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Using more than 99% target language, 听故事学中文Learning Chinese through Stories(LCTS) creates authentic and immersive podcasts to help people around the world develop Chinese language skills and cultural competency. It covers a wide range of topics and proficiency levels(Novice, Intermediate, Advanced). Every story has two parts: story (A) and story explanation (B), accompanied by annotated vocabulary and transcript. For example, an episode titled "2.3.12 A" means this episode is at the level of ...
 
Learn Chinese with Free Podcasts Whether you are student or a seasoned speaker, our lessons offer something for everyone. We incorporate culture and current issues into each episode to give the most informative, both linguistically and culturally, podcasts possible. For those of you with just the plane ride to prepare, check our survival phrase series at ChineseClass101.com. One of these phrases just might turn your trip into the best one ever!
 
Learn Cantonese with Free Podcasts Whether you are student or a seasoned speaker, our lessons offer something for everyone. We incorporate culture and current issues into each episode to give the most informative, both linguistically and culturally, podcasts possible. For those of you with just the plane ride to prepare, check our survival phrase series at CantoneseClass101.com. One of these phrases just might turn your trip into the best one ever!
 
These aren't the stories your mother used to tell you ... no, these are The Other Stories. The Other Stories is a weekly short story podcast. A modern take on The Twilight Zone, Tales From The Crypt, or The Outer Limits. Sci-Fi, Horror, Thriller, WTF stories delivered right to your podcast feed every Monday morning.
 
The Sanghata Sutra read in Chinese. The Sangháta Sutra is a teacher, manifesting in the form of a sage. - ?rya Sangh?ta S?tra The ?rya Sangh?ta S?tra is a Mah?y?na Buddhist scripture that promises to transform all those who read it. Like other sutras, the Sangh?ta records a discourse given by the Buddha, but unlike other sutras, Buddha tells us he himself had heard the Sangh?ta from a previous buddha. The Sangh?ta is a text that talks about itself by name—and talks in great detail about what ...
 
The Democracy Paradox explores the diverse range of perspectives and insights about democracy through an interview format. Every week new scholars are invited to share their breakthrough research or bold ideas about politics, economics, and society. Most interviews are stand alone episodes, but some are tied together like the three episode arc "Resistance, Revolution, Democracy" which explored the concept of civil resistance and revolution to produce democracies. These three interviews featu ...
 
World Languages Podcasting provides a podcast series in various languages for the language student or native speaker to help improve language skills and knowledge of Australian culture. Each conversation is complemented with a full transcript and a page of language exercises that may be downloaded from the website www.worldlanguagespodcasting.com.
 
GlobalRencai是一个面向今日全球华人才俊而设、解答现代生活之种种问题的建设性博客。这是一个双语博客。博客作者陈愉,是一位美籍华人,曾任洛杉矶副市长,现为全球化公司提供猎头服务。这个播客是陈愉每周更新博客的英文朗读。欢迎访问及订阅博客:www.GlobalRencai.com. 陈愉(Joy Chen)is a Chinese-American former Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles turned global corporate headhunter. Her blog, Global Rencai, provides advice for modern life and is widely read across China. Visit and subscribe at www.GlobalRencai.com (if needed,click ENGLISH).
 
Each week, Rosie Pasqualini— sometimes with a guest— unpacks a particularly jarring article or piece of short fiction, discussing its personal and cultural relevance. Get ready for fresh ideas, a dollop of politics, and a healthy dose of emotional vivisection. You are invited to read along! Articles and stories available at www.cantunread.com.
 
Hope Mornings with Katrina Roe offers a range of regular interviews on family life, sport, music and entertainment; along with the latest in news and current affairs. Whether it’s keeping parents up to date on the latest tween fad, or fostering healthy relationships, listeners are sure to find a helpful lifestyle tip in each episode.
 
Learning a new language? Get your language learning questions answered by polyglot Olly Richards, who speaks 8 languages and runs the popular blog - I Will Teach You A Language. Whatever's holding you back on the path to fluency, tune in twice a week to get your regular dose of language learning motivation, with Olly and other polyglot guests, such as Benny Lewis, Luca Lampariello, Richard Simcott and Alex Rawlings. Learn Spanish, Learn French, Learn German, Learn Italian, Learn Portuguese, ...
 
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was ratified in 1948 by the United Nations General Assembly. It defines the fundamental rights of individuals, and exhorts all governments to protect these rights. The UN has translated the document into over three hundred languages and dialects. This audiobook includes readings in 21 languages.
 
When Property Report magazine originally launched in the spring of 2004, Southeast Asia was an economy on the cusp. Many of the region’s markets were still licking wounds inflicted by the 1997 Asian financial crisis and few could predict what was about to happen… Over the next decade, Asian markets exploded and the region became one of the world’s most desirable investment destinations, as well as home to a dynamic architecture and interior design scene. Property Report has been there every ...
 
