Name of podcast: 新闻切克闹(xīn wén qiè kè nào)
What topics are covered? It talks about the big news happening in both China and around the world.
Why is it good to listen to? Through this Chinese podcast you will know what’s hot in China and the rest of the world. This podcast delivers the latest popular news to the listeners every time. The news area covers politics, world economy, science, technology, entertainment, sports, etc.
To listen or subscribe to the podcast, you can search 新闻切克闹 on iTunes.
How often are the podcasts updated? Generally it’s updated on a weekly basis.
Length of the podcast: Each podcast varies from 10 mins to 20 mins.
Description of the podcast: The podcast host is from Shanghai and his voice is deep and grave. As this is a news podcast, you will hear more journalistic Chinese in this program some of which may be slightly harder to understand. The host’s speaking speed is a little bit fast, which might be a challenge for some Chinese learners. During the podcaster’s statements, there will always be a foreign song played slightly as the background music. Each time the podcast is ended with an interesting melody or song. In every eposide, the news he talks about often covers more than one area. The first news item is often related to the title, however, when it’s finished he will shift the topic into other fields. For example, he’s originally talking about entertainment and then later he will change the topic to technology or politics. The information in this podcast is really great to learn.
Summary: This Chinese podcast suits those who love journalism and wish to learn about big news happening in China which may not appear on other news programmes. You can also have a good view on Chinese society and people through this Chinese language podcast.