Cafe Seoul: Expat Life in Korea
About This Show
Café Seoul is an award-winning podcast for and by expats living in Korea.
Join Rob, Eugene and friends as they discuss many issues and experiences in the country they now call home.
On news of the weird with Eugene, our resident newsman brings up of the strange or funny news items that have been trending since we last saw him.
Then, the Café Seoul crew answer YOUR submitted questions about life in Korea. Wanna ask something? Give us a shout at email@example.com
Roboseyo is on the pulse, interviewing interesting people living in Korea, or leading a discussion that's been trending in the blogosphere, the twittersphere, or any other sphere there might be.
What started off as a bi-weekly comedy podcast has now morphed into a talk show format that discusses issues and current events in Korea, while still keeping a tiny bit of comedic flair.
In the days where we were a snl ripoff, there is a lot of background music in the podcast and most of it is provided by Dan-O at DanoSongs.com.
Most Recent Episode
Cafe Seoul 2017 06 22 507 Nostalgic for the Unfamiliar
Disclaimer: This is is absolutely the longest episode we have ever recorded... Ever. But you know what? It's a podcast and you can listen to it at your own pace and even skip around or skip past parts you find boring.
Dr. Stephen Suh is is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Women's and Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado - Colorado Springs. He is currently doing a research project about Korean-American returnees, that is, Korean-Americans who have for one reason or another moved to Korea as adults.
We at Café Seoul became aware of this project when we came across a post in the facebook group "Critical Korean Studies" where Stephen was looking for participants to interview. So this episode not only features an interview of Stephen for the podcast, but it also contains Stephen doing real live research as he interviews Eugene!
News of the Weird:
-American retailer bottles and sells kimchi juice for $17
-North Korea criticizes US for withdrawal from Paris climate deal
-Former Japanese Ambassador to Korea writes a trolltastic book
On the Pulse: Rob first interviews Stephen about his project, then Eugene participates. Here we can find out a lot about what some of the commonalities and differences between Korean-Americans who have chosen to live in Korea. You can also learn a lot about Eugene from some very interesting and sometimes difficult questions posited by Stephen.