Name of Podcast: 黑米公主
What topics are covered: This is a series of society, history, culture and politics in a podcast aimed at overseas Taiwanese people.
Why is it good to listen to?
The podcasts in the series are simple and quite easy to understand. The female podcaster who is called “Princess Remy” in English, 黑米公主 in Chinese, speaks standard Taiwan Mandarin. The speaking speed is moderate. The topics use relatively simple words. The podcaster is Taiwanese and so has a slight Taiwan accent (still understandable but different from Beijing Chinese) and sometimes her speaking speed is a little faster than normal. The series is suitable for some listeners speaking Mandarin at approximately a medium level.
To listen to the podcast, you can search 黑米公主 on iTunes .
How often are the podcasts updated? This podcast has stopped updating.
Length of the podcasts: 12 minutes
Description of the podcast:
The beginning of each program starts with a piece of music. The podcaster lives in Vienna, Austin. She starts with a topic relating to society and then extends the scope wider so that the contents then touch on things like politics, history, culture and travel. It’s good for listeners to learn what is happening around the world. Sometimes the presenter’s speaking speed is faster than normal; it is mainly because of her enthusiasm to the news which she podcasts. After you listen to several programs, you can feel the contents she brings are simple.
The whole program sounds serious and is quite well organized; it is worth-while for listeners to learn Chinese.
If listeners are keen on life in Europe,culture, politics, history and so on, this is a good podcast to listen to (even though it’s not being updated).