April 15, 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.


Roundtable: war remains, sanctions, and N. Korean movies – NKNews Podcast ep.31

The NK News Seoul team rounds up some of the latest DPRK-related developments

Jacco ZwetslootJacco ZwetslootAugust 5, 2018

What fish prices teach us about the North Korean economy – NKNews Podcast ep.30

Fresh from three weeks in-country, Peter Ward discusses markets and money in the DPRK

Jacco ZwetslootJacco ZwetslootJuly 30, 2018

An eight-step guide to North Korean provocation – NKNews Podcast ep.29

Retired LTC Steve Tharp says current negotiations are unlikely to bear fruit

Jacco ZwetslootJacco ZwetslootJuly 22, 2018

A Conversation with Two North Korean Refugees – NKNews Podcast ep.28

Former DPRK citizens share their take on the recent detente, stories of adjusting to life in South

Jacco ZwetslootJacco ZwetslootJuly 16, 2018

Bypassing information control in North Korea – NKNews Podcast Ep.27

Nat Kretchun discusses how people in the DPRK get around the state's rigid censorship

Jacco ZwetslootJacco ZwetslootJuly 10, 2018

Political risk and investment in North Korea – NKNews Podcast ep.26

Three experts discuss foreign investments and the future of the DPRK market

Jacco ZwetslootJacco ZwetslootJuly 2, 2018
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Live from Pyongyang, it’s… daily life! – NKNews Podcast ep.25

Ambreen Mustafa of the Pakistan embassy in Pyongyang shares her daily life as a foreign diplomat

Jacco ZwetslootJacco ZwetslootJune 25, 2018

Feminism, gender norms, and etiquette in North Korea – NKNews Podcast ep.24

In this episode, Dr. Ross King discusses language and class politics in the DPRK

Jacco ZwetslootJacco ZwetslootJune 17, 2018

What happens in Singapore… – NKNews Podcast ep.23

The NK News team rounds up all the developments from the historic Kim-Trump summit

Jacco ZwetslootJacco ZwetslootJune 14, 2018

Thae Yong-ho on prospects for peace and denuclearization – NKNews Podcast ep.22

The former high-ranking DPRK diplomat shares his thoughts on Pyongyang's past, present, and future

Jacco ZwetslootJacco ZwetslootJune 3, 2018