The Korea Now Podcast #22 – Benjamin Katzeff Silberstein – ‘Surveillance, Control and Change - The North Korean Economy’

This episode of the Korea Now podcast features an interview that Jed Lea-Henry conducted with Benjamin Katzeff Silberstein. They speak about the changing economic landscape within North Korea, the social changes that are visible on the ground, the challenges this poses for the traditional structures of surveillance and control, and the long-term risk that is being confronted by the Kim regime.

Benjamin Katzeff Silberstein is the co-editor of North Korean Economy Watch (www.nkeconwatch.com), an associate scholar with the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI), and a PhD candidate in the Department of History at the University of Pennsylvania. His research primarily focuses on surveillance and political control inside North Korea, and the structure of government behind these institutions/apparatuses.

Donate at Patreon – https://www.patreon.com/jedleahenry

Website – http://www.jedleahenry.org

Libsyn – http://korea-now-podcast.libsyn.com

Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_qg6g1KyHaRXi193XqF6GA

Twitter – https://twitter.com/jedleahenry

Academia.edu – http://university.academia.edu/JedLeaHenry

Research Gate – https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jed_Lea-Henry 

The Korea Now Podcast #21 – Michael Kirby – ‘Human Rights in North Korea - Looking Back on the Commission of Inquiry’

This episode of the Korea Now podcast features an interview that Jed Lea-Henry conducted with Michael Kirby. They speak about the 2014 United Nations Commission of Inquiry report into North Korean human rights abuses, how the inquiry came about, the difficulties involved in collecting evidence for the report, the challenges and opposition to the entire process posed by the North Korean regime, and the impact that the report has had in the years since its publication.

Michael Kirby is a former Australian High Court judge, former Deputy President of the Australian Conciliation & Arbitration Commission, former Chairman of the Australian Law Reform Commission, former President of the New South Wales Court of Appeal, and former Acting Chief Justice of Australia. Following his judicial retirement, Michael was appointed Chair of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights Violations in North Korea. (Link to Michael Kirby’s personal website: https://www.michaelkirby.com.au/). (Link to the Report of the Commission of Inquiry: https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/CoIDPRK/Pages/ReportoftheCommissionofInquiryDPRK.aspx).

Donate at Patreon – https://www.patreon.com/jedleahenry

Website – http://www.jedleahenry.org

Libsyn – http://korea-now-podcast.libsyn.com

Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_qg6g1KyHaRXi193XqF6GA

Twitter – https://twitter.com/jedleahenry

Academia.edu – http://university.academia.edu/JedLeaHenry

Research Gate – https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jed_Lea-Henry

The Korea Now Podcast #20 – Sandra Fahy – ‘The Language of Suffering - Life and Struggle during the North Korean Famine’

This episode of the Korea Now podcast features an interview that Jed Lea-Henry conducted with Sandra Fahy. They speak about the North Korean famine of the mid-to-late 1990’s, the stories told about this period by defectors, and, importantly, the unique insight that can be gained into their suffering and the social dynamics of North Korea through the censorship, peculiarities and changes in everyday language that occurred at this time.

Sandra Fahy completed her doctorate in Anthropology at the School for Oriental and African Studies at the University of London, has held post-doctoral fellowships at the Sejong Society, the University of Southern California, and École des hautes études en sciences socials in Paris. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Sophia University in Tokyo, and the author of ‘Marching through Suffering: Loss and Survival in North Korea’; her forthcoming book is ‘Dying for Rights: Putting North Korea’s Human Rights Abuses on the Record’. This interview also heavily references her article ‘Famine Talk-Communication styles and socio-political awareness in 1990s North Korea’.

Donate at Patreon – https://www.patreon.com/jedleahenry

Website – http://www.jedleahenry.org

Libsyn – http://korea-now-podcast.libsyn.com

Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_qg6g1KyHaRXi193XqF6GA

Twitter – https://twitter.com/jedleahenry

Academia.edu – http://university.academia.edu/JedLeaHenry

Research Gate – https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jed_Lea-Henry

The Korea Now Podcast #19 – Scott LaFoy – ‘A Silent Conflict - North Korea’s Cyber Warfare’

This episode of the Korea Now podcast features an interview that Jed Lea-Henry conducted with Scott LaFoy. They speak about the background of North Korea’s warfighting capabilities, their development of asymmetric threats, the place that cyber-warfare now holds in this regard, the history of North Korea’s cyber-operations, the strategic value of this type of warfare, as well as looking into the different motivations for such conflict through analysing a series of actual North Korean cyber-attacks.

