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English news, talk, interviews & analysis of the Korean peninsula. Visit http://KoreaFM.net for more information.

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Seoul, South Korea

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English news, talk, interviews & analysis of the Korean peninsula. Visit http://KoreaFM.net for more information.

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English


Episodes

New Cases Surge to More Than 170,000

2/23/2022
New Cases Surge to More Than 170,000 Korea Covid Update Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022 This podcast is made by possible by your support at Patreon.com/KoreaFM

Duration:00:02:15

New Cases Dip Below 100,000: Korea Covid Update

2/21/2022
New Coronavirus Cases Dip Below 100,000 Covid Korea Update Monday, February 21st, 2022 Subscribe to 'Covid Korea Update' with your favorite podcast app, and find more news at KoreaFM.net. This podcast is made by possible by your support at Patreon.com/KoreaFM

Duration:00:01:43

Fully Vaccinated To Reach 70% This Weekend: Korea Covid & Vaccine Updates

10/22/2021
Follow daily Korea Covid & Vaccine Updates with your favorite podcast app… and find more news at KoreaFM.net

Duration:00:01:38

Downward Trend Continues With Fewer Than 1,500 Cases: Korea Covid & Vaccine Updates

10/20/2021
Follow daily Korea Covid & Vaccine Updates with your favorite podcast app, and find more news at KoreaFM.net

Duration:00:01:48

[LIVE] Should Dog Meat Be Banned in South Korea?

10/4/2021
Korea FM's first social audio episode, recorded live while simulcasting to Clubhouse, Kakao 음(mm) & Spoon! The following news stories were used to guide this conversation: https://www.thedailybeast.com/is-south-korea-ready-to-end-dog-eating-for-good https://koreaexpose.com/eating-dog-meat-industry-south-korea/ https://apnews.com/article/business-lifestyle-seoul-animals-south-korea-7dd92538e5ec8305811da93128ab8bac

Duration:01:35:25

[LIVE] Should Dog Meat Be Banned in South Korea?

10/4/2021
Korea FM's first social audio episode, recorded live while simulcasting to Clubhouse, Kakao 음(mm) & Spoon! The following news stories were used to guide this conversation: https://www.thedailybeast.com/is-south-korea-ready-to-end-dog-eating-for-good https://koreaexpose.com/eating-dog-meat-industry-south-korea/ https://apnews.com/article/business-lifestyle-seoul-animals-south-korea-7dd92538e5ec8305811da93128ab8bac

Duration:01:35:33

Cases Increase but Remain Under 1,000 for 2 Consecutive Days

1/5/2021
The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency reports 809 local infections, and 31 infected international arrivals, for a total of 840 new cases. Yonhap News reports health authorities say the virus curve has been slowly flattening as a result of preemptive testing and social distancing rules. However, they remain cautious over continued group infections and the spread of a new variant of the virus. South Korea has now reported 12 cases of the more contagious variant first identified in...

Duration:00:01:29

Cases Increase but Remain Under 1,000 for 2 Consecutive Days

1/5/2021
The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency reports 809 local infections, and 31 infected international arrivals, for a total of 840 new cases. Yonhap News reports health authorities say the virus curve has been slowly flattening as a result of preemptive testing and social distancing rules. However, they remain cautious over continued group infections and the spread of a new variant of the virus. South Korea has now reported 12 cases of the more contagious variant first identified in...

Duration:00:01:30

Coronavirus Cases Plummet by 1/3 as Deaths Pass 1,000

1/4/2021
The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency reports 672 local infections, and 43 infected international arrivals, for a total of 715 new cases. Yonhap News reports today’s total is a sharp fall from 1,020 on Monday and also below the 894 daily average for the last week. However, South Korea has now reported 10 cases of the more contagious variant of the virus first identified in the UK. Starting Friday, foreign nationals flying to South Korea must have a negative coronavirus test...

Duration:00:01:24

Coronavirus Cases Plummet by 1/3 as Deaths Pass 1,000

1/4/2021
The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency reports 672 local infections, and 43 infected international arrivals, for a total of 715 new cases. Yonhap News reports today’s total is a sharp fall from 1,020 on Monday and also below the 894 daily average for the last week. However, South Korea has now reported 10 cases of the more contagious variant of the virus first identified in the UK. Starting Friday, foreign nationals flying to South Korea must have a negative coronavirus test result...

Duration:00:01:24

Sharp Rise To 1,020 New Coronavirus Cases

1/3/2021
Coronavirus cases rise sharply with additional infections from a Seoul prison and continued positive test results from medical facilities across South Korea. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency reports 985 local infections and 35 infected international arrivals for a total of 1,020 new cases. That’s a sharp increase from 824 on Saturday and only 657 on Sunday. However, authorities say the weekend saw less testing due to the New Year’s holiday. Yonhap News reports the ban on...

