K-Pop & Beer
K-Pop & Beer is a podcast where Jen and Linz talk about anything even remotely related to K-Pop and K-Dramas. In every episode we talk about what we love (or… don’t love). You can find us at kpopandbeer.com and you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to hear from you, and we hope you enjoy our show! Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/kpopandbeer/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/kpopandbeer/support</a>
Jen and Linz each give two separate top five lists: one for music released in 2014, and one for music they purchased in 2014. With a wide range of songs from groups galore, from AKMU and BIGBANG to VIXX and U-Kiss.
Jen and Linz talk about: SHINee's "Juliette" vs. Corbin Bleu's "Deal With It"; Daesung a.k.a. D-LITE and the return of trot; VIXX's song "Error"; girls pretending to be boys ("To the Beautiful You" vs. "Coffee Prince"); and the fact that one of the members of MIB recently had a bank balance of $3.
This episode’s artist spotlight is Rain! Jen and Linz answer some listener questions and talk more about: ships and more ships; adjusting to Korean cultural differences with K-Pop and K-dramas; Rain vs. Stephen Colbert; Return of Superman; and Clazziquai Project.
In the first episode, Jen and Linz talk about how they found out about K-Pop; how they named the show; 2NE1, BIGBANG, Block-B, Lee Min Ho; and the gateway drug that is Boys Over Flowers.
We have a special guest this week, joining Jen and Linz to we talk about: what she likes (or doesn't) about K-pop; dating Korean guys; K-dramas, variety shows, and reality shows; working in Korea; holidays in Itaewon; favorite alcohols; coffee shops; and how common plastic surgery is in Korea.
This episode, Jen and Linz finally settle the Dirty Cash debate. (Maybe. No promises.) We also talk about new music we've purchased by Jay Park, Amber, BTOB, and Topp Dogg; concert ticket prices; and which alcohols we associate with different K-Pop groups.
This episode’s artist spotlight is VIXX! Jen and Linz also talk about: Daesung’s “Old Diary” song was a cover; H.O.T.’s song “Warrior’s Descendant”; To the Beautiful You; Answer Me 1997; and Zico dropping the f-bomb in “Tough Cookie.”
This episode’s artist spotlight is 2NE1! Jen and Linz also talk about: Wonder Girls’ K-Food Party; another podcast settles a dispute; K-Pop fandom ships; Jen watched her first episode of Running Man, and is now hooked on Inkigayo; and Jen tries to kill Linz with a triumphant song.
This episode’s artist spotlight is the Wonder Girls! Also, Jen and Linz revisit BIGBANG in drag, a creepy Christmas video with Park Bom and Lee Hi, and chat about new music —and various ways of finding it— and Jen gives a wrap-up on Blue Blazes.
This episode’s artist spotlight is G.O.D.! Jen and Linz also talk about: how to purchase music through the Japanese iTunes store; the VIXX concert in Chicago (yes, again) as it relates to bringing K-Pop concerts to the Midwest; the insanity that is the variety show Running Man (because Linz is obsessed with it now); Jen finished To the Beautiful You and Athena and gives her thoughts on both; an intriguing movie (not yet seen by either host) called Lady Daddy; weird glitches in the Dramafever apps; and a Japanese show called Blue Blazes.
This episode, Jen and Linz talk about Jen's first full K-pop album purchase (who IS IT!?); Linz's latest musical obsession; and K-pop concerts and merchandise in America. With random cameo by Linz's roommates (they say hi). (NOTE: The original release of this episode had some static... sorry about that! It has been fixed.)
Jen and Linz talk about: when k-pop members go missing; roller coaster karaoke; Jen bought a HyunA song; Linz started watching a new show and geeks out over the outfits; how we organize our k-pop music in iTunes; Linz revisits Angel Eyes.
Artist spotlight: MBLAQ! Jen and Linz also talk about: more misheard lyrics; artists need to release their songs sooner because we are impatient; Ailee and Amber’s amazing cover of Uptown Funk; JYP’s soul version of Who’s Your Mama and the profound lack of booty in K-Pop; Jay Park’s new song MOMMAE; SNSD’s Chocolate Love and SM’s horrible product placement; SHINee has a new album out; we are less than impressed with CL’s Dr Pepper; our favorite new IG.
