South Korea announced that residents who have been vaccinated inside the country don’t need to quarantine for two weeks when they enter the country. Is this the progress we’ve been waiting for?
PLUS–Inside poop on why F-2-7 visa holders can no longer own businesses.
Fugitive astrophysicist Annie Ko is one half of Love X Stereo, along with former punk rocker Toby Hwang, the Seoul electro rock duo’s dreamy kaleidoscope of stellar synthpop anthems have enraptured music festival audiences across Asia, Europe, and North America.
Japan will be releasing water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant into the ocean. Are you ready? Korea sure isn’t. Join us in our talk about the latest K-Tantrum.
April brings beautiful cherry blossoms balanced with the echoing speaker blasts of election campaigns. As with previous elections, this one is full of oddities but also with some hope.
Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig have been held for two years by China as political pawns. Spavor been part of Seoul’s dynamic community. How will this be resolved?
Seoul and Gyeonggi Province required all foreigners to get COVID-19 tests then not sure then sure then backtracked–sort of? We discuss this really weird week in South Korea-Foreigner relations.
Gyeonggi Province is requiring ALL FOREIGNERS to get COVID-19 tests by March 22nd or face fines. Is this for the public good or security theater? Why all foreigners and why only foreigners? How does this contribute to Korea’s history of labeling foreigners as diseased?
The LH scandal
The amazing award-winning film “Minari”
When will the Korean government move the COVID precautions to Level 3? Emma has inside speculations on when it may happen and why it’s taking so long. PLUS the ongoing drama of the Justice Ministry vs. the Prosecutors. And you thought the 2020 American politics were cray-cray.
The Third Wave is here! Emma and Joe update on the latest COVID-19 clusters in Korea. PLUS lots of transportation news.
The Seoul government is aggressively pushing bars to “voluntarily” close on Halloween. This sounds logical, but we all know that there is a weird story behind it.
The Ancient Archives
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.
Interview with Tony Hellmann, Communications Director for the Association for Teachers of Englsih in Korea (ATEK) | Jang Ja-yeon’s Suicide blamed on Abusive Producers and Entertainment Execs
Brian Deutsch (Brian in Jeollanam-do) | Korean Police Pranked at 63 Building | Hike in Odeng Prices Lead to Violence
Karl Mamer (YRAD, The Conspiracy Skeptic),
Stafford Lumsden (The Chosun Bimbo) | A year out of Korea… now what? | Another Day, Another Grand Plan to Remake Seoul
Luke Martin (ROKetship), Rob Ouwehand (Roboseyo, Hub of Sparkle) | Foreigners hope to teach South Korea dangers of bias | The “English Teachers Are Gang Rapists” TV Show
PANELIST: Mark Russell (Korea Pop Wars, Korea Gig Guide, Pop Goes Korea) | The culture wars in Korean pop | Vulgar Pizza Etang commercial? | More UK travellers heading to South Korea – Just the Flight
PANELIST: Daniel Gray (Seoul Eats, TBS eFM) | Can English radio survive in Korea?
Bart Schaneman (The Korea Herald),
Robert Koehler (The Marmot’s Hole),
“Skinny” Steve Ward (Seoul Steves),
Stafford Lumsden (The Chosun Bimbo) | Is the English language media relevant? | Should Killers’ Faces Be Revealed?
This show was recorded live at 4 p.m. Seoul Time on Sunday, February 1st, 2009. It runs approximately 2 hours and 47 minutes. That is a bit long for some listeners. I still suggest you listen to the entire show. It’s the most powerful show we’ve ever released
Panelists: Tony Hellman (Association for Teachers of English in Korea), Stafford Lumsden (The Chosun Bimbo)
Panelists: Craig White (daegupockets.com, Galbi Jim), Stafford Lumsden (The Chosun Bimbo) | Korea’s Lee Under Pressure as Fire Kills Protesters | Hankyoreh: Disabled Sexual Assault Victims “Cry Twice”
PANELISTS: Rachel Hui, Stafford Lumsden (The Chosun Bimbo) | Hong Kong vs. South Korea | Korean Blogger Arrested for… Being Right? | Kang Gi-gap Still Off His Rocker
PANELIST: Rob Titley (Home Brew Korea) | Beer Survival Guide | Rep. Gang Ki-gap: “If I Had a Hammer…”
Regina Walton (Where the Hell Am I?),
Aaron Shearin | Activists: Too Many Sex Criminals Avoiding Prison | “Star King,” Kang Ho-dong, sued for having a tightrope-walking dog.
Namdaemun Fire | Bird Flu | Mad Cow | Parliament Funkadelic | We Love Melamine! | Olympics | The Return of Dokdo | Let’s Protesting!
Michael Hurt (Scribblings of the Metropolitician, Feetman Seoul) | Tips to Avoid Being Assaulted in Korea | You call that a slide?
PANELIST: Therese MacSeain (A Food Journey in Korea) | Expat’s Food Survival Guide (a.k.a., Who Moved My Cheese?) | Hub of Suspended Sentences
Grace Park and Stephanie Maing (Crazy Korean Cooking) | Seoul Street Food: Heart Attack on a Stick 😉 | Konglish Moment: Eye Remover
Robert Koehler (The Marmot’s Hole),
Kim Hogg (Socius),
Derek (The Midnight Runner Podcast),
Jennifer Flinn (Fatman Seoul) | Have the baffling headaches in Korean English education gone unchanged in forty years? Are schools reliable windows into Korean society?
