Name of podcast:随口说美国 (suí kǒu tán měi guó)
What topics are covered? It covers a lot of fields in America, like politics, economy, education, entertainment, etc.
Why is it good to listen to? You can get a lot of information about life in America from this program. The podcaster talks about many aspects of America, like education, politics, investment, travelling, entertainment, culture, etc. He shares his own life experience about these topics to give you a more accurate image of the true America.
To listen or subscribe to the podcast, you can search 随口说美国 on iTunes.
How often are the podcasts updated? It’s updated on a weekly basis.
Length of the podcast: It varies from 40 mins to 1 hour generally.
Description of the podcast: The host is about 40 years old, from Fuzhou, Fujian Province originally. Now he’s an immigrant living in America. As he has a slight strong Fuzhou accent (it’s similar to Taiwanese accent, Fuzhou is in southern China), his pronunciation is not very standard Mandarin, yet it’s still understandable. His tone is calm and he always speaks at a normal speed. The Chinese podcast covers various areas of American life, each time the host will choose a topic and illustrate many arguments to share his view with the listeners, these information is mainly from the news, internet and his life experience.
Sometimes the podcaster will use popular articles on Chinese websites to start the talk, and his comments on these articles are inspiring at times. Also, he makes comparisons between China and America on certain topics, and the statements are detailed and specific. During the program, there are several pauses, and in these pauses generally an audio ad made by the host will be played. It has a rating scale for 4.5 points (out of 5) on iTunes.
Summary: This podcast is suitable for those who like to study America or for those living in the USA wanting to know the Chinese perspective on the USA. The podcast is really informative and a good listen.