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What We’re Listening To—Summer 2023

Whether you’re on a road trip, taking a walk on the beach, or going for a hike, a podcast is a great companion. In addition to our summer reading list, our team has also contributed several podcasts and podcast episodes that you might enjoy.

Drum Tower, from The Economist

Two of The Economist’s China correspondents, Alice Su and David Rennie, analyze the stories at the heart of this vast country and examine its influence beyond its borders. They’ll be joined by our global network of correspondents and expert guests to examine how everything from party politics to business, technology and culture are reshaping China and the world. Published every Tuesday.

This podcast was recommended by two team members, so it’s sure to be good. A good place to start is with the episode called “Two Top Guns,” which looks at the films Born to Fly and Top Gun: Maverick and what the two films show us about the perception that China and America have of themselves.

The Economist’s Editors Picks

Stay ahead with a selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. Published every Monday.

The Sinica Podcast

The Sinica Podcast, founded in 2010, is a weekly discussion of current affairs in China hosted by Kaiser Kuo and Jeremy Goldkorn. It is the flagship show of the Sinica Podcast Network, powered by The China Project.

Start with these three episodes:

Gospel in Life

A sermon by Tim Keller on fatherhood, called ”God Our Father” was especially recommended.

China History Podcast

Laszlo Montgomery hosts this fascinating podcast, which discusses a huge range of topics from China’s long history. A couple of recommended series:

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Rachel Anderson

Rachel Anderson

  Rachel Anderson serves as the Assistant Content Manager at ChinaSource. Though she has never been to China, her ancestors were missionaries in East Asia and passed on a deep love and respect for those cultures. Rachel lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their five delightful children.      View Full Bio

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