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31 minutes | Jan 1, 2019
[EP 08:] An Intellectual Special!
You might have thought you'd be done hearing from Lucy and Eva with the end of a year, but we're back, and this time in video form! (watch the video here: https://youtu.be/2LbE0F4fZP4) Join us in a very special episode as we explore our local public library and celebrate the works of many incredible Asian and Asian American authors! This way if you are starting to grow tired of hearing from us, you can easily find other Asian media to support :-) Cool! Check us out on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/chinacoolpod/ Twitter: www.twitter.com/chinacoolpod/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/chinacoolpod/ Available wherever you listen to podcasts!
51 minutes | Dec 23, 2018
[EP 07:] Ce-Le-Brate Good Times, Come On!!!
Come bask in the holiday spirit with Lucy and Eva as we discuss all the other holidays that aren't even happening this month! As always, stick around for some barely relevant banter on something delicious/Higher Brothers B) Which will it be?? Check us out on social media: Tumblr: chinacoolpod.tumblr.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/chinacoolpod/ Twitter: twitter.com/chinacoolpod Instagram: instagram.com/chinacoolpod Available wherever you listen to podcasts! // Chinese New Year (春节): https://goo.gl/kgG5rX Tomb Sweeping Festival (清明节): https://goo.gl/jyUwcG Dragon Boat Festival (端午节): https://goo.gl/gw5WUL Children’s Day (儿童节): https://goo.gl/VjkKeP Chinese Valentine’s Day (七夕节): https://goo.gl/Gp8dov Mid Autumn Festival (中秋节): https://goo.gl/4DZtCE Single’s Day (光棍节): https://goo.gl/T2iZTC Chinese Weddings: https://goo.gl/iAvqMc Chinese Snaccs Seaweed: https://goo.gl/SYdAzP Oreo Flavors: https://goo.gl/Uu4uQz Pringles: https://goo.gl/VuQs6Q Sugar Popsicles: https://goo.gl/SDeci5 Jellys: https://goo.gl/HH4C7s Scientific ASMR Knife: https://youtu.be/Oadf4KNYz-I
47 minutes | Dec 10, 2018
[EP 06:] It's Called Fashion, Sweetie
There’s more to life than being ridiculously good looking! Join two stylish sisters (Lucy and Eva) as we explore traditional Chinese clothing, cultural appropriation, and the role of the Chinese market in modern fashion trends. We might not own any Balenciaga sneakers or custom made qipao, but we’ve got plenty of heart and bad jokes! Stick around after the break to hear our struggle about confusing Chinese family trees. Check us out on social media: Tumblr: chinacoolpod.tumblr.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/chinacoolpod/ Twitter: twitter.com/chinacoolpod Instagram: instagram.com/chinacoolpod Available wherever you listen to podcasts! // Han Clothes (汉服): https://goo.gl/DNgw6k Tang Clothes (唐装): https://goo.gl/GjfTc7 - Qi Pao (旗袍): https://goo.gl/daKMKi Sun Yat-Sen/Mao Suit (中山装): https://goo.gl/HXjehC Met Gala 2015: https://goo.gl/xBmHrd - China: Through the Looking Glass: https://goo.gl/w8CP8B - Vogue’s Best Dressed: https://goo.gl/fUJS7H - Cat eyes? Chopsticks?: https://goo.gl/QnY5rZ - Other problematic fits: https://goo.gl/t83SfW - Laurence Xu is better than everyone else: https://goo.gl/FMCpSo Chinese Designers: https://goo.gl/u9Hac5 Why haven’t they taken over the world yet?: https://goo.gl/pfNf6n Streetstyle and hip-hop: https://goo.gl/67fUZk Female Hypebeasts: https://goo.gl/JeQK7q Hangzhou street style: https://goo.gl/9DUpg6 Dolce and Gabanna scandal: https://goo.gl/HHHKRU Conversation screenshot: https://goo.gl/7YBPSt The whole story: https://goo.gl/Xfop5Z Reaction including Zhang Ziyi’s post: https://goo.gl/957aSq A model’s tell-all: https://goo.gl/hrDr3g Chinese family tree (image): https://goo.gl/EXgf4d In video form: https://youtu.be/nCFRoILS1jY
42 minutes | Nov 25, 2018
[EP 05:] Sounds Chinese to Me
