SeoulPodcast #48: One Year Birthday Show

SeoulPodcast #48: One Year Birthday Show

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Nationalism.

MAIN TOPIC

Various countdowns about favorite, oddest and most popular moments in the past year

At the end, we have a good series of clips encompassing the whole year.

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Aaron Shearin
Naomi Neckoway
Chae An
Kevin R.
Otto Silver

Drinking Buddies
(those who have bought us beers)
Mary Campbell
Mimi Snider
Elton Fry
Therese MacSeain

Toast to Absent Friends

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NEXT WEEK
Charles Lashure (Liminality… the space in between)

MUSIC
Main Theme — Ben McPherson – “2wksnyc”
Job of the Week — Bit Rationale – “Orthodox Pleasure”
Bit Rationale}
Cyberwaste
Jim Tetlow
Kathy Reynolds
MACHINIST
mat rapid
Mike Burgess
Reklein
Salme Dahlstrom
DJ R-Qubed
Chi Weapon
Cooperstone Badge
The Cheebacabra
Joe McPherson
Joe Sibol
Sleaze Patrol
Seraphic Panoply
Sundown Caffeine
curious hands

SeoulPodcast #47: ATEK Answers

SeoulPodcast #47: ATEK Answers

 

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The Poetry of Choi Yong-hearn

The Meiji Restoration by Satusma and Chosu samurai modernized
Your country, then colonized Korea and staged the Pacific War.
Then, two atomic bombs forced your Emperor to surrender and
Brought Liberation to Korea.
But your invitation of Russia at the ending of the Pacific War
Made Korea divided, even now.
You don’t seem guilty of your 40 years’ colonial rule
In the most critical time of the 20th century.

Be ashamed!

Try to restore East Sea on the water between Japan and Korea,
And Dokdo from Liancourt Rocks or Takeshima in all maps
And persuade the world with history:
Tell them the Sea of Japan should be shared with the East Sea in their maps, and
Tell them Dokdo was the legitimate single name.

Interview with Tony Hellmann, Communications Director for the Association for Teachers of Englsih in Korea (ATEK)

ATEK officially launched last week, and questions still brew amongst the expat community.   Joe asks Mr. Hellmann some of the tougher questions the media aren’t asking.

 

NEWS AND STUFF

Four Koreans Killed in Yemen

Twelve people have been arrested in connection with the terrorist attack in Yemen

Has this even been on the radar of average Korean conversation-or in competition with whatever Korea vs. Japan sport is going on?

NK Partially Reopens Border to S. Koreans

The Gaesong industrial complex, the brainchild of the first inter-Korean summit in 2000, is the last remaining reconciliatory project since damaged relations led to the suspension of South Korean tours to North Korea’s scenic and historic spots last year.

Police Investigating Allegations of Abuse of Jang Ja-yeon

Jang Ja-yeon’s Suicide blamed on Abusive Producers and Entertainment Execs

THINGS THAT MAKE YOU GO WHAA?

AIDS-Infected, Panty-Thieving Taxi Driver Had Sex With Countless Women: Police

School Uniforms Getting Shorter in Seoul

Teen Violence Video Shocks Netizens

Mom School warns about overreliance on hagwon – INSIDE JoongAng Daily

Japanese politician wants to buy Jeju.

Is Korea Over-Lawyered?

Hankyoreh: Bad Economy Making Retro Food More Popular

How Not to Get Drunk In Public

Problems at Gwangju mayor’s office, English-language radio station.

smoothies and menstration go together


Smoothie King giving out free maxi pads

 

EXPAT COMMUNITY

E-2 Visa Holders Can Teach at Firms Legally

Illegal Immigrants Sue Government For… Arresting Them?

 

Victim

 

35% of Resident Foreigners Had Unpleasant Travel Experience in Korea

 

YouTube – Wondergirls tribute take 2 greg james sessions soju at the ready

 

TIME WASTERS OF THE WEEK

Cullen Thomas’ Hashish Journey on NatGeo

New Development In Territorial Dispute For Dokdo

Guidespot.com: And You Thought YOUR Hair was Untamed!

Dave The Rapping Flight Attendant [VIDEO]

America [PIC]

PLUGS
Buy Us a Beer

The Supplier
(those who have given us swag)

John Kim

Life of the Party
(those who have donated at least $20)
Aaron Shearin
Naomi Neckoway
Chae An
Kevin R.
Otto Silver

Drinking Buddies
(those who have bought us beers)
Mary Campbell
Mimi Snider
Elton Fry
Therese MacSeain

Toast to Absent Friends

GoToMyPC
Ex-Pat Living (The Korea Herald)
ESL Planet Recruiting
Twitter
SEOUL Magazine
ZenKimchi.com
KOTESOL