Jen and Linz talk about: Jen got a lot of music recently; we got to meet superfan Liz at the recent Block B show in Chicago (there was a Tiki bar involved); we talk a LOT about the Block B show, by the way; Liz is our hero because of what happened on her way home; Linz is entertained by what Autocorrect thinks of her music; something may have gotten lost in translation with the name of Unpretty Rapstar; CL finally dropped a new song; Verbal Jint came out with a new album, which makes Linz happy; the new VIXX song, “Chained Up”; EXID’s “Hot Pink” video; a beer ad that Yoon Mirae did is pretty damn sweet, actually; Linz does not need a Cha Cha beat, boy; we review the new Jay Park album "Worldwide" and compare it with his earlier works; Linz has been watching a poorly named show called “Bubblegum” and a delightful show called "Oh My Venus."
Jen and Linz talk about: Jen bought a song she used to not like; Linz’s dad isn’t a fan of K-Pop; Jessi’s diss rap on Unpretty Rapstar (and Jang Do Yeon’s near-perfect imitation of it on Running Man; recommendations from listener Matt: an entire Pe2ny album, a song by Lee Moon Sae, and a song by Infinite Flow; VIXX LR’s song ‘Beautiful Liar’; two new songs by Girls’ Generation, and how one of them reminded Linz of a Kyary Pamyupamyu video; and some new songs by JJCC, Simon Dominic, HyunA, and Jace.
Artist spotlight: Girls Generation! Jen and Linz also talk about: Hotshot; Linz might like the new GOT7 song; two nifty songs by Verbal Jint; Kim Tae Woo's "Resemblance" is an awesome video; Crush and ZICO's "Oasis"; Super Junior's "Devil" has an amazing video; we can't stop talking about Jay Park because he keeps releasing new stuff; SISTAR's "Shake It" is everywhere; Jen realized why Zick Jasper looked familiar; Crayon Pop has some delightfully bizarre videos; the "making of" video for Bigbang's "SOBER" video; Yoo Jae Suk does a damn funny impression of Bigbang's BAE BAE; and Jen and Linz are already getting excited for the upcoming trip to K-CON in Los Angeles!
Jen and Linz talk about: how K-pop videos always seem to get shortened for Japan; Linz has some really WTF FU (follow-up); we're on the fence about Yezi's tamed version of Crazy Dog; Linz talks about some of the odd ways she found music for this week, including songs by some of the guys from Running Man; Linz shows some restraint and only talks about two of the songs from Verbal Jint's latest album; a new song by Jessi and Dok2; Giriboy has a lot of stuff that's just been released on YouTube; we'll listen to anything that has Tablo (at least once); they did a sneaky reveal for the final winner of King of Masked Singer; and Jen actually watched something!
For our one-year anniversary, we decided to put together a mini-episode of nothing but outtakes and bloopers. Special thanks to Jen's friend Don for doing most of the editing on this one.
Jen and Linz talk about: going to see Block B again; an awesome hangover remedy; Unpretty Rapstar 2 is on Dramafever; Jen is really digging on Monsta X; Jay Park goes freestyle on Tablo’s Dreaming Radio, and he has a new video released from his latest album; f(x) has a new album out with some pretty sweet songs; Zico has a new song with a very colorful video; Linz likes a fair bit of stuff from Unpretty Rapstar 2; Linz finally learned how to pronounce “Dok2”; we need more full songs from Yezi; Yoon Mirae is probably one of the best female rappers in K-pop; Linz has gotten back into watching K-dramas with Bubblegum; Jen found a hysterical Jay Park skit on Korea SNL.
Jen and Linz talk about: where the heck we've BEEN; the Dynamic Duo concert at the Vic in Chicago; a relatively recent release by Zico; Hong-Zi and Chikko have more flow than anyone from Unpretty Rapstar; Cider was the best song on Yezi’s recent mini-EP release; Rap Monster is a genius who raps like a house on fire; Tablo can write songs that will make you cry yourself to sleep; Taemin has some very SHINee-like recent releases; Monsta X did a 6-episode variety show that is adorable AF; Oh My Ghostess is bizarre and funny, much like the superstition that the plot revolves around.