The hills are alive with the sound of traditional Chinese music~~ Join two faux music experts as we zoom through 5,000 years of musical history in our shortest episode to date! There’s a lot to unpack from erhu and kuaiban to Jay Chou and Wang Leehom to our boys Bohan Phoenix and the Higher Brothers. We literally cannot go an episode without talking about them. Check us out on social media: Tumblr: chinacoolpod.tumblr.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/chinacoolpod/ Twitter: twitter.com/chinacoolpod Instagram: instagram.com/chinacoolpod Available wherever you listen to podcasts! // Chinese Instruments: https://goo.gl/rK5oEw Pentatonic Scale: https://goo.gl/gkR6Qy Kuai Ban (快板): https://youtu.be/0CLAIkNI46c Racing Horses (赛马) on erhu: https://youtu.be/M79DVHaFu4A China Wind (中国风): https://goo.gl/Ajuihe Jay Chou (周杰伦) - Qing Hua Ci (青花瓷): https://youtu.be/Z8Mqw0b9ADs - Xian Li Zhi Wai (千里之外): https://youtu.be/ocDo3ySyHSI - Vincent Fang (方文山): https://goo.gl/dk6ccD Leehom Wang (王力宏) - Talking about Chinked Out: https://youtu.be/WA9bRniI9MM - Thesis on Leehom and Chinked Out: https://goo.gl/TeByv7 - Hua Tian Cuo (花田错): https://youtu.be/ruCXTls3IlQ Bohan Phoenix - Interview: https://goo.gl/yVoYiC - No Hook ft. Higher Brothers: https://youtu.be/uGt8ecxf3Co - Product 一模一样: https://youtu.be/FlxcOe9eW40 Photo story of kids in Chinese restaurants: https://goo.gl/nAS1MH
50 minutes | Nov 12, 2018
[EP 04:] Trains! Wow!
All aboard the China Cool Train! This week, we are all about High Speed Rail (HSR) train network! Buckle up as we discuss the development of modern transportation in China, future plans for the HSR, and trains in pop culture! (with a little bit of line dancing sprinkled in)! Prepare to have any of your negative opinions about trains completely derailed Check us out on social media! Tumblr: https://chinacoolpod.tumblr.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chinacoolpod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/chinacoolpod Instagram: https://instagram.com/chinacoolpod Available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and Anchor! // Thomas the Tank Engine opening: https://youtu.be/y-YRZHutDRk Some background on HSR The Economist: https://goo.gl/hn2Bdm Business Insider: https://goo.gl/awqMiU Current and proposed rail network: https://goo.gl/3bQ8Ki A World Without Thieves (Eng Sub): https://youtu.be/Pa_g5q0vdw8 HSR connection to Hong Kong: https://goo.gl/BiiJPP Train to Busan (trailer): https://youtu.be/pyWuHv2-Abk Jiangshi/Chinese hopping zombies (this one’s kinda loud!): https://youtu.be/56Zvquhww80 User experience (video): https://youtu.be/nIRCaupQU9k Self heating meals: https://youtu.be/HWGks8_sF84 “Be the Cowboy” by Mitski: https://goo.gl/RcVxPy “Take Me Home, Country Roads” by John Denver: https://youtu.be/1vrEljMfXYo John Denver and Deng Xiaoping: https://goo.gl/qStjub John Denver performing on CCTV: https://youtu.be/hgPDqrVVT-A?t=80 “Cowboy on the Run” by Jay Chou: https://youtu.be/9o20U91aJdg
48 minutes | Oct 29, 2018
[EP 03:] Cool Eats
Grab a snack and join Eva and Lucy on our trip through a few different regions of China and their culinary specialties. Feel your stomachs rumble with ours as we talk about the sweet, the spicy, and the MSG. Yummy! // Check out our tumblr! https://chinacoolpod.tumblr.com/ I Love Chinese Food by Alison Gold: https://bit.ly/2EIKgzf The Four Great Traditions: - Sichuan Cuisine (川菜): https://bit.ly/1QcRx9G - Cantonese Cuisine (粤菜): https://bit.ly/2Peq1gP - Shandong Cuisine (鲁菜): https://bit.ly/2SgnGRh - Jiangsu Cuisine (苏菜): https://bit.ly/2O20xOP KFC in China: https://bit.ly/2O0pWs9 Pizza Hut commercial: https://bit.ly/2q58Q2Z Chinese people try Panda Express: https://bit.ly/1zIS7DH 99% Invisible episode on Chinatowns: https://bit.ly/2yWi8Cz What’s the deal with MSG: https://bit.ly/2ONSZ7W MSG consumption in China: https://nyti.ms/2NYFY69 Four Heavenly Kings (四大天王): https://bit.ly/2ifvH70 Andy Lau- Forget Love Potion (忘情水): https://bit.ly/1Ojh2PF Little Tigers (小虎队)- Love (爱): https://bit.ly/2udU5xX Jacky Chan, Wakin Chau, Anthony Wong, Jonathan Lee- The Sincere Hero (真心英雄): https://bit.ly/2Ap7Dtm
50 minutes | Oct 15, 2018
[EP 02:] Real Chinese Reality Television
