Cover art for podcast The Bánh Mì Chronicles

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

Support the Show

Supporting The Bánh Mì Chronicles will ensure they keep making the show you love

financial supportSupport

What Yuri Taught Me w/ Akemi Kochiyama

(S6, EP 3) Akemi Kochiyama joined in for this week's episode.  Akemi is the granddaughter of late Japanese-American activist icon Yuri Kochiyama. In this interview, we talk about Yuri's activism that began when she and her family were forcibly sent to the Japanese incarceration camps during WWII. In her activism work, Yuri connected with Malcolm X, Assata Shakur, and other Black activists to support the Black liberation movement while also speaking out against the Vietnam War, the US military industrial complex, and western imperialism. Akemi speaks about her grandma's legacy along with her family's long rich history with Black and Asian movements, her current movement work, and what this all means in today's current civil rights movements.  Please check out this episode to learn more about Akemi's work. 



Akemi Kochiyama is a scholar-activist, community builder who currently serves as the Director of Advancement at Manhattan Country School. She is also Co-Director of the Yuri Kochiyama Archives Project and co-editor of Passing It On: A Memoir by Yuri Kochiyama.  As a graduate of Spelman College, Akemi is also a doctoral candidate in the Ph.D. Program in Cultural Anthropology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and serves on the Board of The Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center.


This episode is sponsored by Red Scarf Revolution (RSR).  RSR is a merchandise line that honors and celebrates the Cambodian diaspora identity and experience.  Feel free to check out their merchandise line and get yourself a t-shirt, hat, or other gifts.  Be sure to visit or their IG at red_scarf_revolution to learn more about their work(s).

--- Support this podcast:
Educational emoji reaction


Interesting emoji reaction


Funny emoji reaction


Agree emoji reaction


Love emoji reaction


Wow emoji reaction


Listen to The Bánh Mì Chronicles


A free podcast app for iPhone and Android

  • User-created playlists and collections
  • Download episodes while on WiFi to listen without using mobile data
  • Stream podcast episodes without waiting for a download
  • Queue episodes to create a personal continuous playlist
RadioPublic on iOS and Android
Or by RSS
RSS feed

Connect with listeners

Podcasters use the RadioPublic listener relationship platform to build lasting connections with fans

Yes, let's begin connecting
Browser window

Find new listeners

  • A dedicated website for your podcast
  • Web embed players designed to convert visitors to listeners in the RadioPublic apps for iPhone and Android
Clicking mouse cursor

Understand your audience

  • Capture listener activity with affinity scores
  • Measure your promotional campaigns and integrate with Google and Facebook analytics
Graph of increasing value

Engage your fanbase

  • Deliver timely Calls To Action, including email acquistion for your mailing list
  • Share exactly the right moment in an episode via text, email, and social media
Icon of cellphone with money

Make money

  • Tip and transfer funds directly to podcastsers
  • Earn money for qualified plays in the RadioPublic apps with Paid Listens