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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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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 two books, "The Governor's Daughter" and "The Immortal Seeds".  We chatted about her upbringing in Uptown and delved deep into her complicated relationship with her parents.  Sambath shared her experience writing her two books, and what she hoped to inspire for other fellow Southeast Asian writers.  Please check out this episode, and after you do, please pick up a copy of one of her books which is available now.  


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 on Instagram @lawrenceandargyle or on their Facebook page. 


Bio: "After having graduated from Loyola University of Chicago with a bachelor’s degree in political science, and having worked in the corporate world for many years, I have decided to continue to improve myself and to contribute to the richness that is Chicago literature. I love reading history, mystery, supernatural, and science-fiction books. Reading generates ideas, and story ideas are flowing out of me like the Tonle Sap River. I am moving forward to chase that sought-after dream of being a writer. That is why I am attending Northwestern University in Chicago to hone my writing skills and to obtain my master’s degree in creative nonfiction. Writing is my refuge. While I am currently investigating the brutal murders of my uncle, his wife, and their fellow villagers in 1995, I am also working on my debut science-fiction novel. I hope to finish it this year"---Sambath Meas  For more on her bio, please visit

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