NEXT WEEK
One Year Birthday Show

MUSIC
Main Theme — Ben McPherson – “2wksnyc”
News — satya – “Silk Route Album Mix”
Things That Make You Go Whaa? — cjacks – “Candyland”
ExPat Community — Deyo – “Retro90210fun”
Time Wasters of the Week — EV Boyz – “Kickin’ It in Geumchon”
Deyo
Jin Yang Jo-Chung Mori
Chi Weapon
Cooperstone Badge
Sound Assassin
The Cheebacabra
Celtic Fusion

SeoulPodcast #46: The Jeollanam-do in Brian

SeoulPodcast #46: The Jeollanam-do in Brian

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The Council for Korean World Domination

PANELIST
Brian Deutsch (Brian in Jeollanam-do)

NEWS AND STUFF

KORUS FTA ‘Unfair’: Ron Kirk

Protestors Call for Justice for Cambodian Wife

Multicultural Couples Remain on Society’s Margin

Korean Police Pranked at 63 Building

THINGS THAT MAKE YOU GO WHAA?

An-do needs a nickname.

Dok-do, wait…Dok-DON’T island

“Refresh Zones” to deal with overtime, overwork.

Hike in Odeng Prices Lead to Violence

First It Was the Odeng, Now It’s the Banchan

Police Chief Candidate Pledges to Allow Publication of Murderers’ Faces

Nintendo Criticizes Korea for Piracy, Asks US for Help

EXPAT COMMUNITY

Blogging My Trip Back to Cali 😉

Jason Ryan on teaching English in South Korea.

International Marriage in Korea Doubled in Last Six Years

So, Pumashock: When Are You Going To Come To Korea and Make A Killing?

Natalie White’s here.

Chosun Ilbo: Foreign Medical Patients Have Nowhere to Go

 

TIME WASTERS OF THE WEEK

Sorry, Mom

spring flowers like azaleas and forsythias are expected to bloom about a week earlier than last year

Random photos…

caption selling Sangria to us sounded like it might have been written by the guy who usually works for Tourism Korea

English: Catch the disease.

Super Ex

Great Moments in Korean Small Talk

PLUGS
Buy Us a Beer

The Supplier
(those who have given us swag)

John Kim

Life of the Party
(those who have donated at least $20)
Aaron Shearin
Naomi Neckoway
Chae An
Kevin R.
Otto Silver

Drinking Buddies
(those who have bought us beers)
Mary Campbell
Mimi Snider
Elton Fry
Therese MacSeain

Toast to Absent Friends

GoToMyPC
Ex-Pat Living (The Korea Herald)
ESL Planet Recruiting
SEOUL Magazine
ZenKimchi.com
KOTESOL

NEXT WEEK
Peter Gibbons

MUSIC
Main Theme — Ben McPherson – “2wksnyc”
News — satya – “Silk Route Album Mix”
Things That Make You Go Whaa? — cjacks – “Candyland”
Job of the Week — Bit Rationale – “Orthodox Pleasure”
ExPat Community — Deyo – “Retro90210fun”
Time Wasters of the Week — EV Boyz – “Kickin’ It in Geumchon”
Robin Stine
daveski
hairclub fo men
midliFeCrisis
Chi Weapon
Cooperstone Badge
Sound Assassin
The Cheebacabra
Celtic Fusion
MACHINIST
Tripudio
Jim Tetlow
Reklein
Salme Dahlstrom
throcke

SeoulPodcast #45: Karl and Stafford Return

SeoulPodcast #45: Karl and Stafford Return

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The Spanish production of “Hair”

PANELISTS
Karl Mamer (YRAD, The Conspiracy Skeptic)
Stafford Lumsden (The Chosun Bimbo)

MAIN TOPIC

A year out of Korea… now what?

NEWS AND STUFF

Korean Student Stabs White Japanese Teacher in Kiwiland

Feeling Stabby?

Face of the Day

New 50’s

New 50,000 Won Note to Begin Circulation In Korea | ROK Drop

Exorcist killed teenager in Damyang, disposed of corpse in Jindo.

THINGS THAT MAKE YOU GO WHAA?

Cheap name-calling – INSIDE JoongAng Daily
“The main opposition Democratic Party is offering cash rewards to people who insult the administration.”

See See Tee Vee

“Kookmin Bank has all the details of its clients dating back to 1984.”

Another Day, Another Grand Plan to Remake Seoul

Karl’s Music Video Interpretation


Uzbekistani Woman Forced into Sex Slavery in Seoul

EXPAT COMMUNITY

Photo Of The Day

“Intensive Control Period of Foreigners’ Illegal Extracurricular Work for Forced Repatriation”

Teachers band together in South Korea – Guardian Weekly

Here are some ig’nant-ass English teachers in Busan.

Foreign Actors Busted With Drugs

Please Stop Mailing Yourself Drugs

 

TIME WASTERS OF THE WEEK

Rare Video Footage of Old Korea

Language Fail

Roboseyo’s K-blog Of The Month for February ’09…before it runs out. Dongchim.

English Teacher Pee’s His Pants While Students Search for Missing Planet

What Is the Best Food Produced En Masse?

Speaking of Korea and New Zealand….

