Settlers of Seoul

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Ep. 26 – Colin Marshall on 30+ Benefits of Living in Seoul

Colin Marshall is a Seoul-based essayist, broadcaster, and public speaker on cities, language, and culture. He writes the Los Angeles Review of Books Korea Blog, and his work has appeared in Guardian Cities, Open Culture, the Times Literary Supplement, and many more. Colin is also a regular contributor to a Seoul urbanism radio feature on Read more about Ep. 26 – Colin Marshall on 30+ Benefits of Living in Seoul[…]

Ep. 25 – Joey Croner on Running a Board Game Cafe and the Game Scene in Korea

  Joey Croner is the founder and owner of The Dice Latte board game cafe in Seoul’s Dongdaemun district. In this interview we talk about the market for board games in Korea, what the locals like to play, discuss what it’s like starting one’s own business in Korea, and how The Dice Latte distinguishes itself Read more about Ep. 25 – Joey Croner on Running a Board Game Cafe and the Game Scene in Korea[…]

Ep. 24 – Laura Bicker on the Media Landscape in South Korea

Laura Bicker has worked for the BBC for 18 years. She is currently the BBC Seoul Correspondent, covering everything from North Korea to women’s rights. She is one of the more well-known foreign correspondents on the peninsula, not only for her excellent news coverage but for her willingness to ask the kinds of questions and Read more about Ep. 24 – Laura Bicker on the Media Landscape in South Korea[…]

Ep. 23 – Peter Choi on Seoul’s Architecture and Design

Peter Choi is a transplanted architect from New York City and has lived in Korea for 13 years. He is a Design Principal and an adjunct professor of architecture in Seoul. He’s responsible for designing buildings like Mirae Asset Center 1, State Tower Namsan and most recently Lotte L7 Hotel Hongdae and a 26-hundred bed Read more about Ep. 23 – Peter Choi on Seoul’s Architecture and Design[…]

Ep. 22 – Paul Carver on the Seoul Global Center, International Community, and Football

Paul Carver heads the Seoul Global Center, a multi-lingual, comprehensive support center that provides counseling on a wide range of issues like business, legal concerns, labor disputes and real estate, and much more. The center also provides resources to start your own business, education classes including the all-important language training, and even organize networking and Read more about Ep. 22 – Paul Carver on the Seoul Global Center, International Community, and Football[…]

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[…]