The Boys are Back (again) – Season 3 Episode 1

  Not only do the guys get back to shoot the Shanghai, but they explain what the past couple months have been like and where the podcast is going. Short version is we’re back and ready to read books, drink beer, and discuss the hell out of DPRK. Link to our new store. Link to[…]

S.A.N.K. S2 EP17: THE FAMILY: PRE NORTH KOREA

The guy’s interview possibly the last American family to have visited North Korea. Listen in as the family describes why they’re going and what they think it will be like. This is the pre-travel interview. The next episode is the post-travel interview previously mentioned. Obviously, this interview took place prior to Otto being returned to[…]

S.A.N.K. S2 EP13 – Top 5 Reasons North Korea is better than Cancun… you won’t believe #3.

On the eve of Mike and John’s epic adventure to the lovely vacation destination of Cancun Mexico, the guys discuss how North Korea beats the hell out of Cancun (of course that’s Dallan’s opinion). Classic SANK discussion, which means this podcast is a little more off the rails than usual. Remember to leave a comment[…]

S.A.N.K. S2 EP12 – BOOK REVIEW – EATING WITH THE ENEMY

The guys humbly submit to the dear listeners a stellar book review covering, “Eating With the Enemy” by Bobby Egan. Of all the books out there, this one offers the closest example to diplomacy methods cherished by Dallan, however, Bobby’s book isn’t all high fives and peeing off of balconies. EATING WITH THE ENEMY Remember to[…]

SANK NEWS – 24 APRIL 2017 – TONY KIM / KIM SANG-DUK

Kim Sung-Duk (Tony Kim) was recently detained by North Korean officials. In this podcast, Dallan shares his initial thoughts, initial information, and a call for action. SANK ARMY, it’s time to shine. Dig up all the information you can and share it with us through superawesomenorthkorea@gmail.com or 709-969-7265. It will take a village to get[…]

SANK NEWS – 21 APRIL 2017 – WHAT IS IT WORTH TO YOU?

Dear Leader, Kim Jong John, shares his thoughts on the latest crisis and digs a lot deeper than we have in the past. He asks the critical question… “What is this country worth to you? What are the people of NK worth to you?” (maybe not an exact quote). What is the solution in Korea?[…]

SANK NEWS – 19 APRIL 2017 – SEAN SPICER ENTERS THE SANK ZONE

Spicer joins us to answer questions in his Spicey way. More conversation on where boats were said to be and where boats currently are not. One thing of note, that I didn’t mention in the podcast, was how Spicer throws in Mar-a-Lago visit with China as a key help in the process. Gotta show how[…]

SANK NEWS – 18 APRIL 2017 – YANKEE GO HOME, TRUMP DON’T KNOW

  Dallan riffs on the headlines of the day. Psyche! We don’t want to stick our carrier in your waters after all, and Trump may not know who runs the DPRK. Dallan for sure has some thoughts on that. You can share your opinion and be included in future news episodes by calling or texting 707-WOW-SANK[…]

S.A.N.K. S2 EP8 – JENNY BENEVENTO IN THE DPRK – PART 2

Jenny continues to share her very detailed experience visiting North Korea with Koryo tours. Basically, if you’re thinking of going, or want to make an informed decision on going, you need to listen to Jenny Benevento Part 2. Thank’s Jenny for spending a great evening talking with us! www.jennyjenny.org  

S.A.N.K. S2 EP7 – JENNY BENEVENTO IN THE DPRK – PART 1

Super friend of the show, Jenny Benevento, has an amazing tale to share with us all. While you and I thought we had an awesome time on New Years Eve/Day of this year, Jenny was chilling in the DPRK with the team from Koryo Tours. Jenny listened to the show, made a brilliant decision, and had[…]

S.A.N.K. S2 EP3 – INTERVIEW WITH ROBERT S. BOYNTON

One of the best things the guys ever decided to do was to read books focused on North Korea, and then bring the authors on the show. This podcast episode is the result of that brilliant decision. Author Robert S. Boynton joins the boys to have a wide-ranging discussion of The Invitation Only Zone as well[…]

S.A.N.K. S2 EP2 – SNEDDON AND THE INVITATION ONLY ZONE

  True to their word, the boys read The Invitation-Only Zone: The True Story of North Korea’s Abduction Project, and bring their insights into this incredibly interesting historical event. You can buy the book on Amazon or Audible, or likely a thousand other places. BUY HERE The conversation is a little more straightforward than those in[…]

S.A.N.K. S2 EP1 – THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN

After their amazing introduction in Season 1,  the boys of the top North Korean Podcast in the world return energized and ready to take on the steaming hot bullshit propaganda served up to the masses. In this episode, you’ll learn the goals and focus for Season 2 (I know, it’s amazing they have the ability to focus)[…]

