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Big Fish in the Middle Kingdom

Jul 25, 2018

This week’s episode of the show features Egyptian comic Mohammed Magdi! He’s been based in Shanghai the last five years, and we talk about how he crafts an act that is both topical and personal, and can work in cities and countries across the world. I also have a special short interview with returning champion...


Jul 18, 2018

Sometimes when life gives you lemons, you make some lemonade. That’s what happened to me just the other day, en route to Seoul, South Korea, when a major flight delay led to the opportunity to make four great new fast friends: Daniel, Samuel, Alice, and Youn. The five of us formed a little bit of a posse and had so...


Jul 11, 2018

Nigel Mainville grew up in the Massachusetts version of small-town USA. But a curiosity about the greater world led him to an early interest in Japanese manga, a high school study abroad year in Taiwan, and then to mainland China. By day, Nigel uses his fluent Chinese to teach kindergartners, but several nights a...


Jul 7, 2018

This is a recording of a special LIVE event I was part of on July 5, 2018: “Podcasting in the ‘Jing: A Panel Discussion” along with the hosts / creators of several other great shows:

  • John from China Tech Talk (Technode)
  • Kate and Noah from Environment China (Beijing Energy Network)
  • and Yajun Wo Men podcast...


Jul 6, 2018

Mike Shaw and I are pleased to be co-announcing the launch of our new global expat platform, Migration Media. I am moving this show to the MM platform and Mike has just released the first episode of HIS new show, "Migratory Patterns", under this banner, too. There is lots in the works and MUCH more to come from not...