And that’s a wrap… or is it? The guys talk about their podcast journey and where they see themselves in the future. If you want to hear more of Michael, John, and Dallan, please jump on over and subscribe to The Midlife Podcast. It’s been an awesome ride, but it’s not over just yet. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-midlife-podcast/id1372588431?mt=2 Read more about The MIdlife[…]
Yes yes, DPRK conversations. Link to our Facebook page.
Part 2 of Dungeons and DPRK. Link to our Facebook page.
Taylor leads the guys on their first adventure into DPRK through the mystical powers of D&D. Join us as we play our first role-playing game ever, centered completely around Best Korea. Trust us, this one is an instant classic. Link to our new store. Link to our Facebook page.
No overall topic, just more of the guys chilling and chatting away the night. PS: This is also an episode you should not listen to. Link to our new store. Link to our Facebook page.
What would SANK taste like if it was to be mashed up, fermented, and jammed into 40 bottles? Rocket Man Pale Ale, of course. A traditional back and forth show with three friends having a great night. PS: This is an episode you should not listen to. Link to our new store. Link to our Read more about Rocket Man Pale Ale – WARNING – This is Super Not an Intellectual Episode – Season 3 Episode 2[…]
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 Read more about The Boys are Back (again) – Season 3 Episode 1[…]
Dallan rattles off some news and thoughts for 27 Sept 2017 Link to our new store. Link to our Facebook page.
The guy’s again interviewing possibly the last American family to have visited North Korea, except this time they have new adventures and opinions to share. Link to our new store. Link to our Facebook page.
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 Read more about S.A.N.K. S2 EP17: THE FAMILY: PRE NORTH KOREA[…]
The boys interview Scott Howe of the Friendship League. Link to our new store. Link to our Facebook page.
The boys talk Cancun and stuff.
SOBER: Muted in color.
Dallan’s straight unedited thoughts on Otto Warmbier and his recent release from North Korea.
The boys reach out to the United States Embassy in Beijing. Remember to leave a comment by calling 707-969-7265 and leaving a message. Link to our new store. Link to our Facebook page.
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 Read more about S.A.N.K. S2 EP13 – Top 5 Reasons North Korea is better than Cancun… you won’t believe #3.[…]
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 Read more about S.A.N.K. S2 EP12 – BOOK REVIEW – EATING WITH THE ENEMY[…]
A humdinger of a conversation between the Dear SANK Leaders and their super inside source, Sony Sam. The guys talk specific details of the Sony Pictures hack of 2014 and similarities and differences in the most recent WannaCry ransomware attack. Remember to leave a comment by calling 707-969-7265 and leaving a message. Link to our new Read more about S.A.N.K. S2 EP11 – SONY SAM[…]
Dallan has a news update and minor rant against opening a Christian school in the DPRK and not sourcing material coming from North Korea. Remember to leave a comment by calling 707-969-7265 and leaving a message. Link to our new store. Link to our Facebook page. Link to bullshit sourcing Reuters article.
If we’re going to cover North Korea, we need to learn more about the actual people detained in the country. It’s too easy to just name them, and move on. This is the first in a series of more in-depth research into the human costs of nations in conflict. I already spent a decent amount Read more about SANK HISTORY – EVAN HUNZIKER – THE FIRST DETAINEE[…]
How to solve the latest NK challenges as well as Dallan sharing his vacation decision… it’s like when King James went to Miami. Please contact us by email at email@example.com or 709-969-7265 (call and leave a message or text).
Dallan walks through the news of the day for May 3, 2017. Links from stories below. Please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or 709-969-7265 (call and leave a message or text). Trump Putin Story Hillary North Korea Closer to the source NK News
Listener Alan, from Canada, picked up his phone and kicked a little ass for team good guy. You can too, by calling 709-969-7265. Listen in to hear Alan’s thoughts on the latest situation in North korea. Dennis Rodman Awesome Interview Morongbong “Let’s Learn”
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 email@example.com or 709-969-7265. It will take a village to get Read more about SANK NEWS – 24 APRIL 2017 – TONY KIM / KIM SANG-DUK[…]
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? Read more about SANK NEWS – 21 APRIL 2017 – WHAT IS IT WORTH TO YOU?[…]
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 Read more about SANK NEWS – 19 APRIL 2017 – SEAN SPICER ENTERS THE SANK ZONE[…]
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 Read more about SANK NEWS – 18 APRIL 2017 – YANKEE GO HOME, TRUMP DON’T KNOW[…]
Things are heating up on the Korean Penninsula as Trump/Pence send in the ships and the rhetoric. North Korea isn’t backing down and keeps up the smack talk. In this news episode, Dallan freestyle rants about why he thinks the US bombed Syria, as well as what options Kim Jung Un’s has. You can share your Read more about SANK NEWS – 17 APRIL 2017[…]
There’s a lot more to this episode than discovering Koryo Tours does not offer a weed counterpart to the DPRK beer festival, but that certainly is a highlight. Simon and the guys have a very wide-ranging discussion about everything NK, including if Dallan should ditch the guys and go at NK without them.
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
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 Read more about S.A.N.K. S2 EP7 – JENNY BENEVENTO IN THE DPRK – PART 1[…]
The boys huddle up and discuss Kim Jong Nam’s death.
