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The Rural Architect (CHEN Haoru)

The Rural Architect (CHEN Haoru)

September 27, 2022

China is a country of cities, and mega-cities... and mega-mega-cities. But guess what folks, in between these cities is a whole bunch of countryside. And as we question whether our modern urban lifestyles are truly sustainable, sometimes we need to turn to those places where the answers have been waiting for us all along.
 
Today's guest - the architect, Chen Haoru - has been searching for these answers from his base in 杭州 [Hángzhōu] for the last twenty years. And this journey has led him to establishing a model of communal living, to designing structures that define a philosophical movement, and to questioning our misplaced expectation about the permanence of architecture.
 
The episode also includes a catch-up interview with:
Jovana Zhang from Season 02 Episode 08
https://mosaicofchina.com/season-02-episode-08-jovana-zhang
 
Chapters
00:00 - Trailer & Intro
01:47 - Part 1
21:45 - Part 2
31:56 - Outro
36:28 - Catch-Up Interview
 
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The Barre Star (Siri NORDHEJM, Z&B Fitness and MYbarre Fitness)

The Barre Star (Siri NORDHEJM, Z&B Fitness and MYbarre Fitness)

September 20, 2022

I would wager that all of us have stepped foot into a gym or a fitness studio, even if it was to immediately step out again. But that's the point of today's episode with Siri Nordhejm, Co-Founder of Z&B Fitness and MYbarre Fitness. What is it about fitness establishments that gets you passed that line, and what gets you coming back? And is it the same in China as in other places?

 

As with all episodes of Mosaic of China, we discuss not only what the guest does, but who the guest is. So tune in to today's show to find out how someone finds themselves becoming a fitness entrepreneur in their early twenties, and finds the energy to stick with it for over a decade.

 

The episode also includes catch-up interviews with:
Jo McFarland from Season 02 Episode 18
https://mosaicofchina.com/season-02-episode-18-jo-mcfarland
and
Jorge Luzio from Season 01 Episode 05
https://mosaicofchina.com/season-01-episode-05-jorge-luzio

 

Chapters

00:00 - Trailer & Intro

01:53 - Part 1

25:33 - Part 2

35:18 - Outro

39:40 - Catch-Up Interview [1]

45:43 - Catch-Up Interview [2]

 

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https://mosaicofchina.com/season-03-episode-04-siri-nordhejm

 

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The Gin Peddler (Fergus WOODWARD, Peddlers Gin)

The Gin Peddler (Fergus WOODWARD, Peddlers Gin)

September 13, 2022

When you think of an alcoholic drink that’s made out of traditional Chinese ingredients, you might not immediately think of… gin. But that’s exactly what came to the mind of Fergus Woodward six years ago when he helped to create Peddlers Gin, China's first and leading craft gin brand.

 

Today’s episode takes us through Fergus’ story of discovery and distillation, one that has resulted in a gin that proudly showcases both the unique botanicals of China, and the unique persistence of the team behind it.

 

The episode also includes a catch-up interview with:

Sean Harmon from Season 02 Episode 09

https://mosaicofchina.com/season-02-episode-09-sean-harmon

 

Chapters

00:00 - Trailer & Intro

02:26 - Part 1

23:04 - Part 2

36:21 - Outro

39:48 - Catch-Up Interview

 

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https://mosaicofchina.com/season-03-episode-03-fergus-woodward

 

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The Comics Custodian (Ashley HUANG, Comic Book Ren)

The Comics Custodian (Ashley HUANG, Comic Book Ren)

September 6, 2022

You don't need to be a fan of comic books to understand their galactic-superhero-sized impact on the Zeitgeist. But what about in China? Are there fans of comic books here? And if so, who are they and what do they look like?

The search for answers to these questions has taken the podcast to the city of 成都 [Chéngdū], to find the one and only shop in China totally dedicated to American-style comic books. And if you think that sounds like a unique story, just wait until you hear more about the shop's owner Ashley Huang, a member of the 土家 [Tǔjiā] minority ethnic group.

The episode also includes a catch-up interview with:
Yael Farjun from Season 01 Episode 12
https://mosaicofchina.com/season-01-episode-12-yael-farjun


Chapters
00:00 - Trailer & Intro
01:45 - Part 1
22:57 - Part 2
34:05 - Outro
39:51 - Catch-Up Interview

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https://mosaicofchina.com/season-03-episode-02-ashley-huang


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The Metaverse Technologist (Eric LIU, DIGITWIN Technologies)

The Metaverse Technologist (Eric LIU, DIGITWIN Technologies)

August 30, 2022

We may not understand it yet, but at this point we’ve all heard about the Metaverse. Some of us can’t wait to embrace it; others are already bitterly opposed to it. But it’s coming, whether we like it or not. In fact, the building blocks of Big Data and Augmented Reality (AR) are already here, we’re just waiting for technology companies to help converge them together.

