In this episode we switched things up a bit. Rob is doing News of the Weird, with Eugene doing On the Pulse. The show is about how Korea sees the outside world, and how it relates to them. We had planned to make the show about 사대주의, or the Korean tendency to idolize powerful countries, but it didn’t quite work out the way we planned.
News of the Weird w/Rob
- The Korea Times reports on the Chicago BEARS (a football team) winning the Stanley Cup (an ice hockey championship)
- Korean student in U.S. claims to have been accepted to both Harvard and Stanford, except she wasn’t
- Lighting Round: MERS Mania!!!
Ask Blossom Rob & Eugene
- Which countries does Korea look up to, and is that relationship volatile? If so, why?
On the Pulse w/Eugene
- An Interview with Dr. Emanuel Pastreich, Director of the Asia Institute, discussing his book “The Korea Unknown Only to Koreans.”