Romance of the Three Kingdoms Podcast

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This podcast tells the classic Chinese novel"Romance of the Three Kingdoms" in a way that's more accessible to Western audiences. Check out the website, 3kingdomspodcast.com, for supplemental material such as maps, transcripts, and graphs of key characters and relationships.

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Website
http://www.3kingdomspodcast.com
Description
Retelling A Chinese Classic
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-11-10 10:55
last episode published
2019-05-18 01:48
publication frequency
10.36 days
Contributors
John Zhu owner   author  
Explicit
false
Number of Episodes
181
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Categories
Society & Culture History Literature Arts

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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
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Videos on Three Kingdoms Warlords

Check out three videos I worked on about Three Kingdoms warlords, sponsored by the creators of the upcoming Total War: Three Kingdoms video game.
John Zhu author
1.05.2019 http://www.3kingdomspodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/powerpress/rotk_album_art_square_3000.jpg

Appearance on Podcast about “Total War: Three Kingdoms”

A conversation about the historical era, the novel, and the video game. Continue reading “Appearance on Podcast about “Total War: Three Kingdoms””…
John Zhu author
7.01.2019 http://www.3kingdomspodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/powerpress/rotk_album_art_square_3000.jpg

Update: Water Margin Podcast Launch; Three Kingdoms Miscellany

An announcement about my new podcast project, and an update on a couple things I've been doing with the Three Kingdoms Podcast.
John Zhu author
14.05.2018 http://www.3kingdomspodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/powerpress/rotk_album_art_square_3000.jpg

Episode 154: Looking Back, Looking Ahead - Romance of the Three Kingdoms Podcast

A reflection on this four-year ride, and a glimpse of things to come.
John Zhu author
9.05.2018 http://www.3kingdomspodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/powerpress/rotk_album_art_square_3000.jpg

Supplemental Episode 020: Carousel of Characters - Romance of the Three Kingdoms Podcast

A rapid-fire look at a bunch of supporting players in the novel.
John Zhu author
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Episode 153: Podcasts Under Heaven … - Romance of the Three Kingdoms Podcast

One hundred and fifty-three episodes later, we have finally reached the "long divided, must unite" part of the novel.
John Zhu author
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Supplemental Episode 019: Three Kingdoms Food - Romance of the Three Kingdoms Podcast

A look at what they ate and drank during the Three Kingdoms era.
John Zhu author
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Episode 152: Mutual Loathing and Admiration - Romance of the Three Kingdoms Podcast

While their respective states are sizing each other up for conquest, the Jin and Wu commanders at the borders are getting along famously.
John Zhu author
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Episode 151: How Quickly They Forget - Romance of the Three Kingdoms Podcast

Sure I just lost my kingdom, but look at all the fun stuff they have in the Wei capital!
John Zhu author
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Supplemental Episode 018: Sima Yi, Fact and Fiction - Romance of the Three Kingdoms Podcast

We look at the architect of the Sima clan's rise to power.
John Zhu author
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Episode 150: Ulterior Motives - Romance of the Three Kingdoms Podcast

Everyone has a hidden agenda, except maybe for the guy suspected of hatching an insurrection. (Note: Special guest narrator this week)
John Zhu author
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Episode 149: We Ain’t No Fortunate Sons - Romance of the Three Kingdoms Podcast

A Shu commander tries to live up to his father's legacy, while a Shu prince refuses to follow his father's example.
John Zhu author
28.03.2018 http://www.3kingdomspodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/powerpress/rotk_album_art_square_3000.jpg

Supplemental Episode 017: Sun Quan, Fact and Fiction - Romance of the Three Kingdoms Podcast

A dive into the real life of the guy who ran the family business for 50-plus years.
John Zhu author
19.03.2018 http://www.3kingdomspodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/powerpress/rotk_album_art_square_3000.jpg

Episode 148: Ain’t No Mountain High Enough - Romance of the Three Kingdoms Podcast

While Jiang Wei scrambles to mount a last-ditch defense, his old nemesis searches for a way to go around his roadblock.
John Zhu author
14.03.2018 http://www.3kingdomspodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/powerpress/rotk_album_art_square_3000.jpg

Supplemental Episode 016: Learning to Delegate - Romance of the Three Kingdoms Podcast

