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Talking Taiwan is a Golden Crane Award Winner and the longest running Taiwan-related podcast. Hosted by Felicia Lin, it's about 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 is a Golden Crane Award Winner and the longest running Taiwan-related podcast. Hosted by Felicia Lin, it's about 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.

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United States

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Talking Taiwan is a Golden Crane Award Winner and the longest running Taiwan-related podcast. Hosted by Felicia Lin, it's about 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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Ep 207 | Guy Gilchrist Cartoonist for the Muppets Talks About How to Achieve Your Dreams

9/29/2022
A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin: I first learned about illustrator and cartoonist Guy Gilchrist, when I interviewed Dr. Karen Tsai (in episode 120) about how she spearheaded the creation of Monster Dance, a children’s book created to help children deal with and understand the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Guy is best known as the cartoonist of Jim Henson’s Muppets comic strip that was printed worldwide in 660-plus newspapers daily in 80 different languages. Guy spoke...

Duration:01:09:08

Ep 206 | Eric Chan Discusses What Led the Taiwan Military to Shoot Down a Chinese Civilian Drone

9/19/2022
A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin: On September first, the Taiwan military shot down a Chinese civilian drone that flew near Kimen. In this episode of Talking Taiwan. I speak with Eric Chan about what led up the incident, China’s increased gray zone tactics toward Taiwan since U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Taiwan in early August, and other news related to Taiwan’s military, such as the Taiwan Policy Act and UMC founder, Robert Tsao’s donation for civil defense in...

Duration:00:26:10

Ep 205 | Rev. Michael Stainton Working with Indigenous People in Taiwan Before and After Martial Law and After Martial Law

9/16/2022
A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin: In this episode of Talking Taiwan, I welcome back Reverend Michael Stainton to talk about his time in Taiwan and work with the indigenous people of Taiwan. Much of the time he spent in Taiwan was during the martial law era (before 1987) and he gives an interesting account of what Taiwan was like at the time. Reverend Stainton is the President of the Taiwanese Human Rights Association of Canada and the Founder and Director of the Canadian...

Duration:01:12:54

Ep 204 | Eduoard Roquette Talks About his Life-Changing Scooter Accident and Playing Tiger Man

9/7/2022
A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin: Edouard Roquette is the founder of Rooms.Taipei a co-living business. In episode 192 he spoke to me about his experiences as an entrepreneur and the challenges facing foreign entrepreneurs in Taiwan. I’ve invited him back on to talk about the life-changing scooter accident that happened to him in 2012. It landed him in a wheelchair for six months, and on crutches for eight years. With physical therapy and treatment Edouard has been able to walk...

Duration:00:40:28

Ep 203 | John Eastwood: Discusses Areas in Need of Legal Reform in Taiwan

8/30/2022
A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin: John Eastwood is a partner at the Taipei office of the law firm Eiger. I spoke with John previously in episode 195 about some of the changes he’s seen in Taiwan from a legal perspective, in the 20 years that he’s resided in Taiwan. In this second half of our interview, John and I spoke about other issues and areas in need of legal reform in Taiwan. This episode of Talking Taiwan has been sponsored by NATWA, the North America Taiwanese Women's...

Duration:00:22:41

Ep 202 | The History of Mets Taiwan Day with Diana Lee from Hello Taiwan

8/22/2022
A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin: On this episode of Talking Taiwan I’m speaking with Diana Lee, one of the founders and organizers of Hello Taiwan about Mets Taiwan Day which is in its 17 year. It’s coming up soon on August 28th. We talked about how the event got started, some of the celebrities and notable people who have appeared at Mets Taiwan Day in the past and what sorts of activities and things people will experience at the event. Among the most exciting news for...

Duration:00:17:31

Ep 201 | Shu-Ying Chung Talks About Filmmaking and her Award-Winning Short

8/17/2022
A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin: Shu-Ying Chung is a filmmaker based in New York. Her short film Removable has been making the rounds at film festivals. It’s won several awards for best story, best short, best actress, and best director, to name a few. I spoke with Shu-Ying about what motivated her to write, direct and produce the film and how she can identify with the subject matter of the film due to her own past immigration status issues. She also talked about some of the...

Duration:00:57:16

Ep 200 | Charlie Wu Talks About the Annual Event TaiwanFest

8/11/2022
A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin: Today Talking Taiwan hits a major milestone with episode 200! We think it’s especially meaningful that the topic of this interview is TAIWANfest, an annual Taiwanese Canadian event that dates back to 1990. Nowadays, TAIWANfest is held annually in Toronto and Vancouver. And my guest on this episode is Charlie Wu, the Managing Director of Asian-Canadian Special Events Association , which organizes TAIWANfest and LunarFest. You may recall that...

Duration:01:11:45

Ep 199 | Gerrit van der Wees: The Past and Present State of US Taiwan Relations

8/2/2022
A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin: In June I spoke with Gerrit van der Wees about an article that he wrote about U.S. President Biden’s remarks about Taiwan when he was in Tokyo in May. Just last week, Gerrit wrote a very timely article about the controversy over the U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s plans to visit Taiwan. In April Pelosi had planned to visit Taiwan as part of a tour to the Indo Pacific region but had to cancel because she contracted...

Duration:00:45:05

Ep 198 | Emily Wu Truong: Award-Winning Mental Health Speaker Inspires Others to Find Meaning in Their Struggles

7/28/2022
A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin: Emily Wu Truong is a motivational speaker for mental health awareness. She is affiliated with NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness and has been involved with this organization for the last 8.5 years. I’ve invited her on to Talking Taiwan as a guest since July is BIPOC (Black Indigenous People of Color) Mental Health Month. Emily spoke with me about her own struggles with mental health, and suicide. She has a passion for working with...

