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Squid Game (Ep: 3&4) Sang-woo is an A**hole | SeoulPodcast #188

Squid Game (Ep: 3&4) Sang-woo is an A**hole | SeoulPodcast #188

Guest: Sean Lim (The Seoulite)

Get out your needles. Wet your tongues. Sean Lim joins us and tugs his weight in talking about Squid Game episodes 3 and 4. 

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Squid Game (Ep: 1&2) Lost in Translation? | SeoulPodcast #187

Squid Game (Ep: 1&2) Lost in Translation? | SeoulPodcast #187

Guest: Michael Hurt (Translator for “The Host”)

We talk about the first two episodes of the hit Netflix series “Squid Game.” Our guest Michael Hurt (Translator for “The Host”) discusses issues in translating and subtitling.

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Does Korea Have a Fake News Problem? | SeoulPodcast #186

Does Korea Have a Fake News Problem? | SeoulPodcast #186

Mad Cow. Sewol. Celebrity Bullying. Fan Death. 

Korea’s news industry is prolific, but the most common observation from international journalists working with South Korean media is its lack of professionalism and ethics. The ruling party is about to pass an unpopular “fake news” law. 

Is this necessary?

2008 MBC “PD Notebook” episode that sparked the Mad Cow protests by using unrelated footage doctored to make it look like the U.S. beef industry was full of mad cow diseas

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Sports Writer Jeeho Yoo | SeoulPodcast #185

Sports Writer Jeeho Yoo | SeoulPodcast #185

A mainstay in the English media in South Korea, Yoo Jee-ho has been a sports writer for Yonhap News for around a decade now, covering everything from baseball to football, including four Olympics. He’s been featured on ESPN, talking about the KBO, and just recently returned from covering Team Korea in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

(He’s also a former co-worker of Emma’s, who is still a massive fan of his baseball coverage.)

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Emma’s All USA | SeoulPodcats #184

Emma’s All USA | SeoulPodcats #184

Emma takes an evening off from her job covering the Olympics for a Korean broadcaster to discuss her job covering the Olympics for a Korean broadcaster. 

PLUS–The K-Gov says it’s not concerned about the Delta plus variant a little over a month after it said it’s not concerned about the Delta variant. More hubs. More vows. Listen here.

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Accidentally Omitted | SeoulPodcast #183

Accidentally Omitted | SeoulPodcast #183

Guest: Shawn Morrissey (The Dark Side of Seoul Podcast) https://darksideofseoul.com/podcast

Shawn Morrissey (The Dark Side of Seoul Podcast) joins us to discuss foreign teachers being omitted from vaccination lists. Plus these amusing and sometimes hair-pulling stories:

  • The K-gov again not anticipating things, like the Delta variant
  • And that there are more 55-59-year-olds than there are vaccines
  • Does a car-bound protest violate social distancing protesting rules?
  • CNBC praises a 26-year-old ESL teacher for saving money on her meager salary
  • Movers move the wrong apartment
  • BTS accidentally promotes American butter instead of Korean food
  • SM Entertainment warns stans to not be STANS
  • A very racist Masterclass

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