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Mar 7, 2022

Welcome to Season 2, Episode 10! It’s time for another episode on food! This time we’re going to focus on one of our favorites… Vietnamese food. It’s interesting to examine the influences to Vietnamese food over the years that were a result of colonialism. Throughout all the occupiers, Vietnamese food has still had key flavors and ingredients used. We start this episode with some current events and end with a segment called Did You Know? In this one, we ask Did You Know that Dr. Seuss was a racist? Many have talked about this before, but the article The Cat is Out of the Bag by Katie Ishizuka and Ramon Stephens is a great resource for understanding how widespread Seuss’s white supremacist views were. If you’re looking for other children’s books with a variety of positive messages and better representation, then we recommend the linked blog post at Teach for the Change which features a great list at the end of it. For previous episodes and information, please visit our site at or for social media. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, email us at


  • 00:26 Current Events
  • 03:28 History of Vietnamese Food
  • 19:23 Did You Know? Dr. Seuss was Kind of Racist