she wants to highlight Asian-American stories from the Midwest.


Written By Walt Hickey, Ella Koeze, Rachael Dottle, and Gus Wezerek

FiveThirtyEight recently asked 12 women to come up with new gender imbalance tests, including actress and Emmy-winning writer Lena Waithe, filmmaker Kimberly Peirce, cinematographer Jen White, and actress Naomi Ko. The new tests demand more gender equality from film and television, both in front the camera and behind the scenes.

Yo, is this racist?

Featured on Andrew Ti’s weekly podcast where he and guests answer questions from fan-submitted voicemails and emails about whether or not something is, in fact, racist.

The Frame on 89.3 KPCC

Interview With John Horn

Written By Monica Bushman with Marialexa Kavanaugh

The team at FiveThirtyEight, including visual journalist Ella Koeze and culture writer Walt Hickey, asked several women working in the entertainment industry to come up with their own ways of measuring Hollywood's representation imbalance. They then used the new tests to assess the 50 top-grossing films at the domestic box office in 2016.

Koeze, Hickey and writer/actor Naomi Ko (who contributed "The Ko Test") spoke with The Frame host John Horn about their ideas for a new Bechdel Test.

RICE for breakfast

With Ian de Borja

Naomi and Ian sit down to talk about about why Minnesotans are so nice, racism in musical theatre, the importance of Sandra Oh's portrayal of Dr. Christina Yang on Grey’s Anatomy, her homoerotic Harry Potter Fan Fic that she performed on Netflix’s MORTIFIED, her classes and strategy for fighting microaggressions and much more.

The Visibility project

Written By Kylee McIntyre

“Dear White People’s” Naomi Ko on Avoiding the Asian Representation Trap and Being a Millennial of Color.


Written By Jennifer Baik

“Naomi Ko talks screenwriting, taking on Hollywood racism, and writing terrible fan fiction.”