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When the proverbial 'seat at the table' is not what you expect it to be

Part 1 of the TED Radio Hour episode Loudmouths.

When Lilly Singh became the first bisexual woman of color to host a late night network TV show, she thought she got a seat at the table. But she found a situation where it was impossible to succeed.

About Lilly Singh

Lilly Singh is a comedian, actress, producer, writer and content creator who got her start on YouTube in 2010. Until June 2021, she was executive producer and host of the NBC late night talk show, A Little Late with Lilly Singh, and was the first person of Indian descent to host a major U.S. broadcast network late night talk show.

Singh has her own production company, Unicorn Island Productions. She appears in the second season of the Hulu comedy Dollface, and most recently she starred in the Disney+ comedy series, The Muppets Mayhem.

This segment of the TED Radio Hour was produced by Harsha Nahata and Chloee Weiner and edited by Sanaz Meshkinpour. You can follow us on Facebook @TEDRadioHourand email us at TEDRadioHour@npr.org.

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Manoush Zomorodi is the host of TED Radio Hour. She is a journalist, podcaster and media entrepreneur, and her work reflects her passion for investigating how technology and business are transforming humanity.
Harsha Nahata
Harsha Nahata (she/her) is a producer for TED Radio Hour. She is drawn to storytelling as a way to explore ideas about identity and question dominant narratives.