K-PoD: Life In Korea

The Changwoner

Ever wonder what it's like to live, teach and work in South Korea? This is the podcast that brings you people who are doing just that!

Join hosts Scott, Adam, and Phil as they cover topics and issues regarding living in Korea as well as special guests of real people who are

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Covid 19 or Coronavirus in Korea, China, and It's Effects on Teaching   On this episode of K-PoD, we all look at Covid 19 and when the Coronavirus first broke out in Asia, what we went through at that time, work being closed, and how life was in Korea and China during the 'lock down'. We also get into how things have changed here in Korea and China, testing, tracing, wearing masks, quarantining, and who we think things regarding Covid 19 and the Coronavirus have been handled here in Asia. Lastly, we talk about public schools re-opening, online teaching, travel restrictions, the demand for teachers now, where we think this is all going, and what life is like now living and working in South Korea and China. Scott, Adam, Marco, as well as returning guest Paul and Dee talk about the effects of Covid 19 on their lives while living a broad and in Asia. It’s all about Covid 19 and the Coronavirus while living in Korea on this episode of K-PoD! Show Notes 00:01 On this episode of K-PoD. 00:48 Scott introduces the hosts and guests on this episode. 04:09 Where everyone was when Covid 19 and the Coronavirus started. 11:20 What happened when our jobs were put on hold and shut down due to Covid 19. 19:30 What we each did and our thoughts during our time off during the Covid 19 outbreak. 24:04 Did anyone hit the panic button when our home countries asked for everyone to come back home. 25:35 How we all felt when we went back to work, being back in the classroom, and what it was like. 34:44 Dee asks about conspiracy theories and what we have all heard regarding Covid 19. 38:13 Paul talks about getting tested for Coronavirus here in South Korea. 43:00 What’s it like being out in public and getting your temperature taken everywhere. 45:08 What we think the difference is with regards to Korea and China handling the Covid 19 outbreak compared to the rest of the world. 49:10 The public school and private school systems during Covid 19 and online classes. 59:05 Travel restrictions and flying due to Covid 19. 01:00:50 Is this a temporary situation? 01:04:07 How things are in Korea and China now living with Covid 19. 01:11:29 Where we see this Covid 19 situation all going and our hopes for the future. 01:17:07 Closing out the episode and how you can get in touch with everyone on this episode.   K-PoD: Life In Korea Podcast Website:  https://k-pod-cast.com Face Book:  https://goo.gl/mstEXJ Email:  podcast@changwoner.com This show is recorded at: O’Briens Irish Bar & Restaurant Facebook:  https://goo.gl/7iky24 This show is produced by: Changwoner Entertainment Website:  https://changwoner.com Facebook:  https://goo.gl/P7SeJf   HOSTS AND GUESTS Scott Scott is one of the original hosts of K-PoD (formally The Changwoner Podcast) and also the founder and producer of the show.  He is also the founder of Changwoner Entertainment.  He is from Newfoundland, Canada and has been living in Changwon, South Korea for almost 17 years. Facebook - https://goo.gl/VTk37j Instagram - https://goo.gl/qJv8ZX Web - https://10yearsapart.com Adam Adam is one of the hosts of K-PoD.  He started as a host last season in 2018.  Adam is from Ontario, Canada and has lived in Changwon City, South Korea for 8 years. Facebook - https://goo.gl/UuKwLh Instagram - https://goo.gl/DHJ2Gt Web - https://10yearsapart.com Marco Marco is now one of the new hosts of K-PoD.  Marco is from Columbus, OH, United States and has lived in Changwon City, South Korea for almost 3 years. Facebook - https://goo.gl/ZCX9Qe Instagram - https://goo.gl/w2G95c Web - https://kpop.global Paul Paul was one of the original hosts and founders of K-PoD (The Changwoner).  Paul is originally from England and he currently continues to live in Changwon City where he has lived for the past 16 years.   Facebook -https://goo.gl/JGbYLA Instagram - https://goo.gl/1nrmQq Web - https://hypedesign.studio Dee Dee was one of the original hosts of K-PoD (The Changwoner).  Dee is originally from USA and he currently lives and works in China.  Facebook - https://bit.ly/3gplO3G Web - https://www.abcdeeteacher.com   Find Dee's books on Amazon here: Get design work from Paul and Hype Design Studio Here: Follow both Adam and Scott on their new animated podcast 10 Years Apart on youTube here: Listen and Subscribe on.... If you would like to be a guest on K-PoD: Life In Korea, or have any questions for the show or regarding South Korea, or have something you'd like to promote, please contact us at podcast@changwoner.com #covid19 #coronavirus #livinginkorea #southkorea #korea #china #travelchina #travelkorea #lifeinkorea  #podcast #podcastkorea #kpod #changwoner

Jul 5

81 min

Our top 5 pros and cons to living in South Korea based on our own experiences over the years. We each give our top 5 pros and cons lists to living in South Korea and then come up with a final list for each. Scott, Adam, Marco, and returning guest Saber talk about how long they’ve lived in Korea and their experiences to come up with the top 5 things they love about living in Korea and the top 5 things they don’t. It’s all about the PROS and CONS to living in Korea on this episode of K-PoD! Show Notes 01:23 Each of us tell how long we’ve each have lived in South Korea. 02:13 Marco gives some of the hardest changes he had to adjust to when he first moved to South Korea. 03:46 Saber talks about her hardest things she had to adjust to when she first moved to South Korea and adapting to working all day and teaching children. 04:22 Scott gives the difficult changes he had to make when he first came to South Korea. 05:00 Adam goes over some the difficult changes he had to make when he first came to Korea. 05:46 Marco gives his top 5 cons to living in South Korea including the lack of trash cans, driving, cultural differences, and more! 09:30 Saber gives her top 5 cons to living in South Korea including clothing sizes, pollution, taxis, and more! 11:28 Adam goes into his top 5 cons to living in South Korea including home sickness, traffic and parking, respect to pedestrians, and more! 12:04 Scott gives his top 5 cons to living in South Korea including smells, weather, seat belts, and more! 13:32 We all put our lists together to agree on a final TOP 5 CONS list to living in South Korea. 17:30 Adam gets into his top 5 pros to living in South Korea including internet, travel, safety, and more! 18:35 Marco gives his top 5 pros to living in South Korea including taxis, recycling, people, and more! 20:25 Saber’s top 5 pros to living in South Korea including living costs, expat community, delivery services, and more! 21:02 Scott’s top 5 pros to living in South Korea including meeting new people, 24hr life, the garbage system, and more! 23:20 We all put our lists together to agree on a final TOP 5 PROS list to living in South Korea. 24:48 Adam wraps things up including where to get in touch with each of us. Guest Saber Lane Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/saber.lane Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/saberlane Website - https://kpop.global   K-PoD: Life In Korea Podcast Website:  https://k-pod-cast.com Face Book:  https://goo.gl/mstEXJ Email:  podcast@changwoner.com This show is recorded at: O’Briens Irish Bar & Restaurant Facebook:  https://goo.gl/7iky24 This show is produced by: Changwoner Entertainment Website:  https://changwoner.com Facebook:  https://goo.gl/P7SeJf   HOSTS Scott Scott is one of the original hosts of K-PoD (formally The Changwoner Podcast) and also the founder and producer of the show.  He is also the founder of Changwoner Entertainment.  He is from Newfoundland, Canada and has been living in Changwon, South Korea for almost 17 years. Facebook - https://goo.gl/VTk37j Instagram - https://goo.gl/qJv8ZX Adam Adam is one of the hosts of K-PoD.  He started as a host last season in 2018.  Adam is from Ontario, Canada and has lived in Changwon City, South Korea for 8 years. Facebook - https://goo.gl/UuKwLh Instagram - https://goo.gl/DHJ2Gt Marco Marco is now one of the new hosts of K-PoD.  Marco is from Columbus, OH, United States and has lived in Changwon City, South Korea for almost 3 years. Facebook - https://goo.gl/ZCX9Qe Instagram - https://goo.gl/w2G95c Website - https://kpop.global Paul Paul is one of the original hosts and founders of K-PoD (The Changwoner).  Paul is originally from England and he currently continues to live in Changwon City where he has lived for the past 16 years. Facebook - https://goo.gl/JGbYLA Instagram - https://goo.gl/1nrmQq Listen and Subscribe on.... If you would like to be a guest on K-PoD: Life In Korea, or have any questions for the show or regarding South Korea, or have something you'd like to promote, please contact us at podcast@changwoner.com #livinginkorea #southkorea #korea #constokorea #prostokorea #travelkorea #lifeinkorea #top5pros #top5cons #top5 #podcast #podcastkorea #kpod #changwoner  

Jul 2019

27 min

There are many alternative things you can find to do during your stay in South Korea! There are lots of things you can do while in South Korea!  Things to do indoors, things to do outdoors, and things you can only do in Korea!  In this episode we share so of these alternative things to do while in Korea along with our own experiences. Scott, Adam, and Marco are joined by guest Michael DeLorenzo to talk about the different things you can do while in South Korea and the Changwon area that you might not know about. Our guest, Michael DeLorenzo, has lived in South Korea for the past 8 years.  He’s originally from the United States and is a teacher at Changwon National University.  He has been running a group in Changwon called the ‘Changwon Culture and Activity Group' for the past 4 ½ years, and he joins us to share in all the different activities that they group does and why the group exists. We each share in our own experiences of fun, strange, indoors, outdoors, and craziest things we’ve done while living in South Korea (combined +27 years) including screen rooms, singing rooms, festivals and concerts, mystery dinners, movie nights, ghost hunting, and even hiking in North Korea! It’s all about FUN and ALTERNATIVE things to do in Korea on this episode of K-PoD! Show Notes 01:30 An introduction to our guest Michael DeLorenzo including why he first came to Korea and what he does here. 02:00 A little more on the group Michael created ‘Changwon Culture and Activity Group’, why he created it, and some of the things they do. 04:12 Each of us gives some of the things we do indoors and activities we each like to indoors while living in South Korea including screen rooms, escape room, VR rooms, board games, DnD, singing rooms, and ice skating and the ice rinks in the Changwon Area. 07:02 Outdoor activities we each like to do in Korea including batting cages, hiking, the Changwon reservoir, parks, events, festivals, ghost hunting, the Dark Side of Seoul Tour, and biking.. 11:45 Our own experiences of some of the strangest and craziest things that we’ve each done during our time in South Korea including stories on dog soup, living octopus, lost in NamHae, saved by the Fire Department, October Fest, and hiking in North Korea as well as getting on the wrong bus in North Korea! 18:00 Michael talks about trying to bike from Busan to Seoul, Incheon on a bike path that takes you all the way and all the bike hotels along the way. 19:45 The most fun things we’ve each done in Korea including fireworks festivals, music festivals, camping, Metallica in Korea, JinJu Lantern Festival, and the Anndong Mask Festival. 25:10 Adam sums up everything and where you can get in contact with each of us and submit any questions you would like regarding to living in South Korea.   OUR GUEST Michael DeLorenzo Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/michaelbdelorenzo Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/mbdelorenzo/ Changwon Culture and Activity Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/Changwonculturegroup/ K-PoD: Life In Korea Podcast Website:  https://k-pod-cast.com Face Book:  https://goo.gl/mstEXJ Email:  podcast@changwoner.com This show is recorded at: O’Briens Irish Bar & Restaurant Facebook:  https://goo.gl/7iky24 This show is produced by: Changwoner Entertainment Website:  https://changwoner.com Facebook:  https://goo.gl/P7SeJf     HOSTS Scott Scott is one of the original hosts of K-PoD (formally The Changwoner Podcast) and also the founder and producer of the show.  He is also the founder of Changwoner Entertainment.  He is from Newfoundland, Canada and has been living in Changwon, South Korea for almost 17 years. Facebook - https://goo.gl/VTk37j Instagram- https://goo.gl/qJv8ZX Adam Adam is one of the hosts of K-PoD.  He started as a host last season in 2018.  Adam is from Ontario, Canada and has lived in Changwon City, South Korea for 8 years. Facebook- https://goo.gl/UuKwLh Instagram - https://goo.gl/DHJ2Gt Marco Marco is now one of the new hosts of K-PoD.  Marco is from Columbus, OH, United States and has lived in Changwon City, South Korea for almost 3 years. Facebook - https://goo.gl/ZCX9Qe Instagram - https://goo.gl/w2G95c Website - https://kpop.global Listen and Subscribe on....  #koreathingstodo #hikingkorea #koreaactivities #koreanfun #koreaevents #metallicakorea #hikingnorthkorea #northkorea #southkorea #korea #podcast #podcastkorea #kpod #changwoner #lifeinkorea

Jul 2019

28 min

Shopping in Korea, online shopping in Korea, Korean clothes and fashion, food costs in Korea, and services in Korea can be a good or bad experience while living in South Korea. The costs of living in South Korea can be cheaper than the current country you are in and South Korea can be a great place to save money if done the correct way!  Korean clothing, fashion, sizes, food, online shopping, markets, street markets, haircuts, and services in Korea can have their advantages. Scott, Adam, Marco, and returning guest Saber talk about the costs of living in Korea, online shopping in Korea, finding clothes, the service industry in Korea, food shopping, and more! It’s all about SHOPPING in Korea on this episode of K-PoD! Show Notes 01:34 Food shopping and where each of us buy and get our grocery shopping done in South Korea. 04:45 How much we each do cooking at home compared to eating out or getting delivery and Korean food. 07:45 The costs of food in South Korea and comparing it to other countries. 10:32 Buying food at markets and Korean street markets as well as some recommendations from us on shopping for food in Korea. 12:38 Korean clothes, sizes, fashion, where we buy our clothes in Korea, shoes and some other fashion accessories. 16:50 Online shopping, buying household items, larger things like furniture online and getting it delivered. Delivery time tables, buying books online, and comparing Korean online shopping to sites like Amazon. 21:20 Any stories we’ve had with regards to being satisfied or dissatisfied with online shopping in South Korea. 23:05 Medication and other items you may want to bring with you and that are hard to find in South Korea if you are coming here for the first time. 24:57 Customer services in South Korea, returning items, language barriers, banking, and waiting times. 28:45 Getting you haircut in South Korea and what you can expect and look for. 34:02 Restaurants, ordering food, avoiding allergy related items, menus, and using apps to order food in South Korea. Guest Saber Lane Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/saber.lane Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/saberlane Website - https://kpop.global   Online shopping in Korea K-PoD: Life In Korea Podcast Website:  https://k-pod-cast.com Face Book:  https://goo.gl/mstEXJ Email:  podcast@changwoner.com This show is recorded at: O’Briens Irish Bar & Restaurant Facebook:  https://goo.gl/7iky24 This show is produced by: Changwoner Entertainment Website:  https://changwoner.com Facebook:  https://goo.gl/P7SeJf   HOSTS Scott Scott is one of the original hosts of K-PoD (formally The Changwoner Podcast) and also the founder and producer of the show.  He is also the founder of Changwoner Entertainment.  He is from Newfoundland, Canada and has been living in Changwon, South Korea for almost 17 years. Facebook - https://goo.gl/VTk37j Instagram - https://goo.gl/qJv8ZX Adam Adam is one of the hosts of K-PoD.  He started as a host last season in 2018.  Adam is from Ontario, Canada and has lived in Changwon City, South Korea for 8 years. Facebook - https://goo.gl/UuKwLh Instagram - https://goo.gl/DHJ2Gt Marco Marco is now one of the new hosts of K-PoD.  Marco is from Columbus, OH, United States and has lived in Changwon City, South Korea for almost 3 years. Facebook - https://goo.gl/ZCX9Qe Instagram - https://goo.gl/w2G95c Website - https://kpop.global Paul Paul is one of the original hosts and founders of K-PoD (The Changwoner).  Paul is originally from England and he currently continues to live in Changwon City where he has lived for the past 16 years. Facebook - https://goo.gl/JGbYLA Instagram - https://goo.gl/1nrmQq Listen and Subscribe on.... If you would like to be a guest on K-PoD: Life In Korea, or have any questions for the show or regarding South Korea, or have something you'd like to promote, please contact us at podcast@changwoner.com #shoppinginkorea #southkorea #korea #koreashopping #travelkorea #shoppingonline #livinginkorea #koreanfashion #koreanclothes #podcast #podcastkorea #kpod #changwoner #lifeinkorea #koreanfood

