Episode Archive

  • Stephanie Choi

    Stephanie Choi

    Adjunct Assistant Professor, New York University - on K-Pop fan culture and the role of intimacy in it
  • John Delury

    John Delury

    Professor, Yonsei University - on China's relationship with the two Koreas
  • Paul Y. Chang

    Paul Y. Chang

    Associate Professor, Harvard University - on the evolution of the Korean family structure
  • Merose Hwang

    Merose Hwang

    Associate Professor, Hiram College - on Korean Shamanism before and during the colonial era
  • Juhn Ahn

    Juhn Ahn

    Assistant Professor, University of Michigan - on the fate of Buddhism during the Koryo Dynasty
  • Mitchell B. Lerner

    Mitchell B. Lerner

    Associate Professor, The Ohio State University - on the North Korean capture of the USS Pueblo
  • Dong-Won Kim

    Dong-Won Kim

    Lecturer, University of Pennsylvania - on Science Fiction in North and South Korea
  • Kyung Moon Hwang

    Kyung Moon Hwang

    Professor, USC Dornsife - on the origins of Korean modernization
  • Robert S. Ross

    Robert S. Ross

    Professor, Boston College - on China's foreign policy, America's response and the Koreas in-between
  • Janet Poole

    Janet Poole

    Associate Professor, University of Toronto - on Korean literature in the late colonial period
  • Jonathan D. Pollack

    Jonathan D. Pollack

    Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution - on the triangular relationship between South Korea, Japan and America
  • Catherine Ceniza Choy

    Catherine Ceniza Choy

    Professor, UC Berkeley – on the history of American adoption of Korean children
  • Bonnie Tilland

    Bonnie Tilland

    Professor, Yonsei University – on how South Korean mothers deal with societal pressures and expectations
  • Jeffrey Robertson

    Jeffrey Robertson

    Assistant Professor, Yonsei University - on South Korea's diplomatic style
  • Nadia Kim

    Nadia Kim

    Associate Professor, Loyola Marymount University – on Korean immigration and racial issues in the United States
  • Steven Denney

    Steven Denney

    PhD Candidate, University of Toronto - on current events in South Korea's domestic politics
  • Sharon Yoon

    Sharon Yoon

    Assistant Professor, Ewha Womans University - on Koreans in China and Wangjing, the Koreatown of Beijing
  • Mark Lippert

    Mark Lippert

    United States Ambassador to South Korea - on his job, the American role in Asia and relations with South Korea
  • Scott A. Snyder

    Scott A. Snyder

    Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations - on the contentious relations between South Korea and Japan
  • Rennie J. Moon

    Rennie J. Moon

    Assistant Professor, Yonsei University - on multiculturalism and international students at Korean universities
  • Bonnie S. Glaser

    Bonnie S. Glaser

    Senior Advisor on Asia, CSIS - on China's foreign policy under Xi Jingping and towards North Korea
  • Jun-Sok Huhh

    Jun-Sok Huhh

    Game Industry Analyst, NCSoft - on PC Bangs, their history, culture and influence on gaming in Korea
  • Olga Fedorenko

    Olga Fedorenko

    Assistant Professor, Seoul National University - on South Korean advertising and its humanist elements
  • Remco Breuker

    Remco Breuker

    Professor, Leiden University - on the history of the Koryo dynasty (918-1392) and its pluralistic nature
  • George Vitale

    George Vitale

    Taekwondo Master - on the history of Taekwondo and the life of its founding father, Choi Hong-hi
  • Daniel Pinkston

    Daniel Pinkston

    Northeast Asia Deputy Project Director, International Crisis Group - on North Korea's missile program
  • Sokeel Park

    Sokeel Park

    Director of Research & Strategy, LiNK - on providing assistance to North Korean refugees in China
  • John Delury

    John Delury

    Associate Professor, Yonsei University - on the history and current state of China-North Korea relations
  • Andrei Lankov

    Andrei Lankov

    Professor, Kookmin University - on the first four years of Kim Jong-un's rule in North Korea
  • Brother Anthony of Taizé

    Brother Anthony of Taizé

    Emeritus Professor, Sogang University - on Korean poetry, translation and the works of Ko Un
  • Hyeonseo Lee

    Hyeonseo Lee

    Author and activist - on her journey as a North Korean defector and her memoirs, "The Girl With Seven Names"
  • Heather Willoughby

    Heather Willoughby

    Associate Professor, EWHA Womans University - on the tradition of Pansori and the expression of Han
  • Stephen Epstein

    Stephen Epstein

    Professor, Victoria University of Wellington - on South Korea's indie music scene
  • David Straub

    David Straub

    Associate Director, Asia-Pacific Research Center, Stanford University - on Anti-Americanism in South Korea
  • Alexis Dudden

    Alexis Dudden

    Professor, University of Connecticut - on historical disputes and apologies between South Korea and Japan
  • Steven Dhoedt

    Steven Dhoedt

    Filmmaker – on “Reach for the SKY”, his documentary about the South Korean education system
  • Jonson Porteux

    Jonson Porteux

    Assistant Professor, Hosei University - on organized crime and its relation to the state in South Korea
  • Suh-Yong Chung

    Suh-Yong Chung

    Professor, Korea University - on South Korea's efforts against climate change at home and internationally
  • Jasper Kim

    Jasper Kim

    Professor, EWHA Womans University - on legal training in South Korea and recent reforms
  • Sarah Son

    Sarah Son

    Research Fellow, Academy of Korean Studies - on South Korean attitudes towards North Korea and its defectors
  • Tom Büschemann

    Tom Büschemann

    Co-Founder and CEO, Platoon - on brand communication, the Kunsthalle art space and subculture in Korea
  • Henry H. Em

    Henry H. Em

    Associate Professor, Yonsei University - on the historiography of the Korean Peninsula
  • Elise Hu

    Elise Hu

    Journalist, NPR - on life as a foreign correspondent in South Korea and journalism in the age of social media
  • Donald Kirk

    Donald Kirk

    Journalist - on Kim Dae-Jung's quest for the Nobel Prize and his political legacy
  • 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