April 21, 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

Ringing in a new year in North Korea – NK News Podcast ep.52

The NK News Seoul team discuss Kim's speech, a NYE party in Pyongyang, and what to expect in 2019

Jacco ZwetslootJacco ZwetslootJanuary 2, 2019

What women’s health teaches us about gender equality – NK News Podcast ep.51

Teodora Gyupchanova discusses life for the second sex in the DPRK

Jacco ZwetslootJacco ZwetslootDecember 24, 2018
North Korea News Podcast

Our top 5 most popular episodes in 2018 – NKNews Podcast Ep. 50

From Anna Fifield to Thae Yong-ho, these NK News podcasts were the most popular so far

Jacco ZwetslootJacco ZwetslootDecember 16, 2018

Will Kim Jong Un come to Seoul this year? – NKNews Podcast Ep.49

The NK News team talks summit prospects, seven years since Kim Jong Il's death, and French spies

Jacco ZwetslootJacco ZwetslootDecember 10, 2018

North Korea: the case for optimism – NKNews Podcast Ep.48

Yonsei's John Delury talks peace, reform, and why Kim Jong Un may be different from his predecessors

Jacco ZwetslootJacco ZwetslootDecember 2, 2018

Reading the tea leaves of North Korean culture – NKNews Podcast Ep.47

Tatiana Gabroussenko discusses what can be learned from North Korean film, literature, and TV dramas

Jacco ZwetslootJacco ZwetslootNovember 25, 2018

How international agencies in North Korea get things done – NK News Podcast ep. 46

Thomas Fisler talks bringing aid to the DPRK's most deprived regions

Jacco ZwetslootJacco ZwetslootNovember 18, 2018

How advanced is N. Korea’s nuclear and missile arsenal? – NK News Podcast ep. 45

Ankit Panda talks denuclearization, deterrence, and the ups and downs of nuclear diplomacy

Jacco ZwetslootJacco ZwetslootNovember 11, 2018

Decoupling in the works? A monthly wrap-up round table – NKNews Podcast Ep.44

The NK News team delves into sanctions, summitry, and a growing split in the alliance

Jacco ZwetslootJacco ZwetslootNovember 4, 2018

Ambassador Joseph Yun on negotiating with North Korea – NKNews Podcast Ep.43

The former U.S. Special Representative for DPRK policy talks sanctions, nukes, and "fire and fury"

Jacco ZwetslootJacco ZwetslootOctober 29, 2018
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