Scott LaFoy is a military analyst and researcher focussed on North Korea and its military capabilities. In 2015 he co-wrote a report, ‘North Korea's Cyber Capabilities’, at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) (https://csis-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/s3fs-public/legacy_files/files/publication/151216_Cha_NorthKoreasCyberOperations_Web.pdf), from which this interview heavily references. Scott currently works at Arms Control Wonk (https://www.armscontrolwonk.com/).

Donate at Patreon – https://www.patreon.com/jedleahenry

Website – http://www.jedleahenry.org

Libsyn – http://korea-now-podcast.libsyn.com

Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_qg6g1KyHaRXi193XqF6GA

Twitter – https://twitter.com/jedleahenry

Academia.edu – http://university.academia.edu/JedLeaHenry

Research Gate – https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jed_Lea-Henry

The Korea Now Podcast #18 – William Mako – ‘The IMF in Korea - Crash, Crisis and Recovery’

This episode of the Korea Now podcast features an interview that Jed Lea-Henry conducted with William Mako. They speak about the impact of the Asian Financial Crisis on South Korea, the structure of the Korean economy leading into the late 1990s, the historical reasons for many of the unsustainable business practices, the role of the Chaebol, the nature of the IMF’s bailout package, the impact on Korean society, and the long-term legacy of the crisis.

William Mako advised Korea’s Financial Supervisory Commission during the Asian Financial Crisis, and in its aftermath. Working on Chaebol reform, William helped to restructure Korea’s corporate sector, assisted in the implementation of loan conditions, monitored the restructuring efforts through the IMF, and ran nation-wide supervision of the negotiated changes. In 2014, William retired from his position at the World Bank, and now lectures on macro-economics at Kyung Hee University and L’institut des études politiques de Paris.

Donate at Patreon – https://www.patreon.com/jedleahenry

Website – http://www.jedleahenry.org

Libsyn – http://korea-now-podcast.libsyn.com

Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_qg6g1KyHaRXi193XqF6GA

Twitter – https://twitter.com/jedleahenry

Academia.edu – http://university.academia.edu/JedLeaHenry

Research Gate – https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jed_Lea-Henry

The Korea Now Podcast #17 – Kathryn Weathersby – ‘Dividing Korea - Politics, War and Fear’

This episode of the Korea Now podcast features an interview that Jed Lea-Henry conducted with Kathryn Weathersby. They speak about the events surrounding the division of the Korean peninsula, the decision-making processes of the key actors, the security considerations of the occupying powers, the impact of the Korean War over the issue, and how this division will continue to look into the future.

Kathryn Weathersby is a Visiting Scholar at the US Korea Institute at the School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University, and is a Fellow at the Institute for Contemporary Asia Studies (ICAS). Pertinent to this interview, Kathryn is the Director for the Korea Initiative of the Cold War International History Project at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, which focusses on analysing newly emerging historical documents on North Korea from its former communist allies.

Donate at Patreon – https://www.patreon.com/jedleahenry

Website – http://www.jedleahenry.org

Libsyn – http://korea-now-podcast.libsyn.com

Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_qg6g1KyHaRXi193XqF6GA

Twitter – https://twitter.com/jedleahenry

Academia.edu – http://university.academia.edu/JedLeaHenry

Research Gate – https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jed_Lea-Henry

The Korea Now Podcast #16 – Alexis Dudden – ‘Dokdo or Takeshima - The Ruse of History’

This episode of the Korea Now podcast features an interview that Jed Lea-Henry conducted with Alexis Dudden. They speak about the ongoing island dispute between Korea and Japan over Dokdo/Takeshima, the validity of each sides claim, the frame this issue now provides for the modern national identity of both countries, and the insight it offers to lingering Japanese-Korean tensions and questions of wartime guilt, apologies and reparations.

