The Bánh Mì Chronicles

The Bánh Mì Chronicles

The word “ Bánh Mì “ means “bread” in Vietnamese. Bánh Mì sandwiches are a long-time Vietnamese staple that’s been influenced since the French colonization. It was the first Vietnamese food I grew to like as a Southeast Asian kid growing up in a White middle class neighborhood outside of Chicago.

Through "The Bánh Mì Chronicles," I am looking to "break bánh mì" with AAPI folks in Chicago and beyond, to understand the work they are doing for themselves, their community, and their family. This journey will ensure that our interactions with each other become a part of our history. Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>

October 2022 -- Nominee for "Best Asian-Hosted Podcast" on the People's Choice Podcast Awards
May 2021 -- Named by Apple Podcast as part of their "Never Voiceless, Moving Forward" playlist to celebrate AAPI Month
April 2021 -- Recognized by National Geographic Society as one of the recommended Asian American podcasts.

Recent Episodes

Oct. 29, 2022

Bonus Episode: Podcast Roundtable w/ Kenneth Nguyen from The Vietname…

BONUS EPISODE: So I'm back for a moment with a new shared episode w/ Kenneth Nguyen from The Vietnamese Podcast and Tracey Nguyen…

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July 30, 2022

Season 7 Closing Remarks

Season 7's "reClaim" is over and I'm here to share my closing remarks about the season. Many thanks to the following guests of S…

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July 24, 2022

Uniquely American w/ Nidhi Shastri

As Season 7 is about to soon wrap up, Nidhi Shastri rounds up this Season 7 guest lineup. Nidhi is the founder and producer of h…

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July 10, 2022

Making People Matter: A Talk on Black and Asian Solidarity

(S7, EP 6): For this episode, I invited both Consuela Hendricks and Angela Lin, co-presidents of People Matter, a community-based…

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June 26, 2022

Creating My Abundance w/ Marpheen Chann

TW: Discussions of intergenerational & adoptee trauma (S7, EP 5) Marpheen Chann joined me for this week's episode. He's a queer K…

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June 12, 2022

Replenishing Ourselves w/ Soultree

(S7, EP 4) Soultree Camba (they/them), Filipinx Marshallese American artist, creator, and longtime friend joined me for this week…

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Recent Blog Posts


NguyenCoffeeSupply, America’s first specialty Vietnamese coffee company and proud champion of the resilient robusta bean. Follow them on IG @Nguyen…

Nguyen Coffee Supply Sponsors The Banh Mi Chronicles

Nguyen Coffee Supply will sponsor the 7th season theme, "reClaim" of The Banh Mi Chronicles Podcast

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Greetings everyone,   As April is underway, there are several things happening this month that I'm excited to share with you.  Here are a few…