54 episodes

Migook, or 미국 사람, means "American" in the Korean language; the name of the show is a tribute to our life as expats. Our community is a mix of expats, travelers, and global-minded citizens. We value honesty over glamour, and we appreciate the authenticity of a heartfelt, living-room style discussion over coffee.

The Migooks April Tandy and Jackson Tandy

    • Personal Journals
    • 4.8, 67 Ratings

Migook, or 미국 사람, means "American" in the Korean language; the name of the show is a tribute to our life as expats. Our community is a mix of expats, travelers, and global-minded citizens. We value honesty over glamour, and we appreciate the authenticity of a heartfelt, living-room style discussion over coffee.

    #54 Labor Disputes, Surprise "Quarantine Contracts", How to Navigate Problems in the Workplace as a Foreign Employee

    #54 Labor Disputes, Surprise "Quarantine Contracts", How to Navigate Problems in the Workplace as a Foreign Employee

    April is having some trouble in the workplace, which prompts us to consider labor disputes and how to handle problems at work when you have the added layer of being a foreign worker. We talk about some of the ways that we've learned to protect ourselves better while in Korea.

    • 55 min
    #53 City Life, Clubbing, Quarantine Jealousy

    #53 City Life, Clubbing, Quarantine Jealousy

    April takes a trip down memory lane with Church, Dogs and Christmas Lights. Then we talk about the "Fake-out Quarantine," the "New Normal," and how racial and social prejudices grow stronger during times of national stress.

    • 1 hr
    #52 Mother's Day, Having Kids, Taekwondo Street Fights, The Asian Squat, Race Talk vs. Racism, How is China different from Korea and Japan?

    #52 Mother's Day, Having Kids, Taekwondo Street Fights, The Asian Squat, Race Talk vs. Racism, How is China different from Korea and Japan?

    Taekwondo and Martial Arts, Sports in Korea, Disciplining your Kids, Squatting vs. Sitting, PC Culture and Race Talk, Recent Virus Outbreaks in Itaewon, Comparing cultures of China/Korea/Japan.

    • 56 min
    #51 Dreams of Vegas, Spring Hiking, Post-Corona Haircuts, Izzy Tries to Escape

    #51 Dreams of Vegas, Spring Hiking, Post-Corona Haircuts, Izzy Tries to Escape

    Happy Children's Day! Trying to put ourselves back together after quarantine: Haircuts, Manicures, Hiking. Also talking City Life and Apartment Life Weirdness, and Dreams of Vegas, Dreams of Jimjilbbangs.

    • 45 min
    #50 Back to Normal Life in Korea? Plus Australia Stories: Crocs, Kangaroos and the Outback

    #50 Back to Normal Life in Korea? Plus Australia Stories: Crocs, Kangaroos and the Outback

    Things are feeling normal again in Korea. April's having friend dates. Movie theaters are open. People are out. Today we're offering some cautious optimism. (But also in the middle of the show, we go on a huge tangent about Crocodiles, Bears, Mountain Cats, and differences between Australia vs. America.)

    • 56 min
    #49 Itaewon Class, Create-a-thon, Korean Military Service and Korean Names

    #49 Itaewon Class, Create-a-thon, Korean Military Service and Korean Names

    Recapping our eventful weekend (eventful for quarantine anyways). Saturday we finished our Create-a-thon, and Sunday we started a new K-drama - Itaewon Class. Also talking today about Online Shopping in Korea, Military Service, Korean Names, and Employment Law.

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
67 Ratings

67 Ratings

GMR-PR ,

Amazing! 10/10

I just started following April in YouTube and noticed that she had this podcast since last year. I’m still catching up but I love it. It’s so chill and they talk about a little bit of everything. It feels like you are there with them listening in to a conversation. Love their vibe and wish them a lot of success with this podcast. Much love from Puerto Rico

1996CPS ,

Super chill

Jackson and April are great to listen to. They are very down to earth as I love hearing about their every day adventures in Korea and they are super honest about everything! It’s really helped me think about my decision to go teach abroad in South Korea.

Shelby Maring ,

Love it!!!

So relaxing and eye opening to hear :) I’m younger so I like to learn through y’alls stories. Can’t wait to hear more💓

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