Cafe Seoul: Expat Life in Korea

by Eugene Hwang & Rob Ouwehand

Cafe Seoul: Expat Life in Korea
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 75
  • Last: 13 Feb 2018
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 cafeseoulpodcast@gmail.com 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

Episodes (75)

  • Cafe Seoul 2017 08 25 512 Out in Korea
    Cafe Seoul 2017 08 25 512 Out in Korea
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    Published: 13 Feb 2018 Duration: 01:35:20
    Wow, this episode is like 6 months late. Apologies to our guest Hyunsoo Kim, who was kind enough to visit with us in August of 2017 to discuss being "Out" in Korea. Out meaning... LGBTQ.  News of the Weird: -Chinese Restaurant gives discoun... Read more →
    Wow, this episode is like 6 months late. Apologies to our guest Hyunsoo Kim, who was kind enough to visit with us in August of 2017 to discuss being "Out" in Korea. Out meaning... LGBTQ.  News of the Weird: -Chinese Restaurant gives discoun... Read more →

  • Cafe Seoul 2017 08 04 511 Cut for the Very First Time
    Cafe Seoul 2017 08 04 511 Cut for the Very First Time
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    Published: 11 Nov 2017 Duration: 01:32:45
    After a long long long long long long long long long long long long long long long long long long long long long long long long long long long long long long long long long long long long period of being very very very very very busy, Eugen... Read more →
    After a long long long long long long long long long long long long long long long long long long long long long long long long long long long long long long long long long long long long period of being very very very very very busy, Eugen... Read more →

  • Café Seoul 2017 07 21 510 There's a HYPHEN!
    Café Seoul 2017 07 21 510 There's a HYPHEN!
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    Published: 12 Sep 2017 Duration: 02:28:38
    Nerdy friends rejoice! This is the Spider-Man Homecoming Special episode! Teen Hero Popularity Contest - Similarly to what we did in the Wonder Woman episode, we talk about some of our favorite teen characters from movies and TV (and books)... Read more →
    Nerdy friends rejoice! This is the Spider-Man Homecoming Special episode! Teen Hero Popularity Contest - Similarly to what we did in the Wonder Woman episode, we talk about some of our favorite teen characters from movies and TV (and books)... Read more →

  • Cafe Seoul 2017 07 13 509 Traditionally Speaking
    Cafe Seoul 2017 07 13 509 Traditionally Speaking
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    Published: 5 Aug 2017 Duration: 01:19:26
    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 socie... Read more →
    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 socie... Read more →

  • 2017 07 07 508 No, It's not Painless
    2017 07 07 508 No, It's not Painless
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    Published: 2 Aug 2017 Duration: 01:33:52
    We're behind in the editing, but better late than never. This episode is about Korea's suicide crisis, so it is a little heavy. Special Guest: Shaun Webb of Shaun on Site News of the Weird -Korean scientists try to engineer the smell out of... Read more →
    We're behind in the editing, but better late than never. This episode is about Korea's suicide crisis, so it is a little heavy. Special Guest: Shaun Webb of Shaun on Site News of the Weird -Korean scientists try to engineer the smell out of... Read more →

  • Cafe Seoul 2017 06 22 507 Nostalgic for the Unfamiliar
    Cafe Seoul 2017 06 22 507 Nostalgic for the Unfamiliar
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    Published: 8 Jul 2017 Duration: 02:28:36
    Disclaimer: This is is absolutely the longest episode we have ever recorded... Ever. But you know what? It's a podcast and you can listen to it at your own pace and even skip around or skip past parts you find boring. Dr. Stephen Suh is is ... Read more →
    Disclaimer: This is is absolutely the longest episode we have ever recorded... Ever. But you know what? It's a podcast and you can listen to it at your own pace and even skip around or skip past parts you find boring. Dr. Stephen Suh is is ... Read more →

  • Cafe Seoul 2017 06 15 506 - Wonder Woman Spectacular
    Cafe Seoul 2017 06 15 506 - Wonder Woman Spectacular
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    Published: 26 Jun 2017 Duration: 02:22:59
    Well, we ended up nerding out again. How could we resist when the DC Cinematic Universe finally actually made a good film....?  Emma Kalka and Dr. Michael Hurt also appeared in this episode to help us nerd it up a bit. So we do away with t... Read more →
    Well, we ended up nerding out again. How could we resist when the DC Cinematic Universe finally actually made a good film....?  Emma Kalka and Dr. Michael Hurt also appeared in this episode to help us nerd it up a bit. So we do away with t... Read more →

