A verbless North Korean song, the DMZ linguistic divide, and Obama learns a little Hungarian

Live! From the hermit kingdom! Yes, it’s a North Korea special. The Korean language, like everything else on the peninsula has split into two. Our report from inside North Korea features a song whose lyrics fixate on one thing: food. Then we take a look at the linguistic challenges facing North Korean refugees in South Korea. Finally, Barack Obama’s adventures in the wonderful world of Hungarian.

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3 responses to “A verbless North Korean song, the DMZ linguistic divide, and Obama learns a little Hungarian

  1. Hi,

    I really enjoy listening to your podcast.

    Question: I live in Korea, and I was really interested in the restaurant in Seoul mentioned in this episode that features North Korean cuisine and entertainment from North Korean refugees. I’d love to go to that restaurant but I haven’t been able to find any information about it online. Do you happen to have a link or anything about it (I read Hangeul so an all Korean site is fine)?

    If not, no worries.
    Thanks,
    Dave.

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