Name of Podcast: 拉拉风向标 (pinyin: lā lā fēng xiàng biāo) English name is lestalk.
What topics are covered: This series covers many topics ranging from romance to Cantonese singer reviews. This channel is about topics that relate to women and some topics relating to homosexuality.
Why is it good to listen? This is a channel aimed at women and discussing life as a lesbian in China. The female hostesses change dependent on the topics. For romantic topics, the hostess has a sweet and attractive voice and for reviews of Cantonese singers, the hostess sounds more like a DJ. Occasionaly there are a male hosts and guests in the podcast. All podcasters speak standard Mandarin without any accent at a moderate speed. Generally it’s a dialogue between two women.
To listen to the podcast, you can search 拉拉风向标on iTunes .
How often are the podcasts updated? The program is updated on a weekly basis.
Length of the podcasts: They vary from 40 minutes to 1 hour
Description of the podcast:
Each episode has a topic and there are lots of varied topics. This podcast is interesting in that it is considered quite “feminist” and explores lots of issues that are relevent to women. Although it is created by mainly lesbian podcasters, a lot of the content is about women in general and life as a woman in China. Topics include female singers, love stories, how to share a room with another lady and so on. All podcasts on iTunes have an “explicit” rating; 30% of the length is music. Music is both in Chinese and English. It’s possible that this podcast is considered explicit because there is some discussion of homosexuality. As the lestalk podcast is almost all women, discussion of emotions seems more open than a lot of other podcasts from China.
This podcast is very interesting for those who want to know how to describe falling in love and emotions in greater detail and for discussion of topics which are not normally covered by other podcasts.