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Buying a Newspaper

At this juncture, we know some of you bespectacled types are going to show-off your 4,000 character-plus savvy and say you read the Chinese newspaper. This lesson, however, is about options. Some of us lazy types just want to know what's going on in the world, without losing our eyesight over mornin...

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: January 30, 2015

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Fan Death

Have you ever heard of the "fan death" phenomenon, well-known in Korea? The theory is that sleeping in a room with closed doors and windows and a fan on will almost inevitably result in a tragic death. Don't believe it? Neither does the person in this dialogue. Listen in and learn......

Host: Jenny, John

Published: August 01, 2014

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Interview with an Athlete

You've heard about the agony of defeat. None of that here. In this podcast, learn about how the thrill of victory feels to an Olympic athlete. Listen in on an interview in Mandarin Chinese with an Olympic champion. (Rest assured: the phrase "I'm going to Hong Kong Disneyland" will not be found anywh...

Host: Jenny, Ken

Published: January 01, 2014

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What Kind of Ad?

In the information age, advertisers have a hard time figuring out how to get people to know about their products. TV? Radio? Online? Print? What works? In this lesson, some Chinese advertisers discuss the different ways to sell their newest product....

Host: John, Dilu

Published: January 01, 2014

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