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K-PoD: Life In Korea
81 minutes | Jul 5, 2020
Covid 19 in Korea, China, and It's Effect on Teaching Abroad (Episode 75)
On this episode of K-PoD, we all look at Covid 19 and when the Coronavirus first broke out in Asia, what we went through at that time, work being closed, and how life was in Korea and China during the 'lock down'. We also get into how things have changed here in Korea and China, testing, tracing, wearing masks, quarantining, and who we think things regarding Covid 19 and the Coronavirus have been handled here in Asia. Lastly, we talk about public schools re-opening, online teaching, travel restrictions, the demand for teachers now, where we think this is all going, and what life is like now living and working in South Korea and China. Scott, Adam, Marco, as well as returning guest Paul and Dee talk about the effects of Covid 19 on their lives while living a broad and in Asia. It’s all about Covid 19 and the Coronavirus while living in Korea on this episode of K-PoD! Show notes, links, and more at our website. #covid19 #coronavirus #livinginkorea #southkorea #korea #china #travelchina #travelkorea #lifeinkorea #podcast #podcastkorea #kpod #changwoner
26 minutes | Jul 15, 2019
Top 5 Pros and Cons to Living in South Korea (Episode 74)
Our top 5 pros and cons to living in South Korea based on our own experiences over the years. We each give our top 5 pros and cons lists to living in South Korea and then come up with a final list for each. Scott, Adam, Marco, and returning guest Saber talk about how long they’ve lived in Korea and their experiences to come up with the top 5 things they love about living in Korea and the top 5 things they don’t. It’s all about the PROS and CONS to living in Korea on this episode of K-PoD! Show notes, links, and more at our website.
27 minutes | Jul 1, 2019
Alternative and Fun Things to Do in South Korea (Episode 73)
There are many alternative things you can find to do during your stay in South Korea! There are lots of things you can do while in South Korea! Things to do indoors, things to do outdoors, and things you can only do in Korea! In this episode we share so of these alternative things to do while in Korea along with our own experiences. Scott, Adam, and Marco are joined by guest Michael DeLorenzo to talk about the different things you can do while in South Korea that you might not know about. Show notes, links, and more at our website.
42 minutes | Jun 17, 2019
Shopping and Services in Korea (Episode 72)
The costs of living in South Korea can be cheaper than the current country you are in and South Korea can be a great place to save money if done the correct way! Korean clothing, fashion, sizes, food, online shopping, markets, street markets, haircuts, and services in Korea can have their advantages. It’s all about SHOPPING in Korea on this episode of K-PoD! Show notes, links, and more at our website.
48 minutes | Jun 2, 2019
Summertime in Korea and Events 2019 (Episode 71)
Summertime in Korea has it’s UPS and DOWNS! In this episode we'll look at SUMMER in Korea, what we like and what we don't, plus some of the summer events and activities going on all over South Korea for summer 2019! Show notes, links, and more at our website.
37 minutes | May 18, 2019
English in K-pop (Episode 70)
Is English having a bigger role in K-Pop music? How English can play towards K-Pop’s success globally? Is it important for K-Pop idols to know and study English? Does English in K-Pop make younger generations of Koreans want to learn English? What is the future of English in the K-Pop industry? All of this and more in this episode of K-PoD: Life in Korea! Show notes, links, and more at our website. #kpop #englishinkpop #englishkpop #kpopsongs #kpopmusic #bts #blackpink #englishinkorea #southkorea #korea #kpopglobal
33 minutes | Apr 30, 2019
Friendship In South Korea (Episode 69)
Friendship can have its pros and cons while living in South Korea. If you’ve spent time in South Korea or are thinking about moving to South Korea, you are going to make new friends and at some point, have to say good-bye to them. Whether it’s you or them that leave, you can make life long friends here and it can be difficult when it’s time to part ways. Show notes, links, and more at our website.
