Café Seoul Season 4, Episode 18: While You’re Gone


Eugene and Rob finally break the sausage party habit for good… with our third straight female guest. Never mind that it’s Eugene’s mom on the show. Eugene’s stepfather is also there to discuss what it is like to have a loved one move away to Korea long term.

 

Image stolen from fineartamerica.com

Image stolen from fineartamerica.com

 

News of the Weird:

On the Pulse
Eugene’s Mom and Pop discuss what it’s like to have a loved one gone long term in a foreign country. For many of us expats, we say we are going away temporarily and that we’ll be back eventually. Oh sure, I’ll be back tomorrow! So how do the folks back home feel when tomorrow never dies? We discuss with Eugene’s mom and stepfather how things are back home without Eugene, and how everyone involved has been coping.

 

 

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Café Seoul Season 4, Episode 17: Dear Korea

Special Thanks to Jen Lee for illustrating this awesome title card for this episode!

Special Thanks to Jen Lee for illustrating this awesome title card for this episode!


Dear Korea,

How can we get the most awesome guests on our show. There’s this one webcomic artist that I’ve had my goldeneye on for the longest time, but she lives in Gwangju and that’s really far. It would be really cool if we could get her in on Café Seoul.

 

Well it turns out that in order to get Jen Lee, the creator of Dear Korea on our podcast, she had to write a book and host an event to promote said book in Seoul, and we were able to snag her with an unconventional Sunday morning recording in our not usual spot. She bought us croissants and as you can tell from the picture, she was unable to match Eugene’s mad defensive skills as he blocked shot after shot into Rob’s coffee cup!  Just kidding! It’s such an honor to be Dear Koreafied! Thanks Jen!

News of the Weird

    • Chinese detergent company makes “racist” TV ad

 

Ask Rob & Eugene: What is the best way to be critical of Korea without being insulting?

On the Pulse

We discuss the Dear Korea webcomic and book with creator Jen Lee. The discussion goes from how she got started, to what her motivations are, why she wanted to make a book, how some of the reaction to the book has been, plans for the future and the like. We were very honored to have her on the show. We’re true fanboys!