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 runningContinue reading “018 Run, Anya, Run!”
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 hisContinue reading “017 I Did It My Way”
(Listen until the end for some living-in-Taiwan-wisdom that most Taiwanese are wrong about!) Whether you’re living in or visiting Taiwan, it’s impossible to miss the siren-less lights that patrol the road. Do I need to pull over? Are they chasing someone else? Why are the lights even on? Join Mark and Dr. Dr. Max asContinue reading “016 License & Registration, Please”
Starting off Season 2 is a topic that inspired the start of Taiwan No Why. Mark and Dr. Dr. Max discuss the iconic Taiwanese Blue Trucks – arguably one of the most symbolic items of Taiwan. Listen in as they discuss their interview with Mr. Lee, a sales specialist at CMC who has been in theContinue reading “015 BTS: Blue Truck Special”
Sit back, grab a hot dog and some beer, and listen in as Mark and Dr. Dr. Max discuss their interview with Joe Hsu (徐志維). The former MLB player and the guys share their thoughts on baseball in Taiwan and how it reflects the greater Taiwanese mindset. Listen as they hit topics like national teams,Continue reading “014 Batter Up!”
As the gates of hell open up and Ghost Month begins in Taiwan, the last thing you want is to be caught with your pants down in the woods or drying outside at night. Mark and Dr. Dr. Max chat about the dos and don’ts of navigating this delicate month – with a few tips onContinue reading “013 The Gates Are Open”
One of the deepest desires of human nature is to explore and discover. We sit down for an in-depth interview with tourism guru Michael McCreesh and discuss where Taiwan is, and is going next, in regards to its tourism industry. Recorded Jun. 09, 2022.
We’ve all been there. You’re in a humdrum, mundane situation and then the totally unexpected happens. Join Mark and Dr. Dr. Max as they discuss their experiences abroad that have often led to head scratching and hilarious results. Recorded May 31, 2022.
More nuggets of wisdom from the Almighty A-Ma. A shortened, bonus episode that was recorded LIVE at 01:30am (Taiwan time) for the 2nd Annual Asian Podcast Festival. Recorded May 21, 2022.
It takes generations of practice to put on a performance worthy of the gods. Hand-puppet shows can be seen in front of temples all around Taiwan. This week we discuss the art of Taiwanese glove puppetry (布袋戲), a multi-generational family of puppet-masters, and talk about all that goes into making these amazing shows. Recorded Feb. 06, 2022.