Café Seoul Season 5, Episode 2: What, Me Worry?

So, North Korea has been in the news again with their saber-rattling… but our reaction is pretty much summed up by this picture:

 

Every time North Korea starts something, I’m like…

News of the Weird:

On the Pulse

Why does nobody in South Korea care when North Korea starts acting up? We have a long discussion about this question, but it meanders so much in the beginning because we’re actually itching to talk about Star Trek, but we bring it back and actually have a decent discussion about it in the end. Long story short, it’s because North Korea is threatening just for show, as a means of projecting itself as powerful to their own people. But now with Trump in office, can they continue the same strategies as always?

Note: The air was bad when we made this episode, so you can hear a lot of coughing and hacking. Apologies!

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2 responses to “Café Seoul Season 5, Episode 2: What, Me Worry?

  1. Great episode and glad you guys are back. I remember when I moved to Seoul at first I worried about NK for about the first three months, but after that decided I should just not worry about it. Otherwise I would just go crazy. I read about this kind of phenomenon later in a Malcolm Gladwell book about people who live near a dam. The gist of it was that people who live far down river worry about the dam breaking and as you get closer to the dam that concern rises, until you get to people who live right next to it. Those people never think that any disaster(the dam breaking) would ever take place. That got me thinking that it might be the same in Seoul. People cannot think about it, because what rational person would just stay in a situation like that, so they just block it out. I also think that Koreans are war weary. That might go for both north and south, but defiantly for the south.

    Anyway, great show!

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