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Saigoneer Podcast: Urbanist Vietnam's Launch; Áo Dài's Place in Modern Society

The podcast is back!

We begin (1:13) this week by talking about the recent launch of Urbanist Vietnam, our Vietnamese-language sister site. How do we decide which Saigoneer stories to translate into Vietnamese, and what can readers expect in terms of original features in the future?

Then (16:23), we discuss the áo dài in contemporary Vietnam. Cultural officials in Thua Thien-Hue Province have started wearing the outfit on the first Monday of every month. What is the iconic garment's place in contemporary Vietnam?

As always, we end with Bánh Mì Banter (34:24).

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