Embracing the Panda

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In the very last episode of ETP, the panda pals reflect on some of the biggest highlights during their time in China, saying goodbye to Chinese friends, the culture of gift-giving, and airplane food(?). Thanks for following us over the years as
This week the crew talks through Carrie's deception toward a local friend, Christa goes off the rails, and the gang shares some hot tips for how to get out of paying for public transportation. Oh and we talk about expressions of love with our C
On this episode the panda pals share a gaggle of unique "buffalo" stories, talk about a new food delivery restaurant trend, hear from our Chinese friends about when they stopped sharing a bedroom with their parents, and oh so much more.
On this episode, the panda crew talks about their various China hospital experiences, Christa and Carrie give fool-proof home remedy medical advice, students talk about what they want the world to know about China, and the new segment, "Last Wo
On this episode of Embracing the Panda, we introduce our NEW segment, Pandapinion! The gang also talks about Chinese emo sub-culture, the challenge of rolling a taxi window down, blind dates, and oh so much more.
Did you think we were done!? Well, we did too, but then Embracing the Panda added a new cast member and we're up for another season. It's going to be good! In this episode of Embracing the Panda, we talk about the changing Chinese New Years tra
In this episode of Embracing the Panda, the group (with their Executive Producer as a special guest) discuss their annual university New Year's banquet, the Chinese tradition of "Yuezi" - the month of rest for women after they have a baby, Forb
In this episode of Embracing the Panda, the ladies discuss a toddler's impressive resume, play a game that is incompletely unrelated to China, Christa pitches her new idea for a children's book, and Amanda laments over winter.
In this episode our friend (and living legend) Michael Bumann joins us for High/Low Buffalo, Panda Droppings and more! Bumann also shares what he learned while getting his Master's Degree in Chinese Education (it's fascinating, we promise!).
In the latest episode of Embracing the Panda, the ladies discuss their high/lows for the week, Carrie is distracting, they try and figure out where exactly hot pot came from, and Carrie and Christa come up with a bucket list for Amanda's final
Welcome to Season 3, Panda Pals! In our first episode back, we share our High/Lows from the summer, talk about starting a new school year, and in our news segment, Panda Droppings, we discuss a panda mother who doesn't know she gave birth to tw
In the newest episode of Embracing the Panda Podcast, the ladies discuss Chinese names, Amanda and Carrie talk about what it's like at a Chinese wedding, and Carrie learns how to hum.
In the second episode of season 2, the ladies discuss strange new medicine trends in China, interview their friend Val about the changes in China over the past 10 years, and Amanda shares her experience of living out her worst nightmare as a ge
Welcome to season 2, Panda Pals! Join the ladies as they discuss China's obsession with dogs, Carrie and Christa share highlights from their winter travels, and of course, everyone's favorite segment Pandapologies!
In the final episode of season one, the ladies discuss high/lows of the first season, winter holiday travel experiences, and what it's like to be distracted by Scientology. Also a big secret about season two is revealed.
In the newest episode of Embracing the Panda, the ladies discuss Christmas and talk about weird Christmas traditions popping up across the country. They also share tips on how to navigate through banquets in China (including how to spot potenti
In Episode 6, the ladies are joined by their Executive Producer to play Literally Literal Translations, where they dive into the confusing awesomeness that is the Chinese language. The ladies also discuss parent renting in China, and Christa op
In the fifth episode of Embracing the Panda, the ladies discuss how they spent their Thanksgiving, and share what they are thankful for with Carrie's new game, Wheel of Fortune...Cookie! They also discuss strange university classes in China (hi
The ladies are back! After taking a break to move into their new places, Amanda, Carrie, and Christa discuss tips for moving in a foreign country, China's greatest consumer-driven holiday: Single's Day, and a great interview with their Chinese
In the third episode of Embracing the Panda, the ladies share some of their failures in the classroom, their intense love of cheese, and Carrie apologizes...sorta.
In this episode of Embracing the Panda, the ladies discuss the history of hot water and China's obsession with drinking it, someone has a hard time saying "cholera" and they do ginger shots.
Welcome to the first season of Embracing the Panda Podcast! In our first episode the ladies take some time to introduce one another (and share embarrassing stories in the process), talk about high/lows from the new school year, and discuss weir
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