Asian Cinema Podcasts

Asian Cinema. Asian movies, films, shows, or whatever you want to call this form of delightful entertainment.

There are Podcasts on enjoyable Movies, their genres, the people involved, the cultural impact, and much more.

Whether it’s Asian Cinema, East Asian Cinema, Martial Arts Films, Hong Kong action cinema, Wuxia, classic Kung Fu film, Heroic bloodshed films, Shenmo, or one of the many other genres and types of Asian cinematic experiences.

Shaw Brothers, Golden Harvest, BoB, China Star.

Whatever it might be, Asian Cinema has a special place (or many little places) in our hearts.

Below is a selection of podcasts catering to this fun topic.

If Asian Cinema isn’t your thing, check out our selection of Asian American Podcasts, Martial Arts Podcasts, Chinese History Podcasts, or any of the genres of Podcasts we have listed.

If you know of a Podcast that would be fit in this listing, be sure to Contact Us and let us know!

Thanks, and Enjoy! 🙂 

Asian Cinema Podcasts

Chasing Dramas Podcast
Chasing Dramas Podcast

Chasing Dramas

This one is interesting. A bit of a mix of Asian Cinema, specifically Chinese Drams, and Chinese History! From the creators:

Karen and Cathy explain cultural and historical references episode by episode in popular Chinese historical dramas. Currently discussing The Story of Ming Lan starring Zhao Li Ying and Feng Shao Feng. The podcast is in English with proper nouns and phrases spoken in Mandarin Chinese. Completed dramas/movies include: Empresses in the Palace, The Palace (2013 film), and Mulan (2020 Disney movie).

Kdrama Convos: A Mother Daughter Duo Podcast
Kdrama Convos: A Mother Daughter Duo Podcast

Kdrama Convos: A Mother Daughter Duo

Hi everyone! We’re Maii and Anica, and welcome to Kdrama Convos: A Mother Daughter Duo. We’re a Mom and daughter who love all things Kdrama. Here we’ll talk all about our favorite Asian shows and characters, the amazing actors and actresses, memorable moments, and the best songs. Every now and then we’ll explore the world of Cdramas and J-dramas. Come join the fun as we chat about the hottest actors and the world’s best dramas.

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Strong Asian Lead Podcast
Strong Asian Lead Podcast

Strong Asian Lead Podcast

Interviews and deep discussions with emerging Asian & Pacific Islander in the film/TV & entertainment industry.
Heroic Purgatory: An Asian Cinema Podcast
Heroic Purgatory: An Asian Cinema Podcast

Heroic Purgatory: An Asian Cinema Podcast

A show with reviews and discussions on Asian Cinema
Never Jaded Podcast
Never Jaded Podcast

Never Jaded Podcast

Giving flowers to Asian creators. We talk Asian film, music, pop culture and more. Join us as we discuss the latest and greatest in Asian, Asian-American and other ethnic minority media.

Getting Past the Subtitles Podcast
Getting Past the Subtitles Podcast

Getting Past the Subtitles Podcast

Just like you, we love movies. But, you may not love Asian films as much as we do. We’re here to share our love (or hate) to everyone who’s not exposed to the gold mine of Asian cinema and culture, and if you’re already a fan, why turn us down, right?

We watch, review, and discuss films from a myriad of Asian countries in order to broaden you’re taste and ours. So take a risk, practice you’re reading skills (subtitles), and watch a new movie each week. Support this podcast:

Reel Asian Podcast
Reel Asian Podcast

Reel Asian Podcast

A show focused on Asian and Asian-American related films where each episode presents discussions from a variety of angles, both in the micro- & macro-views of Asian American culture and pop culture.

We analyze and unpack the what, how, and why these films are worth talking about.

Follow on Facebook at fb.com/ReelAsianPodcast | Instagram instagram.com/ReelAsianPodcast

Kung Fu Drive-in Podcast
Kung Fu Drive-in Podcast

Kung Fu Drive-in Podcast

This podcast discusses kung fu and martial arts cinema past, present, and future!

We talk about the art of kung fu as depicted in vintage cinema and thoughout the years. But just remember…

Your kung fu may be good…

But MINE is BETTER

Kung Fu Movie Guide Podcast
Kung Fu Movie Guide Podcast

Kung Fu Movie Guide (KFMG) Podcast

Welcome to the Kung Fu Movie Guide Podcast. Listen to exclusive, in-depth interviews with actors, stunt performers, directors, choreographers and writers discussing their careers and their passion for martial arts cinema. Hosted by Ben Johnson.

Clones Cast Bruceploitation Podcast
Clones Cast Bruceploitation Podcast

The Clones Cast - Bruceploitation Podcast

From the Far East, to the great West, the podcast that celebrates the red-headed stepchild of the Kung fu genre. Bruceploitation! Hosted my Michael Worth, and Matthew Whitaker.

Heroes Three Podcast
Heroes Three Podcast

Heroes Three · Adventures in Asian Cinema

Hosted bi-weekly by Matthew, Marty and Carlos – three heroes chronicling an exciting world of action.

