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 the exciting food services industry in 2017 as a partner with CraveFood. You can connect with Matt and TooSix at www.toosixglobal.com

Show Notes

2:29 on getting in to voice acting / coming to Korea

04:15 on recording softcore pornography

08:00 what Seoul was like in the early 2000s

12:20 on starting and running a small business in Korea

17:35 on dating and marriage

21:31 on business culture in Korea

23:10 why you should stick to English when doing business in Korea

26:15 how to get voice actors in Korea / what’s voice acting like

31:43 misses most about Canada

33:33 what Canadians think of Seoul / what Koreans think of Canada / on accents

40:28 downsides to living in Seoul

47:15 on socializing

49:11 advice to those who want to live in Korea

51:23 rapid fire round

56:00 on navigating corporate culture in Korea

01:02:40 anyone can be a voice actor

01:07:53 three book recommendations

People, Places, Things Mentioned on the Show


Bill Burr

Brera (that Italian restaurant in Beotigogae)

Changwon (창원시)

Danny Glover is too old for this

Dating in Korea

Diamond, Jared: Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

Ewha Women’s University Korean Language Program

Gordon Ramsey and Cass

Gyeongsang (경상도)

Heo Gyun (허균)

Immigration in Toronto

Jeong Kyung-ok: Sad Revolution (정경옥: 슬픈혁명)

Murakami, Haruki: The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: A Novel

North American regional dialects

Peter Cullen (voice of Optimus Prime)


Sannakji (산낙지)

Seoul District Offices

Seoul Global Center

Seoul metro map

Sogaeting (소개팅)

The Best Tacos in Seoul (Gusto Taco)

The Rock (1996)

Tim Hortons

Tolstoy, Leo: War and Peace

TooSix Global

Tyler Cowen

Visa types in South Korea

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