Jun 2019

42 min

Summertime in Korea can have it's UPS and DOWNS! In this episode we'll look at SUMMER in Korea, what we like and what we don't, plus some of the summer events and activities going on all over South Korea for summer 2019! Scott, Adam, and Marco are joined by guest Michael DeLorenzo (Changwon Culture and Activity Group) to talk about what we each like about summer in South Korea, the things we don’t like about summer here, what we miss about summer in our home countries, the summer weather, things we like to do in summer in Korea, how to beat the heat, and Events going on all over South Korea for this coming summer, 2019. It’s all about SUMMERTIME in Korea on this episode of K-PoD! Show Notes 01:31 An introduction to our guest Michael DeLorenzo and more about his Facebook group ‘Changwon Culture and Activity Group’ 02:05 Some things each of us like about the summer in South Korea (Or do we like it at all?). 03:36 The things we don’t like about the summertime in South Korea. 08:23 Each of us get into the things we each miss about summer back in our home countries and things we can’t do or get here in South Korea. 13:10 Summertime activities that you can do here in South Korea and the things each of us enjoy doing during our summers in Korea. 16:12 Some of the ways to BEAT THE HEAT here in South Korea during the hot and humid summers. 20:13 A list of summer EVENTS going on throughout South Korea 2019 and some of our own thoughts on each event. 42:10 Adam sums up all the events that we covered and talked about in this episode. 42:55 Some events not mentioned in the list before that we’ve attended in the past that we enjoyed.   OUR GUEST Michael DeLorenzo Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/michaelbdelorenzo Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/mbdelorenzo/ Changwon Culture and Activity Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/Changwonculturegroup/     Summer Event In Korea Covered in this Episode Boryeong Mud Festival Period: July 19-28, 2019 Venue: Daecheon Beach Mud Square in Boryeong-si, Chungcheongnam-do (충청남도 보령시 대천해수욕장 머드 광장) http://boryeongmudfestival.com/ Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival Period: June 27 – July 7, 2019 Venues: Bucheon City Hall, Bucheon Gymnasium, Korea Comics Museum, Bucheon Art Bunker B39, etc. (부천시청, 부천제육관, 한국만화박물관, 부천아트벙커B39) https://www.bifan.kr/eng/big/info01.asp Sinchon Water Gun Festival Period: July 6-7, 2019 Venue: Jisan Resort, 267, Jisan-ro, Icheon-si, Gyeonggi-do (경기도 이천시 지산로 267) https://www.facebook.com/watergunfesta Jisan Valley Rock Festival Period: July 26-28, 2019 Venue: Jisan Resort, 267, Jisan-ro, Icheon-si, Gyeonggi-do (경기도 이천시 지산로 267) http://www.globalinterpark.com/detail/edetail?prdNo=19006288&dispNo=01003 Buyeo Seodong Lotus Festival Period: July 5-7, 2019 Venue: Area of Seodong Park and Gungnamji Pond in Buyeo-gun, Chungcheongnam-do (충청남도 부여군 서동공원과 궁남지) http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/ATR/SI_EN_3_2_1.jsp?cid=739701 Jeongnamjin Jangheung Water Festival Period: July 26 – August 1, 2019 Venues: Areas of Tamjingang River and Cypress Forest Woodland in Jangheung-gun, Jeollanam-do (장흥군 전라남도 탐진강, 편백숲 우드랜드) http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/ATR/SI_EN_3_2_1.jsp?cid=1807079 Busan Sea Festival Period: August 2-6, 2019 Venues: Haeundae Beach, Gwangalli Beach, Busan Songdo Beach, Songjeong Beach and Dadaepo Beach in Busan (부산광역시 해운대해수욕장, 광안리해수욕장, 송도해수욕장, 송정해수욕장, 다대포해수욕장) http://www.bfo.or.kr/festival_Eng/ Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival Period: August 9-11, 2019 Venue: Songdo Dalbit Festival Park in Incheon (인천광역시 송도달빛축제공원) http://www.pentaport.co.kr/kor/main/main.php Tongyeong Great Battle of Hansan Festival Period: August 10-14, 2019 Venues: Areas of Cultural Plaza, Tongjeyeong and Yi Sun-sin Park in Tongyeong-si, Gyeongsangnam-do (경상남도 통영시 문화마당, 통제영, 이순신공원) http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/ATR/SI_EN_3_2_1.jsp?cid=591440 Muju Firefly Festival Period: August 31 – September 8, 2019 Venue: Areas of Deungnamju Arena, Namdaecheon Stream, Yeche Cultural Hall, and Jinam Park in Muju-gun, Jeollabuk-do (전라북도 무주군 등나무운동장, 남대천, 예체문화관, 지남공원) http://www.firefly.or.kr/   K-PoD: Life In Korea Podcast Website:  https://k-pod-cast.com Face Book:  https://goo.gl/mstEXJ Email:  podcast@changwoner.com This show is recorded at: O’Briens Irish Bar & Restaurant Facebook:  https://goo.gl/7iky24 This show is produced by: Changwoner Entertainment Website:  https://changwoner.com Facebook:  https://goo.gl/P7SeJf   HOSTS Scott Scott is one of the original hosts of K-PoD (formally The Changwoner Podcast) and also the founder and producer of the show.  He is also the founder of Changwoner Entertainment.  He is from Newfoundland, Canada and has been living in Changwon, South Korea for almost 17 years. Facebook - https://goo.gl/VTk37j Instagram - https://goo.gl/qJv8ZX Adam Adam is one of the hosts of K-PoD.  He started as a host last season in 2018.  Adam is from Ontario, Canada and has lived in Changwon City, South Korea for 8 years.  Facebook - https://goo.gl/UuKwLh Instagram - https://goo.gl/DHJ2Gt Marco Marco is now one of the new hosts of K-PoD.  Marco is from Columbus, OH, United States and has lived in Changwon City, South Korea for almost 3 years. Facebook - https://goo.gl/ZCX9Qe Instagram - https://goo.gl/w2G95c Website - https://kpop.global Paul Paul is one of the original hosts and founders of K-PoD (The Changwoner).  Paul is originally from England and he currently continues to live in Changwon City where he has lived for the past 16 years. Facebook - https://goo.gl/JGbYLA Instagram - https://goo.gl/1nrmQq Listen and Subscribe on.... If you would like to be a guest on K-PoD: Life In Korea, or have any questions for the show or regarding South Korea, or have something you'd like to promote, please contact us at podcast@changwoner.com   #summerinkorea #beattheheat #koreasummers #summertime #summerevents #summeractivities #livinginkorea #southkorea #korea #podcast #podcastkorea #kpod #changwoner #lifeinkorea

Jun 2019

48 min

Do you think English is going to play an important role in K-Pop music? You are hearing more and more English in K-Pop songs these days and more K-Pop idols can speak English.  This might have a part in K-Pop growing a larger International market. Special guest Saber Lane joins the podcast again to discuss with Scott, Adam, and Marco how English is becoming a bigger role in K-Pop music, how English can play towards K-Pop’s success globally, if it’s important for K-Pop Idols to know and study English, does English in K-Pop help with younger generations of Koreans wanting to learn English, and what the future of English in the K-Pop industry is going to be. It’s all about English in K-pop on this episode of K-PoD! Show Notes 01:42 A brief introduction of our guest, Saber Lane, why she got into K-Pop music, and her favorite K-Pop band. 02:48 Marco goes into some of his favorite K-Pop bands and his background with K-pop. 03:15 K-pop has become a lot more popular around the world and everyone discusses if they think English has anything to do with that international success. 05:05 Blackpink has members that have lived abroad, and Marco and Saber talk about how more K-Pop idols are living or coming from abroad countries. 06:18 BTS has a member of the band that speaks English and Marco and Saber tell how he learned English and if that played any role in the band’s success globally. 08:36 Some of the strange English you might have heard in older and newer K-Pop songs. 09:28 Some of the reasons and opinions on why K-Pop has become so appealing outside of Korea. 14:45 Do we think English will become a necessity for K-Pop bands and Idols, and other important languages K-Pop bands learn? 17:08 Bands with English speaking members and its importance with doing interviews and promoting their own brand. 18:28 Is the use of English in K-Pop influencing younger Koreans to learn and study English? 23:00 Do K-Pop bands have expiry dates, what happens to bands when members get a little older, and how do they stay relevant. 27:08 Have any of us used K-Pop in our classrooms or to help with teaching English and if we think it could be used. 29:35 Where we see the future of English in the K-Pop industry and how it could help it. 31:55 Adam wants to be a K-Pop star! How can he do it? Does he have to change his name? Some K-Pop idols that use common English names. 32:35 Some of our favorite K-Pop songs and why some song titles are in English or translated to English. K-PoD: Life In Korea Podcast Website:  https://k-pod-cast.com Face Book:  https://goo.gl/mstEXJ Email:  podcast@changwoner.com This show is recorded at: O’Briens Irish Bar & Restaurant Facebook:  https://goo.gl/7iky24 This show is produced by: Changwoner Entertainment Website:  https://changwoner.com Facebook:  https://goo.gl/P7SeJf   HOSTS Scott Scott is one of the original hosts of K-PoD (formally The Changwoner Podcast) and also the founder and producer of the show.  He is also the founder of Changwoner Entertainment.  He is from Newfoundland, Canada and has been living in Changwon, South Korea for almost 17 years. - Facebook: https://goo.gl/VTk37j Instagram: https://goo.gl/qJv8ZX Adam Adam is one of the hosts of K-PoD.  He started as a host last season in 2018.  Adam is from Ontario, Canada and has lived in Changwon City, South Korea for 8 years.  Facebook: https://goo.gl/UuKwLh Instagram: https://goo.gl/DHJ2Gt Marco Marco is now one of the new hosts of K-PoD.  Marco is from Columbus, OH, United States and has lived in Changwon City, South Korea for almost 3 years.  Facebook:  https://goo.gl/ZCX9Qe  Instagram: https://goo.gl/w2G95c  Website: https://kpop.global Paul Paul is one of the original hosts and founders of K-PoD (The Changwoner).  Paul is originally from England and he currently continues to live in Changwon City where he has lived for the past 16 years.  Facebook: https://goo.gl/JGbYLA  Instagram: https://goo.gl/1nrmQq Listen and Subscribe on.... If you would like to be a guest on K-PoD: Life In Korea, or have any questions for the show or regarding South Korea, or have something you'd like to promote, please contact us at podcast@changwoner.com #kpop #englishinkpop #englishkpop #kpopsongs #kpopmusic #bts #blackpink #englishinkorea #southkorea #korea #kpopglobal #podcast #podcastkorea #kpod #changwoner #lifeinkorea

May 2019

38 min

Friendship can have its pros and cons while living in South Korea. If you’ve spent time in South Korea or are thinking about moving to South Korea, you are going to make new friends and at some point, have to say good-bye to them.  Whether it’s you or them that leave, you can make life long friends here and it can be difficult when it’s time to part ways. Scott, Adam, and Marco talk about friends coming and going during their time in Korea, making new friends, having Korean friends, and all the benefits and difficulties of friendship while living abroad.  It’s all about FRIENDSHIP in Korea on this episode of K-PoD! Show Notes 01:22 Marco talks about what it’s like making new friends when moving to South Korea and the best ways to meet new people. 02:43 How social media has made it easier for people to meet and stay in touch while living in South Korea or abroad. 04:14 Making friends with your co-workers and more and more foreigners living in South Korea these days. 06:15 Scott tells about not meeting a foreigner for his first 6 months in Korea and what it was like to hear someone speaking English after that time. 07:02 Some more on social media and sites you can meet new people and get help if you’re coming to Changwon, South Korea. 09:12 What’s it like having Korean friends and the best ways to meet Koreans. 18:00 Dating in Korea. 23:41 Having friends coming and going and the difficulties with that and making new friends so often. 30:58 How is making friends different in Korea.   K-PoD: Life In Korea Podcast Website:  https://k-pod-cast.com Face Book:  https://goo.gl/mstEXJ Email:  podcast@changwoner.com This show is recorded at: O’Briens Irish Bar & Restaurant Facebook:  https://goo.gl/7iky24 This show is produced by: Changwoner Entertainment Website:  https://changwoner.com Facebook:  https://goo.gl/P7SeJf   HOSTS Scott Scott is one of the original hosts of K-PoD (formally The Changwoner Podcast) and also the founder and producer of the show.  He is also the founder of Changwoner Entertainment.  He is from Newfoundland, Canada and has been living in Changwon, South Korea for almost 17 years. - https://goo.gl/VTk37j - https://goo.gl/qJv8ZX Adam Adam is one of the hosts of K-PoD.  He started as a host last season in 2018.  Adam is from Ontario, Canada and has lived in Changwon City, South Korea for 8 years. - https://goo.gl/UuKwLh - https://goo.gl/DHJ2Gt Marco Marco is now one of the new hosts of K-PoD.  Marco is from Columbus, OH, United States and has lived in Changwon City, South Korea for almost 3 years. - https://goo.gl/ZCX9Qe - https://goo.gl/w2G95c - https://kpop.global Paul Paul is one of the original hosts and founders of K-PoD (The Changwoner).  Paul is originally from England and he currently continues to live in Changwon City where he has lived for the past 16 years. - https://goo.gl/JGbYLA - https://goo.gl/1nrmQq Listen and Subscribe on.... If you would like to be a guest on K-PoD: Life In Korea, or have any questions for the show or regarding South Korea, or have something you'd like to promote, please contact us at podcast@changwoner.com   #friendship #koreanfriends #friendsinkorea #friendshipinkorea #livinginkorea #southkorea #korea #podcast #podcastkorea #kpod #changwoner #lifeinkorea

Apr 2019

33 min

Are you concerned with your safety living in South Korea? People always have questions and worries with regards to safety in South Korea or regards to safety when teaching for a year in South Korea. How safe is living in South Korea? Special guest Saber Lane joins the podcast to discuss with Scott, Adam, and Marco each of their concerns before moving to South Korea, how safe they each feel living in Korea, living next door to North Korea, precautions they take living here, and some unsafe issues they've each experienced while living here. It’s all about SAFETY in Korea on this episode of K-PoD! Show Notes 02:20 Adam remembers his concerns with moving to South Korea before he first came to Korea based on his brother’s advice. 03:09 Marco gives his thoughts on any worries he had before moving to South Korea. 04:24 Saber gives her concerns with regards to moving to South Korea before moving here and her family concerns as well. 06:10 Scott gives a story regarding a murder in South Korea that he heard about before moving to South Korea and some of his concerns before moving here. 07:35 Adam talks about his family concerns with North Korea. 08:06 Saber gives her concerns with North Korea along with the rest of the hosts, including Marco’s trip to the DMZ and only being worried about North Korea when South Koreans seemed worried. 10:05 Scott talks about all the North Korea events that have gone and passed while he has lived in South Korea. 11:40 Is North Korea the biggest safety concern with us and foreigners in general. 12:40 Everyone talks about the honor system in Korea. 14:04 Scott gives a story with regards to his first trip to a police station in South Korea and why! 16:00 Scott gives another story about his house being broken into and having items being taken from his home.. 20:40 Saber expresses some of her concerns or worries regarding safety walking around in the streets or heading home at night and being confused as a Russian escort. 22:30 Saber talks about taking taxis late at night, if she is ever worried about taxi drivers, and her experiences in night clubs and booking. 23:45 Adam brings up CCTV in Korea, how it’s everywhere and how it makes things safer. 24:48 Marco gives his thoughts on if South Korea is safer than his home back in the United States. 25:50 Saber lets us know if she feels safer in Korea than back home in Texas, USA.. 26:25 Both Adam and Scott sum up if they feel safer in South Korea compared to Canada. Guest Saber Lane Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/saber.lane Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/saberlane Website - https://kpop.global     K-PoD: Life In Korea Podcast Website:  https://k-pod-cast.com Face Book:  https://goo.gl/mstEXJ Email:  podcast@changwoner.com This show is recorded at: O’Briens Irish Bar & Restaurant Facebook:  https://goo.gl/7iky24 This show is produced by: Changwoner Entertainment Website:  https://changwoner.com Facebook:  https://goo.gl/P7SeJf   HOSTS Scott Scott is one of the original hosts of K-PoD (formally The Changwoner Podcast) and also the founder and producer of the show.  He is also the founder of Changwoner Entertainment.  He is from Newfoundland, Canada and has been living in Changwon, South Korea for almost 17 years. - https://goo.gl/VTk37j - https://goo.gl/qJv8ZX Adam Adam is one of the hosts of K-PoD.  He started as a host last season in 2018.  Adam is from Ontario, Canada and has lived in Changwon City, South Korea for 8 years. - https://goo.gl/UuKwLh - https://goo.gl/DHJ2Gt Marco Marco is now one of the new hosts of K-PoD.  Marco is from Columbus, OH, United States and has lived in Changwon City, South Korea for almost 3 years. - https://goo.gl/ZCX9Qe - https://goo.gl/w2G95c - https://kpop.global Paul Paul is one of the original hosts and founders of K-PoD (The Changwoner).  Paul is originally from England and he currently continues to live in Changwon City where he has lived for the past 16 years. - https://goo.gl/JGbYLA - https://goo.gl/1nrmQq Listen and Subscribe on.... If you would like to be a guest on K-PoD: Life In Korea, or have any questions for the show or regarding South Korea, or have something you'd like to promote, please contact us at podcast@changwoner.com #iskoreasafe #safetyinkorea #livinginkorea #koreansafety #northkorea #southkorea #korea #safetyissuesinkorea #safetyissues #korealife #podcast #podcastkorea #kpod #changwoner #lifeinkorea

