8 episodes

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

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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

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