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Hi! I'm Linda - An ABC(ish) writer/illustrator currently based in NYC.
PODCAST WHAT:
This podcast is an extension of the Panda Cub Stories webcomic, where I'm documenting my own journey of (re)learning Chinese language and reconnecting with my family's heritage. Here, I'll be musing on what I've learned about Chinese language, culture, folklore, and/or festivals.
PODCAST WHY:
While I LOVE making the webcomics, there's a lot of content I can't fit into those few panels... so I thought I'd relaunch this podcast to share the extra goodies with you!
PODCAST (LANGUAGE) FORMAT:
I'll be switching back and forth from English to Mandarin (with maybe a bit of Sichuanese thrown in). This new podcast format will be more conversational, and less formal, than the previous episodes! But the content will mostly revolve around Chinese language and culture... stuff I find interesting (and that you may find interesting too!).
P.S. I've been told I have a nice soothing voice, so if you you AREN'T interested in Chinese culture but DO have insomnia, maybe this podcast is also for you ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

P.P.S. Podcast origins:
Panda Cub Stories started as stories told bilingually in Mandarin Chinese and English. Episodes prior to 2020 are mostly stories adapted from, or inspired by, Chinese myths, legends and folklore!

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Panda Cub Stories Linda Yi

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Hi! I'm Linda - An ABC(ish) writer/illustrator currently based in NYC.
PODCAST WHAT:
This podcast is an extension of the Panda Cub Stories webcomic, where I'm documenting my own journey of (re)learning Chinese language and reconnecting with my family's heritage. Here, I'll be musing on what I've learned about Chinese language, culture, folklore, and/or festivals.
PODCAST WHY:
While I LOVE making the webcomics, there's a lot of content I can't fit into those few panels... so I thought I'd relaunch this podcast to share the extra goodies with you!
PODCAST (LANGUAGE) FORMAT:
I'll be switching back and forth from English to Mandarin (with maybe a bit of Sichuanese thrown in). This new podcast format will be more conversational, and less formal, than the previous episodes! But the content will mostly revolve around Chinese language and culture... stuff I find interesting (and that you may find interesting too!).
P.S. I've been told I have a nice soothing voice, so if you you AREN'T interested in Chinese culture but DO have insomnia, maybe this podcast is also for you ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

P.P.S. Podcast origins:
Panda Cub Stories started as stories told bilingually in Mandarin Chinese and English. Episodes prior to 2020 are mostly stories adapted from, or inspired by, Chinese myths, legends and folklore!

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    S1E18 | Pearl (12 of 12)

    S1E18 | Pearl (12 of 12)

    Welcome to the final part of Pearl – A Chinese Mermaid Story! Last time, Hai brought a soul-blossom seed back from the realm of dreams… a seed that can bring Mei back to life – if only Hai can get it to bloom. Day after day Hai tends to the seedling, to no avail… until he discovers the missing link: the plant requires a blood tithe. As Hai sleeps, the soul blossom grows… Today, in the 12th and final part of Pearl, we find out how our story ends.
    For a full bilingual transcript, go to: www.pandacubstories.com/season-1-legends-myths/2019/3/7/s1e18-pearl12
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    ABOUT THE SHOW:Panda Cub Stories (熊猫宝宝故事会) is a bilingual children’s podcast with a big vision: to help raise multilingual and multicultural children through storytelling! In season one, we are making our way through well known tales (and some lesser known stories) of Chinese mythology. Join Panda Cub as she dives into the seas of dragon kings and explores Jade palaces in the sky! 

    ARE YOU A PANDA? (Find out Below!)https://www.pandacubstories.com/subscribe/ 

    CREDITS:Writer/producer: Linda Yi 
    Chinese translation: Zoe (竻竻) Du
    Language/Literacy Advisor: Kevin Wong 

    SCRIPT SOURCES:https://baike.baidu.com/item/珠海渔女像
    https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/珠海渔女
    https://internchina.com/the-love-story-behind-the-zhuhai-fisher-girl/
    http://www.chinatouradvisors.com/Attractions/Zhuhai-Fisher-Girl-Statue-198.html
    http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/culture/2016-11/11/content_27337625.htm
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    SOUNDSPanda Cub Stories jingle: C.S. Brown
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    Shining Pearl - The Voyage by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
    Artist: http://audionautix.com/
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    Seedling theme - Just a little hope (Envato License)
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    In bloom - Enochian Magic
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    Meng theme - Dark Lullaby (Envato License)
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    Beauty of Asia (Envato License)
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    • 11 min
    S1E18 | 珍珠 (十二)

    S1E18 | 珍珠 (十二)

    Welcome to the final part of Pearl – A Chinese Mermaid Story! Last time, Hai brought a soul-blossom seed back from the realm of dreams… a seed that can bring Mei back to life – if only Hai can get it to bloom. Day after day Hai tends to the seedling, to no avail… until he discovers the missing link: the plant requires a blood tithe. As Hai sleeps, the soul blossom grows… Today, in the 12th and final part of Pearl, we find out how our story ends.
    For a full bilingual transcript, go to: www.pandacubstories.com/season-1-legends-myths/2019/3/7/s1e18-pearl12
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    ABOUT THE SHOW:Panda Cub Stories (熊猫宝宝故事会) is a bilingual children’s podcast with a big vision: to help raise multilingual and multicultural children through storytelling! In season one, we are making our way through well known tales (and some lesser known stories) of Chinese mythology. Join Panda Cub as she dives into the seas of dragon kings and explores Jade palaces in the sky! 

