Show Notes

In this episode of Culture by Culture, Delia interviews Dr. Crystal S. Anderson! We discuss the creating a K-pop collective, Black culture’s influence on K-pop, K-pop fandom as a Black fan and more! What is your favorite generation of K-pop?

Things discussed in this episode:

  • Crystal Anderson’s books: ‘Soul in Seoul,’ and ‘Beyond The Chinese Connection: Contemporary Afro-Asian Cultural Production’
  • Boys Over Flowers
  • K-pop artists: SS501, SHINEE, Shinhwa, Rain, RIIZE, “Observation” G.O.D, EXO, ATEEZ, BTS, 2PM
  • joonsmelanindrop Episode


This episode’s guest is Dr. Crystal S. Anderson! You can find her here:

K-Pop Kollective – Site | Twitter

Dr. Anderson – Site | Twitter

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About Culture by Culture:

Culture by Culture is a multidimensional podcast exploration into Black and Asian pop-cultural ties. Part sociology, history, and pop-culture podcast, it covers everything from deep-dives into our favorite gateway media, interviews with experts to help guide us through our historical and current cultural connections, and conversations with fellow nerds digging into our cultural identities and our pop-cultural interests.

Our mission is to understand and foster the unity that has historically existed between our cultures through our shared interests in each other’s pop-culture.