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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 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.

Location:

United States

Description:

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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Ep 152 | Hsinyi Lin Fights to Abolish the Death Penalty in Taiwan Part 1

10/11/2021
A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin: My guest on this episode of Talking Taiwan is Hsinyi Lin, the Executive Director of the Taiwan Alliance to End the Death Penalty. She spoke with me about the movement to abolish the death penalty in Taiwan. 2000 was an exciting year for Taiwan, it was the first time that there was a transition in power from the Kuomintang, and the first time that a Democratic Progressive Party presidential candidate, Chen Shui-bian was elected. That same year...

Duration:00:44:28

Ep 151 | Christina Hu Talks About Documentary Filmmaking and her Blacklist Short Film Series

10/4/2021
A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin: I recently interviewed Christina Hu, the Director of the Write in Taiwanese Census Campaign about the Pew Research report on Asian communities which misrepresented the Taiwanese. For months Christina and the Write in Taiwanese Census Campaign team worked with Pew Research to get an official response issued. After several months of communications, Pew reissued the report in question on September 8 with the categories of “Chinese, with...

Duration:00:42:21

Ep 150 | Jane W. Wang Beats Depression and Navigates a Multicultural Hero’s Journey

9/27/2021
A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin: Jane W. Wang is a self-actualization coach based in Taipei, Taiwan. She spoke candidly with me about the challenges she faced in her journey to become a coach, which involved dealing with imposter syndrome and bouts of depression. She’s channeled these personal experiences into creating her Multicultural Hero’s Journey program. We also talked about the field of coaching, what coaching is, and how it differs from counseling and psychotherapy. I...

Duration:00:55:05

Ep 149 | Jiho Chang: City Councilman Talks About his Career in Taiwan Politics

9/20/2021
A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin: My guest on this episode of Talking Taiwan is Keelung City Councilor, Jiho Chang. Jiho spoke with me about his work as a city councilman, and how his interest and involvement in Taiwan’s politics dates back to his time as a university student, and the 1995-1996 Taiwan Strait missile crisis that happened after KMT presidential candidate Lee Teng-hui visited his alma mater Cornell University and before Taiwan’s first direct presidential election in...

Duration:00:48:00

Ep 148 | Taiwanese Census Campaign Challenges The Pew Research Report: Our Interview with Christina Hu and Chieh-Ting Yeh

9/13/2021
A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin: In April of this year, reports published by the Pew Research Center analyzing Asian American communities included footnotes stating that data for “ ‘Chinese’ includes those identifying as ‘Taiwanese.’ ” Soon after, in May, the Write in Taiwanese Census Campaign published an open letter and petition on TaiwaneseAmerican.org asking Pew Research to issue an apology to the Taiwanese American community, and to re-publish its findings with Taiwanese...

Duration:00:48:18

Ep 147 | Yao Huang: Entrepreneur and Venture Capitalist Founder of The Hatchery

9/6/2021
A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin: Happy Labor Day! We’ve decided to take a break ourselves, so we are sharing one of our past episodes that I think really stands the test of time. In 2013 I interviewed entrepreneur Yao Huang. That year, she was involved with the Entrepreneur Challenge and Competition, which was organized by the Taiwanese American Professionals, New York Chapter and the Taiwan Merchants Association. Yao talked about how she went from a career in pharmacy to...

Duration:00:22:17

Ep 146 | Tiffany Yu: Empowering the Disabled Through Diversability

8/30/2021
A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin: Tiffany Yu is a disability activist, CEO and founder of Diversability, and host of Tiffany & Yu, a social impact podcast. She’s also on the San Francisco Mayor’s Disability Council, a three-time TED Talk speaker and has a list of many more impressive accomplishments that appear on her Wikipedia page. She spoke with tremendous vulnerability about her disability origin story, the trauma she’s experienced, dealing with shame, and her continued...

Duration:01:03:41

Ep 145 | The Golden Age of Taiwan Studies: Our Interview with University of London’s Dr. Dafydd Fell

8/23/2021
A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin: This week I’m welcoming back Dr. Dafydd Fell to talk about the SOAS Center of Taiwan Studies at the University of London. They just had their summer school program in July, which is free and open to the public. It’s a tremendous resource for people interested in learning more about Taiwan. The program included speakers on the topics of Taiwan’s anti-nuclear movement, environmental activism and movements, Taiwan’s Post New Wave Cinema, how to...

Duration:00:45:10

Ep 144 | Taiwan's Green Parties and Alternative Politics in Taiwan: A Discussion with Author Dr. Dafydd Fell

8/16/2021
A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin: Dr. Dafydd Fell is the author of Taiwan’s Green Parties Alternative Politics in Taiwan. He spoke with me about his book, which he started working on in 2012. Topics covered in this episode include the Green Party concept, and the impact that Taiwan's Green Parties have had on Taiwan's other political parties and social movements. Dr. Fell's not only talks about some of the most his most interesting research findings, but how he was personally...

Duration:00:43:32

Ep 143 | Auntie Sewing Squad 3: It's Only Retirement It's Not Goodbye

8/9/2021
A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin: In May of 2020 I interviewed Valerie Soe and Kristina Wong about the Auntie Sewing Squad, a sewing circle that was formed on March 24th during the global Coronavirus pandemic. Initially the group sewed masks for frontline medical and essential workers, and then for vulnerable marginalized communities. From the outset, Kristina described the Auntie Sewing Squad as a stop gap measure, and said that she had no intention of turning it into a...

