Episodes
Surely, at some point in your North American K-pop concert experience, you've experienced the woof. How are we supposed to feel about barking at K-pop concerts, and where does it come from? On this episode, Tamar Herman, Jason of Popsori, Syed of Genius Korea & Todd discuss the K-pop culture of barking at concerts. The panelists offer some alternatives to making animal noises at K-pop shows and provide other casual reflections stemming from the bark - like the meaning of K-pop...
Published 02/28/24
Published 02/28/24
This is a rebroadcast of one of our episodes from the archives, recorded back in February 21 of 2018. Original episode description: Welcoming two special guests, we host music theorist Rhodri of The KpopShow and video theorist Kpop Junkee to deconstruct Red Velvet's "Bad Boy." Follow Rhodri of The Kpop Show: twitter.com/rhodrirhodri www.facebook.com/kpopshowofficial And Kpop Junkee: twitter.com/KPOPJunkee www.youtube.com/c/KPOPJunkee Hit Replays: - iKON - Long Time No See...
Published 02/21/24
On this episode of the Kpopcast, Jason, Michaela, and PLo provide K-pop love song recommendations and discuss the drama-ma-ma-ma with FIFTYFITY, Ahn Hyo Seop, and President Yoon pardoning figures who spied on Sewol families. We also tell you kids to get off our lawn and stop using those K-pop terms incorrectly. Join the Kpopcast Slack: https://join.slack.com/t/kpopcast/shared_invite/zt-93kzxcv6-YNej2QkyY6vaPnhEQJxk0A HIT REPLAYS: S.E.S. 'Love' MV...
Published 02/14/24
On this episode of the Kpopcast, Virginia, Jo and PLo provide k-pop song recommendations and discuss latest gossip out of the hallyu scene. Plus, they discover that there is more meaning behind (G)I-DLE’s “WIFE” than one might initially read.  Join the Kpopcast Slack: https://join.slack.com/t/kpopcast/shared_invite/zt-93kzxcv6-YNej2QkyY6vaPnhEQJxk0A HIT REPLAYS: Beenzino - Trippy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX3hW3E6AmsI.M (아이엠) - 'Slowly (Feat. 헤이즈)'...
Published 02/07/24
K-pop song recommendations and hot news items as recorded on Jan 22, 2024 Join us on Slack: https://join.slack.com/t/kpopcast/shared_invite/zt-93kzxcv6-YNej2QkyY6vaPnhEQJxk0A       kpopcast.net Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 01/24/24
Attention singles, in this episode of the Kpopcast, we gush on what we loved or hated most about Season 3 of Netflix's Single's Inferno. We chat about best boy, best girl, and most surprising twists. We also plug k-pop song recommendations, aka "hit replays." Join us on Slack: https://join.slack.com/t/kpopcast/shared_invite/zt-93kzxcv6-YNej2QkyY6vaPnhEQJxk0A       HIT REPLAYS: TXT - Happily Ever After https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxDgpySS6aAOnlyOneOf (온리원오브) 'dOpamine'...
Published 01/17/24
K-pop song recommendations, hot news, and 2024 kpop predictions - recorded on January 8, 2024. Join us on Slack: https://join.slack.com/t/kpopcast/shared_invite/zt-93kzxcv6-YNej2QkyY6vaPnhEQJxk0A       HIT REPLAYS: Jessie's Gum - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyqu7I0U_i0DEAN's Die 4 you - https://youtu.be/SctIHP5dPyM?si=bI9dEMNiRlIxLk3PNOMAD's (노매드) - Lights On https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPh6FzSjOVkTVXQ's Rebel - https://youtu.be/ECSZ3zy9Ifw?si=OxnL4WRC_xh1_v9Z kpopcast.net Hosted...
Published 01/10/24
What 2013 song in K-pop left a lasting impact that we still felt in 2023? In this episode we welcome Tamar Herman & Jo for a look at some of the best songs and moments from 10 years ago! This episode is the fifth in our miniseries where we discuss which song made the most impact per year, for 2009-2019. Chat about this episode and share your hit replays with us on Slack: https://join.slack.com/t/kpopcast/shared_invite/zt-93kzxcv6-YNej2QkyY6vaPnhEQJxk0A kpopcast.net Hosted on Acast. See...
