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Ever wonder what it's like to live, teach and work in South Korea? This is the podcast that brings you people who are doing just that! Join hosts Scott, Adam, and Phil as they cover topics and issues regarding living in Korea as well as special guests of real people who are living and working abroad, their stories, and more! This podcast is coming to you from Changwon City, South Korea. Whether you are living in South Korea, have lived in South Korea, or thinking about coming to South Korea, this is the show for you! Tune in and have a listen for yourselves!

Ever wonder what it's like to live, teach and work in South Korea? This is the podcast that brings you people who are doing just that! Join hosts Scott, Adam, and Phil as they cover topics and issues regarding living in Korea as well as special guests of real people who are living and working abroad, their stories, and more! This podcast is coming to you from Changwon City, South Korea. Whether you are living in South Korea, have lived in South Korea, or thinking about coming to South Korea, this is the show for you! Tune in and have a listen for yourselves!
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Changwon CIty, South Korea

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Ever wonder what it's like to live, teach and work in South Korea? This is the podcast that brings you people who are doing just that! Join hosts Scott, Adam, and Phil as they cover topics and issues regarding living in Korea as well as special guests of real people who are living and working abroad, their stories, and more! This podcast is coming to you from Changwon City, South Korea. Whether you are living in South Korea, have lived in South Korea, or thinking about coming to South Korea, this is the show for you! Tune in and have a listen for yourselves!

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@changwoner

Language:

English

Contact:

+82 010-9879-1973


Episodes

Episode 63: Navy Life In JinHae And Some Tunes!

8/21/2017
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Being new to Korea has had a lot of positives so far! Sean White is new to South Korea and doing his service in the Navy on base here in JinHae. He joins the podcast this week to talk about some of his experiences here in South Korea, after being here for just 6 months. Sean has also spent time in Iraq and Afghanistan with the Navy and he tells us what got him into this path in life that he is on. Sean is also a musician and played a few songs that he wrote during his time in the Navy and...

Duration: 00:49:10


Episode 62: It's All About Family and Music!

7/31/2017
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What's it like getting married and becoming a father in Korea? Daniel Dubois first came to Korea in 2011, met his wife to be, and recently just became a proud father. Daniel joins K-PoD this week to share about his life in Korea, his courtship and marriage, his in-laws, his son, and his future plans in Korea. Daniel is also a musician who writes his own music. He plays three of his songs in this episode, one he wrote for his wife, one he wrote for his son, and one he wrote for his mother....

Duration: 01:02:45


Episode 61: Is Korea Right For You?

7/10/2017
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Do you ever wonder if Korea would be a place for you? Scott, Adam, and Phil talk about the reasons they first came to Korea, working in South Korea, and how to find a good job in Korea. They will also get into such things as what you need to qualify to work in Korea, what you can expect if you are coming here, visa stuff, and what area/city in Korea would best suit you. It's the podcast on finding the right place and job in Korea for this episode of...

Duration: 00:46:16


Episode 60: Busan and Culture Shock Korea! with guest John Bocskay

7/3/2017
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If you're thinking about moving to Korea, this could be the book and podcast for you! John Bocskay has lived in South Korea for a long time! Since October 1998! He has also been living in Busan, South Korea for the past 17 years. John is the author of a new book which will be available soon called 'Culture Shock: Korea. A Survival Guide To Customs and Etiquette'. This is a book not for people looking to come to Korea on vacation, but more of a guide for individuals coming to Korea for a...

Duration: 00:41:40


Episode 59: Summer Time In Korea!

6/26/2017
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Summer is here in South Korea and it's time to get ready for the humidity. It's that time of year again where you are best off finding air conditioning to beat the heat! In this episode of K-PoD, Scott, Adam, and Phil are back to discuss life in Korea during the SUMMER season. Each of the hosts will talk about their first summers in Korea, the weather, the pros and cons of summers in South Korea, and what you can expect spending a summer in Korea. They will also give you some of the...

