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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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I am excited to ring in the 2021 year with a new 4th season with a fresh lineup of incredible guests for this show.  I decided to name this season’s theme, “Process” after reflecting on what has been a turbulent 2020 year marred with civil unrest, the global pandemic and the recent US election.  in the aftermath of these events, I think of how the Asian American communities in particular are processing the challenges and losses from this past year, and how we as a community can learn from these experiences as we move onwards into 21.  This theme also explores the events in our journey that changed the course of our own living history, and how we work to find space for our own lifelong healing and reconciliation from our past.

I’m also happy to announce that Red Scarf Revolution will be my new sponsor for Season 4.  Red Scarf Revolution is founded and run by Silong Chhun who is a dear friend of mine and past guest on this podcast. Silong is a 1.5 generation Khmer-American artist and community advocate from Tacoma, Washington.  The Red Scarf Revolution is a Khmer-owned merchandise line, and as part of the collective work that he is doing to bring attention to the history of Khmer Americans through the Khmer Rouge, the US refugee resettlement period, and the recent deportation issues affecting many Khmer-Americans.  Be sure to check out his merchandise line and his work. You can follow Red Scarf Revolution on Instagram at red_scarf_revolution or on Facebook, or on his website at

Thank you to my season 4 guests for taking the time to be on this show, and for sharing your stories and your work.  It is an absolute honor and privilege to be talking with you for this important theme.

I want to thank all my listeners who have been following me on my podcast journey for the past year, and I am looking forward to bringing you a new collection of stories from my guests.  I hope you enjoy this season, and until then, please be safe, exercise vigilance, compassion, and love for one another.  Thank you.

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