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K-PoD: Life In Korea

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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, Marco, and Paul as they cover topics and issues regarding living in Korea as well as special guests of real people who are living and workin… read more

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Covid 19 in Korea, China, and It's Effect on Teaching Abroad

July 5th, 2020

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 …

Top 5 Pros and Cons to Living in South Korea (Episode 75)

July 15th, 2019

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

Alternative and Fun Things to Do in South Korea (Episode 74)

July 1st, 2019

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 …

Shopping and Services in Korea (Episode 73)

June 17th, 2019

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 …

Summertime in Korea and Events 2019 (Episode 72)

June 2nd, 2019

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!

English in K-pop (Episode 71)

May 18th, 2019

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 …

Friendship In South Korea (Episode 70)

April 30th, 2019


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 …

Is Korea Safe? (Ep 69)

April 14th, 2019

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 …

Strange Things in South Korea (Ep 68)

March 31st, 2019

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, …

Best Ways To Teach and Learn English (Ep 67)

March 24th, 2019

How have teaching English techniques changed in South Korea and what direction are they going in?

The ways of teaching and learning English are …

Healthcare in South Korea (Ep 66)

March 18th, 2019

 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 …

Student Age Ranges in South Korea (Ep 65)

March 10th, 2019



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 …

Living Conditions in South Korea (Ep 64)

March 4th, 2019

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 …

Navy Life in JinHae, South Korea And Some Tunes! -guest Sean White (Ep 63)

August 22nd, 2017

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 …

Is South Korea Right for You? (Ep 61)

July 10th, 2017

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, …

Busan and Culture Shock Korea! -guest Writer John Bocskay (Ep 60)

July 3rd, 2017

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 …

Summer Time in South Korea! (Ep 59)

June 26th, 2017

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 …

After the Sewol, A New Documentary Film From South Korea.에프터더세월호 -guests Directors Neil p. George and Matthew Root (Ep 58)

May 15th, 2017

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 …

Gaelic Football in South Korea. -guests Gaelic Football Club Rithe Oga (Ep 57)

May 3rd, 2017

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 …

The Easy and the Difficult to Living in South Korea. (Ep 56)

April 24th, 2017

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 …

Teaching English In South Korea. (Ep 55)

April 18th, 2017

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 …

Being Korean/American In South Korea. -guests Jaeyoon Hwang and Matt Chunger (Ep 54)

April 10th, 2017

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 …

Soups, Stews, and Cherry Blossom Season in South Korea. (Ep 53)

March 27th, 2017

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 …

Best of The Month in South Korea. (Feb 20~Mar 20th, 2017) (Ep 52)

March 20th, 2017

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 …

Motorcycles, Russia, Canada, And South Korea. -guest Michael Varkovetski (Ep 51)

March 13th, 2017

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 …

Gambling, First Dates, and Drinking in South Korea. -guest Ryan Heywood (Ep 50)

March 6th, 2017

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 …

Tinder, Dating, and Foot Fetishes in South Korea. -guest Rebekah Calhoun (Ep 49)

February 27th, 2017

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 …

Diet, Food Access, and Being Diabetic in South Korea. -guest Ben Hearn (Ep 48)

February 21st, 2017



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 …

Things to Do, Places to See, and Things to Bring to South Korea. (Ep 47)

February 13th, 2017

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 …

Snowboarding in Korea and Japan -guest Paul Roberts (Ep 46)

February 6th, 2017



Snowboarding in South Korea and Japan are both GREAT!

Paul Roberts returns to the podcast as a guest to talk about snowboarding throughout Korea …

First Experiences in South Korea. (Ep 45)

January 30th, 2017

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 …

Issues Currently Effecting South Korea. (Ep 44)

December 9th, 2016

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 …

Joining A Band and Live Music from South Korea. -guests Band ‘No English’ (Ep 43)

November 15th, 2016


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, …

What Might Have Been - EP 01 - I Am Legend and Korean Movies with host Adam Maxwell Kent

October 22nd, 2016

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 …

Dokdo belongs to . . .? The Debate of an Island in South Korea. -guest Adam Kent (Ep 42)

October 16th, 2016


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 …

Stand-Up Comedy in South Korea. Comedy Night in Changwon! -guests Busan’s Ha-Ha Hole (Ep 41)

October 1st, 2016


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 …

EARTHQUAKES in Korea and South Korean Weather. (Ep 40)

September 18th, 2016


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 …

Writing Fiction and Publishing in South Korea. -guest Brendan Thompson (Ep 39)

