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Date registered: May 11, 2014


I'm the host of the podcast Korea Underground.

Latest posts

  1. Episode 043: Do You Know Dokdo? — March 9, 2017
  2. Episode 042: Shipping and Handling — August 3, 2016
  3. Episode 041: The Dating Game — July 6, 2016
  4. Episode 040: Gimme! — June 8, 2016
  5. Episode 039: Terrible 2s — May 12, 2016

Most commented posts

  1. Episode 030 – No, You Make Me A Sandwich! Show Notes — 6 comments
  2. Episode 023 – GI Joe — 4 comments
  3. Episode 029 – GTFO? — 4 comments
  4. Episode 008: You Wanna Get High? — 4 comments
  5. Episode 043: Do You Know Dokdo? — 3 comments

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Feb 13

Episode 035 – Takin’ Care Of Business – Show Notes

Here’s the article about Korea’s productivity woes that Dan and Steve discussed. Seven Reasons Why Korea Has the Worst Productivity in the OECD Dan brought us some new Korean terms in his Cunning Linguist section. 네 알겠습니다 – yes, of course!  (the only answer to every question) 팀장님 – team leader 지금 하겠습니다 – yes, …

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Feb 11

Episode 035: Takin’ Care of Business Play in new window | DownloadIn our first new episode of 2016 Steve and Dan discuss Korean corporate culture and how things work on the inside and why Korea has the worst productivity in the OECD. And since we were lucky enough to get Dan on the show, we’ve got some cunning linguistics for …

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Jan 11

Episode 034 – Testing, 1, 2, 3 Play in new window | DownloadIn this vacation episode we hear Steve and Dan’s very first recording effort. Previously thought long deleted, this was the test recording Dan and I did to see how we sounded together. It’s raw, we’re sloppy, the sound quality is sub-par and I was still figuring out editing in …

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Dec 16

Episode 033 – Wrappin’ It Up Play in new window | DownloadIn the final episode of the year Teresa and Steve talk about their highs and lows of 2015, some big news items, and our Christmas traditions. We’ll see you all back in 2016! Have a great holiday and thanks everyone for a great year!  

Nov 19

Episode 032 – Pumpkin Eater Play in new window | DownloadSteve and Teresa sit down and discuss whether or not Korea has a problem with cheating and plagiarism. We also talk a little bit about the big protest that happened last weekend in Seoul and what got people so pissed. We’ve got some great new music from Korean artist …

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Nov 05

Episode 031 – Death of a Korean Play in new window | DownloadIn this year’s Halloween episode Teresa and Steve talk about death. We discuss our thoughts on it and then discuss Korean burial traditions. We look at how it was done in the past and how it’s changing in modern times as well as what happens to foreigners that might …

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Oct 16

Episode 030 – No, You Make Me A Sandwich! Show Notes


Here is a list of the articles I sourced when researching information about the role of women in Korean society.   Hallyu Doin! Korean singer IU is in the midst of a minor scandal as she has confirmed that she’s dating a much older man, singer Chang Kiha. …

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Oct 15

Episode 030 – No, You Make Me A Sandwich! Play in new window | DownloadSteve and Teresa sit down and discuss the state of women and gender roles in Korea. We cover how Korea came to be such a strong patriarchal society and also how things are finally changing for the better. Teresa brings us another installment of Hallyu Doin! with some shocking …

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Oct 04

Episode 029 – GTFO? Play in new window | DownloadDan returns for this episode and we talk about whether or not younger people thinking coming to Korea should look at ESL as a viable option. Also, if you’ve been here for a few years, is it time to get out while you can?  

Sep 10

Episode 028 – You Don’t Know Jeong! Show Notes

Lots of things were covered in this episode. Below is the list of resources I used for Jeong, Han, and Nunchi. Jeong (정) Jeong in Clinical Psychology Eugene’s Blog on Jung and Han Blog from Rj Koehler A blog making the case that Jeong is not real Han (한) Scott In Exile Nunchi …

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