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July 26, 2024


Jacco Zwetsloot

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.

North Korea News Podcast

Roundtable: What to make of North Korea expert Sue Mi Terry’s indictment

The NK News team discusses the US charges against the former CIA analyst and implications for the think tank community

North Korea News Podcast

ROK turns up loudspeakers, a North Korean diplomat’s testimony and defector art

NK News’ Joon Ha Park discusses what South Korea is broadcasting over the border in response to DPRK trash balloons

Jacco ZwetslootJacco Zwetsloot | Joon Ha ParkJuly 23, 2024
North Korea News Podcast

Kim Jaechun: Why unification is only possible with North Korean people’s support

Sogang University professor discusses prospects for reunification after Kim Jong Un’s sudden policy change

Jacco ZwetslootJacco Zwetsloot | NK NewsJuly 18, 2024
North Korea News Podcast

Kim Yo Jong threats, a North Korean eatery in Mongolia and aid workers return

NK News’ Chad O’Carroll discusses the DPRK’s threats against balloon launches, his recent trip to Ulaanbaatar and more

North Korea News Podcast

Park Hyangsu: Why North Korea’s unification rejection shocked Koreans in Japan

Activist who grew up in pro-DPRK enclave discusses impact of new policy on Chongryon organization

Jacco ZwetslootJacco Zwetsloot | NK NewsJuly 11, 2024
North Korea News Podcast

Kim Yo Jong slams ROK border drills, Russian kids to visit North Korea

NK News’ Alannah Hill discusses the latest statement from the North Korean leader’s sister and Russia-DPRK cooperation

North Korea News Podcast

John Linton: Why Korean reunification could happen tomorrow

The doctor and lawmaker discusses his past humanitarian work in North Korea and his hopes for inter-Korean relations

Jacco ZwetslootJacco Zwetsloot | NK NewsJuly 4, 2024
North Korea News Podcast

North Korea’s plenum, new Kim Jong Un pins and rumors of DPRK troops in Ukraine

NK News’ Anton Sokolin discusses the agenda for the party meeting and the meaning of loyalty badges depicting the leader

North Korea News Podcast

Eric Foley: Why it’s better to launch balloons into North Korea under the radar

CEO of Voice of the Martyrs Korea discusses why priority should be getting information to DPRK citizens, not publicity

Jacco ZwetslootJacco Zwetsloot | NK NewsJune 27, 2024
North Korea News Podcast

More North Korean balloons and border incursions after Kim-Putin summit

NK News’ correspondent Shreyas Reddy talks new details about contents of trash balloons and next steps by two Koreas

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