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The Bánh Mì Chronicles

93 EpisodesProduced by Randy KimWebsite

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. Th… read more

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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 also realize how important it is to spend time shifting part of my focus away from the ongoing bad news that's happening now as part of my way of coping, and to also have an outlet for those who are seeking a temporary distraction.  I thank you for your support for this podcast as always, and wishing you all the love and protection that everyone here deserves.  


A month ago, I interviewed  Silong Chhun.  He's a 1.5 generation Khmer-American from Tacoma, WA.  He is an artist, a father of two, and a social justice / community leader.  His work includes highlighting important local artists in Tacoma, to being an outspoken community leader for the Khmer community, and most recently with his anti-deportation work that's been affecting the Southeast Asian community there.  We spoke about his recent exhibition called "Scars and Stripes" which centers on the Cambodian genocide, the US refugee resettlement and the growing deportation of Khmer Americans.  We talked about the meaning behind his work through "The Red Scarf Revolution", and so much more in this interview.  You won't want to miss this interview!


Special thanks to my sponsor, Lawrence and Argyle, a Viet-American owned merchandise line representing immigrant empowerment.  Get yourself a pin, hoodie or t-shirt and show off your immigrant pride.  Visit them at or follow them on IG @LawrenceandArgyle or on Facebook.



Silong is a multimedia artist, entrepreneur, and social justice advocate from Tacoma, Wa. Currently, the Communications Associate at Tacoma Community House, co-founder of the Khmer Anti-Deportation Advocacy Group, serves on the Arts & Heritage Advisory Council of Metro Parks Tacoma and the board of directors of Alchemy Skateboards.

An experienced creative director with a demonstrated history of working in media production, content creation, and marketing strategy with skills in videography, film-making, photography, audio editing and post-production, graphic design, and social media/marketing strategy.


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