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Episode 45: Hey, Baby!

http://media.blubrry.com/koreaunderground/p/www.korea-underground.com/ku/baby.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWhat’s it like having a baby in South Korea? We welcome Teresa back and talk about the whole birth experience. We discuss a little about some traditions and beliefs around childbirth, pre-natal care and then after the baby is born. How are the …

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Episode 044: Don’t Call It A Comeback

http://media.blubrry.com/koreaunderground/p/www.korea-underground.com/ku/comeback.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSSteve and Dan shake the dust off the microphones and try to get this show moving again. In this episode they talk about why they’ve been off the air for so long and then they do a deep dive into Korean funerals. Also, …

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Episode 038: No Means No!

http://media.blubrry.com/koreaunderground/p/korea-underground.com/ku/nomeansno.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSGoing off a story regarding an Australian woman who was raped while on holiday in Korea, Steve and Teresa discuss rape and sexual assault in Korea. They go over how Korea defines rape, how it’s sometimes handled by the authorities (hint: not very …

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Episode 032 – Pumpkin Eater

http://media.blubrry.com/koreaunderground/p/korea-underground.com/ku/pumpkin.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSSteve 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 …

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Episode 031 – Death of a Korean

http://media.blubrry.com/koreaunderground/p/korea-underground.com/ku/death.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIn 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 …

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Episode 030 – No, You Make Me A Sandwich!

http://media.blubrry.com/koreaunderground/p/korea-underground.com/ku/sandwich.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSSteve 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 …

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Episode 028 – You Don’t Know Jeong!

http://media.blubrry.com/koreaunderground/p/korea-underground.com/ku/jeong.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSSteve 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 …

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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 …

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Episode 020 – Frenemies

http://media.blubrry.com/koreaunderground/p/korea-underground.com/ku/frenemy.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIn this episode talk about the fractured nature of the foreigner community in South Korea and we sit down with Brian and Hyelin from Stompy Ruffers, a company out of Deagu that is looking to create American-Korean cultural fusion. Check them out at …

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Episode 019: Grab Bag

http://media.blubrry.com/koreaunderground/p/korea-underground.com/ku/grab.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIn this episode Steve and Dan clear out some of the smaller topics that we’ve been tossing around or that have been suggested by listeners, but which don’t justify a full show. Listen for new artist OopsNice and their song “Dandelion”.

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