神奇海螺 University Chinese Podcast Review

Name of podcast: 神奇海螺 (shén qí hǎi luó)

What topics are covered? This is a podcast made by the students in Sichuan University, so its topics are mostly about life in Chinese university, like military training, teachers, lectures, relationships and other items.

Why is it good to listen to? This is a very interesting and funny podcast. The podcasters use very fancy and funny language to describe the daily life happening in their university. It can give you a lot of laughter. You can learn some slang and quirky words in this podcast, they’re often used in each episode.

To listen or subscribe to the podcast, you can search 神奇海螺 on iTunes.

How often are the podcasts updated? They’re updated on a weekly basis.

Length of the podcast: It varies from 15 mins to 30 mins.

Description of the podcast: There are two hosts in this podcast, one is a man and the other is a woman. They’re both students from Sichuan University. Both podcasters have a Northern Chinese accent, their tone is funny and changes dependent on the content. At the beginning of each episode, the hosts are read some questions from the audience and answer them one by one, sometimes a robot voice will be used to answer the question or create an atmosphere, which makes the program more hilarious. In this podcast, they talk about lectures, teachers, relationships, dormitories, study and so on. This podcast has 5 star rating on iTunes. The speaking speed in this podcast is a little bit fast, so it might be somewhat hard for Chinese learners to follow. Sometimes other students will be invited as guests in the podcast studio to make an interview or have discussions with the hosts. Every time the podcast ends with a popular song.

Summary: This podcast is very hilarious, if you want to learn about the daily life of Chinese university and pick up some slang, then you should absolutely try this podcast.

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