Alexis Dudden is a Professor of History at the University of Connecticut, and she has been a Fulbright Professor, Faculty Member and/or Visiting Fellow at Yonsei University, Princeton University, Niigata International and Information University, Harvard University, Seoul National University, and Rikkyo University. Alexis is the author of ‘Japan’s Colonization of Korea: Discourse and Power’ and ‘Troubled Apologies Among Japan, Korea, and the United States’. Links to Alexis Dudden’s work can be found at: https://history.uconn.edu/faculty-by-name/alexis-dudden

Donate at Patreon – https://www.patreon.com/jedleahenry

Website – http://www.jedleahenry.org

Libsyn – http://korea-now-podcast.libsyn.com

Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_qg6g1KyHaRXi193XqF6GA

Twitter – https://twitter.com/jedleahenry

Academia.edu – http://university.academia.edu/JedLeaHenry

Research Gate – https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jed_Lea-Henry

The Korea Now Podcast #15 – Robert Boynton – ‘State Sponsored Kidnapping - The Story of North Korea’s Abduction Project’

This episode of the Korea Now podcast features an interview that Jed Lea-Henry conducted with Robert Boynton. They speak about the North Korean abduction of Japanese citizens beginning in the late 1970s, the lives these abductees were forced to live in Pyongyang, the devastation for the families left behind who never stopped searching, the deep wounds of Japanese nationalism and identity that were pulled open by the issue, and the reasons for the abduction project itself.

Robert Boynton directs the Literary Reportage program as a Professor of Journalism at New York University, and has a long career in journalism with his works available in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, The Atlantic and The Nation, amongst others. He is also the author of The New New Journalism, and for the purpose of this podcast the author of The Invitation-Only Zone: The True Story of North Korea's Abduction Project. Links to Roberts work can be found at: http://robertboynton.com

Donate at Patreon – https://www.patreon.com/jedleahenry

Website – http://www.jedleahenry.org

Libsyn – http://korea-now-podcast.libsyn.com

Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_qg6g1KyHaRXi193XqF6GA

Twitter – https://twitter.com/jedleahenry

Academia.edu – http://university.academia.edu/JedLeaHenry

Research Gate – https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jed_Lea-Henry

The Korea Now Podcast #14 – David Mason – ‘The Origins and Ends of Korean Buddhism’

This episode of the Korea Now podcast features an interview that Jed Lea-Henry conducted with David Mason. They speak about David’s work on the distinctive nature of Korean Buddhism, its origins in Korea with the Three Kingdoms, the impact it had over the peninsula, its downfall under the early Choson dynasty, and the place it has found for itself in post-independent and contemporary Korean society.

David Mason has been a Professor of Cultural Tourism Studies at Gyeonghui University in Seoul, a Professor in the Public Service Department at Chung-Ang University, and is currently serving as a Professor in Cultural Tourism at Sejong University. He has also worked as an English language translator for the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism, has served on the managing boards of the Royal Asiatic Society and Korean Society for Shamanic Spirit Studies, and he regularly guides tours into important Buddhist sites. (David Mason’s biographical webpage: http://san-shin.org/David.html; and links to some of David’s work: http://baekdu-daegan.comand http://www.san-shin.org)

Donate at Patreon – https://www.patreon.com/jedleahenry

Website – http://www.jedleahenry.org

Libsyn – http://korea-now-podcast.libsyn.com

Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_qg6g1KyHaRXi193XqF6GA

Twitter – https://twitter.com/jedleahenry

Academia.edu – http://university.academia.edu/JedLeaHenry

Research Gate – https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jed_Lea-Henry

The Korea Now Podcast #13 – Laurel Kendall – ‘Korean Shamans – Supernatural Capitalism’

This episode of the Korea Now podcast features an interview that Jed Lea-Henry conducted with Laurel Kendall. They speak about Laurel’s anthropological field work since the late 1970’s with Korean Shamans, the shifting dynamics of the religion in a rapidly changing nation, and the impact that capitalism and intense market competition has had on its practice.

Laurel Kendall is the Curator of Asian Ethnology and Division Chair at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), as well as a Professor of Anthropology at the Richard Gilder Graduate School. With nearly four decades of working experience with Korean Shamans, Laurel has published numerous books and articles – this podcast is based around her 1996 article, ‘Korean Shamans and the Spirits of Capitalism’ and her 2009 book, ‘Shamans, nostalgias, and the IMF : South Korean popular religion in motion’. (Laurel Kendall’s AMNH webpage: https://www.amnh.org/our-research/staff-directory/laurel-kendall/).

