This episode was difficult to do. Korea was reeling after a tragedy in which hundreds of high school kids lost their lives on a school trip because their ferry sank. It was right after it happened and we felt like we had to react.
The yellow ribbon was used to symbolize one’s support of victims and their families. The text below it says “(perform) a great miracle with one small move.”
In the third story in particular, CNN’s Kyung Lah told the world that cultural values demanding obedience from kids was the reason many of them did not flee to safety, and that didn’t sit well with us.
On the Pulse w/Rob
Here we discussed what not to do when covering disasters in news media.
After almost a year long hiatus we picked up in Season 2. Sadly Christine and Michael decided not to join, necessitating a total revamp. This episode served as a pilot of our new format, introducing Aaron Martinson to cohost with Olivia.
Eugene now is doing News of the Weird, where he introduces 3 strange news stories, and Rob is here for On the Pulse where we look to have a discussion on a social issue, possibly with an interview.
Here are the stories for News of the Weird w/Eugene: