Blog posts from the team at International Community Radio Taipei, Taiwan's only English radio station.
Song Joong-ki Tickets Gone in a Flash

Song Joong-ki Tickets Gone in a Flash

Thousands of tickets to a meet-and-greet with the latest heartthrob out of South Korea, Song Joong-ki were snapped up within minutes of going on sale today....
Mayday Fan Proposal Costs Band $170,000 NT in Fines

Mayday Fan Proposal Costs Band $170,000 NT in Fines

A couple’s moment of joy is causing ire among Mayday fans, and may have cost the Taiwan band hundreds of thousands in...
Jolin Wows in Marc Jacobs at 2016 MET Gala

Jolin Wows in Marc Jacobs at 2016 MET Gala

Singer Jolin Tsai went goth and glam for one of fashion’s biggest night’s, the 2016 MET Gala. Stakes are always high for...
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Taiwan This Week: So, I know they SOUND angry ...

Taiwan This Week: So, I know they SOUND angry …

Listen to the broadcast Friday May 27th at 8:30pm on ICRT FM 100, or stream the broadcast here. Or, listen to the extended podcast show on the...Continue reading
Taiwan Talk: US-Taiwan ties under the Tsai administration

Taiwan Talk: US-Taiwan ties under the Tsai administration

Now that US policy makers have gotten their first glimpse of the Tsai Ing-wen presidency in action, we invite back to the show Rupert Hammond-Chambers of the US-Taiwan Business...Continue reading
Taiwan This Week: Rubber hits the road

Taiwan This Week: Rubber hits the road

Listen to the broadcast Friday May 20th at 8:30pm on ICRT FM 100, or stream the broadcast here. Or, listen to the extended podcast show on the ICRT website, on iTunes, or DOWNLOAD...Continue reading
Taiwan Talk: Facing history with “transitional justice”

Taiwan Talk: Facing history with “transitional justice”

We speak to Dr. Ernest Caldwell of the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) School of Law in London about President Elect Tsai Ing-wen’s pledge to confront Taiwan’s authoritarian past...Continue reading
Taiwan This Week: Last hurrah

Taiwan This Week: Last hurrah

Listen to the broadcast Friday May 13th at 8:30pm on ICRT FM 100, or stream the broadcast here. Or, listen to the extended podcast show on the ICRT website, on iTunes, or DOWNLOAD IT HERE. We discuss...Continue reading
"Descendants of the Sun" Star Song Joong-ki Promotes Taiwan Travel

“Descendants of the Sun” Star Song Joong-ki Promotes Taiwan Travel

South Korean heartthrob Song Joong-ki is singing Taiwan’s praises in an airline commercial. The star of the hit k-drama “Descendants of the Sun” was announced...Continue reading
Taiwan Talk: "Taiwan's Changing Media Landscape"

Taiwan Talk: “Taiwan’s Changing Media Landscape”

We speak with Taiwan based freelance journalist Jane Rickards about her recent article for Taiwan Business TOPICS magazine, which takes a hard look at the state of Taiwan media in 2016. We discuss the...Continue reading
"Captain America:Civil War" Tops Taiwan and US Box Office

“Captain America:Civil War” Tops Taiwan and US Box Office

“Captain America: Civil War” is winning the war for top spot at the box office both in Taiwan and in the US. The latest offering from Marvel,...Continue reading
Girls Generation Set Off Chase at Taoyuan Airport

Girls Generation Set Off Chase at Taoyuan Airport

South Korean girl band Girls Generation nearly set off a high-speed chase with fans at Taoyuan International Airport earlier today. The 8-member group is on the island for concerts...Continue reading
Taiwan This Week: No girls allowed ... well, not many

Taiwan This Week: No girls allowed … well, not many

Listen to the broadcast Friday May 6th at 8:30pm on ICRT FM 100, or stream the broadcast here. Or, listen to the extended podcast show on the...Continue reading
Taiwan This Week: The politics of pork

Taiwan This Week: The politics of pork

Listen to the broadcast Friday April 29th at 8:30pm on ICRT FM 100, or stream the broadcast here. Or, listen to the extended podcast show on the ICRT website, on iTunes, or...Continue reading
Wan-An Dinosaur Apologizes

Wan-An Dinosaur Apologizes

The person who was caught on the streets of Kaohsiung during last week’s Wan-An military drill has taken to Facebook to apologize. On an account named “The Wan-an Dino”, the man behind the mask says he turned himself in...Continue reading