Published 12/30/23
"Hit Replays" and "Hot Issues" recorded the fourth week of November. Join us on Slack: https://join.slack.com/t/kpopcast/shared_invite/zt-93kzxcv6-YNej2QkyY6vaPnhEQJxk0A       HIT REPLAYS (TOP K-POP SONGS): aespa 에스파 'Drama' MV 정국 (Jung Kook) 'Standing Next to You' Official MVTHAMA - Cutty Sark DINO 'Wait' Official MV kpopcast.net Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 12/01/23
Hit replays and hot issues recorded the first week of November. Join us on Slack: https://join.slack.com/t/kpopcast/shared_invite/zt-93kzxcv6-YNej2QkyY6vaPnhEQJxk0A       kpopcast.net Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 11/21/23
In this episode we talk about BTS Jungkook’s Western Crossover Potential, Bobby’s F-Bomb laced comeback, Scandalous Innuendo from Young Posse and our takes on the MAMA Nominees! All of these and more are in this episode of the Kpopcast! Join us on Slack: https://join.slack.com/t/kpopcast/shared_invite/zt-93kzxcv6-YNej2QkyY6vaPnhEQJxk0A       HIT REPLAYS (TOP K-POP SONGS): dosii (도시) - 꿈 (my bad) MV https://youtu.be/gs9XaVIhVO8?si=i3xV2jQzbsWpWykaIVE 아이브 'Baddie' MV...
Published 10/28/23
Genius Korea joins this episode to review IKON's 1st US TOUR after 8y in the industry. We reflect on their career so far & go on the scene at the LA stop to hear from fans about what this tour means to them and why it took this veteran group so long to meet their fans in the US. More from Genius Korea: @Genius_kor iKON Brought the Rhythm to Denver with The TAKE OFF World...
Published 10/22/23
Jennie's comeback ... was a song! Lisa's sexy buns! Why #SmokeChallenge from Street Woman Fighter was lit. And some pro-tips on traveling to Korea. All of these and more are in this episode of the Kpopcast! Join us on Slack: https://join.slack.com/t/kpopcast/shared_invite/zt-93kzxcv6-YNej2QkyY6vaPnhEQJxk0A       HIT REPLAYS (TOP K-POP SONGS): Dynamicduo, Padi - Smoke https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuIzniSa1HsBIBI - Hongdae R&B https://youtu.be/R-82VSIivKc?si=jCsidzKK9wSR8p-INCT 127 -...
Published 10/13/23
The episode to end the podcast as we know it. Because who survives saying anything remotely negative about BTS or ARMY? Join us on Slack: https://join.slack.com/t/kpopcast/shared_invite/zt-93kzxcv6-YNej2QkyY6vaPnhEQJxk0A Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 10/05/23
In this episode, we'll discuss whether the new A2K group VCHA is "K-pop," whether we're in Gen 5 k-pop, debate ZEROBASEONE vs RIIZE for this gen's crown, speculate on Blackpink's future, and whether the k-pup fame is getting to Yeontan. Plus, we provide usual k-pop song recommendations ATEEZ, D.O., Kuonechan. Don't forget to subscribe to Tamar's newsletter because we talk about it 3267410982376 times in this episode: https://notesonk.substack.com/ This episode was recorded on Sept. 22,...
Published 09/25/23
Welcome to the Kpopcast! In this episode, the hosts dive deep into K-pop current affairs, provide some recent song recommendations, and recap significant developments in the K-pop world. We chat about paparazzi photos of Jungkook smoking, the drama between contestants on Street Woman Fighter, Blackpink's mediocre Parisian concert review, enduring legal challenges for FIFTY FIFTY, and the Netflix Show, Risqué Business: Taiwan. Plus, we chat about song recommendations from Hwasa, Eric Nam, and...
Published 09/14/23
Welcome back to another exciting episode of the Kpopcast! In this episode, Karen Paek (VP of Marketing at Rakuten Viki) breaks down everything Viki at KCON LA 2023. We also talk with Jen (Host of The Kthree Kdrama Podcast) about previous KCONs & what K-drama content we'd love to see more of at KCON in the future. Join us on Slack: https://join.slack.com/t/kpopcast/shared_invite/zt-93kzxcv6-YNej2QkyY6vaPnhEQJxk0A       More from Rakuten Viki: Wong Fu x Viki - Kdrama Cafe More from The...
