Season 8

April 22, 2023

VietFive w/Tuan Huynh

(S8 Finale) Check out my interview with Tuan Huynh, founder of VietFive Coffee which is the featured sponsor of the 8th season of the podcast. Bio: Tuan Huynh, founder of VietFive Coffee, is also an award-winning Creative Dir...

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April 16, 2023

Art to Serve Justice w/Ginger Leopoldo

(S8, EP 12) Meet Ginger Leopoldo, Executive Director of Circa Pintig, sponsor of the 8th season of The Banh Mi Chronicles, and learn about Circa Pintig's work in Chicago. Bio: Ginger Leopoldo is an educator, actor, director, ...

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April 9, 2023

Poetic Takes on Heroes and Villains w/guest host Dr. Joshua Nguyen an…

(S8, EP 11): On this week's episode, I invited past guest and poet Dr. Joshua Nguyen to be a special guest host. He interviewed Susan Nguyen, author of her poetry collection, "Dear Diaspora" about heroes and villains during t...

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April 2, 2023

Diving In w/ host Tony Ho Tran and guest Lan Samantha Chang

(S8, EP 10): For this week's episode, former guest Tony Ho Tran takes my place as a special guest host, and interviews Lan Samantha Chang, author of her latest novel, "The Family Chao". Bio: Lan Samantha Chang’s new novel, Th...

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March 26, 2023

Recovery in Progress w/Ko Chandetka

(S8, EP 9) For this week, I invited Ko Chandetka, an award-winning body builder to the show. We talked about his family’s resettlement in Elgin, IL after the Lao Civil War, his development as a body builder, and his recovery...

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March 19, 2023

Dust Child w/Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai

(S8, EP 8) For this week's episode, I am honored to bring in critically-acclaimed and best-selling author Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai as a guest. We discussed her latest book, "Dust Child", and the issues surrounding AmerAsians who ...

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March 12, 2023

The Veil Between Two Worlds w/ host Amy M Le & guest Christina Vo

(S8, EP 7) For this week's episode, my good friend Amy M. Le who has appeared in two of my episodes is back again on the podcast, this time as a guest host as she interviews our friend and writer, …

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March 5, 2023

Foreign Bodies w/guest Fiza Pirani & host Nisha Mody

(S8, EP 6) For this week's episode, Nisha Mody steps in as guest host, and chats with Fiza Pirani, the founder of Foreign Bodies, an award-winning newsletter on immigrant mental health. Hear them discuss the meaning of immig...

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Feb. 26, 2023

Punk and Recovery w/ Darro

Trigger Warning: Medical Scare (S8, EP 5) Meet Darro Chea, a Khmer American emo pop-punk artist originally from Brooklyn, NY. Hear his story about what got him into music, and his survival from a threatening brain tumor a f...

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Feb. 18, 2023

Dear White Women w/Misasha Suzuki Graham & Sara Blanchard

S8, EP 4: Sara Blanchard and Misasha Suzuki Graham, co-hosts of the Dear White Women Podcast join me for this week's episode as we talk about the genesis of putting together their podcast, what unlearning white supremacy and...

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Feb. 11, 2023

Somewhere Sisters by Erika Hayasaki

(S8, EP3) Check out this episode w/author, journalist, and educator Erika Hayasaki who recently released her book, "Somewhere Sisters: A Story of Adoption, Identity, and the Meaning of Family". We talked about the release of...

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Jan. 29, 2023

Reclaiming Your Courage w/Leslie Lew

TW/CW: Mentions of Anti-Asian hate, sexual violence, and gaslighting (S8, EP 2) Leslie Lew joins me for this week's episode as she talks about her work as a trauma-informed self-defense coach and what it means to break down ...

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Jan. 22, 2023

Dating, Nonprofits, and Oxford Commas w/Vu Le

On Season 8's first episode, I interviewed leading nonprofit commentator, Vu Le about the issues concerning philanthropy, and why it's deeply flawed and rooted in white supremacy. We chatted about what it's like to date a no...

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Jan. 15, 2023

Season 8 Premiere

Thank you for your patience as I am finally back from my months-long hiatus. Learn what's in store for Season 8. Enjoy the ride with new episodes each week! Sponsored by: VietFive Coffee: Start your day right with VietFive ...

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