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>

Recent Episodes

Feb. 28, 2021

Sometimes It Snows... w/ Amy M. Le

(S4, EP 9) Viet-American self-published author Amy M. Le joined me for this week's episode.  She is the author of three recently …

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Feb. 21, 2021

Uncovering to Recovering w/ Rebecca and Phillip Ozaki

(S4, EP 8) Rebecca and Phillip Ozaki joined me for this week's episode.  They are two of 4 children born and raised in Chicago, a…

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Feb. 14, 2021

Unapologetically Lao'd w/ Catzie Villayphonh

(S4, EP 7) Award winning Lao-American artist and poet Catzie Villayphonh joined me as a guest for this week's episode.  Catzie sp…

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Jan. 31, 2021

Chicago's White Supremacy w/ Odette Yousef

(S4, EP 5) Chicago WBEZ reporter Odette Yousef joined me as a guest for this episode.  Odette recently hosted Season 3 of Motive …

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Jan. 24, 2021

Fighting Anti-Asian and Water Injustice w/ Josina Morita

(S4, EP 4)  Josina Morita is my special guest for this week's episode.  Josina is currently serving her elected role as Commissio…

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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 …