There’s no why..
It just is.

Taiwan No Why explores Taiwan’s overlooked cultural behaviours and traditions. This podcast brings to light everyday phenomena that residents, both foreign and local, may wonder about.

Listen in as we discover the reasons behind the why.

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019 Christmas in Taiwan

[Children who believe in Santa should not listen!] Mark and Dr. Dr. Max discuss how the Christmas season in Taiwan is viewed by foreign residents living in Taiwan, many of whom took the time to share their own experiences in a survey we sent out prior to the taping of the episode. The hosts also…

018 Run, Anya, Run!

Why does it seem like at any time in Taiwan, you can always find people running up busy side streets or down steep mountain roads? Mark and Dr. Dr. Max chat about the rise of marathons in Taiwan and discuss their interview with Anya Tsai (蔡文雅), an incredible long-distance athlete who only picked up running…

017 I Did It My Way

Mark and Dr. Dr. Max sit down for a chat with Ensou Tien, who is currently living in Belgium and working for Stellantis, a joint venture automotive corporation. These long-time friends chat about how Ensou found his path to success despite poor academics, cultural differences in the European workplace, and why he believes in his…