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Being a part of the Vietnamese culture of over 100 million people comes with plenty of history, privilege, honor, and not to mention painful challenges. Join Kenneth Nguyen as he spotlights Vietnamese experience from around the world! Each podcast episode explores the creative process of individuals shaping the diversity of what it means to be Vietnamese--as a local, born and raised, or as a third culture kid. Gain insight on the divisions that separate us politically and culturally. This po ...
 
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Mai Thi Nguyen-Kim is a chemist and science journalist. During her doctoral studies at Harvard, she started the Youtube channel The Secret Life of Scientists, which marked the start of her mission to “infect” people with a love of science. She lives in Germany, where she hosts a national TV series on science and produces the Youtube channel Mailab.…
 
Georgina Godwin sits down with UK writer Rupert Thomson to discuss his life and career to date. In a long and fruitful writing career, Thomson has written 13 novels and a memoir, earning countless plaudits alongside awards such as the Writers’ Guild non-fiction book of the year. As well as longer-form writing, his work has featured in publications …
 
André Aciman is a prolific author, best known for his best-selling novel and subsequent big-screen hit ‘Call Me by Your Name’, as well as being a professor of comparative literature at The Graduate Center, City University of New York. He speaks to Georgia Godwin about his latest collection of essays ‘Homo Irrealis’, which explores time, memory and …
 
Senator Joe Nguyen was born in White Center, raised in Burien and currently lives in West Seattle. His experiences growing up in an immigrant community as the son of Vietnamese refugees and being raised by a single mother informs much of his service today. He is the chair of Wellspring Family Services’ Associate Board, which works on issues related…
 
Fiona Mozley is arguably one of Britain’s most exciting young writers. The former bookseller catapulted to fame when her debut novel ‘Elmet’ was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. It went on to earn plaudits across the board as well as winning the Somerset Maugham Award and the Polari First Book Prize. Her latest novel, ‘Hot Stew’, is a fascinating …
 
Bùi Văn Phú là một giảng viên đại học và một nhà văn tự do sống ở San Francisco. Anh đã làm việc với Peace Corps ở Togo, Tây Phi với tư cách là giáo viên khoa học trung học và với Cao ủy Liên hợp quốc về người tị nạn ở Đông Nam Á với tư cách là nhà tư vấn giáo dục. Anh là cộng tác viên thường xuyên cho nhiều hãng truyền thông. Tác phẩm của anh đã đ…
 
Isabel Costello is a British writer and aromatherapist with a lifelong love of France. She has been nominated for numerous awards for her short fiction writing and in 2016 she released her first novel, ‘Paris Mon Amour’. In this week’s Monocle Reads, Isabel speaks to Georgina Godwin about her latest book ‘Scent’, set in Paris and Provence, which fo…
 
Lê Hoàng Nguyên grew up as a proud Republican from Houston, Texas who used his personal funds after the death of George Floyd to put up a Black Lives Matter billboard in the Southwest Area of Houston, Texas (also known as Bellaire or Chinatown) in an effort to support the fight against racism. In the months following his action he faced heavy backl…
 
British writer Esther Freud’s first novel, ‘Hideous Kinky’, was shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys prize and made into a film starring Kate Winslet. Following that, she went on to receive numerous awards and selected by ‘Granta’ as a best young British novelist selection. She has since gone on to write many books and plays and also teaches cre…
 
Thái Nguyễn sinh ra tại Mỹ Tho, Việt Nam. Anh học may từ năm 9 tuổi tại trường dạy may của cha mẹ anh. Gia đình di cư đến Hoa Kỳ vào năm 1993 khi Thái 13 tuổi, ở tiểu bang Washington. Thái Nguyên tốt nghiệp trường phổ thông ở Olympia năm 1999. Anh là thành viên tổ chức lãnh đạo Doanh nghiệp Tương lai của Hoa Kỳ. Sau đó Thái Nguyễn chuyển đến Califo…
 
Bennett Voyles is an American business writer and an avid walker based in Berlin. He speaks to Georgina Godwin about his latest book ‘Onwards, Backward! -or- A Ramble to Santiago’. It follows Bennett along with his wife and three teenage daughters as they attempt the 1,500-kilometre journey of both the French and Spanish legs of the Camino de Santi…
 