Duration:00:01:39

Michael Breen On His New Book, "The New Koreans"

6/11/2018
Michael Breen is a writer & consultant who first came to South Korea as a correspondent in 1982. He's covered North & South Korea for several newspapers, including the Guardian, The Times & the Washington Times. Few are more knowledgeable about Korea than Michael Breen, a trained journalist who's lived here for many years & whose connections go right to the very heart of the country. His new book, The New Koreans, explains the history, the business & the culture of South Korea, as well as...

Duration:00:20:04

Nearly Three Quarters Of Young Smokers Deterred By South Korean Cigarette Price Increase

11/8/2017
Smoking habit data released in 2016 reports that despite recent price increases for a pack of cigarettes in South Korea, more than 20% of young smokers will continue smoking. To find out what those results mean, Korea FM reporter Chance Dorland spoke with University of Illinois at Chicago Health Policy Center director Dr. Frank Chaloupka & American Cancer Society economic & health policy research senior data analyst Qing Li. Find more info on the research cited in this report at...

Duration:00:08:52

More North Korean Defectors Supporting Moon Jae-in, Shifting View On Pyongyang

7/9/2017
The Nikkei Asian Review recently published a piece on rather surprising Moon Jae-in supporters leading up to the special election he won to replace former President Park Geun-hye who current remains jailed following her impeachment. Moon's support from this group was so surprising, it's even been dubbed "the great sensation". Who are they? North Korean defectors. Melbourne-based reporter John Power has spent several years living in & writing about the Korean Peninsula & continues to cover...

Duration:00:16:55

Otto Warmbier's DPRK Travel Company 'Young Pioneer Tours'

7/9/2017
ConsumerAffairs.com writer Amy Martyn recently wrote a piece titled "Booze, bribes and propaganda: The company that promises 'safe' travel in North Korea" regarding the tour company American college student Otto Warmbier took (Young Pioneer Tours) before being detained for allegedly stealing a poster. After being sentenced to 15 years of hard labor, the world didn't get an update on his case until recently when North Korea allowed Warmbier, by then in a coma, to return to the US where he...

Duration:00:16:26

More North Korean Defectors Supporting Moon Jae-in, Shifting View On Pyongyang

6/26/2017
The Nikkei Asian Review recently published a piece on rather surprising Moon Jae-in supporters leading up to the special election he won to replace former President Park Geun-hye who current remains jailed following her impeachment. Moon's support from this group was so suprising, it's even been dubbed "the great sensation". Who are they? North Korean defectors. Melbourne-based reporter John Power has spent several years living in & writing about the Korean Peninsula & continues to cover...

Duration:00:17:54

Otto Warmbier's DPRK Travel Company 'Young Pioneer Tours'

6/26/2017
ConsumerAffairs.com writer Amy Martyn recently wrote a piece titled "Booze, bribes and propaganda: The company that promises 'safe' travel in North Korea" regarding the tour company American college student Otto Warmbier took (Young Pioneer Tours) before being detained for allegedly stealing a poster. After being sentenced to 15 years of hard labor, the world didn't get an update on his case until recently when North Korea allowed Warmbier, by then in a coma, to return to the US where he...

Duration:00:17:56

Q&A With "The New Koreans" Author Michael Breen At The "Seoul Book & Culture Club"

6/18/2017
Barry Welsh's "Seoul Book and Culture Club" recently played host to author Michael Breen, who discussed his newly released book "The New Koreans". To better understand the text & the Q&A session contained in this podcast, in our previous episode, Korea FM spoke with Breen about "The New Koreans" & why it was written. Now, in the final chapter of that discussion, we bring you audio of the Q&A with author Michael Breen & those in attendance at the Barry Welsh's public meeting of the Seoul...

Duration:00:54:01

Q&A With "The New Koreans" Author Michael Breen At The "Seoul Book & Culture Club"

6/18/2017
Barry Welsh's "Seoul Book and Culture Club" recently played host to author Michael Breen, who discussed his newly released book "The New Koreans". To better understand the text & the Q&A session contained in this podcast, in our previous episode, Korea FM spoke with Breen about "The New Koreans" & why it was written. Now, in the final chapter of that discussion, we bring you audio of the Q&A with author Michael Breen & those in attendance at Barry Welsh's public meeting of the Seoul...

Duration:00:54:32

Michael Breen On His New Book, "The New Koreans"

6/11/2017
Michael Breen is a writer & consultant who first came to South Korea as a correspondent in 1982. He's covered North & South Korea for several newspapers, including the Guardian, The Times & the Washington Times. Few are more knowledgeable about Korea than Michael Breen, a trained journalist who's lived here for many years & whose connections go right to the very heart of the country. His new book, The New Koreans, explains the history, the business a& the culture of South Korea, as well as...

Duration:00:19:33