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="https://anchor.fm/banhmichronicles/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/banhmichronicles/support</a>

Recent Episodes

Sept. 12, 2021

What Yuri Taught Me w/ Akemi Kochiyama

(S6, EP 3) Akemi Kochiyama joined in for this week's episode. Akemi is the granddaughter of late Japanese-American activist icon…

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Sept. 5, 2021

Things We Lost To The Water -- Eric Nguyen

(S6, EP 2) Eric Nguyen (He / Him) is a queer Viet-American author based in DC. He recently released his debut fiction novel, Th…

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Aug. 29, 2021

In The Face of Resistance w/ Andy Marra

(S6, EP 1) To kick off Season 6, Andy Marra (she / her / hers) joined me for this episode. Andy is currently the Executive Direc…

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Aug. 22, 2021

Season 5 Closeout / Season 6 Preview "Unfinished Business"

We have reached the conclusion of Season 5 "Our Becoming: An Asian LGBTQ Experience" and Season 6 is about to get started! Thank …

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Aug. 15, 2021

Journey to Come Clean w/ Joshua Nguyen

(S5, EP 12) Joshua Nguyen (He / Him) joined me as the final guest of Season 5's theme, "Our Becoming: An LGBTQ Asian Experience".…

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Aug. 8, 2021

To Create The Love We Deserve w/ Steven Wakabayashi

(S5, EP 11) Steven Wakabayashi (he / him) joined me as my guest for Season 5's "Our Becoming: An LGBTQ Asian Experience". He is …

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Recent Blog Posts

Welcome to the 4th Season of The Banh Mi Chronicles!

2021 has finally arrived, and my 1st episode of this year has dropped.  Check out my interview with Viet-American indie recording artist TRACE right…

Upcoming 4th Season!

As my podcast is currently on hiatus, I'll be launching Season 4 in January 2021. The theme will be called "Process". My guests and I will explore that t…

One Year Anniversary of the Podcast!

A year ago today, I launched The Banh Mi Chronicles Podcast. It was my first ever independent project. A couple of months earlier, I was doing my normal …