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Water Margin Podcast: Outlaws of the Marsh

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A Chinese Classic, Retold in English

A Chinese Classic, Retold in English
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United States

Description:

A Chinese Classic, Retold in English

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@chineselore

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 012: Sh*t

4/8/2019
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We see how the "throw Lu Zhishen into a fecal pond" plan turns out, and then watch as he turns pest removal into a Strongest Man event.

Duration:00:27:45

Episode 011: Sins

4/1/2019
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A couple duels, a few corpses, and a big fire. Just another day on Lu Zhishen's trip to the capital.

Duration:00:30:27

Episode 010: Journey

3/25/2019
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Lu Zhishen unexpectedly runs into an old friend. Well, a friend. More of a passing acquaintance, really. What do you call someone you don't mind stealing from?

Duration:00:29:01

Episode 009: Berserk

3/11/2019
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Lu Zhishen meets an old man in need and offers to use his monk training to help the guy out. Wait, what monk training?

Duration:00:33:01

Episode 008: Monk

3/4/2019
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Lu Zhishen's new monastic family comes to the sobering realization that they just accepted a hard-drinking, mean-punching, latrine-spurning public-health menace into their midst.

Duration:00:31:33

Episode 007: Buddha

2/25/2019
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On the lam after committing murder, Lu Da first runs into an old friend, and then runs into religion.

Duration:00:29:41

Episode 006: Minced

2/11/2019
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Shi Jin makes a new friend, and we explore the question on everyone's mind: Exactly what DO you do with minced pork fat?

Duration:00:30:55

Episode 005: Party

2/4/2019
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Shi Jin and the bandits from the nearby mountains make it a Mid-Autumn Festival to remember.

Duration:00:30:21

Supplemental Episode 001: Cuju

1/30/2019
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A quick look at the ancient Chinese game of football that allowed Gao Qiu to break into government service.

Duration:00:14:23

Episode 004: Pupil

1/28/2019
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Wang Jin turns a one-night farm stay into a nice little gig by knocking his host's son on his butt.

Duration:00:28:26

Episode 003: Ball

1/14/2019
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How do you rise up to be the future ruler's right-hand man? Certainly not through brilliance or hard work.

Duration:00:31:49

Episode 002: Demons

1/7/2019
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The capital is facing a crisis, and the only hope is basically the 12th-century Chinese equivalent of Anakin Skywalker from "The Phantom Menace." Ugh.

Duration:00:32:07

Episode 001: Introduction

1/1/2019
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An overview of the podcast and an introduction to the Water Margin, aka Outlaws of the Marsh, one of China's great classic literary works.

Duration:00:26:22