210 episodes

Annyeonghaseyo! We’re three best selling American novelists who explore the wonderfully wacky world of K-Romance through a writer’s lens. We fangirl over our favorite characters, debate our favorite tropes, and nerd out through K-drama deep dives. Expect a few K-pop and K-skincare recs for good measure, because why not ride the Hallyu wave all the way to shore? So grab some Tteokbokki and listen to your new favorite unnis.

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/AfterNoonaDelightPodcast

Love BTS? Visit our sister podcast, Afternoona Army, for "Thinky, Thirsty, Over Thirty" takes on Bangtan Life.

AfterNoona Delight: KDrama Dishing and Deep Dives StudioAfterGlo

    • TV & Film
    • 4.8 • 155 Ratings

Annyeonghaseyo! We’re three best selling American novelists who explore the wonderfully wacky world of K-Romance through a writer’s lens. We fangirl over our favorite characters, debate our favorite tropes, and nerd out through K-drama deep dives. Expect a few K-pop and K-skincare recs for good measure, because why not ride the Hallyu wave all the way to shore? So grab some Tteokbokki and listen to your new favorite unnis.

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/AfterNoonaDelightPodcast

Love BTS? Visit our sister podcast, Afternoona Army, for "Thinky, Thirsty, Over Thirty" takes on Bangtan Life.

    Summer Rogue Episode: Lia and Megan Take NYC

    Summer Rogue Episode: Lia and Megan Take NYC

    Your Afternoonas are in summer vacation mode...but don't worry, we won't leave ya'll hanging. In order to get some time off, but also keep content coming, we developed the concept of three summer rogue episodes. Each host will be in charge of one and can do whatever it is their little heart desires. Lia is up first. She brought in a very special, very non-secret guest...MEGAN. Why is her regular co-host a special guest? Because we recorded this show passed out on her hotel bed after walking 23,000 steps through Manhattan complete with a thunderstorm and four kids in tow. Join us for the joy of recording in human form together, and also upcoming 2024 K-dramas we are anticipating!PS: Where was Amy? On a cruise--a real one--somewhere near Belfast.
    Ready to download your first audiobook? Don't forget to click HERE for your free Audible trial.*Audible is a sponsor of Afternoona Delight Podcast*
    Are your family and friends sick of you talking about K-drama? We get it...and have an answer. Join our AfterNoona Delight Patreon and find community among folks who get your obsession. And check out www.afternoonadelight.com for more episodes, book recs and social media goodness. And don't forget about the newest member of our network: Afternoona Asks where diaspora Asians living in the West find ways to reconnect to Asian culture via Asian/KDramas.
    Last but CERTAINLY not least....love BTS? Or curious what all the fuss is about? Check out our sister pod Afternoona Army for "thinky, thirsty and over thirty" takes on Bangtan life.


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    • 47 min
    Lovely Runner Deep Dive

    Lovely Runner Deep Dive

    Amy and Megan discuss 2024's Lovely Runner, a Kdrama with time travel, romance, and a serial killer. How can this not be a favorite? We get into what we liked, why Byeon Woo Seok is a new favorite Kdrama hero, and some fan theories that may or may not make sense. Either way, it's a fun one, so get into it with us!

    Kpop Rec: WORK by Ateez
    Ready to download your first audiobook? Don't forget to click HERE for your free Audible trial.*Audible is a sponsor of Afternoona Delight Podcast*
    Are your family and friends sick of you talking about K-drama? We get it...and have an answer. Join our AfterNoona Delight Patreon and find community among folks who get your obsession. And check out www.afternoonadelight.com for more episodes, book recs and social media goodness. And don't forget about the newest member of our network: Afternoona Asks where diaspora Asians living in the West find ways to reconnect to Asian culture via Asian/KDramas.
    Last but CERTAINLY not least....love BTS? Or curious what all the fuss is about? Check out our sister pod Afternoona Army for "thinky, thirsty and over thirty" takes on Bangtan life.


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    • 1 hr 33 min
    Afternoona Uncensored: Love Triangles

    Afternoona Uncensored: Love Triangles

    It's time for another Afternoona Uncensored, and today we're talking love triangles. Love 'em? Hate 'em? Hope they give you the best second lead syndrome? Plus, Megan admits she's never read or seen Twilight, and Lia and Amy are still deciding if the friendship can be salvaged. WE KID, folks. But also, weigh in--on K-drama love triangles, Twilight, and more!


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    • 1 hr 14 min
    The Significance of Soju: How This Famous Spirit Lubricates K-Drama Plots

    The Significance of Soju: How This Famous Spirit Lubricates K-Drama Plots

    In the world of Korean dramas, you'll often spot a green-tinted bottle making frequent appearances - that's Soju, Korea's beloved spirit. Traditionally distilled from rice, Soju boasts a flavor profile reminiscent of vodka. These days, it comes in a variety of tantalizing flavors like strawberry and peach. Even celebrities are getting in on the action with endorsements with star-studded Soju ads featuring your favorite idols and actors. Tune in as Lia, Amy and Megan dive into ways this iconic Korean drink, shows up K-dramas...and determine who would make excellent drinking buddies.
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    Ready to download your first audiobook? Don't forget to click HERE for your free Audible trial.*Audible is a sponsor of Afternoona Delight Podcast*
    Are your family and friends sick of you talking about K-drama? We get it...and have an answer. Join our AfterNoona Delight Patreon and find community among folks who get your obsession. And check out www.afternoonadelight.com for more episodes, book recs and social media goodness. And don't forget about the newest member of our network: Afternoona Asks where diaspora Asians living in the West find ways to reconnect to Asian culture via Asian/KDramas.
    Last but CERTAINLY not least....love BTS? Or curious what all the fuss is about? Check out our sister pod Afternoona Army for "thinky, thirsty and over thirty" takes on Bangtan life.


