Bilingual Podcast and Discrimination That Overseas Taiwanese Experience in Taiwan: Talking with Cindy Wu

I’m always interested in listening to other podcasts and to learn about Taiwan-related ones. Late last year I heard about the Bilingual aka Bailingguo (百靈果) News Podcast because there was an episode that generated some heated discussion on Forumosa.com, among English-speaking foreigners in Taiwan. Forumosa is an online discussion forum for English-speakers about Taiwan and in full disclosure, they have been a sponsor of Talking Taiwan.

I was wondering what all the controversy was about so I spoke to my friend Cindy about it and this led to a discussion about how foreigners are viewed in Taiwan and oddly enough the discrimination that overseas Taiwanese sometimes experience in Taiwan.

Before recording this episode, I did reach out to get a comment from the hosts of the Bilingual aka Bailingguo (百靈果) News Podcast and to invite them on to Talking Taiwan, but got no response.

Here’s a little preview of what we talked about in this podcast episode:

  • One of the most popular podcasts in Taiwan the 百靈果 (Bailingguo aka Bilingual) News Podcast
  • How an episode of the 百靈果 (Bailingguo aka Bilingual) News Podcast generated a lot of discussion amongst the English-speaking expat community in an online discussion forum on Forumosa.com
  • What the discussion on Forumosa.com was about
  • If the slang term lao wai (老外) that refers to foreigners in Taiwan is insulting
  • What makes the 百靈果 (Bailingguo aka Bilingual) News Podcast so controversial
  • How people have compared the style of the hosts of the 百靈果 (Bailingguo aka Bilingual) News Podcast to Joe Rogan and Howard Stern
  • Why the English-speaking expat community on Forumosa.com were upset by the episode
  • People’s opinions of the 百靈果 (Bailingguo aka Bilingual) News Podcast
  • The discrimination that foreigners experience in Taiwan
  • The discrimination that some overseas Taiwanese experience in Taiwan

Related Links:

The 百靈果 (Bailingguo aka Bilingual) News Podcast: https://www.bailingguonews.com/

https://podcasts.apple.com/tw/podcast/%E7%99%BE%E9%9D%88%E6%9E%9C-news/id1106847606

Forumosa.com: https://tw.forumosa.com/

The discussion on Forumosa.com about the 百靈果 (Bailingguo aka Bilingual) News Podcast: https://tw.forumosa.com/t/news-podcast-commenting-on-foreigners-in-taiwan/212187

Joe Rogan: https://www.joerogan.com/

https://open.spotify.com/show/4rOoJ6Egrf8K2IrywzwOMk?si=a7f69b9109af4dff

Howard Stern: https://www.howardstern.com/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCENdrrK5sWM-RV5nTLwBNXw

--

--

--

Felicia Lin is a Taiwanese American writer and social media enthusiast. To learn more about her visit: www.felicialin.com.

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

Mother Nature’s hit reset whilst community spirit is making a welcome return…

#NYP #Singapore #Newest #Knowledge #Metaverse #Hub

Loksabha By Election in UP BSP Chief Mayawati Stategy: Mayawati has indicated to contest Azamgarh…

Nationalising food poverty

The hostile environment for immigrants is drawn from a well of taken-for-granted assumptions

Professor Wole Soyinka and the children of hunger and anger

The Northern Independence Movement in England?

Great Brazilian Social Economics Data Base for Analyses!

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Felicia Lin

Felicia Lin

Felicia Lin is a Taiwanese American writer and social media enthusiast. To learn more about her visit: www.felicialin.com.

More from Medium

Case study : how can we help CBD professionals improve their online presence and come up with…

An Essay On Pollution

obvious-Editorial Design Webzine

rsync: Intelligently Copy Your Files

Final summary of an rsync command