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North Korea News Podcast by NK News

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A weekly podcast discussing all things North Korea, produced by NK News

A weekly podcast discussing all things North Korea, produced by NK News

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United States

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A weekly podcast discussing all things North Korea, produced by NK News

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@nknewsorg

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English


Episodes

H. R. McMaster on North Korea and denuclearization – NKNews Podcast Ep. 182

5/11/2021
Retired U.S. Army Lieutenant General and former National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster joins the NK News podcast to discuss why past efforts to denuclearize North Korea have failed, China’s role on the Korean Peninsula and the U.S.-ROK alliance. H.R. McMaster is the author of the recently released book “Battlegrounds: The Fight to Defend the Free World” […]

Duration:00:56:14

Biden’s North Korea policy review and what it means – NKNews Podcast Ep. 181

5/4/2021
In this exclusive roundtable podcast, the NK News team discusses the Biden administration’s North Korea policy review, the latest from Pyongyang’s state media and Kim Jong Un’s crackdown on anti-socialist behavior among his country’s youth. Host Jacco Zwetsloot is joined by NK Pro correspondent Min Chao Choy and analysts Peter Ward and James Fretwell. About […]

Duration:00:47:53

The US, sanctions and North Korean denuclearization – NKNews Podcast Ep. 180

4/27/2021
In this week’s podcast episode, Anthony Ruggiero — a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and a former North Korea expert advising the White House — talks about the Biden administration’s upcoming DPRK policy review, his time with the U.S. National Security Council and how the U.S. can more effectively communicate the […]

Duration:00:59:38

North Korea and the ‘third world’ – NKNews Podcast Ep. 179

4/20/2021
In this week’s podcast episode, Benjamin R. Young talks about his new book, “Guns, Guerillas, and the Great Leader.” He discusses North Korea’s foreign relations with the so-called “third world” during the Cold War and how its relations with these countries have changed over the past few decades. About the podcast: The North Korea News Podcast […]

Duration:00:55:22

Coming to America – NKNews Podcast Ep. 178

4/13/2021
North Korean defector Hyun-seung “Arthur” Lee discusses life in North Korea and why he got out, the lives of North Korea’s elite, Kim Jong Un’s “Youth League” and more. Lee’s YouTube channel can be found here. About the podcast: The North Korea News Podcast is a weekly podcast hosted by Jacco Zwetsloot exclusively for NK […]

Duration:00:59:30

Diabetes and healthcare in North Korea – NKNews Podcast Ep. 177

4/6/2021
Dr. Cho Nam Han discusses North Korea’s health and medical care system, the surprisingly high rate of diabetes in the country, malnutrition, insulin production, urban and rural divides and ways for the world to help remedy disease rates and treatment. About the podcast: The North Korea News Podcast is a weekly podcast hosted by Jacco Zwetsloot […]

Duration:00:32:59

Ballistic missiles, alliances and extraditions – NKNews Podcast Ep. 176

3/30/2021
In this week’s podcast episode, the NK News team breaks down North Korea’s recent ballistic missile launches, relations between Seoul and Washington and the first-ever extradition of a DPRK citizen to the United States. Host Jacco Zwetsloot is joined by NK News reporters Chad O’Carroll, Jeongmin Kim, Colin Zwirko and Min Chao Choy. About the podcast: The North […]

Duration:01:01:46

Understanding North Korea’s missiles and military – NKNews Podcast Ep. 175

3/23/2021
In this week’s podcast episode, Joost Oliemans — an expert on the North Korean military — discusses his new book, “North Korea’s Armed Forces: On the Path of Songun.” Oliemans discusses the Cheonan ship sinking and why it wasn’t a conspiracy, how to study the North Korean military and how North Korea sells weapons abroad. […]

Duration:00:55:49

US-ROK joint military exercises, explained – NKNews Podcast Ep. 174

3/16/2021
Lt. Col. Steve Tharp, who is now retired, discusses the history of joint U.S.-ROK exercises, inter-operability and why he’s not buying North Korea’s claims that military drills are provocative. About the podcast: The North Korea News Podcast is a weekly podcast hosted by Jacco Zwetsloot exclusively for NK News, covering all things DPRK — from news […]

Duration:00:54:37

Art, power and propaganda in North Korea – NKNews Podcast Ep. 173

3/8/2021
Koen de Ceuster, a lecturer at the Leiden University Institute for Area Studies, explores the role of art in North Korean society, the Mansudae Art Studio and the art ‘business,’ and why it is not possible to separate propaganda from the ‘real’ North Korea. About the podcast: The North Korea News Podcast is a weekly […]

