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Episode 141 – Follow The Leader – Yeon-mi Park

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North Korea defector and human rights activist Yeon-mi Park joins Michael this week for a discussion on Songbun, north Korea’s social status score system, the incredible hardships of living in north Korea and the near impossibility of getting out, the biggest challenges she faced once she escaped, what it was like to first discover individuality as an adult, why you shouldn’t whisper, her acquired complacency for piles of dead bodies, the only thing worse than an electrified fence placed around your nation’s border, the crucial nature of rabbits in north Korea, how malnourishment is leading to the nation’s height deficiency over time, how China is a culpable enabler of the oppressive dictatorship in north Korea, plus which Friends character Yeon-mi identifies with most, and so much more!

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