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Bringing you the best sounds and ideas in K-pop each week. Featuring guests in and around the k-pop community. On a regular basis, we recommend "hit replay" songs you should listen to, as well as provide semi-regular in-depth k-pop editorial told nowhere else. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Bringing you the best sounds and ideas in K-pop each week. Featuring guests in and around the k-pop community. On a regular basis, we recommend "hit replay" songs you should listen to, as well as provide semi-regular in-depth k-pop editorial told nowhere else. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Location:

United States

Description:

Bringing you the best sounds and ideas in K-pop each week. Featuring guests in and around the k-pop community. On a regular basis, we recommend "hit replay" songs you should listen to, as well as provide semi-regular in-depth k-pop editorial told nowhere else. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Twitter:

@thekpopcast

Language:

English


Episodes

#ProtectSuga, Jackson’s China remarks, & Kpop Idols at Fashion Week

1/27/2023
In this week, we discuss some particularly provocative topics - such as who paved the way, for those who pave the way; what to make of Jackson's remarks on China being misrepresented in western mainstream media; and other hot takes on hot songs. Join us on Slack: https://join.slack.com/t/kpopcast/shared_invite/zt-93kzxcv6-YNej2QkyY6vaPnhEQJxk0A Hit replay playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRGVtHMPxSFxbjkmSesXmfNKreFVofsrE HIT REPLAYS (TOP K-POP SONGS): HALLYU THINGS: The...

Duration:01:29:16

K-pop 2023 Predictions

1/20/2023
It's predictions season! Will Kwangya discover oil and join OPEC? Will it be revealed that JYP, in fact, needed to get his groove back because it was stolen by a transnational crime syndicate? These, another perfectly reasonable k-pop predictions for the year 2023 are discussed in this episode. Plus, some K-pop song recommendations and hallyu associated discussions. Join us on Slack: https://join.slack.com/t/kpopcast/shared_invite/zt-93kzxcv6-YNej2QkyY6vaPnhEQJxk0A Our Newsletter:...

Duration:00:56:33

K-pop in 2022

1/6/2023
What to remember k-pop in 2022 by and why. We recap what's worth remembering about the year, hear reflections from the community, and dish-out awards for the best songs and ideas in k-pop. Join us on Slack: https://join.slack.com/t/kpopcast/shared_invite/zt-93kzxcv6-YNej2QkyY6vaPnhEQJxk0A Our Newsletter: www.getrevue.co/profile/thekpopcast Hit replay playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRGVtHMPxSFxbjkmSesXmfNKreFVofsrE The Kpopcast...

Duration:01:25:11

Top K-pop Christmas / Winter Holiday Hits 2022

12/9/2022
In this special KOR-istmas episode, we introduce some winter/holiday k-pop hits and Hallyu content recommendations. Join us on Slack: https://join.slack.com/t/kpopcast/shared_invite/zt-93kzxcv6-YNej2QkyY6vaPnhEQJxk0A Our Newsletter: www.getrevue.co/profile/thekpopcast Hit replay playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRGVtHMPxSFxbjkmSesXmfNKreFVofsrE More KOR-ismas hits❄️☃️❄️: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRGVtHMPxSFwtV3LIO5DTQpJwLy1CkjG9 HIT REPLAYS (TOP K-POP...

Duration:00:43:24

Good, Evil, and The Law in K-Drama: Flower of Evil and Extraordinary Attorney Woo

11/25/2022
Last we spoke about K-Drama, we dove into Sky Castle and how it illuminates the harsh pressures on Korean youth to be “successful” and suppress their feelings. The dramas we’re introducing today, Extraordinary Attorney Woo and Flower of Evil, approach this same topic through a criminal justice lens—what happens to people who cannot be high functioning, aka “normal” in society as adults? How does the legal system handle this? Join us on Slack:...

Duration:01:28:41

TOP KPOP SONGS: (G)I-DLE, TEN, SEULGI

11/12/2022
K-pop song and hallyu content recommendations featuring Soyeon, soyeon, and a little more Soyeon. DJ Jon imparts some insider knowledge on what's slowing k-pop promotion cycles on FM airwaves, and other things of note happening in hallyu. Join us on Slack: https://join.slack.com/t/kpopcast/shared_invite/zt-93kzxcv6-YNej2QkyY6vaPnhEQJxk0A Our Newsletter: www.getrevue.co/profile/thekpopcast Hit replay playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRGVtHMPxSFxbjkmSesXmfNKreFVofsrE HIT...

