Have you ever had to create your own path to succeed at something? That is exactly what Venture Capitalist Ryan Shuken did to become fluent in Mandarin Chinese. In fact, he was so successful at it that he ended up being the Lead Interpreter for the Beijing Olympics in 2008 in China. This is a 2 part interview about his amazing language learning story. Come back tomorrow and the day after for the rest of Ryan's inspiring language story.
What is happening on Geopats Podcast this month (November 2019)?
All month I will be doing a range of experimental micro episodes about language. The main focus, as usual in our language show, will be on Mandarin Chinese but I make zero promises to stick to one language. In fact, I fully expect that I will swerve towards and away from other languages throughout the month as well. This experimentation is part of National Podcast Posting Month, NaPodPoMo (it's international really but it started nationally in the U.S. many years ago so the name stuck) http://napodpomo.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/groups/napodpomo/. Oh, and I will make reference to my language YouTube channel so here is that link as well https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClzR7HySZTVb6g-tSzAhi5A
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This episode was created with:
-Recording space at Red Door Studio in Shanghai, China (which Ryan started)
-My microphone: Samson Q2U
-Auphonic,free online leveling software
- Producer, Editor, & Host: Stephanie (Gmail: stephfuccio or WeChat: stephfuccio)
-Music courtesy of Damon Castillo. Today's song is "Headed For A Breakdown" from their Mess of Me album. https://www.damoncastillo.com/
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Serial expat who loves diving into the communicative messiness of a global life.