环球旅行家 Podcast

Name of Podcast: 环球旅行家(huán qíu lǚ xíng jiā)

What topics are covered: This series is about travel; Chinese perspectives on Chinese sites as well as perspectives on other countries and areas.

Why is it good to listen to?

The podcast is hosted by a female and a male podcaster who are based in Guangzhou and speak standard Mandarin without an accent. The speed of their speech is moderate. The invited guests might speak with a local accent. The series is suitable for listeners speaking Mandarin at a intermediate level who want to learn about Chinese culture and Chinese travel.

To listen to the podcast, you can search环球旅行家on iTunes .

How often are the podcasts updated? The series is updated on a daily basis.

Length of the podcasts:  23 minutes

Description of the podcast:

The hosts of the podcast chooses one city/area in each episode and introduce the architecture, history and culture of the place in a relaxed language. Most of the time a guest is invited to discuss the place and comment on the culture and history from his/her own experience. The contents and language used in this series are touching and vivid, listeners will have a feeling as if they were in the location. The podcast series is good at describing the location well with vivid imagery. There is some background music related to the place being discussed.

This series targets Chinese people who are keen on travelling, culture and history. It’s a good podcast for also learning about Chinese society through the things that the podcasters raise, ie instead of parents accompanying their children it’s becoming more common having children accompanying their parents. Some of the areas visited are Taiwan, St Petersburg, Yangzhou, Belgium, London and many cities in China.

Summary:

This podcast is recommended for people interested in travel and learning how to describe places in Chinese.

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