Episodes

April 18, 2020

Music to Keep Me Going w/ Punisa Pov

(S2, Ep 9) In this week's episode, Cambodian Artist and Musician, Punisa Pov joins me as my guest for the podcast. Punisa was bor…

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April 11, 2020

Discovering My Voice and Its Impact w/ Khemarey Khoeun

(S2 Ep 8) In continuing the theme, “1975” for this 2nd season, Khemarey Khoeun joins me as my guest for this week's episode. Khe…

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April 4, 2020

I Took A DNA Test And It Turns Out... w/ Tony Ho Tran

(S2, EP 7) For this week's episode for the podcast's Season 2 theme, "1975", Tony Ho Tran, 2nd generation mixed Viet American wri…

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March 28, 2020

Cambodian Roots of the American Deep South w / Simone Cottrell

(S2, EP 6) Simone Cottrell, an independent multi disciplinarian theatre maker, shares her experience growing up as a mixed Khmer …

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March 21, 2020

Scars and Stripes w/ Silong Chhun

(S2, EP 5) It has been an emotionally difficult ordeal for all of us as we are grappling with the severity of the coronavirus pan…

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March 15, 2020

Sioux Falls to Denver: Rolling Up My Sleeve w/ Tung Nguyen

(S2, EP 4) Tung Nguyen joined me as a guest for this episode. Tung and I connected on Instagram when we discovered each other's …

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March 9, 2020

CORONAVIRUS INTERRUPTED

I decided to do an impromptu episode, breaking away from my normal podcast routine, and spend some time talking about my own feel…

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March 7, 2020

Understanding My Journey and Fight w/ Vân Huynh

(S2, EP 3) I chatted with Vân Huynh , a queer Viet-American immigration attorney who splits her time between Atlanta and Chicago.…

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March 1, 2020

Laughter Is Our Survival w/ Hella Chluy

(S2, EP 2) Meet Phanit Duong aka Hella Chluy for this week's episode. In his first-ever interview, Phanit chatted about his earl…

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Feb. 23, 2020

Writing the Vietnamese-American Journey w/ Thanhha Lai

(S2, EP 1) For the 1st episode for Season 2's "1975" theme, Viet-American bestselling author Thanhha Lai joined me as a guest for…

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Feb. 16, 2020

"1975" - 2nd Season Preview Trailer

Welcome back everyone! To kick things off in the 2020 year, I decided to devote this second season revolving around the theme, "1…

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Jan. 12, 2020

Season 1: It's A Wrap!

Season 1 of The Banh Mi Chronicles podcast has finally concluded! Thank you to everyone who has followed and listened to the pod…

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Jan. 5, 2020

Storytelling: Recording Our History in Action w/ Dr. Ada Cheng

For the season 1 finale of the podcast, Dr. Ada Cheng joins me as a guest on the podcast. I met Ada back in June 2016 at a queer…

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Dec. 29, 2019

Celebrating Resiliency Through Music w/ SuperKnova

For this week's season 1, episode 11, singer / musician SuperKnova chats with me and shares her journey as a Korean-American tran…

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Dec. 22, 2019

The Layers of Community Organizing w/ Brandon Lee

For this week's Season 1, Episode 10, Brandon Lee, Japanese-American and community activist from the Chicago Uptown neighborhood…

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Dec. 15, 2019

Breaking Banh Mi and Pouring Nuoc Mam w/ Huy Nguyen and Mickael Van P…

For this week's Season 1, Episode 9, Huy Nguyen and Mickael Van Pham sit down and chat about their different paths going into com…

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Dec. 8, 2019

Wearing the Hats of Intersectional Identities, Activism.....And Baske…

For this week's Season 1, Episode 8, Joy Messinger sits down "The Banh Mi Chronicles" podcast and takes us on a journey as a que…

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Dec. 1, 2019

Revisiting Childhood Memories from a 2nd Generation Vietnamese Americ…

For this week's S1, Ep 7, Jenn Ho, the creator of Lawrence & Argyle sits down with The Banh Mi Chronicles podcast as she reflects…

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Nov. 24, 2019

Inside the Political Activism Trenches w/ Loreen Targos

For S1 Episode 6, Loreen Targos shares her experience in the political activism / advocacy sphere. She talks about mixed Asian i…

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Nov. 17, 2019

Chicago Uptown--a Refuge for Southeast Asian folks, 2nd Gen Transitio…

Welcome to S1 Ep5 of "The Banh Mi Chronicles" podcast. I bring to you Hac Tran, a 2nd generation Viet-American who speaks about …

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Nov. 3, 2019

Discovering and Nurturing Our Khmer-American Roots w/ Sok Theary Nak …

For this Season 1, Episode 4, I spoke with both Sok Theary Nak and Leakhena (Lyk) Yoeun. We serve together as board members with…

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Oct. 27, 2019

Carrying a "Handful of Sand" with Anu Bhatt

For this season 1, episode 3, I welcome Anu Bhatt as our guest for this episode. Anu is an actor, dancer, and playwright. She wa…

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Oct. 20, 2019

Processing Loss & Living w/ Joanna Leynes

Trigger warning: Topic of suicide and mental health For Season 1, Episode 2, I chatted with Joanna Leynes who shares her persona…

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Oct. 13, 2019

Navigating Love and Care through Music and for Our Loved Ones w/ Etzk…

For our 1st episode, Etzkorn Lewis Wong shares his upbringing as a mixed Asian-American in Chicago-Rogers Park, his new journey a…

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