    ARE YOU A PANDA? (Find out Below!)https://www.pandacubstories.com/subscribe/ 

    CREDITS:Writer/producer: Linda Yi 
    Chinese translation: Zoe (竻竻) Du
    Language/Literacy Advisor: Kevin Wong 

    SCRIPT SOURCES:https://baike.baidu.com/item/珠海渔女像
    https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/珠海渔女
    https://internchina.com/the-love-story-behind-the-zhuhai-fisher-girl/
    http://www.chinatouradvisors.com/Attractions/Zhuhai-Fisher-Girl-Statue-198.html
    http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/culture/2016-11/11/content_27337625.htm
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    SOUNDSPanda Cub Stories jingle: C.S. Brown
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    Shining Pearl - The Voyage by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
    Artist: http://audionautix.com/
    ********
    Seedling theme - Just a little hope (Envato License)
    ********
    In bloom - Enochian Magic
    ********
    Meng theme - Dark Lullaby (Envato License)
    ********
    Beauty of Asia (Envato License)
    *********
    All other sounds from the iMovie music library, or YouTube Library

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    • 14 min
    S1E17 | 珍珠 (十一)

    S1E17 | 珍珠 (十一)

    We ended last week’s episode with Hai’s dream – or is it a dream? – leading him to a mysterious, gray colored land. And who was the mysterious figure in black? What could this possibly have to do with saving Mei?  We continue our story today, in Part 11 of Pearl – A Chinese Mermaid Story.

    For a full bilingual transcript, go to: https://www.pandacubstories.com/season-1-legends-myths/2019/3/7/s1e17-pearl11
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    ABOUT THE SHOW:Panda Cub Stories (熊猫宝宝故事会) is a bilingual children’s podcast with a big vision: to help raise multilingual and multicultural children through storytelling! In season one, we are making our way through well known tales (and some lesser known stories) of Chinese mythology. Join Panda Cub as she dives into the seas of dragon kings and explores Jade palaces in the sky! 


    ARE YOU A PANDA? (Find out Below!)https://www.pandacubstories.com/subscribe/ 


    CREDITS:Writer/producer: Linda Yi 
    Chinese translation: Zoe (竻竻) Du
    Language/Literacy Advisor: Kevin Wong 


    SCRIPT SOURCES:https://baike.baidu.com/item/珠海渔女像
    https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/珠海渔女
    https://internchina.com/the-love-story-behind-the-zhuhai-fisher-girl/
    http://www.chinatouradvisors.com/Attractions/Zhuhai-Fisher-Girl-Statue-198.html
    http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/culture/2016-11/11/content_27337625.htm
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    SOUNDSPanda Cub Stories jingle: C.S. Brown
    *********
    Shining Pearl - The Voyage by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
    Artist: http://audionautix.com/
    ********
    Meng theme - Dark Lullaby (Envato License)
    ********
    Seedling theme - Just a little hope (Envato License)
    ********
    The offering - Requiem in Cello
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    All other sounds from the iMovie music library, or YouTube Library

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    • 19 min
    S1E17 | Pearl (11 of 12)

    S1E17 | Pearl (11 of 12)

    We ended last week’s episode with Hai’s dream – or is it a dream? – leading him to a mysterious, gray colored land. And who was the mysterious figure in black? What could this possibly have to do with saving Mei?  We continue our story today, in Part 11 of Pearl – A Chinese Mermaid Story.

    For a full bilingual transcript, go to: https://www.pandacubstories.com/season-1-legends-myths/2019/3/7/s1e17-pearl11
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    ABOUT THE SHOW:Panda Cub Stories (熊猫宝宝故事会) is a bilingual children’s podcast with a big vision: to help raise multilingual and multicultural children through storytelling! In season one, we are making our way through well known tales (and some lesser known stories) of Chinese mythology. Join Panda Cub as she dives into the seas of dragon kings and explores Jade palaces in the sky! 


