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||CleanTaiwan Elections and Organ Donation||Following are the words we've talked about in this show. 选举 xuǎn jǔ: election 九合一 jiǔ hé yī: 9 in 1 拜票 bài piào: asking for votes 热情 rè qíng: passion 村干部 cūn gàn bù: village cadres 被选举人 bèi xuǎn j||12/10/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAPEC Blue and Shopping Festival||Following are the words we've talked about in this show. 国际 guó jì: international 段子 duàn zi: joke, parody 雾霾 wù mái: smog 伸手不见五指 shēn shǒu bú jiàn wǔ zhǐ: too dark to see one's own fingers 限行 xiàn xíng: traffic||11/25/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTaiwanese National Day, Hong Kong and Ebola||Today we talk about 双十节 shuāng shí jiē, the day that commenmorates the founding of the Republic of China in 1911. Don't miss the show as our hosts from both sides of the straits get into some fascinating discussion about the history and relatio||10/21/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA High Profile Couple's Romance and Chinese Views on Divorce and Dating a Younger Man||Keywords and phrases used in the show: 娱乐界 yú lè jiè：showbiz 个性 gè xìng：personality 姐弟恋 jiě dì liàn：love affair between an older woman and a yonger man 分手 fēn shǒu：break up 狗仔队 gǒu zǎi duì：paparazz||10/15/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHealthcare in China||Following are the words we've talked about in today's show. 冰桶挑战 bīng tǒng tiāo zhàn: ice bucket challenge 接受 jiē shòu: to accept 批评 pī píng: criticism 渐冻人 jiàn dòng rén: ALS patient 肌肉萎缩症 jī ròu wěi suō z||10/1/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlibaba's IPO and China's Obsession with Apple||This week Jenny and Fiona talk about the recent Alibaba IPO, China's obsession with Apple products and a few web services you need to know in China. Here's a list of key words used in the show: 科技 kē jì : technology 网络公司 wǎng luò g||9/24/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleaniCloud Photo Leak and Attitudes towards Sex in China||Following are the words we've talked about in this episode. 好莱坞 hǎo lái wū: Hollywood 手提电脑 shǒu tí diàn nǎo: laptop 纯洁 chún jié: pure; chastity 下流 xià liú: indecency 富二代 fù èr dài: second generation rich 不检||9/18/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChinese Travel Habits||Key words used in the show: 月饼 yuè bǐng: moon cake 烧烤 shāo kǎo: barbecue 海鲜 hǎi xiān: seafood 跟团 gēn tuán: to follow a group 说走就走 shuō zǒu jiù zǒu: to leave and really mean it; to leave immediately 旅行 lǚ x||9/10/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCelebrities and Drugs||Following are the words we talked about in today's show. 明星 míng xīng：celebrity 涉毒 shè dú：be involved in drugs 打击 dǎ jī：strike 波 bō：wave 严禁 yán jìn: strictly prohibit 大麻 dà má: weed 阴性 yīn xìng: Yi||9/2/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAre Chinese Men Not Good Enough for Chinese Women?||Following are the words we've talked about in this show. 配得上 pèideshàng: be good enough for 优越感 yōuyuègǎn: superiority feeling 躺枪 tǎngqiāng: accusation on innocent person 小白脸 xiǎobáiliǎn: gigolo 潮流 cháoliú: fas||8/20/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChinese Tech Giants||Following are the key players in the Chinese tech scene: 百度 bǎi dù : www.baidu.com 腾讯 téng xùn : www.tencent.com 微信 wēi xìn : weixin.qq.com 微博 wēi bó : weibo.com 阿里巴巴 ā lǐ bā bā : www.alibaba.com 天猫 tiān m||8/12/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Politburo Titan's Downfall and Ghost Month||Words used in the show: 食品安全 shí pǐn ān quán: food saft 供货商 gonghuoshang supplier 飞机失事 fēi jī shī shì: plane crash 高雄 gāo xióng: [city name, located in southern Taiwan] 瓦斯爆炸 wǎ sī bào zhà: gas explosion||8/5/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInternet Slang and Trendy Words||Here's a list of words and phrases used in the show: 爆红 bào hóng : super popular 人字拖 rén zì tuō : flip-flop 吃货 chī huò : foody 点评 diǎn píng : comments 长草 zhǎng cǎo : be interested in 迷妹 mí mèi : girl fan 男饭 n||7/25/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFinding Work in China||Here's a list of words and phrases used in the show: 1) 混血 hùnxuě: mixed race 2) 乡下 xiāngxià: rural 3) 澎湖 pénghú: Penghu County, Taiwan 4) 二三线城市 èrsānxiànchéngshì: second and third tier cities 5) 少之又少 shǎozhīy||7/16/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChina to Stop Teaching English in Schools?