Name of Podcast: 爱听悦读汇 (Pinyin: ài tīng yuè dú huì)
What topics are covered?
This is a podcast targetted at people interested in reading and books. Each episode covers an introduction to one book carefully selected by the creators of the podcast. Most of the books covered in this podcast are available in overesear Chinese bookstores.
Why is it good to listen to?
The style of this podcast is relaxed and conversational. Primary participants include the hosts of the podcast, authors of a certain book, editors of that book. They talk and debate parts or phenomenons portrayed in the books. This podcast is relatively light-hearted and easy to understand. Not only you can know about what’s new and what’s hot on Chinese book market, but also you can learn about Chinese social phenomenons and culture.
To listen or subscribe to the podcast, you can subscribe on iTunes.
How often are the podcasts updated? Programs are updated weekly on Fridays. Every week there are two podcasts.
Length of each podcast: Each podcast episode is 26 minutes long.
Description of the podcast:
Despite the fact that it is a book critics podcast, it’s organized in a dialogue format. In this podcast, the author of the book to be introduced and his/her editor will chat in a friendly conversation and give their personal views on the book’s content. From this 20 mins conversation, you can have a general idea of the book. It’s’s good for people who don’t have time to read the whole book but want to understand the key points.
You hear a lot of intriguing anecdotes from the author and understand the underlying reason or motivation of why they shaped such characters or stories in the books. In this way you can have a better understanding of the book.
If you are in Chinese books and authors, this podcast would be a good choice!