Inside North Korea’s Tourism Industry

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One thing the international hacking controversy has highlighted is the vast cultural gap between the U.S. and North Korea. North Korea is notoriously hard to access as a Westerner, and the U.S. State Department recommends against any travel there by American citizens. Yet, tour groups do exist to help curious Americans and other foreigners navigate North Korea. How much access do they provide?

Credits

Guest:
John Dantzler-Wolfe - Frequent traveler to North Korea and former COO of Uri Tours, which leads tourists into North Korea - @dantzlerwolfe

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Andrew Walsh, Christian Bordal, Matt Holzman, Jolie Myers, Anna Scott