Apr 2019

31 min

There are some STRANGE THINGS you can find in South Korea!   There are a lot of things that you can only find in South Korea! Some of them are cool, some bad, somethings we like, some we don’t, and some are just plain strange! Scott, Adam, Marco, and Paul talk about some of the strangest things they have seen over their years in South Korea.  They also talk about the Facebook group ‘OINK’ (Only In Korea), and some of the more recent events which happened regarding this Facebook group.  They also look at some of the things you would only find here in Korea, and which of these things would work back in their own countries, and which of them wouldn’t. It’s all about STRANGE THINGS in Korea on this episode of K-PoD! Show Notes 01:55 A strange thing Paul has seen in Korea since he arrived here in 2003. Sleeping people in suits on the streets. 03:04 Adam talks about some of the strange food items that you can find here in South Korea. 06:02 Marco talks about a strange thing here he has seen and drinking in public. 07:15 One of the strangest things Scott found it hard to get adjusted to when he came to Korea. 07:48 The guys talk about ‘OinK’, Only in Korea. The Facebook group that was recently shutdown. 09:20 Funny t-shirts that you might see in South Korea. 11:45 Some of the reasons we think the ‘OinK’ Facebook group might have been shut down or suspended. 13:22 Should social media like Facebook have the right to shutdown groups on their social platforms. 16:25 Paul gives a story of someone saying something negative regarding South Korea and that person being deported. 17:50 Scott talks about one of the things that he loves here in South Korea that he hadn’t seen anywhere else before. 19:45 Adam and Marco give a couple other things they loves in South Korea. 20:20 Some of the things that we like in South Korea that just wouldn’t work back in our home countries. 21:55 Scott sums up all the things that were covered in this episode. K-PoD: Life In Korea Podcast Website:  https://k-pod-cast.com Face Book:  https://goo.gl/mstEXJ Email:  podcast@changwoner.com This show is recorded at: O’Briens Irish Bar & Restaurant Facebook:  https://goo.gl/7iky24 This show is produced by: Changwoner Entertainment Website:  https://changwoner.com Facebook:  https://goo.gl/P7SeJf   HOSTS Scott Scott is one of the original hosts of K-PoD (formally The Changwoner Podcast) and also the founder and producer of the show.  He is also the founder of Changwoner Entertainment.  He is from Newfoundland, Canada and has been living in Changwon, South Korea for almost 17 years. - Facebook: https://goo.gl/VTk37j - Instagram: https://goo.gl/qJv8ZX Adam Adam is one of the hosts of K-PoD.  He started as a host last season in 2018.  Adam is from Ontario, Canada and has lived in Changwon City, South Korea for 8 years.  Facebook: https://goo.gl/UuKwLh Instagram: https://goo.gl/DHJ2Gt Marco Marco is now one of the new hosts of K-PoD.  Marco is from Columbus, OH, United States and has lived in Changwon City, South Korea for almost 3 years. Facebook: https://goo.gl/ZCX9Qe  Instagram: https://goo.gl/w2G95c  Web:  https://kpop.global Paul Paul is one of the original hosts and founders of K-PoD (The Changwoner).  Paul is originally from England and he currently continues to live in Changwon City where he has lived for the past 16 years.  Facebook:  https://goo.gl/JGbYLA  Instagram: https://goo.gl/1nrmQq Listen and Subscribe on....  #strangethingsinkorea #onlyinkorea #southkorea #korea #OINK #funnytshirts #strangethings #livinginkorea #korea #korealife #podcast #podcastkorea #kpod #changwoner #lifeinkorea

Mar 2019

25 min

How have teaching English techniques changed in South Korea and what direction are they going in? The ways of teaching and learning English are always changing and evolving.  What are some of the best new ways and what hasn’t changed? What is the future for learning and teaching English in South Korea? Special guest Craig Nicol stops by to discuss with Scott, Adam, and Marco some of their best and worst methods for teaching English, how teaching English has changed over the years, and how technology, for better or worse, is being applied in classrooms.  Craig also talks about a new program he is involved with call Chasing Time English. It’s all about teaching and learning English on this episode of K-PoD! Show Notes 01:20 Scott welcomes Craig Nicol to the show and gets some of his background and connection with Changwon City and South Korea. 03:20 Craig goes over where he is originally from and the reasons he first came to South Korea. 04:12 The different degrees and certificates you use to need and do now to get a teaching job in South Korea. 06:18 Some of the things that have changed regarding teaching methods that each of us have noticed over our years of teaching English in Korea. 11:30 Craig talks about teaching in different places and back home in New Zealand and the differences with EFL and ESL. 12:50 Students having cell phones in classes and how each of us deal with the use of cell phone in the class. 14:35 Technology and how it’s changed in the classroom and what technology we all use now. 16:40 Craig gets into what he is involved with now and Chasing Time English and what Chasing Time English is all about. 19:00 The reasons why Craig became a part of Chasing Time English and some of the others he works with at Chasing Time English. 21:01 How Chasing Time English comes up with their stories for their learning videos used in their courses. 22:40 Is Chasing Time English for use in the classroom or good for self-study at home? 23:40 Where is Chasing Time English available and how do you get it? 24:55 The different levels available for using Chasing Time English, the age ranges it’s geared towards, and what levels would suit you best. 30:37 Chasing Time English feedback, award nominations, and how the program has progressed. 31:50 Craig’s role in Chasing Time English and what it is exactly that he does. 32:55 Scott sums up what was covered in this episode, how to get involved with Chasing Time English and thanks guest Craig Nicol for stopping by. Chasing Time English Website: https://chasingtimeenglish.com/ youTube: https://www.youtube.com/chasingtimeenglish Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chasingtimeENG/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/chasingtimeeng Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chasingtimeenglish/ Craig Nicol: https://www.facebook.com/craig.nicol.758   K-PoD: Life In Korea Podcast Website: https://k-pod-cast.com Facebook: https://goo.gl/mstEXJ Email: podcast@changwoner.com This show is recorded at: O/'Briens Irish Bar and Restaurant Facebook: https://goo.gl/7iky24 This show is produced by: Changwoner Entertainment Website: https://changwoner.com Facebook: `https://goo.gl/P7SeJf   HOSTS Scott Scott is one of the original hosts of K-PoD (formally The Changwoner Podcast) and also the founder and producer of the show.  He is also the founder of Changwoner Entertainment.  He is from Newfoundland, Canada and has been living in Changwon, South Korea for almost 17 years. Facebook - https://goo.gl/VTk37j Instagram - https://goo.gl/qJv8ZX Adam Adam is one of the hosts of K-PoD.  He started as a host last season in 2018.  Adam is from Ontario, Canada and has lived in Changwon City, South Korea for 8 years. Facebook - https://goo.gl/UuKwLh Instagram - https://goo.gl/DHJ2Gt Marco Marco is now one of the new hosts of K-PoD.  Marco is from Columbus, OH, United States and has lived in Changwon City, South Korea for almost 3 years. Facebook - https://goo.gl/ZCX9Qe Instagram - https://goo.gl/w2G95c Website - https://kpop.global Paul Paul is one of the original hosts and founders of K-PoD (The Changwoner).  Paul is originally from England and he currently continues to live in Changwon City where he has lived for the past 16 years. Facebook - https://goo.gl/JGbYLA Instagram - https://goo.gl/1nrmQq Listen and Subscribe on.... /> If you would like to be a guest on K-PoD: Life In Korea, or have any questions for the show or regarding South Korea, or have something you'd like to promote, please contact us at podcast@changwoner.com #teachingenglish #teachinginkorea #southkorea #koreanenglish #jobsinkorea #teachingmethods #livinginkorea #korea #korealife #classroomideas #chasingtimeenglish #podcast #podcastkorea #kpod #changwoner #lifeinkorea

Mar 2019

37 min

 What kind of healthcare will you get with your job if you’re coming to work in South Korea? South Korea has both National healthcare and private healthcare. Which are you most likely to get with a teaching job and which will work best for you?  Scott, Marco, and Adam talk about the different healthcare insurance each of them has, the coverage you get, the costs, and some of their very own experiences with trips to the doctor or hospitals in Korea!  It’s all about healthcare in South Korea on this episode of K-PoD! Show Notes 02:05 Adam tell use what coverage he has working in a public school in South Korea. 02:48 Marco isn’t sure what healthcare coverage he has but explains what he knows he’s covered by. 03:32 Scott talks about private healthcare, what he is covered by, the costs, and the differences with private healthcare and national healthcare. 04:25 The costs of visiting a doctor without healthcare insurance. 05:00 Adam talks about some of the times he has had to use his national healthcare insurance and Korean medicine. 05:45 The types of medication you get in South Korea and what you can expect with a visit to your local doctor. 06:12 Marco talks about his trips to the doctor and how he has needed his healthcare insurance. 07:15 Scott explains how medication is so cheap and why he didn’t have healthcare for many years and why he doesn’t really use it now. 09:00 The reasons you may want healthcare and why you will get sick as an English teacher in South Korea. 09:40 English speaking doctors and what to do for the language barriers when visiting a doctor or hospital. 11:45 Scott gives a story about one of the times he was misdiagnosed due to mistranslation. 12:35 Each of the hosts compares healthcare to their home countries of Canada and USA. 18:37 Some stories of what to watch out for when visiting a family doctor in South Korea, or at least from the past! 20:12 Adam gives a personal experience of a visit to the hospital that he had. 22:19 What you can expect with regards to your health checkup that you have to get when first coming to South Korea to get your working visa. 25:25 Scott sums up his thoughts on healthcare in South Korea. K-PoD: Life In Korea Podcast Website:  https://k-pod-cast.com Face Book:  https://goo.gl/mstEXJ Email:  podcast@changwoner.com This show is recorded at: O’Briens Irish Bar & Restaurant Facebook:  https://goo.gl/7iky24 This show is produced by: Changwoner Entertainment Website:  https://changwoner.com Facebook:  https://goo.gl/P7SeJf   HOSTS Scott Scott is one of the original hosts of K-PoD (formally The Changwoner Podcast) and also the founder and producer of the show.  He is also the founder of Changwoner Entertainment.  He is from Newfoundland, Canada and has been living in Changwon, South Korea for almost 17 years. - https://goo.gl/VTk37j - https://goo.gl/qJv8ZX Adam Adam is one of the hosts of K-PoD.  He started as a host last season in 2018.  Adam is from Ontario, Canada and has lived in Changwon City, South Korea for 8 years. - https://goo.gl/UuKwLh - https://goo.gl/DHJ2Gt Marco Marco is now one of the new hosts of K-PoD.  Marco is from Columbus, OH, United States and has lived in Changwon City, South Korea for almost 3 years. - https://goo.gl/ZCX9Qe - https://goo.gl/w2G95c - https://kpop.global Paul Paul is one of the original hosts and founders of K-PoD (The Changwoner).  Paul is originally from England and he currently continues to live in Changwon City where he has lived for the past 16 years. - https://goo.gl/JGbYLA - https://goo.gl/1nrmQq Listen and Subscribe on.... If you would like to be a guest on K-PoD: Life In Korea, or have any questions for the show or regarding South Korea, or have something you'd like to promote, please contact us at podcast@changwoner.com #koreanhealthcare #healthcareinkorea #southkorea #koreandoctors #koreanhospitals #koreanmedicine #livinginkorea #korea #korealife #travel #changwon #podcast #podcastkorea #kpod #changwoner #lifeinkorea

Mar 2019

28 min

  Teaching different age ranges English in South Korea! What will work best for you? There is a wide range of ages you can end up teaching English to working as an English teacher in South Korea. What age range will work best for you?  Scott, Marco, and Adam discuss teaching children to adults and which ages they prefer, which ages are the most difficult to teach, which ages learn the quickest, and which age range will be best for you. It's a podcast of different student ages in South Korea for this episode of K-PoD! Show Notes 01:43 Marco tells us the current age ranges that he teaches now. 01:55 Adam lets us know the age ranges he currently is teaching. 02:39 The current age ranges that Scott is teaching now. 02:50 Adam gives his views on what it is like teaching elementary school students and younger children English with the use of songs and games. 04:30 Marco gives his opinions on teaching younger kids English, more advanced English, and the frustrations that can come with it. 05:40 Scott gives his views from over the years of teaching kids English from kindergarten to middle school students. 07:10 Each of the hosts talk about their class sizes and the different between class sizes in a public school compared to private schools. 09:15 Each host gives their experiences with teaching adults in South Korea and how it’s different from younger students. 14:28 Marco gives some advice on teaching kids and what he means with regards to being ‘Scary Teacher’. 15:52 Adam talks about the age range that he prefers to teach and his thoughts on having a co-teacher with him in his classes. 17:11 Scott gives the age range he prefers to teach and how he covers up making mistakes as a teacher in class. 18:36 Adam gives some advice on how to improve grammar for adult students. 19:22 Scott sums up the differences of teaching different age ranges and what might work best for you.   Direct Download:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/changwoner/ep65.mp3?stats-code=pk65 K-PoD: Life In Korea Podcast Website:  https://k-pod-cast.com Face Book:  https://goo.gl/mstEXJ Email:  podcast@changwoner.com This show is recorded at: O’Briens Irish Bar & Restaurant Facebook:  https://goo.gl/7iky24 This show is produced by: Changwoner Entertainment Website:  https://changwoner.com Facebook:  https://goo.gl/P7SeJf   HOSTS Scott Scott is one of the original hosts of K-PoD (formally The Changwoner Podcast) and also the founder and producer of the show.  He is also the founder of Changwoner Entertainment.  He is from Newfoundland, Canada and has been living in Changwon, South Korea for almost 17 years. - https://goo.gl/VTk37j - https://goo.gl/qJv8ZX Adam Adam is one of the hosts of K-PoD.  He started as a host last season in 2018.  Adam is from Ontario, Canada and has lived in Changwon City, South Korea for 8 years. - https://goo.gl/UuKwLh - https://goo.gl/DHJ2Gt Marco Marco is now one of the new hosts of K-PoD.  Marco is from Columbus, OH, United States and has lived in Changwon City, South Korea for almost 3 years. - https://goo.gl/ZCX9Qe - https://goo.gl/w2G95c - https://kpop.global Paul Paul is one of the original hosts and founders of K-PoD (The Changwoner).  Paul is originally from England and he currently continues to live in Changwon City where he has lived for the past 16 years. - https://goo.gl/JGbYLA - https://goo.gl/1nrmQq Listen and Subscribe on.... If you would like to be a guest on K-PoD: Life In Korea, or have any questions for the show or regarding South Korea, or have something you'd like to promote, please contact us at podcast@changwoner.com   #teachingenglish #englishteaching #southkorea #expatskorea #expats #students #koreanstudents #livinginkorea #korea #korealife #travel #changwon #podcast #podcastkorea #kpod #changwoner #lifeinkorea

