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North Korea-Focused NGOs Need Volunteers
Jan 13 • 00:08:46
In March of last year, North Korea-focused NGOs gathered in Yeouido at the South Korean National Assembly to inform perspective volunteers how they can donate their skills to help North Korean refugees and improve inter-Korean relations. Organizations…
Seoul’s First Vegan Festival
Jan 2 • 00:11:19
The summer of 2016 marked the first time a vegan festival was held in Seoul. Korea FM reporter Chance Dorland attended Vegan Festival Korea to speak with its organizers, and some of its attendees, about how new food options are making it easier than ever…
Cheating Cancels ACT Exam Across South Korea
Dec 26, 2016 • 00:11:31
Due to suspected cheating, this summer the ACT exam was cancelled for all test-takers in South Korea & Hong Kong in what became the first cancellation of the exam to ever affect an entire country, a decision that prevented some 5,500 students from taking…
Comfort Women Remembered In Melbourne, Australia
Dec 7, 2016 • 00:15:09
South Korean ‘comfort women’ were recently remembered at an event in Melbourne as part of ’16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence,’ a movement that started at Rutgers University in 1991 but is now part of an official UN campaign. As it does…
Hongdae’s Zandari Festa Indie Music Showcase w/ ‘Atlas Wyld’ & ‘Say Sue Me’
Nov 22, 2016 • 00:24:49
Since the fall of 2012, Zandari Festa has brought Korean, expat and international musical acts to Hongdae, an area of Seoul known to be the indie music capital of South Korea. This year’s Zandari Festa took place from September 30 to October 3 with a…
Korean Adoptee Adam Crapser To Be Deported After 38 Years In United States
Nov 7, 2016 • 00:28:06
Despite fighting for several years to be made a naturalized American citizen, a US immigration judge has now ordered Korean-born American adoptee Adam Crapser to be deported from the United States. The now 41 year old was adopted from a South Korean…
Increased Public Drinking & Police Altercations During Summer Heatwave
Oct 21, 2016 • 00:18:44
As temperatures rose in Seoul & the rest of the country this summer, so did public drinking & reports of intoxication & altercations with police. Korea FM’s Chance Dorland spoke with Korea Times writer Hong Dam-young about her coverage of the rise &…
Sanitary Pad Price Increase Angers Korean Netizens
Oct 10, 2016 • 00:07:20
The announcement earlier this year by Yuhan-Kimberly, South Korea’s leading company in the domestic sanitary pad market, that it would increase the price of its pads by up to 20 percent has resulted in a social media backlash against the company & the…
Seoul’s Sinkholes Still Causing Headaches
Oct 3, 2016 • 00:07:12
Earlier this year, more than 100 sinkholes were discovered in Seoul, & with an additional 246-kilometer section of the capital yet to be scanned, that number could rise to as many as 300 or more. Korea FM’s Chance Dorland spoke with David Weary, a…
Too Much Tourism On Jeju Island?
Sep 21, 2016 • 00:08:30
A 50 year old Chinese man visiting Jeju Island recently stabbed & killed a South Korean woman while she prayed at a cathedral. The murder shocked the ROK & also triggered an online petition demanding the end of visa waivers for Chinese tourists on Jeju.…
South Korea’s Earthquake Risk & Possible Damage Scenarios
Sep 12, 2016 • 00:08:38
This week, South Korea experienced two strong earthquakes centered near Gyeongju city, including a magnitude-5.8 quake that was the largest ever recorded in the ROK. Before these events, due to seismic activity earlier this year in Japan, as well as…
In Defense Of Korean Feminism: Rise Of Megalia & Other Online Communities
Sep 5, 2016 • 00:43:16
Recently, popular news website Korea Exposé, which brands itself as “showing Korea as it really is,” published two pieces related to South Korean feminism & “Megalia,” the controversial online community that has divided Korean netizens as to what are…
Graphic Cigarette Pack Warnings Begin In South Korea This December
Aug 30, 2016 • 00:08:14
Despite an ongoing fight from tobacco companies, the South Korean government says starting in December, health-warning text & images must be included on the upper part of all cigarette packaging for sale in the ROK. Canada was the first country to make…
Teach North Korean Refugees English Speech Contest
Aug 23, 2016 • 00:09:55
Seoul-based NGO Teach North Korean Refugees recently held its 4th English speech contest for North Korean defectors here in the capital. TNKR’s 3rd speech contest was held earlier this year, & during that event, Korea FM’s Chance Dorland had the…
Stricter Korean Drunk Driving Laws Being Considered
Aug 14, 2016 • 00:07:06
This spring, South Korea’s National Police Agency began conducting a nationwide survey to gather opinions for how to punish drunk drivers & if the country’s blood alcohol limit for drunk driving should be lowered from .05 to .03 percent. Such changes in…
Jeonju Named 3rd Best Asian Travel Destination Of 2016
Aug 2, 2016 • 00:15:55
Lonely Planet, the world’s largest travel guide book publisher, has named Jeonju, South Korea the 3rd best Asian travel destination of 2016. To learn how cities make their way into these & other rankings put out by the company each year, & to gauge the…
Korea Blog: Seoul’s Book Podcast That Draws Standing Room Only Crowds
Jul 25, 2016 • 00:33:54
Seoul-based essayist, broadcaster, & Los Angeles Review of Books Korea Blog writer Colin Marshall joins Korea FM’s Chance Dorland to discuss Lee Dong-jin’s Red Book Room (이동진의 빨간책방), a weekly podcast that since 2012 has been offering an hour and a half to…
Pokémon Go Takes Over Korea As Gamers Travel Hours To Play New App
Jul 18, 2016 • 00:36:30
Pokémon Go has become an overnight success with millions of downloads and users across the world. But, for Pokémon fans in South Korea, the success of the new app has been bittersweet as the game has not yet been officially released in the ROK. However,…
Korean “Kimchibilly” Band ‘Street Guns’ Wins $50K In Global Music Competition
Jul 16, 2016 • 00:19:43
Seoul-based rockabilly band ‘Street Guns’ beat nearly 10,000 other artists around the world to win Hard Rock Rising’s “Rock Local / Win Global” $50,000 first place prize. To learn more about “Street Guns” and the independent music scene here in Seoul,…