1 in 5 credit union members report that they would be willing to leave their credit union for a bank if innovation was not a priority.If you’re a regular listener of this podcast, you know that we often bring our research fellows on so that you have a chance to hear directly from them, get to know a little more about the work they are doing and lea…
 
Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich opened their first restaurant, Honey & Co, in London in 2012. Since then they have become known for serving delicious Middle Eastern food using the best ingredients, all with an extremely warm welcome from one of the friendliest teams in town. Both originally from Israel, they sat down with Georgina Godwin to discu…
 
Bà Trần Tố Nga, là một phụ nữ Việt Nam mang quốc tịch Pháp, bắt đầu khởi kiện hơn một chục công ty hóa chất vào năm 2014 tại nước pháp. Những công ty này đã sản xuất và bán chất độc da cam cho quân đội Mỹ trong Chiến tranh Việt Nam. Hàng triệu đồng bào Vietnam, trong đó có bà và các con của bà, chịu đựng nhiều bệnh tật và đã qua đời, bởi hậu quả từ…
 
For our last Monocle Reads episode with Hay festival, we look at how its programme explores our post-coronavirus future. Georgina Godwin speaks with Everyday Sexism founder Laura Bates – who will lead a series of discussions at Hay around motherhood and the ways in which the pandemic has impacted it – and with award-winning writer and journalist Ma…
 
Trước khi bắt đầu làm việc trong lĩnh vực phim và mỹ phẩm, Kim sinh sống và làm việc tại Singapore trong ngành dịch vụ và giải trí. Hãy tham gia cùng Kim khám phá cách cô ấy chuyển sang lãnh vực hoá trang điện ánh. • Kong Skull Island - Legendary Film, Directed by Jordan Roberts • Da 5 Bloods - Netflix/ Directed by Spike Lee • Kumathong - That Son …
 
Mentored early on by master action director Corey Yuen, Bao was instilled with an approach to action that doesn't rely solely on spectacle, but also draws on story and character. His editing credits include 'Cho Lon,' one of Southeast Asia's highest-budgeted action blockbusters, and 'Jackpot,' a heartfelt comedy selected as Vietnam's official entry…
 
Last fall, Filene launched a new research center to focus on the power of credit unions’ social and community impact — not only to explore the way that this type of work being done by credit unions, if strategically maximized, partnered and amplified, has potential to significantly and positively transform entire communities, but also to explore th…
 
Suzanne Heywood made her name in the corporate world, with stints at McKinsey and now CNH Industrial. Her latest book, ‘What Does Jeremy Think? Jeremy Heywood and the Making of Modern Britain’, details the life of her late husband, a former head of the Home Civil Service. It combines the emotion of a biography with a look at a man considered to be …
 
Olivia Tu Tram Mai, thường được biết đến với tên Mama Mai, là bà mẹ sống động, vui nhộn, trào phúng của Jeannie Mai. Mama Mai đã xuất hiện lần đầu tiên trên “The Real” là chương trình talk show nổi tiếng tại Hoa Kỳ vào năm 2014. Những ngày khế tiếp mạng lưới toàn cầu phát cuồng vì sự xuất hiện video của mama Mai đã thu về hơn hai triệu view trên Yo…
 
PM300 is a series of panels exploring issues of leadership and democracy at the 34th spring edition of the Hay festival. It marks the 300th anniversary of Britain appointing its first prime minister. To find out more about the series, Georgina Godwin speaks to author and PM300 panellist, Carole Walker, as well as chief of staff at Hay and organiser…
 
British writer Matthew Kneale has been based in Rome for the best part of 20 years. Born in London to a family of writers, he studied at Oxford and taught english in Japan before embarking on his own writing career, during which he’s published seven novels, including the Booker-shortlisted ‘English Passengers’, and three works of non-fiction. His l…
 
Clive Anderson and Gemma Cairney are joined by Marianne Faithfull, Stephen Mangan, Kristin Hersh and Alexia and Jaye J from the band SVN, for an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy. With music from Matt Sweeney and Bonnie 'Prince' Billy and Lainey Wilson.By BBC Radio 4
 