Donate at Patreon – https://www.patreon.com/jedleahenry

Website – http://www.jedleahenry.org

Libsyn – http://korea-now-podcast.libsyn.com

Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_qg6g1KyHaRXi193XqF6GA

Twitter – https://twitter.com/jedleahenry

Academia.edu – http://university.academia.edu/JedLeaHenry

Research Gate – https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jed_Lea-Henry

The Korea Now Podcast #12 – Jonson Porteux – ‘The Korean Mafia – Violent State Builders’

This episode of the Korea Now podcast features an interview that Jed Lea-Henry conducted with Jonson Porteux. They speak about the spectrum of organised crime in South Korea, its ancient origins, its development through time, the important role mafia-type groups have played in the state building efforts of modern Korea, and importantly, the current structure, reach and activities of the Korean mafia.

Jonson Porteux is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Kansai Gaidai University in Osaka, Japan, and specializes in East Asia, Comparative Politics, and International Relations. As part of his PhD dissertation, Jonson spent a year doing research with politicians, law enforcement officials, and inside the Korean mafia itself, exploring how the Korean state interacts with these criminal gangs. (Jonson Porteux’s website: http://www.porteux.org/).

Donate at Patreon – https://www.patreon.com/jedleahenry

Website – http://www.jedleahenry.org

Libsyn – http://korea-now-podcast.libsyn.com

Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_qg6g1KyHaRXi193XqF6GA

Twitter – https://twitter.com/jedleahenry

Academia.edu – http://university.academia.edu/JedLeaHenry

Research Gate – https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jed_Lea-Henry

The Korea Now Podcast #11 – Bruce Bennett – ‘Getting Ready for Unification – The Problem of the North Korean Elite’

This episode of the Korea Now podcast features an interview that Jed Lea-Henry conducted with Bruce Bennett. They speak about the prospect of Korean reunification, the scenarios under which this might occur, the various concessions that South Koreans will need to undertake, and importantly the degree to which North Korean elites will need to be appeased in order to make it a success. In part this discussion revolves around Bruce Bennett’s article, ‘Preparing North Korean Elites for Unification’(https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR1985.html).

Bruce Bennett is a Senior Researcher at the RAND Corporations International Security and Defense Policy Center and the Arroyo Strategy, Doctrine, and Resources Program. Working on defense, strategy, force planning, and counter-proliferation, Bennett specializes in asymmetric threats. Bennett received his B.S. in economics from the California Institute of Technology and his Ph.D. in policy analysis from the Pardee RAND Graduate School (https://www.rand.org/about/people/b/bennett_bruce.html).

Donate at Patreon – https://www.patreon.com/jedleahenry

Website – http://www.jedleahenry.org

Libsyn – http://korea-now-podcast.libsyn.com

Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_qg6g1KyHaRXi193XqF6GA

Twitter – https://twitter.com/jedleahenry

Academia.edu – http://university.academia.edu/JedLeaHenry

Research Gate – https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jed_Lea-Henry

The Korea Now Podcast #10 – Ben Young – ‘Friends in Strange Places - Cold War Allies’

This episode of the Korea Now podcast features an interview that Jed Lea-Henry conducted with Ben Young. They speak about North Korea’s outreach efforts to the Third World, and other small non-state actors, during the Cold War. Touching on various case studies – from Puerto Rican independence activists, to the Black Panthers, Fidel Castro in Cuba, German Neo-Nazi’s, Grenada, and large sections of the African continent – a picture comes together of North Korea selling its cult of personality, acquiring hard currency, seeking to cause unrest for America and its allies, and competing against South Korea for United Nations votes and international recognition.

Ben Young achieved his PhD in Asian history at George Washington University, with a dissertation focussed on North Korea’s global outreach and international diplomacy during the Cold War. He has been a Fulbright junior researcher in Seoul, South Korea, and his academic work has been published in the Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus, the Journal of Northeast Asian History, and the British Association of Korean Studies (BAKS). Ben’s journalistic work has featured in The Washington Post, The Guardian, Reuters, and NKnews.org.

Donate at Patreon – https://www.patreon.com/jedleahenry

Website – http://www.jedleahenry.org

Libsyn – http://korea-now-podcast.libsyn.com

Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_qg6g1KyHaRXi193XqF6GA

Twitter – https://twitter.com/jedleahenry

Academia.edu – http://university.academia.edu/JedLeaHenry

Research Gate – https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jed_Lea-Henry

The Korea Now Podcast #9 – David Fields – Activism, Diplomacy and Division - The Early Years of Syngman Rhee (Pre-1945)’

This episode of the Korea Now podcast features an interview that Jed Lea-Henry conducted with David Fields. Discussing the lesser known, but foundational early period of Syngman Rhee’s life – South Korea’s first President – they walk through his childhood influences, independence activism, imprisonment, exile and education in the United States, his position as President of the Korean Provisional Government, international diplomacy, and the unintended impact he had on the eventual division of the Korean peninsula.

