By Kim Ou-joon, Choo Chin-woo, Kim Yong-min, Gong Jiyung/Korea Colloquium Series
The satirical weekly podcast, “Naneun Kkomsuda,” or “I’m a Weasel,” focuses on current political, economic, and social events within South Korea. Its irreverent, yet penetrating, presentation and analysis of prevailing, and sometimes overlooked, issues have won over a legion of fans amongst the younger generation of South Koreans, resulting in the program being the most downloaded podcast in the News and Politics section on iTunes® as of October 19th in the world.
As pioneers of the new political media shaping South Korean politics, the four hosts of “Naneun Kkomsuda” are ideally situated to provide insights and stimulate discussions amongst students and scholars interested in the interplay between voter consumption of news and voting behavior, how the advent of social networking, blogs, and other avenues of information dissemination may or may not change the political landscape in Korea, or other more generalizable issues pertaining to the new media and politics.
Kim Ou-joon, President, Ddanzi group
Choo Chin-woo, investigative journalist, newsweekly SisaIN
Kim Yong-min, Producer/political critic
Gong Jiyung, Writer
Following the talk will be a book signing with the four hosts of "Naneun Kkomsuda."
This talk at UCLA is not a live podcast for "Naneun Kkomsuda." This talk is an academic talk.
There will be a “Naneun Kkomsuda” live podcast at Koreatown on December 9, 2011 at 7 PM. For more information, please visit: http://www.peace21.org/naggomsu.
* Please note that the date has been changed. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Follow “Naneun Kkomsuda,” on Twitter at http://twitter.com/#!/ddanzius
For UCLA map and parking directions
To get to Dodd Hall, enter from Westholme Ave, and pull up to the Parking and Information Kiosk. The kiosk will be open from 11:30AM - 1:30PM only. Purchase an all-day parking permit and go into parking structure 2 (P2). Parking is available at $11.
After 1:30 PM, enter from Westholme Ave or Wyton Drive and you can park in the Pay by Space area. The price for Pay by Space area is based on how many hours you plan to park. To avoid receiving a parking violation ticket, you must display the permit on your car's dashboard.
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2011
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
147 Dodd Hall
Cost: This event is free. However, parking is not free.
RSVP is recommended. This talk will be in Korean.
Sponsor(s): Center for Korean Studies, http://www.peace21.org