週末野球時間Podcast

Name of Podcast: 週末野球時間(Pin Yin: zhōu mò yě qiú shí jiān)

What topics are covered? The podcast covers everything about baseball games in Taiwan and it mentions international games as well.

Why is it good to listen to?

Each episode is focused on talking about one particular game in Taiwan or one baseball topic. There are two commentators in the podcast. 大宇(Pin Yin: dà yǔ) and 許維智(Pin Yin: xǔ wéi zhì). 大宇 speaks Chinese with a standard Taiwanese accent.  The second presenter,  許維智, however, speaks Chinese with a very heavy accent and mixes Taiwanese with Mandarin. The speed of the podcast is relatively fast. You can learn new words about baseball and sports in Taiwan.

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How often are the podcasts updated? This podcast updates on a weekly basis.

Length of each podcast: The running time of each episode is about 35 minutes.

Description of the podcast:

Baseball is one of the most popular sports in Taiwan. Both podcasters are professional baseball commentators. From the show, we know that 許維智 is also a baseball player and he shares his professional views in the show. The podcast includes reports about the new baseball games in Taiwan and comment on everything happened during that game, from the weather of that day, to the performance of the athletes.

In their commentary, a lot of comparisons are made between Taiwan baseball games and the field condition and that of Japan, which is a “baseball land”, and in the US, where baseball is the national field game. The two podcasters travelled to these countries for baseball games many times and discuss what they think that Taiwan baseball athletes and managers have to learn from them. The podcast reflects about how people see baseball in Taiwan and the popularity of baseball in Taiwanese schools.

Summary:

週末野球時間 is a interesting podcast if you’re interested in baseball. Due to the speed and the fact that one of the presenters puts Taiwanese words in, it’s suitable for upper intermediate to advanced level Chinese learners.

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