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Ep. 21 – Walter Foreman on Korea’s Car Market, Education, and Media

Walter Foreman is the Director of UC Riverside’s International Education Center in Gangnam (GNUCR), content monitor for the Korean government’s Culture and Information Service, and the host of tbs eFM’s Weekly Review. Previously communications manager for Korea University’s Office of International Affairs, Walter as well has extensive radio and print media experience, hosting the shows Read more about Ep. 21 – Walter Foreman on Korea’s Car Market, Education, and Media[…]

Ep. 20 – Alastair Gale on Japan and the Koreas

Alastair Gale is the former Korea bureau chief for the Wall Street Journal and now Japan Editor, writing about Japan’s economic, business and security challenges. Alastair has lived in Asia for over two decades covering the two Koreas, including the emergence of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Prior to Seoul, Alastair spent several years in Read more about Ep. 20 – Alastair Gale on Japan and the Koreas[…]

Ep. 19 – Matt Rutledge on Voice Acting and Small Business Ownership

Matt Rutledge is a voice actor, radio announcer, and co-founder of TooSix Media, which he founded in 2009 with his wife of 10 years, Kay Rutledge (정경옥). The TooSix brand (Media and Global) connects native-speaking voice and translation talent with Korean companies across all industries. A publishing company, TooSixHouse, will launch in 2018. Matt also entered Read more about Ep. 19 – Matt Rutledge on Voice Acting and Small Business Ownership[…]

Ep. 18 – Nell Fox on Burlesque and the Art of Seduction

Nell Fox is the leader of Seoul’s first-ever burlesque team, WhiteLies BurlesqueRevue. Nell has been in Korea nearly a decade and performing for over six years. We take a deep dive on what burlesque is, the difference between subject and object, sexism and lookism in Korea, expression, and experiences navigating a sexually conservative society. You Read more about Ep. 18 – Nell Fox on Burlesque and the Art of Seduction[…]

Ep. 17 – Susan Sell-Haynes on Athletic Achievement, Sports, and Leadership

Susan Sell-Haynes is the Director of Sport at Seoul Foreign School, an institution many regard as Korea’s best primary and secondary school. She has lived in Korea for over eight years, spending most of that time working in athletics. As anyone familiar with the education system here in Korea can attest, sports and other extracurriculars Read more about Ep. 17 – Susan Sell-Haynes on Athletic Achievement, Sports, and Leadership[…]

Ep. 16 – Elise Hu on Journalism, Gender Equality, and Pyeongchang 2018

Elise Hu is the Seoul Bureau Chief and Asia correspondent for NPR, an American broadcast and digital network that reaches 1,000 affiliate stations across the United States. Her coverage area includes both Koreas, Japan and she pitches in on stories across the Asian region. Previously, she covered the intersection of technology and culture for the Read more about Ep. 16 – Elise Hu on Journalism, Gender Equality, and Pyeongchang 2018[…]

Ep. 15 – Alek Sigley on North Korea Tourism, Literature, and Beach Parties

Alek Sigley is a founding partner of Tongil Tours, an Australia-based organization specializing in educational tourism to North Korea founded while he was a student at the Australian National University’s College of Asia and the Pacific. He is a regular traveler to the DPRK, and has lived in China, Japan, and South Korea, near-fluent in Read more about Ep. 15 – Alek Sigley on North Korea Tourism, Literature, and Beach Parties[…]

Ep. 13 – Daniel Tudor on North Korea, South Korean Beer, and Korean Society

Daniel Tudor is the former Korea Correspondent for the Economist and co-author or author of North Korea Confidential, Korea: The Impossible Country, and Geek in Korea. Daniel is also the co-founder of the Booth Brewing Company, a business endeavor made towards correcting the imbalance of taste between North and South Korean beer. He is a Read more about Ep. 13 – Daniel Tudor on North Korea, South Korean Beer, and Korean Society[…]

Ep. 12 – Christopher Maslon on bodybuilding and self-determination

Christopher Maslon is a professor at Daejeon Health Sciences College and competitive bodybuilder. While not exactly a Settler of Seoul, Chris has lived in Korea for the better part of fifteen years and has experienced what he would call a complete transformation over that time. It was in Korea that he first starting lifting and Read more about Ep. 12 – Christopher Maslon on bodybuilding and self-determination[…]