Second Wave
Second Wave
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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
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...
Nov 28, 2017
21 min
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.
Nov 14, 2017
29 min
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....
Oct 31, 2017
24 min
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.
Oct 17, 2017
19 min
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.
Oct 3, 2017
24 min
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."
Sep 19, 2017
27 min
Viet kieu
Ever realize there is more to your family's past than you've been told? Welcome to Second Wave, an American story that begins in Vietnam.
Sep 5, 2017
18 min
Preview: Second Wave
Hear what's in store for season one of Second Wave, an American story that begins in Vietnam. The new podcast from KUOW and PRX debuts September 5, 2017.
Sep 1, 2017
3 min