What happens when a dude in India tries to get you to pay a nonexistent IRS bill? You call him back and spread the good word of Super Awesome North Korea.
One of our deeper actual discussions about what really matters to us, what this journey really is about. Yes… #%$@ gets real.
Simon talks to us about all the things going on in this picture.
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 Read more about S.A.N.K. S2 EP3 – INTERVIEW WITH ROBERT S. BOYNTON[…]
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 Read more about S.A.N.K. S2 EP2 – SNEDDON AND THE INVITATION ONLY ZONE[…]
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) Read more about S.A.N.K. S2 EP1 – THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN[…]
John’s relative, Sam, joins us for an educational journey into the foundations of the Juche philosophy. Don’t worry, it’s philosophy as discussed by the boys of SANK, so you’re in good hands. We also reveal the winners of the previous weeks pin contest.
We talked too much last night. Yes, we rocked today on about 4 hours of sleep, because we just can’t get enough of both ourselves, and this topic. Because of that, you get a gift for your ears and a gift to one lucky listener. If you’re here to win one of these awesome pins… Read more about S.A.N.K. 029 – THE DONALD AND THE UN[…]
What happens when the boys interrogate their Uber driver about North Korea? The usual awesome content you’ve come to depend on being released every damn Thursday.
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 Read more about S.A.N.K. 027 – Interview With Wendy Simmons, author of “My Holiday in North Korea: The Funniest/Worst Place On Earth”[…]
We’ve come a long ways in these past few months and sometimes it’s good to recognize how damn awesome you are. We take that time today, and yes, we conclude we are awesome.
We solve gun control and mass shootings on this podcast. Listen to the boys bring a practical step-by-step process to this very divisive topic going on in America.
Kim Jung Il – A Brief History, PART 2. Will we ever make it to the end? So much detail to talk about, who really knows?
Ever wanted to learn more about Kim Jung Il and all his interesting life stories? Yes, we did as well. Pull up a chair and listen to the guys walk you through, Kim Jung Il – A Brief History.
I’ve realized something. We do this show for ourselves. If you like listening to us talk, that’s wonderful for you, but most of all, we love talking and laughing with one another. So… suck it… I’m going to go talk with my friends about North Korea.
That’s right, we show how absolutely fair minded we are by discussing the brutally true reasons why we may not want to go to North Korea. Number 7 will leave you flabbergasted!
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 Read more about S.A.N.K. 020 – PULGASARI SCIENCE 3000[…]
North Korean music is celebrated in all its awesome militaristic / 80’s glory.
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!
So how does one go about signing-up for and running a marathon in the worlds most reclusive kingdom? Cody and Dan, our two hipster San Francisco friends, tell us all about their recent trip to North Korea and how they got stuck in an elevator and got really tired, but not from running, from high Read more about S.A.N.K. 017 – PYONGYANG MARATHON – PART 1 OF 2[…]
Random as hell. Hold out till at least 20 minutes and you’ll hear the craziest/most accurate comparison of what North Korea actually is. Please pay attention to the trigger warning. You don’t want to listen to this one if you’ve had some issues with a mustachioed uncle in the the past.
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 Read more about S.A.N.K. SHORT – Kim Il Celebration With Juu[…]
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 Read more about S.A.N.K. 015 – HANNAH, MORE NORTH KOREA 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 Read more about S.A.N.K. 014 – HANNAH “SHE” 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 Read more about S.A.N.K. 013 – SIMON COCKERELL, “THE” NORTH KOREA TOUR GUIDE[…]
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.
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 Read more about STREET S.A.N.K – DONALD TRUMP RALLY, SALT LAKE CITY 2016[…]
*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 Read more about S.A.N.K. 011 – If a Forrest Has An Opinion, Do You Listen[…]
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.
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 Read more about S.A.N.K. 009 – ARE YOU SUPER AWESOME HAPPY[…]
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 Read more about S.A.N.K. 008 – Pulgasari, Cliven Bundy’s Only Hope[…]
Friends, have you watched PULGASARI? If you read this, and don’t watch it, we just don’t know that you can be our friends. Listen in as the friends not only discuss wonderful North Korean cinema, but hear them debate what prison life is purported to be like within the NK.
The Harriet Tubman projects in Chattanooga Tennessee are no longer around, but North Korea keeps on a rock’n. See how our two dear audio leaders come around to comparing these two historical sites… and the conclusions will blow you away… especially #6.
What happens when your mother decides she’s fine with being recorded as she tells you you’re an idiot? Gold. Audio gold is what happens.
Your guess is as good as mine as to what is discussed. Is it awesome? Absolutely yes.
This discussion goes beyond the borders of North Korea and steps into the territory of groups and organizations who each believe they are better than that “other” organization. It’s an Us vs Them breakdown with North Korea holding its own versus cult leaders in America.
Pretty simple question. Would you rather? Would you rather have an evening hanging out with Putin, or our main man Kim Jong-Un? John and Dallan break down this very important question and come to some interesting conclusions.
And with that, our quest to vacation in glorious North Korea begins. Join us for not only discussions and news about NK, but hear from others that think we’re idiots for even considering this. Edited and curated for maximum listening pleasure, enjoy Super Awesome North Korea!