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Growing Up Nguyen

Growing Up Nguyen

By Growing Up Nguyễn
A story of 4 siblings holding onto our identity while fulfilling our parents' dreams: the blessings and challenges of being Nguyễn in America.
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Book 2, Chapter 4: Nguyen It Comes To Speaking Vietnamese
Do you speak another language? Tune into Huong, Karin Hanh, Hedda Hieu, and Benjamin Hoang as they discuss the blessings and challenges of a heritage language and whether it's worthwhile.
31:30
December 31, 2021
Book 2, Chapter 3: Nguyen It Comes To Race
Dissecting a term like racialization isn't easy but we get into it this episode! Huong, Karin Hanh, Hedda Hieu, and Benjamin Hoang share how our Vietnamese-American identity affects what people believe about us and what it means for the stories we tell ourselves.
26:10
December 31, 2021
Book 2, Chapter 2: Nguyen It Comes To Love
How do you know you're loved? Huong, Karin Hanh, Hedda Hieu, and Benjamin Hoang talk about what expressions and feelings of love mean and why this quiz can help you better connect with others.
21:45
December 31, 2021
Book 2, Chapter 1: Nguyen It Continues
While honoring the two year anniversary of their Bo's (father) passing, Huong, Hanh, Hieu, and Hoang have a discussion on grief and their different processes of moving forward. 
25:07
December 31, 2021
Chapter 8: Nguyen it Ends
We’ve talked about what it’s meant for us to be Vietnamese-American throughout several chapters. For this final chapter, we talk about customs and traditions and how we blended several to create and carry out a uniquely Vietnamese-American ceremony--the funeral for Bo, our dad.
43:56
October 10, 2020
Chapter 7: Nguyen in Vietnam Pt 2
12 years later… Hieu and Hoang visited Vietnam! They traveled from North to South Vietnam while riding a moped, dabbling in snorkeling, and even meeting unknown family members. This chapter, they share what it was like for them, years later after Huong and Hanh’s trip, to come face to face with being Vietnamese-American in Vietnam.
29:00
October 03, 2020
Chapter 6: Nguyen in Vietnam
Our first trip to Vietnam! And the first time meeting our paternal cousins... Well, for three of the crew, at least. From a wedding to the sand dunes, it was quite the journey. Listen in on today’s chapter to hear more about Huong and Hanh’s experiences on the other side of the Pacific Ocean and what it felt like to come face to face with being Vietnamese-American in Vietnam.
23:40
September 26, 2020
Chapter 5: Nguyen in America
This chapter, we got some confessions. But our real-life confrontations and conversations don’t need to be a secret! In today’s release, we delve into what our experiences have been like growing up Vietnamese in America.
34:45
September 19, 2020
Chapter 4: Nguyen Enough
You’ve probably felt out of place and awkward before. We’ve definitely felt the same, and especially when people have made a point of the things that make us stand out as Vietnamese-American. This chapter, we share stories and memories of those times we didn’t feel “Nguyen” enough.
21:50
September 12, 2020
Chapter 3: When Nguyen Met Nguyen
Tune in to learn more about what Huong, Karin Hanh, Hedda Hieu and Benjamin Hoang know and *still* don’t know about how our parents and grandparents came to the United States and how our parents met.
35:48
September 05, 2020
Chapter 1: Nguyen it Begins
For this first chapter of our book, Huong, Karin Hanh, Hedda Hieu, and Benjamin Hoang sit down to talk a bit about what brought about our podcast and what it was like growing up in our Nguyen household.
23:17
August 29, 2020
Chapter 2: The N'Compass
Huong, Karin Hanh, Hedda Hieu, and Benjamin Hoang delve into what our sibling relationship dynamic looks like and why we do (and don’t) work well together.
27:53
August 29, 2020