Episodes

Jan. 17, 2022

119 - Phillip Nguyen - Executive Director of the Vietnamese American Roundtable

Philip Nguyễn is the Executive Director of the Vietnamese American Roundtable (VAR). After graduating from UC Berkeley with B.A. degrees in Ethnic Studies and Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies, he earned his M.A. degree in Asian American Studies ...

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Jan. 14, 2022

118 - From Pharmacist to Children’s Book Author - Alice Trinh - Author of Tet Together

Alice Duong Trinh is a second-generation Vietnamese American living in California. Her parents immigrated to the United States after the Vietnam war and she is the oldest of three daughters. She is a pharmacist, a wife, a mom, and an inspired traveler an...

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Jan. 12, 2022

117 - How A Tuan Almost Became A Tony - Tuan Lee - CEO Vervet

Tuan Lee currently guides the mission of VERVET: sharing the cultural wealth of Los Angeles and California one can (cheers) at a time with four ready-to-drink sparkling cocktails. Farm-to-can, clean and sustainable cocktails made by co-founder, veteran b...

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Jan. 6, 2022

116 How Does Human Trafficking Still Happen? Mimi Vu - Raise Partners/Modern Slavery Expert Explains

Mimi Vu has nearly 20 years of nonprofit experience in communications, policy, fundraising, program development, CSR, research, and advocacy for organizations such as Pacific Links Foundation, VinaCapital Foundation, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative...

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Dec. 31, 2021

Why is ABBA’s song Happy New Year So Popular In Vietnam?

Happy New Years to you all! Join me as I explore why Abba's song Happy New Year has become the theme song for New Year in Vietnam!

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Dec. 29, 2021

115 - Nam Phan - First Vietnamese Fighter in the UFC

Nam began training martial arts at 8yrs old under Grandmaster Ha Quoc Huy. He trained Quyen Dao (a Vietnamese martial art) for 9 years and earned his black belt at age 17. In 2000, Nam started Brazilian jiu jitsu under Carlson Gracie Black Belt – Franco ...

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Dec. 22, 2021

Ep. #114 English - Uyen Nguyen and Thanh Tan - Viets for Afghans

Website: https://www.vietsforafghans.org/ About us: https://www.vietsforafghans.org/about_us Donation link: https://www.vietsforafghans.org/donate   Our primary focus areas right now:  - Advocacy and allyship with the Afghan community - we want to cent...

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Dec. 18, 2021

Ep. #113 English - Vina Vo - BTS Expert: Why is BTS so important to understand?

Currently, Vina is the co-founder of the Novalia Collective, an organization dedicated to storytelling, community building, and belonging. But most importantly she is also a BTS super fan.  Graduating with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration a...

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Dec. 16, 2021

Ep. #112 English - Roy Vu - U.S. History Professor

Roy Vũ is a history professor at Dallas College, North Lake Campus, in Irving, Texas. He earned his Ph.D. in history at the University of Houston. His publications include co-editing Our Finite Bounty: An Anthology of Sustainability Topics (Kendall Hunt,...

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Dec. 13, 2021

Ep. #111 English - Alain Van Dinh - SIPHER Blockchain Game - Business Development

Alain Van Dinh is head of Partnership & Business-to-Business at SIPHER. Sipher is a 3D live action RPG, PvE, & PvP Blockchain Game. Alain discusses his evolution in Vietnam and involvement in the crypto and digital space.

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Dec. 7, 2021

Ep. #110 English - Christine Ha - The Blind Cook

Christine Huyen Tran Ha is an American chef, writer, restauranteur and TV host. She is the first blind contestant of Master Chef and the winner of its third season in 2012. While she has never studied cooking, she has a large following on her food blog. ...

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Nov. 29, 2021

Ep. #109 English Sheila Ngoc Pham - Writer, Editor and Producer

Sheila Ngoc Pham is a writer, editor and producer working across radio, print, online and screen. She regularly writes for literary and mainstream publications, and collaborates closely with cultural and art institutions. She is Contributing Editor (Aust...

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Nov. 27, 2021

Ep. #108 Tieng Viet - Danny Do - Đạo Diễn

Danny Đỗ là đạo diễn và nhà sản xuất, được biết đến với Fruition (2012), Chí Phèo Ngoại Truyện (2017) và All My Sole (2004).

