狗熊有话说 Podcast

Name of Podcast: 狗熊有话说 (pinyin: gǒu xióng yǒu huà shuō)

What topics are covered: 狗熊有话说 is a personal podcast of a Chinese programmer. The main topics of the podcast are about IT and iOS app development. The podcaster also goes “off-topic” sometimes and talks about his travel experiences, music, movies and other things.

Why is it good to listen to?  As its a personal podcast, this podcast has only one broadcaster – 狗熊 (gǒu xióng). The podcaster speaks standard Mandarin and the speed of his speech is relatively slow. This is a good podcast for intermediate level Chinese learners to practice listening and learn some specific technology terms.

To listen or subscribe to the podcast, you search 狗熊有话说 on iTunes Store.

How often are the podcasts updated? Programs are updated every 5 to 10 days.

Length of each podcast:  Each episode of the podcast is approximately an hour long.

Description of the podcast:

The podcaster is nicknamed as “狗熊”, meaning “bear” in Chinese. He is a programmer and the founder of an iOS app development team. Many episodes of the podcast is about the things that the podcaster has learnt and discovered from his career in app development. For example in the one episode, he logged his experience at Macworld Asia – an Apple developer’s conference. He is also concerned about the lifestyle and health of programmers and designers. The podcaster also gives useful tips to people on how to use digital devices to get the most out of them.

To show people that his life is not just all about coding and designing, the host talks a lot of other interesting topics as well. He has also travelled to many places overseas and there is a good episode of his podcast about his experiences in Thailand. As he is a developer, he is accustomed to mix some English words into his Chinese speech.

Summary:

狗熊有话说 is an excellent personal podcast, especially if you’re interested in technology and travel topics.

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