"One who learns language without learning culture ends up becoming a fluent fool." This is the show where we look at the many sides of being Korean in the 21st century - whether you're living in the peninsula, part of the global Korean diaspora, or maybe you're learning Korean and want to dive deeper beyond vocabulary and grammar. Every episode, we're going to explore the language, society, culture, history, and current events happening in the Land of the Morning Calm and around the world as we continue on our quest to go from fluent fools to fluent Korean. (fluentkorean.com)
Traveling to Korea during a Global Pandemic
In this episode, I talk to JuanJo Baiardi, a Global Korea Scholar, about moving from Paraguay to Korea for his Master's Degree in Global Affairs.He walks us through the entire process from applying to the three-year all-expenses-paid scholarship,...
The Origins of Korea: Shamanism, Mountain Spirits, and the Legend of Dangun
When the ancestors of the Korean people migrated southward from what is now Siberia thousands and thousands of years ago, they arrived in a beautiful peninsula covered in mountains. Since then and throughout our history, the Korean people have had a...
Why is a Korean culture podcast called Fluent Fools?
Because "one who learns language without learning culture ends up becoming a fluent fool." I'm Korean. But I've lived most of my life outside of the peninsula. And while I can speak Korean (somewhat fluently), there's definitely a lot of things I missed...