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Fanaddicts is a weekly podcast that explores unique obsessions and the celebrities obsessed with them. Produced by Roddenberry Entertainment and hosted by Clare Kramer and David Magidoff, each week we follow a special guest down the rabbit hole of their favorite fixation – whether that be woodworking, puppetry, baking bread, or zorbing (yep, it’s a real thing). This is the podcast that understands everyone, even your favorite celebrity, is a Fanaddict about something.
 
A weekly discussion of current affairs in China with journalists, writers, academics, policy makers, business people and anyone with something compelling to say about the country that's reshaping the world. A SupChina production, hosted by Kaiser Kuo and Jeremy Goldkorn.
 
Welcome to NewzKidz! A new weekly podcast covering global news stories and current affairs, presented by Rose (age 9) and Zara (age 10) along with co-presenters Aiza (age ) and Laurie (age 7). Tune in to hear us talk about what's important in our world today, what's making the news headlines, and why kids should care. You can discuss our stories with your friends, parents and teachers, and let us know what you think.
 
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This week on Sinica, Kaiser chats with Bill Bikales, who recently returned to the U.S. after 15 years in China as a developmental economist with the United Nations. In June, Bill published a paper titled “Reflections on Poverty Reduction in China” for the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), raising important questions about China’s …
 
You know Leonard Maltin as a film critic extraordinaire and from his acclaimed Movie Guide, but film isn’t the only artform that he champions. Leonard is also a fanaddict about vintage jazz. Whether it’s Benny Goodman, Count Basie, or Artie Shaw Leonard loves them all! He’s even had the chance to play with some of the greats himself. Find out all a…
 
This week on Sinica, Kaiser chats with Yiqing Xu, an assistant professor of political science at Stanford University, about his work in applying modern methods in political science to the politics of contemporary China. In a wide-ranging conversation, they discuss qualitative vs. quantitative approaches and how the debate parallels the debate betwe…
 
Who doesn’t want to know what makes Buster’s heart skip a beat? From Arrested Development to VEEP to Toy Story’s Forky, Tony Hale has won our love and admiration. But did you know that the man behind so many hysterically quirky sidekicks has a fascination with Indoor Malls? That’s right Gary loves himself some Cinnabon, escalator and recycled mall …
 
This week on Sinica, Kaiser chats with Thomas Pepinsky and Jessica Chen Weiss, both professors of government at Cornell University, about their recent essay in Foreign Affairs, “The Clash of Systems? Washington Should Avoid Ideological Competition With Beijing.” In that essay, they argue that, despite all the talk of Chinese authoritarianism as an …
 
From True Blood to Arrow to classical pianist, Janina masters what she tackles, including Moleskine® Notebooks. Systematically placed in ROYGBIV order, and only opened upon the ceremonious retiring of another, tune in to this episode of FanAddicts - the Moleskine® Notebook Episode. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Priv…
 
This week on Sinica, Kaiser chats with Isabella Weber, assistant professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, about her new book, How China Escaped Shock Therapy: The Market Reform Debate. Meticulously researched and persuasively argued, her book makes important contributions to our understanding of a critical period in China…
 
You may know him best for his role as Eric Matthews on television’s “Boy Meets World.” You may also know him for his extensive voice-over work on animated shows like Batman Beyond, Kim Possible, Big Hero 6 and American Dad. But what you don’t know about Will Friedle is that he goes ga-ga for a good Fantasy Novel. Take a listen to this episode of Fa…
 
This week on Sinica, Kaiser is joined by historian Timothy Cheek of the University of British Columbia, political scientist Elizabeth Perry of Harvard, and our very own Jeremy Goldkorn, editor-in-chief of SupChina, in a wide-ranging discussion of the Chinese Communist Party on the occasion of its 100th birthday. The three each contributed chapters …
 
