Stokes & Friends: KPOP with T.H.I.S. Podcast

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In Stokes & Friends: KPOP with T.H.I.S., Stokes Nielson and his international pop-star friends give listeners an in-depth deep dive into the biggest K-pop stars; what makes them tick, and what’s fueling this international sonic phenomenon that has swept across the globe. Whether it’s tramping through the hills of Bukchon in historic Seoul, blazing across Japan in Shinkansen trains, or braving the spiciest hot-pot huts of China, Stokes will stop at nothing to bring the inspiring stories, sounds, and fan-love of K-Pop to music lovers everywhere. Season One kicks off with a seven episode spotlight(one for each member) on the award-winning act, BTS, with special appearances by Camila Cabello, Kelly Clarkson, Shawn Mendes, Tim McGraw, Japanese comedian Yuji Ayabe, and Chinese superstars Jane Zhang and Jackson Yi.

Episode Date
BTS Army: In Their Words

Inspired by a Gift Basket that was sent to him by BTS Army, Stokes dedicates an entire episode to all 7 Members articulating what BTS ARMY means to them.
Hear V, Jungkook, Suga, Jin, RM, J-Hope and Jimin in this emotional episode dedicated to one of the most phenomenal support groups on earth.

Jul 19, 2018
BTS's JUNGKOOK Takes a Bite out of The Big Apple!

Stokes & Friends hit New York City to highlight the dynamic Jungkook, who Suga calls "good at everything".  Incorporating the sounds of NYC as well as exclusive interviews with the youngest member of BTS, Stokes brings you up-close-and-personal to one of the most talented artists in K-Pop.  Stokes also highlights some of the stand-out acts of K-CON NYC 2018, including Red Velvet and Stray Kids.

Jun 26, 2018
Jin The Adventurer - BTS's Jin goes Global with Mendes & More!

Jin shows the adventurous side of BTS, with special guests Shawn Mendes, Kelly Clarkson, G-Eazy, Jason Derulo, Olivia Holt, and BTS Army Jo & Deya!!

Special music by Stokes & Friends, Corbette Jackson, and more!

Jun 19, 2018
BTS Leader RM - Ribbons of Hope from Korea

This week we shine our spotlight on BTS 'leader' RM! Stokes travels to the DMZ in Korea ahead of this week's peace summit and is blown away by the sights, sounds, and poetry.  Special Guest Jae from Day 6 provides insight on Korea's new generation of artists who are reaching out globally.

Jun 11, 2018
BTS's SUGA and relentless artistry... featuring superstar Jane Zhang

While visiting Shanghai, China...Stokes reflects on the heart and artistry of BTS' Suga!  A fearless artist not afraid to touch the flame and innovate, Suga's unique approach to production and lyricism provides an X factor for BTS.  Stokes finds commonalities between Suga and the fierce independent nature of China Superstar Jane Zhang, who takes him on a whirlwind tour of her hometown Chengdu, as she prepares to launch a stunning new collaboration with Atlanta's Migos.

Jun 04, 2018
J-HOPE's Happiness Energy Field (H.E.F.), exploring Tokyo with BTS ARMY

While visiting his "happy place"--Tokyo, Japan--Stokes dives deep into a truly smile-inducing member of BTS: J-Hope!  J-Hope reveals who inspires him and the Backstreet Boys talk BTS, the power of music, and possible collaboration.

May 28, 2018
Spotlight on JIMIN...but first: backstage with BTS at BBMAs in Vegas!

On May 21st, 2017 BTS stormed the Billboard Music Awards' stage and into American households when they took home the Top Social Artist award...

On SUNDAY, the guys repeated! Stokes caught up with them backstage to remind them about "the worst selfie ever"...

Plus: spotlight on Jimin! Wait till you hear who he wants to collaborate with!

May 22, 2018
V from BTS and the search for 분위기 (Atmosphere) in Seoul

Stokes is joined by BTS Army member Alysia to talk about one of the most interesting people in the world: V from BTS!

Find out how V inspired Stokes to travel halfway around the world to search for 분위기 in the amazing city of Seoul!

May 14, 2018
Stokes & Friends: KPOP with T.H.I.S. coming May 14th!

Stokes Nielson will take you around the world on his journey to bring the inspiring stories, sounds, and fan love around the phenominon known as K-POP.  It all kicks off on Monday May 14th with the first of seven episodes all about the mega-group BTS.

Westwood One Podcast Network will launch Stokes & Friends: KPOP with T.H.I.S. to the world on Monday May 14th.


May 07, 2018