S08E02 Tue Si
Niall Mackay

Welcome to season eight of Vietnam podcast sharing the stories of people connected to Vietnam My name is Niall Mackay and I've been living in Vietnam since 2016 and hosting this podcast since 2019 I wanted to know more about the people that lived in Vietnam both locals and foreigners and share their story My guest today is French Vietnamese a host of creators in Vietnam podcast and coach sauteing for young professionals will share today why they left France They come to Vietnam via Canada What is a coach Salton exactly more about the creators in Vietnam podcast And talk more about his Johnny battling a drug addiction My guest today is two assay knowing thank you for joining me

Tue Si

thanks for thanks for having me Neil Thank you

This is so fun

Niall Mackay

Well thank you very much I mean while it's great to have you on too I recently featured on your podcast creators in Vietnam which was similar to mine We started as a Saigon podcast You guys started as creators in Saigon and then Brian as well creators in Vietnam which made total sense So tell us a little bit about creators in Vietnam podcasts how it started maybe some of our listeners may already know a little bit but tell us more about that

Tue Si

so the purpose of creators in Vietnam right now is to interview people that are creating a positive impact in their community or their own lives So that's we're we're using the word creators as creating that positive impact And so we we're not looking at only content creators but people that are you know creating businesses with them with meanings with impact behind it creating any type of like you know charity volunteers or anything like this right now we're all now Unofficially third season of the the podcast I think it changes with every hosts So originally the podcast was actually created by Dana Dana drones So shout out to drain to Dana as creators in Saigon And then I joined in 2000 at the end of 2020 with the another host called Nicola So shout out to Nicola too And so the three of us you know did a whole season of that and it was quite fun at that time I wanted to I wanted to do a podcast because I really liked my voice and I wanted to share I want to create content and I w I was a little bit too afraid of video cause it like it really triggered me and I would start her and I would get so self-conscious So when Dana presented the occasion of like taking back creators in Saigon and and creating just voice call then I was like yeah cool Like you know my voice puts my girlfriend to sleep so I can put people to sleep with this soothing voice And unfortunately Dana had to go back to the states and and I couldn't let the podcast die So I was like how about I take it back And then we we went and looked for another hosts and that's where Moni cumbia came in And that's when we started the third season of it And that's I think it was

Niall Mackay

I think you

Tue Si

After con Connor you were our second episode for that season So it was it was quite enjoyable to to interview you And there is not that many podcasts in Saigon and getting 'em to to start with in a in English So it's good to to you know to form this type of community where like you know all of us know each other and we can help each other So that's great That's great

Niall Mackay

Yeah absolutely I mean I've had someone asked me before like oh is it like are you guys competitive And I was like no not at all Like the more people that listen to podcasts the better like I don't I'm not trying to like take away this It's not that big a medium in the first place It's not like you're trying to take away listeners from each other You're all trying to to build yourself up And I remember when we started back in 2019 me and Dana was starting at almost the exact same time And I think at that time there was really only the sagging your podcast which is still growing not much more but then at the time there was a whole like you know a boast of all these podcasts started around 2019 Some of them are faded away but it's so exciting to see the medium as you mentioned kind of the English language is quite small but if you look at the podcast charts there or podcasts in Vietnamese is

Tue Si

Yeah Yeah Yeah And we we we've interviewed the Euro community Kelly issues She's doing an amazing job I mean I'm loving this and and again like yeah we're definitely not competing in And if anything you're you're the beacon for me where I'm like oh wow Like you know Neil is is creating all of this He has Patrion and he's he's like he has merged And I was like yes Neil show me the way

Niall Mackay

the way

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