Name of podcast:欧美复古控(ōu měi fù gǔ kòng)
What topics are covered? It’s about famous European and American songs in the past century. This podcast has mainly English songs from many famous singers in the last century.
Why is it good to listen to? A world of wonderful music. Beautiful songs have always been a joy to each of us, the songs introduced and played in this podcast are often very famous works, like La Isla Bonita from Madonna. Also, the host has a very sweet voice, which makes the podcast more enjoyable.
To listen or subscribe to the podcast, you can search 欧美复古控 on iTunes.
How often are the podcasts updated? It’s updated on a weekly basis.
Length of the podcast: Generally it lasts from 20 mins to 30 mins.
Description of the podcast: The podcast host is a female who speaks Mandarin with a Beijing accent, there’s an English male speaker to work together with her in the studio. The job of this English male speaker is very simple, he just reads some lyrics of the songs played to set off the atmosphere. They all speak at a normal speed with clear pronunciation. This program plays many nostalgic music we may have heard in our childhood or from the previous generation. Sometimes it will introduce a singer specifically and play all of the singer’s songs from the beginning to the end. For example, the time it talks about Madonna, and the female host gives a brief introduction of Madonna at first and then play several of her famous songs. There is a pause between two songs, during the pause, the female host will have some interpretation on the song and the male English speaker will read some lyrics afterwards to create an atmosphere. The whole podcast is a joyful tour of nostalgic music.
Summary: If you are a nostalgic music lover, then you should definitely try this podcast and it is interesting seeing the Chinese perspective on English/American songs.