This week’s episode of The Adelaide Show, Vietnamese in Adelaide, explores the food, culture, and history of Vietnamese Australians in SA.
Our guests this week are Kim Le and Viet Bui, two cousins who share culture and a love for stand up comedy.
This week, we have an SA Drink Of The Week that is an absolute bargain from The Poplars, Coonawarra.
In IS IT NEWS, Nigel challenges us on stories about Indochina.
In 100 Weeks Ago, we take you back to the 2016 Adelaide Fashion Festival.
And in the musical pilgrimage … we have a new song from Dan White.
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Running Sheet: Adelaide Vietnamese Style
|You did a TED talk?|
|Theme and Introduction. Our original theme song in full is here, Adelaidey-hoo.|
|00:02:25||SA Drink Of The Week
2008 The Poplars Coonawarra Autumn Harvest Botrytis Chardonnay 375 ml … tasting notes
This is a steal for $15 a bottle. Read more and buy this Botrytis online here.
|00:05:47||Kim Le and Viet Bui|
In 1976, the first Vietnamese boat people arrived in Australia, landing in Darwin. This arrival happened in the wake of the Vietnam War which ended in 1975 when Communist forces captured Saigon and South Vietnam surrendered. Vietnamese people continued to arrive in Australia en masse for 20 years and today there are around 200,000 people of Vietnamese background in Australia. Two of them are joining us tonight, the so-called Double Dragon comedy duo, Kim Le and Viet Bui.
Kim, you make a joke about your parents being boat people. What is your family’s story in relation to arriving in Australia.
Viet, what is your story.
By the way, Amy Dale, the curator at the Migration Museum will be listening to your chat tonight, with interest and she’s keen to hear from you if you have any objects relating to Vietnam or your family’s migration.
Viet, in your act, you are quite strong about some cultural icons like pho. What is that, how do you pronouce it, and how significant is it in Vietnamese culture?
There is a lot of material about white privilege today. In one, I saw it said it is white privilege to LEARN about racism rather than EXPERIENCE it. Have you and do you experience racism today?
Kim, how did Europe differ, if at all?
How do you react when you hear about asylum seekers wanting to come to Australia, and all the political posturing that surrounds the topic?
What did you think when His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC was named as governor of South Australia?
We made Vietnamese rolls as a family a few weekends back and it was a hoot. Do Vietnamese families do the same?
What are the best food items to ease plain eaters into Vietnamese cuisine?
This is the TEDx talk that Kim did and Steve referred to in the interview:
|00:34:08||Is It News?
Nigel Dobson-Keeffe challenges the panel to pick the fake story from three stories from South Australia’s past.
Canberra Times September 1970
Naracoorte Herald January 1950
The Advertiser June 1954
|00:45:03||100 Weeks Ago
We opened the vault to go back 100 weeks to the lead up to the Adelaide Fashion Festival with Dave Court, the designer behind Fools and Trolls, Rachelle Boyle, event manager of Fashion’s Future, a TAFE SA student showcase, and Jana Fuss, one of the fashion coordinators of Fashion’s Future graduate of TAFE.
In our discussion we touched on the psychological forces at work in the world of fashion and this quote from Dr Jennifer Baumgartner, “the brain loves trends because they are fast acting short-lived blasts of novelty… and our gray matter simply loves new things!” My question to our guests is, what are Vietnamese people like when their human side makes them want to chase the NEW and their communal side might make them want to honour TRADITION?
|00:49:47|| Musical Pilgrimage
|And our song this week is Simplistic Things by Dan White, selected by our musical curator, Todd Fischer.|
|Blanche your sprouts|
Here is this week’s preview video:
SFX: Throughout the podcast we use free sfx from freesfx.co.uk for the harp, the visa stamp, the silent movie music, the stylus, the radio signal sfx, the wine pouring and cork pulling sfx, and the swooshes around Siri.