Duration: 00:41:04


Episode 58: After the Sewol, A New Documentary Film 에프터 더 세월호

5/15/2017
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Korea has changed after the events of the Sewol Ferry tragedy on April 16th, 2014. After the Sewol is a new documentary film that deals with the tragic Sewol Ferry accident that claimed the lives of so many here in South Korea. This week we are joined with the two film makers of 'After the Sewol', writers/directors/producers Neil P. George and Matthew Root. They both tell us more about their latest film, the process and difficulties they came across with the film, and their future plans...

Duration: 00:54:16


Episode 57: Gaelic Football In South Korea

5/2/2017
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Bringing the sport of Gaelic football to South Korea! This week guests from the Gaelic Football club Rithe Oga Gaelic Football stop by to tells us a little more about Gaelic football and how to get involved here in South Korea. Róisín Ní Náir, Sunil Mahtani, and Poilin Niluchrain fill in on the Gaelic football scene here in Korea, what Gaelic football is, and why they all got involved to bring teams of Gaelic football here to Korea, along with future plans for the league. It's the podcast...

Duration: 00:31:16


Episode 56: The Easy and the Difficult To Living In South Korea

4/24/2017
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The easy life and the things that are difficult about living in South Korea! Why have we lived in South Korea for so long and why do we like it so much? Scott, Adam, and Phil ask themselves this question and come up with their own answers. Korea can be a great place to live and work and we all have our own reasons we enjoy it. This week's podcast not only looks at the things the hosts love about Korea, but also looks at the things that were most difficult for them to adjust to when first...

Duration: 00:49:08


Episode 55: Teaching English In South Korea

4/17/2017
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Teaching English in South Korea and tips and tricks to help you along the way! This week, Adam, Scott and Phil dive into what it's like to teach English here in South Korea. All three will cover what English schools are looking for with their teachers, some of the weirdest things each have seen in the classroom, as well as their TIPS and TRICKS for managing their classes and keeping control! It's a podcast about teaching English in South Korea for this episode of The Changwoner...

Duration: 01:09:23


Episode 54: Being Korean/American In South Korea

4/10/2017
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What's it like being a Korean/American in South Korea? Jaeyoon Hwang and Matt Chunger are both born in America but of Korean decent and now living here in South Korea. Both of them stop by the podcast to chat with Scott and Phil about growing up in the United States and moving to Korea to live and work. Matt and Jae will also talk about what's like being a Korean/American, both back in the States and here in South Korea. It's a podcast about being Korean/American with guest Jaeyoon Hwang...

Duration: 01:07:04


Episode 53: Soups, Stews, and Cherry Blossom Season In Korea

3/27/2017
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It's the Cherry Blossom Festival in JinHae and Korean soups and stews to get you going! This coming week is the yearly Cherry Blossom Festival here in JinHae (진해군항제) and the Cherry trees around Korea are in full bloom! Scott, Adam, and Phil sit down to talk about the festival in JinHae including what you can expect from it, the traffic and crowds, the best times to go, things to do at the festival, and the best places to see while you are there. This week we also have a new segment on...

Duration: 00:41:49


Episode 52: Best Of The Month (Feb 20~Mar 20th 2017) From Korea!

3/20/2017
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A look back at the guests we have had on the podcast this past month! In this week's episode, we look back at the past month of the podcast as well as the guests we had on the show. Ben Hearn tells us about his drink of choice and the drinking culture here in South Korea. Rebekah Calhoun talks about using TINDER here in Korea as well as foot fetishes. Ryan Heywood chats about dating in Korea compared to in England. And Michael Varkovetski tells us about his time in India and how it lead...

Duration: 00:32:57


Episode 51: Motorcycles, Russia, Canada, And Korea With Guest Michael Varkovetski

3/13/2017
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From Russia, to Canada, to Korea, and everything in between! Michael Varkovetski is originally from Moscow Russia and moved to Canada at a young age. He joins the podcast this week to talk about his life in Russia, the transition in moving to Canada and why he can't go back to Russia now. Michael also explains how he ended up in South Korea, including this area of Korea, and how Korea has changed his life. Michael is also into motorcycles and explains how he first got on a motorcycle and...

