178 Jules Hannaford | All Paths Led to Hong Kong

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Here’s the Recap:

Jules Hannaford is an interesting woman. For the past 18 years she has been living in Hong Kong, despite being a natural born Australian. She wrote a book titled “Fool Me Twice,” detailing her dangerous experiences in the online dating scene, and how others can avoid what happened to her. For nearly a year now, she has hosted the podcast “Hong Kong Confidential,” interviewing interesting Hong Kong denizens about the ins and outs of the city.

I was lucky enough to interview Jules for this episode. She told me about the various podcasts that inspired her to create her podcast. She talks about how Chinese culture views mental health and sexuality, and how they’ve adopted a “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. Finally Jules shares with me how she finds her guests, and where she hopes she will wind up in the future

What We Covered:

  • 02:00 – How Harry met Jules
  • 07:15 – The podcasts that inspired Jules to create her own podcast
  • 13:00 – The trigger that caused Jules to create “Hong Kong Confidential”
  • 17:30 – How Chinese culture doesn’t acknowledge mental health and sexuality
  • 20:00 – True crime podcasts
  • 25:00 – Learning from the podcasters who have mastered the field
  • 29:20 – How Jules went from Australia to Hong Kong
  • 34:00 – Jules’ book “Fool Me Twice”
  • 39:20 – How Jules has grown as a podcast interviewer
  • 43:20 – The people Jules interviews for her podcast
  • 50:00 – The future Jules sees for herself
  • 53:00 – How Jules stopped caring about what other people think


Links Mentioned

Hong Kong Confidential

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