Mar 2019

23 min

Living conditions, housing, and what you can expect when coming to South Korea!   Big cities to small cities in South Korea and the different types of housing you find in South Korea.  Scott, Marco, and Adam talk about the differences between big cities and smaller cities in South Korea, the different kinds of housing you can expect while living in Korea, and each of their own experiences they each have had with regards to their own housing and areas that they have lived in. It's a podcast of living conditions in South Korea for this episode of K-PoD! Show Notes 02:01 Big cities vs small cities: Where does Changwon City fall on that scale. 02:54 Big Cities: Marco shares some of his experiences with visiting Seoul, South Korea. 03:48 Big Cities: Adam gives some of the differences with big cities compared to smaller cities and what can you expect with living in a big city. 05:19 Big Cities: Marco and Scott give some thoughts on big cities with comparison to cities back home in their own countries. 06:25 Are the foreign communities closer in the smaller the city you live in? 07:41 Big City:  Adam compares Busan to Changwon, South Korea. 08:23 The different types of housing in Korea and what you can expect with your job when coming to South Korea. 10:19 The guys talk about houses, villas, and apartments in South Korea. 11:48 Does the neighborhood in your city determine the size of your housing? 12:38 Housing allowance vs having your housing provided for you. 13:35 Each of the guys talk about their own experiences they have had and the different types of housing we’ve each lived in. 15:40 Making your home your home and judging your decisions on they amount of time you think you will be staying in Korea. 17:20 Scott tells about his first year in Korea and living in a classroom in his school. 19:32 A recap of the topics that we covered in this episode of K-PoD. K-PoD: Life In Korea Podcast Website:  https://k-pod-cast.com Face Book:  https://www.facebook.com/changwoner/ Email:  podcast@changwoner.com     This show is recorded at: O’Briens Irish Bar & Restaurant Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/obriensirishbar/     This show is produced by: Changwoner Entertainment Website:  http://www.changwoner.com Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/changwoner/     HOSTS Scott Scott is one of the original hosts of K-PoD (formally The Changwoner Podcast) and also the founder and producer of the show.  He is also the founder of Changwoner Entertainment.  He is from Newfoundland, Canada and has been living in Changwon, South Korea for almost 17 years. Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/scottphillipmcfarlane  Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thefarles/  Email - scott@changwoner.com Adam Adam is one of the hosts of K-PoD.  He started as a host last season in 2018.  Adam is from Ontario, Canada and has lived in Changwon City, South Korea for 8 years.  Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/peewhenyapoo  Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/everstalwart/  Email - adam@changwoner.com Marco Marco is now one of the new hosts of K-PoD.  Marco is from Columbus, OH, United States and has lived in Changwon City, South Korea for almost 3 years. Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/BarkMailey Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/marcobaille/  Email - https://kpop.global - marco@kpop.global Paul Paul is one of the original hosts and founders of K-PoD (The Changwoner).  Paul is originally from England and he currently continues to live in Changwon City where he has lived for the past 16 years. Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=642570563 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/paul_roberts1/  Email - paul@changwoner.com Listen and Subscribe on.... If you would like to be a guest on K-PoD: Life In Korea, or have any questions for the show or regarding South Korea, or have something you'd like to promote, please contact us at podcast@changwoner.com #koreahousing #southkorea #expatskorea #expats #housingkorea #livinginkorea #korea #korealife #travel #seoul #busan #changwon #podcast #podcastkorea #kpod #changwoner

Mar 2019

23 min

Being new to Korea has had a lot of positives so far! Sean White is new to South Korea and doing his service in the Navy on base here in JinHae. He joins the podcast this week to talk about some of his experiences here in South Korea, after being here for just 6 months. Sean has also spent time in Iraq and Afghanistan with the Navy and he tells us what got him into this path in life that he is on. Sean is also a musician and played a few songs that he wrote during his time in the Navy and what music means to him! It's the podcast on newbie's, Navy, and music with guest Sean White for this episode of K-PoD! Show Notes 02:12 What brought Sean to South Korea? 02:37 Sean's strange accent. 04:37 Sean plays a mean guitar and he tells us why he started playing. 07:20 Our guest explains the first song he wrote here in Korea and it's origins. 12:45 Song #1: Lessons Learned? by Sean White 16:16 The reasons Sean got involved with the Navy. 20:12 The likes and dislikes Sean has with Korea. 22:00 Spending time in Iraq and the reasons Sean wrote his first song. 24:53 Song #2: I'd Give It All Up For This by Sean White 30:12 Having the luxury of his guitar while on deployment. 31:30 The differences between Iraq and Afghanistan. 33:40 Heading back home and going to school for the Navy. 34:20 How Sean ending up choosing to come to JinHae, South Korea. 37:13 Sean's thoughts on JinHae and the Changwon area. 38:09 Being a gamer and Sean's favorite game. 40:00 The future plans of Sean in South Korea. 47:20 Song #3: Popped A String by Sean White   Direct Download: http://traffic.libsyn.com/changwoner/ep62.mp3   Guest Contact Information: Sean White on Face book: https://www.facebook.com/SeanMWhite1089 K-PoD: Life In Korea Website:  http://www.k-pod-cast.com Face Book:  https://www.facebook.com/changwoner/ Email:  podcast@changwoner.com This show is recorded at: CK (Chef's Kitchen), Changwon Face Book:  https://www.facebook.com/ckchangwon This show is produced by: Changwoner Entertainment Website:  http://www.changwoner.com Face Book:  https://www.facebook.com/changwoner/ Hosts Scott Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/scottphillipmcfarlane Email- scott@changwoner.com Adam Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/peewhenyapoo Email - adam@changwoner.com Phil Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/wayne.stanley.5680 Email - phillip@changwoner.com If you would like to be a guest on K-PoD, or have any questions for the show or regarding South Korea, or have something you'd like to promote, please contact us at podcast@changwoner.com #navy #armedforces #iraq #guitar #jinhae #koreanlife #expats #travel #korea #southkorea #kpod #podcast #podcasting #podcasts #changwoner

Aug 2017

50 min

Do you ever wonder if Korea would be a place for you? Scott, Adam, and Phil talk about the reasons they first came to Korea, working in South Korea, and how to find a good job in Korea. They will also get into such things as what you need to qualify to work in Korea, what you can expect if you are coming here, visa stuff, and what area/city in Korea would best suit you. It's the podcast on finding the right place and job in Korea for this episode of K-PoD! Show Notes 01:33 The reasons why Phil decided to come to Korea. 02:35 Adam gets into the reasons why he first came to Korea. 03:36 How Scott accidently ended up in South Korea. 05:15 Other reasons why others may decide to come to Korea including eating away at student debts. 08:24 Remo Wiliams got Scott interested in Korea when he was young. 15:55 Teaching English in other countries and how Korea compared to them. 20:20 How things have changed in Korea in terms of qualifying to be an English teacher. 25:18 Good places to find a good job teaching in South Korea and what to look for. 35:32 The different cities of Korea and which city would best suit you.     K-PoD: Life In Korea Website:  http://www.k-pod-cast.com Face Book:  https://www.facebook.com/changwoner/ Email:  podcast@changwoner.com This show is recorded at: CK (Chef's Kitchen), Changwon Face Book:  https://www.facebook.com/ckchangwon This show is produced by: Changwoner Entertainment Website:  http://www.changwoner.com Face Book:  https://www.facebook.com/changwoner/ Hosts Scott Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/scottphillipmcfarlane Email- scott@changwoner.com Adam Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/peewhenyapoo Email - adam@changwoner.com Phil Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/wayne.stanley.5680 Email - phillip@changwoner.com If you would like to be a guest on K-PoD, or have any questions for the show or regarding South Korea, or have something you'd like to promote, please contact us at podcast@changwoner.com #teachingenglsih #expats #travel #englishteachers #jobhunting #korea #southkorea #kpod #podcast #podcasting #podcasts

Jul 2017

47 min

If you're thinking about moving to Korea, this could be the book and podcast for you! John Bocskay has lived in South Korea for a long time!  Since October 1998!  He has also been living in Busan, South Korea for the past 17 years.  John is the author of a new book which will be available soon called 'Culture Shock: Korea.  A Survival Guide To Customs and Etiquette'.  This is a book not for people looking to come to Korea on vacation, but more of  a guide for individuals coming to Korea for a long term stay or to live.  John also tells us a little about Busan in this episode and how it has changed over his years of living there. It's the podcast on Culture Shock Korea with author and guest John Bocskay for this episode of K-PoD! Show Notes 01:24 John talks about where he originally is from and both when and why he first came to South Korea. 03:45 After his first year in Korea, John explains how and why he ended up in Busan. 05:45 Busan has changed over the years and John tells us some of the things he has seen change over his time there. 08:10 The reasons why John has stayed in Korea and Busan for so long. 12:50 Culture Shock: Korea. What is the book all about? 14:15 Each of us give our biggest culture shock with moving to Korea. 23:05 Koreans have compared each of us to celebrities and these are the celebrities we've been compared to. 26:50 It's the little things that are the biggest differences with living in South Korea. 28:05 John's favorite Korean food and what he enjoys about Korean cuisine. 30:10 How John got involved with the book and becoming the current author of Culture Shock: Korea. 31:25 Some of the updates and changes with the current edition of the book Culture Shock: Korea. 33:30 The main themes of John's new book and what he brings to the book series of Culture Shock. 37:30 The information age has made things much easier in terms of finding the info you need for living in Korea. Direct Download: http://traffic.libsyn.com/changwoner/ep59.mp3 About the Book (From Amazon) Culture Shock! Korea is a compelling, elegantly-written and funny guide for anyone planning a stay in South Korea. Can you tell your bibimbap from your gimbap? Why is age such a big deal when addressing people? Do people really give bathroom tissue and laundry detergent at housewarming parties? What’s so appealing about noraebangs? When introduced to someone, do you shake hands, bow or do both? And why do Koreans cheer you on by exclaiming, “Fighting!”?Whether you’re in South Korea to do business, seek pleasure or find your inner Hallyu diva, if you are lucky enough to find yourself on this peninsula where stunning natural scenery meets hyper-modern cities, get the most out of your stay with this essential and fun-to-read guide. About the Series (From Amazon) Culture Shock! is a dynamic, indispensable series of guides for travellers looking to truly understand the countries they are visiting, working in or moving to. Each title explains the country’s customs, traditions and social and business etiquette in a lively, informative style. CultureShock! authors, all of whom have experienced the joys and pitfalls of cultural adaptation, are ideally placed to provide warm and helpful advice to those who seek to integrate seamlessly into diverse cultures. Where to BUY the book: Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/CultureShock-Korea-John-Bocskay/dp/9814771139/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1499001280&sr=1-1&keywords=John+Bocskay eBook is available from July 4th, 2017 [caption id="attachment_1393" align="aligncenter" width="611"] Culture Shock Korea 2017[/caption] Guest Contact Information: John Bocskay on Face book: https://www.facebook.com/john.n.bocskay [caption id="attachment_1389" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] John Bocskay[/caption] K-PoD: Life In Korea Website:  http://www.k-pod-cast.com Face Book:  https://www.facebook.com/changwoner/ Email:  podcast@changwoner.com This show is recorded at: CK (Chef's Kitchen), Changwon Face Book:  https://www.facebook.com/ckchangwon This show is produced by: Changwoner Entertainment Website:  http://www.changwoner.com Face Book:  https://www.facebook.com/changwoner/ Hosts Scott Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/scottphillipmcfarlane Email- scott@changwoner.com Adam Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/peewhenyapoo Email - adam@changwoner.com Phil Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/wayne.stanley.5680 Email - phillip@changwoner.com Show Side Note Yes, that's right!  This is one of the reason why Scott was interested in coming to Korea!  It's 1985's movie Remo Williams:  The Adventure Begins! Here is the trailer for those of you who don't know it. Scott - 'I remember watching this movie when I was a 12 year old kid.  I became fascinated with Korea due to this movie.  Master Chiun was real to me!  It wasn't until re-watching the film as an adult that I even realized that he wasn't even Korea, back when white washing was a common thing.  Although his advice was not accurate like 'All martial arts come from Korea', as a kid I still enjoyed everything he had to say!  My interest in Korea was born!  17 years later I found myself in the land where martial arts came from only to find out, Master Chium was a white guy!' Spoilers! If you would like to be a guest on K-PoD, or have any questions for the show or regarding South Korea, or have something you'd like to promote, please contact us at podcast@changwoner.com #books #travelguide #travel #cultureshock #culture #korea #southkorea #kpod #podcast #podcasting #podcasts

Jul 2017

42 min

Summer is here in South Korea and it's time to get ready for the humidity. It's that time of year again where you are best off finding air conditioning to beat the heat!  In this episode of K-PoD, Scott, Adam, and Phil are back to discuss life in Korea during the SUMMER season.  Each of the hosts will talk about their first summers in Korea, the weather, the pros and cons of summers in South Korea, and what you can expect spending a summer in Korea.  They will also give you some of the SUMMER FESTIVALS you can find going on throughout South Korea.  To end things up, K-PoD will also get into the work environment during the summer season in Korea. It's the podcast dealing with the SUMMER TIME fun in Korea for this week's episode of K-PoD!   Show Notes 00:35 The change of the name of the podcast and why we changed it. 02:33 Adam tells us about his first summer here in South Korea. 03:42 Phil's first experience with summers in Korea. 04:25 Scott gives his first experience with the summer heat in Korea. 06:20 Korean weather in the Summer!  Dealing with the humidity and the sticky! 09:00 Some of the pros with summer and the things we all enjoy about summers in Korea. 14:30 Cons of the summer and the things we don't like about the summer season here. 18:54 Summer FESTIVALS and things to do during the summer season in Korea. 30:25 Water parks and other places to check out in Korea. 34:40 Working conditions and the summer time environment that you can expect while working in Korea. 36:55 Go to drinks and food found here in Korea during the summer! Links to Summer Festivals in Korea: Buyeo Seodong Lotus Festival:  www.lotusfestival.kr Sinchon Water Gun Festival:  www.facebook.com/watergunfesta Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival:  http://www.bifan.kr/eng/?sc_type=web Boryeong Mud Festival 2017:  https://www.facebook.com/boryeong.mud.festival Ansan Valley Rock Festival 2017:  https://www.facebook.com/valleyrockfestival Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival 2017:  https://www.facebook.com/pentaport Daegu International Bodypainting Festival 2017:  https://www.everfest.com/e/daegu-international-bodypainting-festival-daegu-south-korea Muju Firefly Festival (무주 반딧불축제):  http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/ATR/SI_EN_3_2_1.jsp?cid=697205 K-PoD Website:  http://www.k-pod-cast.com Face Book:  https://www.facebook.com/changwoner/ Email:  podcast@changwoner.com This show is recorded at: CK (Chef's Kitchen), Changwon Face Book:  https://www.facebook.com/ckchangwon This show is produced by: The Changwoner Website:  http://www.changwoner.com Face Book:  https://www.facebook.com/changwoner/ Hosts Scott Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/scottphillipmcfarlane Email- scott@changwoner.com Adam Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/peewhenyapoo Email - adam@changwoner.com Phil Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/wayne.stanley.5680 Email - phillip@changwoner.com If you would like to be a guest on K-PoD, or have any questions for the show or regarding South Korea, or have something you'd like to promote, please contact us at podcast@changwoner.com #kpod #podcast #podcasting #podcasts #summer #summertime #summerkorea #korea #southkorea #festivals

