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The Seoul Stache | 10th Anniversary of the Sewol Disaster

Powered by RedCircle In this bonus episode, the guys talk about where they were and what they were feeling when the Sewol disaster occurred ten years ago. If you like the outro music, check out Ryan’s album here: https://thatsspanishfor.bandcamp.com/album/the-moo-moo-choo-choo You can find The Seoul Patch Podcast listed on Feedspot’s 25 Best South Korea Podcasts. Check […]

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Justified Neglect

Powered by RedCircle Hey everybody, this is Jack from the Soul Patch podcast and. We are back. We are planning to release episodes twice a month, and today’s episode started as a a kind of free form conversation, but it led into talking about connections that we try to hold on to. When we move

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The Seoul Patch Podcast Presents: The K-Pop Sundae Podcast

Powered by RedCircle Season 4 Episode 3: The First-Ever Sunbae Games Dive into the delectable world of K-pop with The K-pop Sundae Podcast, where they serve up the juiciest insights, creamiest discussions, and most flavorful deep dives on all things K-pop. Join them as they sprinkle your ears with the sweet sounds of fandom, scoop

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Doomsday Prepping

Powered by RedCircle In this episode of The Seoul Patch Podcast, Jack and Ryan talk about the future of EFL/ESL here in South Korea as well as how they are preparing for the worst but hoping for the best. It’s another interesting conversation on the Patch this week! If you like the outro music, check

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Sad and Tragic

Powered by RedCircle In this episode of the podcast, Kevin, Ryan, and Jack discuss the tragic news regarding the teacher who is suspected of committing suicide in the classroom. Although we usually keep things light here on TSP, we felt it was certainly worth discussing this sad news story and examining possible reforms that can

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Eat, Pray, Live

Powered by RedCircle Hey Seoul Patch listeners. I am here with Ryan today. We are one man down, Kevin was unable to make it for the recording. Ryan and I had a conversation about the distinction between the kind of Eat, Pray, Love visiting a country, traveling through and spending a year maybe trying to

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On The Money

Powered by RedCircle In this week’s episode of The Seoul Patch Podcast, Kevin drops some serious knowledge about the faces we see everyday on the bills we see every day on our cash bills yet have no idea who they are. Poor Ryan wrestles with a leaky faucet in his apartment and the resulting construction

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Nothing to Declare

Powered by RedCircle In this episode of The Seoul Patch Podcast, Kevin and Jack tackle some of the national news headlines here in South Korea. It’s customs forms to declining birthrates to a recent preference for daughters over sons here in The Land of the Morning Calm. You can find The Seoul Patch Podcast listed on

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Seoul Stache: The March 1st Movement

Powered by RedCircle In this bonus episode of The Seoul Patch Podcast, Kevin and Jack talk briefly about the March 1st Movement and why it’s an important holiday here in Korea. You can find The Seoul Patch Podcast listed on Feedspot’s 25 Best South Korea Podcasts. Check it out here: https://blog.feedspot.com/south_korea_podcasts/ Intro Music: Eaters, song Tuck’s Love

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I.Seoul.U.

Powered by RedCircle It’s our 66th episode, and we’re talking about free subway use for the elderly, slogans, and anti-discrimination laws. We’re digging into the society and culture pages of South Korea’s best newspapers today on The Seoul Patch Podcast. If you’d like to share your opinions with us, send us an email at podcast@theseoulpatch.com.

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Puns, Busan, corn ice cream…oh my!

Powered by RedCircle On this episode of The Seoul Patch Podcast, the guys talk about puns, English friendly Busan, and of course, corn in ice cream. You can find The Seoul Patch Podcast listed on Feedspot’s 25 Best South Korea Podcasts. Check it out here: https://blog.feedspot.com/south_korea_podcasts/ Intro/Outro Music: Eaters, song Tuck’s Love Party & I am

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Should I start my own business in Korea?

Powered by RedCircle Entrepreneurship can be a scary proposition for many westerners here in Korea. Jack and Ryan talk about business ventures, outside of teaching, that they have delved into and the outcomes they experienced. You can find The Seoul Patch Podcast listed on Feedspot’s 25 Best South Korea Podcasts. Check it out here: https://blog.feedspot.com/south_korea_podcasts/ Intro/Outro

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The Big Six Zero!

Powered by RedCircle Powered by RedCircle RedCircle Well, we made it to the 60th episode! In this week’s Seoul Patch, Jack and Kevin discuss the government’s plan to create a Champs Elysees in the center of Seoul. The guys also talk about the 1,000 won increase in the base rate for taxis. Most importantly, we

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50. The Hagwon Chronicles Bonus Episode: Don’t Micromanage Me Bro!

We’re opening the vaults and giving you a special bonus episode of the podcast. In this episode, Jack is flying solo as he interviews Teacher Doug about working conditions at a school where the boss had a hard time delegating responsibility to the teaching staff and spent a lot of time micromanaging things. It’s a

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46. The Hagwon Chronicles: Know Your Rights!

In this week’s episode of The Seoul Patch Podcast, we give you another installment of The Hagwon Chronicles. This time, the guys interview two seasoned English teachers: Jake and Nick. Unfortunately, Jake and Nick experienced problems early on in their teaching careers. These problems ranged from getting paid late each month to being dressed down by the

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45. The Hagwon Chronicles: Everything Went Sideways with Frank

When Frank first arrived in Korea, things were looking up. The director picked him up from the airport and helped him get settled into his new apartment, his schedule wasn’t overwhelming, and things at the school seemed to operate smoothly. But all of that would change very quickly. Within the first week, everything had gone

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38. Teaching in U.S. Public Schools vs. Korean Hagwons with Guest Ryan Custodio

In this week’s episode, we welcome teacher Ryan Custodio to the Patch. As a former public school teacher in the USA and a current hagwan teacher in South Korea, he provides some very interesting insights into the differences in education in America and Korea. Ryan discusses some of the challenges as well as the benefits

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35. Why We ♥ Seoul

In this week’s episode, the guys discuss their appreciation for the city of Seoul. While Ryan and Kev still reside there, Jack has been marooned in the outskirts of Gyeonggi, longing to return to the motherland, Seoul proper. Despite Jack’s displacement, the guys still talk about the aspects of the city that they love and

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