Viral Busan Trash Photo Sign Of Korea’s Waste Disposal Problems
Jul 12, 2016 • 00:06:56
Viral images of a trash covered beachfront park in Busan demonstrate South Korea’s ongoing problems surrounding litter & trash disposal in public areas. Korea FM’s Chance Dorland spoke with Busan Haps web editor-in-chief Jeff Liebsch & longtime Busan…
Marmot’s Hole: “Creative Korea” Faces Uphill Battle After New National Slogan Announcement
Jul 7, 2016 • 00:36:12
Marmot’s Hole blogger & tourism magazine editor Robert Koehler joins Korea FM host Chance Dorland to discuss South Korea’s new national slogan, “Creative Korea.” While the government spent $3 million dollars to select the new branding campaign, the very…
Seoul Bicycle FAIL: New Crossings Have High Curbs, No Ramps
Jul 1, 2016 • 00:13:44
Cyclists are criticizing the Seoul City Government for the creation of new bicycle crossing lanes throughout the city that start & end from high curbs instead of ramps. Korea FM’s Chance Dorland spoke with Kojects writer Nikola Medimorec & two other…
Live Podcast Recording At Seoul Book & Culture Club
Jun 21, 2016 • 01:50:28
Barry Welsh’s Seoul Book & Culture Club recently hosted a live podcast recording featuring KoreaFM.net podcast hosts. Marmot’s Hole blogger Robert Koehler, Los Angeles Review of Books’ Korea Blog writer Colin Marshall, notorious Facebook group Only in…
Seoul Pride Parade Protester: Homosexuality Origin Of AIDS, Gays Only Care About Sexual Pleasure
Jun 16, 2016 • 00:10:51
The 17th Annual Korea Queer Culture Festival is in full swing here in Seoul with festivities kicking off earlier this month in front of City Hall with the 2016 Pride Parade & other activities. Korea FM attended the event to speak with festival organizers,…
Arirang TV English Video FAIL: How OinK Facebook Group Forced Korean Media Giant To Pull Poorly Produced English Video Series
Jun 12, 2016 • 00:25:08
OinK - Only in Korea Facebook group creator Travis Hull joins former Arirang employee Daniel Lee & Korea FM’s Chance Dorland to explain how Daniel’s Facebook post criticizing the poor English of Arirang TV’s “Aerial Korea: Ep 13: Busan 부산” video led to…
UC Berkeley Korean Studies Students Present Their Research At Seoul National University
Jun 8, 2016 • 00:07:22
Students from the University of California, Berkeley recently traveled to South Korea to receive helpful suggestions on their research from Seoul National University professors at the 4th SNU-UC Berkeley Korean Studies graduate student conference. Korea…
Marmot’s Hole: Korean Air Pollution Grows With Coal Power Expansion
Jun 2, 2016 • 00:36:14
Marmot’s Hole blogger Robert Koehler & Korea FM creator Chance Dorland discuss the increasing air pollution in South Korea that while often blamed on “yellow dust” from China is more and more a result of the ROK’s continued reliance on an increasing…
AAJA N3Con: Censorship, Crowdfunding & Virtual Reality Interviews
May 30, 2016 • 00:24:30
KoreaFM.net’s Chance Dorland covered the second & final day of the Asian American Journalists Association’s New.Now.Next media conference in Seoul this weekend where he spoke with multiple reporters & experts on topics affecting journalism. In this audio…
AAJA N3Con: Business Stories You Should Be Doing Now
May 27, 2016 • 00:07:32
Chance Dorland spoke with Heather Timmons of Quartz, the Wall Street Journal’s Alastair Gale, Reuter’s Tony Munroe & Bloomberg’s Oanh Ha & Peter Pae after their Asian American Journalists Association “Business Stories You Should Be Doing Now” panel…
AAJA N3Con: Live-streaming the News
May 27, 2016 • 00:04:52
Chance Dorland spoke with the University of Hawaii’s Jay Hartwell & Voice of America’s Steve Herman after their Asian American Journalists Association “Live-streaming the News” panel discussion at this weekend’s New.Now.Next media conference in Seoul.…
AAJA N3Con: Journalism in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
May 27, 2016 • 00:07:18
Chance Dorland spoke with Bloomberg TV’s Angie Lau, Bloomberg News’ David Merritt, Heather Timmons of Quartz, the AP’s Paul Cheung & drone photographer Seongjoo Cho after their Asian American Journalists Association “Journalism in the Age of Artificial…
Gwangju Uprising Remembered By Foreign Journalists Who Were There
May 24, 2016 • 00:09:39
If you enjoy this & other Korea FM Talk Radio & News Podcasts, please like us at Facebook.com/KoreaFM & consider financially supporting our podcast at Patreon.com/KoreaFM. Three foreign journalists who covered the 1980 Gwangju uprising recently gathered…
Korean Sex Trafficking Exacerbated By E-6 Entertainment Visa
May 23, 2016 • 00:09:06
Recently, news reports of Korean & foreign women being raped or murdered have thrust South Korea into the international spotlight. But, another crime affecting females (that also affects males to a lesser extent) is sex trafficking. Korea FM recently…
Should South Korea Say Goodbye To Its “Korean Age” System?
May 19, 2016 • 00:07:16
How old are you? Depending on which country you’re in, the answer might be different, & while South Korean civil law has counted age from a person’s date of birth since 1962, the continuing presence of the system commonly referred to as “Korean age” often…
Seoul Hockey League Raises $5,000 For Players’ Families After Deadly Rooftop Accident
May 17, 2016 • 00:08:57
Teachers Cory Anderson & Kesayne Reed died May 8th after falling from an Itaewon rooftop in an accident that has both shocked Seoul’s expat community & also generated an incredible amount of support. After hearing the news, friends & Canada Ball Hockey…
Only In Korea: HBC Gentrification - What Does The Future Hold For Seoul’s Expat Neighborhood?
May 15, 2016 • 00:42:36
Only in Korea Facebook Group creator Travis Hull joins Korea FM’s Chance Dorland to discuss HBC gentrification & the government’s plan to turn Haebangchon (Hangul: 해방촌 Hanja: 解放村) into a “Green Culture Village.” Subscribe to this & other Korea FM original…
Jeonju Int’l Film Festival Interviews with Yana Lekarska
May 15, 2016 • 00:38:25
Yana Lekarska is a freelance journalist & filmmaker based in Seoul, & her interest in Korean film & cinema history brings her to film festivals across the ROK. During the recent 17th Jeonju International Film Festival, she spoke with Korean-American…
Korea Blog: Korea’s English Fever, Or English Cancer?