Jun 2017

42 min

Korea has changed after the events of the Sewol Ferry tragedy on April 16th, 2014. After the Sewol is a new documentary film that deals with the tragic Sewol Ferry accident that claimed the lives of so many here in South Korea. This week we are joined with the two film makers of 'After the Sewol', writers/directors/producers Neil P. George and Matthew Root. They both tell us more about their latest film, the process and difficulties they came across with the film, and their future plans for the film including and second documentary to follow up on the first one. It's the podcast dealing with the Sewol Ferry disaster for this week's episode of K-PoD! 2014년 4월 16일 그날 이후, 대한민국이라는 국가는 변했다. 세월호 사건이 발생한 그날 이후, 몇 주, 몇 달,몇 년이 흘렀지만 별다른 성과는 보이지 않는다. 정부는 국민들의 신뢰를 잃고, 국민들은 역사상 전례 없이 편가르기를 하였다. ‘After the Sewol(애프터 더 세월)’은 영국 출신의 두 감독의 눈으로 변화하는 한국의 모습을 담고 있다. 사건 이후 정부에 대항한 힘든 투쟁을 하고 있는 희생자 가족, 수중 구조 다이버, 사회 운동가와의 인터뷰를 통해, 이 사건이 일어난 이유와, 예방하지 못했던 근본적인 이유에 대해 이야기하고 있다. 영화는 전국 방방곡곡에서 안전한 한국 사회로 나아가기 위해 힘쓰는 기성세대와, 부패한 사회에 대항하여 싸우는 젊은 세대들의 이야기를 모두 담고 있다. 이들이 원하는 것은 단 하나였다. 세월호 희생자들의 죽음에 대한 진실, 바로 그 하나 뿐 이었다. Show Notes 01:44 Matthew explains what their new documentary film is and what the Sewol Ferry tragedy was in South Korea. 02:54 Both Neil and Matthew share a little of their back stories and how they both came together to make this film. 05:40 The reason behind getting both film makers into the film industry and wanting to make movies and documentary films. 09:15 Some of the influential films growing up that lead both Neil and Matt into film making themselves. 13:25 The difficulties behind making a documentary film with difficult/controversial content. 16:54 Using subtitles in their film and the importance they have for 'After the Sewol'. 18:10 The reasons behind making 'After the Sewol' and how those reason may have changed during the filming process. 24:10 Safety issues in South Korea and concerns from all around the world for the public. 26:45 Obtaining the rights to film clips and footage to use in the film 'After the Sewol'. 28:40 Showing the movie to audiences, film festivals, and audience responses to 'After the Sewol', including family reactions. 31:20 Current status of the film, starting the second film and its appeal to both Koreans and the international market. 33:08 Coming up with the title 'After the Sewol' for the films. 34:40 With tons of footage, what's it like editing and deciding what to include in the film and what to leave out. 36:20 What's up next for 'After the Sewol'? 44:45 Fund raising and how you can get involved with helping out with the documentary ' After the Sewol'. 47:09 Matthew and Neil's future plans for living here in South Korea. 48:40 How can people watch the movie and cutting together the trailer of the film.   Direct Download:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/changwoner/ep57.mp3 After the Sewol Website:  http://www.afterthesewol.comFace book page:   https://www.facebook.com/afterthesewol/youTube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc_bBK9y_uDtPmJjPLND5LQ Trailer for the film:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QlEZKI--pI Support the films:  https://www.tumblbug.com/ats2017 Guest Contact Information: Matthew Root on Face book: https://www.facebook.com/matt.root.9 Neil P. George on Face book:  https://www.facebook.com/neilpgeorge78 You can contact either Matt or Neil at this email:   sewoldocumentary@gmail.com [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QlEZKI--pI&t=1s[/embed] K-PoD Website:  http://www.k-pod-cast.com Face Book:  https://www.facebook.com/changwoner/ Email:  podcast@changwoner.com This show is recorded at: CK (Chef's Kitchen), Changwon Face Book:  https://www.facebook.com/ckchangwon This show is produced by: The Changwoner Website:  http://www.changwoner.com Face Book:  https://www.facebook.com/changwoner/ Hosts Scott Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/scottphillipmcfarlane Email- scott@changwoner.com Adam Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/peewhenyapoo Email - adam@changwoner.com Phil Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/wayne.stanley.5680 Email - phillip@changwoner.com If you would like to be a guest on K-PoD, or have any questions for the show or regarding South Korea, or have something you'd like to promote, please contact us at podcast@changwoner.com #ats #sewol #sewolferry #korea #southkorea #세월‪ #세월호‬

May 2017

55 min

Bringing the sport of Gaelic football to South Korea! This week guests from the Gaelic Football club Rithe Oga Gaelic Football stop by to tells us a little more about Gaelic football and how to get involved here in South Korea. Róisín Ní Náir, Sunil Mahtani, and Poilin Niluchrain fill in on the Gaelic football scene here in Korea, what Gaelic football is, and why they all got involved to bring teams of Gaelic football here to Korea, along with future plans for the league. It's the podcast of Irish Gaelic football in Korea for this week's episode of K-PoD! Show Notes 01:25 Sunil reminds us a little bit about his past and where he is originally from. 02:30 Róisín tells us when she first came to Korea and some more on her home country of Fiji. 04:55 Working at a daily newspaper in Canada, thoughts on Montreal, and why making the change to Korea. 07:00 Gaelic football and how both Róisín and Sunil are involved with it. 08:32 South Korea is the heart for traveling around Asia. 09:02 The Irish football league here in Korea, the cities involved, and how to find out more about Gaelic football. 12:35 The Busan Gaelic football team where Róisín started playing and why she decided to expand and bring it to the Changwon area. 16:09 Some tips on playing Gaelic football and the best way to learn to play.. 20:20 Poilin Niluchrain is new to Changwon, originally from Ireland, and she joins the podcast to tell us more about Gaelic football. 24:50 More on how you can get involve with the Gaelic football league in the Changwon area and in South Korea. 29:30 Sunil brings us up-to-date on the Changwon Community Theater and their newest play 'Looking'.   Direct Download:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/changwoner/ep57.mp3 Guest Contact Information: Róisín Ní Náir on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rosie.nair Sunil Mahtani on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/sunil.mahtani6 Poilin Niluchrain The Gaelic Football League: Rithe Oga Gaelic Football Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/356369704749940/ [caption id="attachment_853" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] The Gaelic Football League: Rithe Oga Gaelic Football[/caption] To get involved with the Gaelic football in Changwon City, please contact Róisín Ní Náir on facebook or show up every Saturday, from 4pm to 6pm at SaRim Field in SaRimDong (사림동) near Changwon University. Saturdays 4 pm to 6 pm SaRim Field (사림운동장) in SaRimDong 사림동   [gallery link="file" ids="853,845,846,847,848,849,850,851,852"] GAA website and rules to Gaelic football: http://www.gaa.ie/the-gaa/rules-regulations/ Changwon Community Theatre Facebook Page:   https://www.facebook.com/groups/1510640242582833/ [caption id="attachment_854" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Changwon Community Theatre[/caption] K-PoD Website:  http://www.k-pod-cast.com Face Book:  https://www.facebook.com/changwoner/ Email:  podcast@changwoner.com This show is recorded at: CK (Chef's Kitchen), Changwon Face Book:  https://www.facebook.com/ckchangwon This show is produced by: The Changwoner Website:  http://www.changwoner.com Face Book:  https://www.facebook.com/changwoner/ Hosts Scott Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/scottphillipmcfarlane Email- scott@changwoner.com Adam Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/peewhenyapoo Email - adam@changwoner.com Phil Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/wayne.stanley.5680 Email - phillip@changwoner.com If you would like to be a guest on K-PoD, or have any questions for the show or regarding South Korea, or have something you'd like to promote, please contact us at podcast@changwoner.com

May 2017

32 min

The easy life and the things that are difficult about living in South Korea! Why have we lived in South Korea for so long and why do we like it so much? Scott, Adam, and Phil ask themselves this question and come up with their own answers. Korea can be a great place to live and work and we all have our own reasons we enjoy it. This week's podcast not only looks at the things the hosts love about Korea, but also looks at the things that were most difficult for them to adjust to when first moving to South Korea. The Changwoner does their TOP 5 this week and come up with their final top 5 list of these most difficult adjustments. It's a podcast of love and hate towards South Korea for this episode of K-PoD! Show Notes 01:22 Adam lets us know what some of the things have kept him living in South Korea over the past 10 years. 02:50 Phil's been in Korea for the past 5 years and lets us know why he has stayed for so long! 04:15 For Scott, home is where his friends are. This is one of the reasons he has stayed in Korea, along with some others! 06:00 Some other factors that have made living in South Korea so enjoyable for all the hosts. 08:32 South Korea is the heart for traveling around Asia. 14:00 How things have changed for each of the hosts back in their home countries. 19:22 The Changwoner TOP 5: Things that were hard to adjust to when first moving to South Korea. 20:05 Adam gives his TOP 5 including making friends and becoming part of the community. 23:12 Bathrooms and toilets, Phil gives his TOP 5 list of difficult adjustments. 25:40 Big city life was tough for Scott, as he gives his TOP 5 list. 31:27 Scott, Adam, and Phil discuss and argue their top 5 lists to come up with a final TOP 5 things that were most difficult in moving to South Korea.   REMINDER:  If you have any questions for us, or questions regarding South Korea, please email us you questions now for an upcoming episode where we will be answering listeners questions. Send your questions to podcast@changwoner.com Direct Download:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/changwoner/ep56.mp3 K-PoD Website:  http://www.k-pod-cast.com Face Book:  https://www.facebook.com/changwoner/ Email:  podcast@changwoner.com This show is recorded at: CK (Chef's Kitchen), Changwon Face Book:  https://www.facebook.com/ckchangwon This show is produced by: The Changwoner Website:  http://www.changwoner.com Face Book:  https://www.facebook.com/changwoner/ Hosts Scott Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/scottphillipmcfarlane Email- scott@changwoner.com Adam Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/peewhenyapoo Email - adam@changwoner.com Phil Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/wayne.stanley.5680 Email - phillip@changwoner.com If you would like to be a guest on K-PoD, or have any questions for the show or regarding South Korea, or have something you'd like to promote, please contact us at podcast@changwoner.com

Apr 2017

50 min

Teaching English in South Korea and tips and tricks to help you along the way! This week, Adam, Scott and Phil dive into what it's like to teach English here in South Korea. All three will cover what English schools are looking for with their teachers, some of the weirdest things each have seen in the classroom, as well as their TIPS and TRICKS for managing their classes and keeping control! It's a podcast about teaching English in South Korea for this episode of K-PoD! Show Notes 03:05 We each give our thoughts on what we think English schools are looking for with teachers in 2017. 09:25 Some strange things with teachers from time to time in the classroom. 11:15 Class sizes, student ages, differences between public schools, private schools, adult students, and what we each prefer. 21:19 The testing systems for English here in Korea and what we think of them (TOEIC, TOELF,etc...). 28:48 The differences between male and female students and who is easier to teach. 31:00 We each talk about the strangest things we have seen in the classroom here in Korea. 36:24 TIPS AND TRICKS for helping to manage your classroom and controlling your students. 56:16 Some of our go to games and activities to use in your classroom.     REMINDER:  If you have any questions for us, or questions regarding South Korea, please email us you questions now for an upcoming episode where we will be answering listeners questions. Send your questions to podcast@changwoner.com Direct Download:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/changwoner/ep55.mp3 K-PoD Website:  http://www.k-pod-cast.com Face Book:  https://www.facebook.com/changwoner/ Email:  podcast@changwoner.com This show is recorded at: CK (Chef's Kitchen), Changwon Face Book:  https://www.facebook.com/ckchangwon This show is produced by: The Changwoner Website:  http://www.changwoner.com Face Book:  https://www.facebook.com/changwoner/ Hosts Scott Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/scottphillipmcfarlane Email- scott@changwoner.com Adam Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/peewhenyapoo Email - adam@changwoner.com Phil Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/wayne.stanley.5680 Email - phillip@changwoner.com If you would like to be a guest on K-PoD, or have any questions for the show or regarding South Korea, or have something you'd like to promote, please contact us at podcast@changwoner.com

Apr 2017

70 min

What's it like being a Korean/American in South Korea? Jaeyoon Hwang and Matt Chunger are both born in America but of Korean decent and now living here in South Korea. Both of them stop by the podcast to chat with Scott and Phil about growing up in the United States and moving to Korea to live and work. Matt and Jae will also talk about what's like being a Korean/American, both back in the States and here in South Korea. It's a podcast about being Korean/American with guest Jaeyoon Hwang and Matt Chunger for this episode of K-PoD! Show Notes 02:25 Jaeyoon and Matt talk about where she was born and raised, where their parents are originally from, and when they first visited South Korea! 08:05 Matt and Jae have been living here in Korea for a year and tell Scott and Phil about what they miss most about back home in America. 10:20 Even though both guests are born in America, both of them have family here and tell us their Korean speaking abilities. 13:00 Next we find out why both Jae and Matt decided to move to South Korea. 17:55 What have been some of the toughest transitions both guests have had with moving and living here in South Korea. 22:40 Here, we find out if Koreans think of our guests being Korean and making that mistake. 28:40 We start comparing Korean food from back home to here in South Korea plus some of our likes and dislikes. 31:41 Out of all the places in South Korea, both Jae and Matt tell us why they picked the Changwon area to live. 34:30 Did either of our guests find it hard getting jobs here teaching English with their Korean heritage? 42:50 Do either of you hang out with Koreans more here or foreigners....and what ages to you enjoy to teach more? 53:00 Finally, we find out Jae's and Matt's future plans and their futures in South Korea. REMINDER:  If you have any questions for us, or questions regarding South Korea, please email us you questions now for an upcoming episode where we will be answering listeners questions. Send your questions to podcast@changwoner.com Direct Download:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/changwoner/ep54.mp3 Guest's Contacts: Jaeyoon Hwang: Face book:  https://www.facebook.com/jaeyoon.hwang Matt Chunger (Mateo): Face book:  https://www.facebook.com/mattchunger K-PoD Website:  http://www.k-pod-cast.com Face Book:  https://www.facebook.com/changwoner/ Email:  podcast@changwoner.com This show is recorded at: CK (Chef's Kitchen), Changwon Face Book:  https://www.facebook.com/ckchangwon This show is produced by: The Changwoner Website:  http://www.changwoner.com Face Book:  https://www.facebook.com/changwoner/ Hosts Scott Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/scottphillipmcfarlane Email- scott@changwoner.com Adam Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/peewhenyapoo Email - adam@changwoner.com Phil Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/wayne.stanley.5680 Email - phillip@changwoner.com If you would like to be a guest on K-PoD, or have any questions for the show or regarding South Korea, or have something you'd like to promote, please contact us at podcast@changwoner.com

Apr 2017

68 min

It's the Cherry Blossom Festival in JinHae and Korean soups and stews to get you going! This coming week is the yearly Cherry Blossom Festival here in JinHae  (진해군항제)  and the Cherry trees around Korea are in full bloom!  Scott, Adam, and Phil sit down to talk about the festival in JinHae including what you can expect from it, the traffic and crowds, the best times to go, things to do at the festival, and the best places to see while you are there. This week we also have a new segment on the show called 'Phil It Up!'.  Phil will talk about his favorite thing in Korea!  Soups and Stews, also known as JiGae (찌개).  Phil lets you know his 5 bests soups and stews including Dongtae jjigae (동태찌개), Samgyetang (삼계탕), Seolleongtang (설렁탕), and more!  Then everyone gets together to give their favorite stews and some of the best places to find them! It's a podcast of cherry blossoms, soups, and stews for this episode of K-PoD! Show Notes 02:15 The Cherry Blossom Festival in JinHae starts this coming week and Scott starts off with his experiences with the festival. 06:05 Adam talks about his time at the festival last year, Scott brings up school field trips to see the Cherry Blossoms, and Phil tells us what it's like living in JinHae at this time of year.. 10:00 Phil tells us about his first Cherry Blossom Festival, fireworks, and a prank he pulled on his family regarding the festival. 16:15 Everyone talks about some other things you can do at the Cherry Blossom Festival other than looking at the cherry trees. 26:15 Phil brings us 'Phil It Up!' where he tells us about his favorite soups and stews, also known as JiGae (찌개). 30:12 Scott and Adam join in to talk about their favorite soups and stews, as well as the best restaurants and places to get them.   Phil recorded the fireworks that kick off the Cherry Blossom Festival in Jinhae from his place. [video width="400" height="224" mp4="http://podcast.changwoner.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/17682871_290177088082572_5401406482686148608_n.mp4"][/video] If you have any questions for us, or questions regarding South Korea, please email us you questions now for an upcoming episode where we will be answering listeners questions. Send your questions to podcast@changwoner.com Direct Download:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/changwoner/ep53.mp3 Contact and Show Links: JinHae Cherry Blossom Festival http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/ATR/SI_EN_3_6.jsp?cid=1630721 K-PoD Website:  http://www.k-pod-cast.com Face Book:  https://www.facebook.com/changwoner/ Email:  podcast@changwoner.com This show is recorded at: CK (Chef's Kitchen), Changwon Face Book:  https://www.facebook.com/ckchangwon This show is produced by: The Changwoner Website:  http://www.changwoner.com Face Book:  https://www.facebook.com/changwoner/ Hosts Scott Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/scottphillipmcfarlane Email- scott@changwoner.com Adam Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/peewhenyapoo Email - adam@changwoner.com Phil Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/wayne.stanley.5680 Email - phillip@changwoner.com If you would like to be a guest on K-PoD, or have any questions for the show or regarding South Korea, or have something you'd like to promote, please contact us at podcast@changwoner.com

