Episode 188 - EXID's Not Disbanding. Nope.

Episode 188 - EXID's Not Disbanding. Nope.

We’re back again with another fantastic edition of Hallyujuku. On this episode, we reassure ourselves that things will be okay following news of EXID’s Hani and Jeonghwa’s departures from Banana Culture, make note of the next shoe dropping in the Maho Yamaguchi saga with her impending graduation, and give some tempered observations on some possibly over-the-line behaviour from Houston NCT 127 “sasaengs” and the ensuing backlash. All that, new tunes, including Beenzino’s return, Jay Park, Park Bom, BABYMETAL, and more!

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Episode 187 - Gravitating Positivity

Episode 187 - Gravitating Positivity

On this episode, we discuss the unfortunate plight of being a Black Korean dealing with South Korean makeup artists, take a peek at some of the details of the upcoming “Produce 101 Japan”, and speculate on NGT48 hitting the reset button following recent controversies. All that, new tunes, including the highly anticipated BTS comeback, Steve Aoki x Monsta X, Blackpink, and more! Git on it!

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Episode 186 - Room To Breathe

Episode 186 - Room To Breathe

On this episode, we discuss the finally unveiled BTS Mattel Fashion Dolls, Kang Daniel legally seeking free agency, and the steps Yoon Ji Oh is taking to ensure her own safety. Additionally, Petey talks a bit about some of the things he saw at SXSW 2019, including iKon, Chungha, and more at the Korea Spotlight. All that, plus new tunes, including Pentagon, Mamamoo, the triumphantly returning Park Bom, and more! Get down on it!

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Episode 185 - An Overcrowded Pond Within An Even Bigger Pond

Episode 185 - An Overcrowded Pond Within An Even Bigger Pond

On this episode, we avoid the elephant in the K-Pop room, for now. Instead, we discuss the escalation in the contract length MNET is asking for in the new edition of Produce, a couple of names from (or formerly from) AKB48 making moves into Korean companies, and the expansion of K-Merch in American retail stores. All that, plus new tunes, and more! Get it!

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Episode 177 - Goodbye, Dramafever

Episode 177 - Goodbye, Dramafever

This week, we speculate on the status of Pristin after some employment updates for a couple of the members, we wonder what will actually happen with the purported plans for the members of Blackpink to all have solo debuts, and we commemorate the end of an era as Warner Brothers shuts down Dramafever amidst a K-Entertainment streaming arms race. All that, new tunes, and more! Get on it!

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Episode 175 - Marketing Culture

Episode 175 - Marketing Culture

This week, we discuss the mess that is the fallout from Cube’s initial decision to release HyunA and E’Dawn from their contract and their subsequent indecision on the finality of that move. We also take a bit of time to discuss TS Entertainment standing firm in their unwillingness to settle with Hyosung and YG Entertainment pulling out all the stops to prove a point about their power. All that, plus some great new tunes from Jay Park, both members of 15&, and Girls’ Generation-Oh!GG. Esketit!

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