30 minutes | Apr 14, 2019
Is Korea Safe? (Ep 68)
People always have questions and worries with regards to safety in South Korea or regards to safety when teaching for a year in South Korea. How safe is living in South Korea? Special guest Saber Lane joins the podcast to discuss with Scott, Adam, and Marco each of their concerns before moving to South Korea, how safe they each feel living in Korea, living next door to North Korea, precautions they take living here, and more! SAFETY in Korea on this episode of K-PoD! Show notes, links, and more at our website.
25 minutes | Mar 31, 2019
Strange Things in South Korea (Ep 67)
Like in all countries, there are somethings you might find strange if it was in your own country but are completely normal here in South Korea! There are a lot of things that you can only find in South Korea! Some of them are cool, some bad, somethings we like, some we don’t, and some are just plain strange! Show notes, links, and more at our website.
37 minutes | Mar 24, 2019
Best Ways To Teach and Learn English (Ep 66)
The ways of teaching and learning English are always changing and evolving. What are some of the best new ways and what hasn’t changed? What is the future for learning and teaching English in South Korea? Special guest Craig Nicol stops by from Chasing Time English. Show notes, links, and more at our website.
28 minutes | Mar 18, 2019
Healthcare in South Korea (Ep 65)
South Korea has both National healthcare and private healthcare. Which are you most likely to get with a teaching job and which will work best for you? Scott, Marco, and Adam talk about the different healthcare insurance each of them has, the coverage you get, the costs, and some of their very own experiences with trips to the doctor or hospitals in Korea! It’s all about healthcare in South Korea on this episode of K-PoD! Show notes, links, and more at our website.
22 minutes | Mar 10, 2019
Student Age Ranges in South Korea (Ep 64)
There is a wide range of ages you can end up teaching English to working as an English teacher in South Korea. What age range will work best for you? Scott, Marco, and Adam discuss teaching children to adults and which ages they prefer, which ages are the most difficult to teach, which ages learn the quickest, and which age range will be best for you. It's a podcast of different student ages in South Korea for this episode of K-PoD! Show notes, links, and more at our website.
22 minutes | Mar 4, 2019
Living Conditions in South Korea (Ep 63)
Big cities to small cities in South Korea and the different types of housing you find in South Korea. Scott, Marco, and Adam talk about the differences between big cities and smaller cities in South Korea, the different kinds of housing you can expect while living in Korea, and each of their own experiences they each have had with regards to their own housing and areas that they have lived in. Show notes, links, and more at our website.
49 minutes | Aug 22, 2017
Navy Life in JinHae, South Korea And Some Tunes! -guest Sean White (Ep 62)
Sean White is new to South Korea and doing his service in the Navy on base here in JinHae. He joins the podcast this week to talk about some of his experiences here in South Korea, after being here for just 6 months. Sean has also spent time in Iraq and Afghanistan with the Navy and he tells us what got him into this path in life that he is on. Show notes, links, and more at our website.
46 minutes | Jul 10, 2017
Is South Korea Right for You? (Ep 61)
Do you ever wonder if Korea would be a place for you? Scott, Adam, and Phil talk about the reasons they first came to Korea, working in South Korea, and how to find a good job in Korea. They will also get into such things as what you need to qualify to work in Korea, what you can expect if you are coming here, visa stuff, and what area/city in Korea would best suit you. It's the podcast on finding the right place and job in Korea for this episode of K-PoD! Show notes, links, and more at our website. #teachingenglsih #expats #travel #englishteachers #jobhunting #korea #southkorea #kpod #podcast #podcasting #podcasts
42 minutes | Jul 3, 2017
Busan and Culture Shock Korea! -guest Writer John Bocskay (Ep 60)
If you're thinking about moving to Korea, this could be the book and podcast for you! John Bocskay has lived in South Korea for a long time! Since October 1998! He has also been living in Busan, South Korea for the past 17 years. John is the author of a new book which will be available soon called 'Culture Shock: Korea. A Survival Guide To Customs and Etiquette'. This is a book not for people looking to come to Korea on vacation, but more of a guide for individuals coming to Korea for a long term stay or to live. John also tells us a little about Busan in this episode and how it has changed over his years of living there. It's the podcast on Culture Shock Korea with author and guest John Bocskay for this episode of K-PoD! Show notes, links, and more at our website.
