Each week, an ICRT anchor chats with a newsmaker, discussing topics related to life in Taiwan - including culture, lifestyle, arts, business, and politics.
With longer, in-depth interviews, Taiwan Talk brings you info and conversations that are thought-provoking, informative, and entertaining.
Taiwan Talk airs on ICRT every Monday during the 8AM and 7PM news hours, but if you miss an episode, all our full-length interviews are uploaded here!
Renewable Energy and Taiwan: Taiwan's Energy Dilemma
Starting this week, ICRT and the European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan join forces to look at environmental issues facing the country and renewable energy. Professor Chang-chien Le-ren of National Cheng Kung University's Electrical Engineering department is at hand to give us a general overview of Taiwan's energy dilemma. Check back at the same time next month for our next episode of Renewable Energy and Taiwan.
Is Taipei Zoo a Good Zoo?
Eric Tsao (曹先紹) is the Taipei Zoo's current spokesman, and has been the face of the Taipei Zoo for many years, providing updates on its animals and projects to inquiring news agencies.
ICRT's Trevor Tortomasi speaks with Eric about the zoo's efforts in conservation, research, and education, as well as the relationships he has formed with other zoos and ecological movements around the world.
You can find the Taipei Zoo's official website here:
Thanks for listening!
Exploring Taiwan with Xiao Fei
Xiao Fei is an adventurer and YouTube blogger with a keen eye for secluded hot springs, waterfalls and hiking trails throughout Taiwan. Join correspondent Ryan Drillsma as he talks to Xiao Fei about his explorations and how he chronicles them in video blogs and on his website, where you can view all the places he recommends on a virtual map.
Visit followxiaofei.com or search Xiaofei小飛 on YouTube!
Wisdom from The Black Expat
Carl Hill is the host of "The Black Expat Podcast", where he shares his and others' stories of adapting to life in Taiwan.
ICRT's Trevor Tortomasi speaks with Carl about the wisdom gleaned from his life as a writer, a traveler, a bar owner, a teacher, and a coach, over the course of his decade in Taiwan.
You can listen to "The Black Expat Podcast" on Spotify, or wherever you normally find Podcasts:
And you can see more on YouTube:
Check out his bar, "Arts and Crafts", if you're in Taichung!
You can also find Carl on social media:
Thanks for listening!
COVID-19: The New Normal
Dr. Chang-quan Chan is a professor at National Taiwan University's College of Public Health. He talks to ICRT correspondent Ryan Drillsma about his research and advisory roles during the pandemic and what a post-COVID world might look like. Will society ever go back to the way it was? Zhan gives his professional opinion on the matter.
COVID-19: How has the Travel Industry Adapted?
Adam Hopkins is a travel agent, writer, and editor, who has found himself and his industry in some bizarre situations amidst the pandemic.
Trevor Tortomasi speaks with Adam about domestic tourism, writing for VICE, and playing cricket on a global stage.
Find awesome local tours at his agency:
Get helpful information on Taiwan living and travel: