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THE KOREA SOCIETY is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) organization with individual and corporate members that is dedicated solely to the promotion of greater awareness, understanding and cooperation between the people of the United States and Korea.

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    • 4.5 • 38 Ratings

THE KOREA SOCIETY is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) organization with individual and corporate members that is dedicated solely to the promotion of greater awareness, understanding and cooperation between the people of the United States and Korea.

    North Korea’s Eighth Party Congress with Robert Carlin and Glyn Ford

    North Korea’s Eighth Party Congress with Robert Carlin and Glyn Ford

    January 26, 2021 - North Korea senior analysts Robert Carlin and Glyn Ford speak about the political and economic implications of the party congress with senior director Stephen Noerper. Stanford University’s Carlin and Track2Asia’s Ford provide critical insight on possibilities for change, impasse and next steps in this timely, newsmaker event. This program is made possible thanks to support from the Korea Foundation.
    The Columbia University's Center for Korean Research (CKR) is a promotional partner for this program.
    For more information, please visit the link below:
    https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1460-north-korea-s-eighth-party-congress

    • 59 min
    House of Hummingbird: A Director's Talk with Bora Kim

    House of Hummingbird: A Director's Talk with Bora Kim

    January 24, 2021 - 14-year-old Eun-hee moves through life like a hummingbird searching for a taste of sweetness wherever she may find it. Ignored by her parents and abused by her brother, she finds her escape by roaming the neighborhood with her best friend, going on adventures, exploring young love and experiencing everything that comes with growing up in a country on the brink of enormous change.
    Written and directed by Bora Kim and starring the extraordinary young actress Ji-Hu Park, House of Hummingbird delicately captures a turning point in a young woman's life.
    Bora Kim, writer-director of House of Hummingbird, joins the Korea Society for a director's talk.
    For more information, please visit the link below:
    https://www.koreasociety.org/arts-culture/item/1459-house-of-hummingbird-streaming-and-a-director-s-talk

    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Magical Language of Others with E.J. Koh

    The Magical Language of Others with E.J. Koh

    January 13, 2021 - The Magical Language of Others is a powerful and aching memoir, a tale of deep bonds to family, place, and language.
    After living in America for over a decade, Eun Ji Koh’s parents return to South Korea for work, leaving fifteen-year-old Eun Ji and her brother behind in California. Overnight, Eun Ji finds herself abandoned and adrift in a world made strange by her mother’s absence. Her mother writes letters, in Korean, over the years seeking forgiveness and love―letters Eun Ji cannot fully understand until she finds them years later hidden in a box.
    In this incandescent memoir, E. J. Koh fearlessly grapples with forgiveness, reconciliation, legacy, and intergenerational trauma. Join us for an in-depth conversation with E. J. Koh about her memoir, poetry, and translation.
    For more information, please visit the link below:
    https://www.koreasociety.org/arts-culture/item/1455-the-magical-language-of-others-with-e-j-koh

    • 1 hr 1 min
    "Getting Together" with Coffee Meets Bagel

    "Getting Together" with Coffee Meets Bagel

    December 16, 2020 - Six years ago, the founders of the online dating service Coffee Meets Bagel (CMB) sat down with The Korea Society to share their stories on starting a new business. (Click Here) Today, we rejoin CMB to discuss how they have reached and managed their success to become one of the major online dating services globally. A Korean American entrepreneur Dawoon Kang, Co-founder and Chief Dating Officer of CMB, will share her knowledge on starting new business, marketing insights, and practical advice to young professionals interested in establishing their own business. We will also explore the art of online dating while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. The discussion will be led by a moderator Sang Lee, President of Korean Startups & Entrepreneurs (KSE) and CEO of Darc Matter, followed by a Q&A session.
    For more information, please visit the link below:
    https://www.koreasociety.org/special-events/item/1453-getting-together-with-coffee-meets-bagel

    • 44 min
    Evolving Roles of the UN in the Korean Peace Process

    Evolving Roles of the UN in the Korean Peace Process

    A joint program with NCNK
    Featuring:
    Gen (ret.) Vincent Brooks
    Suzanne DiMaggio
    Amb. Jeffrey Feltman
    in conversation with Keith Luse and Stephen Noerper
    To learn more, visit www.ncnk.org and www.koreasociety.org

    • 1 hr 29 min
    K-pop Confidential with Stephan Lee

    K-pop Confidential with Stephan Lee

    December 10, 2020 - In K-pop Confidential, the YA novel from journalist Stephan Lee, a Korean-American girl plunges into the complex world of an idol factory and K-pop trainees in South Korea while staying true to herself in the process.
    Join us for a lively conversation with Stephan Lee about his debut novel and everything K-pop, including its ever-increasing popularity in the U.S., the challenges the K-pop trainees face, and the issues Korean Americans grapple with as they find their own heritage.
    For more information, please visit the link below:
    https://www.koreasociety.org/arts-culture/item/1452-k-pop-confidential-with-stephan-lee

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

Autum in New York ,

My favorite podcast

The Korea Society features great programs on diverse topics, including US-Korea relations, denuclearization negotiations, art, culture, music, business and trade. I love listening to these programs on my way to work. Entertaining and educational!

Caocao 87 ,

Thorough and excellent analysis

Great resource for understanding current events on the Korean Peninsula. The contents are diverse and interesting.

JW Mies ,

Very educational and interesting

I came across this podcast before a trip to Korea to try to learn more about the culture and history and found myself listening to several of the episodes. The podcasts cover many different angles: fairy tales, politics of both the North and the South, relations with the West, business, history, and there is even one about cooking.
I feel like these podcasts have helped me have greater appreciation for the Korean culture and ways of life.

Thank you for publishing for free. Please keep the episodes coming! Highly recommended!

(By the way, I don't remember having any issues with the quality of the audio.)

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