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Welcome to part 4 of 4 about learning how to read Chinese. This is the situation: you’ve read all the graded readers and learner content out there, and you're wondering….now what? John and Jared offer tips on how to bridge the gap to native level content. Guest interview is with Matt Sheehan, an intrepid American who landed in China to learn journa…
 
On a very scientific WTFolklore, we learn the origin point of platypuses, courtesy of the Australian tale, How Platypuses Came to Australia. We also learn a surprising amount about ladders and the various despotic figures of the animal kingdom. Suggested talking points: A Lit House, If Ears Could See, Ladder Detour, Turkey Brothel, Keeping a Duck W…
 
Last October Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey shook the sports world with a tweet. It said, “Fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong.” Pretty simple. Not controversial…. at least, in the United States. But China was offended. They cut off all economic ties with the Rockets and demanded an apology from the National Basketball Association. And they got…
 
693. English With Lucy / A Conversation with Lucy Earl Chatting to Lucy Earl from the English with Lucy channel on YouTube. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-idF View the video on YouTube https://youtu.be/OUtpjZEIXr8 LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfoBy Luke Thompson
 
What are you afraid of? John and Jared discuss the most common things that could be holding you back from learning Chinese. They offer tips on how to overcome them to achieve your dreams. Guest interview is with Megan Ammirati, a 2nd generation Chinese learner and Fulbright scholar. Her story shows that your parent’s Chinese will lie fallow in the …
 
Symbiosis bites. Written by Edward Ahern (https://twitter.com/bottomstripper) Narrated by Justin Fife (https://twitter.com/justinbfife) Edited by Karl Hughes With music by Dark Fantasy Studio (http://darkfantasystudio.com/) and Thom Robson (https://www.thomrobsonmusic.com/) And sound effects provided by Freesound.org (https://freesound.org/) and Za…
 
Join the Facebook group Facebook.com/groups/hawkandcleaver T-shirts and mugs are available at gumroad.com/hawkandcleaver The Other Stories is a production the story studio, Hawk & Cleaver, and is brought to you with a Creative Commons – Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives license. Don’t change it. Don’t sell it. But by all means… share the hell…
 
Support us by becoming our patrons. You will have access to all of our episodes, as well as patrons-only content, transcripts, vocabulary list. Transcript of this episode ******************************************************************************** Welcome to our new patrons: Ali, Jani, J Wilson, Boonseng Soh! Thank you for your generosity !! We…
 
This is the third installment of the Loss of Friends book in the Panchatantra. In this story the Jackal finds out that not all things that make noise are powerful. At the same time Victor finds out that the awful animal making all of the noise is just a Bull. He decides to play the Bull off of Rusty the Lion King and take advantage of the situation…
 
This week on WTFolklore, we read The Wise Dog, a story from the Yoruba Tribe of Africa. Have you ever wondered why there is so much trouble and strife in your life? Apparently Africa thinks it's your mom's fault, and they have some compelling evidence to back up the claim. Suggested talking points: "Smartest Book Ever" by E.R. Udite, Brevity is the…
 
692. WISBOLEP Competition Entries - Listen & Vote! Listen to recordings sent in by listeners and vote for who you think should be on LEP. Episode page with transcript, voting form and videos https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/wisbolep Vote directly here (easier on a mobile device) https://www.opinionstage.com/lukethompson2/wisbolep-competition-who-do-yo…
 
China is a nation of contradictions. It is a developing economy that is an economic powerhouse. It is a rising power that is already a great power. It is a communist state that has embraced capitalism. The dualism of yin and yang is not simply an element of Chinese philosophy. It is a source of modern Chinese identity. This is part two of “Liberali…
 
An invisible skeleton finds comfort in immortality while living with a happy couple and their young daughter. Yet the inevitable tide of time deals a multitude of existential blows, and immortality is revealed as it truly is -- a curse! Written by Tylor James (https://tylorjames.com/) Narrated by Justin Fife (https://twitter.com/justinbfife) Edited…
 
I went down the rabbit hole of Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell, and their connections to Trump and Bill Clinton. What's up with that creepy Epstein's temple and what is happening with all of this now? Almost a year later and there doesn't seem to be much going on with this case. So let's look into it and see what we know in November 2020. Suppor…
 
My first story from the continent of Africa. This story comes from South Africa. This is the story of how the ants lost their sense of unity, and scattered into many different living places. If you notice, ants live in a lot of different places. If they only listened to the god of the insects, they would know how to overcome, but sadly the messenge…
 
This is the story of the 81st prince who is ignored by his older brothers, a hare that tries to trick crocodiles, and a princess that sees the good in people. Narrator: Dustin Steichmann Music in the story: Ishikari Lore by Kevin MacLeod courtesy of Youtube Studio Told by Mrs. T.H. James; 1892; Griffith, Farran & Co. in London & Sydney. https://en.…
 
691. Jerome Butler - Dialect Coach How do professional actors change the way they speak for different acting roles? What can learners of English take from the way actors do this, in order to apply it to their language learning? In this conversation I speak to Jerome Butler who is a very experienced dialect coach working in the TV and film industry …
 
