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Second Wave, a new podcast from KUOW and PRX, explores the Vietnamese-American refugee experience.

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    • 4.8 • 214 Ratings

Second Wave, a new podcast from KUOW and PRX, explores the Vietnamese-American refugee experience.

    My family fled Vietnam, now I might go back

    My family fled Vietnam, now I might go back

    What would it take to pack up your life and move to a new country? It’s a question Thanh Tan’s parents didn’t have the luxury of asking when they fled...

    • 21 min
    My family escaped Vietnam. Others in their boat were not so lucky

    My family escaped Vietnam. Others in their boat were not so lucky

    I was 6 or 7 years old. And I didn’t want to go to swimming lessons at the YMCA. Like, I really didn’t want to go.

    • 29 min
    Why you'll see the South Vietnamese flag flying in Seattle

    Why you'll see the South Vietnamese flag flying in Seattle

    I grew up in the United States. Like any all-American kid, I said the Pledge of Allegiance, celebrated the Fourth of July and saluted the American flag....

    • 24 min
    Pho

    Pho

    When Thanh Tan was growing up, pho wasn’t cool. Now, it’s an “it” dish and taking on a life of its own as more Americans eat and serve it.

    • 19 min
    The Beauty Pageant

    The Beauty Pageant

    What makes the “ideal” Vietnamese-American woman? In the latest episode of our new podcast Second Wave, Thanh Tan finds herself confronting that question after she is invited to judge a local Vietnamese beauty pageant.

    • 24 min
    Good guys, bad guys

    Good guys, bad guys

    Ken Burns and Lynn Novick join Thanh Tan, host of our new podcast Second Wave , to discuss the new documentary, "The Vietnam War."

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
214 Ratings

214 Ratings

ctakim ,

A wonderful, enriching and insightful podcast! Thank you Ms. Tan!

Stumbled upon this after hearing the Pho episode on NPR. As an Asian-American, the bicultural perspective is one that reasonates strongly. Excellent production and well-crafted. Not sure when or if a second season is due, but happy to wait patiently. I highly recommend this podcast!

Odkellmn ,

Wonderful voice for the Vietnamese American Community

Update: Still Waiting for more content from Thanh, every few months I go back and listen to season one.

I like that Thanh brings up topics that all of us Vietnamese American living in America faces through the decades since the Vietnam War. What I love about this podcast is Thanh. Her presentation and delivery of her ideas through the format of this show is fantastic. Here’s to hoping for plenty of future episodes to come.

Kaptain Paw ,

Great story telling

Looking forward to season 2. Great to hear perspectives of Vietnamese Americans.

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