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.
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.
From coronavirus to cricket
We talk coronavirus, 'epidemic prevention tours,' a new ambassador to Paraguay, support for higher electricity rates and more.
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.
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.
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.
Customer ReviewsSee All
Extremely weak. Superficial treatment of news in Taiwan. The host is awful. Wish it was better.
I'm a long-term resident of Taiwan and this podcast helps me understand Taiwan and its politics. Thanks for the clarity.
Please, No More Donovan or Ross
Great to have something like this, though this version is very poorly executed.
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!