May 17, 2022

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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

North Korea News Podcast

North Korea reports first-ever COVID-19 outbreak – NKNews Podcast Ep. 236

The NK News team discusses the country’s health care and how the current outbreak might affect a possible nuclear test

Jacco ZwetslootJacco Zwetsloot | NK NewsMay 16, 2022
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Exploring North Korean art in Africa – NKNews Podcast Ep. 235

Researcher Onejoon Che hopes to amplify African voices in new photo book documenting DPRK-built statues and artwork

Jacco ZwetslootJacco Zwetsloot | NK NewsMay 10, 2022
North Korea News Podcast

Visiting a remote island on North Korea’s doorstep – NKNews Podcast Ep. 234

Jacco Zwetsloot narrates a trip to Baengnyeong Island and asks experts about its significance in inter-Korean affairs

Jacco ZwetslootJacco Zwetsloot | NK NewsMay 3, 2022
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The complexities of solving the North Korea issue – NKNews Podcast Ep. 233

International Crisis Group's Christopher Green discusses the difficulties of reaching a solution on the Korean Peninsula

Jacco ZwetslootJacco ZwetslootApril 26, 2022
North Korea News Podcast

What Kim Il Sung shares with Hitler, Mao and Stalin – NKNews Podcast Ep. 232

Brandon Gauthier discusses how youth experiences shaped ordinary people into the 20th century’s cruelest dictators

Jacco ZwetslootJacco Zwetsloot | NK NewsApril 19, 2022
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The first American to visit North Korea’s nuclear plant – NKNews Podcast Ep. 231

C. Kenneth Quinones discusses his diplomatic work in the DPRK and experiences negotiating with North Koreans

Jacco ZwetslootJacco Zwetsloot | NK NewsApril 12, 2022
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Why North Koreans don’t have time to pursue hobbies – NKNews Podcast Ep. 230

Defector and YouTuber Jung Yuna discusses the dominating reach of organizational life in the lives of DPRK citizens

Jacco ZwetslootJacco Zwetsloot | NK NewsApril 5, 2022
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North Korea’s ICBM test and what comes next – NKNews Podcast Ep. 229

The NK News team discusses Pyongyang’s claim that it launched a Hwasong-17 missile, Seoul’s response and more

Jacco ZwetslootJacco Zwetsloot | NK NewsMarch 29, 2022
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North Korea goes viral on YouTube – NKNews Podcast Ep. 228

Two producers discuss how they create entertaining and informative videos that cut through sea of sensationalist content

Jacco ZwetslootJacco Zwetsloot | NK NewsMarch 22, 2022
Featured Content

Interview: UN human rights envoy says North Koreans live in ‘constant fear’

Tomás Ojea Quintana sits down with NK News to discuss his new UN report, sanctions, the Moon administration and more

Jacco ZwetslootJacco Zwetsloot | NK NewsMarch 21, 2022
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