Name of Podcast: 인문 라디오 (Humanity Radio) (Phonetic: Inmun ladio)
What topics are covered: Knowledge people want to know such as Chi, philosophy of Bob Marley’s music, Eastern philosophy, Adam Smith, Michael Sandel’s justice, The Odyssey etc.
Why is it good to listen? This Korean podcast covers various topics as you see above. The hosts talk about literature, philosophy, history, ideology, movie, and music. Each episode is short at 20 minutes so it is not giving you pressure to finish a long humanity lecture.
This podcast can be found on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/kr/podcast/ateuaenseuteodi-sesang-ui/id603867134?mt=2
How often are the podcasts updated? This podcast is updated weekly.
Length of the podcasts: Each episode is about twenty five minutes long.
Description: In every episode, different lecturers talk about a topic they choose. They are not just sharing what they know but bringing actual thesis and books they recently studied. Most of the topics might be pretty familiar to the listeners, such as the Origin of Species is something everybody may have heard of in their lives.
Then why we do not know the details about the familiar topics? It might be because we are lazy or scared of the huge amount of reading of the topics.
It is the lecturer’s job to get your attention to the topics. That is why they have just 25 minutes to introduce the key points in Korean. The next move is on the listeners. Whether you get interested or not, at least you have a little more knowledge than before. That is still winning.
Summary: If you need to broaden your Korean knowledge for a deep conversation, here is food for your brain.