The podcasts, known as Nhan Dan Radio, are available on the Spotify and Apple Podcasts platforms as well as the Nhan Dan website starting from today (September 1).
The show will feature curated short stories that have already been published in various print publications of Nhan Dan in recent years, with two 25-30 minute long episodes each week.
“The launch of the radio channel helps us take advantage of the newspaper’s strength in providing high-quality entertainment and cultural content”, said Nguyen Thanh Phong, head of Nhan Dan Monthly, who is in charge of the new service.
Each story will be supplemented with comments from a reputable literary critic, said Phong
The podcasts will feature the voices of two artists, Le Vi (female voice) and Lam Ngan (male voice).
Nguyen Quang Thieu, Chairman of the Vietnamese Writers’ Association, said the show is a new direction for Nhan Dan, helping to diffuse the humane values of literary works so that readers will become more attached to the newspaper.
For his part, Director of the Authority of Broadcasting and Electronic Information Luu Dinh Phuc praised the show as a new experience through sound where the river of literature will join the flow of current events.
Nhan Dan Radio is expected to cover more topics of culture and arts in the future.