Name of Podcast: 오마이 TV 저자와의 대화 (OhmyTV, Conversation with Authors) (Phonetic: Omai TV jeojawaui daehwa)
What topics are covered: Korean book writers’ life story and their books
Why is it good to listen? It is hard to see an author on TV in Korea. Generally, writers only meet their readers at conferences or publishing companies’ event. This Korean podcast is in a video format, and that means everyone is able to see their favourite Korean author “in the flesh” as it were.
This Korean podcast can be found on iTunes here.
How often are the podcasts updated? This video podcast is updated monthly. Currently 141 episodes are available.
Length of the podcasts: Each episode is about one hour to two hours long.
Description: Presented by the news media Oh My News, famous book writers like Seok-young Hwang, Jeong-rae Cho, Ji-young Gong, and Biya Han meet with their fans.
The camera is aimed at the stage where a writer is sitting down in front of the audience. Sometimes only the author is facing the audience, or sometimes the author is asked questions by a host. The brief profile of the writer appears on the screen after the speakers start a conversation.
The author of the book explains the reason why they wrote, how they felt about the topic, and they share interesting anecdotes. After talking about the book, the audience asks questions to the author.
The atmosphere is very calm and comfortable so that the Korean speaking speed is slow. The accent varies depending on the writers, some who have thicker accents than others.
Summary: A great podcast to learn about your favourite Korean authors as well as their works.