David Fields earnt his PhD from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 2017, is a Fulbright scholar at Yonsei University, and editor of the Journal of American-East Asian Relations. A leading expert on Syngman Rhee, he edited The Diary of Syngman Rhee (Museum of Contemporary Korean History), and has an upcoming book – soon to be published by the University of Kentucky Press – on the early period of Rhee’s life (Pre-1945).

Donate at Patreon – https://www.patreon.com/jedleahenry

Website – http://www.jedleahenry.org

Libsyn – http://korea-now-podcast.libsyn.com

Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_qg6g1KyHaRXi193XqF6GA

Twitter – https://twitter.com/jedleahenry

Academia.edu – http://university.academia.edu/JedLeaHenry

Research Gate – https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jed_Lea-Henry

The Korea Now Podcast #8 – Daniel Sneider – ‘Summit Talks – A Peace That Leads To War’

This episode of the Korea Now podcast features an interview that Jed Lea-Henry conducted with Daniel Sneider. In the wake of the Inter-Korean summit, they speak about the dangers inherent in such high-level talks, the strategic risk of jumping straight to a meeting of heads-of-state, and the very real prospect that these talks, despite lofty declarations, will lead to war.

Daniel Sneider is a visiting scholar at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford University, where he directs a comparative study of historical memory and nationalism in East Asia. Working on security and policy issues relating to Korea and Japan, Daniel has been the National Asia Research Fellow of the Woodrow Wilson International Center, and the editor of ‘History Textbooks and the Wars in Asia: Divided Memories’ and ‘Cross Currents: Regionalism and Nationalism in Northeast Asia’.

Daniel’s journalistic career started in Tokyo with the Christian Science Monitor, covering Japan and Korea from 1985-1990. He was the Moscow Bureau Chief of the Monitor from 1990-1994, and was San Francisco Bureau Chief until 1997. From 1998-2006, he worked for the San Jose Mercury News, and was syndicated on the Knight Ridder Tribune wire service. He now writes regularly for Toyo Keizai Online (the fourth largest digital news source in Japan), and pertinent to this interview, he is the author of the article ‘A Declaration Of Peace That Leads To War’ (https://toyokeizai.net/articles/-/218364).

Donate at Patreon – https://www.patreon.com/jedleahenry

Website – http://www.jedleahenry.org

Libsyn – http://korea-now-podcast.libsyn.com

Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_qg6g1KyHaRXi193XqF6GA

Twitter – https://twitter.com/jedleahenry

Academia.edu – http://university.academia.edu/JedLeaHenry

Research Gate – https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jed_Lea-Henry

The Korea Now Podcast #7 – Steven Borowiec – ‘The Sewol Disaster – Exposing the Cracks in Korean Society’

This episode of the Korea Now podcast features an interview that Jed Lea-Henry conducted with Steven Borowiec. On the four year anniversary of the Sewol ferry disaster, they speak about the events on the day, the expanding chain of calamities that deepened the crisis, and importantly the sharp divisions, contradictions and societal hangovers that were pulled to the surface by the tragedy.

Steven Borowiec is a Seoul based journalist, who has worked for The Guardian, The Toronto Star, GlobalPost, South China Morning Post, The Wall Street Journal, and The Chicago Tribune; and is currently the deputy editor at Hankyoreh newspaper in South Korea. His work has covered Korean culture, Korean politics and Korean socio-economics. He has reported extensively on the Sewol disaster and its aftermath.

 

Donate at Patreon – https://www.patreon.com/jedleahenry

Website – http://www.jedleahenry.org

Libsyn – http://korea-now-podcast.libsyn.com

Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_qg6g1KyHaRXi193XqF6GA

Twitter – https://twitter.com/jedleahenry

Academia.edu – http://university.academia.edu/JedLeaHenry

Research Gate – https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jed_Lea-Henry

The Korea Now Podcast #6 – Leszek Buszynski – ‘Negotiating with North Korea – The Six Party Talks’

This episode of the Korea Now podcast features an interview that Jed Lea-Henry conducted with Leszek Buszynski. They speak about the history of North Korea’s nuclear program and the collapse of the 1994 Agreed Framework; all leading into the events of the Six Party Talks. This is an in-depth look at the various actors, domestic influences, evolving positions, and importantly the failures of these tense multilateral negotiations.