May 7, 2016 • 00:35:51
Do all South Korean students need English in order to be a success? And why are students learning to score well on tests rather than to actually speak English? Seoul-based essayist, broadcaster, & Los Angeles Review of Books Korea Blog writer Colin…
Questioning Media Portrayal Of Foreigners & Drugs In South Korea
May 4, 2016 • 00:08:43
The arrest of a Canadian working for a university in Daegu on charges of growing marijuana in his apartment has once again ignited a discussion over how foreigners & drugs are depicted by South Korean media entities, & a blog post written by prominent…
Seoul Food Truck Competition At Yeouido Han River Park
May 1, 2016 • 00:06:00
The Seoul Night Market opened earlier this month with a competition to choose which foods trucks will have permanents spots at the Yeouido Han River Park from now through the end of October. Korea FM attended the competition & spoke with one of the…
LA Koreatown Community Center Legal Battle Continues
Apr 21, 2016 • 00:07:51
A four-story building in Los Angeles that once served as a symbol of uniting Korean Americans together as a community is now at the forefront of an ongoing legal battle between factions fighting for its control. Korea FM spoke with LA Times reporter…
Public Sewol Discussion With LA Times’ Steven Borowiec At “Seoul Book & Culture Club”
Apr 19, 2016 • 00:10:03
On the two year anniversary of the sinking of the Sewol, dozens gathered at a public event in Seoul to discuss the factors that led to the April 16, 2014 ferry sinking that killed more than 300 people, most of whom were high school students on a field…
Sewol 2 Year Anniversary Street Interviews
Apr 18, 2016 • 00:07:01
April 16th, 2016 marks the two year anniversary of South Korea’s worst maritime disaster when the Sewol Ferry sank on a routine trip from Incheon to Jeju Island while transporting hundreds of high school students on a field trip. Most of the 304 people…
Seoul Street Foods Seeing Culinary Rebirth?
Apr 16, 2016 • 00:08:31
That’s the title of a recent piece from the Korea Herald that makes the case that while South Korea’s capital once saw only greasy, fried food & doughy dessert snacks, Seoul’s streets are now seeing new culinary creations & out-of-the-box dining options…
Marmot’s Hole: South Korean Election Results
Apr 14, 2016 • 00:19:59
Marmot’s Hole blogger Robert Koehler goes through the recent South Korean parliamentary election results & discusses his thoughts on Saenuri’s fall behind the main opposition Minjoo Party in National Assembly seats as well as the rise of liberal defector…
South Korean HIV/AIDS Patients Face Discrimination & Abuse
Apr 14, 2016 • 00:08:27
Christian Science Monitor writer John Powers says that while HIV & AIDS patients in South Korea have long found it difficult to find medical care, as the number of cases increase, so does patient abuse. Korea FM spoke with John Power & US attorney…
Young Korean Writers Discuss Their Work & South Korean Society
Apr 11, 2016 • 00:08:17
The Seoul Book and Culture Club & ASIA Publishers recently invited three young, award-winning Korean writers to discuss their work for the public. The event was hosted by Colin Marshall, an American essayist, interviewer & public speaker, & featured Chang…
Korean Police Deny Wrongdoing In Australian’s Rape Investigation
Apr 6, 2016 • 00:11:03
Airdre Mattner says she was drugged, abducted & raped in Seoul last September, but after dealing with South Korean hospital staff & police, including a recent Facebook post by police that revealed private information regarding her case, she says she’s…
Disabled South Koreans Most Common Victims Of Discrimination
Apr 4, 2016 • 00:07:32
According to data from the National Human Rights Commission of Korea, more than half of all South Korean discrimination complaints in 2015 were filed by persons with disabilities, making the disabled the most common victims of discrimination in the entire…
Korea Blog: Han Kang’s “The Vegetarian” & Increased Interest In Korean Authors
Apr 3, 2016 • 00:30:56
Chance Dorland & Seoul-based essayist, broadcaster, & Los Angeles Review of Books Korea Blog writer Colin Marshall discuss the attention Han Kang’s English translation of “The Vegetarian” is getting & the spotlight that has slowly begun to shine on South…
North Korea’s Growing Statue & Monument Business
Apr 1, 2016 • 00:08:04
While recent news reports on North Korea have focused on nuclear & rocket programs, the DPRK is also making headlines for its expertise in large statues & monuments both for domestic use & an increasing number of international clients. Korea FM spoke with…
Marmot’s Hole: Otto Warmbier Sentenced & Korea Invests In Artificial Intelligence
Mar 29, 2016 • 00:31:05
Chance Dorland & Robert Koehler discuss North Korea’s sentencing of Otto Warmbier to 15 years of hard labor & the South Korean government’s new emphasis on artificial intelligence after Google computer program AlphaGo beat South Korean Lee Se-dol in the…
Only in Korea: Seoul 8th Most Expensive City For Cost Of Living
Mar 27, 2016 • 00:46:44
The Economist Intelligence Unit ranks Seoul as the 8th most expensive city in the world for cost of living. Chance & Travis discuss their thoughts & this week’s poll results from the Only In Korea Facebook group. Travis also gets called out by a…
Busan Int’l Film Festival Chair Resigns, Industry Professionals Abroad Send Support
Mar 25, 2016 • 00:07:34
The Busan International Film Festival recently made headlines with news of its chairman’s resignation & a show of support from industry professionals half way across the world. Korea FM spoke with veteran film festival member & KoreanFilm.org writer Darcy…
Bernie Sanders’ 93% South Korean Victory Is His Largest Democrats Abroad Global Primary Win
Mar 23, 2016 • 00:07:37
With 682 out of 735 votes cast by Americans living in South Korea, Bernie Sanders won a landslide 93 percent of support - his highest in the entire Democrats Abroad global primary. Democrats Abroad South Korea Chair and Hanyang University Professor David…
Korea Wins Baking World Cup
Mar 21, 2016 • 00:08:10
In February, a team of South Koreans won gold at the Baking World Cup in France. Korea FM spoke with previous Baking World Cup gold medal winner & American team coach Jeff Yankellow & Louis Lesaffre Cup project manager Nadine Debailis to learn more about…
Should Jeju Build An Underwater Train Tunnel To Solve Flight Problems?
Mar 19, 2016 • 00:09:18
After high winds & the biggest snowfall in three decades canceled flights & stranded thousands of passengers at Jeju’s only airport in January, an old but still untested idea resurfaced. Could problems related to weather delays and increasing travel to…
Seoul’s Financial Hub Dream Outshined By Startup Success
Mar 17, 2016 • 00:10:07
With the recent wave of global financial groups leaving or downsizing their South Korean presence, government efforts to establish Seoul as one of Asia’s three financial hubs have clearly come up short. However, a mixture of public & private initiatives…
Why Do South Koreans Underreport Their Health?