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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Marry/Mate/Murder: 2024 Edition

    Marry/Mate/Murder: 2024 Edition

    We are back with another edition of Marry/Mate/Murder among Kdrama characters. The last time we did this game was in 2021. Have our choices changed? Does Lia want Lee Rang to eat her liver? Can Amy choose who to murder between her time travel loves? Which serial killer does Megan want to mate? Listen and play along with us!
    Kpop rec: WOKE UP by XG
    Sign Up for Our Newsletter!Want our thoughts on why everyone should watch I'm Not a Robot in a 500-word essay? More thinky and/or thirsty writer takes on your favorite shows? This is the place to get it. Sign up HERE!
    Ready to download your first audiobook? Don't forget to click HERE for your free Audible trial.*Audible is a sponsor of Afternoona Delight Podcast*
    Are your family and friends sick of you talking about K-drama? We get it...and have an answer. Join our AfterNoona Delight Patreon and find community among folks who get your obsession. And check out www.afternoonadelight.com for more episodes, book recs and social media goodness. And don't forget about the newest member of our network: Afternoona Asks where diaspora Asians living in the West find ways to reconnect to Asian culture via Asian/KDramas.
    Last but CERTAINLY not least....love BTS? Or curious what all the fuss is about? Check out our sister pod Afternoona Army for "thinky, thirsty and over thirty" takes on Bangtan life.


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    • 1 hr 28 min
    Trope Talk: Grumpy/Sunshine

    Trope Talk: Grumpy/Sunshine

    All three noonas are back together this week for a trope talk on one of our favorites--Grumpy/Sunshine! Join as we comb through our backlists to see if we've ever written a grumpy/sunshine, as we discuss our favorite romantic and platonic grumpy/sunshine pairings, and for drama recs that use the trope well. Plus, we take it to the Patreon to hear some of their favorite drama characters who embody the trope perfectly.
    K-Pop Rec: Colors by Solar
    Sign Up for Our Newsletter!Want our thoughts on why everyone should watch I'm Not a Robot in a 500-word essay? More thinky and/or thirsty writer takes on your favorite shows? This is the place to get it. Sign up HERE!
    Ready to download your first audiobook? Don't forget to click HERE for your free Audible trial.*Audible is a sponsor of Afternoona Delight Podcast*
    Are your family and friends sick of you talking about K-drama? We get it...and have an answer. Join our AfterNoona Delight Patreon and find community among folks who get your obsession. And check out www.afternoonadelight.com for more episodes, book recs and social media goodness. And don't forget about the newest member of our network: Afternoona Asks where diaspora Asians living in the West find ways to reconnect to Asian culture via Asian/KDramas.
    Last but CERTAINLY not least....love BTS? Or curious what all the fuss is about? Check out our sister pod Afternoona Army for "thinky, thirsty and over thirty" takes on Bangtan life.


    ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★

    • 1 hr 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
155 Ratings

155 Ratings

greenestgal ,

💗

I’ve been listening for almost two years and love this podcast so much. It always lifts my mood, and I enjoy the random discussions that kickstart episodes. The hosts have amazing chemistry, and I love that they’re all published authors—their perspectives take this podcast to the next level. I feel less alone in my kdrama watching experiences.

PR Mario75 ,

K-dramas Deligt

My wife and I got hooked on K-dramas last year via Netflix.

After searching for a podcast to help fuel our obsession, I stumbled upon this gem of a show.

I love the insight, enthusiasm, and overall pure joy these three ladies have for K-dramas.

As long as these hosts stay together, this podcast will stay in my rotation.

Keep up the great work ladies.

Andee917 ,

Great Show (with a caveat)

I love this show, the three ladies bring their own tastes and their perspectives as writers of romance. The combination makes for fun and interesting discussions. I have one problem that doesn’t have anything to do with the quality of the show (so I didn’t drop a star) but the categorization.
Tagging this “pod” as clean is 100% incorrect. Clean doesn’t simply mean not using profanity(which is actually still used at least in the last few episodes I listened to) it also refers to the content and context of the conversations. The majority of the episodes I have listened to(probably around 50% of them) contain conversation that would warrant an R-rating. Particularly the sexual statements. So please, for those of us who want to know whether any pod is safe to listen to with children, switch out the Clean tag for an Explicit one. Or if you aren’t convinced that your conversations warrant an Explicit tag, at least remove the clean tag, because is it misleading.
Thank you for the wonderful show!!!

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