I learnt on the latest episode of Tech News Today that Skeptoid, the science related podcast, has started to release Chinese language versions of their episodes. Skeptoid says on their about page that they analyse topics such as consumer frauds, urban legends, alternative medicine and conspiracy theories. Each episode is also accompanied by a transcript, making them perfect for practicing your Chinese listening and reading skills.
The Chinese language versions aren’t released at the same time as the English, though, and instead appear to have been selected from the library of past episodes, some topics being:
- 从天而降的青蛙和鱼 (It’s Raining Frogs and Fish)
- 现代亚洲的穴居人 (Neanderthals in Present Day Asia)
- 走进占星术 (All About Astrology)
Due to the varied topics covered, this should be a great source for new and interesting vocabulary.
It’s great to see more interest in releasing Chinese language podcasts, an area which hasn’t really seen the diversity of content that is available in English and other languages. If you know of any more such resources then make sure to post in the comments.
Find out more and download episodes at Skeptoid.com.cn