Second Wave Second Wave, a new podcast from KUOW and PRX debuting this fall, explores the Vietnamese-American refugee experience and the challenges this community faces even now, four decades after the end of the Vietnam War.
Second Wave

Second Wave

From KUOW

Second Wave, a new podcast from KUOW and PRX debuting this fall, explores the Vietnamese-American refugee experience and the challenges this community faces even now, four decades after the end of the Vietnam War.

Most Recent Episodes

My family fled Vietnam, now I might go back

What would it take to pack up your life and move to a new country? It's a question Thanh Tan's parents didn't have the luxury of asking when they fled...

My family escaped Vietnam. Others in their boat were not so lucky

I was 6 or 7 years old. And I didn't want to go to swimming lessons at the YMCA. Like, I really didn't want to go.

Why you'll see the South Vietnamese flag flying in Seattle

I grew up in the United States. Like any all-American kid, I said the Pledge of Allegiance, celebrated the Fourth of July and saluted the American flag....

Pho

When Thanh Tan was growing up, pho wasn't cool. Now, it's an "it" dish and taking on a life of its own as more Americans eat and serve it.

The Beauty Pageant

What makes the "ideal" Vietnamese-American woman? In the latest episode of our new podcast Second Wave, Thanh Tan finds herself confronting that question after she is invited to judge a local Vietnamese beauty pageant.

Good guys, bad guys

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick join Thanh Tan, host of our new podcast Second Wave , to discuss the new documentary, "The Vietnam War."

Viet kieu

Ever realize there is more to your family's past than you've been told? Welcome to Second Wave, an American story that begins in Vietnam.

Preview: Second Wave

Hear what's in store for season one of Second Wave, an American story that begins in Vietnam. The new podcast from KUOW and PRX debuts September 5, 2017.