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Big Fish in the Middle Kingdom

Dec 31, 2017

In this special NEW YEAR’S EVE edition, recorded and posted just hours before the champagne pops in Beijing, I discuss the “inciting incident” in my move to China, the launch and first season of the show, a snapshot of EACH guest, my recent appearance on CGTN, and I talk about what else I’ve been up and what’s...


Dec 27, 2017

My guest this week is Mike Wester, co-founder of True Run Media, which publishes The Beijinger, Jing Kids, and more. In the episode we talk about Mike's journey from the Boston area to Taiwan, back to the US for grad school, and then his ultimate move to Beijing, a city he's called home for 17 years. Mike and his team...


Dec 25, 2017

This is a super short bonus episode showing you a couple of the holiday items that came my way in Beijing this year, including the "Christmas apple” (what? details below). We have ONE more regularly-scheduled episode coming up this year on Thursday, plus a big wrapup / retrospective of Season 1 of the podcast with a...


Dec 20, 2017

This week’s guest is Kyle Mullin. Kyle is a Canadian journalist who works as a writer and editor at The Beijinger. In the episode we discuss Kyle’s environmentally-conscious focus, which he first discovered as a writer in college. This passion set him on a path that ended up at The Beijinger, where he writes...


Dec 13, 2017

My guest this week is Angelique Peng. Angelique is from Singapore, has studied in London, lived in Los Angeles, and she’s now an entrepreneur in Beijing. She is a partner in AWA Health, and yes, they are a sponsor of the show, but this is not an informercial! In the episode we talk about Angelique’s...