Mar 2017

42 min

A look back at the guests we have had on the podcast this past month! In this week's episode, we look back at the past month of the podcast as well as the guests we had on the show.  Ben Hearn tells us about his drink of choice and the drinking culture here in South Korea.  Rebekah Calhoun talks about using TINDER here in Korea as well as foot fetishes.  Ryan Heywood chats about dating in Korea compared to in England.  And Michael Varkovetski tells us about his time in India and how it lead to him coming to South Korea.   It's the best of the month on this week's K-PoD!  Show Notes 02:20 Ben Hearn tells us about his drink of choice and the drinking culture here in South Korea. 12:44 Rebekah Calhoun talks about using TINDER here in Korea as well as foot fetishes. 19:31 Ryan Heywood chats about dating in Korea compared to in England. 26:01 Michael Varkovetski tells us about his time in India and how it lead to him coming to South Korea.   Direct Download:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/changwoner/ep52.mp3 Contact and Show Links: Ben Hearn Ep 29: Keeping It Healthy in South Korea with Ben Hearn http://www.k-pod-cast.com/episodes/29/ Ep 48:  Diet, Food Access, and Changes In Korea http://www.k-pod-castr.com/episodes/episode-48-diet-food-changes-korea/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ben.hearn.52 Rebekah Calhoun Ep 49: Tinder, Dating, and Foot Fetishes In Korea http://www.k-pod-cast.com/episodes/episode-49-tinder-foot-fetish-korea/ Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100008920868071 Ryan Heywood Ep 50:  Online Poker, First Dates, and Drinking In Korea http://www.k-pod-cast.com/episodes/episode-50-online-poker-first-dates/ Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/ryan.heywood.50 Michael Varkovetski Ep 51: Motorcycles, Russia, Canada, And Korea http://podcast.changwoner.com/episodes/episode-51-russia-canada-korea/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mike.varkovetski K-PoD Website: http://www.k-pod-cast.com Face Book:  https://www.facebook.com/changwoner/ Email:  podcast@changwoner.com This show is recorded at: CK (Chef's Kitchen), Changwon Face Book:  https://www.facebook.com/ckchangwon This show is produced by: The Changwoner Website:  http://www.changwoner.com Face Book:  https://www.facebook.com/changwoner/ Hosts Scott Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/scottphillipmcfarlane Email- scott@changwoner.com Adam Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/peewhenyapoo Email - adam@changwoner.com Phil Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/wayne.stanley.5680 Email - phillip@changwoner.com If you would like to be a guest on K-PoD, or have any questions for the show or regarding South Korea, or have something you'd like to promote, please contact us at podcast@changwoner.com

Mar 2017

33 min

From Russia, to Canada, to Korea, and everything in between! Michael Varkovetski is originally from Moscow Russia and moved to Canada at a young age. He joins the podcast this week to talk about his life in Russia, the transition in moving to Canada and why he can't go back to Russia now. Michael also explains how he ended up in South Korea, including this area of Korea, and how Korea has changed his life. Michael is also into motorcycles and explains how he first got on a motorcycle and owning a motorcycle here in Korea! It's a podcast that goes all around the world and ends in Korea with guest Michael Varkovetski for this episode of K-PoD! Show Notes 02:00 Michael explains his unusual name. 03:02 Born in Russia, Michael explains where he is from as well as his parents, and how they ended up in Canada. 06:20 Next, Michael tells us why he can't return to Russia. 08:00 Michael gives his views and family views on Vladimir Putin. 11:40 Michael gives us his experiences with Korea, when he arrived, and why he first came here. 17:50 Traveling to India, living in the jungle, and how Michael got into motorcycles. 20:10 The reason why Michael ended up in the Changwon area. 23:54 Public sauna rooms and pubic hair? 27:45 Motorcycles, riding, and more on how Michael got on the seat of a bike in India and continues to ride in Korea. 38:48 Traveling around Asia and Japan since coming to South Korea. 48:05 Michael gives us his future plans and what he is going to be doing next. Direct Download:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/changwoner/ep51Final.mp3 Contact Michael Varkovetski: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mike.varkovetski K-PoD Website:  http://www,k-pod-cast.com Face Book:  https://www.facebook.com/changwoner/ Email:  podcast@changwoner.com This show is recorded at: CK (Chef's Kitchen), Changwon Face Book:  https://www.facebook.com/ckchangwon This show is produced by: The Changwoner Website:  http://www.changwoner.com Face Book:  https://www.facebook.com/changwoner/ Hosts Scott Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/scottphillipmcfarlane Email- scott@changwoner.com Adam Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/peewhenyapoo Email - adam@changwoner.com Phil Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/wayne.stanley.5680 Email - phillip@changwoner.com If you would like to be a guest on K-PoD, or have any questions for the show or regarding South Korea, or have something you'd like to promote, please contact us at podcast@changwoner.com

Mar 2017

55 min

First dates, couple shirts, drinking, poker and possibilities of marriage in Korea! Ryan Heywood is from England and has spent the past four years here in South Korea in the Changwon area.  He joins the podcast this week to talk about the differences between living in JinHae and Changwon and what he likes about both cities.  Ryan also talks about playing online poker and if you could make a living doing that.  Ryan then gets into dating in Korea including the best lines to strike up a conversation with women in Korea and the best places for a first date.  Everyone on the panel gives their thoughts on marriage and we find out what Ryan's future plans are regarding living and work here in South Korea. It's a podcast of first dates in Korea with guest Ryan Heywood for this episode of K-PoD! Show Notes 02:02 Ryan talks about his original hometown in England and when he first came to South Korea including where he lived. 05:10 After living in both Changwon and JinHae, Ryan shares his experiences with living in both cities. 06:39 Watching a meteor shower from a mountain in South Korea. 08:50 Why Ryan left Korea his first time and what he did back home before returning. 09:45 Traveling around Asia and Ryan's best places he has visited.. 12:20 What Ryan would be doing if he wasn't in Korea, personal training and online poker. 16:15 Hitting the clubs and a night out in South Korea. 19:18 Everyone talks about their favorite drinks and Ryan introduces his special drink to everyone. 25:45 First dates and Ryan's experiences with dating in Korea. 40:30 Settling down and getting married in Korea and everyone's thoughts on the subject. 43:23 The future plans for Ryan and what he is going to do next. Direct Download:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/changwoner/ep50.mp3 Contact Ryan Heywood: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ryan.heywood.50 K-PoD Website:  http://www.k-pod-cast.com Face Book:  https://www.facebook.com/changwoner/ Email:  podcast@changwoner.com This show is recorded at: CK (Chef's Kitchen), Changwon Face Book:  https://www.facebook.com/ckchangwon This show is produced by: The Changwoner Website:  http://www.changwoner.com Face Book:  https://www.facebook.com/changwoner/ Hosts Scott Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/scottphillipmcfarlane Email- scott@changwoner.com Adam Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/peewhenyapoo Email - adam@changwoner.com Phil Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/wayne.stanley.5680 Email - phillip@changwoner.com If you would like to be a guest on K-PoD, or have any questions for the show or regarding South Korea, or have something you'd like to promote, please contact us at podcast@changwoner.com

Mar 2017

47 min

Tinder, other apps, dating and foot fetishes in Korea! Rebekah Calhoun is coming to the end of her first year of teaching in South Korea.  From Buffalo NY, she stops by the podcast to talk about living in a more rural area in South Korea.  Next, she talks about some of her travels she went on during her year spent in Korea.   After that, Rebekah also talks about using the app 'TINDER' in Korea. Also, both Adam and Rebekah explain what TINDER is and why you would use it.  Rebekah also joins the panel to chat about dating in Korea, foot fetishes, and kinks.  Lastly, we hear about her future plans and her final thoughts on her year in South Korea. It's a podcast of fetishes, dating, and Tinder in Korea for this episode of K-PoD! Show Notes 02:12 First, Rebekah talks about her hometown Buffalo NY and why she came to South Korea. 04:20 Next, we get 'The turtle on the roof story' and Rebekah's travels to Vietnam and Japan. 06:25 Also, Adam and Rebekah both talk about TINDER and using it in Korea. 08:30 Another experience using TINDER in Korea and people into FOOT FETISHES. 12:30 Therefore, some kinks that everyone has and being a woman on TINDER. 14:05 Hence, the ideal first TINDER date and what you should expect from it. 16:10 While living in a more rural area of South Korea, Rebekah gives her overall experience in South Korea. 18:18 In addition, Co-teachers and co-workers in Korea. 21:50 Another great story, 'Korea #1, Canada #2'. 22:57 As a result of living in Korea, she got a gold tooth and why she got it done here. 25:25 Finally, the future plans for Rebekah and what she is going to do next. Direct Download:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/changwoner/ep48.mp3 Contact Rebekah Calhoun: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100008920868071 K-PoD Website:  http://www.k-pod-cast.com Face Book:  https://www.facebook.com/changwoner/ Email:  podcast@changwoner.com This show is recorded at: CK (Chef's Kitchen), Changwon Face Book:  https://www.facebook.com/ckchangwon This show is produced by: The Changwoner Website:  http://www.changwoner.com Face Book:  https://www.facebook.com/changwoner/ Hosts Scott Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/scottphillipmcfarlane Email- scott@changwoner.com Adam Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/peewhenyapoo Email - adam@changwoner.com Phil Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/wayne.stanley.5680 Email - phillip@changwoner.com If you would like to be a guest on K-PoD, or have any questions for the show or regarding South Korea, or have something you'd like to promote, please contact us at podcast@changwoner.com

Feb 2017

31 min

  Being in Korea for so long, we've all seen a lot of changes in the county! Ben Hearn returns to the podcast to join Scott and Phil to talk about some of the changes they have all seen over their years of living and working in South Korea. This is not the first time Ben has spent a year in Korea and he plans on staying another.  He is someone who lives with diabetes and takes his heath seriously.  He will discuss food access and where some great places for finding certain food items are in Korea, and everyone gets into their drinks of choice for a night out in Changwon City, South Korea. It's a podcast of changes, diet, and food access in Korea for this episode of K-PoD! Show Notes 02:30 What made Ben decide to come back to South Korea? 06:32 All the panel have been in Korea for a long time so they talk about the changes in Korea from today and when they first arrived in the country. 25:15 Food access in South Korea and where some of the best places are to find certain food items, as well as some key Korean phrases to know when shopping for food. 42:00 The variety of food and diet you can have while living in Korea and how to stay healthy. 50:00 The Changwon Clothes Swap happening this coming Saturday in Changwon at Next Bar. Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/398609280485250/ 51:08 Phil brings up his drink of choice when out on a night in Korea and everyone talks about their choice of poison and the effects it has on them. 1:11:01 Ben is always carrying around a backpack and talks about why and what he always has on him in his backpack. Direct Download:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/changwoner/ep48.mp3 Contact Ben Hearn: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ben.hearn.52 The Changwon Clothes Swap Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/398609280485250/ Contact:  Eunice Njagi - https://www.facebook.com/enjagi [caption id="attachment_752" align="alignnone" width="573"] Changwon Clothes Swap[/caption] 360 Degree Preview of this episode: [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLMa1RegLME[/embed] K-PoD Website:  http://www.k-pod-cast.com Face Book:  https://www.facebook.com/changwoner/ Email:  podcast@changwoner.com This show is recorded at: CK (Chef's Kitchen), Changwon Face Book:  https://www.facebook.com/ckchangwon This show is produced by: The Changwoner Website:  http://www.changwoner.com Face Book:  https://www.facebook.com/changwoner/ Hosts Scott Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/scottphillipmcfarlane Email- scott@changwoner.com Adam Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/peewhenyapoo Email - adam@changwoner.com Phil Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/wayne.stanley.5680 Email - phillip@changwoner.com If you would like to be a guest on K-PoD, or have any questions for the show or regarding South Korea, or have something you'd like to promote, please contact us at podcast@changwoner.com

Feb 2017

84 min

Things to do, places to see, and the most important things to bring with you to South Korea! What are some of things to do while in South Korea?  What are some of the best places to see in South Korea?  What are some things you should bring with you to South Korea? These are the topics Scott, Adam, and Phil discuss on this week's episode of K-PoD. Bath houses, sporting events, hiking, screen game rooms, JeJu Island, Andong, the DMZ, The K-PoD Top 5 things you would want to bring with you to South Korea, and MORE! Tune in to this episode to find out more about living and working right here in South Korea! Show Notes 01:38 Some cool things to do while in South Korea. 02:00 Adam suggests that a true Korean experience is visiting a Korean spa and everyone talks about their own experiences at Korean  bath houses. 05:20 Phil recommends some Korean barbeque meat (samgipsal) and why starting off the night with some good bbq and friends is always a good kicking off point. 06:05 Scott brings up screen golf as something to do in Korea and everyone gets into the other types of game rooms here including screen baseball and screen shooting. 08:05 Phil suggests checking out the local basketball team and watching some of the professional sport teams in your area in South Korea. 09:35 Scott talks about hiking in Korea and trying to get some of the great outdoors in South Korea. 11:05 Checking out Buddhist temples throughout Korea and Phil counters with singing rooms (Norae Bangs) and how much fun they are. 12:30 Scott brings it back to the outdoors and spending some time at a pension in Korea or as known in the West as a cabin or cottage. 13:18 Everyone on the panel gets into places they would recommend seeing while in South Korea, starting with Adam and talking about NamHae and KoJae Islands including a POW camp from the Korean War. 14:13 Phil talks about and recommends JeJu Do (Island). 17:15 Adam brings up the fish market in Busan as a place to check out and Scott brings up why he stays away from that place. 18:28 Phil recommends his hometown in Korea, JinHae and the Cherry Blossom Festival there every year plus other things to do in JinHae. 20:00 Scott brings up Itaewon, Seoul for some shopping and food and the DMZ (The De-militarized Zone), the border between North and South Korea. 22:54 It's K-PoD Top 5: The panel give their lists of their top 5 things they would recommend bringing with you to South Korea and then argue their lists to come up with a final TOP 5 things to bring with you to South Korea. Direct Download:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/changwoner/ep47.mp3 [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhm_aRlVNnA[/embed] K-PoD Website:  http://www.k-pod-cast.com Face Book:  https://www.facebook.com/changwoner/ Email:  podcast@changwoner.com This show is recorded at: CK (Chef's Kitchen), Changwon Face Book:  https://www.facebook.com/ckchangwon This show is produced by: The Changwoner Website:  http://www.changwoner.com Face Book:  https://www.facebook.com/changwoner/ Hosts Scott Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/scottphillipmcfarlane Email- scott@changwoner.com Adam Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/peewhenyapoo Email - adam@changwoner.com Phil Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/wayne.stanley.5680 Email - phillip@changwoner.com If you would like to be a guest on K-PoD, or have any questions for the show or regarding South Korea, or have something you'd like to promote, please contact us at podcast@changwoner.com

