Name of Podcast: 时尚玩家 (Pin Yin: shí shàng wán jiā)
What topics are covered: This podcast covers interviews with 玩家 (literal translation players). In Chinese 玩家 is a metaphor for special or talented people.
Why is it good to listen to?
In this podcast, you can know about all kinds of people with special talents or expertise. The podcasts can give you first-hand information about the lives of these talented people.
The host of this podcast is a young man speaking very clear and standard Chinese. The participants, i.e. the “players” to be interviewed, are from all around China. Some of them speak clear and good Chinese and some speak with a slight accent.
From the podcast, you can expand your vocabulary and improve your listening comprehension of conversational situations.
You can subscribe or listen to the podcast by searching “时尚玩家” in iTunes Store.
How often are the podcasts updated? The podcast updates on a weekly basis. There are 2-4 episodes each time.
Length of each podcast: Each episode is about 45 minutes long.
For each episode of the podcast, a person with special skill or expertise is interviewed. They are from all walks of life. These include socks collectors to sommeliers; from shopping specialists to yoga trainers. In every podcast, the host of the podcast 晓航(Pin Yin: xiǎo háng) has a deep conversation with the interviewee, exploring his or her special life stories.
From those specialists, you can learn many useful things. For example, a sock collector can tell you how to choose the right pair of socks based on detailed information, including functions of each type of fabrics used in socks and its advantages and disadvantages. The sommelier can tell you everything about wine – from how to choose the right bottle of wine for a special occasion to the best way to taste and enjoy wine.
It’s a quality podcast for those who like interesting interviews.