The Not So KOREAN Podcast

The Not So KOREAN Podcast

The Not So Korean Podcast with Jay & Tim is recorded live from New Malden, the UK and Europe's largest Koreatown. We bring you news, topics of conversation, and interviews related to the Korean community and K-Culture. LINKS: YouTube: Spotify: iTunes / Apple Podcasts: Amazon Music Audible Google Podcasts Spreaker: [and all good Podcast platforms]


July 15, 2022 20 min
In episode 25, we take a different angle by TIM interviewing JAY about his Korean-themed mid-length film drama, "REPARATION" and what it was like for the film to have been Officially Selected by the inaugural Kingston International Film Festival (KIFF), as well as what is next for this film, including its Korean Premiere coming up in South Korea.

Jay also discusses how he assisted in getting the Korean language film by direc...
Mark as Played
In episode 24 we speak to Korean entrepreneur, Suji Sohn about how she came up with and grew the company which makes "SeoulBox", its almost humble beginnings in the UK and New Malden [K-Town UK] itself, and how each one of these internationally available boxes of Korean goodies, treats and snacks (and K-Pop/BTS items?!) is perfectly put together.

Hosts Jay and Tim also unbox, right in front of your eyes (or ears if you liste...
Mark as Played
In this 'on location' & 'on the move' episode, the 'NoSoKoPo' bring you a review of Korean multi-instrumentalist, Ms Park Jiha and in particular her recent two-day residency at the lovely Café OTO in Dalston, London.

Yes… taking a break from interview shows, instead you’ll be hearing about Jay’s recent visit to Café OTO. In fact, if you happen to view the VIDEO version of our podcast you'll also see ...
Mark as Played
In this Episode 22 of the 'NoSoKoPo', we bring you PART TWO of Jay & Tim's interview with the multi-talented Eugene Kim - Eugene Kim is a translator, language tutor and more & she's someone we've both been acquainted with for some time, and whom Tim has collaborated with.

In Part Two so much is discussed with Eugene and subjects include:

Tips for anyone wanting to become a translator, whether computers (o...
Mark as Played
Our latest interview episode is one with the multi-talented Eugene Kim.

Eugene Kim is a translator, language tutor and more & she's someone we've both been acquainted with for some time, and whom Tim has collaborated with.

Subjects covered include Eugene's experiences in the UK and Canada, her work with the magazine/online publication, "Nabillera", how Gothic literature has played a part in Ms Kim's work ...
Mark as Played
In this "on the move" episode, Jay and Tim discuss a recent Korean film "experience" - and what an experience it was! In this special show, we review and perhaps dissect the recent Korean Film Nights screening of an old Korean movie starring [Oscar winner] Youn Yuh-jung and directed by the well-known Kim Ki-Young, and brought to us by the London Korean Film Festival and Korean Cultural Centre UK/London guys... the ...
Mark as Played
Ahead of some 2022 interviews we have coming up soon, this 19th #NoSoKoPo episode features a few which took place in the latter part of 2021, and most of these have never been seen / heard.

We hope you enjoy listening to Amra and Deborah (of @BeingBrasian), Jane's local stories, plus talk of her Hanbok and Philip's passion for Korea and the Sewol Ferry tragedy... as well as the great t-shirt he's wearing, which is fu...
Mark as Played
Fairly hot on the heels of the tail-end of "Seollal" (설날 / Korean Lunar New Year), Jay and Tim take a different approach to recent episodes and videos, and in fact chat 'on location' - in the popular "Cake & Bingsoo Cafe" in New Malden aka KOREA-Town UK - about Korea and what they miss about being in South Korea.

Choosing such a venue as the location for the first of such chats [yes, more of these fill ha...
Mark as Played
HAPPY NEW YEAR! PART 2 for 2022!

As we released PART 1 of this special two-part and festive 'Kimchi and Film' themed 'NoSoKoPo' show only hours before Christmas Day itself, we thought it best to hold out until after the first week of 2022 before dropping PART 2 on our viewers & listeners, by which time Jay & Tim would have just settling back into 'the new normal', and perhaps our 'fans' would...
Mark as Played
In this 16th episode and first part of a two-part Special Festive & Kimchi and Film themed 'NoSoKoPo' show, Jay and Tim discuss the recent Kimjang Festival in 'KoreaTown' UK [aka New Malden], have an exclusive interview with artists THE DECORATORS (with whom our hosts collaborated in kimchi related art project), play a parody Kimchi-themed song - along with video, if you tune in to the episode on YouTube - submi...
Mark as Played
Although Episode 16 is on it's way - in which we interview artists known as The Decorators and talk about their connection with Kimchi, and the Kimjang festival, Korean films and much more - we wanted to take this opportunity to not only speak a little about what is coming in that episode but also about the season of Korean films.