Join us, Lucy and Eva, as we explore the vast depths of Chinese reality television! Spanning from vibrant talent competitions to wholesome dating shows (with some strange, niche programs sprinkled in), real life is about to get a whole lot more interesting B) // Dating Shows: 1 out of 100 (百里挑一): https://bit.ly/2J0hfNQ Chinese dating with the parents (中国式相亲): https://bit.ly/2yiCMgH If you are the one (非诚勿扰): https://bit.ly/21pHrUi - classic entrance: https://bit.ly/2yInwc8 - new format: https://bit.ly/2CIVW2U - subbed episode: https://bit.ly/2QQrhUl Talent Shows: Super girl (超级女声) - iconic theme song: https://bit.ly/2IWzmUH - we’re both obsessed with Jane Zhang’s voice: https://bit.ly/2P2yXWk Singer (我是歌手): https://bit.ly/2nQXhwW - Angela Chang singing Despacito: https://bit.ly/2yIFUSu - Sam Lee singing You and I: https://bit.ly/2pWblVj The shows where you can get a job: - 职来职往 (zhi lai zhi wang): https://bit.ly/2ChVhEE - 非你莫属 (fei ni mo shu): https://bit.ly/2RKGsQp Talk Shows: Jin Xin Show (金星秀): https://bit.ly/2EnZIR2 - HuffPo piece: https://bit.ly/2EkHQ9t - patriarchy?: https://bit.ly/2NICAw6 The Readers (朗读者): https://bit.ly/2ROmVyB U Can U BB / I Can I BB (奇葩说): https://bit.ly/2Eom3Og Lifestyle/Other Shows Collection world (天下收藏): https://bit.ly/2QSfwN9 - the part that matters: https://bit.ly/2QS6kIB Running man (奔跑吧): https://bit.ly/2mTgLfP Avril Lavigne (艾薇儿) - Girlfriend in Mandarin: https://bit.ly/2CgnyLU - 2012 Live in China: https://bit.ly/2pROLgs - Writing her Chinese name on TV in Taiwan: https://bit.ly/2CiznkH - The conspiracy theory we kept talking about: https://bit.ly/2RP3upb
57 minutes | Sep 30, 2018
[EP 01:] Rap Music? China?
What is this Chinese rap music?? In our very first episode of China Cool!, Lucy and Eva talk about a phenomenon that has been recently sweeping the internet the past couple of years, both in meme form and non-ironically. From old school underground Chinese rappers to today's Chinese trap artists, rap is a small corner of Chinese music that is usually less talked about or discussed...until today!!! // MC Jin Learn Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMOZRk74QrY Freestyle Friday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IXQ97FDPZQ 隐藏 (Yin Cang) - In Beijing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4q8J-reRDQ MC Hot Dog 我爱台妹 (I Love Taiwanese Girls): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQ8mn5fS5_M 差不多先生: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrqKvu-rqIc Higher Brothers Made in China: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rILKm-DC06A WeChat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsQCNtCH2sc Aston Martin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6ocTu1lAA4 7-11: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOF9E2WirfE Uber (by Melo of Higher Brothers): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eE-db8IlDw0 Ty ft Higher Brothers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjjBE-V8y78 Rap of China: https://youtu.be/78UwW1ZqMic?t=3m46s Communist Youth League Rap: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCm3sbujB8g NPR on Chengdu rap: https://www.npr.org/2018/02/01/576819311/chengdu-emerges-as-a-new-home-for-chinese-hip-hop Rap censorship in China: http://time.com/5112061/china-hip-hop-ban-tattoos-television/
1 minutes | Sep 23, 2018
[EP 0:] Welcome to China Cool!
What is China Cool? What, is China Cool? What is China, Cool? Regardless of your comma placement and vocal inflections in reading that sentence, welcome to China Cool, a brand new podcast exploring the vastness of Chinese pop culture, from the perspective of two second-generation Chinese American sisters! Join us (Lucy and Eva) in our quest to dive as deeply as we possibly can into modern China and all its beauty and peculiarity, with some dumb jokes and forgotten childhood memories on the side! Whether you've grown up surrounded by Chinese culture, don't know much about it, and/or are simply interested in learning more, come embark on this adventure with us! It will be Cool
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