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A podcast dedicated to in-depth discussion of Korean Pop music hosted by Stephen Knight and Scott Interrante. Part of the Pop Unmuted family
||CleanEpisode 38 - 2018 Awards - Part 1||One Episode 38 of KultScene's K-pop Unmuted, gues…||12/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 37 - Talking Monsta X||On Episode 37 of KultScene’s K-pop Unmuted, Tamar…||12/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 36 - October 2018||On Episode 36 of KultScene’s K-pop Unmuted, we ta…||11/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 35 - GOT7 Present You||On Episode 35 of KultScene's K-pop Unmuted, guest…||9/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 34 - Loona Debut||On Episode 34 of KultScene's K-pop Unmuted, guest…||8/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 33 - Stan Loona||On Episode 33 of KultScene’s K-pop Unmuted, Joe P…||8/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 32 - June 2018||On Episode 32 of KultScene’s K-pop Unmuted, we ta…||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 31 - Produce48 & What Is An Idol?||On Episode 31 of KultScene's K-pop Unmuted, Tamar…||6/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 30 - FIESTAR||On Episode 30 of KultScene's K-pop Unmuted, Tamar…||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 29 - April 2018||On Episode 29 of KultScene's K-pop Unmuted, Steph…||5/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 28 - Jazz And Kpop||On Episode 28 of KultScene's K-pop Unmuted, Steph…||3/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 27 - 2017 Awards - Part 2||On Episode 27 of KultScene's K-pop Unmuted, Tamar…||2/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 26 - 2017 Awards - Part 1||On Episode 26 of KultScene's K-pop Unmuted, Tamar…||1/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 25 - Super Junior - Play||On Episode 25 of KultScene's K-pop Unmuted, Alexi…||11/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 24 - Talking Girls' Generation||On Episode 24 of KultScene's K-pop Unmuted, Scott…||10/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 23 - BTS - Love Yourself: Her||One Episode 23 of KultScene's K-pop Unmuted, Tama…||9/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22 - Summer 2017: KCON, Produce 101||On Episode 22 of KultScene's K-pop Unmuted, Steph…||9/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21 - July 2017||On Episode 21 of KultScene's K-pop Unmuted, Steph…||8/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20 - Talking Tara||On Episode 20 of KultScene's K-Pop Unmuted, Steph…||7/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19 - G-Dragon's Kwon Ji Yong||On Episode 19 of KultScene's K-Pop Unmuted, Steph…||6/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18 - May 2017 Roundup||On Episode 18 of KultScene's K-Pop Unmuted, Steph…||6/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17 - Produce 101||On Episode 17 of KultScene’s K-Pop Unmuted, Steph…||5/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16 – IU’s Palette||On Episode 16 of K-Pop Unmuted, Stephen Knight an…||5/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15 – EXID and “Eclipse”||On Episode 15 of K-Pop Unmuted, Stephen Knight an…||4/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13 – Mid-Month Roundup||On Episode 13 of Pop Unmuted, Stephen Knight and …||3/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12 – Indie or Idol with Suzanne Choi||On Episode 12 of K-Pop Unmuted, Stephen Knight ta…||2/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11 – Remembering the Wonder Girls||On Episode 11 of K-Pop Unmuted, Stephen Knight an…||1/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10 – A Closer Look At AOA||On Episode 10 of K-Pop Unmuted, Stephen Knight an…||1/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9 – 2016 K-Pop Awards||On the final K-Pop Unmuted episode of 2016, Steph…||12/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8 – November 2016 Roundup||On Episode 8 of K-Pop Unmuted, Stephen Knight and…||11/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7 – Dissonance||On Episode 7 of K-Pop Unmuted, Stephen Knight and…||11/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6 – October 2016 Roundup||On Episode 6 of K-Pop Unmuted, Stephen Knight and…||10/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5 – K-Pop Reaction Videos||On Episode 5 of K-Pop Unmuted, Stephen Knight and…||10/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4 – CL’s “Lifted”||On Episode 4 of K-Pop Unmuted, Stephen Knight and…||9/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3 – KCON2016||On Episode 3 of K-Pop Unmuted, Stephen Knight and…||8/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2 – EXO’s EX’ACT||On Episode 2 of K-Pop Unmuted, Stephen Knight and…||6/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1 – Tiffany vs. Jessica||On the first episode of K-Pop Unmuted, Stephen Kn…||5/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Actual critical commentary about kpop? And girl group biased? What more could a person want!
A great new show
I started listening to K-pop Unmuted after already being a fan of the other Pop unmuted, even though I don't know a lot about kpop. This show is just as interetsing and and informative and a great way to learn more about k-pop
About time we got a serious podcast about K-Pop with professionalism
I'm so glad K-Pop Unmuted exists.
One of the worst things about being a K-Pop fan, is the dearth of serious critical analysis and commentary. The fandom consists mainly of very young fans (teenagers to mid-20's), and the existing podcasts, Youtube channels, web portals etc. are often very unprofessional. There's a clear lack of critical thinking, with the community just regurgitating the kind of things excited teenagers would say about the idol they love. There's almost a complete lack of knowledge of music, the knowledge required to analyze music, the understanding of the relationship between music and sociology, the inner workings of the music industry, etc.
There are very few exceptions that exist (excluding K-Indie, which by default has more intelligence and depth), and they are the lonely beacons that display intelligence, knowledge, insight, and critical thinking. Critical K-Pop was doing a pretty good job, they they turned out their lights earlier this year. This Week In K-Pop is the only one that's still going strng, but despite those guys having knowledge about the K-Pop industry, they are seriously lacking in their knowledge of music and can barely do an adequate analysis of the songs they are talking about. The Kpop Show is doing a great job but they are also very new, so there's no telling if they'll stick around. MRJKPOP is about the only Youtube channel that focuses on professional level critique/commentary of K-Pop. ReacttotheK sometimes have classical musicians do reactions and they provide sorely needed commentary from the perspective of actual musicians. And then there's K-Pop Vocal Analysis website. Other than those sources, it seems the K-Pop fandom landscape is just a wasteland of shallow celebrity gossip and immature gushing fans who know next to nothing about music, songwriting, musicianship, range of musical genres, music history, music industry, music production, etc.
K-Pop Unmuted is the latest beacon of hope that's sprung up in the K-Pop community, and I'm so relieved. The community sorely needs intelligent critical discussions backed up knowledge and insight, and the only way the fandom can get past the stigma of being a bunch of musically ignorant and immature teenagers, is if we get more professional commentary. K-Pop Unmuted is another step in the right direction, and I hope they'll stick around for a very long time.