May 25, 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

Distinguishing between North Korea humanitarianism and human rights – Ep. 272

Danielle Chubb and Nazanin Zadeh-Cummings discuss how the two camps find common ground in promoting disability rights

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

The defector who snuck into North Korea to save his mother – Ep. 271

Reporter Michelle Ye Hee Lee discusses the story of Kim Kang-woo and the dangers and heartbreak of escaping the DPRK

Jacco ZwetslootJacco Zwetsloot | NK NewsJanuary 17, 2023
North Korea News Podcast

How North Korea’s drones increase risk of inter-Korean conflict – Ep. 270

The NK News team discusses DPRK drones flying over Seoul, missile engine tests, the end-of-year plenum and more

Jacco ZwetslootJacco Zwetsloot | NK NewsJanuary 10, 2023
North Korea News Podcast

What the blob really thinks about North Korea in 2023 – Ep. 269

The NK News team discuss how the Korean Peninsula looks from Washington midway through Biden’s term

Jacco ZwetslootJacco Zwetsloot | NK NewsJanuary 3, 2023
North Korea News Podcast

The best and worst books on North Korea in 2022 — Ep. 268

David Tizzard breaks down the best reads on DPRK politics, human rights, economics, history and more

Jacco ZwetslootJacco Zwetsloot | NK NewsDecember 27, 2022
North Korea News Podcast

What drives North Korean missile testing — Ep. 267

Gordon Flake discusses a historic year of launches, the role of the Quad and AUKUS in Northeast Asia and more

Jacco ZwetslootJacco Zwetsloot | NK NewsDecember 20, 2022
North Korea News Podcast

One man’s project to overthrow the Kim regime — Ep. 266

Bradley Hope discusses his new book on Adrian Hong’s activist organization and Free Joseon’s Madrid raid gone wrong

Jacco ZwetslootJacco Zwetsloot | NK NewsDecember 13, 2022
North Korea News Podcast

Kim Jong Un’s daughter steals spotlight from DPRK’s biggest missile – Ep. 265

The NK News team discusses whether the child is the North Korean leader’s successor, BTS on the front lines and more

Jacco ZwetslootJacco Zwetsloot | NK NewsDecember 6, 2022
North Korea News Podcast

Deconstructing the US’ ‘hostile policy’ toward North Korea – Ep. 264

Simone Chun discusses the US role in dividing the two Koreas and makes the case for coexistence with the DPRK

Jacco ZwetslootJacco Zwetsloot | NK NewsNovember 29, 2022
North Korea News Podcast

A deep dive into the delicate ceasefire agreement with North Korea – Ep. 263

John Burzynski discusses why the Korean War armistice was meant to be temporary and why all sides should revisit it

Jacco ZwetslootJacco Zwetsloot | NK NewsNovember 22, 2022
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