Category Archive: News

Mar 17

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: iTunes | 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, new …

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Apr 13

Episode 038: No Means No!

http://media.blubrry.com/koreaunderground/p/korea-underground.com/ku/nomeansno.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | 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 well!), …

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Nov 19

Episode 032 – Pumpkin Eater

http://media.blubrry.com/koreaunderground/p/korea-underground.com/ku/pumpkin.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | 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 great …

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Nov 05

Episode 031 – Death of a Korean

http://media.blubrry.com/koreaunderground/p/korea-underground.com/ku/death.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | 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 what …

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Oct 15

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: iTunes | 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 of …

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Sep 08

Episode 028 – You Don’t Know Jeong!

http://media.blubrry.com/koreaunderground/p/korea-underground.com/ku/jeong.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | 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 music …

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May 13

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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Apr 01

Episode 020 – Frenemies

http://media.blubrry.com/koreaunderground/p/korea-underground.com/ku/frenemy.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | 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 http://www.stompyruffers.com …

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Mar 18

Episode 019: Grab Bag

http://media.blubrry.com/koreaunderground/p/korea-underground.com/ku/grab.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | 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”.

Mar 04

Episode 018: I’m Home Momma – Show Notes

Music for this episode was provided by Table People. You can find links and more information about the band on our Featured Artist page. If you’re looking to improve your Korean skills, check out GoBillyKorean.com. He makes some good videos that are short and easily digestible.  Here’s one of his more recent videos. In The …

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