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The Spot: Retracing an Escape

Kristie Nguyen and Thanh Tan visit Kristie's mother's grave in Vietnam.

This week on KALW's showcase for the best stories from public radio podcasts and independent radio producers...

Escape,” produced for KUOW’s Second Wave, November 2017.


The podcast Second Wave shares untold stories of Vietnamese refugees who settled in the U.S. after the Vietnam War. In this episode, Second Wave host Thanh Tan joins her god sister Kristie to revisit their families’ escape from Vietnam. They encounter surprise and heartbreak along the way.

Subscribe to Second Wave on iTunes or Stitcher. Listen to more episodes and share your own stories of Vietnamese immigration at Second Wave’s website

This week's episode featured music from: Black Moth Super RainbowTycho, Blue Dot Sessions, and Vitamin String Quartet.

If you have a suggestion for a podcast or an audio project we should feature, please drop us a line at thespot@kalw.org.

Tune in next week for another episode of The Spot, only on KALW San Francisco.