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Stanning BTS

190 EpisodesProduced by Consequence Podcast NetworkWebsite

Two ARMY best friends Kayla & Bethany discuss anything & everything having to do with the global pop sensation BTS. Listen along for album reviews, concert content, and so much more!


96 - The Rise of BTS

What makes BTS so successful? It's a question with no simple or single answer. Join Kayla and Bethany as they discuss the multitude of components that have contributed to the rise and popularity of BTS worldwide, regardless of linguistic  and geographical barriers.
Let us know what you think has led to the rise of BTS!
We hope you enjoy! Thank you so much for listening and for your support! 
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Youtube video “Psychologist analyzes why BTS is so Popular” by Psychologist watches 
Youtube video “How BTS Became a Huge Moneymaker for South Korea” by CNBC 
CNN article “How a boyband from South Korea became the biggest in the world” 
TIME article “The Mastermind Behind BTS Opens Up About Making a K-Pop Juggernaut” by Raisa Bruner 
Billboard article “BTS' Most Political Lyrics: A Guide to Their Social Commentary on South Korean Society” by Tamar Herman 
The Diplomat article “BTS and the Global Spread of Korean Soft Power” by Wantanee Suntikul 
NPR’s Cod Switch Podcast episode “How the South Korean Government Made K-Pop a Thing” 
Wikepedia page on the Korea wave 
Kim, E. M., & Ryoo, J. (2007). South Korean culture goes global: K-Pop and the Korean wave. Korean social science journal, 34(1), 117-152.최종PDF수정5.pdf  
Find the PDFs of these papers for free on our Patreon:
Lie, J. (2012). What is the K in K-pop? South Korean popular music, the culture industry, and national identity. Korea Observer, 43(3), 339-363.
Jung, S. (2010). Korean masculinities and transcultural consumption: Yonsama, Rain, Oldboy, K-Pop idols (Vol. 1). Hong Kong University Press.
Aisyah, A. (2017). Korean-English Language Translational Action of K-Pop Social Media Content: A Case Study on Bangtan Sonyeondan’s (BTS) Official Twitter. 3L: Language, Linguistics, Literature®, 23(3).

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