Romance of the Three Kingdoms Podcast
Announcement: 2 Podcast Interviews

Announcement: 2 Podcast Interviews

August 23, 2020

I recently did two interviews on other podcasts. The first is the Mandarin Slang Guide podcast, where we talked about some common Chinese expressions that had their roots in the characters and stories of the Three Kingdoms era. The second one is Journey to the West: The Podcast, where we had a long chat about classic Chinese novels and their cultural significance, including the Romance of the Three Kingdoms, the Water Margin, and of course, Journey to the West. Have a listen, and also check out the other episodes on those podcasts, too. If you like what I'm doing, you might be interested in those shows as well.

Announcement: Ask Me Anything on Dec. 16

Announcement: Ask Me Anything on Dec. 16

November 22, 2019

If you have questions about the how's and why's of this podcast, or my thoughts on podcasting in general, post them at the Ask Me Anything hosted by WhatPods on December 16 at https://whatpods.com/show-development/ama/john-zhu.

Update: Videos on Three Kingdoms Warlords

Update: Videos on Three Kingdoms Warlords

May 19, 2019

I recently collaborated with the YouTube channel Invicta History on three videos about Three Kingdoms warlords. The videos were sponsored by Creative Assembly as part of the promotion for its new game Total War: Three Kingdoms. My role in the project was to provide research and record the narration for the videos. We covered Dong Zhuo, Cao Cao, and Liu Bei. It was a fun project. All three videos are out now, so have a look.

Update: Appearance on “Total War” Podcast

Update: Appearance on “Total War” Podcast

May 1, 2019

Back in February, I took part in a podcast conversation on the Invicta History YouTube channel with the host, Julien, and Peter Stewart, a writer from the team producing the coming “Total War: Three Kingdoms” game. We chatted for more than an hour, geeking out over the history of the Three Kingdoms period, the novel based on it, and how all of that is handled in the game. It was a fun conversation, and it was interesting for me to hear how the team worked to capture the essence of the story in the game. Have a listen.

Update: Water Margin Podcast Launch; Three Kingdoms Miscellany

Update: Water Margin Podcast Launch; Three Kingdoms Miscellany

January 7, 2019

An announcement about my new podcast project, and an update on a couple things I've been doing with the Three Kingdoms Podcast.

3 Kingdoms 154: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

3 Kingdoms 154: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

May 14, 2018

A reflection on this four-year ride, and a glimpse of things to come.

3 Kingdoms Supplemental 020: Carousel of Characters

3 Kingdoms Supplemental 020: Carousel of Characters

May 9, 2018

A rapid-fire look at a bunch of supporting players in the novel.

3 Kingdoms 153: Podcasts Under Heaven …

3 Kingdoms 153: Podcasts Under Heaven …

May 7, 2018

One hundred and fifty-three episodes later, we have finally reached the “long divided, must unite” part of the novel.

3 Kingdoms Supplemental 019: Food

3 Kingdoms Supplemental 019: Food

May 2, 2018

A look at what they ate and drank during the Three Kingdoms era.

3 Kingdoms 152: Mutual Loathing and Admiration

3 Kingdoms 152: Mutual Loathing and Admiration

April 30, 2018

While their respective states are sizing each other up for conquest, the Jin and Wu commanders at the borders are getting along famously.

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