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Also, I started looking at this site: http://justing.com.cn/stage/podcast.html but found it quite hard to navigate, though you might find something interesting there, I'm not sure.

EDIT: and here's another link, a page with more links to Chinese podcasts, including Remy, etc, but may throw up something useful, I couldn't find anything straight away though. http://56minus1.com/tag/podcasting/

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@Roddy

> Re: finding transcripts - take a particular phrase from a

> podcast that's already a few days old and put it into

> google in "quotes".

Thanks for the tip, Roddy. As it happens, I just discovered that method yesterday while trying to find transcripts at the Deutsche Welle website. Yesterday their 晨间节目 had a feature story on the attack on the 公安局 in 湖北 -- but without a link to a transcript. A quick search of the DW site using a couple keywords from the broadcast found a nearly verbatim transcript of the story. It would be nice if they put the article and link to the MP3 podcast right there on the same page the way Radio Australia does. But at least it's out there and can be found with a little effort.

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I've been looking for podcasts to listen and came across this fantastic podcast called 小凤直播室, based at the radio station in Shandong Province. For Americans reading this, 小凤 is like the Chinese version of Terry Gross of Fresh Air, the US public radio program (sorry about the Americanism to our non-American friends; hehe), except more high-brow perhaps. She's very good at establishing a personal rapport with the person being interview while still asking some very in-depth questions. She's been doing this program apparently since 1999. I don't know much about her yet, but I think the program started as a local radio station program and grew with the spread of the internet.

I just listened to her interviews with 朱学勤, the famous historian, and it was fantastic. She was well prepared, read most of his books, and had a real passion for the subject matter. Check it out and let me know what you think.

http://waitxiaofeng.72pines.com/

小凤直播室

The RSS link for the podcast subscription is at:

http://feeds.feedburner.com/waitxiaofeng

You can find a list of past interviews at (there are hundreds of interviews):

http://www.sdgb.cn/ziminglm/xiaofengzbs/wsst.aspx

小凤直播室音频收听

I also listened to a couple of episodes of 静雅似听 at http://justing.com.cn/stage/podcast.html, but didn't like them as much. The writing used in the programs sound impressive, but really is just a bunch of purple prose, with not much substance. It also seems to offer much of a Party-line perspective on things.

p.s. This thread is getting too long. Maybe wushijiao / roddy can post a best-of list of podcasts in the opening post, so that people won't have to slog through the entire 9 pages of posts to find some recommendations.

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wushijiao

Gato- good to hear about a Fresh Air-style Chinese podcast! I will check it out for sure.

I'll edit the first page at some point- but not for the moment (since I'm somewhat busy).

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Meng Lelan

Me too, I really like interviews, but I'm not seeing any transcripts for 小凤直播室, I just went through the site and can't find scripts. So it's audio only? Not good for me.

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Long Pan

Recently I have been listening to 今日观察 on CCTV2 (every night 10.00pm). On their web site they have all transcripts

Go there

http://jingji.cntv.cn/program/jinriguancha/01/index.shtml

... then on the topic 网民关注节目排行

as its name mention it, it only has a top selection

For all other transcripts go under the topic 节目文稿

but then, quite funny, you need to go on another web page (http://bugu.cntv.cn/news/finance/jrgc/videopage/index.shtml) to find the videos

Question : any advice to be able to download the video ?

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For all other transcripts go under the topic 节目文稿

Oooh, Long Pan, thanks, transcripts of interviews, I like reading interviews in Chinese. There was a good interview a year ago about how China will have more men than women that came out in transcript form, but I can't even remember what website that was on.

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don't know if anyone has mentioned this web site here before, but just to make sure:

http://www.londonhuayu.co.uk/

it's an english radio channel all in chinese (and some cantonese shows) with loads of colloquial speech in the broadcasts. it's not really a podcast, but all programmes are available separately as streams as well as mp3 downloads (for the latter, click on the rss logo for the dl links). the speakers i've heard so far are all from beijing, and the programme 鱼蛋的麻辣生活 focuses on life in beijing. it's by far the best thing i've heard for improving your listening skills. it's an great complement to the other shows mentioned here, which mostly are mostly news-oriented and formal in their language use. for a good example of what the shows are like: http://www.londonhuayu.co.uk/?p=2255

enjoy and good luck!

