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Talking Taiwan is the longest running Taiwan-related podcast. Hosted by Felicia Lin, Talking Taiwan seeks to introduce you to the interesting people and stories connected to Taiwan and Taiwan's global community – in Taiwan, the US, and around the world. Listen and subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Audible, and everywhere - or on www.talkingtaiwan.com.

Talking Taiwan Felicia Lin

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Talking Taiwan is the longest running Taiwan-related podcast. Hosted by Felicia Lin, Talking Taiwan seeks to introduce you to the interesting people and stories connected to Taiwan and Taiwan's global community – in Taiwan, the US, and around the world. Listen and subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Audible, and everywhere - or on www.talkingtaiwan.com.

    Tim Chng Documents the Overseas Taiwan Independence Movement on Wikipedia

    Tim Chng Documents the Overseas Taiwan Independence Movement on Wikipedia

    A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin:

    Tim Chng is one of the founders of ITASA (Intercollegiate Taiwanese American Students Association), and we’ve known each other since those college days. He is documenting the overseas Taiwan Independence Movement on Wikipedia.

    I thought I’d invite him onto Talking Taiwan to talk about some of the media attention that Taiwan’s been getting lately, and the project he’s started to document the contributions of WUFI (World United Formosans for Independe

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Esther Chen Tries her Fortune at Standup Comedy in Taiwan and the U.S.

    Esther Chen Tries her Fortune at Standup Comedy in Taiwan and the U.S.

    A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin:

    Esther Chen is a Taiwanese American actress and comedian. We spoke about how she got into doing standup comedy, worked with Jerry Seinfeld, and ended up back in Taiwan during the pandemic. Esther shared how she’s had to adjust her standup comedy material to suit the different tastes of audiences in Taiwan, other parts of Asia, and the U.S.

    *A quick note: There were some issues with the first 8-9 minutes. The issues resolve at around the 10 minute mark.*

    • 1 hr 8 min
    DJ Kaku Trailblazes NFTs in Asia

    DJ Kaku Trailblazes NFTs in Asia

    A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin:

    What are NFTs, these non-fungible tokens? I was curious about the whole thing myself which is why I’ve asked Kaku, a Taiwan-based DJ to be my guest on this podcast. He’s a trailblazer in the NFT space, the first influencer not only from Taiwan but from Asia, to get into the NFT market.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Remembering Su Beng Taiwanese Revolutionary with Jiho Chang

    Remembering Su Beng Taiwanese Revolutionary with Jiho Chang

    A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin:

    November 9th would be the 103rd the birthday of the late revolutionary, Taiwan independence activist, and historian Su Beng (史明), who passed away on September 20, 2019. I’ve been working on his English-language biography and I wanted to remember him on this day.

    In this episode of Talking Taiwan, I spoke with Jiho Chang one of the co-authors of The Oral History of Su Beng (史明口述史), a three-volume book that he and others collaborated on.

    • 55 min
    Ed Lin: Ghost Month in Taiwan

    Ed Lin: Ghost Month in Taiwan

    A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin:


    We thought it would be a good time to re-share this past episode about the Ghost Month in Taiwan. It’s November first, the day after Halloween, October 31st which is actually short for all Saints’ Eve, and November first is All Saints’ Day, a Christian feast dedicated to celebrating departed saints. When you really get into it there are many festivals around the world that center around celebrating or commemorating dead spirits, souls, and ghosts.

    • 18 min
    Ming Chiang: Hello Taiwan Brings Greater Recognition to Taiwan's Name and Identity

    Ming Chiang: Hello Taiwan Brings Greater Recognition to Taiwan's Name and Identity

    A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin:

    My guest on this episode of Talking Taiwan is Ming Chiang, president of Hello Taiwan. We talked about how Hello Taiwan got started, its charitable contributions and events, its connection to the annual Passport to Taiwan event, what its mission is, how it creates greater recognition of Taiwan, and the unexpected PR generated for Hello Taiwan when Bi-khim Hsiao, Taiwan’s Representative to the United States was seen wearing a Hello Taiwan mask at the airport.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

LeLeBird ,

Great listen!

Talking Taiwan brings together such an eclectic set of personalities with each episode being diverse and extremely informative. I had no real knowledge of Taiwan before I started listening, but even as someone who does not have family or roots from / in Taiwan I find the podcast to be incredibly interesting and love Felicia’s style of interview / conversation. Definitely an enjoyable eye opening listen!

Kuan Yin Lotus ,

Great podcast!

Felicia and her guests touch on important social issues happening both in the US and Taiwan. There was also a podcast on a sabbatical leave adventure to Taiwan. It’s great!!

flyhen708 ,

Underrated hidden gem

One of the most underrated hidden gem in podcasts regarding Taiwan. Felicia went to great length to bring the real Taiwan to her listeners and fans worldwide. For those who grew up abroad, this is one of the most down-to-earth way to get to know Taiwan, and for those of who emigrated from Taiwan, this podcast is a good one to remind and help them to keep up with what’s happening.

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