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The Need To Know podcast is a production of the Office of Congressional Relations at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Each episode we will bring our nonpartisan research to life through interviews with experts and practitioners covering the world. Our goal is to bring the best independent research, open dialogue and actionable ideas to congressional staff, policy makers, and anyone else who needs to know.
 
A podcast focusing on issues relevant to Korea. Topics include politics, social issues, sports, culture and more. A combination of random deep dives into interesting issues, guest interviews with experts, and in-depth explorations of recent Korean history, news-makers and off-the-beaten track current events. 시사영어방송 팟케스트입니다. 전 TBS eFM 진행자 헨리 신 와 국내 정치, 사회, 경제, 스포츠 등 다양한 이슈를 영어로 소개드립니다.
 
World News from a US/UN Perspective. Meet the movers and shakers of the U.N. community. We interview authors, filmmakers, diplomats, messengers of peace, heads of state and special operatives of all member governments. Topics include: security, world health, famine, disaster relief, migration, military conflicts, drug intervention, sex trafficking, human rights and all other cultural and societal issues.
 
Paul and Olivia are the premiere young sibling duo in conservative politics. Each week they break down the latest news out of Washington, the Trump administration, and across the country with a uniquely traditionalist and Catholic bent that is indebted to the broader Western tradition. They also regularly feature some of the most influential voices in politics, media, and academia. Come join us Tuesdays and Thursdays. Visit our website www.rightonpointpodcast.com to learn more!
 
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News and discussions about technology in North Korea usually focus on the country’s nuclear programme. Often ignored, however, is the fact that, over the course of the past decade, consumer technology has also evolved. Maybe most importantly, cell phones have become increasingly widespread. They are now a common sight in the streets of Pyongyang an…
 
This episode of the Korea Now podcast features an interview that Jed Lea-Henry conducted with David Tizzard. They speak about the Netflix series Squid Game. David Tizzard has a Ph.D. in Korean Studies. He is a social/cultural commentator and musician who has lived in Korea for nearly two decades. He is also the host of the Korea Deconstructed podca…
 
October 7, 2021 - Stanford University Director of the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, founding director of its Korean Studies program, and William J. Perry Professor of Contemporary Korea Gi-Wook Shin shares insights on rising anti-China sentiments in South Korea and their implications for the upcoming South Korean presidential election, …
 
Episode Note: I've been mistakenly referring to Professor Jin as Professor Huiming (first name) for the first several episodes, I've corrected it starting here (thanks to the listener who informed me of the mistake on twitter!) We're back into Professor Jin Huiming's Marxism and Socialism with Chinese Characteristics, continuing our bottom up explo…
 
September 23, 2021 - In the first program of a new series chronicling the rise of global cooperation between the United States and Korea, Korea Society president and CEO Tom Byrne discusses supply chain resilience and semiconductors in conversation with Tami Overby, McLarty Associates Senior Director and former president of the US Korea Business Co…
 
This episode of the Korea Now podcast features an interview that Jed Lea-Henry conducted with Stephen Nagy. They speak about the challenges and implications of the rise of China, the need to counter this with Indo-Pacific strategic planning, the geopolitical issues surrounding trade and sovereignty in the South China Sea, how middle powers should d…
 
This episode of the Korea Now podcast features an interview that Jed Lea-Henry conducted with Youngju Ryu. They speak about how modern Korean literature has dealt with the nation’s difficult legacy of authoritarian violence and suppression, how torture and the morality/immorality attached to it is written and described, the challenges of post-autho…
 
I told you last episode this was going to be a big one, so big in fact it took me a week longer than anticipated to put it together. In this episode I continue our reading of Chapter 2 of Professor Jin Huiming's text Marxism and Socialism with Chinese Characteristics, and our analysis of the concept of a historical Epoch. We delve further into this…
 
Amy Austin Holmes has been tracking attacks that Turkey has been making against Kurdish and Yazidi regions in Iraq and Syria for quite some time. And with so much going on in the world, many may have missed the fact that Turkey has struck again, this time killing a popular Yazidi leader within Iraqi territory. Check out some of Amy's work on this i…
 
September 9, 2021 - Harvard University Director of the Korea Project and Adjunct Lecturer John Park shares insights into recent North Korea developments and China’s interplay. Subsequent to the Moon-Biden summit and marking the anniversary of its mutual defense pact, the PRC and DPRK reaffirmed ties. Park, in conversation with Senior Director Steph…
 
This episode of the Korea Now podcast features an interview that Jed Lea-Henry conducted with Chizuko Allen. They speak about the life of Choe Nam-son, the difficulties of publishing during the Japanese colonial era, the youth magazines that he managed to launch and distribute at this time, the special branch of globalized nationalism he championed…
 
The withdrawal of U.S. and coalition forces from Afghanistan, the rapid deterioration of the Afghan government and military, and the return of the Taliban will have profound implications for the future of South Asia. Check out our “Afghanistan: Hindsight Up Front” initiative as we discuss the future of the region with leading journalists, former di…
 
What is an epoch? What drives the transition between them? In this this episode I continue our analysis of Marxism and Socialism with Chinese Characteristics by Professor Jin Huiming and delve into Chapter 2. We look at Marx and Engels early views of developmental stages of human society and how it formed into a scientific understanding of human ep…
 
This episode of the Korea Now podcast features an interview that Jed Lea-Henry conducted with Ksenia Chizhova. They speak about the practice of calligraphy in late Choson Korea, the highly aestheticized craft and the social importance attached to it, the differences between traditionally male and female calligraphy, the meticulous training processe…
 