Crouching Tiger Hidden Podcast
Crouching Tiger Hidden Podcast

Crouching Tiger Hidden Podcast

A Podcast dedicated to discussing Martial Arts cinema both older and contemporary.

Action Film Autopsy
Action Film Autopsy

Action Movie Autopsy

Love good action films? Frustrated there aren’t more?

So is author/screenwriter/studio & network consultant/professor Ric Meyers (Films of Fury: The Kung Fu Movie Movie)!

So every fortnight he and his action/actor/artist/animator pals yell about what’s wrong, what’s right, what’s good, what’s bad, and, most importantly, how to make it all better!

Asian Cinema Fusion Podcast
Asian Cinema Fusion Podcast

Asian Cinema Fusion

This Podcast is no longer Live. However, there is still a collection of great content to be enjoyed.

Reviews of Asian Films

Podcast on Fire Network
Podcast on Fire Network

Podcast On Fire Network

The Podcast On Fire Network aims to provide a large, continually expanding overview of Asian cinema.

On the flagship show, Podcast On Fire (see below), the big guns out of Hong Kong cinema gets a spotlight through discussion and review while the remainder of the network shows gives you insight into Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese cinema and the history of adult oriented Hong Kong cinema!

Podcast on Fire Network
Podcast on Fire Show

Podcast on Fire Show

The flagship show of the Podcast On Fire Network covers classic Hong Kong cinema, everything from Bruce Lee to Jackie Chan, John Woo and Jet Li!

Featuring in depth discussions with an aura of fun, this is your primary stop in the podcast world for classic Hong Kong cinema!

Podcast on Fire Network
Golden Ninja Podcast

Golden Ninja Podcast (Podcast on Fire Network)

This Podcast is no longer Live. However, there is still a collection of great content to be enjoyed.

Learn all about the golden ninja empire, Godfrey Ho, IFD Films & Arts Limited and Richard Harrison!

Podcast on Fire Network
The Director's Series

The Director’s Series (Podcast on Fire Network)

Featuring in-depth reviews and thoughts on classic and maybe not so classic directors that in their own way played an important part in shaping Hong Kong cinema.

Podcast on Fire Network
Taiwan Noir Podcast

Taiwan Noir (Podcast on Fire Network)

Taiwan Noir highlights the forgotten Taiwanese cinema of yesteryear.

Podcast on Fire Network
What's Korean Cinema

What’s Korean Cinema? (Podcast on Fire Network)

What’s Korean Cinema?

This podcast asks the question. And although it possibly doesn’t answer it, it does gather a cast of experts for an in-depth look at defining works of Korean cinema… Even North!

Podcast on Fire Network
Japan on Fire Podcast

Japan on Fire (Podcast on Fire Network)

This Podcast is no longer Live. However, there is still a collection of great content to be enjoyed.

Japan On Fire puts a spotlight on the known and personal favourites of the hosts as well as providing a journey of discovery for the hosts and the listeners!

Everything from Kaiju, J-horror to anime!

East Screen West Screen Podcast
East Screen West Screen Podcast

East Screen West Screen

East Screen West Screen: Join hosts Paul Fox and Kevin Ma as the talk film from the Fragrant Harbor (Hong Kong).

Each show will focus on news and reviews from Hong Kong, Asia, and abroad.

With occasional guests, interviews, and more, it’s audio food for the Asian-film lover.

Asian Cinema Film Club Podcast
Asian Cinema Film Club Podcast

Asian Cinema Film Club

Elwood and Stephen attempt to provide an introduction to Asian cinema, with each episode focusing on a different film along with further recommendations.

The Asian Actioncast
The Asian Actioncast

The Asian Action Cast

Your number one source for Asian Action films and jokes about the perils of Hong Kong stuntmen!
Hero Hero Ghost Show Podcast
Hero Hero Ghost Show

Hero Hero Ghost Show!

An examination of Asian horror films and culture.

Blade Licking Thieves Podcast
Blade Licking Thieves Podcast

Blade Licking Thieves

Join us as we lick our blades, banter and ramble on, and provide in-depth reviews of some of our favorite (and not so favorite) Anime, Kaiju, Martial Arts, Chanbara, and Asian films. More than just sword-wielders!

You can find out more about our show, all of our previous episodes, and our show notes on our website.

Asian Oscar Bait Podcast
Asian Oscar Bait Podcast

Asian Oscar Bait

This Podcast is no longer Live. However, there is still a collection of great content to be enjoyed.

Telling true stories of Asians throughout history – and pitching them to Hollywood.

The Asia-Hollywood Greenlight Podcast
The Asia-Hollywood Greenlight Podcast

The Asia-Hollywood Greenlight

The Asia-Hollywood Greenlight is a podcast about creating and distributing content for both Hollywood and Asia. I interview film and TV professionals who share their insight which will guide you on how to get your own projects green lit. The Asia-Hollywood Greenlight aims to promote collaboration between the East and West.

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