Mar 15, 2016 • 00:08:27
While South Koreans are living longer than ever before, individual perceptions of health in the ROK do not live up to those numbers as new data from the OECD shows South Koreans consistently underreport their health. Korea FM spoke with OECD health…
Marmot’s Hole: Korean Defamation Laws Silence Critics
Mar 12, 2016 • 00:42:26
Chance Dorland & Robert Koehler break their two week streak of talking North Korea to discuss a New York Times article that makes the case that the Park Geun-hye administration is using the country’s defamation laws to silence critics. The duo then…
Only In Korea: Parking & Driving In The ROK
Mar 7, 2016 • 00:43:33
Chance & Travis discuss the recent appearance of the Parking Vigilantes of Korea site (http://PVK.website) that sells stickers to place on horribly parked cars & share their experiences dealing with the unsafe driving conditions prevalent in the country…
South Korean Bobsled Makes History With First Gold Medal Victory In International Competition
Mar 5, 2016 • 00:08:15
South Korea’s two man bobsled team made history with the ROK’s first gold medal victory at this year’s International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation World Cup in Canada. South Korea now holds the top spot in international bobsled rankings, & Korea FM…
Foreigner Tax Advice For Filing In South Korea
Mar 4, 2016 • 00:08:05
South Korea’s National Tax Service has released tips for the more than 500,000 foreigners expected to file year-end tax settlements for their 2015 income, & Korea FM spoke with Seoul Global Center CPA Lee Jung-se & tax consultant Katie Klemsen to discuss…
South Korea Has World’s “Most Innovative Economy”
Mar 3, 2016 • 00:08:29
Bloomberg Business says “in the world of ideas, South Korea is king” as the ROK is the world’s most innovative economy for the 3rd year in a row. Korea FM spoke with Bloomberg’s Michelle Jamrisko & the Wall Street Journal’s Jonathan Cheng to learn which…
How Does The Death Of Internet Explorer Affect South Korea?
Mar 2, 2016 • 00:09:48
Microsoft has ended support for Internet Explorer 8, 9 & 10 in an effort to move users to the program’s final version, Internet Explorer 11, & Microsoft’s new web browser, Edge. Korea FM spoke with SUNY Korea Professor James Larson & ZDnet reporter Philip…
Only In Korea: Businesses Continue To Ban Foreigners
Mar 1, 2016 • 00:39:35
Chance & Travis discuss the recent Korea Herald article on “Green Light,” the Hongdae bar that doesn’t allow foreign customers because its employees “are not able to communicate in English. Its not racist. Sorry. Please be generous about it.” The duo also…
Marmot’s Hole: War Of Words On The Korean Peninsula
Feb 27, 2016 • 00:49:11
For the 2nd week in a row, Robert Koehler & Chance Dorland focus on rising tensions between North and South Korea as the ROK is now questioning North Korea’s UN membership, President Park Geun-hye has called on the nation to remain on high alert over…
South Korea Barely Makes Top 20 In “Best Countries” Ranking
Feb 23, 2016 • 00:08:20
South Korea barely made the top 20 in a new “Best Countries” ranking by US News & World Report. Korea FM asked US News executive editor Tim Smart why South Korea was ranked lower than neighbors Japan & China, and how the ROK can improve its score.…
South Korean Police Arrest Wrong Nigerian, Refuse To Contact His Embassy
Feb 21, 2016 • 00:07:12
The National Human Rights Commission of Korea says the 2014 arrest of a Nigerian man violated his rights as both police & prosecutors refused repeated requests to contact the Nigerian embassy for more than a week. The Nigerian is now trying to sue, &…
Marmot’s Hole: Kaesong Closure & Conan O’Brien In South Korea
Feb 20, 2016 • 00:56:01
Robert Koehler joins Chance Dorland to discuss the recent closure of the Kaesong Industrial Complex & late night TV icon Conan O’Brien’s trip to South Korea. Subscribe to this & other Korea FM original content via: iTunes -…
Friday, Feb 19 Korean News Update Podcast
Feb 18, 2016 • 00:03:55
Amid ongoing censorship controversy the Mayor of Busan will step down from his position as chairman of the Busan International Film Festival, U.S. President Barack Obama has signed new sanctions on North Korea to curb Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile…
Only In Korea: No Smoking In Myeongdong
Feb 18, 2016 • 00:42:54
Sometime in the next few months, Myeongdong & Mugyodong will become completely smoke free minus a few smoking booths that will be constructed. Chance & Travis discuss what members of the Only In Korea Facebook group think of the plan & also the recent…
Wednesday, Feb 17 Korean News Update Podcast
Feb 16, 2016 • 00:04:00
Wednesday, Feb 17 - The wages of a South Korean author will be withheld to pay thousands of dollars in damages to survivors of Japanese sexual slavery South Korean authorities say she defamed, the US Embassy in Seoul denies reports that American late…
Tuesday, Feb 16 Korean News Update Podcast
Feb 15, 2016 • 00:04:22
Tuesday, Feb 16 - South Korea’s Unification Minister is walking back comments that his government has documents corroborating North Korea’s rerouting of Gaesong Industrial Complex money for nuclear and missile programs, complaints over Seoul’s upcoming…
Korea Blog: Coffee Life In South Korea
Feb 12, 2016 • 00:29:35
Korea FM has teamed with Seoul-based essayist, broadcaster, public speaker & Los Angeles Review of Books Korea Blog writer Colin Marshall for the “Korea Blog Podcast.” Each episode, Colin & Chance Dorland will discuss a topic on literature, cinema,…
New Well-Dying Bill & Standardization Of Korean Traditional Medicine
Feb 10, 2016 • 00:07:37
Two new medical initiatives are moving forward in South Korea as the Health Ministry has announced efforts to standardize Korean traditional medicine, and the National Assembly also passed a “well-dying” bill that by 2018 will allow patients with no hope…
Marmot’s Hole: North Korean Rocket, Arirang TV President Resignation, “The Vegetarian” English Tanslation, & Incheon Int’l Airport Failures
Feb 7, 2016 • 01:02:16
Here’s a longer than usual episode with Robert Koehler and Chance Dorland discussing North Korea’s rocket launch. The duo also discuss the recent resignation of the president of Arirang TV, the English translation of praised Korean novel “The Vegetarian”…
Friday, Feb 5 Korean News Update Podcast
Feb 5, 2016 • 00:03:29
A female Korean politician says women elected into government should “pretend to be less smart” in order to befriend the public, smoking will soon be banned in Seoul’s Myeong-dong and Mugyo-dong neighborhoods, and this weekend millions of Koreans will be…
South Korean “Digital Nomads” On The Rise
Feb 3, 2016 • 00:07:59
As youth unemployment, rising housing costs and long working hours continue to be a problem here in Seoul and other parts of the country, more and more South Koreans are looking to leave the ROK and work in a foreign country. But some of them, known as…
Only In Korea: American Detained In North Korea & Return Of Korean Gift Sets
Jan 31, 2016 • 00:43:07
Chance & Travis discuss the detention of a 21 year old American tourist in North Korea & the return of expensive Korean gift sets for the Lunar New Year holiday. The duo also discuss the results of two polls from the Oink - Only in Korea Facebook group…
Monday, Feb 1 Korean News Update Podcast
Jan 31, 2016 • 00:03:40
After spending a week in South Korea a United Nations envoy says Koreans have seen a regression on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, years of speculation over a 1997 murder in an Itaewon Burger King restaurant’s bathroom have…
Koreans Don’t Want to Admit They’re Eating Chinese Kimchi
Jan 30, 2016 • 00:07:02
Despite millions of dollars worth of imports every year, a new VICE report says Koreans don’t want to admit they’re eating Chinese kimchi. Korea FM spoke with the report’s author, Dave Hazzan, and the writer of Korea’s first English-language food blog,…
Friday, Jan 29 Korean News Update Podcast
Jan 28, 2016 • 00:04:08
South Korean prosecutors have charged an activist with defamation for his website that helps Filipina women locate the Korean fathers of their children, a new government report says avoiding psychiatric treatment and alcohol abuse are significantly linked…
Marmot’s Hole: Korea #1 For Innovation, Jeju Flight Delays, American Held In North Korea & Nut Rage Law
Jan 27, 2016 • 00:51:19
Robert Koehler & Chance Dorland discuss Bloomberg’s crowning of South Korea as the most innovative economy in the world, this weekend’s winter storm that left thousands stranded in Jeju, the American tourist being held captive in North Korea & the ROK’s…
Wednesday, Jan 27 Korean News Update Podcast
Jan 26, 2016 • 00:04:25
Flights have resumed to and from Jeju after winter weather stranded 90,000 passengers, in just the first month of 2016 South Korea’s top 10 business groups lost 5% of their market value, South Koreans understate their health more than any other OECD…
Only In Korea: Internet Trolls, New Admins & Hell Joseon
Jan 22, 2016 • 00:33:19
Travis & Chance discuss OinK’s intense trolling & subsequent group admin changes as well as “Hell Joseon,” the term that embodies all that is wrong with South Korean education and work culture. Subscribe to this & other Korea FM original content via:…
Marmot’s Hole: Taiwanese Flag In K-Pop Video
Jan 20, 2016 • 00:27:55
A 16 year old Taiwanese member of K-Pop group TWICE has become the center of ongoing controversy over the appearance of the Taiwanese flag in an online video back in November of 2015. Robert Koehler & Chance Dorland discuss the issue as well as the recent…
Family Guy Does South Korea - Offensive Or Funny?
