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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 07 13 509 Traditionally Speaking
Café Seoul is back! Korea's traditional culture is the topic of this episode, and we have one of the most knowledgable academics on hand to discuss the role that traditional culture, specifically performance art plays in modern Korean society.
Special Guest: Dr. CedarBough T. Saeji, Korea Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in Korean Studies
News of the Weird:
-'Creative Korea' slogan abolished
-Active X to be removed from public websites
-Scrapping HIV test for native English teachers 'unacceptable'
On the Pulse:
How relevant to modern Korean society is Korean traditional culture? Many people who observe Korea suggest that Korea's traditional culture is somewhat removed from its modern one, but is that really the case? In this episode we have the benefit of an academic expert to delve into this topic and find out exactly what role traditional culture, specifically performance art plays in Korea today. In addition to the overlying theme, we discuss some initial access points for Korean traditional culture and how one can go about learning more about and enjoying the rich traditional culture Korea possesses.