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If I Knew You Better

Dec 31, 2019

We’re coming off an extended hiatus and looking forward to a great 2020 of new shows. This week, I sit down with KEVIN GEIGER again for a special New Years Eve edition of the two-man jam we call the Fretful Laowai Radio Hour. Enjoy the show, and please join me NEXT week when I interview…my Mom. Happy New Year!


Oct 26, 2019

October’s solo episode of the show could be called “If You Knew ME Better”. This is a very candid and revealing one, as I share details about my father and his life that I never have publicly; *trigger warning* for those sensitive to stories of domestic violence that you might want to skip the second half of this...


Sep 27, 2019

KEN LEE has been working with Michael Wiese and his production / consulting / publishing company from almost the very beginning. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Ken met Michael through a friend’s referral, and several hours into their first lunch together they joined forces. We talk about the stories behind many...


Sep 21, 2019

This week I’m cross-posting an 8-minute shortie episode to both “If I Knew You Better” and my original, retired podcast “Big Fish in the Middle Kingdom”. There are THREE recent episodes of my other show, “How China Works” (co-hosted with Yingying Li), that I really don’t want you to miss. Check out those...


Sep 12, 2019

Returning Champion KEVIN GEIGER swings back by the studio to have an unfiltered chat about, among other things: spinning plates, Brexits big & small, the comedy & tragedy of film financing, the care & feeding of billionaires, the ever-changing China mental map, plus Brendan’s upcoming speaking engagement in Vegas,...