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Podlovers Asia is made to cover the Asian podcasting scene! The episodes range in format, from narrative to interview, and from informative to entertaining! Guests can range from podcasters of various genres to media companies, reporters, you name it. All this to paint a picture of how the industry is booming here! If you're interested in this space, whether you're a budding podcaster, a brand, or an avid listener, you've come to the right place!
 
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Pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding should be things that are universally understood around the world. But guess what... they're not. Societal conventions and traditions have created a disassociation between what is 'natural' and what is 'expected', leading to both cultural confusion and generational conflict. In today's fascinating and eye-ope…
 
The art of drag, with its emphasis on exaggerated costumes and makeup, has gained mainstream popularity around the world, particularly over the last decade. And China is no exception. While drag in the West can trace its roots from Elizabethan England up to the underground queer scene of New York, drag in East Asia draws its own lineage from the Be…
 
Shanghai is one of those magical places where people can somehow become who they were always supposed to be. This is what happened to Katherine Wong, who decided one day to quit her corporate job, and start earning a living by sharing her knowledge of traditional Peruvian remedies with customers in China. Growing up in Peru with a Taiwanese father,…
 
In this episode, we're going to India to talk with Abhishek Baxi of Podcast Hub! Abhishek is a prolific writer covering tech and podcasting and is the founder of Podcasthub.in, covering the podcast ecosystem with a focus on the Indian podcasting industry. He is a digital consultant working on digital social media, mobile strategy for brands, organi…
 
There are some professors who can justifiably be accused of living in their own little academic bubbles, but Professor Chang Chihyun is not one of them. In today's episode, Chihyun talks about his experiences in the world of unversity education in China, and shares a few morsels of his knowledge of history and sinology along the way. The episode al…
 
Food can be a window into a culture. But it can also be a barrier, especially when it comes to street food. Many can be intimidated to communicate with hawkers who often speak with strong dialects. And many can be turned off by hole-in-the-wall establishments, where there's no fancy décor, and definitely no English menu. Jamie Barys has made it her…
 
With thirty years at L'Oréal, and fifteen of those in leadership roles in mainland China, Stéphane has made a career of anticipating trends in China, and catering to the needs of the powerful and illusive 'Chinese consumer'. In this episode, we discuss the art and science of consumer insight analysis, through the prism of the beauty industry. We ta…
 
In this episode, we are going to China to have a conversation with someone who is gathering stories there, none other than the Host of Mosaic of China: Oscar Fuchs! Oscar is the Host and Producer of Mosaic of China, a lighthearted English language podcast showcasing an array of people who are currently making their mark in China. Previously the Co-…
 
Hello, I’m Oscar. In this trailer, I introduce the new features of Season 2 of the Mosaic of China podcast, including the PREMIUM version of the show that is now available on Patreon (https://patreon.com/mosaicofchina), and the new transcripts of the show (https://mosaicofchina.com/transcripts). The transcripts have been designed for anyone whose f…
 
In this episode, we're going to take a trip to Taiwan, to have a chat with the host of the A.Connector Podcast, Mark Forman. The Brooklyn Bluesman, as he is notably called RBBluesman, Mark is part of a consultancy providing various business education and communication training, speaking services online on the internet and live in-person originally …
 
In this episode, we're going next door to Singapore to talk to a star in Asia's podcasting scene: Niki Torres! On a mission to reach out to thriving women and deconstruct their success stories, Niki, the Host of Chief Best Friends, talks to business partners who are actually best friends to see how can they thrive in their startup or their idea whi…
 
Kicking off Season 3, we are talking with Rovik Robert, Co-Host of SG Explained! SG Explained explores and takes a deep dive into all things Singapore-related: from policies to racism and history of Singapore to lighter subjects like chicken rice (one of my favorite foods!). Since Rovik has been doing this for a couple of years now, I reached out t…
 
Hello there, Norman here and welcome to Podlovers Asia, season three, coming in. If you are just tuning into the show, Podlovers Asia covers the Asian podcasting scene through conversations with producers, hosts, and independence as well as leaders in the podcasting space covering anything related to Asia's podcasting ecosystem. And that as a very …
 
If you were asked to name your favourite phrase in Chinese, would you choose something you hear every day in China like 差不多, 哎哟, and 没有? Or would you choose something deeper which reveals layers of meaning like 一山不容二虎, 养儿防老 and 而遇而不可求? In today's final compilation episode from Season 1, the guests discuss their favourite words and phrases in Chines…
 
In today’s penultimate compilation episode from Season 1, we’re talking about the favourite places people like to frequent in China. And since this first season has focused on resident of Shanghai, the resulting answers are a love letter to all the restaurants, bars and cafés of this vibrant world-class city. Whether you’re looking for recommendati…
 
The Mosaic of China podcast has been designed to have visual elements that can be enjoyed alongside its audio episodes. Today’s show is the biggest test of that theory, since it’s a compilation from Season 1 of the guests’ answers to the question: “What’s your favourite WeChat sticker?”. In the same week that Donald Trump has threatened to ban WeCh…
 
