Episode 035: Takin’ Care of Business

In 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 you. Check the show notes to get the full text and translation. In this episode we also feature new music by the band Dongmyo Police Box. Get their information on our Featured Artist page and show them some love. Happy 2016 everyone!

 

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Episode 034 – Testing, 1, 2, 3

In 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 Garageband but listening to it again after all this time made me oddly nostalgic. Enjoy!

 

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Episode 032 – Pumpkin Eater

Steve 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 Shirosky and her song Tie Dye.

 

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Episode 031 – Death of a Korean

In 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 die here. Also in this episode we’ve got new music from Yumi with her song ‘Because of You’. Check the Featured Artist tab on our website to find more information about her.

 

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Episode 030 – No, You Make Me A Sandwich!

Steve 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 news about the Korean singer IU, and we have awesome new music from Korean band Tanemotion.

 

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Episode 029 – GTFO?

Episode 028 – You Don’t Know Jeong!

Steve and Teresa discuss the Korean concepts of Jeong (정), Han (한), and Nunchi (눈치), their meanings in Korean culture and whether or not they can really be defined in English. Teresa brings us another installment of Hallyu Doin’ and we’ve got new music from Tierpark. Be sure to check our website for show notes and information on the band.

 

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Episode 027 – K-Poppin’ Part. 2

In part two of this episode Steve, Teresa, and Eugene finish up our long talk about the K-Pop industry and also get to know more about Eugene and his podcast, Cafe Seoul. Be sure to visit their website at https://cafeseoulpodcast.wordpress.com/ Music in this episode was provided by Table People and the song was Real Good Time. Check out the Featured Artist tab at http://www.korea-underground.com for more information.

 

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Episode 025 – Your Privilege or Mine?

Episode 023 – GI Joe : Show Notes

Here are the articles we discussed or referenced for the main topic.

American Soldiers Need To Leave South Korea
Why Are US Troops Still In South Korea?
Are US Troops in South Korea Still Necessary?
Why Do Koreans Complain About The US
South Korean Armed Forces Remain Under US Command

In The News

Violent Poem About Going To a Hagwon
Drug Fueled Sex Orgy In Seoul
Korea’s Stance on LGBT Sexuality in Textbooks

 

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Music for this episode was provided by Love X Stereo and the song was called We Love We Leave. You can find more information about the band on our Featured Artist page. And don’t forget to check out their video.