It is rare that we comment about South Korea’s scary neighbor to the north. Let alone, wonder how they became the way they are? And that is not going to change anytime soon. This is an entertainment blog after all and not a history blog. But that doesn’t mean we can’t promote the talented people that do focus on the subject.
Check out one of the more interesting people that have decided to share his knowledge of North Korea on The Weird History Podcast. Joe Streckert (a fellow Portlander) has created a wonderful podcast that looks into the bizarre and often overlooked events in history. In his 2nd episode, he discussed the famous Axe Murder that occurred in the DMZ and there are several episodes involving Japanese history. However, it is his latest long-running look at the history of North Korea that I think our listeners will be most interested in.
Joe Streckert provides us with an easy to understand history of the Japanese occupation, how/why the Korean Peninsula split, and why it is important today. I found the first 8 episodes of the series very informative and I feel that I understand a lot more about the people and how it relates to some of my dramas than I did before. The series is still ongoing and a new episode is released on Mondays. Check it out and let us know what you think.
You can find The Weird History North Korean episodes HERE as well as on iTunes, Stitcher, or your favorite podcast players
I hope you enjoy learning about this topic as much as I have.
Til next time,
Kmuse of Dramas With A Side of Kimchi