It’s early morning, you’re getting ready for your day, but you feel like something is missing. Perhaps it's music? But you know you listen to the same songs every single day, and now you want something new, something fresh. Enter Eric Nam!
Nam, a solo artist you may know from his album Before We Begin or from his time hosting After School Club, has an amazing podcast called The K-Pop Daebak Show!
We know you have many questions about it, that’s why today we bring you Podcast 101, a small series about our favorite podcasts and all the information you need about them. So, without further ado, let’s get started!
What’s The K-Pop Daebak Show?
We all know that the K-pop industry is an extremely hectic one, and with comebacks almost every week, it's hard to keep up. Eric Nam knows this very well, so every Monday he sits down and talks about the week's best songs. Other times he gets artists like Amber from f(x), BM from K.A.R.D, and even Jae from DAY6 to do an interview for the show. The show has a variation for its running time, with 25 minutes for a standard review episode, and 40-60 for interviews. In my experience, my day turns a bit brighter when I listen to the episode before leaving home.
Why should I listen to it?
This podcast is perfect for all the K-pop lovers and K-pop newbies. When Eric talks about a group or artist, he also makes sure to include some facts. The interviews give you an in-depth view of what it truly is like to be an idol! It is a well-balanced podcast, as funny as it is serious, and it's always a new feeling when you listen to it.
The Best of The K-Pop Daebak Show (So Far)
- The Official IDOL Big Tittie Committee
We all know how funny it was when BM from K.A.R.D.said in a VLive that he was president of the committee. Eric Nam took his shot and asked BM which other idols would make the cut. He answered without hesitation that Baekho from NU’EST, Mingyu from SEVENTEEN, and Hongseok from PENTAGON are part of it. The small clip will give you an insight to the funny aspect of the podcast, and will leave you laughing for a while!
- The Importance of Mental Health
Amber from f(x) takes a more serious tone in her interview. She talks about how important it is that we talk about mental health, and how she’s been handling some events that happened in her life. She doesn’t shy away from talking about how she’s been going to therapy, and encourages the listeners to do so too if they feel like they need it.
- Jae from Day6 is NOT a Loser
To end on both a serious and funny note, we have Jae from DAY6 telling us how being a “loser” in high school helped him to become the person he is today. This interview in particular is so sweet and funny as both Eric and Jae keep cracking jokes, talking about what it was like growing up in a different culture, and how it helped them when transitioning into a full time Korean lifestyle.
Overall, this is a podcast that will satisfy if you need to laugh, cry, or just want to know what's been going on in the K-pop industry. Eric Nam is a charismatic host, who will make you want to listen to the podcast every week without fail. The K-Pop Daebak Show! is available to stream on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud and many more!
Listen to an episode and let us know what you think about it!
Cover Image: Eric Nam (Stone Music Entertainment)
Written by Helena Diaz