Duration:01:21:15

Ep 197 | Ed Lin: Winner of Three Asian American Literary Awards Talks About his New Book "Death Doesn't Forget"

7/18/2022
A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin: Ed Lin is a native New Yorker of Taiwanese and Chinese descent. He is the first writer to win three Asian American Literary Awards. The last time we had Ed on Talking Taiwan (in 2014) we spoke about “Ghost Month” his first book in the Taipei Night Market Series of mysteries. Since then, he’s written a YA novel and now four books in the Taipei Night Market Series. "Death Doesn't Forget," Is the latest book in the series and it will be published...

Duration:00:51:18

Ep 196 | Susan Chung: Talks About her Career in Mental Health and BIPOC Mental Health Month

7/12/2022
A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin: July is BIPOC (Black Indigenous People of Color) Mental Health Month, which is also known as Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, named for the mental health advocate who brought awareness to the unique struggles that underrepresented groups face in regard to mental illness in the US. I’ve invited Susan Chung on to Talking Taiwan to talk about her career in mental health, and BIPOC Mental Health Month. Susan...

Duration:01:04:51

Ep 195 | John Eastwood: Talks About the Legal Changes in Taiwan Over the Past 20 Years

7/5/2022
A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin: John Eastwood is a partner at the law firm Eiger. He was previously interviewed for Talking Taiwan in 2012 and we’ve invited John back on to Talking Taiwan to talk about some of the changes he’s seen in Taiwan from a legal perspective, in the 20 years that he has resided in Taiwan. We touched upon how Taiwan’s WTO accession improved the protection of intellectual property rights, LGBTQIA+ rights, migrant worker rights, and laws that should...

Duration:00:49:03

Ep 194 | John Eastwood | Lost Episodes

6/30/2022
A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin: This lost episode of Talking Taiwan features John Eastwood, co-managing partner at Eiger Law. In the original interview with John which was recorded October 2012, John talks about attending the Democratic National Convention of 2012, his involvement with the Democratic National Committee and Democrats Abroad, and the significance of the Japanese Taihoku prison wall in Taipei. Stay tuned for my follow up interview with John next week as we...

Duration:00:09:54

Ep 193 | Joyce Teng: The Struggles Facing Couples of Same Sex Marriage in Taiwan

6/29/2022
A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin: It’s been three years since Taiwan became the first country in Asia to legalize same sex marriage in 2019. My guest on this episode of Talking Taiwan is Joyce Teng, the Deputy Executive Director of Taiwan Equality Campaign, previously known as the “Marriage Equality Coalition Taiwan.” We talked what’s happened since 2019. Surveys and polls conducted over the past three years indicate growing support for LGBTQIA+ issues within Taiwan’s...

Duration:01:01:23

Ep 192 | Edouard Roquette: Today's Challenges Facing Foreign Entrepreurs in Taiwan

6/22/2022
A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin: Edouard Roquette was at the beginning of his experience as an entrepreneur when he was previously interviewed for Talking Taiwan, as you may have heard in the previous lost episode of Talking Taiwan (episode 191) featuring Edouard. We’ve invited Edouard back on as a guest to talk about what he’s been up since then. Edouard talked to us about his clean tech startup and why it failed, and the challenges that many foreign entrepreneurs experience...

Duration:00:55:00

Ep 191 | Edouard Roquette | Lost Episodes

6/17/2022
A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin: This lost episode of Talking Taiwan features Edouard Roquette, a member of the French Chamber of Commerce talking about entrepreneurship and Taiwan’s foreign entrepreneur community. Next week we’ll be bringing Edouard back on to find out what he’s been up to since then. For the month of June we’ll be slowing things down by sharing lost episodes every other week, and in July we’ll be taking a break from the lost episodes. We’ve got a lot of...

Duration:00:14:36

Ep 190 | Peter Zhao: Tourette Syndrome Awareness and his Own Personal Struggles with Mental Health

6/14/2022
A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin: May 15 to June 15th is Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month. To learn more about what Tourette syndrome is, I encourage you to listen to the episode that we did last year with Peter Zhao, episode 129. Peter is a Tourette Activist and has been a guest on Talking Taiwan several times. He’s also spoken up about Asian hate crimes. I really appreciate the openness and candor with which he speaks about his personal struggles with mental health. It’s...

Duration:00:46:27

Ep 189 | Why Should you Care About the Taiwan Fellowship Act: A Discussion with Richard Pearson and Shelley Rigger

6/8/2022
A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin: In this episode of Talking Taiwan, my guests are Richard Pearson, the Executive Director of the Western Pacific Fellowship Project and Professor Shelley Rigger. We will be talking about the Taiwan Fellowship Act, a bill which has been decades in the making, and was inspired by the Mansfield Fellowship. This bill which has gotten bipartisan support in both the U.S. and Taiwan. It has been added to the COMPETES Act, and has also passed through both...

Duration:00:53:48

Ep 188 | Michael Turton Lost Episodes | 5000 Blog Posts

6/2/2022
A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin: This lost episode of Talking Taiwan features blogger Michael Turton. At the time Michael had written over 5000 blog posts for his blog The View From Taiwan. Michael began writing his blog in 2005 and I remember how popular Michael’s blog was. That’s how I learned about him when I was living in Taiwan, back in the days before social media. Michael has been a guest twice on Talking Taiwan. in episode 119 he spoke with me about China’s ban on...

Duration:00:07:02