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Nov. 24, 2021

Ep. #107 Tieng Viet - Auntie Tina - House of Ho

Cô Tina là em gái của bố Bình, gia trưởng của gia đình show House of Ho của HBO. Cô ấy mặc bất cứ thứ gì cô ấy muốn và cô ấy không ngại nói bất cứ điều gì cô ấy cảm thấy. Mặc dù trên màn ảnh có vẻ như cô ấy luôn là trung tâm của sự chú ý, nhưng cô Tina c...

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Nov. 23, 2021

Ep. #106 English Tai Tran - Asians Never Die Founder

Tai Tran, is the founder of the widely popular Asian focused social media page, Asians Never Die. The content is primary focused on Asian comedy, culture, and community.   Within 5 years, the community has grown to reach audiences in all ...

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Nov. 19, 2021

Ep. #105 Tieng Viet - Quyen Ngo - Diễn Viên

Quyên Ngô là một nữ diễn viên đã được đưa vào tường thuật những cuốn sách như The Mountain Sings (Nguyen Phan Que Mai) và Things We Lost to the Water (Eric Nguyen).

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Nov. 15, 2021

Ep. #104 English - Nicolas Henni-Trinh Duc - Vietnamese Art Historian

Nicolas Henni-Trinh Duc is an art historian of Vietnamese descent specializing in Vietnamese arts & based in Paris. He is a graduate of the University of La Sorbonne and is currently writing his doctoral thesis. He uses his Instagram account @vietnamesea...

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Nov. 11, 2021

Ep. #103 English - Daniel Nguyen - Founder Song Cai Gin

Born and raised in California, Daniel returned to Việt Nam working with Oxfam America, the American Wetlands Foundation, and the Việt Nam Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment on sustainable Mekong Delta development, focusing on agricultural supp...

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Nov. 5, 2021

Ep. #102 Andrea Nguyen - James Beard award-winning author, cooking teacher, and consultant

A federal bank examiner gone astray, Andrea Nguyen is living out her dream of writing impactful books, telling stories through food, and teaching others how to cook well. Named one the 100 Greatest Home Cooks of All Time by Epicurious, she has written si...

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Nov. 1, 2021

Ep. #101 English - Paul Nguyen - Manage the way the world sees you - Jane-Finch.com

Paul Nguyen, is a Canadian filmmaker and social activist. Nguyen was born in Toronto, Ontario to Vietnamese parents who fled to Canada after the fall of Saigon during The Vietnam War. After graduating from C.W. Jefferys Collegiate Institute, he attended ...

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Oct. 22, 2021

Ep. #100 English - Tran - Punk Rocker, Author, Educator, Classicist, and Tattooer

Phuc Tran, author of Sigh Gone, majored in Classical Languages and Literature at Bard College —got his Master’s Degree at University of Massachusetts Amherst, and then moved to New York City in 1997. There he apprenticed to be a tattooer while teaching L...

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Oct. 19, 2021

Ep.#99 Tieng Viet - Vị Đỗ - Cậu bé đánh giày trở thành người quản lý chương trình từ thiện trẻ em

Vị Đỗ từng là trẻ em lang thang đường phố, bây giờ là một người cha, nhiếp ảnh và quản lý chương trình tại tổ chức Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation. Vị di cư từ miền nông thôn Việt Nam lên Hà Nội từ khi 15 tuổi, nơi mà anh làm nghề đánh giầy kiếm tiền n...

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Oct. 15, 2021

Ep.#98 Tieng Viet - Anh Em M Team - Làm thế nào để trở thành đội trình diễn Taekwondo số một thế giới

Team-M taekwondo là một đội trình diễn và thi đấu nổi tiếng quốc tế đã làm nức lòng khán giả trong hai mươi năm qua. Các thành viên trong nhóm coi trọng tập thể hơn thành công của cá nhân, tạo ra một môi trường đào tạo lành mạnh thúc đẩy sự phát triển và...

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Oct. 11, 2021

Ep. #97 English -Thao Ha PhD - From Gang Life to Professor

When sociology professor Thao Ha talks about the social consequences of gangs, she can point to the scar on her arm. She was shot in a gang-related drive-by shooting as she was coming out of a billiards hall near where she lived in Houston. It’s not ever...

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