Bringing back our former congressional staffer round table with Monica Pham and Natalee Binkholder to discuss the top ten things that are common in good staffers. Take a listen. If you are on the Hill, maybe you can find some ways to grow professionally, and if you want to work on the Hill, this is a good start to know what you have to do. Happy Au…
 
One source of the success of K-Pop idols and groups, in Korea as well as abroad, can be found in their exceptionally active and dedicated fans. For many of them, being a fan goes beyond just listening their idols’ music; it also means buying and collecting merchandise, attending fan events and live recordings, or even translating appearances of the…
 
This episode of the Korea Now podcast features an interview that Jed Lea-Henry conducted with Michael Kim. They speak about the history of the Christian Publishing Company (Changmunsa), the difficulties of operating during the Japanese colonial period, the complexities of the colonial publishing market, the movement among Korean Christians to achie…
 
This week we finish Chapter 1 of Marxism and Socialism with Chinese Characteristics by Prof. Jin Huiming. We examine "The Basic Tenets and Scientific System of Marxism", and the Professor provides us with a bunch of very useful, easy-to-study lists of the basic tenets and key features of Marxism and a brief overview of Socialism with Chinese Charac…
 
The first episode of Season 2 is here! Starting this season I am analyzing the text Marxism and Socialism with Chinese Characteristics by Professor Jin Huiming. In this first episode we go through and discuss the key ideas from sections 1.1-1.2, focusing on the emergence of Marxism as an ideology and it's construction into the ideological weapon of…
 
This episode of the Korea Now podcast features an interview that Jed Lea-Henry conducted with Sixiang Wang. They speak about the exchanges between Choson Korea (1392-1910) and Ming China (1368-1644), the Korean envoys and interpreters who mediated between the two dynasties, the need of these interpreters to master spoken Chinese, the extensive body…
 
We're back! Don't get too excited, this isn't a full episode, but it is the teaser and introduction for Season 2 of This Podcast is Propaganda. In Season 2 I'm going to be taking a deep dive into the Actually Existing Socialism (AES) occurring in China under the CPC's program of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics. Over the upcoming episodes of …
 
This episode of the Korea Now podcast features an interview that Jed Lea-Henry conducted with Daniel Pieper. They speak about James Scarth Gale and the significance of his translation work, the extraordinary upheaval and change that he witnessed as a missionary in late-Choson Korea, how he saw the changing face of Korea and the importance of Korean…
 
July 21, 2021 - Join us for a conversation between Mr. John Rim, President and CEO of Samsung Biologics, and Tom Byrne, the President and CEO of The Korea Society. In this second episode of the ‘President’s Interview Series,’ President Rim will discuss his extensive career and senior leadership roles in the biopharmaceutical industry, as well as hi…
 
China is a key player on the Korean peninsula: it is not only North Korea’s sole ally, but has also become South Korea’s most important trading partner. Yet, the relationship it has with both Korean states is fraught with tension. Beijing’s hold over Pyongyang has been weakening under the rule of Kim Jong-Un, and Seoul’s alliance with Washington se…
 
This episode of the Korea Now podcast features an interview that Jed Lea-Henry conducted with Ross King. They speak about the landscape of pre-modern Korean literature, the complex ecology of spoken and written language that existed, the broader East Asian cultural formation of which Korea was a part, the problems with descriptors such as ‘diglossi…
 
This episode of the Korea Now podcast features an interview that Jed Lea-Henry conducted with Ross King. They speak about the life of James Scarth Gale, the significance of Gale’s translation work and how it fit-in with his missionary duties, the libraries of Korean literature that he amassed, how he saw the changing face of Korea and Korean litera…
 
June 15, 2021 - Former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon discusses his new book Resolved: Uniting Nations in a Divided World on its release, in conversation with Korea Society board chairwoman Ambassador Kathleen Stephens and with a welcome by Korea Society president and CEO Tom Byrne. This event is co-hosted with the Korea Economic Institute of Ame…
 
If you've gone shopping for lumber lately, you know. Prices are sky high. But why? Of course we know the pandemic has affected supply chains, but with lumber, there is more going on. Canada Institute Director Chris Sands helps us understand the complexities of the lumber market and the interplay with our northern neighbors.…
 
June 10, 2021 - Nunchi is Korea’s superpower. A sixth sense for winning friends and influencing people, this time-honored skill helps you connect with others so you can succeed in everything from business to politics to love. In The Power of Nunchi: The Korean Secret to Happiness and Success, Euny Hong explains the practice of nunchi in a highly pr…
 
June 3, 2021 - Join us for this discussion about the dynamics of U.S.-Japan-Korea trade relations and regional economic integration, featuring Asia Society Policy Institute Vice President Wendy Cutler, Waseda University Professor Emeritus and Economic Research Institute for East Asia and ASEAN Senior Research Advisor Shujiro Urata, and Korea Develo…
 
Recorded June 1, 2021 - In our inaugural episode of the ‘President's Interview Series', we are pleased to invite Yongmaan Park, Chairman of Doosan Infracore for a conversation with The Korea Society’s President Tom Byrne. As one of the most successful and powerful business leaders in Korea and the world, Chairman Park will discuss his extensive car…
 
Media Studies expert, China watcher, and friend of the Need to Know Podcast, Aynne Kokas comes back to talk about John Cena's faux pas regarding China and Taiwan - and why western celebrities always seem quick to apologize for such things. Also see Aynne's recent congressional testimony here: https://www.wilsoncenter.org/article/us-china-relations-…
 
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