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.
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.
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.
In this episode Steve and Teresa sit down with special guest Eugene, from the podcast Cafe Seoul and talk all about the K-Pop industry, as well as a few tangents. We had so much fun with Eugene that we had split it into two parts. Also we’ve got some new music from featured artist Table People! They’ve got a new album out, Ride With Me, which you can find on iTunes and Band Camp.
Recently the show partnered up with a new website, ESLROK.com. Their goal is to be a place for both job seekers and employers, where you can post resumes for free, and join a community to get information about living and teaching in Korea. So if you are looking for a job, looking to hire someone for a job, or know someone who is, head on over and take the tour. Once you make an account you can even create your own blog and connect with others.
And, while you’re there, you can listen to our podcast, or others. If you want to get personal with the creators of ESLROK, check out Cafe Seoul’s most recent episode, Gone Teachin’, where they interview the minds behind the site, Ben and Jason. They offer a lot of options for users and we think they have a good thing going. But, you don’t have to take my word for it. Check them out and see for yourself!
In this episode Teresa tells us all about some of the popular phrases you can toss out with your Korean friends to look cool. Also how to take more stylish selfies. Lots of announcements at the top of the show. Plus, new music from Riot Kidz. You can also now hear Korea Underground on KoreaFM!
Get more information about the Stompy Ruffers treasure hunt here.
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.