That’s right, Lane Kim from Gilmore Girls is coming to Fanaddicts. You also know her from Prodigal Son, Better Call Saul, 13 Reasons Why, The First, and Dirty John to name a few. In this episode, you’ll hear all about Keiko’s intrigue with the Enneagram and how she uses this personality system throughout most areas of her life, including her TV cha…
 
This week on Sinica, Kaiser chats with Yong Cai, an associate professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This episode — the first in-person interview since February 2020 — looks at the results of China’s 2020 census, the announcement of the much-maligned “three-child policy” that the Chinese governm…
 
From Lexi Rivera on Freeform’s “The Fosters,” to her roles in “The Duff” and “Ouija” Bianca Santos has captured our hearts. But what has captured the heart of this talented and beautiful actress, you may ask? Join us as Bianca reveals her life-long obsession with Trader Joe's grocery stores. That’s right, pour yourself some 2 Buck Chuck, and grab s…
 
Shortly after Deborah Seligsohn was last on Sinica, in April, the lab leak hypothesis seemed suddenly to gain traction — at least in American media. This week, Kaiser invites Deborah back to the show to talk about why the possibility that SARS-CoV-2 escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, a notion long regarded by virologists as less probable…
 
The best Lex Luthor ever? Our hosts think so! Michael Rosenbaum joins this episode of Fanaddicts to discuss his innately overboard obsession with horror movie posters from the 1980s. The “Impastor” and “Guardians of the Galaxy 2” star is no stranger to giving autographs but in this episode you’ll hear all about his favorite posters and the lengths …
 
This is the last episode of Season 3 as the NewzKidz will be taking a break for the summer holidays! They will be returning in September for Season 4. This week the NewzKidz discuss what's going on at the G7 Summit, what's happening with leftover vaccines, the ongoing problem of plastic pollution in seas and rivers, and Zara reviews the new film, C…
 
This week on Sinica, Kaiser chats with Andrew Jones, a Helsinki-based reporter who over the last several years has secured a place as the go-to English-language journalist covering China’s space program. With the successful arrival of the Tianwen spacecraft in Martian orbit and the deployment of the Zhurong Mars rover, China is catching up quickly …
 
From MADtv and her various comedy specials, stand-up Anjelah Johnson joins Clare and David to talk about her freaky fixation with ghost stories. Hear one of Anjelah’s personal experiences with the other-worldly. Find out what “power covers” are, as well as how they could save you from an evil apparition. Is this episode intriguing? For sure. Creepy…
 
This week the NewzKidz cover the latest news on the Coronavirus pandemic including travel restrictions and the new names for Covid variants, they report on NASA's new plan for a space mission to Venus and this week's voyage of baby squids to the International Space Station, and Rose reviews the recent movie release Peter Rabbit 2.…
 
This week on Sinica, Kaiser chats with Yingyi Ma, an associate professor of sociology at Syracuse University and the author of the book Ambitious and Anxious: How Chinese College Students Succeed and Struggle in American Higher Education. Yingyi’s book, which focuses on the specific experiences of Chinese undergraduates, examines the push-and-pull …
 
You know Doug loves movies because he named his uber-successful podcast “Doug Loves Movies.” And you know Doug loves getting high because he talks a lot about how he loves to get high. But did you know that “Last Comic Standing’s” Doug Benson also loves Musical Theatre? Hear all about his Spider-Man experience, the time two actors had a sex scene r…
 
This week the NewzKidz talk about Boris Johnson’s secret surprise wedding, the possible origin of Covid-19, how the temperature of the world is increasing, and the death of Eric Carle, the author who created The Very Hungry Caterpillar.By NewzKidz
 
Have China and Russia entered into a de facto anti-American alliance? Is Russia, which in Soviet days was for a time the “older brother” to Mao’s China, now comfortable with playing junior partner to Xi’s China? And has the United States, which in its opening to China demonstrated formidable acuity in managing the “strategic triangle,” now jettison…
 
