Lara梁心頤 ＆ Esther梁妍熙 的新聞Podcast!
Everyone can read the news, and yet everyone will read it differently. As bilingual third-culture kids living in Taiwan, our aim is to explore a few international news articles every week. With contrasting personalities and perspectives, you’ll be sure to hear your fair share of quarreling, but it’s through differences of opinion that we come to understand each subject even more throughly. As they say, if you’re fighting, at least you’re trying. (Not sure if they say that, but I guess we do now.)
Join Meimeiwawa in our weekly “news battle” as we attempt to understand this weird, weird world.
妹娃吵新聞 Ep.07 棕櫚樹在聖誕期間變情色？瘋狂女藥師害人不淺7年影響2萬起案件？天主教教宗在IG上like巴西辣模？
Before their weekly news battle, Esther and Lara chat about which languages require context and which are more straightforward. With Christmas around the corner, what crazy decorations are starting to surface? One small town unintentionally takes a phallic direction. Nearly 20,000 drug-testing cases in Boston are affected by a state chemist’s misconduct and the repercussions are still being felt seven years later. The Vatican’s spokespeople turn to Instagram for answers after the pope’s account is revealed to have liked a racy photo of a Brazilian model. A director forgets to press mute during a zoom audition and is called out by the actor.
妹娃吵新聞 Ep.06 西班牙養豬產業收入150億英鎊？匈牙利正在直播選出最聰明的狗？日本小鎮附近熊出沒上萬次？
This week’s Meiwa News Battle is a must-listen for carnivores! These days we eat much more meat than previous generations, but what do we know about its quality or origin? Esther shares disturbing news regarding Spain’s pig farms, then lightens the mood with a fun piece about Hungary’s “smartest dog” competition. Speaking of dogs, why are they the preferred test subject for scientists and breeders? And how is a small town in Hokkaido dealing with the issue of 10,000+ bear sightings?
妹娃吵新聞 Ep.05 AI人工智慧如何用演算法製作音樂？Swiss Cheese Plant 跟起士啥關係，在英國一盆5萬？捷運撞鯨魚？牛津字典不友善女性？
「批判網路資訊」是現代人很重要的思考能力，意思是要用科學證據而非個人喜好和經驗，才能找出正確資訊，不被垃圾資訊擠滿腦袋。妹娃從這一集除了『吵新聞』之外，還要「批判新聞」因為議題更有超多的「high唱新聞」實在太酷了！想要問更多歡迎IG留言。Can AI algorithms create real music? What does a cheese plant have to do with cheese, and why are they so expensive? Metros colliding with whales? The Oxford dictionary isn’t feminist-friendly? Being able to critically evaluate online information is a must for this generation. It means putting aside personal preferences and feelings, using evidence and facts to determine the reality of a situation. In this episode, Esther teaches us how to embrace our “critical” sides, evaluating each news piece with heightened awareness. Bonus: Lara also breaks into song a little more than necessary. As always, questions and comments welcome!
妹娃吵新聞 Ep.04 想生娃得賄賂護士？心理諮商秘密爆發？印度女性為何不就學？蘇格蘭高地特有迷信？
妹娃管很大！全球都緊張著美國選情，妹娃繼續關心女性生活權利，更從國際新聞中認識世界文化遺產和探討隱私權種種，新聞週週變化，不變的是妹娃追根究底的認真精神，繼續！While the whole world follows the US presidential elections nervously, Meiwa continues to stay up to date on women’s rights. This week we’ve also broadened our coverage to privacy rights and cultural superstitions. The news changes every week. What remains unchanged is our determination to keep up with it!
妹娃吵新聞 Ep.03 美國因疫情血價翻倍？日本歌舞劇少女團惹爭議？IG貼文規定不能擠奶？
This week in Meiwa News Battle Episode 3, we dive into how COVID has affected the price of blood (did you even know people were selling their blood as a form of income?), disputes in the world-renowned Takarazuka Music School, and Instagram’s “breast-squeezing” policies. Also a big thank you to all our listeners. Aside from our Taiwan supporters, we’re delighted to know people are also tuning in from the U.S., Australia, the Philippines, Germany, and Singapore! If you like what you hear, remember to share. Every bit of knowledge we learn about the world brings us even closer to understanding ourselves. :)
妹娃吵新聞 Ep.02 上班喝酒？狗狗變蜜蜂？泡泡鞋回春？
Esther梁妍熙(妹妹) 嚴選國際生活新聞，陪你輕鬆認識大世界。Lara梁⼼頤(娃娃) 提出質問，陪你懂更深。第二集吵吵變成猜新聞，還有促咪的新聞延伸聯想題，快打開聽就對了～
Meiwa News Battle Episode 2 is up! Drinking on the job? What do dogs and bees have in common? Are Crocs making a comeback? Esther (Meimei) has selected a new batch of international news articles to help you get to know what’s happening outside of our own bubble. Lara (Wawa) is ever-ready with the questions you want to ask but avoid cus you’re afraid of sounding stupid. Bonus points if you can answer Meimei’s pop-quiz!