2017 was an amazing year. With so much support from our family, editors (Josh and Anthony, we mean you) and friends, we finally launched our Wǒ Men Podcast, a program that we have been thinking about doing for years.

It has been a magical journey. Every single guest was so generous, and kind enough to open up and share their thoughts and lives with us. In that small studio, we’ve had many deep conversations, touching the part of our hearts that we normally only keep to ourselves. We feel we know each other so much better, even though many of our guests have been long-term friends.

We also really appreciate all the feedback and support that we have received from our audience. Whenever we heard about how our program has helped them to know China better, or about how they’ve been inspired by the thoughts of our guest speakers, we’ve felt so happy and encouraged. This is what keeps us going!

Our editors Anthony Tao and Josh Feola are so amazing. Anthony introduced our program to the Radii platform, and Josh has given us helpful feedback and provided all the support that we’ve needed.

We also want to thank our lovely husbands, who have been our biggest supporters behind the scenes since day one. Yajun’s husband Jeremiah came up with the brilliant name of the podcast, and was also our CTO and IT advisor (unpaid). Jingjing’s husband Nick contributed many great ideas on names, and was the source of ideas for many discussion topics. More importantly, both of them have put up with the loud noise of editing over many days and nights. Nick once mentioned that he could only bear our loud laughter so many times each night. 🙂

Last but not least, despite being friends for years, we have never been so close as we have been since we started planning this podcast. We constantly brainstorm and feed ideas to each other, discover similarities and differences between each other, and keep each other encouraged and inspired.

God, this blurb turned into a long list of appreciation and became so cliché. But if you don’t show your gratitude to the people you care about during such a warm holiday season, when will you?

So to celebrate this wonderful time of the year, we issued a special Christmas episode of the Wǒ Men podcast to share our personal, magical Christmas experiences. We hope this episode will bring some joy and laughter to you on this beautiful Christmas Eve.

Happy holidays, and see you in 2018!

Previous episodes of the Wǒ Men podcast can be found here, and you can find Wǒ Men on iTunes here.

Have thoughts or feedback to share? Want to join the discussion? Write to Yajun and Jingjing at womenpodcast@outlook.com.

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