Becky White and Cedric Stout deep dive into Korean history, culture and the mixed race experience. They share the half-Korean experiences with guests from all over the world. Find more at TheHalfieProject.com or @thehalfieproject
The "Migrant Brides Problem" of South Korea
An aging population, exodus from the countryside to cities and inability to meet eligible women… there are many reasons why South Korea has been encouraging men to find wives from outside countries. But there have been some serious issues with these brokered international marriages.
Working in Korea - Teacher, Office, Freelance. What's it Like?
Cedric & Becky have experienced working in Korea as teachers, office workers, and as freelancers, and they're ready to break down what that's all like.
"Massacre in Korea" by Pablo Picasso
“No, painting is not done to decorate apartments. It is an instrument of war.” ― Pablo Picasso
What was Picasso depicting and trying to express in his painting “Massacre en Coree?” It was unveiled in 1951, was brushed off by contemporaries at the time and overshadowed by his masterpiece “Guernica”.
But looking at it today, somehow it turns the narratives painted (pun intended) by the parties involved in the Korean war into a very different, twisted image.
"Dear Becky & Cedric" - Answering Your Personal Questions on Identity + Race
We love that you take the time to write to us, to lay out your thoughts, and perhaps even tune in to hopefully hear us answer you. We read every single message, and it means a whole lot. We decided to do a little segment of Dear Becky & Cedric, answering your personal questions and messages that you send us; because your questions come from real places and we think that many more people might have those exact same thoughts, but just never asked them before. We love being part of the discussion. Thank you for writing in.
Hate Against Asians is Nothing New
The recent shootings in Atlanta, Georgia in the United States highlighted the racism that exists against Asians in the United States. Horrified and saddened by the incident, we are not shocked. Because the history speaks for itself. And history, unless addressed and wrongs righted, is always doomed to repeat itself.
화병 (Hwa-Byung) The Anger Disease
We’ve noticed that many of our friends among the Korean diaspora, half-Korean, full-Korean, adoptees, etc. have commonly expressed that their parents or relatives suffer from ‘anger issues.’ What is this inability to repress anger? We explore the culturally bound syndrome 화병 (Hwa-Byung) to shed light on what might drive someone to uncontrollable anger.
Found the podcast through the Skycedi YouTube channel and I’m finding it so insightful. As a non Korean it gives me a good window into Korean culture. I especially like the episodes with more discussion like the military enlistment one and things they hate about being mixed.