Duration:00:41:50

Ep 142 | Sergeant Steven Lee: NYPD Whistleblower Fights to Reform Police Corruption Part 2

8/2/2021
A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin: This is part two of my interview with Sergeant Steven Lee, a 16-year veteran of the NYPD, and whistleblower fighting to reform police corruption. Previously, in part one, we talked about Sergeant Lee’s undercover work and the police corruption that he’s witnessed. If you haven’t had a chance to hear part one, you might want to go back and listen to it first. In part two Steve talks about what happened after his undercover work and the related...

Duration:00:25:08

Ep 141 | Sergeant Steven Lee: NYPD Whistleblower Fights to Reform Police Corruption Part 1

7/26/2021
A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin: Sergeant Steven Lee is a 16-year veteran of the NYPD. He’s a whistleblower fighting to reform police corruption and he shared his story with me. This is part one of my interview with Steve. In part two, next week, you’ll hear what happened to him after his undercover work and the related court case, how he’s dealt with the pressure, his thoughts on how to combat corruption within the NYPD, why he ran for State Assembly in 2020 and his plans to...

Duration:00:57:48

Ep 140 | The Afara Collective: CoFounder Liz Williams Builds A Bridge for Systemic Racism Education

7/19/2021
A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin: Liz Williams is one of the co-founders of The Afara Collective and Jennifer Ho, heads Afara’s film club team. Seeing how the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and others last year sparked Black Lives Matter protests globally, and led to greater dialogue about systemic oppression and anti-racism, Liz and her co-founder Jules Sanders were inspired to create Afara. Afara invites everyone, regardless of ethnic background to...

Duration:00:28:08

Ep 139 | Covid 19 Taiwan Fundraiser: Raising Money for Society's Most Vulnerable

7/12/2021
A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin: When Taiwan went in to soft lockdown in May, a group of diaspora who had moved there decided a Covid 19 Taiwan fundraiser for organizations assisting society’s most vulnerable was needed. They created the Taiwan Covid Relief Fundraiser and before they launched it, I spoke with three of the seven organizers- Catherine, Kevin and Jane. We talked about how the charities benefitting from the fundraiser provide direct assistance to the homeless,...

Duration:00:34:53

Ep 138 | Biking in Taiwan with Blogger Michael Turton

7/5/2021
A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin: A few months ago, before Taiwan went on COVID alert level 3, I spoke with Michael Turton, about biking around Taiwan. I remember when there was a push to make Taiwan more bike-friendly and it became popular for people to bike around the island or along the coast. Michael shared why he loves biking around Taiwan and how it is one of the best places to bike in the world. Surprisingly he advised avoiding cycling route number 1, which is the...

Duration:00:35:14

Ep 137 | Lee Wong: American Patriot Bears His Chest for Asian Discrimination

6/28/2021
A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin: Lee Wong, is an elected official and Chairman of the board of trustees in West Chester Township, Ohio. During a meeting of the West Chester Township Board of Trustees on March 23rd he stood up and literally bared his chest to make a point about the discrimination and hate that Asian Americans have experienced. That moment was caught on video and went viral. Mr. Lee spoke with me about what compelled him to speak up that day and what’s happened...

Duration:00:44:19

Ep 136 | How the Term Wuhan Virus Contributed to Anti Asian Sentiment: Minnie Sun of Taiwan Mix

6/21/2021
A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin: Minnie Sun is one of the co-founders of Taiwan Mixed, a platform that aggregates English content on Taiwan. She was in Taipei when I spoke with her recently about Taiwan Mixed and her perspectives on how Taiwan or the Taiwanese Can Help when it comes to the stigmatization of COVID-19 which has been attributed to the recent rise in anti-Asian sentiment. How #CanTaiwanHelp #StopAsianHate? Here’s a little preview of what we talked about in...

Duration:00:48:53

Ep 135 | Yun Hai Taiwanese Pantry: Our Talk with Founder Lisa Cheng Smith

6/14/2021
A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin: My guest on this episode of Talking Taiwan, Lisa Cheng Smith, has channeled her love of Taiwanese food, cooking and premium ingredients into creating Yun Hai Taiwanese Pantry. Yun Hai sources premium ingredients for Taiwanese cooking, directly from artisans, farms, and soy sauce breweries in Taiwan. In this interview Lisa not only talks about how and why she started Yun Hai, and her vision for the business, but she shares her favorite...

Duration:00:54:34

Ep 134 | Why the Surge in Taiwan's Coronavirus Cases? An Interview with Courtney Donovan Smith

6/7/2021
A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin: There has been a surge in Taiwan's coronavirus cases since about mid-May, and Taiwan is now on COVID alert level 3, one level before full lockdown. I’ve invited Courtney Donovan Smith on to Talking Taiwan to talk about what led to the increase in COVID cases, the current situation and what’s happening with Taiwan’s efforts to acquire COVID vaccines. Courtney Donovan Smith is the central Taiwan correspondent for ICRT News, and one of the...

Duration:00:31:51

Ep 133 | What to Do if You Are the Target of Asian Hate Part Two

6/1/2021
A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin: In celebration of Asian heritage month (which takes place in May), Talking Taiwan participated in United We Stand, the 42nd Annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Festival, and on May 17th, organized a Panel Discussion and Q&A on the topic: What To Do If You Are The Target Of Asian Hate. The event was recorded and this is Part 2, which features the Q&A portion with panelists- Chris Kwok, Steve Lee, Suelain Moy, and Peter Yang Zhao. If you...

Duration:00:58:26