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Kim Jong-il Podcasts

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16 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Kim Jong-il. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Kim Jong-il, often where they are interviewed.

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16 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Kim Jong-il. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Kim Jong-il, often where they are interviewed.

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S10: Infamous: Kim Jong-il Pt. 2

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After carrying the legacy of his father into the 1990s, Kim Jong-il took a defensive stance against the world, isolating North Korea from global affairs. The “Dear Leader” kept North Korea armed to the teeth and starving, while his propaganda machine sang his praises.

Jul 27 2020 · 43mins
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S10: Infamous: Kim Jong-il Pt. 1

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Born in a guerilla camp in the early 1940s, Kim Jong-il seemed destined to take his father's place. Under the grooming of his father, Kim Il-sung, Kim Jong-il experienced a meteoric rise through North Korea's communist ranks before forming the first communist dynasty.

Jul 27 2020 · 47mins

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Kim Jong-il Part 3: Nuclear Armed

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Installed as dictator, Kim Jong-il builds an all-powerful state that rules the lives and minds of its people without mercy. North Korea is wracked by famine. The people adapt to survive - we hear from one man who flouted the rules on trade and commerce and paid a horrific price. With the country starving, lurid rumours emerge about how the ‘Dear Leader’ spends his leisure time. And Kim Jong-il begins work on an arsenal of nuclear weapons that will spook the world and pave the way for his own son’s ascent to power.

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Jun 24 2020 · 53mins

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Kim Jong-il Part 2: Time to Make a Movie…

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Kim Jong-il has risen to become head of North Korean propaganda, under the rule of his strongman father. Now, he hatches an audacious plan to turn North Korea into a filmmaking powerhouse. South Korea’s finest actress and leading director are kidnapped and find themselves on boats bound for the North. Elsewhere, Kim launches a charm offensive at the armed forces, readying the ground for his coronation. And his father dies, leaving the path to power seemingly clear.

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Jun 15 2020 · 48mins
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Kim Jong-il Part 1: Birth of North Korea

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Kim Jong-il built a volatile rogue state with nuclear missiles trained on its enemies – all while living a life of the utmost luxury. In the first episode of Real Dictators, we piece together the early life of this tyrant and that of the country he came to rule. Kim Jong-il is born during World War Two. His father – Kim Il-sung – fights the Japanese and helps found the state of North Korea. After the War, son and nation grow up together, as Kim Jong-il begins his own rise to power. Historians trace Kim’s early years, while defectors from North Korea reflect on the propaganda they grew up with.

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Jun 08 2020 · 53mins
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Kim Jong-il Pt. 2: North Korea

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After carrying the legacy of his father into the 1990s, Kim Jong-il took a defensive stance against the world, isolating North Korea from global affairs. The “Dear Leader” kept North Korea armed to the teeth and starving, while his propaganda machine sang his praises. 

May 12 2020 · 43mins
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Kim Jong-il Pt. 1: North Korea

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Born in a guerilla camp in the early 1940s, Kim Jong-il seemed destined to take his father's place. Under the grooming of his father, Kim Il-sung, Kim Jong-il experienced a meteoric rise through North Korea's communist ranks before forming the first communist dynasty.

May 05 2020 · 47mins
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Writing a Biography on North Korean Dictator Kim Jong-il with Author John Cha

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  • Author John Cha’s personal history (1:52)
  • Life of Hwang Jong-yop, mentor of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il (16:40)
  • Connecting with the reader (18:35)
  • Structuring the biography narrative (20:45)
  • Humanizing villainous characters like Kim Jong-il (28:26)
  • Pitching the book to publishers (33:50)
  • Advice for budding writers (35:37)

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Sep 01 2019 · 37mins
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72 - Kim Jong-il: Ass-eating Communist Dictator of North Korea

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When chubby little Kim Jong-il wasn't watching kaiju or Looney Tunes he was reinvented the rules of basketball, eating ass and starving his brainwashed people. Kim This pseudo-communist egomaniac that did absolutely nothing North Korea. Kim Jong-Un, if you or your spy network are listening, your dad sucked hard!

Mar 28 2019 · 1hr 58mins
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DICTATORS: Muammar Gaddafi and Kim Jong-Il - DFF Warning: Some Graphic Material

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Jan 08 2019 · 2hr 4mins
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