Feb 2017

44 min

  Snowboarding in South Korea and Japan are both GREAT! Paul Roberts returns to the podcast as a guest to talk about snowboarding throughout Korea and Japan and the differences between both places.  The panel also talk about their experiences with traveling to Japan, monkey bars, Sumo Wrestling, watching the UFC in Korea VS watching it in Japan, and Korea's own Road To FC.  Finally everyone gets into some of the craziest food they have tried in both countries as well as some strange pets they have had.  From ducks, pigs, and monkeys, plus how pets can see things that maybe we can't see ourselves! It's a podcast of snowbaording in Korea and Japan for this episode of K-PoD! Show Notes 02:42 How has snowboarding been this winter? 04:00 Snowboarding in South Korea. 05:14 If you're into snowboarding, visit Japan. 06:20 The dangers of snowboarding in deep powder. 08:35 Watching out for tree-wells. 11:40 Adam's visit to a monkey bar in Japan. 12:50 Paul's favorite theme restaurant in Tokyo Japan. 15:05 Watching the UFC live in Japan and in South Korea. 18:20 The Road FC in South Korea. 19:30 Sumo wrestling in Japan. 23:50 The craziest food we tried in Asia. 28:30 Phil's pet pig and pet ducks growing up. 33:04 Pets seeing things that we can't see.     Direct Download:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/changwoner/ep46.mp3 Contact Paul Roberts: Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=642570563 [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mij5jO_Q6Yg[/embed] The FULL Video of this PODCAST: [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2h5ZOgh-GA[/embed] K-PoD Website:  http://www.k-pod-cast.com Face Book:  https://www.facebook.com/changwoner/ Email:  podcast@changwoner.com This show is recorded at: CK (Chef's Kitchen), Changwon Face Book:  https://www.facebook.com/ckchangwon This show is produced by: The Changwoner Website:  http://www.changwoner.com Face Book:  https://www.facebook.com/changwoner/ Hosts Scott Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/scottphillipmcfarlane Email- scott@changwoner.com Adam Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/peewhenyapoo Email - adam@changwoner.com Phil Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/wayne.stanley.5680 Email - phillip@changwoner.com If you would like to be a guest on K-PoD, or have any questions for the show or regarding South Korea, or have something you'd like to promote, please contact us at podcast@changwoner.com

Feb 2017

38 min

Our first day in South Korea, our first try of Korean food, our first day teaching English, and more! A new season of the podcast begins with two new hosts on the show, Adam and Phil.  Both Adam and Phil talk with Scott about some of their first experiences here in Korea.  First of all, everyone who has been to South Korea has had many good and bad first experiences.  This hosts talk about many first things including their first night here, first Korean meal, and first impressions of South Korea.  Finally, they will talk about their first day of teaching English. It's a podcast of firsts for this episode of K-PoD! Show Notes 02:14 Where Phil is originally from. 03:38 A little about Adam. 05:05 Why did Phil choose to move to JinHae, South Korea? 06:15 Adam's reasons to move to Changwon City, South Korea. 09:05 What is it about JinHae that Phil likes? 10:30 Getting your driver's license in Korea and a disagreement about owning a car in Korea. 15:10 We start with Phil's first place he stayed when he arrived in South Korea. 17:02 Next is Adam and where he spent his first night in Korea. 18:30 Lastly, Scott talks about where he stayed his first night and how it was different from the others. 22:20 Phil's first impression of South Korea. 23:45 Adam's first impression of South Korea. 25:04 Scott's first impression of South Korea. 26:03 Learning the Korean language. 26:55 Everyone's first Korean meal after arriving to South Korea. 30:08 First day of teaching English and your first day of teaching in the classroom in South Korea. Direct Download:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/changwoner/ep45.mp3 [gallery link="file" size="medium" ids="714,715,716"]   [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWxc39ZbOj4[/embed] K-PoD Website:  http://www.k-pod-cast.com Face Book:  https://www.facebook.com/changwoner/ Email:  podcast@changwoner.com This show is recorded at: CK (Chef's Kitchen), Changwon Face Book:  https://www.facebook.com/ckchangwon This show is produced by: The Changwoner Website:  http://www.changwoner.com Face Book:  https://www.facebook.com/changwoner/ Hosts Scott Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/scottphillipmcfarlane Email- scott@changwoner.com Adam Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/peewhenyapoo Email - adam@changwoner.com Phil Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/wayne.stanley.5680 Email - phillip@changwoner.com If you would like to be a guest on K-PoD, or have any questions for the show or regarding South Korea, or have something you'd like to promote, please contact us at podcast@changwoner.com

Jan 2017

39 min

Scott and Dee talk about some issues currently effecting South Korea including the South Korean president, Park Geun-hye, South Korea becoming a cashless society, how Trump becoming the US president will effect the number of foreign teachers here in South Korea, the Train To Busan English remake, and more! Show Notes 1:15 - The 2016 Changwoner Christmas Toy Drive. 11:28  -Park Geun-hye and the South Korea president. 29:18  - Will Trump becoming the US president, will there be an increase in the                     number of foreign teachers in South Korea? 34:51  - South Korea becoming a cashless society. 39:50 - Train To Busan getting an English remake. 44:53 - What's going on in Changwon this coming week. Contact Information The Changwoner Podcast Face book - https://www.facebook.com/changwoner/ Website - http://www.changwoner.com/recentpodcasts Contact Scott - scott@changwoner.com Contact Dee - dee@changwoner.com If you would like to be a guest or have any questions or comments, please contact us at podcast@changwoner.com Our location in The Chef's Kitchen Changwon FB - https://www.facebook.com/ckchangwon/ http://www.ckchangwon.com Thanks for listening and tune in  for our next episode.  

Dec 2016

51 min

No English, a band from GimHae stop by on this episode of the podcast to chat with Scott on an upcoming live gig they have here in Changwon City, at Next Bar on December 10th, 2016.  Band members Ben Getkin, Jose Lopez, and Quintin Young talk with Scott about living in South Korea, their music, musical influences, and much more! The band also performed a few live songs for the podcast so we hope you tune in and listen to this week's guests No English! Song Notes: 09:00 -  Barriers 25:25 - Evangelist 37:25 - Screens 53:15 - The First Conviction Contact Information No English band members: Ben Getkin on  Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=6813158 Jose  Lopez  on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/jflstudio Quintin Young on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/quintin.young.52 Quintin's website: http://www.quintinyoungmusic.com/ Quintin's youTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkLOEg4sYyffCwt2MgcqOiw/featured Jose's photography site: http://jflstudio.zenfolio.com/ Ben on SoundCloud : https://soundcloud.com/bgetkinhttps://soundcloud.com/bgetkin The Changwoner Podcast Face book - https://www.facebook.com/changwoner/ Website - http://www.changwoner.com/recentpodcasts Contact Scott - scott@changwoner.com Contact Dee - dee@changwoner.com If you would like to be a guest or have any questions or comments, please contact us at podcast@changwoner.com Our location in The Chef's Kitchen Changwon FB - https://www.facebook.com/ckchangwon/ Thanks for listening and tune in next week for our next episode.

Nov 2016

57 min

This is the pilot episode for the new podcast from Adam Maxwell Kent called 'What Might Have Been...' and is brought to you by The Changwoner.  In this episode, Adam is joined by guests Dee and Scott to talk about their favourite Korean movies, The Busan Film Festival,  Halloween movies, and finally about the movie  'I Am Legend'.  They will discuss the different endings of 'I Am Legend' as well as their own thoughts on how the movie should have ended and 'What Might Have Been...' if the movie had ended differently. Contact Information Host:   Adam Kent  (Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/peewhenyapoo  ) The Changwoner Face book - https://www.facebook.com/changwoner/ Website - http://www.changwoner.com/recentpodcasts Contact Scott - scott@changwoner.com Contact Dee - dee@changwoner.com If you would like to be a guest and any of our podcasts, or have any questions or comments, please contact us at podcast@changwoner.com Our location in The Chef's Kitchen Changwon FB - https://www.facebook.com/ckchangwon/ Thanks for listening and tune in next time for the 'What Might Have Been. . .' podcast with Adam Maxwell Kent.   #movies #IAMLEGEND #podcast #changwon #korea #Changwoner

Oct 2016

48 min

In this episode of The Changwoner Podcast, special guest Adam Kent sits down with Scott and Dee to talk about his recent trips to Dokdo, and Island that both South Korea and Japan claim as their own.  Adam also talks about the reasons for his visit to Dokdo and his recent trip to Japan where he heard the other side to  the question, ' Who does Dokdo belong to?' For some more information on Dokdo: http://www.dokdo-takeshima.com/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liancourt_Rocks https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liancourt_Rocks_dispute Contact Information Adam Kent on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/peewhenyapoo The Changwoner Podcast Face book - https://www.facebook.com/changwoner/ Website - http://www.changwoner.com/recentpodcasts Contact Scott - scott@changwoner.com Contact Dee - dee@changwoner.com If you would like to be a guest or have any questions or comments, please contact us at podcast@changwoner.com Our location in The Chef's Kitchen Changwon FB - https://www.facebook.com/ckchangwon/ Thanks for listening and tune in next week for our next episode. #changwon #changwoner #korea  #southkorea  #dokdo #창원  #독도

Oct 2016

43 min

It was comedy night in Changwon!  The comics from Busan's Ha-Ha Hole came down to perform their stand-up here in Changwon City, at Next Bar.  It was a great show and all the comics stopped by The Changwoner afterwards to join us on this week's podcast. Tune in to hear Scott and Dee chat with David, John M, Nick, Natalie, John D, Rob, and Kelvin, all from Busan's Ha-Ha Hole. Contact Information The HA-HA Hole on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/106303542769933/ You can find all the comics on the show at this Facebook group as well as their names on the flyer. HQ Bar in Busan - https://www.facebook.com/hq.bar.5/ The Changwoner Podcast Face book - https://www.facebook.com/changwoner/ Website - http://www.changwoner.com/recentpodcasts Contact Scott - scott@changwoner.com Contact Dee - dee@changwoner.com If you would like to be a guest or have any questions or comments, please contact us at podcast@changwoner.com Our location in The Chef's Kitchen Changwon FB - https://www.facebook.com/ckchangwon/ Thanks for listening and tune in next week for our next episode.

Oct 2016

68 min

This week, Scott and Dee talk about the weather you can expect if you are coming to South Korea, the seasons, and some of the current events happening this past week including Monday's earthquake.  Scott and Dee will also talk about this coming Saturday's Changwoner Global Cultural Market and some of the things you can find at this month's market. Show Notes 1:10 - A big earthquake across Korea. 2:35  - Typhoon hitting China. 3:20  - More on the earthquake and shaking it up! 13:05  - The weather in South Korea. 23:30 - Strange bathroom practices in Korea. 38:35 - The Changwoner Global Cultural Market 40:00 - Products you'll find at the market this weekend. Contact Information The Changwoner Podcast Face book - https://www.facebook.com/changwoner/ Website - http://www.changwoner.com/recentpodcasts Contact Scott - scott@changwoner.com Contact Dee - dee@changwoner.com If you would like to be a guest or have any questions or comments, please contact us at podcast@changwoner.com Our location in The Chef's Kitchen Changwon https://www.facebook.com/ckchangwon/ Thanks for listening and tune in next week for our next episode.

Sep 2016

48 min

Korea can be a place to allow you the time and resources for the creative writing process.  This week,  guest and author Brendan Thompson sits down with Scott and Dee to discuss his life in Korea, books, his methods towards writing, and more!   Tune in and listen to this week's episode to find out more with our special guest Brendan Thompson. Show Notes 1:59 - Life in the military and being a translator. 7:50  - The transition to Korea. 13:00  - Future plans after Korea. 18:13  - Writing and being an author in South Korea. 20:00 - Brendan's writing methods. 30:00 - Finding a publisher. 50:00 - Using social media to get your books noticed. 51:00   - Ink Shares and where to find Brendan's books. 1:10:00 - Living in JinHae and why. Contact Information Brendan Thompson  on FB - https://www.facebook.com/brendan.thompson.58323 For more information on Brendan's books, please visit here and show him your support: https://www.inkshares.com/books/dragonford-the-long-highway The Changwoner Podcast Face book - https://www.facebook.com/changwoner/ Website - http://www.changwoner.com/recentpodcasts Contact Scott - scott@changwoner.com Contact Dee - dee@changwoner.com If you would like to be a guest or have any questions or comments, please contact us at podcast@changwoner.com Our location in The Chef's Kitchen Changwon FB - https://www.facebook.com/ckchangwon/ Thanks for listening and tune in next week for our next episode.

Sep 2016

80 min

Mandi Beckwith has just recently moved cities.  She use to live in Changwon City but made the move to Seoul a few months back.  Mandi sits down at the Changwoner with Scott and Dee to discuss the transition of moving to a big city, some of the biggest differences between the two cities, and more!  Tune in and listen to this week's episode with guest Mandi Beckwith! Show Notes 4:45  - Where did Mandi grow up? 5:35  - When and why Mandi came to Korea. 8:15 - The bombing in Thailand. 12:50   - What makes a dysfunctional family? 13:30 - Living on the farm. 18:10 - What's it like living in Seoul, Korea? 28:15 - Why did Mandi first move to Changwon City, Korea? 37:15 - Our trip to the Bitnoori Orphanage. 48:42  - Being scared of the ocean. 55:15 - What does Mandi like about Changwon City? Contact Information Mandi Beckwith  on FB - https://www.facebook.com/mandi.beckwith The Changwoner Podcast Face book - https://www.facebook.com/changwoner/ Website - http://www.changwoner.com/recentpodcasts Contact Scott - scott@changwoner.com Contact Dee - dee@changwoner.com If you would like to be a guest or have any questions or comments, please contact us at podcast@changwoner.com Our location in The Chef's Kitchen Changwon FB - https://www.facebook.com/ckchangwon/ Thanks for listening and tune in next week for our next episode.

Aug 2016

66 min

This week, Chris Kelly returns to The Changwoner Podcast to sit down with Scott and Dee and talk about his Korean Studies at Changwon University, completing his course, some movie talk, conspiracies, and his future plans.  Tune in and listen to this week's episode to find out more on the process of learning Korean with guest Chris Kelly! Show Notes 1:45 - What's been going on with Chris Kelly? 2:00  - Studying Korean at Changwon University. 11:30  - Teaching at an international school. 18:13  - Remo Williams 25:50 - Some DC talk. 32:10 - The trailer for Sausage Party. 42:40 - Using Korean in the classroom. 45:20   - Worst experiences in the classroom. 53:30 - Being a half Korean or International student in Korea. 59:00 - Chris Kelly's future plans. 1:02:00 - The Rio Olympics and conspiracies. Contact Information Chris Kelly  on FB - https://www.facebook.com/chriskellyjr The Changwoner Podcast Face book - https://www.facebook.com/changwoner/ Website - http://www.changwoner.com/recentpodcasts Contact Scott - scott@changwoner.com Contact Dee - dee@changwoner.com If you would like to be a guest or have any questions or comments, please contact us at podcast@changwoner.com Our location in The Chef's Kitchen Changwon FB - https://www.facebook.com/ckchangwon/ Thanks for listening and tune in next week for our next episode.

Aug 2016

79 min

This week Terra Hanks returns to the podcast with Blake Hirtz to talk about their world travel the past year and their return to Korea.  Both decided to return to Daegu, South Korea.  Find out why and how things are different between living in Daegu and Changwon. Tune in to this week's special guests Blake Hritz and Terra Hanks. Show Notes 1:41 - A Korean downs 7 bottles of soju in one sitting! 7:20  - Leaving Korea a year ago to return to the States. 10:21 - Dee's new student who fell 4 stories from a building. 15:00  - Visiting Virginia. 17:30  - A stop-over in Istanbul. 20:53 - Moving and living in Thailand. 28:45 - Blake and Terra's  first time in Korea. 36:50 - Was your plan to stay in the States? 41:40   - Possibly working in China. 49:00 - Working in an English Village and with a large staff. 59:00 - The Coming Winter Olympics in Korea and the 2002 World Cup. 1:11:00 - The Presidential Race in the USA. Contact Information Blake Hritz  on FB - https://www.facebook.com/blake.hritz Terra Hanks  on FB - https://www.facebook.com/terra.hanks.5 The Changwoner Podcast Face book - https://www.facebook.com/changwoner/ Website - http://www.changwoner.com/recentpodcasts Contact Scott - scott@changwoner.com Contact Dee - dee@changwoner.com If you would like to be a guest or have any questions or comments, please contact us at podcast@changwoner.com Our location in The Chef's Kitchen Changwon FB - https://www.facebook.com/ckchangwon/ Thanks for listening and tune in next week for our next episode.

