Program 412: The Birth of Korean Cool; Pico Iyer in North Korea

Release Date: 07-18-2015


Author Euny Hong explains how South Korea has transformed into an economic and pop-culture powerhouse to become one of the world's "coolest" countries. Then author Pico Iyer shares what he observed on a recent visit to the renegade nation of North Korea, and explains how easy it is to visit the North on a tightly wrapped packaged tour via China.


  • Euny Hong, author of "The Birth of Korean Cool" (Picador)
  • Author Pico Iyer

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