37:23 | Feb 24th, 2016

3 recommendations

In the U.S., paparazzi are pretty much synonymous with invasion of privacy. But today we travel to a place where the prying press create something more like a prison break.  K-pop is a global juggerna...Show More

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mm recommended:Feb 23rd

What will K-pop fans do to you if you dishonour their favourite stars? An eye-opening look into the manufacturing of the K-pop dream, the man who unravelled it by importing American paparazzi, and the loyal fandom that bites back.

mmFeb 23rd

@aliceko This one is really good.

rmmiller364 recommended:Feb 23rd

How paparazzi tried to treat Kpop stars in the same way American and British stars get treated.... and how the results were definitely not the same

mmFeb 23rd

@rmmiller364 Loved this so much. Each turn and twist was more and more eye-opening! Thanks for the recommendation!

rmmiller364Feb 23rd

@mm It’s one of my favorite Radiolab episodes and I was reminded of it today because of the Popcast episode that others are recommending today!

mmFeb 23rd

@rmmiller364 I figured that was the case! Now I want to hear an episode about the making of K-pop bands to round it all out. I think I saw a documentary about it once a long time ago...but a podcast would be awesome.


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