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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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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 other API immigrants who are currently detained by ICE and facing deportation during the Covid-19 pandemic.  Anoop shares about the history of the deportation of visa and green-card holding Southeast Asian immigrants, and how it has continued to accelerate under the Trump administration.  Anoop offers important advice to those seeking to become better allies in the fight against ICE and advocate for the release of those facing deportation.


Special thanks to my sponsor Lawrence & 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 on their Facebook or Instagram @LawrenceandArgyle. 



Anoop Prasad is a Senior Staff Attorney at the Asian Law Caucus in San Francisco and also a part of Survived and Punished and Asian Prisoner Support Committee. Anoop works with Southeast Asian refugees in prison and immigration detention facing deportation due to criminal convictions. Their work has included organizing campaigns to stop deportations, policy campaigns to expand the use of clemency by Governors, and representing people facing deportation.

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