North Korea News Podcast by NK News
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The “North Korea News Podcast” is a weekly program covering all things North Korea: discussion on the latest news, extended interviews with leading specialists, and insight from our very own staff. We welcome both generalist and specialist audiences interested in knowing more about the Korean Peninsula.
||CleanMoonwalking in Pyongyang: the third inter-Korean summit – NKNews Podcast Ep.38||Just two days after North Korea’s 70th Foundation Day anniversary celebrations, South Korean President Moon Jae-in headed to Pyongyang with a 200-member entourage to mark his third summit with Kim Jong Un. As a result of three days of inter-Korean “||22 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBack from Pyongyang: a rough-and-ready round table – NKNews Podcast Ep.37||Thursday saw NK News Managing Director Chad O’Carroll and Managing Editor Oliver Hotham return from an eight-day trip to North Korea, intended, in large part, to cover the festivities surrounding the country’s 70th anniversary. Now,||13 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow did you get into the NK field? Subscriber interviews – NKNews Podcast ep.36||This week’s episode diverges a bit from our usual fare of expert interviews and roundtables. The North Korea-watching community is comprised of diverse government and military officials, historians, researchers, NGO workers, curious individuals,||9 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNavigating North Korean human rights in Washington – NKNews Podcast Ep.35||Kim Jong Un has participated in a record number of summits this year, with another meeting with President Moon in Pyongyang this month. But while high-level diplomacy has been brisk, what has been done to improve the human rights situation in North Kor.||30 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat’s so funny about North Korea? NKNews Podcast ep.34||North Korean culture is, on the surface, a difficult pill to swallow. But beyond the goose-stepping soldiers and sobbing sycophancy lies a rich, deeply thought-out, and highly nuanced music, art and, in particular, film industry. Dr. David Shuster,||26 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow women are driving change in North Korea – NKNews Podcast ep.33||This week, Dr. Bronwen Dalton joins the NK News Podcast to explain how women are driving many of the changes in North Korea, how women are essential to the marketization of the economy, and the ways in which the infamously patriarchal society is being .||19 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChange from below? Empowering the North Korean people – NKNews Podcast ep.32||There is real change in North Korea, but it’s not due to sanctions, summits, or cogent statecraft, says Liberty in North Korea’s Sokeel Park. Instead, he says, change is driven by the 25 million North Koreans not named Kim Jong Un,||12 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRoundtable: war remains, sanctions, and N. Korean movies – NKNews Podcast ep.31||This week, the NK News team explores the implications of war remains returned to the U.S., the contentious restaurant worker defector issue, and ongoing sports and film exchanges between the two Koreas. Also discussed?||5 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhat fish prices teach us about the North Korean economy – NKNews Podcast ep.30||Peter Ward spent the last three and a half weeks traveling around North Korea, observing first-hand the increasing marketization of the country and its impact on society. Whether this will lead to reform and opening up is another question, he says,||30 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAn eight-step guide to North Korean provocation – NKNews Podcast ep.29||Escalating tensions on the peninsula, followed by a last-minute diplomatic “breakthrough” to cool things down, then headache after headache as a long-term deal seems just out of reach. Lieutenant Colonel Steve Tharp has seen this all before.||22 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Conversation with Two North Korean Refugees – NKNews Podcast ep.28||Often overlooked in the pomp and circumstance of summit diplomacy are the millions of North Koreans that have the most to gain and lose from how those negotiations play out. In this episode of the North Korea News Podcast,||16 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBypassing information control in North Korea – NKNews Podcast Ep.27||North Korea may be the most isolated nation on Earth, but its population (and state) are more tech-savvy than would appear. For this episode of the North Korea News Podcast, we bring you an important conversation on surveillance and censorship in North.||10 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPolitical risk and investment in North Korea – NKNews Podcast ep.26||With genuine reform and opening up being discussed seriously in policy circles in Seoul and elsewhere, what investment opportunities and risks exist in North Korea? South Korean wealth managers are scrambling to take advantage of the recent détente bet||2 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLive from Pyongyang, it’s… daily life! – NKNews Podcast ep.25||Ambreen Mustafa of the Pakistan embassy to the DPRK calls us live from Pyongyang to discuss the mood in North Korea, share what daily life is like for a foreign diplomat, and explain why the country may be the most serene place on Earth.||24 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFeminism, gender norms, and etiquette in North Korea – NKNews Podcast ep.24||In a purportedly egalitarian society like North Korea, classes or hierarchy outside of the Paektusan lineage should technically not exist. But there is a clear dissonance between this idea and the expectations placed on women to use honorifics and spee.||17 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat happens in Singapore… – NKNews Podcast ep.23||A sitting U.S. president has just met the leader of North Korea for the first time, in Singapore no less. But what does this mean for the United States, the Koreas, and Asia more broadly? In this week’s episode of the North Korea News Podcast,||14 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThae Yong-ho on prospects for peace and denuclearization – NKNews Podcast ep.22||When then-deputy DPRK ambassador to Britain Thae Yong-ho arrived in South Korea in 2016, he was one of the highest-ranking North Korean officials to ever defect. In this very special episode, we talk with Thae about life as a North Korean diplomat,||3 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe week of on-again, off-again summitry: NKNews Podcast ep.21||It was quite a week for North Korea watchers. With U.S. President Donald Trump’s shock decision on Thursday to withdraw from a planned summit with Kim Jong Un, it felt to many that a return to the days of “fire and fury” was all but inevitable.||28 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanReporting on North Korea as a foreign correspondent – NKNews Podcast ep.20||Anna Fifield, now with the Washington Post, has been covering goings-on on the Korean peninsula on and off since 2004. Her story “Life under Kim Jong Un,” published late last year, was the first-ever story by the paper to run in both English and||20 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNorth Korea plays hardball? – NKNews Podcast ep.19||North Korea has begun to voice displeasure with what they perceive as South Korean enablement of bad behavior–in this case, war games with the U.S. and inviting high-profile defector Thae Yong-ho to speak at the National Assembly.||17 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIt’s a trap! What past talks with N. Korea have taught us – NKNews Podcast ep.18||Despite what appears to be a promising rapprochement between the two Koreas, North Korea’s scheduled dismantlement of the Punggye-ri nuclear test site, and an upcoming summit between the POTUS and Kim Jong Un,||13 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow me the money: dealmaking and development in the DPRK – NKNews Podcast ep.17||Until about the mid-1970’s, North Korea’s economy actually outpaced that of the South. Since then, it has been on a downward spiral, somewhat from the collapse of the communist bloc but more than anything, due to the DPRK’s poor decision-making.||6 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInter-Korean summit recap extravaganza – NKNews Podcast ep.16||What a week! In just a few days, we witnessed South Korean President Moon Jae-in and DPRK leader Kim Jong Un attempt to break the 73-year conflict by signing the joint Panmunjom Declaration, and North Korea announcing the dismantlement of their Punggye||29 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat the EU can do about North Korea – NKNews Podcast ep. 15||What role can the European Union play in northeast Asia, and can it really contribute to negotiations for peace on the Korean peninsula? In this week’s episode of the NK News Podcast, Dr. Tereza Novotna explains what this role can and should look like||23 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Kim Jong Un really wants – NKNews Podcast ep.14||It is difficult to parse reality and rhetoric from North Korean propaganda, but Dr. Daniel Pinkston believes they really mean what they say when it comes to realizing a unified Korean peninsula under DPRK rule.||19 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
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