Leszek Buszynski has been a Visiting Fellow at the Strategic & Defence Studies Centre, a Professor of International Relations at the International University of Japan, and the Director of the Research Institute of Asian Development. He is currently a Professor at the Australian National University’s College of Asia and the Pacific, and is the author of ‘Negotiating with North Korea: The Six Party Talks and the Nuclear Issue’

Donate at Patreon – https://www.patreon.com/jedleahenry

Website – http://www.jedleahenry.org

Libsyn – http://korea-now-podcast.libsyn.com

Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_qg6g1KyHaRXi193XqF6GA

Twitter – https://twitter.com/jedleahenry

Academia.edu – http://university.academia.edu/JedLeaHenry

Research Gate – https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jed_Lea-Henry

The Korea Now Podcast #5 – Steven Denney – ‘Korean Nationalism’

This episode of the Korea Now podcast features an interview that Jed Lea-Henry conducted with Steven Denney. They speak about the evolving face of Korean national identity, its historical roots, the factors that have influenced its development, and the place for North Korean migrants within a new South Korean nationalism.

Steven Denney is a doctoral candidate at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, a Fellow of the Asian Institute, a senior editor at SinoNK.com, and regular contributor to The Diplomat, as well as various other platforms. His research is focussed on nationalism, identity, transitional societies, autocratic regimes, and Korean politics.

Donate at Patreon – https://www.patreon.com/jedleahenry

Website – http://www.jedleahenry.org

Libsyn – http://korea-now-podcast.libsyn.com

Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_qg6g1KyHaRXi193XqF6GA

Twitter – https://twitter.com/jedleahenry

Academia.edu – http://university.academia.edu/JedLeaHenry

Research Gate – https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jed_Lea-Henry

The Korea Now Podcast #4 – Mitchell Lerner – ‘Capturing the Pueblo’

This episode of the Korea Now podcast features an interview that Jed Lea-Henry conducted with Mitchell Lerner. They speak about the 1968 capture of the USS Pueblo, an American spy ship, in international waters by North Korea. Walking through the details of the attack, the North Korean motivations, the failures of planning by the US Navy, as well as the broader historical and political significance of the incident, a fascinating story of both farce and tragedy develops

Mitchell Lerner is an Associate Professor at the Department of History and the director of the Institute for Korean Studies at Ohio State University. He won the John Lyman Award for the best work in US Naval History for his book, ‘The Pueblo Incident: A Spy Ship and the Failure of American Foreign Policy’, and is the editor of ‘A Companion to the Presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson’, and ‘Looking Back at LBJ’

*** Due to internet challenges, this interview was conducted via a telephone. Any issues with sound quality are a result of this.

 

Donate at Patreon – https://www.patreon.com/jedleahenry

Website – http://www.jedleahenry.org

Libsyn – http://korea-now-podcast.libsyn.com

Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_qg6g1KyHaRXi193XqF6GA

Twitter – https://twitter.com/jedleahenry

Academia.edu – http://university.academia.edu/JedLeaHenry

Research Gate – https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jed_Lea-Henry

The Korea Now Podcast #3 – John Sweeney – ‘Strange Bedfellows - Ceausescu and the IRA’

This episode of the Korea Now podcast features an interview that Jed Lea-Henry conducted with John Sweeney. They speak about the strange cold war links between the North Korean Regime under Kim Il-sung, and both Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and the socialist branch of the Irish Republican Army (IRA).

John Sweeney is a career journalist and author. With numerous books and documentaries under his belt, John has reported from conditions of war and revolution in countries such as Algeria, Iraq, Bosnia, Chechnya and Romania. He has also produced works of investigative journalism on Scientology, Cot Death and Donald Trump. His BBC Panorama documentary and matching book on North Korea are both titled ‘North Korea Undercover’.

*** Due to an occasionally poor internet connection, sections of this interview (mostly of blank noise) have been edited out.

Donate at Patreon – www.patreon.com/jedleahenry
Website – www.jedleahenry.org
Twitter – twitter.com/jedleahenry
Academia.edu – university.academia.edu/JedLeaHenry
Research Gate – www.researchgate.net/profile/Jed_Lea-Henry