Sleepless Britain Chinese Podcast Review

Name of Podcast: Sleepless Britain

What topics are covered?

This is a chat podcast produced by Chinese students studying in Great Britain. They talk about their personal life and experience in the UK. Topics include overseas friendships, relationships, nostalgia, social networking, photography, etc.

Why is it good to listen to?

The host and participants in this podcast are Chinese international students in Britain. Most of them are new to this country. They  speak standard and clear Chinese in this podcast. The speed of this podcast is slower than most podcasts in mainland China. As such, it’s a good podcast for Chinese learners to practice their listening skills.

To listen or subscribe to the podcast, you can search Sleepless Britain on iTunes.

How often are the podcasts updated? This podcast is updated on a weekly basis.

Length of the podcast: The running time of each episode of the podcast is 40 minutes to 1 hour long.

Description of the podcast:

In this podcast, the host, Billy, talks with some of his friends who are also studying in British universities or colleges. The group shares their personal experience, like making friends with people from another country, or how to manage overseas relationships, and common interest, like photography or digital products.

The podcasts often start “topic-centered” but then end up off the topic. There are many topics introduced by their relationships and friendships. It might be the reason for the name of this podcast: Sleepless Britain. Many of the stories told by participants in this podcast reflect their real-life situations in Britain; no matter whether happy or it’s struggling because of the cultural difference. You can feel for these students and understand their situation. It’s not quite easy for them to study in a completely new environment, but they have also got a lot of great experiences from this. Many learners of Chinese are often in a similar situation if they move to China to attend classes.


If you want to listen to a podcast by overseas Chinese, Sleepless Britain is a good option.