What It's Like to Visit North Korea


Introducing, the North Korea podcast at The Diplomat, hosted by Jack Hands: The latest in news and views from the world’s most secretive nation. Every fortnight, we will be interviewing some of the world’s leading Korean analysts gaining a unique insight into the factors which are changing and shaping North Korea.

This week’s guests are Tom O’Bryan, a Harvard University student who has just returned from visiting several cities within the hermit kingdom and Ben Roberts, who was privy to watch the spectacular and dramatic Arirang May Day Games in 2011. We also talk to LA Times reporter Jon Kaiman about recent North Korean “ghost ships” which have ended up on the coastline of Japan.

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