The Kpop Show
By Rhodri & Andrew
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Two musicians review all the latest and best K-Pop!
||Clean15 — Season 1 of The Kpop Show||Time to tuck this podcast into bed and turn out the lights, until the morning comes. Thanks for listening so far! We'll be back... 14:31 - ...||5/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHyolyn+Jooyoung & Echae Kang & Daniel Voth||Hyolyn's voice on the side of a mountain, finding violins in San Francisco, and Andrew actaully getting something right. All this and more, featuring Arnold ...||5/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean14 — EXID, SF9, ZICO, TEEN TOP||Was EXID paying their respects, stealing ideas, or... something in between? Is the chorus in SF9's song Easy Love the best part of the song, ...||4/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEXO & Nate Smith||EXO's debut track references the earliest recorded music, and then of course takes cues from classic American rock. Then we talk about Nate Smith's track ...||4/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean13 — Taeyeon, Girl’s Day, Pristin, WINNER||Taeyeon is Taylor Swift, Girl's Day rocks a 7th chord, Seo In Guk does EDM right, Andrew and Rhodri argue about a Girlfriend, Pristin can ...||4/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSam Kim & Glasper||Sam Kim does something rare: he tells a story with his intrumentation. We'll reveal what makes Sam such a great musician, as well as tell ...||3/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12 — B.A.P, GOT7, Brave Girls, LambC||We needed to make some changes. So we did. Playlist: https://itunes.apple.com/us/playlist/ep-12-thekpopshow/idpl.2a85538322124526b9efe451b476647d https://open.spotify.com/user/1216346596/playlist/0mGS38YhN4LavlXl3gr8x7 B.A.P Wake Me Up GOT7 - Never Eve||3/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBTS’s Revolution (feat. Kpopcast)||BTS's song, Not Today, isn't the only Kpop song about rising up. DJ Peter Lo and Soupermatic of the Kpopcast join us again to reveal ...||3/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11 — TWICE, Taeyeon, and more! (feat. Kpopcast)||Special guests from the Kpopcast join us this week to talk about TWICE, Taeyeon, and more! 2:30 - TWICE 8:54 - Lovelyz 13:06 - Taeyeon 24:00 - Honorable Mentions DEAN ...||3/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat BTS’s Spring Day Means||Spring Day is full of secrets. We reveal the best, most mind-blowing Kpop storytelling ever to hit the market, and it's all thanks to BTS! PLEASE ...||2/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10 — Did BTS Earn “Perfect?”||Did BTS earn "perfect?" Our hardest decision since deciding to rate TWICE's album as weak. Oh, and we rated SF9, too! Find out if either ...||2/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGallant x Tablo x Eric Nam — PERFECT||You won't believe the stuff you never knew about these guys. Their song is perfect, and we want you to know what brought them to ...||2/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean9 — Ladies at WAR: Red Velvet vs Suzy||Can Suzy even sing? Maybe not, but Red Velvet can, and they prove it in their latest release, Rookie. Find out if these albums are ...||2/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean8 — Seohyun Plagiarized Taeyeon?||There are some striking similarities between "Hello (feat. Eric Nam)" and "Starlight (feat. DEAN)" that we reveal. So: did Seohyun copy Taeyeon? Whose fault is ...||1/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7 — AoA’s Best Album Ever||There was a PERFECT album this week! Was it AoA's? Was it NCT 127's? We'll tell you who did us all this favor, because this ...||1/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6 — Why Exo Is Amazing||Every new Exo release is a gift to the world. In this episode we dug into the composition of their song "For Life" and discovered ...||1/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5 — BIGBANG vs TWICE||BIGBANG's new album dropped, and the war against TWICE began. We'll tell you how it all went down and who won! OH, AND: We play you snippets ...||12/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs BIGBANG Even Good?||BIGBANG is back on top and we're gonna tell you how they got there. Get ready to dig into BIGBANG's history just days before the ...||12/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4 — SHINee’s Hidden Message||SHINee's new songs are the most tragic of 2016's Kpop, but only we figured it out. But first, we thanked one of you. And of course, ...||11/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA BTOB EMERGENCY||As soon as I started to listen, I immediately thought "We have to tell people about this." So The Kpop Show had an emergency meeting. PLEASE ...||11/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
A Chance Encounter (Kinda)
I came across this podcast through a friend who said, "Why don't go check this out?" Of course, we do this often. She introduces me to Kpop things and I'm sort of in it for the ride. I checked it out, sort of wary, since I didn't know what to expect, but I was happily surprised. Not only are the two hosts nice to listen to and funny, but they are also informed (obviously) but newbie friendly for people that don't know much about Kpop. I listened to the Twice episode first and felt that there were moments where I started feeling included in their conversation although technically it was a conversation between the two hosts. I highly recommend listening to this podcast, even if you are new to Kpop because it introduces you to new music and if you are into different kinds of music, maybe through this podcast, you can expand the music in your library. Overall, this is a highly fun, informative (but not in a, "I'm in school" kind of way), and entertaining to listen to.
The Kpop Show
I'm a big fan of this podcast. I have a fairly monotonous job and The Kpop Show keeps me very entertained and informed about the Kpop music world while I'm at work. I really enjoy listening to the hosts and they are both really good at analyzing music. They excel in finding small but interesting and important details about all the songs they discuss, and they keep the mood upbeat with their entertaining personalities and very fair, well-thought-out reviews.
The podcast sound quality is really good too, which is always great bonus. :)
My only "critique" is that I wish they released podcasts more often! I'd love to see content more frequently from these guys. 5 out of 5 stars!
Intelligent and insightful commentary about K-Pop music
Currently, the K-Pop community is still mainly a bunch of gushing young fans who are completely ignorant about music, and the discussions are often just very shallow comments on the visual aspects of K-Pop videos and celebrity gossip. When there's actual discussion of the music itself, the obvious ignorance about music leads to comments with very little substance. Basically, it's a sad state of affairs.
The K-Pop community sorely needs intelligent discussions that actually involves adequate understanding of music, musicianship, music production, music history, music industry, etc. The Kpop Show is one of the two existing podcasts that are actually providing quality discussion and commentary about K-Pop (the other one being K-Pop Unmuted). These two podcasts, along with MRJKPOP's Youtube channel and K-Pop Vocal Analysis website, are the few sources of quality K-Pop discussions, analysis, and commentary.
I hope this podcast sticks around and won't just abruptly end like Critical K-Pop, because the community really needs more intelligent shows that have substance.