Duration: 00:54:17


Episode 50: Online Poker, First Dates, and Drinking In Korea With Ryan Heywood

3/6/2017
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First dates, couple shirts, drinking, poker and possibilities of marriage in Korea! Ryan Heywood is from England and has spent the past four years here in South Korea in the Changwon area. He joins the podcast this week to talk about the differences between living in JinHae and Changwon and what he likes about both cities. Ryan also talks about playing online poker and if you could make a living doing that. Ryan then gets into dating in Korea including the best lines to strike up a...

Duration: 00:46:40


Episode 49: Tinder, Dating, and Foot Fetishes In Korea

2/27/2017
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Tinder, other apps, dating and foot fetishes in Korea! Rebekah Calhoun is coming to the end of her first year of teaching in South Korea. From Buffalo NY, she stops by the podcast to talk about living in a more rural area in South Korea and some of her travels she went on during her year spent in Korea. Rebekah also talks about using the app 'TINDER' in Korea, what it is, and why she started using it. Rebekah also joins Scott, Adam, and Phil to chat about dating in Korea, foot fetishes,...

Duration: 00:30:02


Episode 48: Diet, Food Access, and Changes In Korea

2/20/2017
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Being in Korea for so long, we've all seen a lot of changes in the county! Ben Hearn returns to the podcast to join Scott and Phil to talk about some of the changes they have all seen over their years of living and working in South Korea. This is not the first time Ben has spent a year in Korea and he plans on staying another. He is someone who lives with diabetes and takes his heath seriously. He will discuss food access and where some great places for finding certain food items are in...

Duration: 01:23:17


Episode 47: Things To Do, Places To See, and Things To Bring To Korea.

2/13/2017
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Things to do, places to see, and the most important things to bring with you to South Korea! What are some of things to do while in South Korea? What are some of the best places to see in South Korea? What are some things you should bring with you to South Korea? These are the topics Scott, Adam, and Phil discuss on this week's episode of The Changwoner Podcast. Bath houses, sporting events, hiking, screen game rooms, JeJu Island, Andong, the DMZ, The Changwoner Top 5 things you would...

Duration: 00:43:11


Episode 46: Snowboarding in Korea and Japan With Guest Paul Roberts

2/6/2017
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Snowboarding in South Korea and Japan are both GREAT! Paul Roberts returns to the podcast as a guest to talk about snowboarding throughout Korea and Japan and the differences between both places. The panel also talk about their experiences with traveling to Japan, monkey bars, Sumo Wrestling, watching the UFC in Korea VS watching it in Japan, and Korea's own Road To FC. Finally everyone gets into some of the craziest food they have tried in both countries as well as some strange pets they...

Duration: 00:37:09


Episode 45: Firsts in South Korea

1/30/2017
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A new season of the podcast begins with two new hosts on the show, Adam and Phil. Both Adam and Phil talk with Scott about some of their first experiences here in Korea, including their first night here, first Korean meal, and first day of teaching English. It's a podcast of firsts for this episode of The Changwoner Podcast! Show Notes 02:14 Where Phil is originally from. 03:38 Where Adam is originally from. 05:05 Why did Phil choose to move to JinHae, South Korea? 06:15 Why did Adam...

Duration: 00:38:22


Episode 44: Issues In South Korea

12/8/2016
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Scott and Dee talk about some issues currently effecting South Korea including the South Korean president, Park Geun-hye, South Korea becoming a cashless society, how Trump becoming the US president will effect the number of foreign teachers here in South Korea, the Train To Busan English remake, and more! Show Notes 1:15 - The 2016 Changwoner Christmas Toy Drive. 11:28 -Park Geun-hye and the South Korea president. 29:18 - Will Trump becoming the US president, will there be an...

Duration: 00:50:10

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