262 episodes

Taiwan This Week ICRT

    • Education
    • 4.0, 21 Ratings

    Relaxing the virus guidelines

    Relaxing the virus guidelines

    We talk confirmation of the pending relaxation of some coronavirus guidelines, plans to grant asylum to Hong Kong citizens and more.

    • 42 min
    A scaled-down virus prevention inauguration

    A scaled-down virus prevention inauguration

    We talk President Tsai Ing-wen's inaugural address, a new Cabinet, an apology by Han Kuo-yu and more.

    • 40 min
    From coronavirus to cricket

    From coronavirus to cricket

    We talk coronavirus, 'epidemic prevention tours,' a new ambassador to Paraguay, support for higher electricity rates and more.

    • 41 min
    High ranking US calls for Taiwan's WHA invitation

    High ranking US calls for Taiwan's WHA invitation

    We talk coronavirus, a recall, laws regarding mentally ill offenders, fans now being allowed to attend baseball games and more.

    • 37 min
    A cluster infection from the high seas

    A cluster infection from the high seas

    We talk the Panshsih incident, coronavirus and the tech sector, a proposal for a bubble tea passport cover design and more.

    • 42 min
    Mandatory testing and cash payments

    Mandatory testing and cash payments

    We talk the latest coronavirus news, the economics of the outbreak, calls for a more Taiwanese China Airlines and more.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

a r c h i p e l a g o s ,

Unfortunate

Extremely weak. Superficial treatment of news in Taiwan. The host is awful. Wish it was better.

cantaloupe alone ,

Understand Taiwan

I'm a long-term resident of Taiwan and this podcast helps me understand Taiwan and its politics. Thanks for the clarity.

the real zeinstein ,

Please, No More Donovan or Ross

Great to have something like this, though this version is very poorly executed.

Main issues:

Donovan Smith: Grating to listen to, constantly talks over other guests, and just doesnt bring anything to the table knowledge wise - lots of opinions though. Will spout off about any and everything. I tune out and delete if he is on and cant imagine that I am on the only one.

Ross: Basically same as above, though he does seem to at least have a trade and some regional experience of relevance. Better as a moderator than guest. But yeah, constantly talking over other guests is just rude...the episode with him and Donovan was a train wreck -why do you have to have these 2 rude guest on every show??

Stronger planning, moderation: The moderator is very weak and just sort of tosses out the topic like chum in the water. How about trying matching guests to the topics - I dont want to hear about the above 2 guests skepticism about renewable energy as they clearly don’t have the first clue about anything related to energy generation. Just getting some opinionated dudes to spout off does not make a show!

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