41 minutes | Jun 26, 2017
Summer Time in South Korea! (Ep 59)
Summer is here in South Korea and it's time to get ready for the humidity. It's that time of year again where you are best off finding air conditioning to beat the heat! In this episode of K-PoD, Scott, Adam, and Phil are back to discuss life in Korea during the SUMMER season. Each of the hosts will talk about their first summers in Korea, the weather, the pros and cons of summers in South Korea, and what you can expect spending a summer in Korea. They will also give you some of the SUMMER FESTIVALS you can find going on throughout South Korea. To end things up, K-PoD will also get into the work environment during the summer season in Korea. It's the podcast dealing with the SUMMER TIME fun in Korea for this week's episode of K-PoD! Show notes, links, and more at our website.
54 minutes | May 15, 2017
After the Sewol, A New Documentary Film From South Korea.에프터더세월호 -guests Directors Neil p. George and Matthew Root (Ep 58)
Korea has changed after the events of the Sewol Ferry tragedy on April 16th, 2014. After the Sewol is a new documentary film that deals with the tragic Sewol Ferry accident that claimed the lives of so many here in South Korea. This week we are joined with the two film makers of 'After the Sewol', writers/directors/producers Neil P. George and Matthew Root. They both tell us more about their latest film, the process and difficulties they came across with the film, and their future plans for the film including and second documentary to follow up on the first one. It's the podcast dealing with the Sewol Ferry disaster for this week's episode of K-PoD! 2014년 4월 16일 그날 이후, 대한민국이라는 국가는 변했다. 세월호 사건이 발생한 그날 이후, 몇 주, 몇 달,몇 년이 흘렀지만 별다른 성과는 보이지 않는다. 정부는 국민들의 신뢰를 잃고, 국민들은 역사상 전례 없이 편가르기를 하였다. ‘After the Sewol(애프터 더 세월)’은 영국 출신의 두 감독의 눈으로 변화하는 한국의 모습을 담고 있다. 사건 이후 정부에 대항한 힘든 투쟁을 하고 있는 희생자 가족, 수중 구조 다이버, 사회 운동가와의 인터뷰를 통해, 이 사건이 일어난 이유와, 예방하지 못했던 근본적인 이유에 대해 이야기하고 있다. 영화는 전국 방방곡곡에서 안전한 한국 사회로 나아가기 위해 힘쓰는 기성세대와, 부패한 사회에 대항하여 싸우는 젊은 세대들의 이야기를 모두 담고 있다. 이들이 원하는 것은 단 하나였다. 세월호 희생자들의 죽음에 대한 진실, 바로 그 하나 뿐 이었다. Show notes, links, and more at our website.
31 minutes | May 3, 2017
Gaelic Football in South Korea. -guests Gaelic Football Club Rithe Oga (Ep 57)
Bringing the sport of Gaelic football to South Korea! This week guests from the Gaelic Football club Rithe Oga Gaelic Football stop by to tells us a little more about Gaelic football and how to get involved here in South Korea. Róisín Ní Náir, Sunil Mahtani, and Poilin Niluchrain fill in on the Gaelic football scene here in Korea, what Gaelic football is, and why they all got involved to bring teams of Gaelic football here to Korea, along with future plans for the league. It's the podcast of Irish Gaelic football in Korea for this week's episode of K-PoD! Show notes, links, and more at our website.
49 minutes | Apr 24, 2017
The Easy and the Difficult to Living in South Korea. (Ep 56)
The easy life and the things that are difficult about living in South Korea! Why have we lived in South Korea for so long and why do we like it so much? Scott, Adam, and Phil ask themselves this question and come up with their own answers. Korea can be a great place to live and work and we all have our own reasons we enjoy it. This week's podcast not only looks at the things the hosts love about Korea, but also looks at the things that were most difficult for them to adjust to when first moving to South Korea. The Changwoner does their TOP 5 this week and come up with their final top 5 list of these most difficult adjustments. It's a podcast of love and hate towards South Korea for this episode of K-PoD! Show notes, links, and more at our website.
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