Duration:00:58:21

The "Dark Side of Kpop" Clichés

10/28/2022
As part of our spoooookkkyy hallyuweeen series we discuss why we see so much western media coverage on the "dark side of k-pop," which rely on clichéd tropes. We welcome K-pop journalists Crystal Bell and Todd Inoue for this discussion to weigh in on what they're seeing from the newsroom perspective. Links From The Ep: -The Intense And Dangerous Training To Be A K-Pop Star - 9 Muses Of Star Empire - Music Documentary https://youtu.be/wFt28GPi0_8 -Investigations by Vice: K-Pop (Teaser) • A...

Duration:01:03:23

Halloween Kpop Songs 2022

10/14/2022
Kpop Halloween. A special time for some of our favorite spookiest hallyuween hits and content recommendations. Join us on Slack: https://join.slack.com/t/kpopcast/shared_invite/zt-93kzxcv6-YNej2QkyY6vaPnhEQJxk0A Our Newsletter: www.getrevue.co/profile/thekpopcast Hit replay playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRGVtHMPxSFxbjkmSesXmfNKreFVofsrE HIT REPLAYS (TOP K-POP SONGS): DONGKIZ - BlockBusterBIBI 비비 (BIBI) - 가면무도회 (Animal Farm) HALLYU THINGS: The Kpopcast...

Duration:00:29:32

What's Really Driving the Sexualization of Minors in K-Pop?

10/7/2022
NewJean’s ‘cookie’ raised a lot of eyebrows. It was a song presented by teenage girls-mostly under the age of 16-singing lyrics that were partly interpreted as being sexual in nature amongst English-speaking listeners. It kicked off a debate that isn’t entirely new for k-pop, namely, the prevalence of sexualized minors in k-pop. What's driving this trend? How precedented is this? And what should morally conscious fans do about content of this kind? Join us on Slack:...

Duration:00:53:18

What Jackson Wang's Magic Man says about his growth as an artist

9/23/2022
The Jackson Wang experience comes to you in this episode as guests Virginia (Mandarin Mama) and Ashley (host of An Album a Day) contextualize the significance of Magic Man in Jackson's discography to date. Plus, there are a bunch of thirsty comments. https://join.slack.com/t/kpopcast/shared_invite/zt-93kzxcv6-YNej2QkyY6vaPnhEQJxk0Awww.getrevue.co/profile/thekpopcasthttps://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRGVtHMPxSFxbjkmSesXmfNKreFVofsrE HIT REPLAYS (TOP K-POP...

Duration:00:55:42

Are the Stays okay? Stray Kids’ Billboard Profile and Kpop Journalism

9/16/2022
The Stray Kids billboard profile story included some bad tropes that were likely born out of lazy journalism, but there’s a troubling precedent set when fans dictate editorial. We hear remarks from Todd Inoue who also published a Stray Kids profile story a few years back. In this episode we discuss this issue, along with other K-pop song recommendations and hallyu things to check out. Genius Korea founder, Syed Saquib, joins and offers his recommendations &...

Duration:01:11:59

K-pop Top Hits: Blackpink, Jackson, SNSD, SUNMI

9/2/2022
Was Blackpink's "Pink Venom" really about oral sex? And does cultural misappropriation apply to Korean anthropomorphic bunny idols? We discuss current happenings and hits in the k-pop/hallyu scene at the end of August 2022, featuring guests KpopSociology and Virginia Duan. Join us on Slack: https://join.slack.com/t/kpopcast/shared_invite/zt-93kzxcv6-YNej2QkyY6vaPnhEQJxk0A Our Newsletter: www.getrevue.co/profile/thekpopcast Hit replay playlist:...

Duration:01:22:19

Why are our expectations so low for K-Pop concerts?

8/19/2022
It’s time to be honest: K-Pop concerts in America are not always perfect. While there are a few high production value events, most are charging AAA prices - that sell out - for mediocre shows. Is it fair that fans around the world receive a lower quality experience, when K-Pop labels are bringing in more profits than ever? We had a full house of experts from various parts of the K-Pop scene weigh in on this topic. Chris from @cctvpops shared from his experience working for a major American...

