North Korea

Life in North Korea is a mystery to most of the world and few know what day-to-day existence entails for the average North Korean. How did North Korea become a hermit kingdom? And what does it really look like on the ground?


Our hosts speak to Dr. Andrei Lankov, Director,, and Professor at Kookmin University; Pulitzer-nominated veteran foreign correspondent Jean Lee who led the Associated Press news agency’s coverage of the Korean Peninsula as bureau chief from 2008 to 2013; and North Korean defector Sehyek Oh who currently is a researcher at the Transitional Justice Working Group.


Andrei Lankov

Director, and Professor at Kookmin University


Jean Lee

Pulitzer-nominated veteran foreign correspondent



Sehyek Oh

Researcher at the Transitional Justice Working Group

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