  • Café Seoul 2017 05 25 505 What 'is' K-Pop?
    Café Seoul 2017 05 25 505 What 'is' K-Pop?
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    Published: 17 Jun 2017 Duration: 01:57:17
    After a very popular article published on the Ask a Korean blog, it appears that the definition of the term "K-Pop" is under dispute. So in the second half of this episode Rob and Eugene try to hash it out and come to a more solid definitio... Read more →
    After a very popular article published on the Ask a Korean blog, it appears that the definition of the term "K-Pop" is under dispute. So in the second half of this episode Rob and Eugene try to hash it out and come to a more solid definitio... Read more →

  • Cafe Seoul 2017 05 11 504 Moon River
    Cafe Seoul 2017 05 11 504 Moon River
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    Published: 29 May 2017 Duration: 01:35:21
    The theme of this episode is the outcome of the recent Korean presidential election, and the title is an admittedly terrible pun. News of the Weird -7up publishes kimchi recipe -Softbank CEO says Korea was part of China -Anonymous warns aga... Read more →
    The theme of this episode is the outcome of the recent Korean presidential election, and the title is an admittedly terrible pun. News of the Weird -7up publishes kimchi recipe -Softbank CEO says Korea was part of China -Anonymous warns aga... Read more →

  • 2017 04 27 503 Blackface Again?
    2017 04 27 503 Blackface Again?
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    Published: 20 May 2017 Duration: 01:19:29
    News of the Weird -Apparently Westerners have shorter intestines than Koreans, says one domestic digestive powder producer -Korea to begin coinless society feasibility trials -Trump says Korea used to be a part of China, receives well deser... Read more →
    News of the Weird -Apparently Westerners have shorter intestines than Koreans, says one domestic digestive powder producer -Korea to begin coinless society feasibility trials -Trump says Korea used to be a part of China, receives well deser... Read more →

  • Cafe Seoul 2017 04 13 502 - What, Me Worry?
    Cafe Seoul 2017 04 13 502 - What, Me Worry?
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    Published: 8 May 2017 Duration: 01:24:16
    North Korea Acting Up Again? News of the Weird: -Questionable Journalism skills alert: Lawmaker proposes plan to include migrant families in the definition of multicultural so that they can also get government support, meanwhile he expects... Read more →
    North Korea Acting Up Again? News of the Weird: -Questionable Journalism skills alert: Lawmaker proposes plan to include migrant families in the definition of multicultural so that they can also get government support, meanwhile he expects... Read more →

  • Cafe Seoul 2017 04 06 501 News and Fisting
    Cafe Seoul 2017 04 06 501 News and Fisting
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    Published: 29 Apr 2017 Duration: 01:37:38
    Oh my gosh! Rob and Eugene are back after such a long long long long long long break! Yes! Season 5 is now underway, and as of this writing (on April 29th) there are actually 2 more episodes in the pipeline to be edited. So fear not, there ... Read more →
    Oh my gosh! Rob and Eugene are back after such a long long long long long long break! Yes! Season 5 is now underway, and as of this writing (on April 29th) there are actually 2 more episodes in the pipeline to be edited. So fear not, there ... Read more →

  • Cafe Seoul 2016 11 24 425 Make America Never Say Never Again
    Cafe Seoul 2016 11 24 425 Make America Never Say Never Again
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    Published: 25 Nov 2016 Duration: 01:14:17
    We DID say that episode 24 was going to be our last of season 4, but with Donald Trump winning the presidential election in the US, we had no choice but to have an emergency final final episode. We thought he'd never win the presidency, but... Read more →
    We DID say that episode 24 was going to be our last of season 4, but with Donald Trump winning the presidential election in the US, we had no choice but to have an emergency final final episode. We thought he'd never win the presidency, but... Read more →

  • Café Seoul 2016 11 03 424 - Storm the Gates
    Café Seoul 2016 11 03 424 - Storm the Gates
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    Published: 17 Nov 2016 Duration: 01:27:46
    At last, we are at the finale of season 4 on Café Seoul. This show is all about gates, but not about the kind of gates you're thinking of. No, we're talking about scandals, especially two very recent ones that have severe political and econ... Read more →
    At last, we are at the finale of season 4 on Café Seoul. This show is all about gates, but not about the kind of gates you're thinking of. No, we're talking about scandals, especially two very recent ones that have severe political and econ... Read more →

