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Loud Murmurs is a Mandarin-Chinese podcast about American pop culture, brought to you by four bilingual and bi-cultural women in the U.S. and their friends. We discuss movies, TV, documentaries, and the social, political issues reflected on by a piece of pop culture work. Too often, race, gender and other political and cultural issues are the subtext in pop culture. We seek to make the subtext explicit, question it and challenge it. The show is now in its third season, updated biweekly. We have interviewed guests ranging from science fiction writers, comedians, to scholars and journalists. Our goal is to make the most thought-provoking Chinese podcast about American pop culture. 小声喧哗是一档以女性视角来观察和批判影视文本如何塑造世界的播客。《小声喧哗》Loud Murmurs, 是一档以女性视角来观察和批判影视文本如何塑造世界的播客。文化和审美的自觉认同从来都是隐含在创造者对世界的想象中,而这样的想象催生出许多充满偏见的创造动机。这样的创造动机渗透在我们日复一日热爱的欧美电影中,美剧里,渗透在我们对于事物的认知中。今天,我们想要去挑战它。紧跟影视热点和时事的同时,保持了双周频率的持续输出。在制作节目时,小声喧哗经常邀请学者和影评人参与我们的节目,使节目的观点更加多元化和专业。小声喧哗致力在中文世界,做最好的流行文化播客。

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    • TV & Film
    • 4.8, 124 Ratings

Loud Murmurs is a Mandarin-Chinese podcast about American pop culture, brought to you by four bilingual and bi-cultural women in the U.S. and their friends. We discuss movies, TV, documentaries, and the social, political issues reflected on by a piece of pop culture work. Too often, race, gender and other political and cultural issues are the subtext in pop culture. We seek to make the subtext explicit, question it and challenge it. The show is now in its third season, updated biweekly. We have interviewed guests ranging from science fiction writers, comedians, to scholars and journalists. Our goal is to make the most thought-provoking Chinese podcast about American pop culture. 小声喧哗是一档以女性视角来观察和批判影视文本如何塑造世界的播客。《小声喧哗》Loud Murmurs, 是一档以女性视角来观察和批判影视文本如何塑造世界的播客。文化和审美的自觉认同从来都是隐含在创造者对世界的想象中,而这样的想象催生出许多充满偏见的创造动机。这样的创造动机渗透在我们日复一日热爱的欧美电影中,美剧里,渗透在我们对于事物的认知中。今天,我们想要去挑战它。紧跟影视热点和时事的同时,保持了双周频率的持续输出。在制作节目时,小声喧哗经常邀请学者和影评人参与我们的节目,使节目的观点更加多元化和专业。小声喧哗致力在中文世界,做最好的流行文化播客。

    S3 E16 "LA 92" & "Do the Right Thing": Violence and solidarity in the age of BLM

    S3 E16 "LA 92" & "Do the Right Thing": Violence and solidarity in the age of BLM

    Violence is unsettling; violence in a civil demonstration is, for many, somehow more unsettling than violence sponsored by the state. This is the last episode in our three-part conversation about Black Lives Matter. Hosts Afra, Diaodiao and guests talk...

    • 1 hr 14 min
    S3 E15: “Green Book” and “Black Panther” in China, why storytelling matters

    S3 E15: “Green Book” and “Black Panther” in China, why storytelling matters

    This is a very special episode and the second of our 3-part conversation about Black Lives Matter. Longtime listeners of Loud Murmurs know that we have talked about “Black Panther” and “Green Book” when they first came out—about white savior complex in...

    • 44 min
    S3 E14 "Gone with the wind" — how a classic American film denies the horrors of slavery

    S3 E14 "Gone with the wind" — how a classic American film denies the horrors of slavery

    The Hollywood classic "Gone With The Wind" has recently been removed from HBO Max, and returned to its cinematic library a mere two weeks later with additional content: an optional intro that gives “frank assessment of both the film’s own racist content...

    • 53 min
    S3 E13 “Avatar: the Last Airbender” — A secret tunnel to the end of 2020

    S3 E13 “Avatar: the Last Airbender” — A secret tunnel to the end of 2020

    This is one of the most anticipated episodes on Loud Murmurs for Afra, Izzy, and Ina, who share a (un)healthy obsession with the Nickelodeon cartoon “Avatar: The Last Airbender.” We’ve also invited a special guest, Eris Qian (Zhuoyang), New York-based...

    • 1 hr 9 min
    S3 E12 The story of becoming Michelle Obama

    S3 E12 The story of becoming Michelle Obama

    Michelle Obama is one of the most iconic women of our time and one of the most beloved First Lady in U.S. history. Her memoir “Becoming” has been a book that is giving us life in a year filled with crises. For this episode, hosts Ina and Afra invited...

    • 53 min
    S3 E11 Never have I ever tried to avoid grieving by sleeping with the hottest guy in Socal

    S3 E11 Never have I ever tried to avoid grieving by sleeping with the hottest guy in Socal

    Hosts Diaodiao, Afra, and Izzy talk about Mindy Kailing’s new Netflix series “Never Have I Ever,” a coming-of-age comedy about Devi, a second-generation Indian American girl in California.We talk about our own past as overachieving high school nerds...

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
124 Ratings

124 Ratings

Menggmeng ,

Sharp, funny and critical

四个当代中国女性的角度太refreshing啦。解析的角度很细腻。很尖锐,深入,critically engaging的观点和分析。像朋友一样互相讨论很有趣很亲切。非常感激有你们的声音!

bubblespuff ,

This podcast is truly a godsend

As someone who moved to the states as a tween my mandarin is regressing big time. I have trouble sharing my thoughts on pop culture and current events with my parents. The content is so thought provoking and exciting and it’s really helping me to regain my ability to speak chinese. Also every time I learn say how to say “nihilism” or “post modernism” in Chinese through your podcast it’s a great “aha” moment

Blaomono ,

Good topics and content

However, too many 然后, it’s suffocating and often the reason I can’t finish an episode. Also makes the speaker sounds less logical.

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