Season 2

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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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 born and raised in Cambodia. She has been living in the US, first as a college student …

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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. Khemarey is a 1.5 generation Cambodian American from the Chicagoland area. Back in 2017, she becam...

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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 writer / storyteller and genealogist, spoke about his journey to learn who his grandfather was thro...

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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 American in Bayou La Batre, Alabama and Mississippi before moving to Fayetteville, Arkansas. Sh...

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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 pandemic. It has been a challenge to continue the 2nd season of the podcast, but I …

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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 podcast. Tung is a Vietnamese-American podcaster, engineer, and musician. He currently runs a p...

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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. In this conversation, Vân shared her struggles with assimilation and expectations that are set...

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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 early upbringing in Washington state after his parents arrived there after surviving the Khmer Rouge...

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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 this episode. Thanhha recently released her critically-acclaimed fiction book, Butterfly Yello...

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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, "1975". It marks the 45 year anniversary of the end of the Vietnam and Laos Civil War, and …

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