Jan 18, 2016 • 00:08:25
A recent episode of Fox’s Family Guy parodied K-Pop & life as a foreigner in South Korea, but not everyone is laughing. Korea FM spoke with two Korean organizations about the episode & how people are reacting to the animated sitcom’s latest lampoon of…
Only In Korea: Konglish, Showry & Korean Winter Habits
Jan 16, 2016 • 00:51:46
OinK - Only in Korea members chose this week’s topics & one brave soul even left a voice message. On today’s episode, Travis & Chance discuss the wonderful world of Konglish, the Korean YouTube sensation Showry, & finish by going through the interesting…
Marmot’s Hole: North Korea’s “Hydrogen Bomb”
Jan 13, 2016 • 00:46:35
Robert Koehler & Chance Dorland discuss North Korea’s recent test of a “hydrogen bomb,” the return of loudspeaker broadcasts along the DMZ, America’s flight of a B52 bomber above the Korean Peninsula, and the desensitization of young South Koreans who…
Only In Korea: OinK History, Family Guy & Hydrogen Bombs
Jan 10, 2016 • 00:46:17
KoreaFM.net has teamed up with Travis Hull, the creator of the popular OinK (Only In Korea) Facebook group, for a weekly podcast discussing the most popular stories of the last week. We’ll post weekly discussion topics on Facebook.com/groups/OnlyInKorea…
Marmot’s Hole: End of Blog, Itaewon Foreigner Fight, Comfort Women Deal
Jan 5, 2016 • 00:52:03
Introducing The Marmot’s Hole Podcast, a weekly discussion program with Robert Koehler and Chance Dorland. For the inaugural episode, the duo discuss the end of the Marmot’s Hole blog, a video of a large foreigner fight in Itaewon over New Year’s weekend,…
US Veterans Protest Jeju Island Naval Base
Jan 3, 2016 • 00:09:45
Critics from both Korea & abroad say constructing a new naval base on Jeju Island was, and continues to be, a mistake.Last month the US-based group Veterans For Peace held a demonstration against the base, & Korea FM spoke with retired US Colonel Ann…
Only in Korea (OinK) Charity Fundraising & Homeless Outreach
Jan 1, 2016 • 00:07:35
Members of the “Only in Korea” Facebook group focusing on news and happenings in South Korea have raised $2,000 to help the homeless in Seoul during the holiday season. OinK moderator Deja Motley lead the initiative and told Korea FM that her previous…
Thursday, Dec. 31 Korea FM News Update Podcast
Dec 30, 2015 • 00:03:40
Thursday, December 31 - Hundreds of protesters are joining South Korean survivors of Japanese World War II sex slavery to denounce a new agreement between the two nations, a South Korean soldier is dead following a gun-related incident on the southern…
Sunday, December 27th Korea FM News Update Podcast
Dec 26, 2015 • 00:04:43
South Korea’s Education Ministry has threatened to sue over a childcare dispute, both part-time and full-time Korean workers are subject to illegal pressure from their employers, just how many soldiers does North Korea have, and despite a slow start South…
Thursday, December 24th Korea FM News Update Podcast
Dec 24, 2015 • 00:03:45
Thursday, December 24 - South Korea’s Constitutional Court has rejected a petition that challenged the country’s 1965 agreement with Japan for victims of forced labor, A Daegu court has found a 42 year old man guilty of defaming President Park Geun-hye…
Wednesday, December 23rd Korean News Update Podcast
Dec 22, 2015 • 00:03:49
Wednesday, December 23 - A group of South Korean lawyers have filed an appeal to the Constitutional Court over the government’s move to reintroduce state-authored history textbooks, California will likely teach high school students about Comfort Women by…
Seoul Selects Foreign Residents Council Members
Dec 11, 2015 • 00:07:02
More than 30 foreign residents of Korea have been chosen to be part of Seoul’s Foreign Residents Council, a new group formed under Mayor Park Won-soon to review the city’s current policies, seek advice from foreign residents and create new proposals. The…
Role Of Shamanism In Contemporary Korea
Dec 9, 2015 • 00:06:45
The Asia Society, a pan-Asian think tank, the recently held an open seminar with Korean Shaman Eunmi Pang on the role of Shamans in contemporary Korean society. Korea FM interviewed Shaman Pang and recorded part of the discussion that occurred between…
High School & College Students Debate Human Rights At Seoul National University
Nov 30, 2015 • 00:08:36
Seoul National University recently hosted the 2015 Korea Human Rights & Peace Debate to develop Korean & English communication skills for high school & college students.Korea FM attended the event and spoke with organizers as well as high school…
Seoul Dialogue For Human Rights: 800th Anniversary of Magna Carta
Nov 18, 2015 • 00:10:25
Recently, experts from around the world gathered in the capital to attend the Seoul Dialogue For Human Rights, organized by the Yonsei Center For Human Liberty & the National Human Rights Commission of Korea. The day began with an opening address from the…
Visiting The “House of Sharing” & Survivor Of Japanese Sexual Slavery
Nov 15, 2015 • 00:07:14
Recently, Korea FM traveled with a group of undergraduate and graduate students from Seoul to Gyeonggi-do Gwanju to visit a countryside museum known in English as the “House of Sharing”. While there, the group learned about the history and purpose of the…
Seoul Kimchi Festival Celebrates 2nd Year
Nov 11, 2015 • 00:06:46
City Hall & Seoul Plaza recently played host to the 2nd year of the Seoul Kimchi Festival, an event where thousands of volunteers make kimchi for the needy & celebrate the Korean custom of Kimjang, the making and sharing kimchi. Korea FM . net spoke with…
More Air Pollution From South Korea’s Coal Power Plants Than China
Nov 7, 2015 • 00:07:01
Ask people here in South Korea where the majority of smog, fine dust, or the scientific term PM2.5 comes from, and you’ll get quite a few different answers. However, if you ask Greenpeace, you’ll only get one. Earlier this year, the NGO released a joint…
Impressions of Journalism In Korea From Foreign Journalists
Oct 28, 2015 • 00:08:42
Foreign correspondents, journalists, and prominent bloggers based in Korea were recently invited to attend a night of networking and panel discussions hosted by the Korea Observer and the Senior Public Diplomacy Group, a volunteer wing of the South Korean…
Foreign Entertainers’ Event
Oct 22, 2015 • 00:10:04
Recently, more than 150 people attended a standing room only event for foreign entertainers to network and discuss solutions to issues they face while working in Korea. The event was organized by the Korea Observer and The Senior Public Diplomacy Group, a…
Seoul’s New Tourism Slogan
Oct 16, 2015 • 00:08:34
