This excellent podcast series touches on Korean isolationism, Japanese occupation, Russian and US involvement, and the Korean war

Ever wondered why there’s a North and South Korea? How the Koreans might feel about the countries that surround them? A podcast called “Korea - The Story You’ve Never Heard” answers all that and more.

Personal note: I didn’t think I liked history, but I found this surprisingly engaging. Especially captivating is the real audio footage from Dean Rusk, who had first hand knowledge of and was instrumental in the events that took place at this time.

Timeline

(please excuse or point out any errors here, I’m am transcribing manually some things I heard while listening to this)

Wrapping Up

If you’d like to listen to the full podcast (and I recommend that you do), here are the full episode links:

  1. How it all Began
  2. How Korea was Divided
  3. Fumbling towards a war
  4. The Korean War

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