Podcast: Love-blogging in Chinese

Prof. Charlie Nesson, co-founder of the Berkman Center and enthusiastic Global Voices supporter, recently traveled to China. He and internet radio journalist Ben Walker made a podcast in which they interviewed a Chinese blogger who uses his blog to communicate with his girlfriend – who unfortunately lives in another city. In the podcast, the blogger speaks in English part of the time, but reads his blog posts in Chinese. A young Chinese woman interprets his reading into English. The whole conversational exchange was then included raw in the podcast, with a little bit of narrative from Charlie. He and Ben hope that this kind of bilingual audio blogging can become a new form of “bridge blogging” between languages and cultures.

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