Jul 2016

84 min

This week's podcast brings a blast from the past with special guest Jason Brabson.  He joins Scott and Dee via Skype all the way from Colorado, USA.  Jason lived in Changwon City, South Korea for many years, started a family here, and recently moved his family back to the US to start a new chapter in their lives.  Tune in and find out how they are doing back in the USA , how the transition was, and much more with special guest Jason Brabson. Show Notes 1:40 - Where is Big J now? 2:30 - Big changes with Jason. 4:00 - Working at Kia Motors selling cars. 5:50 - Mobility Driver for Yellow Cab. 7:53  - Going into his own business. 19:25 - Biggest differences on returning to the States since leaving there. 21:40 - Playing sports in the States. 25:20 - When did you first come to Korea. 29:30   - Being less frustrated. 38:00 - One thing he misses about Korea. 48:00 - Cars. 51:00 - Email questions from the listeners. Contact Information Jason Brabson on FB - https://www.facebook.com/jason.brabson.9 The Changwoner Podcast Face book - https://www.facebook.com/changwoner/ Website - http://www.changwoner.com/recentpodcasts Contact Scott - scott@changwoner.com Contact Dee - dee@changwoner.com If you would like to be a guest or have any questions or comments, please contact us at podcast@changwoner.com Our location in The Chef's Kitchen Changwon FB - https://www.facebook.com/ckchangwon/ Thanks for listening and tune in next week for our next episode.

Jul 2016

71 min

This week James McKeon and Mina Chang sit down at the Changwoner table to chat about the recent gun violence in the US, gun control, the 2nd Amendment, living in Daegu, living in Masan, and more! Tune in, enjoy, and listen to this week's Changwoner Podcast with special guests James McKeon and Mina Chang. Show Notes 2:20 - Psy and Gangnam Style. 8:44 - The Ddongchim online video game.  (http://www.mikewang.org/dongchim.htm) 10:30 - Where each guest is from. 11:20 - Movies filmed in Boston. 17:55  - The Joker. 23:00 - Accidental deaths on movie sets. 24:50 - The 27 Club. 27:40 - Recent event of the police shootings in the USA. 28:50  - Guns or the people holding them are the problem. 31:30 - Shoot out in Philadelphia. 35:20 - The Right To Bear Arms. 38:00 - More gun talk. 46:50 - Guns in Korea. 57:30 - The Changwoner website. 59:20 - Weapons for hunting. 1:00:20-  Wrestling, the WWE and WWF. 1:09:00 - The Rock and all of his upcoming movies. 1:19:30 - Why did James come to Korea. Contact Information James McKeon on FB - https://www.facebook.com/jamesharrymckeon Mina Chang on FB - https://www.facebook.com/mina.jang.104 The Changwoner Podcast Face book - https://www.facebook.com/changwoner/ Website - http://www.changwoner.com/recentpodcasts Contact Scott - scott@changwoner.com Contact Dee - dee@changwoner.com If you would like to be a guest or have any questions or comments, please contact us at podcast@changwoner.com Our location in The Chef's Kitchen Changwon FB - https://www.facebook.com/ckchangwon/ Thanks for listening and tune in next week for our next episode.

Jul 2016

82 min

Brian Michalko sits down at the table with Scott and Dee to chat about horror movies, a new horror experience in Busan, music, and more! Tune in, enjoy, and listen to this week's Changwoner Podcast with special guest Brian Michalko. Show Notes 2:30 - Growing up in Utah. 3:10 - Just started drinking. 4:20 - Older movies in the theater. 7:10 - Arriving on Halloween to Korea. 7:53  - Future plans. 8:40 - Sundance Film Festival. 9:40 - Animals in captivity. 26:00 - The Walking Dead. 39:00  - Video game adaptations to movies. 42:35 - The Changwoner website. 44:00 - Latest horror movies and short films. 52:50-  Fan casting and James Bond. 1:13:00 - Old school slasher movies. 1:36:00 - Pee Wee Herman. 1:54:00 - Mystery Escape Room in Busan. Contact Information Brian Michalko on FB - https://www.facebook.com/brian.michalko The Changwoner Podcast Face book - https://www.facebook.com/changwoner/ Website - http://www.changwoner.com/recentpodcasts Contact Scott - scott@changwoner.com Contact Dee - dee@changwoner.com If you would like to be a guest or have any questions or comments, please contact us at podcast@changwoner.com Our new location in The Chef's Kitchen Changwon FB - https://www.facebook.com/ckchangwon/ Thanks for listening and tune in next week for our next episode.

Jul 2016

124 min

Andrew Collins and Andrea Stirling return to the Podcast to chat with Scott and Dee about how life is after living in South Korea for a year, future plans, TV shows, Movies, Super Heroes and more! Tune in, enjoy, and listen to this week's Changwoner Podcast with special guests Andrew Collins and Andrea Stirling. Show Notes 2:14 - Living the Dream 3:02 - Teaching apps. 515 - What's new with Andrew and Andrea. 6:05 - Games for the classroom. 9:15  - waygook.org for material. 14:12 - Andrea's first year in Korea. 18:00 - Octopuses/Octopi? 25:40 - Recent TV shows. 38:50  - The Chef's Kitchen (the CK) and what it is all about! 40:40 - More TV and movies. 45:00 - Comic book characters in movies. 42:20-  Doing accents. 52:00 - Strange concerts you've seen. 56:54 - Looking for some help for a couple local dogs. Contact Information Andrew Collins on FB - https://www.facebook.com/andrew.collins.1042 Andrea Stirling on FB  - https://www.facebook.com/TheHippoPrincess The Changwoner Podcast Face book - https://www.facebook.com/changwoner/ Website - http://www.changwoner.com/recentpodcasts Contact Scott - scott@changwoner.com Contact Dee - dee@changwoner.com If you would like to be a guest or have any questions or comments, please contact us at podcast@changwoner.com Our new location in The Chef's Kitchen Changwon FB - https://www.facebook.com/ckchangwon/ Thanks for listening and tune in next week for our next episode.

Jun 2016

69 min

This week's episode of the Changwoner Podcast brings us Shannon Selis who came down all the way from Seoul to talk about voice acting, cooking, and living the life in Seoul Korea. Tune in, enjoy, and listen to this week's Changwoner Podcast with special guest Shannon Selis. Show Notes 1:10 - Not many women on this podcast. 2:38 - Shannon's special talent. 4:14 - Voice overs and voice acting with an entertainment visa. 6:07 - Educational voice audio for English exams. 8:00 - Working on the Korean drama TV series 'Two Mothers'. 8:50 - Korean women fighting on TV. 9:35 - Doing child voices. 11:25 - Meeting the cast of Saturday Night Live. 14:05- Being from Orlando  Florida and the recent events that took place there. 17:15 - Is technology destroying our memory? 19:04 - Cooking and Shannon From Scratch. 25:16 - Rocking some new T-Shirts from some locals. (https://www.facebook.com/KellyMarieSavage) 27:10 - Running the Ulsan Foreigner Market. 33:20 - The Chef's Kitchen (the CK) and what it is all about! 35:40 - Baloney? 39:08 - Having a beer allergy. 42:20-  Doing accents. 52:00 - Strange concerts you've seen. 56:54 - Looking for some help for a couple local dogs. Contact Information Shannon Selis on FB - https://www.facebook.com/shannonselis Shannon From Scratch  - https://www.facebook.com/ShannonfromScratch/ Changwon Tank-Tops: Contact Kelly Savage on FB https://www.facebook.com/KellyMarieSavage The Changwoner Podcast Face book - https://www.facebook.com/changwoner/ Website - http://www.changwoner.com/recentpodcasts Contact Scott - scott@changwoner.com Contact Dee - dee@changwoner.com If you would like to be a guest or have any questions or comments, please contact us at podcast@changwoner.com Or new location in The Chef's Kitchen Changwon FB - https://www.facebook.com/ckchangwon/ Thanks for listening and tune in next week for our next episode.

Jun 2016

60 min

In this episode of the Changwoner Podcast, guests Corbin and Abiella Stoddard sit down with Scott and Dee to talk about married life and their time spent in Changwon City, South Korea.   We also discuss getting tattooed in Korea, sex toys and sex shops in South Korea, more of Corbin's and Abiella's experiences in Korea, future plans, and much more! Tune in, enjoy, and listen to this week's Changwoner Podcast with special guests Corbin Stoddard and Abiella Stoddard. Show Notes 1:50 - Where Corbin and Abiella are from and how they met? 5:35 - How long have they been in Korea? 6:30 - Their different job experiences in South Korea. 7:20 - Hobbies and future dreams. 8:40 - What brought Corbin and Abiella to South Korea? 13:10 - Working vs not working together abroad. 21:05 - Plans on leaving Korea. 22:18 - What's going on in Changwon this week. 27:50- Vacation plans and a trip to Japan. 34:00 - Sex with donkeys? 35:40 - Mr. Hands horse experience. 39:00 - Sex toys in South Korea. 49:00 - More weird videos in Asia. 53:57 - The Chef's Kitchen (the CK) and what it is all about! 57:22 - Differences with Korea and USA. 58:49 - Getting tattooed in South Korea. 1:09:00 - Competing with kids at the gym. 1:18:00 - An email question from a listener. Contact Information Corbin Stoddard on FB - https://www.facebook.com/corbin.stoddard Abiella Stoddard on FB - https://www.facebook.com/abiella.stoddard The Changwoner Podcast Face book - https://www.facebook.com/changwoner/ Website - http://www.changwoner.com/recentpodcasts Contact Scott - scott@changwoner.com Contact Dee - dee@changwoner.com If you would like to be a guest or have any questions or comments, please contact us at podcast@changwoner.com Or new location in The Chef's Kitchen Changwon FB - https://www.facebook.com/ckchangwon/?fref=ts Thanks for listening and tune in next week for our next episode.    

Jun 2016

89 min

In this episode of the Changwoner Podcast, guest Ben Hearn sits down with Scott and Dee to talk about his return to Changwon city, South Korea. We discuss where Ben is from, why he first came to Korea, keeping it healthy while living in South Korea, our first restricted movies and porn movies we ever saw, being a diabetic and living abroad, and much more! Tune in, enjoy, and listen to this week's Changwoner Podcast with special guest Ben Hearn. Show Notes 1:30 - A house warming party during the day. 2:17 - Where Ben is originally from. 2:32 - Philly Cheese steaks. 4:22 - When and why did Ben first come to Korea. 7:30 - Why Ben left Korea last year and why he decided to return. 8:30 - What was Ben biggest cultural shock when first arriving here. 9:25 - Where else did Ben live in the U.S.of A. 11:15 - The Rocky movies and Philly. 13:40 - Our first restricted movies. 14:22 - The first time you saw a porno. 22:26 - What's going on in Changwon this week. 27:55 - The Changwon arm wrestling champion. 31:50 - Being healthy in Korea and quitting smoking. 49:23 - The Chef's Kitchen (the CK) and what The Chef's Kitchen Changwon is all about! 51:08 - A question for Ben from Stu. 53:00 - Having diabetes and living abroad. 1:06:00 - Health coverage in South Korea. 1:15:46 - Muhammad Ali's death. 1:17:00 - Sonny Liston shoots at Muhammad Ali video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKLWAZhTFsQ). Contact Information Ben Hearn on FB - https://www.facebook.com/ben.hearn.52 The Changwoner Podcast Face book - https://www.facebook.com/changwoner/ Website - http://www.changwoner.com/recentpodcasts Contact Scott - scott@changwoner.com Contact Dee - dee@changwoner.com If you would like to be a guest or have any questions or comments, please contact us at podcast@changwoner.com Or new location in The Chef's Kitchen Changwon FB - https://www.facebook.com/ckchangwon/?fref=ts Thanks for listening and tune in next week for our next episode.

Jun 2016

86 min

  It's an all new season and a new location for the Changwoner Podcast. Cinthia Plugin and her friend Sunil Mahtani sit down with Scott and Dee to talk about their upcoming play 'Waygook-in Wonderland'. Both will also discuss the Changwon Community Theatre, how you can get involved with the community, and their lives here in Changwon, South Korea. Cinthia also gets into her roots of her life in the theatre. Tune in, enjoy, and listen to this week's Changwoner Podcast with special guests Cinthia Plugin and Sunil Mahtani. Check out our new location at The Chef's Kitchen Changwon (The CK) on the 2nd floor of the O'Briens building. Show Notes 2:08 - When Cinthia first came to Korea and where she is originally from. 3:25 - Why Cinthia decided to come to South Korea 5:35 - Cinthia talks about her visit to Tokyo, Japan and the Japanese language 7:30 - What Korean word does Cinthia use the most? 10:55 - Dee talks about a T-Shirt with icons that you can use to communicate in any country. (Icon Speak) 15:33 - Dee bring us the Chubaka viral video. 19:22 - What's going on this coming week in Changwon City, South Korea. 23:30 - What got Cinthia into the Theatre life? 25:15 - What's it like being in Acting School and a Drama major? 30:08 - Trends in sound in making trailers for movies. 31:10 - Cinthia talks about directing plays and performances. 36:00 - Cinthia talks about her new play 'Waygook-in Wonderland'. 40:10 - The Chef's Kitchen (the CK) and what The Chef's Kitchen Changwon is all about! 42:10 - Sunil joins the podcast and tells a little about himself. 43:48 - Sunil talks about 'Waygook-in Wonderland' and how he met Cinthia. 47:05 - Traditional plays. 51:20 - Sunil and Cinthia talk about what is involved in taking part and being involved in their play. 52:50 - Cinthia talks about her methods for overcoming stage fright. 54:20 - Future plans. Waygook-in Wonderland Description and Details Changwon Community Theatre is proud to present our latest production, Waygook-in Wonderland. This fast-paced comic show captures what it’s like to not only be a foreigner in this Land of Morning Calm, but what it’s like for Koreans to interact with foreigners here as well.  “We are all foreigners in the world,” says director Cinthia and, under her guidance, a cast of thousands (or at least a couple of dozen) have created an original show that captures this in skits, songs and dance.  There is something for everyone in this unique show that runs one day only, Saturday, June 11, at 3 pm and 8 pm. It’s a fundraiser for the Gyeongnam Multicultural Family Support Center and takes place at the Bongrim Theater of Changwon University. Tickets cost 10,000 won (5,000 won with student ID). They may be purchased at O’Briens Irish Pub in Changwon or by leaving your ticket request on this event page and making a bank transfer to Changwon Community Theatre (Kyongnam Bank Account No. 221-0019-5595-07).  Specify how many tickets you desire and whether you wish to see the 3 pm or 8 pm show, make the bank transfer and your tickets will be available for pick-up at the door a half hour before showtime. This show is recommended for ages 12 and up. We hope to see you all there! Contact Information Cinthia Plugin on FB - https://www.facebook.com/cinthesizerplugin?fref=ts Sunil Mahtani on FB - https://www.facebook.com/sunil.mahtani6?fref=ts Changwon Community Theatre on FB - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1510640242582833/ Waygook-in Wonderland event of FB - https://www.facebook.com/events/960718397381416/ Tickets for 'Waygook-in Wonderland - can buy at O'Briens Irish Bar and Restaurant or at the even page on FB. Location for 'Waygood-in Wonderland' - Changwon National University  20 Changwondae-ro Uichang-gu, Changwon The Changwoner Podcast Face book - https://www.facebook.com/changwoner/ Website - http://www.changwoner.com/recentpodcasts Contact Scott - scott@changwoner.com Contact Dee - dee@changwoner.com If you would like to be a guest or have any questions or comments, please contact us at podcast@changwoner.com Or new location in The Chef's Kitchen Changwon FB - https://www.facebook.com/ckchangwon/?fref=ts Thanks for listening and tune in next week for our next episode.    

May 2016

59 min

The Lunar New Year brings new things and this week on the Changwoner Podcast, Scot and Dee will bring some new things to the show.  These will include a look back and recap of the past week, answering some email questions, tips, tricks and techniques for living and working in South Korea, issue we may have about living here, and our new Changwoner Top 5.   Covered in this Episode: The Past Week's Recap including: Super Bowl 50, Jack Black on The Infinity Challenge, North Korea's missile launch, and the closing of BK House. Tripple 'T' Time:  You've just finished your lesson plan and pages in your book.  You look and there's still 10 minutes left in class.  What do you do? Your Email Questions including our answers to:  Did you find this to be a cold winter here in South Korea? Do you recommend using a recruiter to find a job here? What are some of your favorite South Korean movies or that you'd recommend? What's best to use in Korea, a scooter or a car? Just how safe is it living in South Korea? Issues:  Why do Koreans always seem to be in a rush and how to deal with it. Changwoner Top 5:  The top 5 things we loved about BK House Bar. Recruiters for teaching jobs in South Korea. Birthdays and Shout outs What's coming up this week in Changwon? ​ and much more !

Feb 2016

71 min

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