November 26, 2022

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Jacco Zwetsloot

Jacco Zwetsloot has been the host of the NK News Podcast since episode 1 in February 2018. He has interviewed a wide range of guests about their knowledge of and experience in North Korea, from celebrity defectors to high-ranking U.S. government officials. His goal is to help as wide a cross-section of North Korea-related stories as possible be told, in order to build up a fuller picture. Jacco has a Master of Arts from Leiden University, for which he wrote a thesis on North Korean graphic novels. Follow him on Twitter @JaccoZed

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A deep dive into the delicate ceasefire agreement with North Korea – Ep. 263
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A deep dive into the delicate ceasefire agreement with North Korea – Ep. 263

John Burzynski discusses why the Korean War armistice was meant to be temporary and why all sides should revisit it

A deep dive into the delicate ceasefire agreement with North Korea – Ep. 263
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Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News November 22, 2022
The fuzzy, contentious division of the Koreas at sea — Ep. 262
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The fuzzy, contentious division of the Koreas at sea — Ep. 262

Yoon In-Joo discuss maritime conflict, the role that coasts play in the DPRK economy, fish prices and more

The fuzzy, contentious division of the Koreas at sea — Ep. 262
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Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News November 15, 2022
What to make of North Korea’s historic week of missile tests – Ep. 261
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What to make of North Korea’s historic week of missile tests – Ep. 261

The NK News team breaks down growing hostility on the peninsula that has pushed tensions to highest level in years

What to make of North Korea’s historic week of missile tests – Ep. 261
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Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News November 8, 2022
What North Korea can learn from Southeast Asia – Ep. 260
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What North Korea can learn from Southeast Asia – Ep. 260

Economist Halin Han discusses how Vietnam and others’ transition to capitalism can serve as a model for the DPRK

What North Korea can learn from Southeast Asia – Ep. 260
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Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News November 1, 2022
Africa to North Korea: Growing up under Kim Il Sung’s fatherly care – Ep. 259
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Africa to North Korea: Growing up under Kim Il Sung’s fatherly care – Ep. 259

Monique Macias shares her experience growing up in Pyongyang under the guardianship of North Korea’s founding leader

Africa to North Korea: Growing up under Kim Il Sung’s fatherly care – Ep. 259
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Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News October 25, 2022
Rollerblading through Kim Il Sung Square – Ep. 258
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Rollerblading through Kim Il Sung Square – Ep. 258

Charles Thirlwall discusses the explosion of international business interest in North Korea at the turn of the century

Rollerblading through Kim Il Sung Square – Ep. 258
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Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News October 18, 2022
Are North Korea’s missile tests building up to something big? – Ep. 257
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Are North Korea’s missile tests building up to something big? – Ep. 257

The NK News team discusses DPRK state media’s weapons reveals, a missile over Japan, US-ROK responses and more

Are North Korea’s missile tests building up to something big? – Ep. 257
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Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News October 11, 2022
A peace-first, pro-diplomacy approach to North Korea – Ep. 256
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A peace-first, pro-diplomacy approach to North Korea – Ep. 256

Christine Ahn and Colleen Moore discuss how women across the world are working to formally end the Korean War

A peace-first, pro-diplomacy approach to North Korea – Ep. 256
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Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News October 4, 2022
What the CIA knows (and doesn’t know) about North Korea – Ep. 255
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What the CIA knows (and doesn’t know) about North Korea – Ep. 255

Soo Kim explains how analysts interpret information coming out of Pyongyang and find signals in the noise

What the CIA knows (and doesn’t know) about North Korea – Ep. 255
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Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News September 27, 2022
Unplugging from the North Korean matrix – Ep. 254
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Unplugging from the North Korean matrix – Ep. 254

Seohyun Lee discusses her life in an elite DPRK family and how her view of the country radically changed while abroad

Unplugging from the North Korean matrix – Ep. 254
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Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News September 20, 2022
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