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Ep. 28 – Robert Koehler on Blogging, Travel, and Photography

Robert Koehler is a long-time Korea resident, who rose to fame – at least among expats in Korea and those interested in the country – by way of blogging. The Marmots Hole, as his site was called, was for a time arguably the most well-known and well-written blog of its kind. It was certainly a Read more about Ep. 28 – Robert Koehler on Blogging, Travel, and Photography[…]

Ep. 27 – Darcie Draudt on Multiculturalism and Korean National Identity

Darcie Draudt is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University. She is currently in Seoul as a Korea Foundation dissertation fieldwork fellow and a visiting scholar at the Yonsei University Department of Political Science. Darcie’s research comprises US-Northeast Asian relations and Korean identity and multiculturalism, and we spend a Read more about Ep. 27 – Darcie Draudt on Multiculturalism and Korean National Identity[…]

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. 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[…]