Blog posts from the team at International Community Radio Taipei, Taiwan's only English radio station.
KAS Opens New Sports Complex

KAS Opens New Sports Complex

Kaohsiung American School is officially opening their new sports complex today, marking another milestone in the southern Taiwan school’s goal of building an eco-friendly campus. This latest addition to the...
PPAP Singer Pikotaro Coming to Taiwan

PPAP Singer Pikotaro Coming to Taiwan

Japanese comedian Pikotaro, who spawned the hit song “Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen” is visiting Taiwan for a flash performance. The 45-second-long “PPAP” song went viral after it was posted online in...
Chou Tzuyu Shows Dark Side in New TWICE Song

Chou Tzuyu Shows Dark Side in New TWICE Song

Taiwan kpop star Chou Tzuyu is showing her dark side in a just-released music video for her band’s latest mini album. TWICE’s...
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Taiwan This Week: Rights and flights

Taiwan This Week: Rights and flights

Listen to the broadcast Friday November 25th, during the 8 o’clock hour on ICRT FM 100, or stream the broadcast here. The show begins about 15 minutes after the hour. Or, stream the extended podcast show on the...Continue reading
Taiwan This Week: Taiwan's take on Trump

Taiwan This Week: Taiwan’s take on Trump

Listen to the broadcast Friday November 11th, during the 8 o’clock hour on ICRT FM 100, or stream the broadcast here. The show begins about 15 minutes after the hour. Or, stream the extended podcast...Continue reading
Taiwan Talk: Wei Jiade gives a fresh take

Taiwan Talk: Wei Jiade gives a fresh take

Listen to the podcast version of the show at the ICRT website, on iTunes, or DOWNLOAD IT HERE! We speak with Italian expat Wei Jiade (韋佳德, aka Riccardo Moratto), who covers a...Continue reading
English in the News--Mother lode 主礦脈

English in the News–Mother lode 主礦脈

  mother lode 主礦脈,資源的源頭,大量而重要的部分 the place where the largest amount of gold, silver, etc., in a particular area can be found; a major or profitable source or supply Examples: 1) Cairn Energy recently struck the mother lode of oil fields...Continue reading
Taiwan Talk: Taiwan in Time in October

Taiwan Talk: Taiwan in Time in October

Listen to the podcast version of the show at the ICRT website, on iTunes, or DOWNLOAD IT HERE! This week, we continue our new interview series for Taiwan Talk. Just to recap, Taipei...Continue reading
Taiwan This Week: Same-sex marriage just around the corner?

Taiwan This Week: Same-sex marriage just around the corner?

Listen to the broadcast Friday October 28th, during the 8 o’clock hour on ICRT FM 100, or stream the broadcast here. The show begins about 15 minutes after the hour....Continue reading
Taiwan Talk: Global Taiwan Institute: talking Taiwan in the US

Taiwan Talk: Global Taiwan Institute: talking Taiwan in the US

Listen to the podcast version of the show at the ICRT website, on iTunes, or DOWNLOAD IT HERE! We speak with the executive director of the...Continue reading
Taiwan Talk: "Fresh Off the Boat" in Taipei

Taiwan Talk: “Fresh Off the Boat” in Taipei

Listen to the podcast version of the show at the ICRT website, on iTunes, or DOWNLOAD IT HERE! Fresh Off the Boat, a US network sitcom that stars a Taiwanese-American...Continue reading
Jolin Tsai Intros LGBT Talk Show

Jolin Tsai Intros LGBT Talk Show

Pop diva Jolin Tsai gave her perspective on the difficulties of coming out, in a video introduction for an LGBT talk show. According to the Apple Daily, producers of the online program approached...Continue reading
English in the News--Mansplaining 男性解釋

English in the News–Mansplaining 男性解釋

  mansplain—it’s a combination of two words “man” and “explain.” 男性解釋 Cambridge Dictionary’s definition: this word means to explain something to someone in a way that suggests that they are stupid; used especially when a man explains something to...Continue reading
Taiwan Talk: Taiwan in Time in September

Taiwan Talk: Taiwan in Time in September

Listen to the podcast version of the show at the ICRT website, on iTunes, or DOWNLOAD IT HERE! This week, we continue our new interview series for Taiwan Talk. Just to recap, Taipei...Continue reading
Taiwanese Kpop Star Chou Tzuyu Does PPAP

Taiwanese Kpop Star Chou Tzuyu Does PPAP

South Korean girl band member Chou Tzuyu and a TWICE bandmate have released their own version of the oddball song “PPAP” (Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen). In a video posted on the group’s social media...Continue reading