On Sunday, September 4, 2011, I played in the first ever ultimate Frisbee games and tournament in North Korea in Pyongyang. North Korea is as much a frontier to Americans as any place on Earth today. I believe like ping-pong diplomacy opened China before Nixon did, so will ultimate play a greater role in normalizing relations with North Korea than any traditional diplomacy.
This interview talks about the emotions involved and how sport transcends language and cultural barriers.
Big interface: [videofile]http://joshuaspodek.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/ultimate_in_north_korea.mp3[/videofile]
EDIT: I incorporated some of this interview (edited and polished) in my ebook, Understanding North Korea: Demystifying the World’s Most Misunderstood Country. I wrote the book to help increase understanding, communication, and freedom.
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