Settlers of Seoul

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Ep. 8 – Tiffany Needham on running a brewery, the Korean craft brew scene, and community building

Tiffany Needham is a co-owner of Magpie Brewing Co, a local craft brewing company in South Korea. From their company bio: Magpie Brewing Co. is committed to creating the best craft beers possible and growing the culture of craft beer in Korea. We work hard to balance traditional beer styles with innovative recipes and flavors. Magpie can Read more about Ep. 8 – Tiffany Needham on running a brewery, the Korean craft brew scene, and community building[…]

Ep. 7 – John Lee on running a convenience store, what it means to be ‘Korean Korean’, and cutting taxes

John Lee is a former gyopo who was born and raised in Brunei and spent his college years in the United States. He is a small business owner who runs his own convenience store. When he has time, he is also a freelance columnist and a blogger. You can follow his columns at NK News Read more about Ep. 7 – John Lee on running a convenience store, what it means to be ‘Korean Korean’, and cutting taxes[…]

Ep. 6 – Robert Hamilton on “living while Black” and sex (studies) in Korea

Robert Hamilton is a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at Seoul National University. Robert’s research focuses on geographies of sexualities, transnational sexuality, queer theory, and male prostitution. He has lived in Korea for nearly twenty years. He is also an African American, and we explore what that means in Korea, how that has evolved over time, Read more about Ep. 6 – Robert Hamilton on “living while Black” and sex (studies) in Korea[…]

Ep. 5 – Wesley Chang on photography, design, and multiculturalism

Wesley is a native of Guatemala, and lives in Seoul as a filmmaker and photographer. He studied Visual Communication Design in Hongik University and does various freelance creative projects in addition to his 9 to 5 as an image creator and design specialist. In this episode we talk about the Spanish speaking community here, what Read more about Ep. 5 – Wesley Chang on photography, design, and multiculturalism[…]

Ep. 4 – Masha Roslyakova on Russo-Korean relations, challenges for non-native English speakers in Korea, and Moscow’s interests in Northeast Asia

A native of Moscow, Masha Roslyakova has a lot to say on the Russian community in Seoul. In this podcast we talk about Russia’s role in Northeast Asia, human trafficking in Korea, the difficulties she’s encountered as a non-native English speaker, and why Moscow does not want reunification. Masha is a KGSP Scholar pursuing her Read more about Ep. 4 – Masha Roslyakova on Russo-Korean relations, challenges for non-native English speakers in Korea, and Moscow’s interests in Northeast Asia[…]

Ep. 3 – Peter Ward on North Korea, South Korean Society, and Learning Korean

Peter Ward is an aspiring scholar of North Korean studies. He is Andrei Lankov’s research assistant, a masters student at Seoul National University, a researcher at the Asan Policy Institute, a writer at NKNews, and also an Englishman. His twitter handle is @rpcward89 Show Notes 1:19     on language learning in the UK 4:37    Read more about Ep. 3 – Peter Ward on North Korea, South Korean Society, and Learning Korean[…]

Ep. 2 – Manuel Azuaje-Alamo on Japan and Korea differences, East Asian literature, and language learning

Manuel Azuaje-Alamo is  a PhD. candidate at Harvard University. After studying at Shizuoka University (Japan), he obtained his BA from the University of Alberta (East Asian Studies Major, Comparative Literature Minor), and later was a visiting researcher at the University of Waseda (Japan). He also obtained a Masters degree from, and began a PhD. program Read more about Ep. 2 – Manuel Azuaje-Alamo on Japan and Korea differences, East Asian literature, and language learning[…]

Ep. 1 – Robert Kelly on Northeast Asian Security, International Relations, and the Koreas

Recorded one week before his now-infamous interview on the BBC, Robert Kelly (@Robert_E_Kelly) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and Diplomacy at Pusan National University. Dr. Kelly’s research interests include international relations theory in East Asia, U.S. foreign policy in Asia and the Middle East, Korean Foreign Policy, and international financial Read more about Ep. 1 – Robert Kelly on Northeast Asian Security, International Relations, and the Koreas[…]