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Big Fish in the Middle Kingdom

Jul 28, 2017

This week the show guest is YOU. I've been wanting to record a solo catch-up episode anyway, to welcome new listeners and to let current ones know what I was working on for the show, and for a variety of reasons this was the perfect week to do it. But there’s a lot of news and information in this one, so I hope...


Behind the scenes tweaks underway!

Jul 24, 2017

Hi everyone!

Just a quick note to please pardon any alerts or strange behavior from the podcast today. While making a few edits in the backend interface, a couple of older episodes may have, depending on your podcatcher settings, reposted as if they were new. This is a bug and hopefully only a minor irritation if...


Jul 21, 2017

This week’s episode features Los Angeles-based TV producer and red carpet host Coca Xie, which flips my show’s usual format on it’s head. I usually feature foreigners who have come to China to do something interesting, but now that we are a few months into the podcast I wanted to begin getting another kind of...


Jul 14, 2017

“I always sum up China in two words: cognitive dissonance.” - Jesse Appell 
 
Boston native Jesse Appell has launched a successful business and speaks Chinese like a local, but that’s not all he’s accomplished during his time in Beijing. Jesse is one of only a handful of Westerners who is trained in the Chinese...


Jul 7, 2017

My guest this week is American actor Matt William Knowles. Matt's story is pretty incredible: he played football at Clemson and had a real shot at playing professionally, but had his NFL dreams crushed along with his knee during his senior year. A humble guy, he decided to take a break and help others while he...