A multilingual podcast in French and Mandarin
Bonjour! 你好! The first multilingual podcast in French and Mandarin from Ghost Island Media has been launched: a celebration of culture and friendship, 法台漫遊 Balades Culturelles Franco-Taïwanaises talks with French artists who have worked in Taiwan. It’s a branded project with the Bureau Français De Taipei with the support of Institut Français; both French and Mandarin versions of each episode are in the same RSS feed. (Podcast consumption in France grew significantly last year).
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