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Feb 5, 2018

This is the last episode of the first season of Looking for Laowai! This week we talk about the transient nature of friendships as an expat in China, how people deal with this, and how they approach new relationships. Hannah and Toni are joined by friend and producer Averill, whose departure from Shanghai coincides...

Jan 29, 2018

This week, we're looking at escaping the expat bubble. We hear the stories of people who have tried hard to integrate and make Chinese friends, the challenges they've faced, and the rewards they've worked hard to achieve.

Episode producer: Alison Fung
Music credits: Lemoncreme, “Floating Synth Melody at 130 BPM C...

Jan 22, 2018

We’re back after an extended (and flu-y break)! This is part one of a two-part episode on the laowai bubble, or the expat bubble and escaping this bubble. We’ll be looking at the language barrier, something called homophily, differences in socializing, and whether we should break out of the bubble.


Dec 11, 2017

Have you heard of the A4 challenge? What are female bodies supposed to look like in China, and what happens when you don’t fit that cultural ideal?

This week, we’re talking about body image in China, and how Chinese beauty standards affect locals and foreigners alike. We focus on female bodies and hear multiple...

Nov 28, 2017

We sat down with expats in China who had just got off the plane, those who had been living in China for a few years, and those who have been here for over a decade, and asked them about their experiences and how they have changed over time.

Episode producer: Averill Flynn Obee
Music credits: druidbloke, "Medium tempo...