Whenever I tell someone I’m from Korea, their first question is invariably, “North or South?”
Ah man, it never fails! And then I say “South” (while in my mind I'm slapping my forehead), not really bothering to explain that over 90% of North Koreans can’t afford or are permitted to travel abroad. I see the relieved smile on their faces and just have to let the issue pass.
We're not from North Korea.
You and I know that knowing English is necessary in navigating today's world. A command of the language is certainly a huge advantage which is why a majority of South Koreans are under pressure to learn it. They are clamoring to earn fancy certifications, but not really mastering the language's nuances, thus creating a basic problem which I will talk about having received English education myself for decades in South Korea.
There are tons of YouTube channels out there, and the Korean ones are no exception. But sometimes, as a native watching the said content, there's no denying that some distort or exaggerate the culture since some are based on things that are culled from very personal and limited knowledge.
So, I came up with my own list of more genuine, unbiased (no shameless sales pitches), and intensively researched channels which in my opinion truly celebrate the Korean spirit. The content is relevant, current, and accessible since they are subtitled either in Korean or English.
So sit back, relax, and enjoy.