March 01, 2024

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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

Communicating with North Korea through faxes and phone calls – Ep. 321

Michael Bosack discusses how the UN Command engages the DPRK and its role in incidents like Travis King’s defection

Jacco ZwetslootJacco Zwetsloot | NK NewsDecember 20, 2023
North Korea News Podcast

What we know about Kim Jong Un’s daughter, one year after her reveal – Ep. 320

The NK News team discusses DPRK embassy closures in Africa, Kim’s speech to mothers and more

Jacco ZwetslootJacco Zwetsloot | NK NewsDecember 13, 2023
North Korea News Podcast

Behind the scenes of the US approach to North Korea – Ep. 319

Former US intelligence officer Sydney Seiler returns to the podcast to answer questions from listeners

Jacco ZwetslootJacco Zwetsloot | NK NewsDecember 6, 2023
North Korea News Podcast

The role of the UN Command in keeping peace with North Korea – Ep. 318

Deputy Commander Lt. Gen. Andrew Harrison talks about how 17 member states help uphold the Korean War Armistice

Jacco ZwetslootJacco Zwetsloot | NK NewsNovember 29, 2023
North Korea News Podcast

North Korea’s successful satellite launch and what it means – Ep. 317

The NK News team discusses the DPRK’s new reconnaissance capability and scrapping of an inter-Korean military deal

Jacco ZwetslootJacco Zwetsloot | NK NewsNovember 24, 2023
North Korea News Podcast

Filming treacherous defections from North Korea – Ep. 316

Sue Mi Terry discusses her documentary ‘Beyond Utopia’ and the underground networks that help people escape the DPRK

Jacco ZwetslootJacco Zwetsloot | NK NewsNovember 22, 2023
North Korea News Podcast

The growing evidence of North Korean weapons trade with Russia – Ep. 315

The NK News team discusses Pyongyang’s ties with Moscow, overseas IT workers, boat defections and more

Jacco ZwetslootJacco Zwetsloot | NK NewsNovember 15, 2023
North Korea News Podcast

Divisions over how to tackle North Korean human rights issues – Ep. 314

Jacob Reidhead discusses how South Korean politics impact human rights policy, plus analyzing DPRK’s embassy closures

Jacco ZwetslootJacco Zwetsloot | NK NewsNovember 8, 2023
North Korea News Podcast

The intertwined histories of the two Koreas, and what the future holds – Ep. 313

Victor Cha and Ramon Pachero Pardo discuss their new book and share anecdotes from their time on the peninsula

Jacco ZwetslootJacco Zwetsloot | NK NewsNovember 1, 2023
North Korea News Podcast

Korean Americans’ messages to long-lost relatives in North Korea – Ep. 312

Paul Kyumin Lee of Divided Families USA discusses a project to create a registry of divided families in America

Jacco ZwetslootJacco Zwetsloot | NK NewsOctober 25, 2023
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