    ARE YOU A PANDA? (Find out Below!)https://www.pandacubstories.com/subscribe/ 


    CREDITS:Writer/producer: Linda Yi 
    Chinese translation: Zoe (竻竻) Du
    Language/Literacy Advisor: Kevin Wong 


    SCRIPT SOURCES:https://baike.baidu.com/item/珠海渔女像
    https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/珠海渔女
    https://internchina.com/the-love-story-behind-the-zhuhai-fisher-girl/
    http://www.chinatouradvisors.com/Attractions/Zhuhai-Fisher-Girl-Statue-198.html
    http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/culture/2016-11/11/content_27337625.htm
    *********


    SOUNDSPanda Cub Stories jingle: C.S. Brown
    *********
    Shining Pearl - The Voyage by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
    Artist: http://audionautix.com/
    ********
    Meng theme - Dark Lullaby (Envato License)
    ********
    Seedling theme - Just a little hope (Envato License)
    ********
    The offering - Requiem in Cello
    ********
    All other sounds from the iMovie music library, or YouTube Library

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    • 14 min
    S1E16 | 珍珠 (十)

    S1E16 | 珍珠 (十)

    We ended our last episode with a bit of a cliffhanger – Mei had taken her seventh sister’s advice and gives Hai her 海之心, her sea-heart. We left our story with Mei’s heart literally in Hai’s hands… and Mei a lifeless figure of stone. Is our tale to end in tragedy? We continue our story today, in Part 10 of Pearl – A Chinese Mermaid Story!
    For a full bilingual transcript, go to: https://www.pandacubstories.com/season-1-legends-myths/2019/3/7/s1e16-pearl10
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    ABOUT THE SHOW:Panda Cub Stories (熊猫宝宝故事会) is a bilingual children’s podcast with a big vision: to help raise multilingual and multicultural children through storytelling! In season one, we are making our way through well known tales (and some lesser known stories) of Chinese mythology. Join Panda Cub as she dives into the seas of dragon kings and explores Jade palaces in the sky! 

    ARE YOU A PANDA? (Find out Below!)https://www.pandacubstories.com/subscribe/ 

    CREDITS:Writer/producer: Linda Yi 
    Chinese translation: Zoe (竻竻) Du
    Language/Literacy Advisor: Kevin Wong 

    SCRIPT SOURCES:https://baike.baidu.com/item/珠海渔女像
    https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/珠海渔女
    https://internchina.com/the-love-story-behind-the-zhuhai-fisher-girl/
    http://www.chinatouradvisors.com/Attractions/Zhuhai-Fisher-Girl-Statue-198.html
    http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/culture/2016-11/11/content_27337625.htm*********

    SOUNDSPanda Cub Stories jingle: C.S. Brown
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    Magical Gravity - Earth Mother theme
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    Heartbreak and Hope - AGSoundtracks (Envato License)
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    Magical in the Air - AGSoundtracks (Envato License)
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    Maryandra_s_Waltz - Falling Asleep
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    Meng theme - Dark Lullaby (Envato License)
    ********
    The Voyage by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
    Artist: http://audionautix.com/
    ********
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    • 17 min
    S1E16 | Pearl (10 of 12)

    S1E16 | Pearl (10 of 12)

    We ended our last episode with a bit of a cliffhanger – Mei had taken her seventh sister’s advice and gives Hai her 海之心, her sea-heart. We left our story with Mei’s heart literally in Hai’s hands… and Mei a lifeless figure of stone. Is our tale to end in tragedy? We continue our story today, in Part 10 of Pearl – A Chinese Mermaid Story!
    For a full bilingual transcript, go to: https://www.pandacubstories.com/season-1-legends-myths/2019/3/7/s1e16-pearl10
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    ABOUT THE SHOW:Panda Cub Stories (熊猫宝宝故事会) is a bilingual children’s podcast with a big vision: to help raise multilingual and multicultural children through storytelling! In season one, we are making our way through well known tales (and some lesser known stories) of Chinese mythology. Join Panda Cub as she dives into the seas of dragon kings and explores Jade palaces in the sky! 

    ARE YOU A PANDA? (Find out Below!)https://www.pandacubstories.com/subscribe/ 

    CREDITS:Writer/producer: Linda Yi 
    Chinese translation: Zoe (竻竻) Du
    Language/Literacy Advisor: Kevin Wong 

    SCRIPT SOURCES:https://baike.baidu.com/item/珠海渔女像
    https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/珠海渔女
    https://internchina.com/the-love-story-behind-the-zhuhai-fisher-girl/
    http://www.chinatouradvisors.com/Attractions/Zhuhai-Fisher-Girl-Statue-198.html
    http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/culture/2016-11/11/content_27337625.htm*********

    SOUNDSPanda Cub Stories jingle: C.S. Brown
    *********
    Magical Gravity - Earth Mother theme
    *********
    Heartbreak and Hope - AGSoundtracks (Envato License)
    ********
    Magical in the Air - AGSoundtracks (Envato License)
    ********
    *********
    Maryandra_s_Waltz - Falling Asleep
    ********
    Meng theme - Dark Lullaby (Envato License)
    ********
    The Voyage by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
    Artist: http://audionautix.com/
    ********
    All other sounds from the iMovie music library, or YouTube Library


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    • 13 min

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Well produced, entertaining, and heart warming

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Great storyteller!

We we were looking for a Podcast of stories in Mandarin for our child and so lucky to find this series of stories. Keep up the good work!

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Great for Restless Adults as Well as Kids

I listen to this podcast at night to help me fall asleep, and I mean that in the best way. It's not boring, just engaging and relaxing! It's also interesting to learn about aspects of Chinese culture/language that I'd never been exposed to before. Linda does a great job!

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