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Bringing American pro wrestling to North Korea - NKNews Podcast Ep.131

Eric Bischoff discusses "Collision in Korea," which still boasts the largest attendance for a wrestling event in history

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General Vincent Brooks discusses his command of USFK during a period of heightened tensions and summit diplomacy

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Author John Feffer discusses U.S.-DPRK relations and his and others' experiences traveling to North Korea

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