The Seoul City Government has finally decided to end it’s long running branding campaign of “Hi Seoul: Soul of Asia”, a slogan that was chosen nearly 10 years ago when over 7,000 people voted for the concept. Seoul is continuing its reliance on citizens…
Sunday, October 11th Korean News Update Podcast
Oct 11, 2015 • 00:03:24
Sunday, October 11 - The South Korean Government is strengthening sanctions against men who give up their citizenship to avoid mandatory military service, a record number of people attended the 20th anniversary of the Busan International Film Festival,…
Cheonggye Stream Project 10 Year Anniversary
Oct 6, 2015 • 00:08:21
It’s now been 10 years since the completion of the Cheonggye Stream Restoration Project that transformed an elevated freeway in the heart of Seoul into an 11km family friendly walkway that now attracts millions of tourists each year. While it’s reported…
Experiencing Chuseok In Korea
Oct 2, 2015 • 00:09:03
Last weekend, a reported 32 million people traveled across South Korea for the Chuseok holiday. Korea FM reporter Chance Dorland traveled to Milyang, a small town located between Busan and Daegu, to spend the Chuseok holiday with a Korean family, where he…
What Are You Doing For Chuseok?
Oct 1, 2015 • 00:07:33
A growing number of Koreans are treating Chuseok as a more relaxed holiday, a trend that points to the slowly changing tide of Korean national holiday customs. KoreaFM.net asked people here in Seoul how they planned to celebrate “Korean Thanksgiving” and…
Transitional Justice At The Asan Institute
Sep 29, 2015 • 00:11:11
This month, experts from around the world gathered in Seoul for a public forum at the Asan Institute For Policy Studies to discuss South Korea and other examples of successful transitional justice. KoreaFM.net was there and spoke with an organizer of the…
This Week Korea - Korea Times Apology, No Smoking Near Subway Exits & Chuseok’s Changing Traditions
Sep 23, 2015 • 00:53:04
OinK (Only in Korea) creator Travis Hull, Korean TV and YouTube sensation Alex Sigrist, and German university student Marie Schade are on today’s episode of “This Week Korea”, an anything goes panel discussion program featuring some of the biggest yet…
Irish Folk & Dance Festival
Sep 21, 2015 • 00:06:27
This weekend in Sindorim, the Irish Association of Korea held one of its yearly Irish Folk & Dance Festivals to what eventually became a standing room only crowd of both Koreans and international residents. Korea FM was there and spoke to the organizers…
Thursday, September 17th Korean News Update Podcast
Sep 16, 2015 • 00:03:47
Thursday, September 17th - The Korea Times says its publication of a “bogus” editorial article containing a photo of the supposed author that was in fact the mug shot of a registered sex offender is “inexcusable” and “beyond an apology”, in the last year…
Wednesday, September 16th Korean News Update Podcast
Sep 15, 2015 • 00:03:47
Wednesday, September 16th - South Korea and the European Union are asking North Korea to stop its planned rocket launch, global credit appraiser Standard & Poor’s has raised South Korea’s rating to AA-, and after more than six years of construction, South…
International Folk Music & Dance Concert
Sep 12, 2015 • 00:09:07
Earlier this month, nearly 800 people traveled to the National Museum of Korea for the “International Folk Music & Dance Concert” featuring musical performances and dancing from Korea, France, Mongolia, Cambodia, Indonesia, China and other countries from…
Attracting More Int’l Students To Korea
Sep 10, 2015 • 00:08:39
By 2023, the Ministry of Education hopes to attract 200,000 international students to South Korea. But, with record numbers of young South Koreans unemployed, is that still possible? Korea FM attended the graduation ceremony for Yonsei University, one of…
This Week Korea - Decline In English Teachers, Anchor Babies & Hongdae Busking
Sep 7, 2015 • 00:59:12
“This Week Korea” is an anything goes panel discussion program featuring the opinions of expats and Korean nationals on some of the biggest yet often underreported stories from the last week. On today’s show, fashion street photographer & Busan University…
Saturday, September 5th Korean News Update Podcast
Sep 5, 2015 • 00:03:22
Saturday, September 5th - South Korean prosecutors have asked for a 15-year prison sentence for the 55-year-old Korean man who earlier this year attacked the US ambassador to Korea, a new report shows each day more than three cases of sexual crimes are…
Korea International Comedy Competition
Sep 3, 2015 • 00:11:06
This weekend, 11 comics from 6 different countries made their way to the O’Lounge Comedy Club in Pyeongtaek to the 2nd annual “Korea International Comedy Competition.” With more than 200 people attending the standing-room-only, two-day event, both…
Thursday, September 3rd Korean News Update Podcast
Sep 2, 2015 • 00:03:23
Thursday, September 3rd - South Korea’s suicide rate is the highest in the OECD for the 11th year in a row, the number of native English teachers in Korean public schools continues to drop, and the South Korean military says despite being tracked on…
Wednesday, September 2nd Korean News Update Podcast
Sep 1, 2015 • 00:03:15
Wednesday, September 2nd - South Korea has demanded a Japanese newspaper retract its column that compares Korean President Park Geun-hye to an empress killed by Japanese agents, an appeals court has ruled the Korean government does not have to disclose…
Seoul Ranked #58 In World Livability
Aug 30, 2015 • 00:09:28
A new report from The Economist on the “livability” of cities around the world ranks Seoul #58, one spot below Detroit, a city that has become the largest municipal bankruptcy filing in U.S. history. Korea FM spoke with the editor of the report and a…
Saturday, August 29th Korean News Update Podcast
Aug 28, 2015 • 00:03:15
Saturday, October 29th - South Korea says it will increase its military budget for 2016 to boost defenses against North Korea, South Korean civic groups and other organizations say new nationwide sex education materials from Ministry of Education are…
Korea Speaks - North Korean English Speech Contest
Aug 25, 2015 • 00:10:02
This weekend, seven North Korean defectors gathered in Seoul to answer the question “What freedom means to me?” The event was organized by Teach North Korea Refugees, and despite technical difficulties that prevented the use of microphones, true to their…
Tuesday, August 25th Korean News Update Podcast
Aug 24, 2015 • 00:03:54
Tuesday, August 25th - After 43 hours of talks, North and South Korea have agreed on a six-point plan to defuse tensions on the Korean peninsula, despite this weekend’s threat of armed conflict with North Korea, residents along the DMZ are questioning why…
This Week Korea - North Korea’s Ultimatum, Hidden Camera Shower Video, & Is Seoul Really Worse Than Detroit?
