The Sympathizer Podcast


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The Sympathizer is a new HBO Original Limited Series based on Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name. The Sympathizer is an espionage thriller and cross-cultural satire about the struggles of a half-French, half-Vietnamese communist spy during the final days of the Vietnam War and his new life as a refugee in Los Angeles, where he learns that his spying days aren't over.   Join the cast and crew each week on The Sympathizer Podcast where we’re debriefing and decoding the show. After every episode, host Philip Nguyen- a scholar of Vietnamese- American culture, will go deeper into the characters, their motives, and the show complicates what we know about the Vietnam War, AKA, the American War in Vietnam, and its depiction in U.S. pop culture today.   Guests include stars Hoa Xuande, Fred Nguyen Khan, Toan Le, Vy Le, Ky Duyen, Kieu Duy Nguyen, Emmy® winner Sandra Oh, Academy Award® winner Robert Downey Jr., who plays multiple roles, showrunner Don McKellar, author Viet Thanh Nguyen and Director Park Chan-Wook.  Stream The Sympathizer on Max starting April 14, and follow the Official Sympathizer Podcast. New episodes drop immediately after new episodes of The Sympathizer. 

Episode Date
Ep. 7: “Endings are Hard, Aren’t They?” with Hoa Xuande, Niv Fichman, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Duy Nguyen, Fred Nguyen Khan, Robert Downey Jr.
May 27, 2024
Ep. 6: “The Oriental Mode of Destruction” with Sandra Oh, Susan Downey, Kieu Chinh, Toan Le, Viet Thanh Nguyen, and Anchuli Felicia King
May 20, 2024
Ep. 5: “All for One” with Ky Duyen, Vy Le, Niv Fichman, Don McKellar, Marc Munden, Maegan Houang & Viet Thanh Nguyen
May 13, 2024
Ep. 4: “Give Us Some Good Lines” with Danny Glicker, Don McKellar, and Viet Thanh Nguyen
May 06, 2024
Ep. 3: “Love It or Leave It” with Robert Downey Jr., Hoa Xuande, Vincent Van Dyke, Viet Thanh Nguyen and Don McKellar
Apr 29, 2024
Ep. 2: “Good Little Asian” with Amanda Burrell, Hoa Xuande and Viet Thanh Nguyen
Apr 22, 2024
Ep. 1: “Death Wish” with Park Chan-wook and Don McKellar
Apr 15, 2024
Coming Soon: The Sympathizer Podcast
Apr 08, 2024