Episode 45: Hey, Baby!

What’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 services, how are the hospitals, how much money does the government give you just for popping out a kid? We also talk a little bit about The Burning Sun scandal that is still ongoing. And new music by Kim Peri (김페리)!

Episode 044: Don’t Call It A Comeback

Steve 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 music by Kisnue!

Episode 043: Do You Know Dokdo?

We welcome a new host and then dig deep into the topic of the disputed island of Dokdo and Korea’s seeming obsession with hating on Japan. New music in this episode was provided by the band Walking After U and their song Blind. Comments, tips, suggestions, or questions about the show? Find us on Facebook or Twitter @KUPodcast!

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Episode 042: Shipping and Handling

In this episode Steve and Dan discuss Korea’s affair with mail-order brides from SE Asia and the societal struggles Korea is having as a result. Dan also tickles our ear pussies with another installment of the Cunning Linguist and we’ve got great new music by Acid Party and their song The Sea Hates a Coward. Get their info on our Featured Artist page and consider liking us on Facebook or leaving us a comment on iTunes if you think we’re worth it.

 

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Episode 041: The Dating Game

In this episode Steve and Teresa discuss tips and ideas for dating a Korean. If you’re in need of ideas or things to do to surprise your Korean partner, we’ve got some things in here that might help. There’s also new music from Southway, an indie band out of Seoul, with their song Here and Now. Check out our featured artist page for more info about them. Leave us a like on facebook or a review on iTunes or Stitcher and we’ll love you extra hard.

 

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Episode 040: Gimme!

In this episode Teresa tells us all about the culture of gift giving in Korea and some of the problems foreigners run into when they find themselves in those situations. We’ve also got new music from singer Aseul and her song Dazed, Aseul was on our show previously in episode 16 with the name Yukari. She’s got a new album out called New Pop which I recommend you give a listen to. You can find all her info on our Featured Artist page.

 

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Episode 039: Terrible 2s

In this episode Steve and Teresa kick back, go off script and discus the show, life, and anything else that comes up. It’s a free-for-all in this second anniversary show. Thanks to all of you who’ve kept listening to the show and welcome to all of our new listeners! We wouldn’t be here without you. 건배! Music in this episode was provided by Love X Stereo with their new song, Beauties Die Young. Check out their new album, We Love We Leave, Pt. 2, available now on iTunes.

 

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Episode 038: No Means No!

Going 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!), and what you should do if you find yourself in that situation. In Hallyu Doin’, Teresa discusses the hottest Korean drama right now, Descendants of the Sun. If you’d like the list of agencies and organizations that can help in the event of a rape or sexual assault, you can get it in our show notes.

New music in this show was provided by Seaweed Mustache with their song Reverberation. (The song was wrongly named during the podcast.)

 

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Episode 037 – What’s Up, Doc?

Upon the suggestion of a listener, Steve and Teresa delve deep into the topic of Korea’s National Health Insurance system. Is it any good? How does it compare to other Western countries? What are the strengths and weaknesses? And in a first for our show, we’ve got a hip-hop song from artist Atwater with his song, See Who.

 

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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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