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News, opinions, and ways to waste your time from Seoul, South Korea. Longtime Korea resident and entrepreneur Joe McPherson gives the inside unfiltered scoop on what is happening in Seoul.

News, opinions, and ways to waste your time from Seoul, South Korea. Longtime Korea resident and entrepreneur Joe McPherson gives the inside unfiltered scoop on what is happening in Seoul.

Location:

South Korea

Description:

News, opinions, and ways to waste your time from Seoul, South Korea. Longtime Korea resident and entrepreneur Joe McPherson gives the inside unfiltered scoop on what is happening in Seoul.

Twitter:

@kingsejong

Language:

English


Episodes

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

10/15/2021
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. --Please Follow-- Website: https://seoulpodcast.com Podcast: https://www.buzzsprout.com/960226 Twitter: https://twitter.com/kingsejong Facebook: https://facebook.com/SeoulPodcast Emma’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/EmmaKalka Joe’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZenKimchi Join us in the chat for LIVE recordings on Friday evenings by...

Duration:01:59:11

Squid Game (Ep: 1&2) Lost in Translation?

10/9/2021
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. --Please Follow-- Website: https://seoulpodcast.com Podcast: https://www.buzzsprout.com/960226 Twitter: https://twitter.com/kingsejong Facebook: https://facebook.com/SeoulPodcast Emma’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/EmmaKalka Joe’s Twitter:...

Duration:01:42:11

Does Korea Have a Fake News Problem?

8/28/2021
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? --Please Follow-- Website: https://seoulpodcast.com Podcast: https://www.buzzsprout.com/960226 Twitter: https://twitter.com/kingsejong Facebook: https://facebook.com/SeoulPodcast Emma’s...

Duration:01:12:56

Sports Writer Jeeho Yoo

8/16/2021
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.) Twitter: https://twitter.com/Jeeho_1 --Please Follow-- Website:...

Duration:00:51:28

Emma's All USA

8/6/2021
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. --Please Follow-- Website: https://seoulpodcast.com Podcast: https://www.buzzsprout.com/960226 Twitter: https://twitter.com/kingsejong Facebook:...

Duration:01:07:55

Accidentally Omitted

7/17/2021
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: --Please Follow-- Website: https://seoulpodcast.com Podcast: https://www.buzzsprout.com/960226 Twitter: https://twitter.com/kingsejong Facebook: https://facebook.com/SeoulPodcast Join us in the chat for LIVE recordings...

Duration:01:55:02

Sean Lim | The Seoulite

6/25/2021
The Seoulite’s Sean Lim joins us for our first ever mukbang while regaling us with his stories of suing the Korean government and his journeys as an expat entrepreneur in Korea. Sean Lim is the founder of The Seoulite blog (theseoulite.com) and YouTube channel (youtube.com/theseoulite) focused on news, politics, opinion, business, fiction, and style from the lens of modern Seoul, a useful peek into the Korean mindset for expats and fans of K-culture. --Please Follow-- Website:...

Duration:01:16:24

Creating an Immigrant Community | Lindsey Walker

6/12/2021
Guest Lindsey Walker Foreigner & Immigrant Virtual Community Center in Korea https://www.facebook.com/groups/688953868434733 Other advanced countries have thriving immigrant communities that support each other. Where is that community in Korea? Lindsey Walker joins us to open our eyes to the progress that is happening and the fact that we in Korea are immigrants, whether we like the term or not. Foreigner & Immigrant Virtual Community Center in...

Duration:01:06:29

Peter Bint | Broadcaster

6/3/2021
Guest Peter Bint Instagram https://www.instagram.com/peter_b83/?hl=en TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@seoul2london Peter Bint has been a mainstay of Korean broadcasting since starting on TBS eFM in 2009. Now he’s a powerhouse on many TV and radio networks (KBS World, Arirang, EBS, and more) with his multitalents and his passions for sports and language. He also has one of the smoothest dulcet voices you’ve heard. (This is how I embarrass him.) --Please Follow-- Website:...

Duration:00:54:01

Korea's Broken Startup Culture

5/21/2021
We chat with our viewers live on YouTube while Joe goes into a rant about the struggles of Korea’s start-up culture that is anything but a start-up culture. Join us LIVE on YouTube at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays. https://youtube.com/zenkimchi --Please Follow-- Website: https://seoulpodcast.com Podcast: https://www.buzzsprout.com/960226 Twitter: https://twitter.com/kingsejong Facebook: https://facebook.com/SeoulPodcast YouTube: https://youtube.com/zenkimchi Support us on Patreon to get more...

