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Welcome to our first live show on the Internet!  We taped this live with a chat room audience starting at around 11 p.m. Seoul time on December 31st, 2008.  It was so fun that I think we’ll do these live shows more often.

This show, in order to get it out for folks who want to listen to it quickly, is coming out pretty much raw, like the Christmas episode.  Next week we’ll have more of those wonderful squeaky clean polished produced SeoulPodcasts that you demand.

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2008

PANELISTS
Regina Walton (Where the Hell Am I?)

Aaron Shearin

MAIN TOPIC

Nathan’s (Korea Beat) Top Fifteen 2008 Stories (Korea Herald)

Michael Hurt’s Top Five 2008 Stories

Brian’s Top Fifteen 2008 Stories (Korea Herald)

Marmot’s Top Fifteen 2008 Stories (Korea Herald)

(just a note to our listeners that we are safe from this disaster)

Podango Won’t Make It to 2009 and Neither Will Your Data

NEWS AND STUFF

T-Money Goes National

Activists: Too Many Sex Criminals Avoiding Prison

Two Korean Internet Portal Giants Prosecuted for Aiding Copyright Infringement

 

THINGS THAT MAKE YOU GO WHAA?

“Star King,” Kang Ho-dong, sued for having a tightrope-walking dog.

So a Bundang hagwon is advertising itself as the State Univeresity of New York?

Korea to Get Own Smithsonian?

Korean English Teacher Writes Novel of the ESL Classroom

…complaining that she’s not allowed to hit her students

So it’s not just me then?

Torgodevil’s apt response to the “beat them all to hell” 6th grade teacher novel

Korean Holiday Custom: Never an empty wallet

The very definition of cognitive dissonance. . .

Great Engrish in a classy Spanish restaurant

EXPAT COMMUNITY

Jet lag

Cat and David from SeoulLife.net have officially left Korea.

A very Suncheon Christmas.

Korea Opens Door to English Teachers from India, Philippines, Etc.

Requirements will be much stricter for the “non-native” speakers, however – they’ll need a degree in English and teaching licenses.

All Foreigners to Be Fingerprinted from 2010

 

TIME WASTERS OF THE WEEK

What all the kids are hoping to see in their stockings this Christmas

Ask An Internet Comment Troll

Korean Think-Tank Traces Every Single Thing Wrong With Korea to Japan

Particularly like the problem-solving flow chart

Dokdo Shoe

PLUGS
Buy Us a Beer
GoToMyPC
Ex-Pat Living (The Korea Herald)
ESL Planet Recruiting
SEOUL Magazine
ZenKimchi.com
KOTESOL

MUSIC
Main Theme — Ben McPherson – “2wksnyc”
JayB-Productions (Suriama)
Ben McPherson
Byron Scullin
hairclub fo men
Bit Rationale