Duration:00:50:24

K-pop Hit Replays: Colde, Moon Sujin x Jiselle, STAYC, TAN, Zico

8/12/2022
K-pop song and hallyu content recommendations for the second week of August, featuring Colde, Moon Sujin x Jiselle, STAYC, TAN, Zico, and more! In the hallyu scene, we chat: Hopipalooza, BIBI’s Livestream Breakdown, Idol Star Athletics Championships 2022 (ISAC 2022), and Jackson Thirst Tweets. PLUS! Are you #DaebakOrNot on hot k-pop news? Tune in for K-pop lightning round the glass half-full/empty news stories. Join us on Slack:...

Duration:00:27:17

Telling the story of Tablo & TaJinYo with Dexter Thomas Jr.

8/5/2022
iHeartMedia and VICE's podcast series, "Authentic: The Story of Tablo," chronicles Tablo's experiences from the doxxing and mis/disinformation crusade brought on by the online forum Taijinyo. In this episode of The Kpopcast, Dexter Thomas Jr. imparts details on producing the series, how to sensitively tell this story, working with Tablo, and what similarities this tale has with today's growing cacophony of mis/disinformation. Listen to the complete podcast series, "Authentic: The Story of...

Duration:01:03:07

Can you be an ethical Jay Park fan?

7/29/2022
With accusations of cultural appropriation and disrespectful behavior towards Black fans, Jay Park continues to stay in the news for all the wrong reasons. So what does it say about us if we still enjoy listening to his songs? On this episode, we explore the contradictions and possibilities inherent in the “ethical consumption” of K-Pop. Ashley “Multifacetedacg” Griffin joins co-hosts Stephanie and Ghee Dragon as we get to the bottom of this controversial...

Duration:00:41:57

K-POP HIT REPLAYS: HYOLYN, JEY, KANGDANIEL

7/22/2022
Hit Replays for this week include KANG DANIEL, HYOLYN, Lee YoungJi, JEY & Goopy. The crew discusses our new New K-Reality Show and the 2022 KPSN PODCAST FEST Fundraiser For Nami (National Alliance on Mental Illness). Join us on Slack: https://join.slack.com/t/kpopcast/shared_invite/zt-93kzxcv6-YNej2QkyY6vaPnhEQJxk0A Our Newsletter: www.getrevue.co/profile/thekpopcast Hit replay playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRGVtHMPxSFxbjkmSesXmfNKreFVofsrE HIT REPLAYS: - 효린 (HYOLYN)...

Duration:00:11:41

K-pop Hit Replays: J-Hope, SEVENTEEN, KARD

7/8/2022
Hit Replays for this week include J-Hope, Seventeen, KARD. The crew discusses OG Kdrama recs, Star Studded Korean Remake of “Money Heist”, and highlights from the wet and wild WaterBomb 2022 Music Festival. Join us on Slack: https://join.slack.com/t/kpopcast/shared_invite/zt-93kzxcv6-YNej2QkyY6vaPnhEQJxk0A Our Newsletter: www.getrevue.co/profile/thekpopcast Hit replay playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRGVtHMPxSFxbjkmSesXmfNKreFVofsrE HIT REPLAYS: - j-hope 'MORE' Official MV...

Duration:00:37:51

K-pop Hit Replays: GOT7, CHEEZE, Jo Gwangil

7/1/2022
DJ Jon, Michaela, and Todd Inoue return for some bi-weekly k-pop song and hallyu content recommendations for the first week of July. Join us on Slack: https://join.slack.com/t/kpopcast/shared_invite/zt-93kzxcv6-YNej2QkyY6vaPnhEQJxk0A Our Newsletter: https://www.getrevue.co/profile/thekpopcast Hit replay playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRGVtHMPxSFxbjkmSesXmfNKreFVofsrE HIT REPLAYS: - GOT7 "NANANA" - 치즈 (CHEEZE) - ‘퐁당 (Pong Dang)’ - Jo Gwangil(조광일) _ Break The Line (feat....

Duration:00:22:55

K-pop Concerts Are Having a US Comeback

6/24/2022
For western fans - K-pop concerts are having a comeback. This summer K-pop bands have returned en masse - such that it's not usual to have multiple K-pop acts performing on the same night in the same city. Dj Jon, Michaela, and Todd Inoue recap k-pop's new trend of the summer in this episode. Join us on Slack: https://join.slack.com/t/kpopcast/shared_invite/zt-93kzxcv6-YNej2QkyY6vaPnhEQJxk0A Our Newsletter: https://www.getrevue.co/profile/thekpopcast DJ Jon's mixes:...

Duration:00:36:07