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The Bánh Mì Chronicles

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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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ReClaiming my Narrative w/ Noor Hindi

TW: Mentions of Palestinian & state-sanctioned violence / Covid Trauma regarding evictions


 (S7, E2) Noor Hindi (she/her/hers) stopped by for this week's episode back in April as she is preparing for the release of her debut poetry collection book, DEAR GOD, DEAR BONES, DEAR YELLOW coming out this May.  We talked about her journey in poetry including her critically acclaimed 2020 poem, "Fuck Your Lecture on Craft, My People Are Dying" which focuses on the continual violence against the Palestinian people.  We discussed the diaspora, colonization, her work as a journalist uncovering the eviction crisis during Covid-19 in Akron, OH, and the self-care she does for herself.   --- Bio: Noor Hindi is a Palestinian-American poet and reporter. She is a 2021 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellow. Hindi earned her BA and MFA in poetry from the University of Akron. She released her poem, “Fuck Your Lecture on Craft, My People Are Dying” to critical acclaim in December  2020.  Noor will soon be releasing her poetry book DEAR GOD. DEAR BONES. DEAR YELLOW.   Due to come out on May 31st which you can order your copy now.  You can follow Noor on Twitter @MyNrhindi. 


Season 7 sponsors:

 Nguyen Coffee Supply: You know what goes well with a banh mi?  Freshly roasted Vietnamese coffee from Nguyen Coffee Supply.   Yes, that’s right! Nguyen Coffee Supply is America’s first specialty Vietnamese coffee company and proud champion of the resilient robusta bean.The company imports through direct-trade relationships with Vietnamese farmers and roasts in Brooklyn, New York. Founded in 2018 by 1st generation entrepreneur-activist Sahra Nguyen, the company is on a mission to change the future of coffee through diversity, sustainability and cultural integrity.  Specifically, they diversify the industry through Vietnamese coffee, elevate resilient robusta as the key to our sustainable coffee future and transform the landscape through economic advancement for both arabica & robusta farmers, globally.  Check out their website at or follow them on Facebook [tag].  Be sure to use the code: BANHMI10 to get your discount when you make a purchase on their website. 

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