학자들의 수다 Korean Confucius Podcast

Name of Podcast: 학자들의 수다 (Scholars’ Tea Time) (Phonetic: Hakjadeului suda)

What topics are covered: The Analects of Confucius by Confucius

Why is it good to listen? One of the great Eastern philosopher is Confucius and his book The Analects of Confucius is already well-known. But how many people actually have read the book? In this podcast the listeners will vicariously read the classic. The hosts who have read and studied it interpret The Analects of Confucius and discuss regarding the context in Korean.

This 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 one hour long.

Description: Sicheon Kim and Sanghyun Oh are researchers who are interested in Eastern philosophy. The goal of this podcast is to lightly talk about the Eastern philosophy which sounds too difficult to try. Their first choice is the Analects of Confucius. In every three episode, a new topic is chosen. So far cult, sky, diseases, women, medical ethic, virtue of the government officials, destiny, spreading of Christianity, and how to war are selected as the topics for each episode.

There are interesting guests invited in each episode. Some are doctors of philosophy, and they have a heated discussions with the hosts. This Korean podcast is very educational and informative, and it throws a message to the listeners to ponder for a long time.

The hosts’ speed of talking Korean is normal, and they have clear Seoul accents. Some of the guests talk very quickly.

Summary: Good opportunity to understand Eastern culture and philosophy in Korean.