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Saigoneer Podcast: Vietnam's Decade in Review

Our latest podcast episode is out now!

On this special single-segment show, we look back at the last decade in Vietnam through the lens of four societal trends: digital convenience, cyberculture, labor issues, and overtourism (1:32). The period from 2010 to 2019 brought incredible transformations to the country, and while these four subjects are by no means comprehensive, we believe they illuminate the profound ways in which daily life has changed for tens of millions of people in Vietnam.

As always, we close with Bánh Mì Banter (44:00).

Listen to this episode through the SoundCloud link below, or subscribe on Spotify, Apple, Google Podcasts or your preferred podcast platform.

Let us know if you think we missed any major trends or topics, and have a great week!

Here are some links relevant to what we discussed:

Grab Accounts for 73% of Ride-Share Trips in First Half of 2019: Report

E-Waste: How the Ghosts of iPhones Past Haunt Vietnam's Low-Income Communities 

After 3 Days of Rain, Historic Flooding Disrupts Life in Phu Quoc

The Discomforting Poetry of Vietnamese Cursed Image

The Growing Trash Mountains Threatening Phu Quoc's Way of Life

Highlands Coffee's Tet campaign

No Union, No Problem: Anatomy of a Vietnamese Wildcat

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