S.A.N.K. 027 – Interview With Wendy Simmons, author of “My Holiday in North Korea: The Funniest/Worst Place On Earth”

The boys pull it together long enough to read a truly interesting book, written about one woman’s solo vacation to North Korea and her humanizing yet frustrating experience with various handlers and government officials. They then (John actually) extend themselves and set up an interview with the author, Wendy Simmons. She was funny, gracious, and at all times honest[…]

S.A.N.K. 020 – PULGASARI SCIENCE 3000

In yet another awesome feat of diversification, the SANK team breaks through another milestone in quality North Korean entertainment. Although video hasn’t been our forte, this week we present PULGASAI in true MS3000 format, complete with childish and vulgar commentary embedded in this wonderful classic telling of beast versus the crown. You can find it in your[…]

S.A.N.K. 018 – PYONYANG MARATHON PART 2

Cody and Dan complete their riveting tale of marathoning in North Korea and frankly we’re sad to see the conclusion of this particular conversation. Just wonderful guys all the way around. This conversation right here may have sealed the deal on our trip next year. Thanks guys!

S.A.N.K. SHORT – Kim Il Celebration With Juu

How did you celebrate the birth of the founder of DPRK, Kim Il Sung, last Friday? The guys from S.A.N.K. visited their local Korean restaurant to partake in some wonderful Kimchi. While there, they decided they aren’t a podcast but actually a think tank covering all things North Korea, as well as coining the term, “You’ve[…]

S.A.N.K. 015 – HANNAH, MORE NORTH KOREA GUIDE

More conversations with our favorite British female North Korea tour guide and what it’s like to tour DPRK. Greatest story Hannah shares with us? When a tourist broke a fairly significant rule and and Hannah had to use her super Koryo Tour skills to create peace between the parties. Editors notes: 1)Hannah is awesome. 2) You can find[…]

S.A.N.K. 014 – HANNAH “SHE” NORTH KOREA TOUR GUIDE

From just across the valley, Michael and Dallan visit with Hannah, a Koryo Tours guide of over 100 visits to North Korea. Not only does Hannah share what goes on in the Chinese basement bar of the main tourist hotel, but she actually held her wedding party in the DPRK. How many westerners do you think[…]

S.A.N.K. 013 – SIMON COCKERELL, “THE” NORTH KOREA TOUR GUIDE

Joining Michael, John, and Dallan direct from Beijing China is Simon Cockerell… some would say, the western face of North Korea tourism. As general manager of Koryo Tours, Simon has made 150 trips to the DPRK. In fact, this was Simon’s first interview after that monumental achievement. For those of you wondering what a vacation[…]

S.A.N.K 012 – DPRK SANK FLDS

Sometimes a good comparison brings a lot of clarity to the situation. Such is the subject matter of today’s conversation fest. Can you find similarities with the Fundamentalist Latter-Day Saints (polygamists) and the DPRK? Actually, I think we’d do a great job comparing a sponge to a long-board, so we’ve got this one nailed.

STREET S.A.N.K – DONALD TRUMP RALLY, SALT LAKE CITY 2016

Introducing Street S.A.N.K. Your NK man on the street question machine. What better place to start out than a Donald Trump rally held here in the Salt Lake City. My daughter and I hit the town for a great night of interviews and protest chants. Although polished up, this is a much more honest look[…]

S.A.N.K. 011 – If a Forrest Has An Opinion, Do You Listen

*Editors note, this interview was recorded and mixed prior to Otto Frederick Warmbier being sentenced to 15 years hard labor for crimes against North Korea. In light of this news, Dallan stands by this creative work even more than before this sentence was handed down. One of our loyal listeners, Forrest, is looking for real adventure in[…]

S.A.N.K. 010 – Swinging DickTators

Michael, John, and Dallan continue the debate over North Korea including how they should be approached as you might approach a ticked-off member of your neighborhood. Dallan and John appear to be very pro-hug while Michael seems to take more of a George Bush approach… which does not involve many hugs.  

S.A.N.K. 009 – ARE YOU SUPER AWESOME HAPPY

What does it mean when you visit a country vilified by your own? Does it mean you agree with their politics, does it mean you subscribe to their tactics, or does it mean something else? Join Michael, John, and Dallan as they sit for their first group debate. Who better to talk about happiness other than three[…]

S.A.N.K. 008 – Pulgasari, Cliven Bundy’s Only Hope

First watch PULGASARI; second, prepare yourself for one of the best walk-throughs of this classic North Korean movie ever created. It’s not two dudes talking about a movie… it’s two dudes reliving this epic tale of monster, farmers, and those damn colonial Japanese and how Pulgasari 2 could be based on the life and times of government[…]