You know her from Battlestar Galactica, Longmire, The Mandalorian, The Flash and her current Netflix series, Another Life. In this episode of Fanaddicts Katee Sackhoff reveals her ridiculously crazy, and extremely sweet, love of “man's best friend.” No, not coffee! Dogs! That’s right, there’s nowhere this woman won’t take her dogs, including our po…
 
This week the NewzKidz update listeners on the Israel Palestine conflict, report on the news that Google has launched a new AI app to help diagnose skin conditions, how plastic waste from the UK has ended up in Turkey, and lastly about a new campaign to mark The Queen's Platinum Jubilee in 2022 by planting trees.…
 
Veteran China scholar Orville Schell has written a dozen books on China, but his latest book — which Schell published at the age of 80 — is his first novel. My Old Home: A Novel of Exile is a bildungsroman that follows the life of Li Wende and his father, Li Shutong, from the early days of the Cultural Revolution to the tragedy of Tiananmen in 1989…
 
Star Wars, Star Trek, Felicity, Alias, A Star is Born – You know Greg Grunberg from all of these things and more, but did you know that Greg loves, loves, loves Ford Broncos! Join us and Greg to find out exactly how many Broncos he has, how many he wishes he had, and how both Bradley Cooper and OJ Simpson came into play regarding Greg’s favorite fo…
 
This week on Sinica, Kaiser chats with Margaret (Maggie) Lewis, a professor of law at Seton Hall University, about her work on the U.S. Department of Justice’s “China Initiative.” Launched under former attorney general Jeff Sessions in November 2018, the China Initiative sought to bring criminal cases against perpetrators of industrial espionage be…
 
Mad TV’s funny guy, Phil LaMarr, also known as the guy in Pulp Fiction who gets his head shot off in the back of the car, joins our hosts to talk about his fascination with Batman Comics. Find out which Batman is Phil’s Batman and listen in as Phil tells the take of his first encounter with The Caped Crusader. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.co…
 
This week the NewKidz report on the latest news from the pandemic including the UK's recent update on travel restrictions, Donald Trump's ban from social media, Jeff Bezos' plan for space tourism, and the banning of snow days in New York City.By NewzKidz
 
Prince Han Fei, or Hán Fēizǐ 韓非子, is perhaps the most influential Chinese thinker that many Westerners have never heard of. With Jeremy hosting Sinica this week, we bring to you a conversation recorded in November 2020 featuring writer and journalist Zhā Jiànyīng 渣建英 and Geremie R. Barmé, editor of China Heritage. The three discuss the overlooked s…
 
Topanga from Boy Meets World joins Fanaddicts to talk about her new obsession with vintage t-shirts. Find out her hunting habits and why she can’t pass up live t-shirt auctions every Saturday morning! Get the inside scoop on lingo like ‘dead stock’ and ‘mullet’ and learn how your 'pit to pit' is the key to everyone’s perfect fit! See Privacy Policy…
 
This week on Sinica, after an eventful week of climate-change-focused meetings, including U.S. special climate envoy John Kerry’s trip to China, the U.S.-hosted Leaders Summit on Climate convened on April 22 and 23. Kaiser chats with China climate policy specialist Angel Hsu, an assistant professor in the Public Policy Department and the Energy, En…
 
You know him from starring as Cyborg in Justice League and on HBO's True Detective S3, but today Ray gets deep into strategic board games. Really deep! We talk about Cosmic Encounters, the Game of Thrones board game and the Catan Series. Find out Ray's personal strategy and what entices him to tabletop games on this episode of Fanaddicts! See Priva…
 
This week on Sinica, Kaiser and Jeremy chat with Arthur Jones and Steven Schwankert about their documentary The Six. The film, directed by Jones and produced by James Cameron, focuses on Schwankert’s search for the six Chinese men who survived the sinking of the Titanic on the night of April 14, 1912. Tracing the fate of the men takes Schwankert fr…
 