 

That’s where today’s guest Eric Liu comes in. The CTO of the China-based company DIGITWIN Technologies (and its sister company Virspatial Technologies in Singapore), Eric is helping to usher in a new world where reality will coexist alongside its digital twin. Listen to today’s episode to understand how these technologies are already being applied both in China and around the world, and to ponder the moral and ethical implications behind them.

 

The episode also includes a catch-up interview with:

Casey Hall from Season 02 Episode 22

https://mosaicofchina.com/season-02-episode-22-casey-hall

 

Chapters

00:00 - Trailer & Intro

03:14 - Part 1

25:57 - Part 2

37:25 - Outro

40:23 - Catch-Up Interview

 

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https://mosaicofchina.com/season-03-episode-01-eric-liu

 

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Mosaic of China with Oscar Fuchs: Season 03 Trailer

Mosaic of China with Oscar Fuchs: Season 03 Trailer

August 23, 2022

Hello, I’m Oscar. In this trailer, I introduce the new features of Season 03 of the Mosaic of China podcast, including the PREMIUM version of the show that's available on:

Apple Podcasts Subscriptions
https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/mosaic-of-china-premium-apple/id1574444302

Patreon
https://patreon.com/mosaicofchina

and 爱发电
https://afdian.net/@mosaicofchina

 
This PREMIUM version will include an average of 10-20 minutes of extra content for every episode, accumulating to over 10 hours of extra content over the course of the entire season. And of course it includes access to the full back-catalogue from previous seasons too.

 

I also introduce the new corporate supporters of the show this season, who are:

Shanghai Daily - the China news site;

Rosetta Stone - the language learning company;

naked Retreats - the luxury resorts company;

SmartShanghai - the listings and classifieds app; and

JustPod - the podcast production company.

 

A big thanks to everyone who managed to come to the Season launch party in Shanghai last week! Photos from the event can be found at:

https://www.mosaicofchina.com/events

 
Everyone who attended received a little gift bag, so to see silly photos of how they’re being used by listeners, go to:

https://www.mosaicofchina.com/photos

 

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Mosaic of China with Oscar Fuchs: Bonus Episode from Footprints (CRI)

Mosaic of China with Oscar Fuchs: Bonus Episode from Footprints (CRI)

April 19, 2022

Being locked into our compounds hasn't been a fun experience for the residents of Shanghai over the last month. But we will survive this inconvenience, and we will hopefully be all the more grateful for the luxuries of living in Shanghai, once they have finally returned.

 

Oscar could have spent this time preparing for Season 03 of Mosaic of China. But he hasn’t. So the launch of next season is probably still weeks away. However, today we’re including an edited version of the conversation he had with the hosts of a podcast called Footprints. A big thanks to the Footprints team at China Radion International (CRI) for giving permission to share this on the feed for Mosaic of China. The original full episode can be found at http://chinaplus.cri.cn/podcast/detail/2/118706.

 

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Season 02 Compilation: Chinese Phrases

Season 02 Compilation: Chinese Phrases

March 1, 2022

If language is one of the most important keys to unlocking a culture, then today's tenth and final compilation episode from Season 02 of the show perhaps represents the epitome of what I’m trying to achieve with Mosaic of China. It's a collection of the voices of 30 people from 30 contrasting backgrounds describing 30 favourite words or phrases in Chinese.

With hearts heavy under the burden of world news at the moment, please use this as a much-needed injection of joy and entertainment. And consider it a thank you from me to all those who have been following the podcast through this second season. I'm looking forward to returning with 30 brand new episodes later in the Spring of 2022.

Chapters
00:00 - Trailer & Intro
02:17 - Main
25:52 - Outro

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Season 02 Compilation: China Hangouts

Season 02 Compilation: China Hangouts

February 15, 2022

In today’s penultimate compilation episode from Season 02, we’re talking about the favourite places people like to frequent in China.

Whether you’re looking for recommendations of street food, high-end restaurants, bars, or coffee shops, you should find some inspiration from today’s episode.

Chapters
00:00 - Trailer & Intro
00:57 - Main
23:24 - Outro

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Season 02 Compilation: WeChat Stickers

Season 02 Compilation: WeChat Stickers

January 25, 2022

We're coming up to the Spring Festival in China, so please consider this to be your Chinese New Year gift. It's the compilation episode of the favourite WeChat stickers from the guest of Season 02.

With electronic communications, it’s no longer good enough to learn how to compose compelling messages; you need to be fluent in the language of images. Without including things like emojis and emoticons in our messages, they can come across as cold, blunt, and rude. And there’s arguably no medium where this is more important than on WeChat, where the use of gifs is almost universal. So take a listen to how the guests of Season 02 answer the question: “What is your favourite WeChat Sticker,” and reflect on your own fluency in these new visual languages.

Chapters
00:00 - Trailer & Intro
01:19 - Main
20:12 - Outro

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