All Episodes

  • Andrew Salmon

    Andrew Salmon

    Journalist – on the role and experience of British soldiers in the Korean War

  • Damien Spry

    Damien Spry

    Assistant Professor, Hanyang University – on mobile technology, culture and lifestyle in South Korea

  • Youngwon Cho

    Youngwon Cho

    Associate Professor, St. Francis Xavier University – on Korea’s accumulation of foreign exchange reserves

  • Chung-In Moon

    Chung-In Moon

    Professor, Yonsei University – on the Sunshine Policy, its critics and how to engage North Korea

  • Robert Neff

    Robert Neff

    Historical Researcher – on the life of Westerners in late 19th century Korea

  • Victor D. Cha

    Victor D. Cha

    Professor, Georgetown University – on his experience advising the Bush government on North Korea

  • David C. Kang

    David C. Kang

    Professor, University of Southern California – on international relations in historic East Asia

  • Jun Michael Park

    Jun Michael Park

    Documentary Photographer – on the aftermath of the Sewol tragedy and the struggles of the victims’ families

  • Geoffrey Cain

    Geoffrey Cain

    Researcher, Open Government Partnership – on the state of democracy in South Korea

  • Sue Mi Terry

    Sue Mi Terry

    Senior Research Scholar, Columbia University – on the CIA’s knowledge of and access to North Korea

  • Sung Yoon Lee

    Sung Yoon Lee

    Assistant Professor, Tufts University – on the myths that shape our understanding of and dealings with North Korea

  • Hanam Phang

    Hanam Phang

    Former Minister of Employment and Labor – on dealing with Korea’s aging population and pension funding

  • Paul Y. Chang

    Paul Y. Chang

    Assistant Professor, Harvard University – on Korea’s democratization movements during the 1970s

  • Daniel Tändler

    Daniel Tändler

    Co-Founder, Urban Detail – on the traditional Korean house, the Hanok, in Korea’s past and present

  • Alexis Dudden

    Alexis Dudden

    Associate Professor, University of Connecticut – on the legal background of Japan’s annexation of Korea (1870-1910)

  • Emanuel Pastreich

    Emanuel Pastreich

    Associate Professor, Kyung Hee University – on the role of think tanks, their problems and potential in Korea

  • Nick Plott

    Nick Plott

    Commentator, GOMTV – on the culture and industry of professional gaming in Korea

  • Aljosa Puzar

    Aljosa Puzar

    Assistant Professor, Yonsei University – on the “dollification” of South Korean women

  • In Oh

    In Oh

    Fashion Designer – on the art of traditional clothing (Hanbok) in modern-day Korea

  • Sohoon Lee

    Sohoon Lee

    PhD Candidate, University of Sydney – on migration and foreign brides in South Korea

  • Scott A. Snyder

    Scott A. Snyder

    Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations – on Korea’s role and ambition as a middle power

  • Young Chun

    Young Chun

    Author – on his experience as an American in the Korean army

  • David Sanger

    David Sanger

    Correspondent, The New York Times – on Obama’s legacy in Asia and his North Korea Policy

  • Bruce W. Bennett

    Bruce W. Bennett

    Senior Defense Analyst, RAND Corporation – on deterrence and North Korea’s nuclear program

  • Hilary V. Finchum-Sung

    Hilary V. Finchum-Sung

    Professor, Seoul National University – on Korean traditional music and its modern development

  • Bernhard Seliger

    Bernhard Seliger

    Resident Rep., Hanns Seidel Foundation – on the lessons of German reunification and their applicability to Korea

  • John Power

    John Power

    Journalist – on the problems plaguing the Korean media landscape

  • Kan Kimura

    Kan Kimura

    Professor, Kobe University – on the historical and territorial disputes between South Korea and Japan

  • Park Kyungshin

    Park Kyungshin

    Professor, Korea University – on libel and defamation laws, and their political exploitation in South Korea

  • Richard Min

    Richard Min

    Entrepreneur and Investor – on the Korean start-up ecosystem and the “creative economy”

  • James Pearson

    James Pearson

    Journalist, Reuters – on the economic and social transformations in North Korea since the 1990s

  • Se-Woong Koo

    Se-Woong Koo

    Editor-in-Chief, Korea Exposé – on the fault lines in Korean society and their portrayal in the media

  • Suki Kim

    Suki Kim

    Writer – on her experience teaching the sons of North Korea’s elite

  • Simon McEnteggart

    Simon McEnteggart

    Film Critic – on Korean cinema, its industry and politics

  • Sem Vermeersch

    Sem Vermeersch

    Professor, Seoul National University – on the history of Buddhism in Korea and its contemporary influence

  • Urs Gerber

    Urs Gerber

    Major General, NNSC – on monitoring the armistice between North and South Korea

  • Iain Watson

    Iain Watson

    Professor, Ajou University – on the South Korean aid policy towards developing countries

  • Karl Friedhoff

    Karl Friedhoff

    Analyst, ASAN Institute – on Korean public opinion towards the United States and China, North Korea and Japan

  • James Turnbull

    James Turnbull

    Blogger – on gender politics and the portrayal of women in the Korean media

  • Robert Kelly

    Robert Kelly

    Professor, Pusan National University – on the American role, nationalism and territorial disputes in East Asia

  • Daniel Tudor

    Daniel Tudor

    Journalist – on the appeal of South Korea to foreign audiences and the limits of the Korean Wave

  • Andrei Lankov

    Andrei Lankov

    Professor, Kookmin University – on the reality of life in North Korea and the important changes taking place there