Amidst the increasing concern over a nuclear armed North Korea, it's easy to forget the nearly 25 million citizens who live there. Their stories, while not matters of national security, do reveal valuable insights into the secretive nation they call home.
Such personal accounts from the DPRK are few and far between, coming mostly from defectors. But there are outsiders who've seen the country first hand, both as tourists and under-cover journalists. This hour we speak with three of them to get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the isolated, totalitarian nation.
- Suki Kim - Korean-American writer; author of Without You, There Is No Us: Undercover Among the Sons of North Korea's Elite
- Mike Reiss - Show runner, writer and producer for The Simpsons; author of the new Kindle book, Tales Of Moronica
- Denise Reiss - Vice President of Reiss Entertainment
Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show, which originally aired on November 1, 2016.