Meet two statesmen who really mastered the art of saying, "That's not in my job description."
John Zhu author
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Episode 147: The Empire Strikes Back - Romance of the Three Kingdoms Podcast

Tired of Shu's perpetual encroachment on its borders, Wei decides to take the fight to its nemesis.
John Zhu author
5.03.2018 http://www.3kingdomspodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/powerpress/rotk_album_art_square_3000.jpg

Episode 146: Pyrrhic Victory - Romance of the Three Kingdoms Podcast

Jiang Wei finally gets the better of Deng Ai, but even that ends up backfiring.
John Zhu author
19.02.2018 http://www.3kingdomspodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/powerpress/rotk_album_art_square_3000.jpg

Episode 145: Even More Chaos at Court - Romance of the Three Kingdoms Podcast

Discord between lord and vassal simmers in the court of Shu, while things boil over in the court of Wei.
John Zhu author
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Episode 144: Chaos at Court - Romance of the Three Kingdoms Podcast

While the Shu and Wei continue to slug it out in the West, the kingdom of Wu deals with internal unrest at the highest level.
John Zhu author
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Episode 143: How the Southeast Was Won, Again - Romance of the Three Kingdoms Podcast

Sima Zhao takes the emperor on a buddy road trip to put down another insurgence in a particularly troublesome part of the kingdom.
John Zhu author
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Episode 142: Mildly Wild West - Romance of the Three Kingdoms Podcast

Oh look: Another Northern campaign by the kingdom of Shu. Yawn.
John Zhu author
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Supplemental Episode 015: Zhuge Liang, Fact and Fiction - Romance of the Three Kingdoms Podcast

We say so long to the novel's pivotal player and wonder if he was really the genius the book made him out to be.
John Zhu author
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Episode 141: I Would Give My Left Eye for Google Maps! - Romance of the Three Kingdoms Podcast

A couple generals down South stir up trouble for Sima Shi. Now if only their forces knew the way to his camp ....
John Zhu author
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Episode 140: A Familiar Script - Romance of the Three Kingdoms Podcast

Jiang Wei's Northern invasion meets the same fate as Zhuge Liang's, while Sima Shi borrows a few pages from Cao Cao's playbook for how to deal with imperial puppets who don't know their place.
John Zhu author
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Episode 139: Chaos in the South - Romance of the Three Kingdoms Podcast

Things go well for the kingdom of Wu and its political leader ... until they bite off more than they can chew.
John Zhu author
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Episode 138: North by Northwest - Romance of the Three Kingdoms Podcast

Aided by an unexpected defection, Jiang Wei restarts the Northern campaigns by setting his sights first on the Northwest.
John Zhu author
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Episode 137: Coups Are Back in Vogue - Romance of the Three Kingdoms Podcast

It's been a while since someone made a play to seize power from within. That changes this week.
John Zhu author
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Episode 136: King in the North - Romance of the Three Kingdoms Podcast

A new threat emerges on Wei's northeastern borders, and he is just as bad at battle strategy as Jon Snow.
John Zhu author
20.11.2017

Episode 135: Pursuit of Immortality - Romance of the Three Kingdoms Podcast

While Zhuge Liang sails off into eternal fame, the Wei emperor Cao Rui goes in search of eternal youth.
John Zhu author
13.11.2017

Episode 134: The Shu Hits the Fan - Romance of the Three Kingdoms Podcast

The death of its indispensable man is just the start of the Riverlands' troubles.
John Zhu author
30.10.2017

Episode 133: When It Rains … - Romance of the Three Kingdoms Podcast

A stunning turn of events in the showdown between Zhuge Liang and Sima Yi.
John Zhu author
23.10.2017

Episode 132: Intellectual Property Theft Does Not Pay - Romance of the Three Kingdoms Podcast

Again and again, Sima Yi is made to rue the day he stole Zhuge Liang's invention.
John Zhu author
18.10.2017

Supplemental Episode 014: It’s Just A Flesh Wound - Romance of the Three Kingdoms Podcast

We delve into the story of the one-armed assassin and the guy who kicked his butt AFTER being assassinated.
John Zhu author
16.10.2017

Episode 131: Wooden Oxens, Gliding Horses, and Copycats - Romance of the Three Kingdoms Podcast

