Jan. 17, 2021

Across the Front Lines w/ Kalaya'an Mendoza

(S4, EP 3) Kalaya'an Mendoza (He / Him / SIya) shares his community organizing experience over the years, and more recently, during the 2020 racial civil unreast. Kalaya'an discusses his work in helping to promote nonviolent...

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Jan. 10, 2021

To Forgive Myself w/ Loung Ung

(S4, EP 2). Khmer-American author Loung Ung joined me for this episode. She is best known for her international best-seller First, They Killed My Father. She recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of her debut book which ch...

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Jan. 3, 2021

Cool Woman w/ TRACE

(S4, EP 1) Vietnamese-American singer TRACE joined me as my first guest to kick things off for Season 4. Fresh off her latest single and video release, "Cool Women", TRACE shared her experiences becoming a singer-songwriter ...

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Dec. 27, 2020

Season 4 Trailer

I am excited to ring in the 2021 year with a new 4th season with a fresh lineup of incredible guests for this show. I decided to name this season’s theme, “Process” after reflecting on what has been a turbulent …

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Oct. 25, 2020

Season 3 "Where Do We Stand" Closing Remarks

Closing remarks to end Season 3, "Where Do We Stand?" theme. Be on the lookout for Season 4, "Process" coming in early 2021 !! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------...

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Oct. 18, 2020

If I Am to Rule, Then May I Submit to Love w/ MILCK

(S3, EP 11) We reached our final guest to close out Season 3 continuing the theme, "Where Do We Stand?". MILCK (Connie Lim) is an Asian-American recording artist who first received international attention for her song "Quiet...

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Oct. 11, 2020

Destination: Queer Asian w/ Maya Reddy

(S3, EP 10) Maya Reddy, founder of Queer Asian Social Club (QASC), joins me for this episode as part of the Season 3 theme, "Where Do We Stand?" Maya. a queer South Asian professional golfer, founded QASC to promote intersec...

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Oct. 4, 2020

Organizing with the Fam w / Kristina Tendilla

(S3, EP 9) Kristina Tendilla joins me as my guest for this Season 3's theme "Where Do We Stand?" Kristina is a queer Filipinx-American community organizer in Chicago and current Executive Director of AFIRE (Alliance of Filip...

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Sept. 27, 2020

Serving the Mission w/ Rep. Chris Chyung

(S3, EP 8) In continuation of the Season 3 theme, "Where Do We Stand?", Indiana State Representative Chris Chyung joined me as my guest for this episode. In 2018, he became the youngest (at 25 years old) & first Korean-Amer...

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Sept. 20, 2020

It's Our Time Now w/ Suely Saro Ed.D

(S3, EP 7) Suely Saro Ed.D. joins me as a guest for the Season 3 edition of "Where Do We Stand?" Suely is currently running for Long Beach City Council. Earlier this year, she beat her opponent who has been …

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Sept. 13, 2020

Organizing Through Teaching w/ Jianan Shi

(S3, EP 6) Jianan Shi joined in as a guest for this week's episode which was recorded on July 24th. Jianan is the Executive Director with Illinois Raise Your Hand, a parent advocacy organization that organizes parents around...

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Sept. 6, 2020

Documenting My Dream w/ Dr. Tereza Lee

(S3, EP 5) In this week's episode, I spoke with my old friend Tereza Lee back in July. Tereza is a mother of 3, professional pianist, and a long-time immigration rights activist. Tereza was one of the pioneers of the …

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Aug. 30, 2020

Re-Imagining Equity in the Workplace w/ Michelle Kim

(S3, EP 4) Michelle Kim joined in for this week's episode as part of Season 3's theme, "Where Do We Stand?". Michelle is a queer social justice activist, and is currently the CEO of Awaken, which provides interactive DEI (Di...

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Aug. 23, 2020

Uncovering Minor Feelings w/ Cathy Park Hong

(S3, EP 3) Cathy Park Hong joined me for this week's episode of the podcast. Cathy is a Korean-American poet, writer, and professor at Rutgers-Newark University. Cathy recently released her critically acclaimed essay book, ...

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Aug. 16, 2020

The Work to Liberate w/ Anoop Prasad

(S3, EP 2) Anoop Prasad, Immigration Attorney w/ Asian Law Caucus, joins in for this episode continuing on the Season 3 theme "Where Do We Stand?" as he talks about the current situation that has affected Southeast Asian and ...

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Aug. 5, 2020

Surviving to Educate w/ Annie Tan

(S3, EP 1) Annie Tan, special education teacher, activist, writer and storyteller, kicks things off as my first guest of the 3rd season of the podcast. In this discussion, Annie talked about the challenges she has faced as a...

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Aug. 2, 2020

Season 3 Theme "Where Do We Stand?"

I am excited to be back and share with you a new 3rd season of "The Banh Mi Chronicles" Podcast. For this 3rd season, the podcast will be exploring the theme, "Where Do We Stand?" as I sit down and …

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June 8, 2020

Season 2 "1975" Finale

Welcome to the Season 2 Recap of The Banh Mi Chronicles Podcast! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------...

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May 31, 2020

Where Do We Go From Here? w/ Viet Thanh Nguyen

(S2, EP 14) For this Season 2 finale centering on the theme, "1975", NY Times best seller and Pulitzer Prize winner Viet Thanh Nguyen joins in as a guest on the podcast. In this episode, Viet reflects on the growing …

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May 24, 2020

Building My New Normal Pt 2 w/ Sina Sam

(S2, EP 13.2) For this week’s part 2 episode, I interviewed guest Sina Sam, a longtime Cambodian-American community leader from Washington State. She became the first Cambodian American woman to serve as the Commissioner for...

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May 17, 2020

Building My New Normal Pt. 1 w/ Sina Sam

(S2 EP 13.1) Sina Sam, a 1.5 generation Khmer-American chatted with the podcast for our two-part interview. She became the first Cambodian-American woman to serve as the Commissioner for the Asian Pacific American Affairs (C...

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May 10, 2020

I Am A Refugenius w/ Saymoukda Vongsay

(S2, EP 12) For this week's episode of The Banh Mi Chronicles Podcast centering on the theme "1975", Lao American writer and playwright Saymoukda Vongsay aka "Refugenius" joins in as a guest and shares her family's migration ...

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May 3, 2020

No Longer Strangers to Each Other w / Sambath Meas

(S2, Ep 11) For this week's episode of the podcast, Cambodian-American author Sambath Meas joins in as my guest. She's 1.5 generation Cambodian-American who grew up in the Chicago Uptown neighborhood. She is the author of ...

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April 26, 2020

Processing the "In-Between": My Hmong-American Journey w/ Kevin Yang

(S2, EP 10) In continuing the 2nd season “1975" theme, I interviewed Kevin Yang, a 2nd generation Hmong American from the Twin Cities in Minnesota. Kevin is a multi-discipline artist which includes being a spoken word artis...

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