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Long Pan

Thanks Songlei, interesting podcast. Through rss http://www.londonhuayu.co.uk/?feed=rss2 we get direct access to MP3

The 节目 you've pointed out http://www.londonhuayu.co.uk/?p=2255 is indeed pretty good. Talk partly about 非诚无扰 which some of you must have seen on 江苏卫视 (or check here)

I appreciate the fact that there is no music in the background. Which is not be the case for all 节目.

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I'd like to thank you as well, songlei. I've started wondering if there were anything like that in podcast form, or if I'd have to get all of my colloquial language exposure through shows on the internet (lately 和空姐一起的日子). I can't check it out just yet though; have to wait until I get home, unfortunately.

I appreciate the fact that there is no music in the background. Which is not be the case for all 节目.

Oh my god am I with you on that one. Most of the time it's just distracting (although I have gotten used to the 静雅思听 music at this point).

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Long Pan
http://qiangqiang.sheji12.com/ stopped updating 锵锵3人行 for about a month now. Seems that only http://feed.feedsky.com/qiangqiang3 offers it now, in link with http://drupal.overseakids.com/ . However I get a bit confused about how to get the password from http://drupal.overseakids.com/ I do not know what to pay and how to pay. Has anybody managed to register and got the password ?
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So, what podcasts have people been listening to lately? I just got a new phone and with it the desire to listen to more podcasts again - which, if the past is a reliable predictor of the future, will supposedly last for about three weeks, but until then, let me know what's good!

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Long Pan

老外看点 rss feed that I have been searching for ages... here is it http://feed.overseakids.com/laowais_viewpoint.xml

用户 : guest

密码 : go on this page and then drag the password out of the ad (拖开广告) . Got it ! Smart, isn't it ? :clap

This password changes every 10 minutes. For a permanent one, you can subscribe (VIP每年50元人民币)

Enjoy !

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imron

I don't get why they don't have their own feed :roll:

But that site looks fantastic! They've got a whole bunch of other Chinese language podcasts up there too.

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roddy

That's the same one that does (used to do? Not sure) the 锵锵三人行 podcasts. I paid for the password for that - should be mentioned further up the topic, but basically it works.

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I've recently started getting into the 锵锵三人行 podcasts for the first time, and I'm really liking them - except I wish the show wouldn't just end while they're halfway through a conversation.

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锵锵三人行 is brilliant stuff, I've been trying to listen to it regularly lately. Great mix of banter and interesting content. I'm currently using this feed - they're all ripped from the TV show by fans, so the feeds aren't always reliable.

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I've been listening to it daily now for the last week or so, just using one of the feeds in iTunes (not the passworded one). It seems to work well enough and is updated in time with Phoenix TV's website. Incidentally, I had a poke around the website and the transcripts on the site seem to be pretty complete (or at least the beginning and end of the transcript matched the beginning and end of the show).

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Olle Linge

I've been listening to radio broadcasts quite a lot since I came back to Sweden to keep up some kind of immersion. I've listened mostly to Taiwanese web radio and mostly RTI (Radio Taiwan International). I think most programs are quite good and can be accessed either by streaming or downloading them from their website (http://www.rti.org.tw).

However, this is just average goodness and some general introduction. Now comes the interesting bit. I've recently downloaded and listened to a program called 十分好文摘 (program website here) which is exactly what it sounds like. The program consists of short articles (below 10 minutes; also note the two meanings of 十分) that are introduced briefly and then read aloud. This is a truly excellent stepping stone if you can handle normal conversations and think chat shows aren't very challenging. Since this is written Chinese read aloud, it's slightly more difficult, but it's still not extremely hard (at least I don't think so).

Also, I've found the topics to be quite interesting and the articles are actually offering something of value apart from language. Of course, this isn't a program meant for learners of Chinese, so there is no vocabulary and so transcripts, but I'd still say this is excellent practising material. The fact that it's possible to download the programs makes it even more useful.

Does anyone know of other sites offering similar audio files for download?

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