Aug 23, 2015 • 00:53:26
“This Week Korea” is an anything goes panel discussion program featuring the opinions of expats and Korean nationals on some of the biggest yet often underreported stories from the last week. On today’s show, poet, feminist, and pop culture writer Mary…
Sunday, August 23rd Korean News Update Podcast
Aug 23, 2015 • 00:04:04
No shots have been fired and high level talks are continuing between North and South Korea as yesterday’s ultimatum passed without incident, a hidden camera video of more than 100 women and children showering at a Korean water park has gone viral, and the…
Saturday, August 22nd Korean News Update Podcast
Aug 21, 2015 • 00:03:41
South Korean President Park Geun-hye has ordered military units to retaliate if they are provoked by North Korea, a US army captain has been found dead in a Seoul parking lot in an apparent suicide, and nearly nine out of 10 young South Koreans say…
Busan’s Haeundae Beach
Aug 20, 2015 • 00:07:34
Haeundae beach is one of the most popular summer destinations on the peninsula, and during South Korea’s recent 3 day “Liberation Day” holiday weekend, despite temperatures as high as 32 degrees, more than 600,000 visitors made their way to Haeundae…
Thursday, August 20th Korean News Update Podcast
Aug 19, 2015 • 00:03:47
Thursday, August 20th - A South Korean court has ruled police can use vehicles to seal off roads during a protest, green tide algae warnings have been issued for the Han river and another connected body of water, and South Korean President Park Geun-hye…
Wednesday, August 19th Korean News Update Podcast
Aug 18, 2015 • 00:03:43
Wednesday, August 19th - Female South Korean students are scoring higher than males in all subjects on the country’s college entrance exam, Korean women’s rights groups are protesting Amnesty International’s recent decision to advocate for the…
Tuesday, August 18th Korean News Update Podcast
Aug 17, 2015 • 00:03:26
Tuesday, August 18th - A South Korean professor has reportedly committed suicide over a policy change at his university, Veteran South Korean soccer administrator Jeong Mong Joon has announced his intentions for the FIFA presidency, and Pyongyang has…
Monday, August 17th Korean News Update Podcast
Aug 16, 2015 • 00:03:25
Monday, August 17th - Two Chinese salvage ships have arrived at the site of the Sewol, a nighttime internet curfew at some South Korean university dormitories isn’t going as well as planned, and The ROK has condemned North Korea for using President Park…
Friday, August 14th Korean News Update Podcast
Aug 13, 2015 • 00:03:52
Friday, August 14th - South Korean President Park Geun-hye has granted special pardons to thousands of convicted criminals ahead of the Liberation Day Weekend, obesity has emerged has a major health threat in Korea, and the perception of public safety in…
Thursday, August 13th Korean News Update Podcast
Aug 12, 2015 • 00:03:36
Thursday, August 13th Korean News Update Podcast: An elderly Korean man has set himself on fire near the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, 14 descendants of Koreans who collaborated during Japanese occupation have won lawsuits against the government for land…
Wednesday August 12th Korean News Update Podcast
Aug 12, 2015 • 00:03:11
Korean News Update Podcast For Wednesday, August 12th Chinese state media says South Korea “will suffer” if its president does not attend next month’s military parade commemorating the end of WWII, Hyundai & Samsung workers have the highest salaries among…
Tuesday, August 11th Korean News Update Podcast
Aug 10, 2015 • 00:03:04
Tuesday, August 11th - South Korea has resumed psychological warfare against North Korea in retaliation for last week’s land mine explosion, Lotte Engineering & Construction has been indicted for poor management of its accident prone, 123-story Lotte…
Monday, August 10th Korean News Update Podcast
Aug 10, 2015 • 00:03:09
Monday, August 10th - South Korean president Park Geun-hye’s approval rating has hit 40%, the South Korea military says North Korea is to blame for a recent land mine explosion in the DMZ, and an appeals court has ruled that a Korean man can be legally…
This Week Korea - End of Paper Bank Books, Jeju Naval Base & 70th Anniversary of Japanese Liberation
Aug 9, 2015 • 00:57:50
“This Week Korea” is an anything goes panel discussion program featuring the opinions of expats and Korean nationals on some of the biggest yet often underreported stories from the last week. On today’s show, “The Korea File Podcast” host André Goulet…
Saturday, August 8th Korean News Update Podcast
Aug 7, 2015 • 00:03:13
Saturday, August 8th - A former major in the Korean military has been convicted of smuggling arms to Lebanon, a new poll says late South Korean President Park Jeong-hee was the greatest leader in ROK history, and North Korea will soon have its own time…
Friday, August 7th Korean News Update Podcast
Aug 6, 2015 • 00:03:40
Friday, August 7th - North Korea says any future nuclear tests depend on U.S. attitude, Seoul will soon implement a zero tolerance sex offender policy for its teachers, and the government has unveiled a new plan that would give companies tax credits for…
Thursday, Aug 6th Korean News Update Podcast
Aug 5, 2015 • 00:04:14
A former South Korean first lady is in Pyongyang on a 4 day trip to strengthen inter-Korean dialogue, the US Navy says it would like to use a new naval base on Jeju island for training, and despite high prices at the store, South Korea is seeing a large…
August 5, 2015 Korean News Update Podcast
Aug 4, 2015 • 00:03:48
August 5th, 2015 - 7 South Koreans have died due to heat stroke, men and women in Seoul are taller and heavier than ever before, and fear over MERS has pushed online shopping in Korea to the highest numbers ever recorded.For more news, talk radio &…
August 4, 2015 Korean News Update Podcast
Aug 4, 2015 • 00:03:54
2 soldiers have been wounded in an explosion on southern side of DMZ, South Korea has the highest ratio of underpaid workers in the OECD, and a Sewol activist has been charged with defaming President Park Geun-hye over her whereabouts during last year’s…
This Week Korea - MERS Ends, Glass Ceiling For Female Execs & Young Adults Can’t Find Good Jobs
Aug 3, 2015 • 01:08:00
“This Week Korea” is an anything goes panel discussion program featuring the opinions of expats and Korean nationals on some of the biggest yet often underreported stories from the last week. On today’s show, “Marmot’s Hole” power blogger and magazine…
