Saga Ringmar

journalist

The Baejing Podcast

I currently host and produce a podcast called the Baejing Podcast, an expat-podcast that interviews Beijing-based experts on issues that concern China …. and the rest of the world, too. Some of our guests include Mary Peng, the owner of the Beijing animal shelter ICVS on animal rights in China, the dog meat trade and the pet industry and Paul French, author of the New York Times Bestseller Midnight in Peking, on why China was so much cooler in the 1920s.

Listen to us for free here on itunes, stitcher, hassle free here on Buzzsprout, find us through our rss feed, or look up “The Baejing Podcast” on any podcast app. It is really that simple.

Episode 3: The One With Advertisers and Marketers

In this episode, we talk to the most mysterious people on planet earth: advertisers and marketers of today. Our first guest is the creative Tory Benyon, who is a marketing executive over at the Mosto Group that covers Moka Bros, La Social and Mosto here in Beijing. While our second is Charlie Sampson, an incredibly experienced advertising specialist and former CEO of huge creative firms Saatchi & Saatchi and Y&R in China. From tattoo parties to Toyota misunderstandings, these are the people that create everything we know about the brands we love, and here they tell us what really goes on behind the scenes. Music: Dougie Wood – Sax Attack

Episode 2: The One Where the Fashion Industry Ruins the World.

In this episode, we talk to Rosie, a former fashion buyer who worked in the UK and in China. Rosie tells us all about the horrors of the world she was once part of, lets us know just how much water is used for a single pair of jeans (and it is more than you think), and shares her experiences working with factories. We also try, and somewhat fail, to solve the entire fast fashion industry crisis, but find ways to make a difference as individuals.

Episode 1: The One Where Pets Need Our Help. 

In our first ever episode, we talk to Mary Peng, the founder of International Centre for Veterinary Services (ICVS), about pet welfare, the meat trade industry, animal protection and laws. We also hear a little bit of a segment from the Ellen Show where Will Smith chats about the pets he adopted from no place other than Beijing, and go to visit the cutest pups known to man.

Pilot Episode

Hello BaeJingers! Here’s a sneak peek of our brand new podcast that explores Beijing-related themes in order to learn more about the world. Our names are Saga and Anya, and we can’t wait to share the rest of our BaeJing stories with you.

The Beijinger also wrote about our podcast here. Sound Design: Will Yen Music: Dougie Wood – Sax Attack.