  • Cafe Seoul 2016 09 29 423 Studying in Korea
    Cafe Seoul 2016 09 29 423 Studying in Korea
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    Published: 15 Nov 2016 Duration: 01:01:08
    Café Seoul is back and in this episode we focus on coming to Korea to study with American millenial exchange students Sarah and Lizzie from the University of Maryland. News of the Weird -Seoul named happiest city in the world -North Korea r... Read more →
    Café Seoul is back and in this episode we focus on coming to Korea to study with American millenial exchange students Sarah and Lizzie from the University of Maryland. News of the Weird -Seoul named happiest city in the world -North Korea r... Read more →

  • Cafe Seoul 2016 09 22 422 K-Redpill v K-Radfem
    Cafe Seoul 2016 09 22 422 K-Redpill v K-Radfem
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    Published: 30 Sep 2016 Duration: 01:16:26
    Guest: Hyunsu Kim (The only Goth in Korea) News of the Weird: -Man wins lottery, family protests to get their share -Air China in-flight magazine contains racist copy -Seoul to crowdsource editing bad English on signs Ask Rob & Eugene: Wh... Read more →
    Guest: Hyunsu Kim (The only Goth in Korea) News of the Weird: -Man wins lottery, family protests to get their share -Air China in-flight magazine contains racist copy -Seoul to crowdsource editing bad English on signs Ask Rob & Eugene: Wh... Read more →

  • Cafe Seoul 2016 08 12 421 Reverse Reverse Culture Shock
    Cafe Seoul 2016 08 12 421 Reverse Reverse Culture Shock
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    Published: 31 Aug 2016 Duration: 01:15:01
    This episode features Joe Mondello who used to live in Korea long-term, but went back to his home in the United States. We caught him on a visit back to Korea. News of the weird -Koreans no longer xenophobic. -American monk to leave South ... Read more →
    This episode features Joe Mondello who used to live in Korea long-term, but went back to his home in the United States. We caught him on a visit back to Korea. News of the weird -Koreans no longer xenophobic. -American monk to leave South ... Read more →

  • Cafe Seoul 2016 07 18 420 The Only Goth in Korea
    Cafe Seoul 2016 07 18 420 The Only Goth in Korea
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    Published: 29 Aug 2016 Duration: 01:14:06
    If you were a teen in the 1990's in the west, there's a 1/3 chance that either you knew a goth or you were one. (Statistics not proven). Chances are, however, that in Korea in 2016, there's only one goth, and we have her on our show this w... Read more →
    If you were a teen in the 1990's in the west, there's a 1/3 chance that either you knew a goth or you were one. (Statistics not proven). Chances are, however, that in Korea in 2016, there's only one goth, and we have her on our show this w... Read more →

  • Cafe Seoul 2016 07 07 419 Ask Ajumma
    Cafe Seoul 2016 07 07 419 Ask Ajumma
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    Published: 17 Aug 2016 Duration: 54:08
    Maybe you've been looking around on Facebook and seen the ads for the company called "Ask Ajumma." What is Ask Ajumma, or better yet, WHO is Ask Ajumma. Café Seoul leaves no stone unturned in our quest to find out more about the who's who i... Read more →
    Maybe you've been looking around on Facebook and seen the ads for the company called "Ask Ajumma." What is Ask Ajumma, or better yet, WHO is Ask Ajumma. Café Seoul leaves no stone unturned in our quest to find out more about the who's who i... Read more →

  • Cafe Seoul 2016 06 11 418 While you're gone
    Cafe Seoul 2016 06 11 418 While you're gone
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    Published: 19 Jul 2016 Duration: 01:03:32
    In this episode, Eugene's mom and stepfather joined us in the studio! News of the Weird -English Villages Close -Butter Flavored Milk to hit Korean Stores -Smartphone App Cures Smartphone Addiction? On the Pulse Eugene's Mom and Pop discuss... Read more →
    In this episode, Eugene's mom and stepfather joined us in the studio! News of the Weird -English Villages Close -Butter Flavored Milk to hit Korean Stores -Smartphone App Cures Smartphone Addiction? On the Pulse Eugene's Mom and Pop discuss... Read more →

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