Dan Vo is the manager of the six-time Grammy award winning rapper, Apl.de.Ap, co-founder of the Black Eyed Peas. He talks about connecting his and Apl’s culture to mainstream entertainment in the next decade. Dan is a former English instructor at Vietnam-German University, a school which stemmed from a joint cooperation between the German and Vietn…
 
This week we continue exploring the programme of the upcoming Hay Festival with a closer look at Hay-on-Earth, a series of 22 events exploring the latest environmental science, sustainable policies and creative responses to the climate crisis. Georgina Godwin talks with two of the writers speaking as part of Hay-on-Earth; author and scientist Jonat…
 
House of Ho is an American reality television series on HBO Max that chronicles the daily lives of patriarch Binh Ho, matriarch Hue Ho, their daughter Judy Ho, their son Washington Ho and his wife Lesley Ho and Reagan Ho. Power couple Binh and his wife Hue immigrated from Vietnam to the United States with little money, relying on hard work to estab…
 
As Chef Tu David Phu sees it, the path to cooking his unique brand of Vietnamese-California cuisine has as much to do with his birthright as his birthplace. Phu is an Oakland, CA-born first generation Vietnamese-American chef whose family hails from the island of Phu Quoc, accredited as the birthplace of fish sauce in Asia. Chef Tu’s family has bee…
 
Nguyễn Ngọc Minh Huy thường được biết đến với nghệ danh Wowy là một rapper, nhà sáng tác ca khúc người Việt Nam. Anh là một trong những rapper tiên phong ở miền Nam khi bắt đầu hoạt động trong nhóm SouthGanz năm 2006. Wowy tiếp cận hip hop từ rất sớm và đã dự thi các sự kiện, hoạt động văn hóa đường phố khác như breakdance, vẽ graffiti trước khi đế…
 
Hieu Huynh-Gray is an award-winning Sr. Writer/Producer having previously worked at CNN with some of the network’s biggest stars like Anthony Bourdain and Larry King. She is now a filmmaker focused on Asian American narratives. Her latest documentary Quan 13 delves into the Vietnamese diaspora in Paris told through the lens of food. The film has sc…
 
Hay Festival has just announced the programme for its 34th spring edition, a digital event broadcasting some of the world’s greatest writers and thinkers from the small town of Hay-on-Wye. To get an overview, we hear from chair of the festival Caroline Michel, as well as two of the writers speaking: award-winning author Jon McGregor and hugely succ…
 
Tram Nguyen is the State Representative for the 18th Essex District, which includes parts of Andover, Boxford, North Andover, and Tewksbury. She is a first generation Vietnamese-American immigrant and was the first person in her family to graduate from college and law school. She earned a Bachelor's Degree from Tufts University and a Juris Doctor f…
 
Kimberly Kay Hoang’s research interests center on sociology of gender, globalization, economic sociology, and qualitative methods. A central focus of her work is to understand the gendered dynamics of deal brokering in Southeast Asia’s emerging markets. She is the author of, Dealing in Desire: Asian Ascendancy, Western Decline, and the Hidden Curre…
 
Georgina Godwin talks to Terri White, the award-winning magazine editor and current editor-in-chief of ‘Empire’ magazine. From the outside it seemed as though she was living the dream but this could not have been further from the truth. Her book ‘Coming Undone’ is a deeply compelling and brutally honest memoir touching on mental health, alcoholism,…
 
ROSALINA Tran Lydster is a Vietnamese American jewelry designer. A Wall Street investment banker turned jewelry connoisseur, she founded her couture line, Jewelry by Rosalina, in 2002. With growing recognition and success to her credit throughout the last two decades, Rosalina began spending more of her time producing film and television. One of Ro…
 
Lydia Millet’s newest novel, A Children’s Bible, was nominated for the National Book Award, and called a masterly allegory for the climate crisis. The book follows a group of twelve eerily mature children on a forced vacation with their families at a sprawling lakeside mansion. Contemptuous of their parents, the children decide to run away when a d…
 
Polly Samson is a UK novelist and lyricist best known for writing the lyrics to seven tracks on Pink Floyd’s hit album, ‘The Division Bell’. The former journalist has written a number of critically acclaimed short stories and novels, the latest of which is ‘A Theatre for Dreamers’, a story of discovery set against the beautiful backdrop of Hydra, t…
 
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