Two of My Favorite Things

 

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I have lots of favorite things, but two that are right up there on the list are road trips and Chinese history.

Last week I found a way to combine those two loves by listening to episodes of the fantastic China History Podcast while driving across Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana.

If you are  a Chinese history buff or just want an accessible way to learn a bit more, then this podcast is for you.

It is the brainchild of Lazlo Montomery, a businessman from Southern California (not originally, as you can tell by his accent) who started it for the joy of educating people about Chinese history. What’s not to love about that?

On this last road trip, I learned about the Kaifeng Jews, and knocked off the 10-part series on the History of Hong Kong. Trust me…it’s more interesting than you think it might be.

For my next road trip, I’ve got the 8-part History of the Cultural Revolution cued up.

You can listen to the podcasts directly from the website, or subscribe in iTunes.

I would love to have listened to these on our drive to Alaska in June, but Chinese history is NOT one of my sister’s and mom’s favorite things, so they put the kabash on that idea from the get-go.

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4 thoughts on “Two of My Favorite Things

  1. Jo, I’m always interested in your interest regarding China. I’ve gained enormous knowledge about a subject I’ve known very little (and still know very little!). One can sense your excitement and passion in your blogs. Thanks.

  2. Hi Joann, saw the comments about travels through the Midwest. If you ever need a coffee break or a soft bed near Chicago, Jan and I are 1.5 miles off the Torrence Ave exit 80/94 just short of Indiana. We would be honored to have you. Shalom,

    John Klompmaker