Blog posts from the team at International Community Radio Taipei, Taiwan's only English radio station.
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...
Rhydian Vaughan's Wedding Banquet Threatened by Typhoon

Rhydian Vaughan’s Wedding Banquet Threatened by Typhoon

Taiwan actor Rhydian Vaughan narrowly escaped wedding disaster yesterday. The 28-year-old star and his bride Jessie Hong reportedly suffered major anxiety after realizing that Typhoon Megi...
"Doctors" Debuts in Taiwan to High Ratings

“Doctors” Debuts in Taiwan to High Ratings

South Korean drama “Doctors” debuted in Taiwan on Monday as one of the most-watched Korean drama in its time slot. The TV series stars Park Shin...
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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
Taiwan Talk: A vegan's guide to Taiwan

Taiwan Talk: A vegan’s guide to Taiwan

Listen to the podcast version of the show at the ICRT website, on iTunes, or DOWNLOAD IT HERE! In this episode, we speak to Jesse Duffield about his new Taiwan travel books...Continue reading
Taiwan Talk: Surfing Taiwan

Taiwan Talk: Surfing Taiwan

Listen to the podcast version of the show at the ICRT website, on iTunes, or DOWNLOAD IT HERE! This week, we speak with Brent Calkins, the founder of Taiwannasurf, a startup that will soon release a website and APP aimed at...Continue reading
HK Crooner Jacky Cheung Announces Concert Tour

HK Crooner Jacky Cheung Announces Concert Tour

Hong Kong singer-songwriter Jacky Cheung has announced an upcoming world tour, with concerts in Taiwan set for the month of February. The crooner with 57 albums under his belt is reportedly...Continue reading
Taiwan This Week: See you at the protest

Taiwan This Week: See you at the protest

Listen to the broadcast Friday September 9th, 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...Continue reading
BIGBANG Arrives in Taiwan

BIGBANG Arrives in Taiwan

South Korean boy band BIGBANG arrived in Taiwan this morning for their whirlwind meet-and-greet tour. The group reportedly landed at Taoyuan International Airport at 11:38am, but only three of the five-member ensemble appeared before awaiting paparazzi. G-Dragon,...Continue reading
Shu Qi's Ultra Secret Wedding

Shu Qi’s Ultra Secret Wedding

Taiwan actress and model Shu Qi made a bombshell of an announcement this past weekend, revealing her simple and ultra-secret marriage to Hong Kong-based actor and director Stephen Fung (video below). The couple, both in...Continue reading
Taiwan Talk: Practicing Islam in Taiwan

Taiwan Talk: Practicing Islam in Taiwan

Listen to the podcast version of the show at the ICRT website, on iTunes, or DOWNLOAD IT HERE! We bring on Amal Chao, a member of Taipei’s Muslim community and an attendee of the...Continue reading
English in the News--to get under someone's skin 惹毛,惹火

English in the News–to get under someone’s skin 惹毛,惹火

Get under someone’s skin惹毛或惹惱–to annoy or irritate someone Example—A: His bad temper really bothers me! B: I know, but don’t let him get under your skin. (New...Continue reading
Top 5 Highest-earning Taiwan HOSTS

Top 5 Highest-earning Taiwan HOSTS

And continuing with its tally of top-earning Taiwan celebs….. The Apple Daily has released its list of the highest-earning hosts. Top of the list is outspoken and out-of-the-box Dee Hsu, who raked in $117.6 million...Continue reading
Taiwan Talk: Taiwan in Time in August

Taiwan Talk: Taiwan in Time in August

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
Top 5 Highest-earning Taiwan Singers

Top 5 Highest-earning Taiwan Singers

Popstar Jay Chou has maintained his iron-grip on the top spot as the highest-earning singer in Taiwan so far this year. According to the latest tally from the Apple Daily, Chou banked $790 million NT...Continue reading