11.11 is Singles Day in China and it’s become a major consumer holiday. Jingjing and Yajun talk about the fascinating buy, buy, buy culture behind the holiday. Let’s take a look at what’s in their shopping cart.
Yang Yi shares her remarkable story from Chinese student abroad to prison psychologist in New Zealand.
Yajun and Jingjing talk to Chinese female coding pioneer Gu Xi, who was recently featured in Apple’s global “Behind the Mac” campaign
Chinese consumers who in the 1980s and 1990s once rushed to embrace foreign products and brands as trendy status symbols are now starting to (re)develop an appreciation for China’s rich heritage.
Imagine not being allowed to take a shower, leave your house, or even open a window for an entire month. This is the experience for millions of women in China immediately after giving birth – but how relevant is the “zuo yuezi” tradition today?
After a stuttering start and silence among many a male would-be ally, China’s #MeToo movement suddenly appears to have some strong momentum. Yajun and Jingjing discuss the recent developments with Prof Shi Xiaoqin
An inside look at how Chinese media is adapting to new technologies and new pressures, from the perspective of a senior editor with a major Chinese media outlet
On Saturday 7 July, the RADII-backed Wǒ Men Podcast celebrated its first anniversary with an entertaining afternoon of thoughtful discussion – all recorded live at the Beijing Bookworm.
The pod team talk to author Lijia Zhang about her journey from rocket factory worker to globe-trotting author – plus there’s an exciting event announcement.
In honour of Children’s Day, the forever young hosts of the Wǒ Men Podcast discuss their own childhoods and growing up in ’80s China
Yuan Yang, Beijing correspondent for the Financial Times and an experienced leader of sexual consent workshops, joins the pod to discuss what consent means under different circumstances in the wake of allegations of sexual assault in the Beijing correspondent community.
The Wo Men team talk to Enoch Li, founder and CEO of Bearapy, a social entrepreneur venture focusing on helping people with mental stress and burnout
Wall Street Journal reporter Dominique Fong discusses her search for her family’s roots in Guangdong and the fascinating stories she uncovered along the way
In this episode of the Women Podcast, we talk to somebody who is both a typical and an atypical example of the post-95 generation. Gu Xi shares her experiences on how she developed the idea of building a tech community for women.
Yajun and Jingjing discuss Chinese audiences’ reactions to Black Panther – coming in the wake of the CCTV Spring Gala “blackface” scandal – with writer Kassy Lee
On March 8th, International Women’s Day, Jingjing and Yajun were invited to two different panels to discuss women’s issues and how men can better support their wives or girlfriends. They both learnt a lot and were inspired by the debate.
Just before International Women’s Day, Yajun and Jingjing talk with former military officer Shi Xiaoqin, now a passionate advocate for women’s rights in China
China has transformed greatly over the last few decades, and Chinese New Year has also come to mean very different things from generation to generation — Yajun and Jingjing explore the customs and superstitions that have changed with the times
Kit Harford, founder and CEO of Tech Trek, sits down with Jingjing and Yajun to talk about his unique approach to teaching Chinese children about technology
For most women in China, Mu Lan probably lives only as an on-screen character. But our guest today, Lila Stange, feels related to this figure in a very personal way.
To celebrate this wonderful time of the year, we issued our special Christmas episode of the Wǒ Men Podcast and shared our personal Christmas experiences. Hope this installment will bring some joy and laugh on this beautiful Christmas Eve.
Jingjing and Yajun speak with entrepreneur and ex-investment banker Jackie You about relying on one’s heart as a guide to navigating China’s rapidly changing professional landscape
Awareness of sexual harassment in China is limited by lack of sex and gender education, lack of legal and regulatory execution, and suppression of open discussion of the issue
Great Leap Brewing consigned to history the days when beer in Beijing meant Tsingtao, Yanjing, or nothing — we talk to co-founder Liu Fang about her inspirations and challenges
Dating is hard for a Chinese girl — not only because it’s difficult to find Mr. Right, but also because the window for us to date is extremely short
Jingjing and Yajun speak with Michelle Obama’s former spin instructor, who recently brought his talents to China
Yajun and Jingjing talk to Ailin Guo, who left a promising corporate career to launch a string of startups
Yajun and Jingjing are joined by Grace Zhang, who juggles raising a baby with excelling in a highly demanding job
What do people in China think as they watch the American political tragicomedy that is the Donald Trump administration unfold across the Pacific? Jingjing Zhang and Yajun Zhang talk to former New York Times researcher Kiki Zhao to find out. (Originally released July 28, 2017)