You know her as Kelly Kapowsky from Saved by the Bell, Valerie Malone on the 90's 90210 and Lori from Alexa & Katie, but today Tiffani gets Fanaddical about her love of cookbooks. She owns over 500. And yes, she has written her own. But Tiffani rarely cooks from the cookbooks in her collections. Find out why on this episode of Fanaddicts. See Priva…
 
This week the NewzKidz talk about the funeral of Prince Philip; what’s been happening at the Suez Canal; a new recycling technology for single-use facemasks and gowns, and lastly, a new campaign to increase funding for primary school libraries.By NewzKidz
 
On April 16, PBS’s Great Performances will broadcast the world premiere of the documentary Beethoven in Beijing, which tells the story of classical music in China over the last half century through the lens of the Philadelphia Orchestra’s storied relationship with the country, from its first performances in the P.R.C. in 1973 until its most recent …
 
Meet Clare Kramer and David Magidoff - the hosts of Fanaddicts! In this minisode, find out what drew Clare and David (back) behind the mic, what each of them are fanaddical about, and what makes them tick as people! Plus, enjoy a sneak peek into next week’s first episode drop with Tiffani Thiessen. Don’t forget to rate, subscribe and review, and sp…
 
The NewzKidz are back after the Spring Break! This week Zara reports on the sad news that His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, has died at the age of 99; Rose reports on this week's volcanic eruption on the Caribbean island of St Vincent; Aiza rounds up the latest news on the Coronavirus pandemic, and Laurie covers the recent discov…
 
This week on Sinica, Kaiser chats with Stephanie Studer, China correspondent for The Economist, who recently published a special report in the magazine about China’s “Post-90s” generation; and with Alec Ash, author of the book Wish Lanterns, which looks at a cohort of Chinese youth born between 1985 and 1990. The two explore the apparent contradict…
 
This week on Sinica, Kaiser chats with Deborah Seligsohn, who served as the State Department’s Environment, Science, Technology and Health Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing from 2003 to 2007. She is now an assistant professor of political science at Villanova University in Philadelphia, where she currently teaches a course on pandemics and p…
 
This week on Sinica, Kaiser welcomes back Ryan Hass, the Michael H. Armacost Chair at the John L. Thornton China Center at the Brookings Institute, a senior adviser at the Scowcroft Group and McLarty Associates, and the China Director at the National Security Council during the second Obama administration. Ryan’s new book, Stronger: Adapting Americ…
 
This week Rose reports on the latest news about Coronavirus vaccines including the recent controversy over the AstraZeneca jab, Zara reviews the book 'Private Peaceful', Laurie talks about International Day of Happiness and Aiza reports on the new campaign from footballer Wilfried Zaha for every child to be given a free musical instrument at school…
 
This is Fanaddicts! From the people that brought you Star Trek, and practically invented fandom, comes a podcast where we interview your favorite celebrities about their favorite obsessions. Hosted by Clare Kramer and David Magidoff, this is the podcast that understands that everyone has their thing – whether it’s bread baking, woodworking, or zorb…
 
This week on Sinica, Kaiser chats with ex-venture capitalist Lillian Li, who moved to China from the U.K. last year and has been looking at China’s tech ecosystem from a unique perspective — combining an investor’s eye, an academic background studying development, a grounding in Chinese language and culture, and a comparative instinct. Lillian shar…
 
This week the NewzKidz discuss British Science Week, the ongoing fallout from Harry & Meghan's interview with Oprah Winfrey, all about Mother's Day, the news that a rare meteorite landed in the Cotswolds in the UK, and an update on the Coronavirus pandemic.By NewzKidz
 
In August 2020, the CGTN anchorwoman Chéng Lěi 成蕾, an Australian citizen, was detained in Beijing. Six months later, she was formally arrested and charged with violations of China’s expansive state secrets law. This week on Sinica, Kaiser chats with ABC reporter Bill Birtles (whose involuntary departure from China was linked to Cheng Lei’s case), l…
 
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