August 3rd, 2015 Korean News Update Podcast
Aug 2, 2015 • 00:03:37
Spain’s antitrust watchdog has fined Korea’s top automaker, Samsung is still number 1 in global smartphone sales, and you may get an extra day off this month to celebrate South Korea’s liberation from Japan. Subscribe to Korean News Update through the…
August 2nd, 2015 Korean News Update Podcast
Aug 1, 2015 • 00:03:44
A Sewol protest organizer has been indicted for obstruction of justice, South Korea’s exports have fallen for seven straight months, and Korean banks will soon stop issuing paper account books. Subscribe to Korean News Update through the Itunes Store or…
July 31, 2015 Korean News Update Podcast
Jul 30, 2015 • 00:04:16
Friday, July 31st - Political news writers must now verify their identity for articles during the 30 days leading up to elections, child abuse has increased by 50%, and the Italian cyber security firm that sold hacking software to South Korea says North…
July 30, 2015 Korean News Update Podcast
Jul 29, 2015 • 00:03:54
Thursday, July 30th - Talks Stall over compensation for Samsung workers who developed incurable diseases, South Korea’s faulty K-11 rifle will get a major upgrade, and your Korean zip code is about to change. Subscribe to Korean News Update through the…
July 29, 2015 Korean News Update Podcast
Jul 29, 2015 • 00:03:23
Wednesday, July 29 - Police have arrested nearly 40 South Korean nationals in China for phone scams, South Korean business women face a glass ceiling, and Korean investment in start-ups is up 40%. Subscribe to Korean News Update through the Itunes Store…
July 28, 2015 Korean News Update Podcast
Jul 27, 2015 • 00:03:37
U.S. lawmakers have introduced a resolution calling for a formal end to the Korean War, the second application for a migrant workers’ union in South Korea has been denied, and Korea’s per capita income could top $40,000 by 2023. Subscribe to Korean News…
This Week Korea - Driving Deaths, Marijuana & Donald Trump’s Korea
Jul 27, 2015 • 00:56:37
“This Week Korea” is an anything goes panel discussion program featuring the opinions of expats and Korean nationals on some of the biggest yet often underreported stories from the last week. On today’s show, Seoul-based Irish journalist John Power, NSFW…
June 27, 2015 Korean News Update Podcast
Jul 26, 2015 • 00:03:49
Unemployment for young Koreans in their 20s has hit a record high, North Korea’s economic conditions appear to be improving, and no additional MERS cases have been reported in South Korea for 21 consecutive days. Subscribe to Korean News Update through…
July 25, 2015 Korean News Update Podcast
Jul 25, 2015 • 00:03:49
A Seoul court says South Korea not responsible for defectors repatriated to the North from China, the Korean National Assembly has removed the statute of limitations for murders, and police have arrested a South Korean man for threatening to kill the US…
July 24, 2015 Korean News Update Podcast
Jul 23, 2015 • 00:03:49
Personal data and medical records for over 43 million Koreans citizens have been leaked, the amount of people killed on South Korean roads surged last month, and US presidential candidate Donald Trump says South Korea is free-riding on the U.S. military.…
July 23, 2015 Korean News Update Podcast
Jul 22, 2015 • 00:03:56
South Korea has announced the construction of two new nuclear reactors, after a losing a legal battle a Korean PGA Tour golfer says he’ll join the military, and a K-pop Singer has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for smoking marijuana… three times.…
July 22, 2015 Korean News Update Podcast
Jul 21, 2015 • 00:03:29
North Korea has erected a long-range missile launch pad, a Seoul Court has upheld the expulsion of law student for adultery, and Samsung has widened its lead over Apple in second quarter market share. Subscribe to Korean News Update through the Itunes…
July 21, 2015 Korean News Update Podcast
Jul 20, 2015 • 00:03:07
A Seoul police officer has been found dead in an apparent suicide, the South Korean won has hit a 2-year low against the dollar, and thousands of foreign visitors have canceled their trips to Seoul due to MERS. Subscribe to Korean News Update through the…
July 20, 2015 Korean News Update Podcast
Jul 19, 2015 • 00:03:35
An elderly woman faces arrest for poisoning two people with pesticide-tainted soda, the U.S. Army chief warns troop cut could make N. Korea ‘miscalculate’, and a Korean woman says she found maggots in a bottle of baby formula. Subscribe to Korean News…
This Week Korea - Sewol, Spy Hacking, Lotte Tower Fears & Nut Rage Trial
Jul 19, 2015 • 00:51:01
“This Week Korea” is an anything goes panel discussion program featuring the opinions of expats and Korean nationals on some of the biggest yet often underreported stories from the last week. On today’s show, syndicated Asia News Weekly podcast host Steve…
Korean News Update Podcast July 19, 2015
Jul 19, 2015 • 00:04:32
Controversy over Korea’s spy agency widens with the apparent suicide of a National Intelligence Service employee, police have raided a leftist group for praising North Korea, and the smoking rate among South Korean males has dropped by nearly 6 percent…
Korean News Update Podcast July 18, 2015
Jul 17, 2015 • 00:03:46
Samsung emerges victorious in merger vote, South Korea returns a stolen Buddha statue to Japan, and the Korean government denies it’s planning to an aging old royal palace into a luxury hotel for foreigners. Subscribe to Korean News Update through the…
Korean News Update Podcast July 17, 2015
Jul 16, 2015 • 00:04:00
A study has found Sewol victims were robbed of the right to mourn and remember, Samsung pulls out all the stops for a crucial merger, and today South Koreans celebrate their constitution. Subscribe to Korean News Update through the Itunes Store or Android…
Korean News Update Podcast July 16, 2015
Jul 15, 2015 • 00:02:35
A Chinese company has been named the top bidder to salvage the Sewol Ferry, no new MERS cases in Korea for 11 straight days, and a 350-meter-long water slide is coming to Seoul this weekend. Subscribe via iTunes and Android podcasting apps or by visiting…
Korean News Update Podcast July 15, 2015
Jul 14, 2015 • 00:02:35
Korean spy agency denies hacking, police to sue Sewol protest organizers, & Seoul to host Asia’s first web series festival. Subscribe via iTunes and Android podcasting apps or by visiting http://KoreaFM.net