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A retelling of the classic Chinese novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms in a way that’s more accessible to a Western audience. See 3kingdomspodcast.com for more.

Romance of the Three Kingdoms Podcast John Zhu

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    • 4.9, 418 Ratings

A retelling of the classic Chinese novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms in a way that’s more accessible to a Western audience. See 3kingdomspodcast.com for more.

    Announcement: Ask Me Anything on Dec. 16

    Announcement: Ask Me Anything on Dec. 16

    If you have questions about the how's and why's of this podcast, or my thoughts on podcasting in general, post them at the Ask Me Anything hosted by WhatPods on December 16 at https://whatpods.com/show-development/ama/john-zhu.

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    Update: Videos on Three Kingdoms Warlords

    Update: Videos on Three Kingdoms Warlords

    I recently collaborated with the YouTube channel Invicta History on three videos about Three Kingdoms warlords. The videos were sponsored by Creative Assembly as part of the promotion for its new game Total War: Three Kingdoms. My role in the project was to provide research and record the narration for the videos. We covered Dong Zhuo, Cao Cao, and Liu Bei. It was a fun project. All three videos are out now, so have a look.

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    Update: Appearance on "Total War" Podcast

    Update: Appearance on "Total War" Podcast

    Back in February, I took part in a podcast conversation on the Invicta History YouTube channel with the host, Julien, and Peter Stewart, a writer from the team producing the coming “Total War: Three Kingdoms” game. We chatted for more than an hour, geeking out over the history of the Three Kingdoms period, the novel based on it, and how all of that is handled in the game. It was a fun conversation, and it was interesting for me to hear how the team worked to capture the essence of the story in the game. Have a listen.

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    Update: Water Margin Podcast Launch; Three Kingdoms Miscellany

    Update: Water Margin Podcast Launch; Three Kingdoms Miscellany

    An announcement about my new podcast project, and an update on a couple things I've been doing with the Three Kingdoms Podcast.

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    3 Kingdoms 154: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

    3 Kingdoms 154: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

    A reflection on this four-year ride, and a glimpse of things to come.

    • 16 min
    3 Kingdoms Supplemental 020: Carousel of Characters

    3 Kingdoms Supplemental 020: Carousel of Characters

    A rapid-fire look at a bunch of supporting players in the novel.

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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
418 Ratings

418 Ratings

ROT3KFan ,

Fantastic podcast and supplementary materials

This podcast is awesome! I also recommend that listeners take advantage of the materials provided on the podcast website — they really help you keep the characters straight and gain a better understanding of events in the story.

DKulbok ,

John Zhu is a Great Storyteller

This podcast is a compelling retelling of one of the greatest historical novels of all time, based on a true historical period in Chinese history. John Zhu sets out to bring new life to the Romance of the Three Kingdoms story, and he accomplishes this in style by bringing emotion, humor, and historical context. He adds a personal touch with his dialog and commentary. The essence of Luo Guanzhong’s classic tale of virtuous heroes, epic battles, political intrigue, and bloody betrayals is alive and well thanks to John Zhu’s passionate portrayal.

Thanks for the podcast!

jimmytinyweiner ,

Romance

This podcast is fantastic. Great story telling and passion.

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