This episode will touch a nerve with a lot of people. It’s a compilation of the things that the guests from Season 1 would miss the most and miss the least if they were to leave China. It was designed as a hypothetical question, but has now become a sad reality for those who left China temporarily during the pandemic but now, six months later, stil…
 
The topic of where we get our information has been in centre stage across the world, as societies debate the ideals of press freedom versus the dangers of fake news. So when I asked the 30 guests from Season 1 of the podcast about their favourite sources of information in China, I had no idea what kind of answers I would receive. The picture that e…
 
Today marks the halfway point of these ten special compilation episodes that showcase the guests from Season 1 of the show, and I hope you've been persuaded to go back and take a listen to some of the original episodes you may have missed before. If not, let me try yet again to convince you: the theme of today's episode is the best and worst purcha…
 
If you're an annoying person like me, you will love to share little pieces of trivia to unsuspecting listeners. You will think it makes you look clever to those around you, and you will accept their polite silent nods as proof of your awe-inspiring worldliness, oblivious to the reality of your unending tediousness. If any of that sounds familiar to…
 
If there's one thing on which almost everyone can agree, it's on China's capacity to surprise. No matter whether you're a China outsider or someone who's been living here for decades, there will always be something to make you stop in your tracks. And this is just as much the case for Chinese people as it is for non-Chinese. Today's special compila…
 
Today's compilation episode is all about the podcast guests’ favourite songs to sing at KTV, the Chinese version of karaoke. Out of all the questions asked on Mosaic of China, this one elicited the biggest array of emotions: joy, pride, embarrassment and… sheer terror. There’s a reason why karaoke is so popular in China and other East Asian societi…
 
Here's a not-so-quick review of Season 2! I'll be taking a month break for the time being to focus on the group, plan content for the future and much more! Full shownotes coming in later this week! (Sorry for the rush ep!) Links Podlovers Asia Group Splice Low-Res 3: Freelancing opportunities in spite of covid (Future Plans for Podlovers Asia) Spli…
 
In this episode, we are having a chat with the host of Indian Noir, Nikesh Murali! Nikesh is a critically acclaimed crime and horror writer, as well as a globally acclaimed spoken word artist, the creator and voice behind India's number one storytelling podcast, Indian Noir. He is a Commonwealth short story prize winner and DWL story prize winning …
 
In the first of 10 compilation episodes from Season 1, we listen to the guests's answers to the question: "What is your favourite travel destination within Mainland China". The answers range from cities with historical cities to the Gobi desert; from the mountains of Tibet to the lakes of Hangzhou and Nanjing; and from the beaches of Sanya to the A…
 
This time, a quick trip to Singapore to chat with podcast producer Danny Koordi! Danny is a fulltime podcast producer and founder of Fabl Productions, creating narrative shows for clients and companies who want to convey a message in podcast format. I've known Danny since the Asia Podcast Summit last year, and this was a good time to get an update …
 
In this episode, we're traveling to India to have a chat with Naga Subramanya of the Passion People Podcast! Naga is a podcaster and host of the Passion People podcast, a show dedicated to sharing the stories of relatable people so that listeners can get encouraged to chase their dreams. He also co-founded O2 Pod Collective, an advocacy group of po…
 
For this special end of season wrap-up episode, I asked my friend and fellow podcaster Josh Ogden-Davis to join me for a chat. We talk about things like interview techniques, the editing process, and some of the show’s influences. But the main reason for recording this episode was to announce what’s coming next. See the visuals and join the communi…
 
In this episode, I had a chat with the wonderful Evo Terra! Evo is the host of the Podcast Pontifications podcast, a podcast about... podcast pontifications. In this show, he talks about the things that you should be thinking about when starting your own show or talking about the podcast industry in general. With 16 years in the podcast industry an…
 
The final episode of the season is with the fashion designer Octo Cheung, who epitomises the phrase “East Meets West”. Raised in Hong Kong, trained in Europe, and employed in China, Octo explains how her own cultural development has helped to inform her personal philosophy and design aesthetic. You will find her observations fascinating, no matter …
 
In this episode, we'll be talking with Nathaniel Fetalvaro of Tech in Asia! Nat is the host of Startup Snapshot, a podcast by Tech in Asia, the leading publication covering the Asian tech scene. He is the interviewer, host and orchestrator behind the show, brought it together up to 3 seasons. Now launching a new segment called Deep Dive, Nat shares…
 
We’re almost at the end of Season 1, so I’m very happy to squeeze in an episode with a scientist before the end of the series. Sanford Browne has a background in biochemistry and, at the time of recording, was the VP of Research and Innovation at L'Oréal China. He has since been promoted to the SVP position covering all of Asia Pacific and has also…
 