Zhuge Liang and Sima Yi match wits over the latest in wheelbarrow technology.
John Zhu author
2.10.2017

Episode 130: Goin’ Down the Only Road I’ve Ever Known - Romance of the Three Kingdoms Podcast

After another promising Northern campaign gets short-circuited, Zhuge Liang prays to his former lord for the strength to carry on, because he's made up his mind and he ain't wasting no more time.
John Zhu author
25.09.2017

Episode 129: You Called Me Back for This?!! - Romance of the Three Kingdoms Podcast

Just as he was getting into a groove, Zhuge Liang is rudely interrupted in the field by an urgent dispatch from his emperor.
John Zhu author
20.09.2017

Supplemental Episode 013: Getting Sneaky - Romance of the Three Kingdoms Podcast

A brief explanation of the story behind the most famous secret crossing in Chinese history.
John Zhu author
18.09.2017

Episode 128: Smackdowns and Smack Talk - Romance of the Three Kingdoms Podcast

You've seen Zhuge Liang kill someone with just his tongue. Now watch him kill someone with the written word.
John Zhu author
4.09.2017

Episode 127: A Familiar Script - Romance of the Three Kingdoms Podcast

Zhuge Liang's third Northern expedition gets off to a promising start, but what else is new?
John Zhu author
28.08.2017

Episode 126: Putting the “Three” in Three Kingdoms - Romance of the Three Kingdoms Podcast

Did you know that we had actually been rolling with just two official kingdoms all this time? Well, Sun Quan will fix that this week.
John Zhu author
21.08.2017

Episode 125: Smoke and Mirrors - Romance of the Three Kingdoms Podcast

Zhuge Liang toys with Cao Zhen time and again on his second Northern expedition.
John Zhu author
9.08.2017

Supplemental Episode 012: Liu Bei, Fact and Fiction - Romance of the Three Kingdoms Podcast

We delve into the life and career of the real Liu Bei to see if he is really as virtuous as the novel made him out to be (spoiler alert: No one can be as virtuous as the novel made Liu Bei out to be).
John Zhu author
7.08.2017

Episode 124: Losing An Arm and A Pillar - Romance of the Three Kingdoms Podcast

Zhuge Liang prepares to take another shot at Wei, but one old friend will not be joining him.
John Zhu author
31.07.2017

Episode 123: The Price of Ignoring Good Advice - Romance of the Three Kingdoms Podcast

While Zhuge Liang picks up the pieces after his aborted Northern campaign, a Wei commander falls for a trick from the South.
John Zhu author
24.07.2017

Episode 122: If You Know that I Know that You Know that I’m Bluffing … - Romance of the Three Kingdoms Podcast

When his campaign takes a drastic turn for the worse, Zhuge Liang is forced to resort to a desperate gamble.
John Zhu author
10.07.2017

Episode 121: The Worst-Kept Secret - Romance of the Three Kingdoms Podcast

Meng Da totally misses the point of a SECRET rebellion. Can Zhuge Liang's advice help him pull it off anyway?
John Zhu author
3.07.2017

Episode 120: The Enemy Within - Romance of the Three Kingdoms Podcast

While the Wei forces have their hands full with Zhuge Liang along the border, a new threat lurks deep inside their territory. Transcript Map of Key Locations Graph of Key Characters and Relationships Transcript PDF version Welcome to the Romance of the...
John Zhu author
26.06.2017

Episode 119: Gluttons for Punishment - Romance of the Three Kingdoms Podcast

Wei forces sent to stop Zhuge Liang first try to out-talk him, and then try again to outsmart him. Transcript Map of Key Locations Graph of Key Characters and Relationships Transcript PDF version Welcome to the Romance of the Three Kingdoms Podcast. Th...
John Zhu author
12.06.2017

Episode 118: Yes, Let’s Try to Outsmart Zhuge Liang - Romance of the Three Kingdoms Podcast

Matching wits with Zhuge Liang sounds like a horrible idea, but that won't stop multiple Wei officers from trying.
John Zhu author
5.06.2017

Episode 117: Go North, Old Man - Romance of the Three Kingdoms Podcast

Zhuge Liang sends a 70-something general and a tax collector to lead the way for his Northern expedition.
John Zhu author