Panelist: Joe (Joe Seoul Man) | Melamine Scandal Kills Pepero Day | Candle-Light Vigil Organizers Arrested
Stafford Lumsden (The Chosun Bimbo),
Regina Walton (Where the Hell Am I, Look to the Stars),
Soutthida (aka lao-ocean-girl),
Rob Ouwehand (Roboseyo),
David Harris (SeoulLife.net),
Luke Martin (ROKetship) | Is there a disproportionate conservative bias in Korea ex-pats and bloggers compared to other places?
Luke Martin (ROKetship) | Making the most of being an artist in Korea | Court to Rule on Constitutionality of Adultery | Nightmare Wedding
Roger Fusselman, Stand Up Comedians Korea (SUCK) | Great Moments in Korean Journalism | Great… Nobel Nationalism
Andrew and Michelle (former long-time ex-pats) | Making your Korea experience work for you | I Guess It Really Is a Crisis — Gov’t Bitches About Foreign Press
Panelist: Robert Wicks | Asbestos and The Subway Again . . . | McDelivery: Fast Food Gets Faster
Panelist: Daniel Gray (Seoul Eats) | Chinese Fishing Boat Took Four Coast Guard Officers Hostage!
Derek (The Midnight Runner Podcast) | Hey Korea, You May Miss Being a “Developing” Country… | 11% of Women College Students Blackout Each Month
PANELIST: ”Evil Jennifer” Flinn (Fatman Seoul) | Jangan-dong Pimps: “We Hate Renters’ Associations” | Worst analogies ever written in a high school essay
Panelist: Rob Ouwehand (Roboseyo) | Do expats complain too much? | Thousands are now suing ‘PD Diary’ | Take It To City Hall, Umm, Before It Disappears
Panelist: Jennifer Flinn (Fatman Seoul, Bomb English)
Panelist: Jean Francois-Marcoux | Working in Korea during the 1990s IMF crisis | South Korean Suicide Rate Double OECD Average
Panelist: Stanley Crocker, dieticia | Dokdo Madness | Lonely Planet Makes Seoul Look Bad, City Asks for Corrections
Justin Sowers, An EPIK Tale — Firsthand experience of the EPIK teaching program, South Korean tourist shot dead by North soldier
Panelist: Joe Mondello (The Joshing Gnome), How to Get a Real Job in Korea, Candlegirl Dance and Stuff, The Boobi Boobi Bus
Stafford Lumsden (The Chosun Bimbo), Lone Star NOT GUILTY, Hyundai Chairman “pays” for his Crimes
Stephanie White returns with an update on her son, Michael White, who died mysteriously in a sauna in Daegu. She clarifies points she made in her first appearance and details the results of the government's autopsy. The autopsy itself has raised enough questions to...
Karl Mamer,, repatriation, I’ve attracted the ire of Korean netizen bullies. (B in J)
Brian (Kiss My Kimchi), Group Alleges MacDonalds Uses Beef from 30 Month or Older Cows Later Retracts Allegation, Scott Burgeson’s Experiences at the Demonstrations (Two Koreas)
Panelists: Cathy and David Harris (SeoulLife.net), Starting a Family in Korea, More Mad Cow Conversation Fodder
Panelist: Brian Deutsch (Brian in Jeollanam-do) Does Korea care what we think?, PD Notebook’s bout of Yellow Journalism, Turns out much of the arguments in the TV show that scared Koreans about U.S. beef were faked. But correct the errors and apologize? Are you nuts?
Panelist: Soutthida (aka lao-ocean-girl), Korean Beef Under Scrutiny, Young guy smacks around old woman selling kimbap at a rally
This is a special edition of the SeoulPodcast. We talk to Stephanie White, the mother of Michael White, who died under suspicious circumstances at a sauna near Daegu.
Rowan Hall, Director, ESL-Planet Recruiting, The dark side of the ESL industry
Amanda (Amanda Takes Off…), FAN DEATH! It’s What’s for Dinner…, Seoulites, Meet Your New City Symbol
Steve Ward (SeoulSteves.com), How do you find something new to do?, Videos of Chinese Protesters’ Violence in Seoul
Rosa Pae (Seoul Survivors), What Korean should I know that is actually useful?
PANELISTS: Kimberly Hogg (Socius in Daejeon), Mike Moriarty (BusanMike), New Coreana Nazi video pretty much the same as the old Coreana Nazi video, Plagiarism Accusations Over Han River Islands Design Winner
Panelist: Regina Walton, Interview: EV Boyz, Man beats up elementary school student in the elevator . . .on tape, The Seoul government plans to create three manmade islands
Panel: Karl Mamer, our first show as the SeoulPodcast
Karl may have left Korea, but Jennifer (Seoul Survivors) and Joe (ZenKimchi) are teaming up with other familiar faces, names and voices to bring you the SeoulPodcast--the most original name in podcasting! Bear with us as we test out the audio and set up new feeds....