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Korean pop culture has taken the world by storm. And not by accident.
Nov 18, 2021

Korean pop culture has taken the world by storm. And not by accident.

Plus: Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic on economic recovery; the options Joe Biden has to combat rising gas prices; and a Chicago musician on a sense of normalcy regained.

Segments From this episode

Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic: "Everything is just taking longer than I would have expected going in."

Nov 18, 2021
Bostic discusses inflation, employment and trying to make sure the economic recovery brings everyone along.
Atlanta Fed President and CEO Raphael Bostic addresses an audience at an event in Athens, Georgia.
David Fine/Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

The economy is adding more jobs than reports first reflect

Nov 18, 2021
Other employment numbers have been subject to a lot of revision as well.
Many employment statistics and reports have been revised, pointing to difficulties in understanding real-time labor conditions amid the pandemic. Above, a pedestrian walks past a "help wanted" sign.
Justin Sullivan via Getty Images

Biden administration considers its options as gas prices rise

Nov 18, 2021
Officials are considering releasing oil from the strategic reserve. They’re also pushing the FTC to investigate possible price gouging.
There are several factors that go into why the price for gas can be so different from country to country.
Justin Sullivan via Getty Images

Americans didn't move nearly as much as you may've thought during the pandemic

Nov 18, 2021
What happened wasn't migration, it was mobility.
New Census data show surprisingly low relocation rates over the pandemic. Above, a mover places boxes in a moving truck in New York City.
Michael M. Santiago via Getty Images

His life as a Chicago musician is starting to feel normal again

Nov 18, 2021
After more than a year and a half of working online, Seth Shulman is teaching lessons in person and back to a more regular show schedule.
People listen to music at a September festival in Brooklyn, New York.
Angela Weiss/Getty Images

How Korean culture became a global phenomenon

Nov 18, 2021
The nation's pop culture is a government-funded export that has grown into the "Korean wave."
Rapper RM from BTS is featured on a mural in Seoul. The boy band helped build momentum for the "Korean wave."
Jung Yeon-Je/AFP via Getty Images

Music from the episode

Hard Up The Bamboos
Chosen Blood Orange
Days To Come Bonobo, Bajka
Moving On Roosevelt
Realize Matilde Davoli

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Daisy Palacios Senior Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer
Andie Corban Associate Producer
Richard Cunningham Associate Producer
Dylan Miettinen Associate Digital Producer