About This Show
Welcome to the Saigoneer Podcast! This weekly show will allow listeners to take our reporting, insight and banter anywhere through in-depth discussions on the biggest news in Saigon and Vietnam, as well as interviews with special guests.
Most Recent Episode
Fruit Fight, Urbanist Hanoi Launch and Saigon Duo
7 days ago
Our first segment (1:28) evolved from a recent office conversation about which fruit deserves to be the national fruit of Vietnam. That debate revealed some rather controversial fruit-based opinions among our staff, so we've taken the argument to the airwaves to debate our favorites, from bottom to top tier.
Then (12:55), we call up our editor in Hanoi to discuss last week's launch of Urbanist Hanoi. What does our sister site hope to achieve, and what can we look forward to reading from the capital?
This week's interview segment (22:10) features Saigon Duo, who we mentioned in our conversation about contemporary Vietnamese literature from our fifth episode. The New York City-based pair of Duy Vo and Thao Bui are Saigon natives, and they discuss their writing and photography work, in addition to providing frank insight on their feelings of not belonging in either Vietnam, their homeland, or the United States, their adopted home.
Finally, we close with Banh Mi Banter (44:40).