March 02, 2024

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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.

More articles by 'Jacco Zwetsloot'

What the EU can do about North Korea – NKNews Podcast ep. 15
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What the EU can do about North Korea – NKNews Podcast ep. 15

Dr. Tereza Novotna discusses upcoming summits and Europe's role in potential denuclearization talks

What the EU can do about North Korea – NKNews Podcast ep. 15
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot April 23, 2018
What Kim Jong Un really wants – NKNews Podcast ep.14
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What Kim Jong Un really wants – NKNews Podcast ep.14

Dr. Daniel Pinkston talks about North Korean military capabilities, upcoming summits, and more

What Kim Jong Un really wants – NKNews Podcast ep.14
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot April 20, 2018
Mission impossible? Assessing intelligence on N. Korea – NKNews Podcast ep.13
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Mission impossible? Assessing intelligence on N. Korea – NKNews Podcast ep.13

Former CIA analyst Sue Mi Terry discusses reliable intelligence, U.S. policy, and more

Mission impossible? Assessing intelligence on N. Korea – NKNews Podcast ep.13
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot April 16, 2018
The Korean Wave washes over Pyongyang – NKNews Podcast ep.12
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The Korean Wave washes over Pyongyang – NKNews Podcast ep.12

The NK News Seoul team discuss a K-pop concert in the DPRK capital, an upcoming summit, and more

The Korean Wave washes over Pyongyang – NKNews Podcast ep.12
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot April 13, 2018
Destination DPRK: the ethics of North Korea tourism – NKNews Podcast ep.11
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Destination DPRK: the ethics of North Korea tourism – NKNews Podcast ep.11

A frequent visitor discusses the ethics of visiting the DPRK and shares some of her experiences

Destination DPRK: the ethics of North Korea tourism – NKNews Podcast ep.11
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot April 9, 2018
Why the Korean War matters today – NKNews Podcast ep. 10
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Why the Korean War matters today – NKNews Podcast ep. 10

Kathryn Weathersby examines a conflict in which millions died and its meaning today

Why the Korean War matters today – NKNews Podcast ep. 10
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot April 2, 2018
Mr. Kim goes to Beijing – NKNews Podcast ep. 9
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Mr. Kim goes to Beijing – NKNews Podcast ep. 9

The NK News Seoul team breaks down the historic China-North Korea summit

Mr. Kim goes to Beijing – NKNews Podcast ep. 9
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot March 29, 2018
20,000 sanctions over the sea: N. Korea’s illicit networks – NKNews Podcast ep. 8
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20,000 sanctions over the sea: N. Korea’s illicit networks – NKNews Podcast ep. 8

C4ADS's David Thompson discusses sanctions - and how the DPRK and its partners avoid them

20,000 sanctions over the sea: N. Korea’s illicit networks – NKNews Podcast ep. 8
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot March 26, 2018
FHRNK: Cold War agitprop in the age of social media – NKNews Podcast ep. 7
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FHRNK: Cold War agitprop in the age of social media – NKNews Podcast ep. 7

This week, Chad O'Carroll discusses a mysterious network spreading anti-North graphics on the net

FHRNK: Cold War agitprop in the age of social media – NKNews Podcast ep. 7
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot March 19, 2018
Diplomacy from down under – from Canberra to Pyongyang – NKNews Podcast ep. 6
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Diplomacy from down under – from Canberra to Pyongyang – NKNews Podcast ep. 6

This week, Dr. Adrian Buzo discusses his time as an Australian diplomat in North and South Korea

Diplomacy from down under – from Canberra to Pyongyang – NKNews Podcast ep. 6
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot March 14, 2018