[8] The Coalition Power of BTS ARMY feat. Grace of joonsmelanindrop

Show Notes

In this episode of Culture by Culture, Delia interviews Grace of @joonsmelanindrop! We discuss finding connection and building coalition in K-pop fandom, the power of ARMY, fan culpability, the machine of HYBE and the K-pop industry, and more! Who is your BTS bias?


Song recommendations:

Paradise” by BTS

Black Swan” by BTS

Haegeum” by Agust D



Bias – your favorite member of a group

Lookism – discriminatory treatment of people who are considered physically unattractive

OT7 – “one true seven” meaning all seven BTS members

Sasaeng – an obsessive fan who stalks or engages in other harassing behavior constituting an invasion of the privacy of Korean public figures


Other things discussed in this episode:



This episode’s guest, is Grace from joonsmelanindrop! You can find her here: Instagram


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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.