Hi, I’m Elise.

My First Book Comes Out In May 2023

FLAWLESS is an audacious journalistic exploration of the present and future of beauty through the lens of South Korea’s booming “K-beauty” industry and the culture it promotes.

A Bit About Me

Hi, I’m Elise Hu. I’m a journalist, podcaster and an entrepreneur. Currently I’m the host of TED Talks Daily, the podcast from the non-profit behind TED conferences. I’m also a host-at-large for NPR, co-founder of the podcast production company Reasonable Volume, and report for VICE News. You can also hear me hosting a couple of business podcasts — Microsoft’s WorkLab and Accenture’s award-winning Built for Change.