Duration:01:07:09

Rail trolleys, swim flippers and lockdown in Pyongyang – NKNews Podcast Ep. 172

3/2/2021
Host Jacco Zwetsloot joins NK News‘s Chad O’Carroll, Jeongmin Kim, Min Chao Choy and Won-Gi Jung to discuss the surreal evacuation of Russian diplomats from North Korea by rail trolley, a flipper-wearing defector that swam across the inter-Korean border, the new NK Pro Delegation Tracker and much more. About the podcast: The North Korea News Podcast […]

Duration:00:55:35

The private, Christian-led university in North Korea – NKNews Podcast Ep. 171

2/23/2021
The Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST) is the only privately funded, Christianity-linked university in North Korea. PUST Chancellor Chan-Mo Park tells us how the school came to be, its reputation among North Koreans and how it navigates around U.S. and international sanctions. Park also discusses the impact of journalist Suki Kim’s book, “Without […]

Duration:00:42:42

The Calvinist, communist, royalist Dutch double agent – NKNews Podcast Ep. 170

2/16/2021
Author Simon Kuper joins the NK News podcast to discuss his new book, “The Happy Traitor: Spies, Lies and Exile in Russia: The Extraordinary Story of George Blake.” Blake was the first SIS/MI6 agent on the Korean Peninsula that North Korea captured during the Korean War. He soon became one of the KGB’s most infamous […]

Duration:00:54:04

Kim Jong Un’s water slide, missing wife and vaccines – NKNews Podcast Ep. 169

2/9/2021
The NK News team discusses the first phone call between U.S. and South Korean Presidents Joe Biden and Moon Jae-in since the former’s election win, COVID-19, a school for the children of North Korean defectors in Seoul, Kim Jong Un’s missing wife and his new water slide. This podcast episode features NK News correspondents Jeongmin Kim, Colin […]

Duration:00:49:06

North Korea-Malaysia relations: the past and future – NKNews Podcast Ep. 168

2/2/2021
Dr. Hoo Chiew Ping discusses the history and political relations between Malaysia and North Korea, as well as broader ASEAN and Southeast Asia relations with the DPRK, rice museums and her new book coming out later this year. Topics include the assassination of Kim Jong Un’s half-brother in Kuala Lumpur in Feb 2017, economics, the […]

Duration:00:50:58

North and South Korea are not East and West Germany – NKNews Podcast Ep. 167

1/26/2021
In this episode, Rüdiger Frank discusses parallels between East Germany and North Korea and why a direct comparison of the two divisions doesn’t always work. Frank also discusses engagement with the North Korean public, what Kim Jong Un can do to improve his country’s economy and why South and North Korea cannot coexist. About the […]

Duration:01:00:55

Why North Korea is as dangerous as ever to South Korea – NKNews Podcast Ep. 166

1/19/2021
South Korean National Assembly member and former DPRK diplomat Thae Yong-ho discusses North Korean nuclear weapons, inter-Korean relations and representing Gangnam as a lawmaker. Thae has appeared on the podcast before, and you can listen to that interview here. About the podcast: The North Korea News Podcast is a weekly podcast hosted exclusively by NK […]

Duration:00:51:25

The Eighth Party Congress and the future of North Korea – NKNews Podcast Ep. 165

1/12/2021
Following a year-long border closure and the reveal of a new ICBM, the NK News team takes a look at what the Eighth Party Congress means for North Korea’s future. This podcast episode features NK Pro analysts Andrei Lankov and Ankit Panda, as well as Korea Risk Group CEO Chad O’Carroll, NK News Correspondent Jeongmin Kim and […]

Duration:01:01:34

‘Lips and teeth’: The rise of DPRK-China relations – NKNews Podcast Ep. 164

1/5/2021
Host Jacco Zwetsloot sits down with NK News staff members Chad O’Carroll, Min Chao Choy and Colin Zwirko to discuss North Korea-China trade, tourism, connecting infrastructure, sanctions, COVID-19 and what 2021 has in store for the two countries. Read Korea Risk Group CEO Chad O’Carroll’s NK Pro analysis on China-DPRK relations here. About the podcast: The North […]

Duration:00:59:32

North Korea’s thriving art scene – NKNews Podcast Ep. 163

12/29/2020
Professor, artist and author B.G. Muhn talks about the “North Koreanness” of contemporary art, what art tells us about the DPRK and artists’ social standing in North Korean society. He also discusses working directly with artists at North Korea’s famous Mansudae Art Studio. You can find books written by Muhn mentioned in the show here and […]

Duration:01:03:08