PLUGS
Buy Us a Beer

The Supplier
(those who have given us swag)

John Kim

Life of the Party
(those who have donated at least $20)
Aaron Shearin
Naomi Neckoway
Chae An
Kevin R.
Otto Silver

Drinking Buddies
(those who have bought us beers)
Mary Campbell
Mimi Snider
Elton Fry
Therese MacSeain

Toast to Absent Friends

GoToMyPC
Ex-Pat Living (The Korea Herald)
ESL Planet Recruiting
Twitter
SEOUL Magazine
ZenKimchi.com
KOTESOL

NEXT WEEK
Brian Deutsch (Brian in Jeollanam-do)

MUSIC
Main Theme — Ben McPherson – “2wksnyc”
News — satya – “Silk Route Album Mix”
Things That Make You Go Whaa? — cjacks – “Candyland”
ExPat Community — Deyo – “Retro90210fun”
Time Wasters of the Week — EV Boyz – “Kickin’ It in Geumchon”
The Eternal
DJ Topshelf
George Wood
Deyo
Ray Sr.
Crush
Joe Sibol
Seraphic Panoply
Sundown Caffeine
Kathy Reynolds
Sara Overall
WeakLazyLiar

SeoulPodcast #44: The Anti-anti-English Spectrum Show

SeoulPodcast #44: The Anti-anti-English Spectrum Show

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The Anti-English Spectrum Detective Agency

PANELISTS
Luke Martin (ROKetship), Rob Ouwehand (Roboseyo, Hub of Sparkle)

MAIN TOPIC

Foreigners hope to teach South Korea dangers of bias (LA Times)

Anti-English Spectrum Dude on ATEK Petition

“Let’s not forget the grudge over Hongdae!”

NEWS AND STUFF

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton given Korean name by the ROK-US Alliance Friendship Society.

The surname “Han,” meaning Korea, is derived from the Korean pronunciation of the letter “H” in the name “Hillary.” With the conferment of the surname, Clinton will become the founder of the “Sejong Han” family. Secretary Clinton is the first “Han” from “Sejong-ro” or Sejong Street, the main street in central Seoul where the U.S. Embassy is located.

The name “Hi-sook” is a combination of two separate Chinese characters. “Hi” stands for “Shining,” while “Sook” is for “Clear.” “We believe that these are the attributes that have led to the appointment of Hillary Clinton as the 67th U.S. Secretary of State. Her clear vision and political insight will make important contributions in setting the stage for peace on the Korean Peninsula,” added Suh.

Waiting for a Killer

Netizens Convicted in Newspaper Boycott Case

Women’s Organizations Compile List of Bad Court Decisions

Seoul Police Lost Counterfeit Money

Fake W10,000 Circulating.

THINGS THAT MAKE YOU GO WHAA?

Young Women Using Wheelchairs to Fool US Immigration: Kukmin Ilbo

“The Westerner working in Korea needs to keep certain philosophic principles in mind.”

–          New Brian drinking game: do a spit take every time he *coughs*

The “English Teachers Are Gang Rapists” TV Show

Get mad. Get real mad.

Sex Tourism from Japan Increasing?

Korean volleyball star turned model available from Japanese prostitution site.

Japan to Korea Tunnel Project Makes Progress

Take the train to Jeju.

Korea Beat › Gangnam Seeking to Attract Medical Tourism

Pic of giant cheeseburger at Hamburger Festival

Seoul is _________.

Which is your favorite?

–          Seoul is Transfer-sounds like they’re saying, “Seoul is harmful.”

Bae Yong-joon coins sell out

Music director defends Boys Before Flowers soundtrack

EXPAT COMMUNITY

“American Kim Kwang Suk” on Star King.

English-language legal services page rates poorly.

Logical Fallacies 한국판

One of our new favorite bloggers gives us a new list

TIME WASTERS OF THE WEEK

YouTube – davemartinband

Bwahahaha! Korean Drug-Related Language Mishap

For My Eyes Only

Eat Your Snack Food

“Not delicious.  Not terrible.  But it’s protein.”

The album cover meme strikes again (I did this a year ago,…

  1. The name of the band is based on a random Wikipedia page.
  2. The last four words of the very last quotation on the Random Quotations page is the title of your album.
  3. The third picture in Flickr’s Interesting Photos From The Last 7 Days will be your album cover.
  4. Use your graphics program of choice to throw them together, and post the result.

existend

whittingdon

podcast-album-winster

PLUGS
Buy Us a Beer

The Supplier
(those who have given us swag)

John Kim

Life of the Party
(those who have donated at least $20)
Aaron Shearin
Naomi Neckoway
Chae An
Kevin R.
Otto Silver

Drinking Buddies
(those who have bought us beers)
Mary Campbell
Mimi Snider
Elton Fry
Therese MacSeain

Toast to Absent Friends

GoToMyPC
Ex-Pat Living (The Korea Herald)
ESL Planet Recruiting
SEOUL Magazine
ZenKimchi.com
KOTESOL

NEXT WEEK
Karl Mamer (and the return of Stafford)