Name of Podcast: 이박사와 이작가의 이이제이 (Dr. Lee and Writer Lee’s Yiyijeyi – Yiyijeyi) (Phonetic: Yibaksawa yijakaui yiyijeyi)
Topics covered: Mostly current and historical issues in South Korea, certain political figures such as politicians, presidents of well-known companies, and former presidents
Why is it good to listen to? It is very good to learn about famous political figures’ entire life. Two hosts dig out a story that is not well-known in public. Good to understand what is going on in South Korea.
This Korean podcast can be found on iTunes here.
Length of each podcast: Normally it is about 1 hour and 30 minutes to 2 hours and 30 minutes long. A few episodes are longer than the normal length.
Podcast update: One episode is updated in every 7 to 10 days.
Description: A doctor of philosophy and a famous author talk about current and historical issues. The hosts air the topics that people could not talk about it on TV or newspapers when the issue happened. Sometime they invite a guest to discuss the issue or conduct an interview with a person who is in the middle of the situation under discussion. Despite the serious heavy contents that they cover, the atmosphere is pretty upbeat and at times comical. Each episode will contain the latest news of the day and the week and the main topic.
The hosts talk very fast. Dr. Lee speaks with a standard Korean accent, and writer Lee speaks with a southeastern accent, which people from Pusan or the region use. The hosts are down-to-earth and their conversation is almost like friends talking to each other with some beer. The Korean dialogue includes much slang and explicit expressions.
Summary: Very popular Korean podcast on current issues with critical commentary.