||Here's a list of words and phrases used in the show: 1) 高考 Gāokǎo: national college entrance exam 2) 英语 Yīngyǔ: English 3) 退出 Tuìchū: exit, quit 4) 四级 Sì jí: level 4 in China's College English Test 5) 六级 Liù jí: level||5/22/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBaijiu and Chinese Drinking Culture||Jenny and guests share their personal experience with drinking in China. Jenny also interviews Derek Sandhaus, author of Baijiu: The Essential Guide to Chinese Spirits. Here's a list of words used in today's show: 1) 白酒 Báijiǔ: baijiu 2) 干||5/12/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAmerican TV Shows in China||Here is a list of words used in the show: 1) 美剧 Měijù: American TV shows 2) 下架 Xià jià: to go off shelf (to ban) 3) 视频网站 Shìpín wǎngzhàn: video sites 4) 审查 Shěnchá: censor 5) 保护 Bǎohù: protect 6) 国产剧 Guóchǎn||5/4/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChinese Weddings||Here are some words and phrases used in the show: 结婚Jiéhūn: to get married 婚礼Hūnlǐ: wedding 城市Chéngshì: city 农村 Nóngcūn: countryside 新娘 Xīnniáng: groom 新郎 Xīnláng: bride 伴娘 Bànniáng: groom's men 伴郎 Bànlá||4/23/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIt’s Complicated: A Love and Hate Relationship between Taiwan and China||Here\'s a list of words and phrases used in today's show: 台湾 Táiwān: Taiwan 大陆 Dàlù: Mainland China 反服贸抗议 Fǎn fúmào kàngyì: anti service and trade agreement protest 茶叶蛋 Cháyèdàn: tea egg 自由行 Zìyóuxíng||4/16/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAre Chinese More Tolerant of Extra Marital Affairs and Mistresses?||Here is a list of words and phrases we used in the show: 文章 (Wénzhāng): Wen Zhang (a Chinese actor) 马伊琍 (Mǎyīlí): Ma Yili (a Chinese actress) 劈腿 (Pītuǐ): two timer or have an extra marital affair 小三 (Xiǎosān): mistress||4/9/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnderstanding Gen X, Gen Y and the Millennials in China||Here's a list of words used in today's show: 70后 70 Hòu: people born in the 70's 80后 80 Hòu: people born in the 80's 90后 90 Hòu: people born in the 90's 文革 Wéngé: The Cultural Revolution 喊口号 Hǎn kǒuhào: shout slogans||4/1/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChinese Internet Slangs and Their Social Impact||Here's a list of words mentioned in the show: 土豪 (Tǔháo): Beverley Hillbilly 吊丝 (Diào sī): average joe, loser 女神 (Nǚshén): goddess, a female sex symbol or a woman one admires 男神 (Nánshén): a male sex symbol or a man one admir||3/24/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKTV Time - The End of the Road||Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the grand finale for KTV Time and Beijing Standard Time. In this episode, Tom and David finish up their series on Chinese marriage customs as well as play a few classic KTV songs for the road.||3/24/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe End of the One Child Policy||Here is a list of Chinese words mentioned in the show: 计划生育(Jìhuà shēngyù): one child policy 独生子女 (Dúshēngzǐnǚ): only child 单独二胎 (Dāndúèrtāi): a new policy that allows couples to have a second child if one of them i||3/18/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBeijing Standard Time - Time to Get Married - Part 1||It's time to get hitched, Poddies! This episode of Beijing Standard Time kicks off a two-part series on modern marriage in China. Learn about dating, meeting the parents and all the things that lead up to the big day in this episode!||3/10/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKTV Time - The Meaning of Your Travels||This week KTV Time explores the music of 陈绮贞 (Chén Qǐzhēn), the self-made Taiwanese pop icon, as well as her hit song 《旅行的意义》 (Lǚxíng de Yìyì, “The Meaning of Your Travels”).||3/3/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBeijing Standard Time - Chinese Opera||An acquired taste it might be, but Chinese opera is an essential part of China's cultural heritage. In this edition of BST, learn about the basics of this art form.||2/24/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKTV Time - Fairy Tale||忘了有多久--(I’ve forgotten how long it’s been) 再没听到你--(Since I've heard your voice) 对我说你最爱的故事--(Telling me your favorite story) 我想了很久--(I’ve been thinking about it for a while) 我开始慌了-||2/18/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBeijing Standard Time - Park Activities in China||Parks are the center of social life for many people in China. You'll find people singing, dancing and playing games. You'll also find people engaged in uniquely Chinese activities. In this BST, Tom and David discuss these "Chinese" activities.||2/17/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
I subscribed to Chinese Pod at $29.99 since September 2015 I have tried to unsubscibe and discontinue subscription. Fnally I had to turn over to Keybank fraud division and after months able to stop automatic withdrawls from my bank account in April 2016. This really pu an economic hardship on me. They at Chinesepod were pretty unresponsive. Stated they could not find my account to discontinue it! Funny they knew were to withdraw money from.
Incidently in New York State it is very hard to stop automatic withdrawing, without closeing out the account.
I cannot say anything good about this organization, that would do such a thing to anyone.
Latest commenter had a hard time unsubscribing to site's payments. Not sure the issue but people should know its actually incredibly easy to manage payment options via the site. I cant say enough about the greatness of this site. The flexibility to study what interests you at a particular time is fantastic. The site only gets better with time, and its clear they put a lot of work into it.