These days, K-Pop artists are branching out into numerous content types—including podcasts. The great thing about podcasts is that you can listen to them anywhere and everywhere. Whether you’re bored at home, need something to get you through your chores, or you want something to listen to while braving grocery store panic buying, these 5 podcasts will lift your spirits during the coronavirus lockdown.
1. “K-Pop Daebak” with Eric Nam
If you can’t get enough of K-Pop, veteran soloist Eric Nam has a great K-Pop themed podcast, aptly named K-Pop Daebak. Every Monday, Eric drops an episode of the podcast where he reviews the best tracks of the week, interviews Korean artists, and talks about general goings on in the K-Pop world.
In the most recent episode of K-Pop Daebak (episode 48), former U-KISS member Kevin Woo hosted the podcast while Eric was away. He talked about leaving his group to become a solo artist, embarrassing moments with his sunbaenims, and more.
2. “What Would Jamie Do?” with Jamie Park
Soloist and former 15& member Jamie Park has her own podcast called What Would Jamie Do?, where she gives listeners plenty of witty yet useful advice on what to do when life doesn’t go as planned.
In the most recent episode of What Would Jamie Do? (episode 24), Jamie played agony aunt to listeners’ worried over what to do when you like an older guy, what to do when a roommate ghosts you, and more.
3. “The Tablo Podcast” with Tablo (Epik High)
One idol podcast that’s perfect for people from all walks of life is The Tablo Podcast with Epik High’s Tablo. As a rapper, a producer, a veteran in the K-Pop industry, and even a dad, he has something to say that will interest everyone. The Tablo Podcast covers everything from dark humor to life lessons.
In the most recent episode of The Tablo Podcast (episode 33), Tablo focused on COVID-19 and social isolation. He called one of his friends who’s in quarantine and gave listeners some binge watching suggestions to keep everyone occupied.
4. “How Did I Get Here?” with Jae (DAY6)
How Did I Get Here? with DAY6’s Jae is a wild ride. DIVE Studios describes it as a “tantalizing ride” where listeners will live their best lives. This newly launched podcast is something Jae has wanted to do for a while, so it’s sure to a be a lot of fun.
In the most recent episode of How Did I Get Here? (episode 9), Jae was joined by new soloist AleXa to talk about everything from new music to how they met to hygiene tips for the COVID-19 pandemic.
5. “I Think You’re Dope” with Eric Nam
Can’t get enough of Eric Nam? Alongside K-Pop Daebak, he also has a second podcast—I Think You’re Dope. On this show, Eric sits down for authentic interviews with some of the most dope people he can find. Past guests include To All the Boys author Jenny Han and Josh and Ollie from the Korean Englishman channel on YouTube.
In the final episode of the first season (episode 10), Eric chatted with the ShibSibs—Olympic ice dancers Maia and Alex Shibutani. They talked about making it to the Olympic Games, crying in Pyeongchang, and more.