Coffee and World
Coffee and World is a new global affairs series for both the casually informed and the seriously informed wonk. Co-hosted by Damien Ma and Sofia Ferigolli, each episode moves beyond headlines to excavate the underexamined trends and overlooked issues that have broad global impacts that you may not have expected.
In this series, you will discover anecdotes from experts, journalists, and practitioners on the front lines of grappling with China’s reemergence. As amusing as these stories are, each yields an insight that could well surprise, delight, or provoke thought on how the Asian giant is shaping the world around it.
Hao Wu on the "Loser Generation" in China
Hao Wu shares his experience with China's "loser generation" through filming a dystopian digital world (6:12 mins)
Damao Zhong on Trailblazing Chengdu Cuisine
Damao tells about her elusive search across America for a popular Sichuanese ingredient (5:15 mins)
Houze Song on a Hit-and-Run Turned Teaching Moment
Houze reveals how a hit-and-run and a culture of no vacation-taking have to do with the resilience of the Chinese economy (5 mins)
Matt Sheehan on Splitting His Pants Open at the NPC
Matt recounts how he split his pants while asking Premier Li Keqiang a question at his first NPC presser (5:22 mins)
Maria Repnikova on Her Mistaken Identity in Ethiopia
Maria tells what her mistaken identity as “Chinese” says about China’s relationship with Ethiopia (4:30 mins)
Jiayang Fan on Her Childhood in Chongqing
Jiayang reminisces about her childhood in Chongqing, when she thought chocolate was its own brand of candy (4:00 mins)