Welcome to the first episode of Pass the K-popcorn, where the Seoulbeats team get together to discuss their thoughts on K-entertainment and share their personal experiences.
Being a K-entertainment writer can at once be exciting and educational, but also pressurizing when having to face potential backlash from readers. On this episode of Pass the K-popcorn, Siena, Qing, and Karen gather to discuss their motivations behind applying to be part of the Seoulbeats team back in the day and how they have grown as writers over the years.
Listen to it here: https://open.spotify.com/episode/1xCAdUGdJBWVO77DUmh9B1?si=45faedb4cb52468a
02:04 Why did we decide to apply to be a writer with Seoulbeats?
10:43 Talking about the unique experiences of being a Seoulbeats writer
12:06 Finding community in Seoulbeats, staff passes, and broadening our tastes
18:00 Siena’s journey back to watching K-dramas, and discovering K-indie and K-hip hop
20:00 Accountability as writers, ensuring credibility, and engaging with sociocultural tensions
24:18 Looking back on our articles and talking about reader feedback
- Giriboy, “Let’s Drink”
- Yeehaw! K-pop and American West Aesthetics
- GFriend, “Apple”
- Demian, “Love%”
- TXT, “Can’t You See Me”
- Seventeen, “Poison: Fear”
- K-hip hop hooks and the demand for catchiness
- Hwayugi and cultural borrowing
36:49 Advice for aspiring K-pop writers
Recruitment is ongoing till Sunday, October 17 at 11:59 PM EST. More details can be found here: https://seoulbeats.com/2021/10/join-the-seoulbeats-writing-and-social-media-team-7/