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

What the EU can do about North Korea – NKNews Podcast ep. 15

Dr. Tereza Novotna discusses upcoming summits and Europe's role in potential denuclearization talks

Jacco ZwetslootJacco ZwetslootApril 23, 2018
North Korea News Podcast

What Kim Jong Un really wants – NKNews Podcast ep.14

Dr. Daniel Pinkston talks about North Korean military capabilities, upcoming summits, and more

Jacco ZwetslootJacco ZwetslootApril 20, 2018
North Korea News Podcast

Mission impossible? Assessing intelligence on N. Korea – NKNews Podcast ep.13

Former CIA analyst Sue Mi Terry discusses reliable intelligence, U.S. policy, and more

Jacco ZwetslootJacco ZwetslootApril 16, 2018
North Korea News Podcast

The Korean Wave washes over Pyongyang – NKNews Podcast ep.12

The NK News Seoul team discuss a K-pop concert in the DPRK capital, an upcoming summit, and more

Jacco ZwetslootJacco ZwetslootApril 13, 2018
North Korea News Podcast

Destination DPRK: the ethics of North Korea tourism – NKNews Podcast ep.11

A frequent visitor discusses the ethics of visiting the DPRK and shares some of her experiences

Jacco ZwetslootJacco ZwetslootApril 9, 2018
Evergreen

Why the Korean War matters today – NKNews Podcast ep. 10

Kathryn Weathersby examines a conflict in which millions died and its meaning today

Jacco ZwetslootJacco ZwetslootApril 2, 2018
North Korea News Podcast

Mr. Kim goes to Beijing – NKNews Podcast ep. 9

The NK News Seoul team breaks down the historic China-North Korea summit

Jacco ZwetslootJacco ZwetslootMarch 29, 2018
Evergreen

20,000 sanctions over the sea: N. Korea’s illicit networks – NKNews Podcast ep. 8

C4ADS's David Thompson discusses sanctions - and how the DPRK and its partners avoid them

Jacco ZwetslootJacco ZwetslootMarch 26, 2018
North Korea News Podcast

FHRNK: Cold War agitprop in the age of social media – NKNews Podcast ep. 7

This week, Chad O'Carroll discusses a mysterious network spreading anti-North graphics on the net

Jacco ZwetslootJacco ZwetslootMarch 19, 2018
North Korea News Podcast

Diplomacy from down under – from Canberra to Pyongyang – NKNews Podcast ep. 6

This week, Dr. Adrian Buzo discusses his time as an Australian diplomat in North and South Korea

Jacco ZwetslootJacco ZwetslootMarch 14, 2018