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Q: Anyone interested in co-hosting a weekly China podcast?

Hello!

 

my name is Adam, from the U.K.

 

I've been in China since 2012, coming here shortly after my 19th birthday and have recently been playing with the idea of creating a weekly podcast about all things China!

I have never lived in a big city (I'm based in zhejiang province, Jinhua city) and feel that light chat about differences in big / small cities, culture, life, friends, hardships, as well as answering questions etc here in China would be a great little weekly project.

 

looking for someone to have a lively and lighthearted chat about their views. 
 

not sure if anyone would be interested or if this is even posted in the right place (if not please forgive) but I welcome anyone who is interested to get in touch.

 

 

 

11 weeks 3 days ago in  Arts & Entertainment - China

 
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That sounds like it could be a cool podcast.

 

I'm not putting my hand up here to volunteer, I'd be a terrible podcaster... I have a voice that sounds like geese honking and I'm terrible at small talk but I do listen to podcasts a lot so in my mind that makes me an expert. 

 

One thing I've seen happen with podcasts is they start off great, one or two people telling their audience everything they know about... whatever the theme of the pod is. But then they run out of material and the podcast dies. You can see / hear it happen, they start off with a weekly pod where they're enthusiastic and putting out interesting stuff then they hit the wall - what do we talk about now, we pretty much covered everything we can think of - and the weekly pod goes to monthly, six weekly, getting lamer and lamer,  then just stops.

 

I would suggest, if you get it off the ground obviously, regular interviews with some of the characters you meet in China telling their story, both foreign and Chinese. Older Chinese people especially would have some really interesting stories assuming you could get them to talk about them and you didn't cross any lines with the government but even the average teacher with about 20 years in the country under his belt has some pretty cool stories.

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That sounds like it could be a cool podcast.

 

I'm not putting my hand up here to volunteer, I'd be a terrible podcaster... I have a voice that sounds like geese honking and I'm terrible at small talk but I do listen to podcasts a lot so in my mind that makes me an expert. 

 

One thing I've seen happen with podcasts is they start off great, one or two people telling their audience everything they know about... whatever the theme of the pod is. But then they run out of material and the podcast dies. You can see / hear it happen, they start off with a weekly pod where they're enthusiastic and putting out interesting stuff then they hit the wall - what do we talk about now, we pretty much covered everything we can think of - and the weekly pod goes to monthly, six weekly, getting lamer and lamer,  then just stops.

 

I would suggest, if you get it off the ground obviously, regular interviews with some of the characters you meet in China telling their story, both foreign and Chinese. Older Chinese people especially would have some really interesting stories assuming you could get them to talk about them and you didn't cross any lines with the government but even the average teacher with about 20 years in the country under his belt has some pretty cool stories.

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May I suggest you hit up Walkabout Rojo on Youtube.

 

He has been running a moderately successful blog about all things China without getting into 'sensitive' issues. He has been running some livestreams of late and is considering brancing out into a podcast.

Nice guy who I think would be happy to have a chat about it at least. Someone to share the workload may be welcome. He's not the shill style or the china basher style. More good info in a relaxed style.

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Pod cast banned. You can do Tik Tok instead.

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Hmm hi êvèryøñë I'm sabatan I'm actually new in all this stuff so wat is going on can someone gist me please ????

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Hi Adam, since you're in Jinhua you may probably join our weekly Toastmasters club meeting to talk about your plan.  We do regular face-to-face or Tencent online meetings.  Sometimes we got English speaking guests join online meetings from the Ningbo or Shanghai club.  Someone might be interested to work with you.

I'm Wangnan currently in Yiwu.  Your idea sounds great.  Hope this helps.

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