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Saigoneer Podcast: The Snack Chat and Saigon Children Executive Director Damien Roberts

Happy Monday!

On the latest Saigoneer Podcast episode, we share our love of all things snackable (1:27), whether American classics like Cheez-Its and Fig Newtons or Vietnamese staples like chuối nếp nướng and the astonishing variety of fruit-based snacks available here. Conversely, what are some of the worst snacks?

Our interview guest (20:01) is Damien Roberts, executive director of Saigon Children, the Saigon-based charity organization which provides education and vocational training to disadvantaged children throughout Vietnam, with a focus on the southern region. We discussed the charity's work over the years, the challenges of fundraising during a global pandemic, and Roberts' goals for the future.

Find out more about Saigon Children and how you can help here: www.saigonchildren.com

You can also donate to Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City (H2H), which is currently raising funds for Saigon Children and other charities in Vietnam until the end of this month.

As always, we end with Bánh Mì Banter (44:52).

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

Here are some links related to what we discussed:

Mrs. America trailer

Dr. Maurice Friedman, 87, Dies; Created 'Rabbit' Pregnancy Test (New York Times)

Trader Joe's and other US firms suppress unionization efforts during pandemic (The Guardian)