Could KARD’s “Rumor” Captivate Kpoppers? | Feat. IU, Jang HanByul, CHEEZE & SNUPER

With the completed debut for the kpop group loved by international fans, we take a critical look at K.A.R.D’s latest “Rumor” release.

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Is This Minzy’s Moment? | Feat. Kisum, Double Eight, SF9 & MiSO

It’s hard to evaluate Minzy’s solo debut without 2NE1’s baggage, but Kpopcast hosts give this title track a shot.

Songs highlighted in this episode:
– Kisum’s “Sleep Tight”
– Double Eight’s “Booster”
– SF9’s “Easy Love”
– MiSO’s “KKPP”

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Why You Will Love Taeyeon | Feat. Red Velvet, Teen Top, Highlight & WINNER

The Kpopcast reviews Taeyeon’s “Make Me Love You” for Daebak or Not, and spotlights other weekly top picks. The Taeyeon assessment begins at 18:00. Continue reading

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Three Years Later – How Kpop Has Responded to The Sewol Ferry

In a more somber look at a sensitive topic, we explore the role and the way Kpop has responded to the Sewol Ferry incident. We welcome Kpop contemporary, Tamar Herman, who has previously written on the issue. Continue reading

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Pristin is the 10 flavors of Aegyo | Feat. LUCY, MONSTA X, Moon Hyuna & BgA

The Kpop podcast evaluates whether Pristin’s debut single is Daebak or Not and the hosts explore recent hits at the top of their personal charts. Co-host DJ Peter Lo additionally makes a confession for long-time listeners of the Kpopcast. Continue reading

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The GOT7 Flight Log Trilogy: Explained & Deconstructed

The week prior to the recording of this episode we had planned to do a quick Daebak or Not on GOT7’s “Never Ever.” Prepared with remarks, we started recording ourselves discussing how the music video raised more questions than answers which made us ultimately realize: we weren’t taking into the account the comprehensive narrative from the trilogy. We then used the rest of our recording time that evening to review and breakdown the symbols and story of the GOT7 Flight Log trilogy. We were amazed by the layers of story included in the piece and felt like it warranted an extra long episode to dive deeper into dispelling this obtuse tale to our listeners.  Continue reading

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The Meaning of B.A.P’s “Wake Me Up” Explained

B.A.P’s “Wake Me Up” is layered in meanings which go beyond mental health. We dive into these hidden explanations thanks to Reddit user BrigidAndair. Continue reading

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HyunA will remember this moment from San Francisco

We had a chance to see the San Francisco stop of HyunA’s tour, recap pivotal moments and share a few stories to bring you to the heart of the show. See the photos captured from the program below. Thanks to KpopMe who let us into the show!

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What Most Fans Miss in GFriend’s “FINGERTIP”

GFriend’s “Fingertip” may appear to be a dream-centered story in the music video, but what most people miss is the Greek mythology driving the narrative in this latest hit.

Post-production note: we were wrong about “Navillera” meaning ‘butterfly’ in Spanish. It sounds like this was more based off of “Navi” sounding like ‘butterfly’ in Korean. Continue reading

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