This week on WTFolklore, we read The Cricket , a story from China that introduces us to the exciting new world of championship cricket fighting, a sport so beloved that it devolved into a full-on police state! Suggested talking points: The Cat is About the Bug, A True Beef Honk, The Annual Cricket Reckoning, Wet Ass Grandma, The Clicks and Clacks o…
 
Democracy is often imagined at its purest at a micro level. Town hall meetings are sometimes imagined as a simpler form of democratic governance, so international relations can feel as though it is miles away from democracy. Andy yet, it is the international liberal order which has brought about the vast proliferation of democracy around the world.…
 
A warm body is a rarity in a graveyard. Can you hear the grave bell ringing? Written by Rebecca Bailey Narrated by Josh Curran Edited by Duncan Muggleton With music by Duncan Muggleton and Thom Robson And sound effects provided by Freesound.org The episode illustration was provided by Luke Spooner of Carrion House Becky Bailey writes micro, flash a…
 
In the first story, a man's greed costs him dearly. In the second story, Chickens learn how to live with the old mountain turtle. Narrator: Dustin Steichmann Story by Mary Hayes Davis and Chow-Leung From the book "Chinese Fables and Folk Tales" (1908) Music: Yuan Xiao All Stories available on youtube Sandman Stories Presents The entire book will be…
 
Paul asks: “where on earth are your intermediate books?” Do You Have A Question?This show exists to answer your language learning questions! Send me your questions by visiting:https://www.iwillteachyoualanguage.com/ask...and I’ll do my best to feature it on the show! Leave a ReviewIf you'd like to support the show, the best way to do that is to: Le…
 
690. Urban vs Rural / Living Abroad / Cultural Differences (with Cara Leopold) A conversation with Cara Leopold about the differences between life in Paris and life in provincial France, plus how it feels to live abroad away from your home country. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-hTt LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo…
 
This is the story telling how bananas came to be associated with monkeys. With a close relation to the tar baby fable, the Big Monkey gets stuck to the Wax Child and can only get out with the help of a big, powerful friend. Narrator: Dustin Steichmann Fairy Tales From Brazil How and Why Tales from Brazilian Folk-lore By Elsie Spicer Eells Illustrat…
 
Story explanation Transcript of this episode can be found @ https://www.patreon.com/posts/38064667 Welcome to our new patrons:Justin Gerard, Jason Tien, CJ, Avram, Liddy Green, Chip Bailey Thank you for your generosity !! We are grateful for your support to make our dream come true. You are helping millions of learners around the world to access th…
 
This week on WTFolklore, to celebrate the fresh, cerulean sheen cast over the state of Georgia, we've got three bite-sized tales from GA: Wooden Nutmegs, The Cross-Eyed Mule, and A Rough Night on the Farm. They explain...a lot. Suggested talking points: Dogs as Doctors, Non-Euclidean Parking Lot, Blue State Comedy Tour, Typewriter Monkey Vacation, …
 
Early on in her clinical practice, psychoanalyst Pilar Jennings was presented with a particularly difficult case: a six-year-old girl who, traumatized by loss, had stopped speaking. Challenged by the limitations of her training to respond effectively to the isolating effect of childhood trauma, Jennings takes the unconventional path of inviting her…
 
Political Scientist Seymour Martin Lipset wrote, “A person who knows only one country doesn't know any country because you're not sensitized to what is unique, what is different, what is special about your country.” Brazil offers a parallel to the United States because it has a populist President who is active on social media and has been indiffere…
 
Immortal Audrey and Elastic girl, Kalinda, must escape from the Callahan Brothers Carnival, but how do you escape a circus in space? Roll up, roll up, we’re going into the abyss. Written by J. Askew Narrated by Erika Ventura Edited by Karl Hughes With music by Blear Moon and Thom Robson And sound effects provided by Freesound.org The episode illust…
 
The story of the great warrior Tawara Tōda and how he beat the giant centipede and gained many valuable rewards for doing so Written by Yei Theodora Ozaki Story Translated by B.H. Chamberlain Narrator: Dustin Steichmann Music in the story: Ishikari Lore by Kevin MacLeod Sound Effects by Zapsplatt The Tale of Tawara Tōda (俵藤太物語, Tawara Tōda monogata…
 
Based on detailed ethnographic research, this book explores the varied experiences of women who have converted to Buddhism in contemporary Britain and analyses the implications of their experiences for understanding the translation and transference of Buddhist practices temporally and geographically. Caroline Starkey's Women in British Buddhism: Co…
 
689. Baking Cakes, Telling Jokes & Speaking Chinese with Kate Billington A funny chat with Kate who speaks multiple languages, makes delicious cakes, teaches English and does stand-up comedy. Enjoy! Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-huu LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfoBy Luke Thompson
 
In this episode, Olly talks about how he would change the education system for languages! Do You Have A Question? This show exists to answer your language learning questions! Send me your questions by visiting: https://www.iwillteachyoualanguage.com/ask ...and I’ll do my best to feature it on the show! Leave a Review If you'd like to support the sh…
 
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