September 11th, 2016


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 …

Seoul VS Changwon City, South Korea. What Are the Differences? -guest Mandi Beckwith (Ep 38)

August 14th, 2016


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 …

Learning the Korean Language -guest Chris Kelly (Ep 37)

August 1st, 2016


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 …

A Year of Travels Via South Korea and Back Again. -guests Blake Hritz and Terra Hanks (Ep 36)

July 24th, 2016


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 …

Adjusting to Life Back in USA After Years Living in South Korea. -guest Jason Brabson (Ep 35)

July 20th, 2016


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.  …

Living in Daegu, Gun Violence in the US, and the Safety in South Korea. -guests James McKeon and Mina Chang (Ep 34)

July 10th, 2016


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 …

Korean Horror Movies and A Horror Experience in Busan, South Korea. -guest Brian Michalko (Ep 33)

July 3rd, 2016


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

After A Year of Living in South Korea -guests Andrew Collins and Andrea Stirling (Ep 32)

June 26th, 2016


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 …

Voice Acting and Alternative Jobs from Teaching in South Korea. -guest Shannon Selis (Ep 31)

June 19th, 2016


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 …

Tattoos, Sex, and Teaching in South Korea. -guests Corbin and Abiella Stoddard (Ep 30)

June 12th, 2016

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 …

Being Diabetic and Keeping It Healthy in South Korea. -guest Ben Hearn (Ep 29)

June 5th, 2016


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 …

Theatre Life, Acting, and Live Plays in South Korea -guests Cinthia Plugin and Sanil Mahtani (Ep 28)

May 29th, 2016


  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 …

Answering Some Emails Regarding Living in South Korea. (Ep 27)

February 9th, 2016


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 …

Living in England, South Korea, and Australia. What Are the Differences? -guest Christopher Shanley (Ep 26)

January 25th, 2016


In this week's episode of the Changwoner Podcast, Christopher Shanley joins with Scott, Dee and Paul from the Land Down Under, Australia.
Christopher …

Ice Rinks Skating, and Ice Hockey in South Korea -guests Andrew Collins and Andrea Stirling (Ep 25)

January 17th, 2016


In this week's episode of the Changwoner Podcast, Andrew Collins and Andrea Stirling sit down with Scott and Dee to talk about their teaching …

Couple's Life in South Korea and Working Together -guests Nicolene Van Der Linde and Peter Demetriades (Ep 24)

January 11th, 2016


In this week's episode of The Changwoner Podcast, Scott and Dee are joined with a South African couple  Nicolene Van Der Linde and Peter Demetriades. …

Preparing to Leave South Korea -guests Michael Valley and Tanner Reinhardt (Ep 23)

January 4th, 2016


Michael Valley and Tanner Reinhard are two Northern Ontario Canadians living here in South Korea.  Both are musicians and teaching here, one in …

Teaching in South Korea Compared to Teaching in USA -guest Bryan Lucas (Ep 22)

December 28th, 2015


This week, special guest Bryan Lucas sits down at the  table with Scott, Dee, and Paul to chat about his teaching experience here in South Korea and …

Christmas Upcoming Events in Changwon, South Korea (Ep 21)

December 9th, 2015


This week on the Changwoner Podcast, Scott and Dee try something a little new.  They're not in their regular place at BK House for this podcast! …

Star Wars in South Korea. The Force Awakens in Changwon –guests Chris Kelly and Luke Mason (Ep 20)

November 23rd, 2015


This is a special Star Wars episode of the Changwoner Podcast.  Luke Mason and Chris Kelly both join Scott and Dee at the table to discuss everything about the Star Wars movies.  They will also talk about the upcoming …

Taekwondo in South Korea! Learning and Teaching Taekwondo –guest Steven Gabel (Ep 19)

November 11th, 2015


Steven Gabel sits down at the table this week to join Scott, and Dee to talk about Taekwondo, his years of living in Korea and learning  Taekwondo, and much more. We will also cover some birthdays and shout ours, as …

Yoga in South Korea -guest Matthew Barbour (Ep 18)

November 4th, 2015


Matthew Barbour sits down at the table this week to join Scott, Dee, and Paul to talk about travels in India, yoga, and teaching yoga in English.  …

Private or Public English Schools in South Korea? What’s the Difference? -guest Adam Maxwell Kent (Ep 17)

October 27th, 2015


This week Adam Maxwell Kent joins Scott and Dee on the Changwoner Podcast to talk about the differences between working in private English academies …

