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Posted on Aug 1, 2015 in Korea, Podcast, Podcast Episodes |

Cordial in Korea Episode 003 | What Surprises us about Seoul?



Well, folks, we’ve been in Korea for 10 days.

In this episode, we discuss the top 5 things we didn’t expect about Seoul, as well as the top 5 things that we did expect, which are just as true as we had heard.


(PS, we hope to have the podcast on iTunes soon. Hang in there.)

(PSS, great artwork by Stephen Crotts, huh?)

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Posted on May 29, 2015 in Andy blogs, Podcast, Podcast Episodes, Travel |

Cordial in Korea Episode 002 | North American Farewell Tour, Leg 1

Episode 002 of Cordial in Korea chronicles Leg 1 of what we’ve elected to call our North American Farewell Tour.

We explored Cincinnati for the first time, and we did it in style: on our bicycles.



We toured Mount Adams, with the Cincinnati Art Museum, Eden Park, and the (ahem) Bow Tie Cafe.

We galavanted around Over-the-Rhine, where we enjoyed the famous Findlay Market, the renowned and historic Tucker’s Restaurant, and a few hip clothes places and coffee joints.



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Our raison d’être was Ellie’s birthday present: a trip to her favorite band Over the Rhine’s own property, “Nowhere Else,” for a concert. Bootlegs from the concert are scattered throughout episode 002.







Our trip concluded with Memorial Day at my parents’ house near Akron, where we said farewell to friends and family.

We also rode our bicycles for the last time in North America, and got to tour the historic Tallmadge Church in the middle of Tallmadge Circle. Episode 002 includes some oral history from long-time members (and long-time lovers) we bumped into inside the church.



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Thanks to for the trance-inducing intro theme music.

Keep your eyes peeled at for news about the live record they’ll be releasing from these weekend concerts at Nowhere Else.

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Posted on May 8, 2015 in Podcast, Podcast Episodes |

Cordial in Korea | a New Podcast

Well, here’s something different.

the Cordial in Korea podcast

Each week, Ellie and Andy will let you know what’s new in our radically changing lives. We’re heading to Seoul, South Korea, and there’ll be lots of culture, cuisine, and clothes changes to talk about.

In This Episode

We talk briefly about Andy’s new job at Yongsan International School of Seoul. Here’s a little video introducing the school:


We mentioned the odd phenomenon of “Mukbang” – where Koreans watch people eat online. And pay them. Here’s a great documentary on this strange happening:

We also said I’d list my pastor-type books on here for sale (or free). That might happen soon.

Sooner or later, we’ll get this on iTunes. For now it’s just here.

Thanks to for the great theme music.

For now, enjoy the first podcast episode!

-Andy & Ellie

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