Published 09/01/23
Welcome back to another exciting episode of the Kpopcast! In this episode, the hosts dive deep into the latest controversies, trending k-pop hashtags, provide some recent song recommendations, and recap significant developments in the K-pop world. Get ready for a rollercoaster ride as we discuss Baekhyun's New Company Controversy, the intriguing #apologizetolisa trend, Suga's Enlistment news, and the fascinating allure of Luxury Brands' obsession with K-pop idols. Lastly, we also discuss the...
Published 08/19/23
On this episode of the K-dramacast, Prof. Cyhthia Yoo joins us again to discuss how people who avoid or desert military service are treated as shown in the Netflix Original "D.P." Check Out Cynthia's KBS World Radio Show w/ Lena Park https://world.kbs.co.kr/service/program_info.htm?lang=e&procode=parkofd Join us on Slack: https://join.slack.com/t/kpopcast/shared_invite/zt-93kzxcv6-YNej2QkyY6vaPnhEQJxk0A      The Kpopcast...
Published 08/12/23
This episode covers SEXY SUMMER RELEASES, including BTS' Jung-kook, EXO, and KARD. We additionally spotlight new music from TWICE, P1Harmony & Infinite, Kim Sung-kyu. We discuss some "hot issues," including Fifty Fifty's contract dispute, LOONA/Odd Eye Circle being reborn at ARTMS, G-IDLE under 88 Rising, KCON's virtual guests, BB Girls' new naming, and more. PLUS, we hold a K-POP SODA POP CF BATTLE ROYALE! TWO MAY ENTER, BUT ONLY ONE MAY LIVE. Featuring Ive's "I WANT" and NewJeans'...
Published 07/21/23
Some K-pop song recommendations and hot Hallyu news commentary. Join us on Slack: https://join.slack.com/t/kpopcast/shared_invite/zt-93kzxcv6-YNej2QkyY6vaPnhEQJxk0A       HIT REPLAYS (TOP K-POP SONGS): Eve, Psyche & The Bluebeard's wife https://youtu.be/dZs_cLHfnNA BI Die For Love feat Jessi https://youtu.be/iFisMLtOfrw  HALLYU THINGS: EXO CBX vs SMThe State Of Twerking in Kpop The Kpopcast...
Published 06/27/23
Some K-pop song recommendations and hot Hallyu news commentary. Join us on Slack: https://join.slack.com/t/kpopcast/shared_invite/zt-93kzxcv6-YNej2QkyY6vaPnhEQJxk0A       HIT REPLAYS (TOP K-POP SONGS): VILLAIN (빌런) - NUGU (누구)LE SSERAFIM (르세라핌) 'UNFORGIVENENHYPEN (엔하이픈) 'Bite Me' HALLYU THINGS: “The Truck War Is Going Down in History” – International and Korean Fans of ENHYPEN Engage in a Truck War for “Bite Me” Pair ChoreographyKARD's ICKY ConceptXO, Kitty The Kpopcast...
Published 06/02/23
We talk to Vivian Yoon–the host of K-pop Dreaming–to discuss how the show came together from the perspective of a Korean American writer-performer from Los Angeles. K-Pop Dreaming is a podcast about the rise and history of K-pop in the United States, as told from the point-of-view of the Korean diaspora in Los Angeles. Host Vivian Yoon takes listeners on a journey from K-pop’s origins in Korean trot music and American presence in post-war South Korea to the 1992 LA Uprising and the booming...
Published 05/28/23
In this episode, we talk to Dr. Chuyun Oh, an associate professor of dance theory at San Diego State University and the author of K-pop Dance: Fandoming Yourself. Dr. Oh is an expert on K-pop dance and its cultural significance. She discusses the history of K-pop dance, its distinctive features, and its global appeal. She also talks about the role of K-pop dance in identity formation and community building. Topics Discussed: Some Gen 2 K-pop classics, including some juxtapositions with SNSD...
Published 05/20/23