Cheese Party

Cheese Party Chinese Podcast Review

Name of Podcast: Cheese Party Podcast(知识派对pinyin: zhī shí pài duì)

What topics are covered? This is a podcast about knowledge. It has one themed podcast every week aimed at telling people useful knowledge.

Why is it good to listen to?

This is a podcast which has 3 podcasters: 何峰 (pinyin: hé fēng), a mathematician, 王宇 (pinyin: wáng yǔ), a international financial reporter, and 简丽丽 (pinyin: jiǎn lì lì), a psychologist. All of them speak very standard Mandarin without any obvious accent. The podcast is very conversational and has some jokes. The podcasters speak with the correct (academic) terminology all the time especially for the psychological episodes where you can hear many big medical terms.

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How often are the podcasts updated? Programs are updated on a weekly basis, but released in several parts (so one podcast might have 4 parts labelled as 01, 02 etc.) but they follow on.

Length of each podcast: Each release of the podcast is about 10-20 minutes long.

Description of the podcast:

知识(meaning knowledge) and 芝士 (pinyin: zhī shì, meaning cheese) are homonymic in Chinese, and there comes the English name of this podcast: Cheese Party.  In this podcast, people are not sharing cheese but knowledge. Three professional podcasters talk about things they know well , which listeners can learn and make use of in our lives.

In one podcast, psychological discussion comes from 简丽丽, a psychological consultant,and he describes several psychological illnesses with interesting facts about these illnesses and how to cope with these illnessese. There are many podcasts dedicated to different areas of knowledge. This podcast is a “study” podcast but the information is given in an accesible way with some humour.


知识派对 is a very good podcast to improve your knowledge.