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The Korean debt crisis that inspired Squid Game’s dark dystopia

The Korean debt crisis that inspired Squid Game’s dark dystopia

Update: 2021-10-229
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The Netflix hit is as fantastical as it is violent – but underpinning its macabre story of impoverished contestants risking their lives for money is a real crisis of personal debt in Korea. Why has it resonated all over the world?. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
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nikshikari

oh no. both of the originals have gone. it was you and anoushka that made this show what it is now. I remember when it was 2 stories a day before covid and then you went in depth with 1 important story each day. I'm sorry but this podcast has changed. it was the first show I would wake up with. it is rare I listen now. maybe 3 times per week, (if that). harrrumph.

Oct 26th
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Caio C

thanks Rachel!! 🍀

Oct 22nd
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The Korean debt crisis that inspired Squid Game’s dark dystopia

The Korean debt crisis that inspired Squid Game’s dark dystopia

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