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Saigoneer Podcast: Vietnamese Christmas Movies and Author Debby Nguyen

Our second-to-last episode of 2020 is here!

With Christmas approaching, we had some fun this week and shared our ideas for festive movies that could take place in Vietnam (1:52). Home Alone set in an old Saigon villa? A female-led Die Hard sequel that takes over the Bitexco Financial Tower? What would your film pitch be?

Our interview guest (24:38) is Debby Nguyen, a student at Northeastern University and author of the new book Pills, Teas, and Songs: Stories of Medicine Around the World. We talked about her family's background in traditional Vietnamese medicine and the practice's role in the modern world.

As always, we end with Bánh Mì Banter (48:21).

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Let us know what you think of the show, and have a great week!

Links discussed this week:

Honeybees found using tools, in a first - to repel giant hornet attacks (National Geographic)

In Winter, Pandas Love to Roll in Horse Poop (Smithsonian Magazine)

The Call trailer

A Way with Words

Why We Love Bad Christmas Movies (Huffington Post)

Green mango candy with chili salt filling (Kenh14)