타박타박 세계사 Podcast

Name of Podcast: 타박타박 세계사 (Walking Along the World History) (Phonetic: Tabaktabak segyesa)

What topics are covered: Unusual topics such as the history of droughts, zoos, toilets, names of the oceans, salt, symbolism, and taxation are covered.

Why is it good to listen? This podcast is approaching the history in different ways. It doesn’t concentrate on one country’s story but it sticks to the topic. So the listeners will see the various views of many other countries’ at the same time.

This Korean podcast can be found on iTunes here.

How often are the podcasts updated? This podcast is updated weekly.

Length of the podcasts: Each episode is about 50 minutes long.

Description: When it comes to learning about world history, most people will learn following the historical order. The podcast host, Kyengtae Nam, brings unique and creative topics by questioning why this happened and why we have the result nowadays. It might not seem to be related with the world history but the host and a guest explain the certain countries and cities history, focusing on the topic of the day. For each topic, there is one guest who is actively studying it, and the guest gives more detailed information and back stories. The explanation is quite easy and simple because the host and guest use conversational language at a slow pace.

At the end of each episode, the Jazz music critic HyunJun Kim introduces a song which is memorable in music history.

Summary: A unique way to build up your world history knowledge and learn Korean too!