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Saigoneer Podcast: Traditional Vietnamese Culture's Role in Pop Culture; Dessert Fight

The latest episode of the Saigoneer Podcast is out now!

This week, we begin (1:12) by looking at how some young, contemporary Vietnamese musicians, artists and architects are taking inspiration from traditional Vietnamese culture and materials for their projects, rather than from foreign countries such as Taiwan or South Korea.

Then (15:36), we have our first food fight in quite some time, as we debate the merits of various Vietnamese desserts and ponder whether one is worthy of the title of 'national dessert.'

As always, we end with Bánh Mì Banter (30:01).

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Here are some links to topics we discussed in the episode:

Postcolonial Vietnam: New Histories of the National Past (Amazon)

Brad Makes Miso Paste (Bon Appetit)

Pop singer Hoang Thuy Linh, who makes a conscious effort to feature Vietnamese culture and literature in her work. (Saigoneer)

Domino's boba pizza. (CNN)

The new single 'Qua Cầu Gió Bay' by Limebócx, which samples a quan họ song.