Duration:00:54:39

Barri Tsavaris, Voice Goddess

5/15/2021
Guest Barri Tsavaris | Voice Actor | TIGHTS Barri Tsavaris is an international voiceover talent. She was the voice of the 2018 Winter Olympics. She’s known in Seoul as the “Queen of Textbooks.” And her voice welcomes countless passengers on Korea’s high-speed KTX train each day. --Please Follow-- Website: https://seoulpodcast.com Podcast: https://www.buzzsprout.com/960226 Twitter: https://twitter.com/kingsejong Facebook: https://facebook.com/SeoulPodcast YouTube:...

Duration:01:41:59

Man-hating GS25

5/7/2021
Brittany Fanning (Artist | brittanyfanning.com) Rob (Roboseyo) Convenience store chain GS25 has been in hot water for camping ads that feature what some claim are militant feminist symbols and coded messages. Is this just privileged men attacking the #metoo movement, or is something else going on here? --Please Follow-- Website: https://seoulpodcast.com Podcast: https://www.buzzsprout.com/960226 Twitter: https://twitter.com/kingsejong Facebook:...

Duration:01:48:16

No Quarantine?

5/1/2021
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. --Please Follow-- Website: https://seoulpodcast.com Podcast: https://www.buzzsprout.com/960226 Twitter: https://twitter.com/kingsejong Facebook: https://facebook.com/SeoulPodcast YouTube:...

Duration:01:06:23

Annie Ko | Love X Stereo

4/24/2021
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. LoveXStereo.com --Please Follow-- Website: https://seoulpodcast.com Podcast: https://www.buzzsprout.com/960226 Twitter: https://twitter.com/kingsejong Facebook: https://facebook.com/SeoulPodcast YouTube:...

Duration:01:00:11

Mr. Tritium

4/17/2021
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. --Please Follow-- Website: https://seoulpodcast.com Podcast: https://www.buzzsprout.com/960226 Twitter: https://twitter.com/kingsejong Facebook: https://facebook.com/SeoulPodcast YouTube: https://youtube.com/zenkimchi Support us on Patreon to get more goodies https://patreon.com/seoulpodcast Support the show...

Duration:00:50:02

Cherry Blossoms Come with Elections

4/2/2021
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. --Please Follow-- Website: https://seoulpodcast.com Podcast: https://www.buzzsprout.com/960226 Twitter: https://twitter.com/kingsejong Facebook: https://facebook.com/SeoulPodcast YouTube: https://youtube.com/zenkimchi Support us on Patreon to get more...

Duration:00:55:35

Free Michael Spavor

3/25/2021
Guests Jon Dunbar Leo Jehn https://FreeMichaelSpavor.com https://gofundme.com/michaelspavor In December 2018, China separately arrested two Canadians, Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, in response to Canada detaining powerful Chinese businesswoman Meng Wanzhou to be extradited to the United States for fraud. Even though it was obvious to the international community that China arrested the two Canadians as political pawns, China insists they arrested them for spying. The news disturbed...

Duration:00:47:26

The Week of Unnecessary Brain Pokes

3/19/2021
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. Also… The Michael Spavor case gets tried in China --Please Follow-- Website: https://seoulpodcast.com Podcast: https://www.buzzsprout.com/960226 Twitter: https://twitter.com/kingsejong Facebook: https://facebook.com/SeoulPodcast YouTube: https://youtube.com/zenkimchi Support us on Patreon to...

Duration:01:02:34

Gyeonggi Foreigner Problem

3/12/2021
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? Also… The LH scandal The amazing award-winning film “Minari” --Please Subscribe-- Website: https://seoulpodcast.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/kingsejong Facebook: https://facebook.com/SeoulPodcast YouTube:...

Duration:01:29:20

Do You Have Cultural Zeitgeist? | Guest: Roboseyo (Cafe Seoul Podcast)

1/17/2021
Guest Roboseyo (Cafe Seoul Podcast) discusses bringing your own time period along with your culture when you emigrate. Also--funny Korean celebrity stories. --Please Subscribe-- Website: https://seoulpodcast.com Podcast: https://www.buzzsprout.com/960226 Twitter: https://twitter.com/kingsejong Facebook: https://facebook.com/SeoulPodcast YouTube: https://youtube.com/zenkimchi Support us on Patreon to get more goodies https://patreon.com/seoulpodcast Support the show...

Duration:01:36:56