We've touched on this amazing series before, and even as we write this there is stil...
Mark as Played
In this extended 15th episode of the 'NoSoKoPo', Jay & Tim interview the amazing and multi-talented Maisie Rose Duff - amongst other achievements, Maisie has lived in South Korea, speaks Korean very well, is a videographer and also is the co-creator of the very popular Waegukins (외국인) account on Instagram - and our jabbering duo also chat at length about this year's London Korean Film Festival, as well as review and...
Mark as Played
In this 14th episode of the 'NoSoKoPo', Jay & Tim cover a lot of ground, whilst also testing yet another video set-up [those who watch over at will see what we mean - along with outtakes/bloopers] and continue to talk about the LKFF '21 (London Korean Film Festival 2021) as well as review a couple of films which will feature in it.

Speaking of Korean film, Jason Verney and Timothy Holm also &#...
Mark as Played
In this 13th episode, Jay & Tim continue to test a video version of the show and introduce details of the LKFF '21 (London Korean Film Festival 2021), feature an interview with Rachel Dykins of "Mind in Kingston" - who are doing great work to help Koreans and others with mental health issues - and chat about other news, and of course touch on the Korean phenomenon on Netflix known as "Squid Game".

Further inf...
Mark as Played
In this 12th episode, Jay & Tim test out a video version of the episode, cover a little local news, the charity "Mind in Kingston" & its connection to the Korean community and close the show with music from Ji Eun Jung of KAYA - the latter was recorded and filmed in The Place, New Malden for Chuseok (추석 / Korean Harvest Festival).

Further information about Kaya (& Ji Eun Jung), Mind in Kingston and The Place:

Mark as Played
In this little snippet, we simply announce that due to personal circumstances - and just needing a rest after the busy Chuseok period - there will be no new episode of our podcast this weekend.

Jay and Tim are very sorry about this but we shall return soon!

#staytuned #apologies #죄송합니다 #팟캐스트 #휴가 #breaktime #notsokoreanpodcast

[As well as all the platforms listed below, JAY and TIM's podcast episodes can ALSO be found in this PLAY...
Mark as Played
In this 11th episode, we conclude our interview with Becky aka Hanguk Hapa, the foodie, vlogger and general promoter of Korean culture, released in conjunction with the Kingston Korea Festival on the 18th September [the date of this episode].

Tim and Jay also discuss - in this semi 'Chuseok (추석) Special' - their last few days and Korean related and Korea-Town news, including a a mini-review of one of the oldest Korean restau...
Mark as Played
In this 10th episode, we present our interview with Justina Jang who talks to us about running the KBCE (Korean British Cultural Exchange), putting on the 2021 and previous year's KKF (Kingston Korean Festival), the Kimchjang Festival and our recent Kimchi-come-Art experience and more.

Tim and Jay also discuss their last few days and Korean related and Korea-Town related news - these include the mention of a hectic few days - 3...
Mark as Played
In this 9th episode, we present our interview with the lovely Becky aka Hanguk Hapa (Part 1, at least), the foodie, vlogger and general promoter of Korean culture - (Part 2 will follow in a couple of weeks!)...

Tim and Jay also discuss their last few days and Korean related and Korea-Town related news - these include news of a new Tea shop opening on New Malden high street, a Korean film stumbled upon on, further informati...
Mark as Played
In this eighth episode, and seeing that they say the Number 8 is lucky in Korean Culture, we have 8 questions to ask our listeners - which may ultimately help our audience - as well as chat a little about our next guest (this being the lovely "Hanguk Hapa") and discuss the last week and Korean related occurrences and an [H]anecdote or two!

Tim and Jay also cover the recent talk by Paul Quinn (, chat about...
Mark as Played

Popular Podcasts

    Current and classic episodes, featuring compelling true-crime mysteries, powerful documentaries and in-depth investigations.

    Crime Junkie

    If you can never get enough true crime... Congratulations, you’ve found your people.

    The Piketon Massacre

    The most notorious mass murder in Ohio’s history happened on the night of April 21, 2016 in rural Pike County. Four crime scenes, thirty-two gunshot wounds, eight members of the Rhoden family left dead in their homes. Two years later a local family of four, the Wagners, are arrested and charged with the crimes. As the Wagners await four back-to-back capital murder trials, the KT Studios team revisits Pike County to examine: crime-scene forensics, upcoming legal proceedings, and the ties that bind the victims and the accused. As events unfold and new crimes are uncovered, what will it mean for all involved? What will it mean for Pike County?

    Stuff You Should Know

    If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.


    It’s a lighthearted nightmare in here, weirdos! Morbid is a true crime, creepy history and all things spooky podcast hosted by an autopsy technician and a hairstylist. Join us for a heavy dose of research with a dash of comedy thrown in for flavor.

Advertise With Us

For You

    Music, radio and podcasts, all free. Listen online or download the iHeart App.


    © 2022 iHeartMedia, Inc.