坏蛋调频 Music Podcast Review

Name of podcast:坏蛋调频(huài dàn tiáo pín)

What topics are covered? It has various topics. Initially it focuses on music, especially rock music, plus gossip about stars in the entertainment field. Later it also covers science, technology and current hot social issues, etc.

Why is it good to listen to? A relaxing and easy podcast to enjoy. If you like music and want to know what’s popular among Chinese youth as well as the hot issues in Chinese society, then this podcast might be a good choice for you. You can learn more about the history of Chinese music, and enhance your vocabulary amount at the same time. Also, some Chinese popular musicians and bands are invited to the studio at times and you can hear their life stories and opinions on current Chinese music, etc.

To listen or subscribe to the podcast, you can go to: http://www.lizhi.fm/12638/

How often are the podcasts updated? It’s updated on a weekly basis.

Length of the podcast: It varies from 30 mins to 90 mins.

Description of the podcast: The podcasters are always speaking in a normal speed with a clear Chinese accent. The podcast doesn’t have any background noise. Translated literally the title means “Bastard FM”, but this is just a joke between the hosts. They use this title perhaps wants to attract people’s attention and spread it around. The hosts are male generally, and they have an interesting discussion on music, social issues and popular culture in China in the studio.You may need some background knowledge about Chinese music in order to understand this podcast. As usual, you must have an advanced Chinese level to comprehend it.

 Summary: If you like Chinese music and want to learn more about pop culture in China, you can try this podcast. One feature of this program is that you can hear some famous Chinese musicians and bands’ stories.

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