In this episode, we're going to have a talk with Dave Visaya of Podcast Engineers! Dave is a specialist in podcast editing, providing editing services for renowned clients around the world. Not only that, he has his own show called The Big Picture, diving into the success stories of entrepreneurs all across The Philippines. We talked about: Dave's …
 
This is an episode hijack! With the advent of my new interview show, AntiFool, I'm on a mission to deconstruct wisdom from the few to share with the many. This one is about podcasting, hence why we're here! We talked about Malaysia's podcasting space, and how to build it from two different perspectives: as a solopreneur and as a business. An intere…
 
My guest today is Lissanthea Taylor, who specialises in rehabilitation and pain management. We have a fascinating conversation about the different ways in which China and the West handle the natural ageing process, short-term and persistent pain, and overall mental wellbeing. And beyond that, we make the distinction between how the brain handles pa…
 
In this episode, we're sitting down to have a chat with a successful podcaster based in Thailand! Greg Jorgensen is host of the Bangkok Podcast, and is on a journey to cover everything about the lovely city of Bangkok. Since 2011(!!), he covers a TON, from history to culture, specific locations and developments in the city over time, and more. All …
 
Spending over a decade being a Tour Manager in China for international bands has taken this week's guest, Abe Deyo, to many destinations. In our discussion, we talk about some of his favourites, as well as his experiences on tour and his opinions on music tastes in the Chinese indie scene. I tried to elicit some nefarious stories of the rock and ro…
 
In this episode, we are going to be talking with Sheena Yap Chan of the Tao of Self Confidence Podcast! The Tao of Self Confidence Podcast is a show to boost the self confidence of Asian women. Spanning over 750 episodes (!!), Sheena has been on this amazing quest to share their voices, sharing their stories, vulnerabilities and lessons, to empower…
 
As Programme Director of China's first and only theatre complex specifically dedicated to dance, Sabrina Chen knows a thing or two about reading the China arts scene. In our chat, she compares the audiences in Shanghai to those of other cities in China and around the world. To many people (your host included) contemporary dance can at first seem li…
 
Warning: this episode is rated E for explicit! In this episode, we take a quick trip to the Philippines to have a deep and funny chat with Ron Baetiong of Podcast Network Asia! Ron is a seasoned entrepreneur with over 10 years building all kinds of things. Coming from a tech background, he's built a nightlife app called Partyphile that has closed d…
 
International diplomacy can deal with matters of global consequence such as trade and the environment. It can deal with the deeply personal aspects of helping nationals in distress overseas. And it can also deal with the mundane drudgery of working in a large bureaucracy. In my conversation with Tom Barker, the New Zealand Deputy Consul-General in …
 
In this episode, I had a lovely chat with Saigoneer's Editor-in-Chief, Mike Tatarski! Saigoneer is a publication covering the city of Saigon, and Vietnam in general. They cover quite a number of topics ranging from culture, society, food and drinks, to serious issues too! Their podcast is a roundtable of the Saigoneer team talking about the latest …
 
We all take translation and translators for granted these days. There are now apps on your phone that can translate inputted text, can magically convert text within photos, and can even simultaneously translate audio as you’re speaking. But once you listen to Gigi Chang talk about the philosophy behind her work translating literary texts, you’ll kn…
 
How's it going mates? We're going to be talking to one of the most talented podcast editors I've ever chatted with, Jarrod Watt! Jarrod is a serial producer, writer, journalist and sound-hound (it's what he calls himself as someone in love with beautiful sound design). The orchestrator behind many podcasts published by the South China Morning Post,…
 
Greg Nance’s business is in China, but his story will resonate with anyone around the world who is addicted to their life pursuits. For Greg, his addictions include ultramarathon racing, and his education business. If you’re a cynic, you’ll immediately be turned off by the idea of listening to someone as positive and accomplished as Greg. And about…
 
In this episode, we talk about sustainable issues, reporting on them, and pangolins! 😅Marcy Trent Long of the Sustainable Asia podcast is on a mission to cover specific issues within the region, ranging from deep mining to waste, plastics and more. Sustainability is in the name after all!I knew Marcy through the Asia Podcast Awards, where Sustainab…
 
At the time of recording, Roz Coleman was the International Company Manager of the immersive theatre experience “Sleep No More” in Shanghai. This has given Roz a unique appreciation of audience responses in different countries and cultures, and during our short chat she shares some great observations about human behavioural traits in China. The obv…
 
In this episode, I had a chat with Bradley Davis, CEO of Podchaser!If you don't know yet, Podchaser is built to become the IMDB of podcasts: You can find any show, episode and even creator in the podcasting space through this platform. It's like a social network, but much more welcoming :)Growing rapidly, especially with the recent $1.65m in seed r…
 
Yang Yi is a Chinese editor, a broadcaster, and one of the trailblazers in the new world of podcasting in China. He is the host of two podcasts, a culture-themed show called "Left-Right", and a show called "Go! LIVE" where he invites reporters in China to share their eperiences in journalism. And he is also co-founder of the "JustPod" company, whic…
 
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