Loa is a podcast that explores the ideas and stories that shape Việt Nam today. We amplify the voices you need to hear and broadcast the perspectives you haven’t heard.
Latest posts by Loa
7 February 2017
"...when you meet Vietnamese elders, they don’t ask how old you are as much a lot of the time as your year you were born, your zodiac year..."
8 January 2017
Vovinam, a response to French occupation of Vietnam, is an explosive hybrid of older practices found across the southeast Asian country.
28 December 2016
14 December 2016
5 December 2016
28 November 2016
"I don’t personally know if the superstition can bring misfortune but I still avoid it because I consider it as bad manners."
24 November 2016
"...whenever I post a message on Facebook or maybe like email my friends asking them if they want anything from California...the number one answer is Sriracha sauce."
1 November 2016
Many believe that war-torn countries are inhabited by the spirits of those whose lives were lost. Among those who died were refugees who escaped the country by boat.
28 September 2016
"I will live in a way that they will see that their brutality will never threaten our will to fight. We will hold on to our land until the end."