The Podcast that discusses Chinese History and Culture through Historical Chinese Dramas and chase Chinese dramas as they air

Podcast Format

Chasing Dramas is in English with proper nouns and certain Chinese phrases spoken in Mandarin Chinese. 



Chinese Historical Drama Episode by Episode Recap

The core series to the podcast, the hosts follow each episode of a historical Chinese drama to analyze Chinese culture and history. Each podcast episode includes a drama episode recap and then discusses culture and history portrayed in the episode. 


Drama Updates

A brief summary of popular Chinese dramas airing each month


In The Know

The hosts keep you up to date on the biggest Chinese entertainment news as they break!


Drama Reviews 

Recorded episodes of Chinese drama reviews also available in written form on the “Reviews” tab

The hit 2018 drama that created a craze around Song Dynasty and helped reintroduce the green wedding dress.

The Story of Ming Lan – Complete

Set during the Northern Song Dynasty, the drama follows the story of Ming Lan, an unfavored daughter of a low ranking official, as she tries to abide by strict societal rules while also trying to navigate the complex political and familial webs of her and her husband’s family. The podcast goes over Song Dynasty history under Song Ren Zong and Song Ying Zong’s reign.

The smash 2011 drama that catapulted many of its stars to the A-list, this drama is a classic that is still wildly popular today.

Empresses in the Palace – Complete

Set during the reign of Emperor Yong Zheng during the Qing Dynasty, the young woman Zhen Huan enters the palace and becomes a concubine in the Emperor’s harem. The drama follows her life with all its trials and tribulations from a young, naïve, concubine to the Empress Dowager of China. 

This podcast covers key Qing Dynasty political officials and policies during Yong Zheng’s reign as well as the customs of the imperial harem.