How to Learn English In South Korea –guests Ga Eun Lee and Hanui Yang (Ep 16)

October 21st, 2015


In this week's episode of the Changwoner Podcast, Dee is still away on vacation, but two special guests sit down at the table with Scott and Paul. Ga …

Running a Bar in South Korea. Bar Life is a BITCH! –guest Hyung Min Chae (Ep 15)

October 13th, 2015


오늘은 비스카치의 큰형 매트가 함께 자리한다. 그와함께 어떻게 영어를 배웠는지, 가게에서 우리가 생각못하는 어떠한 일들이 일어나는지, 비스카치라는 상호명은 무얼 뜻하는지, 함께들어보자

Hyung Min Chae, also know as Matt from Biskachy Bar sits down with Scott and Dee to discuss why he decided to open …

Running an English School in South Korea –guest Michael Paul Duffy (Ep 14)

October 6th, 2015


Michael Paul Duffy sits down at the table with Scott and Paul to talk about the changes in schools and in Changwon over the last 14 years, plus what …

Chuseok Holiday (Korean Thanksgiving) and a Look Back at K-Pod, Bloopers and MORE! (Ep 13)

September 29th, 2015


Due to the Thanksgiving Holidays (Chuseok) this week, we decided to take a little break outselves.  Instead, we are bring you some of our favorite …

Sauna Rooms to Couch Surfing in Korea -guest Julian Switala (Ep 12)

September 23rd, 2015


Paul is back from vacation and Dee is off on his.  This episode, Julian Switala sits down at the table with Scott and Paul to talk about his stays in …

Language and Visiting the Dentist in South Korea – guest Wilhelm Louw (Ep 11)

September 16th, 2015


Wilhelm Louw sits down at the table with Scott and Dee to talk about languages, visiting the dentist, the South African community in Changwon and …

Playing Fantasy Sports in South Korea - guest Christopher Ascroft (Ep 10)

September 9th, 2015


Join Scott, Dee, Bruce and special guest Christopher Ascroft as they sit down to talk some fantasy sports in South Korea and a little about the transportation system here in South Korea.

Finishing Your Teacher’s Contract in South Korea! – guest Terra Hanks (Ep 09)

September 2nd, 2015


Join Scott and Dee in this episode of the Changwoner Podcast as they are joined by special guest Terra Hanks as she bring a bit of a woman's touch to the show.  She is just finishing up her teaching contract here in …

Tensions between North and South Korea, the Navy, and Cheese Cake? –guest Ian Henry (Ep 08)

August 26th, 2015


Join Scott, Dee and Bruce in this episode with special guest Ian Henry as they talk about life in the Navy here in South Korea, cheese cakes, and the tensions between the North and South the past couple weeks.

MMA and Health Care in South Korea – guest Bruce ‘The Kid’ Barbour (Ep 07)

August 19th, 2015


Join Scott, Dee and Paul in this episode with special guest Bruce 'The Kid' Barbour as they all talk about MMA in Korea, training in Korea, injuries, …

Moving from Changwon to Seoul, South Korea and Back Again! – guest Matty D’Occhio (Ep 06)

August 12th, 2015



Join Scott, Dee and Paul in this episode with  former Changwoner Matty D'Occhio who recently moved from Changwon to Seoul as they all discuss the …

Live Music and Playing Gigs in Korea – guest Luke Mason (Ep 05)

August 5th, 2015


Join Scott, Dee and Paul in this episode as SPECIAL guest Luke Mason sits down at the bar table with them to talk a little about music, concerts in …

Scuba Diving and Embarrassing Moments in Korea! – guests James Park (Ep 04)

July 29th, 2015


Join Scott, Dee and Paul in this episode as they are joined by a special guest, James Park as they get into some crazy stories and embarrassing …

Baseball's Eric Thames, Korean Baseball, and Living the Life in Korea! -guest Eric Thames (Ep 03)

July 22nd, 2015


Join Scott, Dee and Paul in this episode where they interview NC Dino's star Eric Thames, talk about the attraction of coming to Korea, ghosts, and …

What Can I Do in Changwon, South Korea? (Ep 02)

July 15th, 2015


Join Scott, Dee and Paul for this episode where they talk about things to do in Changwon City, some Changwon history and Korean beers.

A New Night in Changwon City, South Korea (Ep 01)

July 9th, 2015


Join Scott, Dee and Paul as they talk about why they first came to Korea and their first experiences in the country.  Also, they talk about Korean …

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