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화이팅! Words: Unpopular K-Pop Opinions

화이팅! Words: Unpopular K-Pop Opinions

By Hwaiting! Words
화이팅! (Hwaiting!/Fighting!) Words: Unpopular K-pop Opinions is a K-Pop discussion podcast hosted by three Black women.

화이팅! Words: Unpopular K-Pop Opinions is offering a safe space to K-Pop multi and K Hip-Hop fans with opposing views.

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Intro/Outro music: "New Vintage" by Armani
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The Rihanna-fication of BLACKPINK & Other Unpopular K-pop Opinions | S3E1
It's the unpopular K-pop opinions episode, well part 1! "Unpopular K-pop Opinions" is in our podcast name, so we thought we'd kick off season 3 with just that. In this episode, main host Bora and co-host Destiny discuss BLACKPINK's absence from the music scene and how it's similar to Rihanna's. In the second half of this episode, we turn the mic to you, the listeners. The two of us react to audience submitted unpopular opinions. We have more audience opinions to react to once co-host Lars gets back for part 2.  Make sure to subscribe! Leave us a review! And try to find us on  *most* podcasting platforms by searching "Hwaiting Words" or "Unpopular K-pop Opinions" 🥰 ... including on iHeartRadio and Amazon Music! Follow us: 𓃰 Our Website; hwaitingwords.mailchimpsites.com 𓃟 Hwaiting Words on Twitter (@hwaitingpodcast) Hwaiting Words on Instagram (@hwaitingpod) Subscribe to our exclusive Black fan forum – Bora's Infinite Playlist! Keep up with the Black Into K-pop Coalition here! Intro/Outro music: "New Vintage" by MANI We're called one of the top 15 K-Pop podcasts to listen to by Feedspot!
55:57
May 09, 2022
Getting Recognized by GOT7's BamBam | Pre-Season 3.3
K-pop YouTubers meeting their faves is not a surprise, but when an K-pop idol recognizes you – that's something special.  In this episode, main host Bora is joined by YouTuber/Content Creators Adeola Ash, Briczennie, and Ashley Griffin from MultifacedtedACG. The four discuss what it's like making K-pop content on YouTube and how to put your best foot forward. If you're interested in learning how to start your channel or want to learn more about what goes into video content creating, take a listen! Thanks for joining us during the pre-season! Hopefully, the next time you hear from us it won't be long and we'll be officially kicking off season 3 of Hwaiting! Words: Unpopular K-pop Opinions! See you then! Make sure to subscribe! Leave us a review! And try to find us on  *most* podcasting platforms by searching "Hwaiting Words" or "Unpopular K-pop Opinions" 🥰 ... including on iHeartRadio and Amazon Music! Follow us: 𓃰 Our Website; hwaitingwords.mailchimpsites.com 𓃟 Hwaiting Words on Twitter (@hwaitingpodcast) Hwaiting Words on Instagram (@hwaitingpod) Subscribe to our exclusive Black fan forum – Bora's Infinite Playlist! Keep up with the Black Into K-pop Coalition here! Intro/Outro music: "New Vintage" by MANI We're called one of the top 15 K-Pop podcasts to listen to by Feedspot!
01:08:37
April 04, 2022
Being Clowned On By Our Fave K-pop Idols | Pre-Season 3.2
How to become a K-pop music journalist? You're in the right place. Welcome to the pre-season! We're currently ramping up for season 3. Can't wait for you all to hear what we have in store! In this episode, main host Bora is joined by K-pop writers Natasha Mulenga and Ashlee Mitchell. The three discuss breaking into K-pop journalism and give personal accounts of their writing experiences. If you're interested in becoming a K-pop writer yourself, or are just interested in what goes down during idol interviews, take a listen! Make sure to subscribe! Leave us a review! And try to find us on  *most* podcasting platforms by searching "Hwaiting Words" or "Unpopular K-pop Opinions" 🥰 ... including on iHeartRadio and Amazon Music! Follow us: 𓃰 Our Website; hwaitingwords.mailchimpsites.com 𓃟 Hwaiting Words on Twitter (@hwaitingpodcast) Hwaiting Words on Instagram (@hwaitingpod) Subscribe to our exclusive Black fan forum – Bora's Infinite Playlist! Keep up with the Black Into K-pop Coalition here! Intro/Outro music: "New Vintage" by MANI We're called one of the top 15 K-Pop podcasts to listen to by Feedspot!
01:31:47
March 28, 2022
Would Beyoncé Do K-pop? | Pre-Season 3.1
Beyoncé? Do K-pop? Co-host Destiny thinks its only a matter of time before it happens.  SEND US YOUR UNPOPULAR KPOP OPINIONS ➡️ https://anchor.fm/hwaiting/message  Rules Keep it under 45 seconds 1 opinion per voice note, 3 voice messages per person MAX Due by EOD Friday, March 25th 2022 We can't believe its been exactly 10 months since you last heard from us! We're so sorry for the wait. We hope you didn't miss us too much 🥺 Hold on to your boo-tays because we're ramping up for season 3!! In this episode, main host Bora and co-host Destiny discuss the interactions between the Anime and K-pop world. We also briefly debate whether Beyoncé would do K-pop.  Make sure to subscribe! Leave us a review! And try to find us on  *most* podcasting platforms by searching "Hwaiting Words" or "Unpopular K-pop Opinions" 🥰 ... including on iHeartRadio and Amazon Music! Follow us: 𓃰 Our Website; hwaitingwords.mailchimpsites.com 𓃟 Hwaiting Words on Twitter (@hwaitingpodcast) Hwaiting Words on Instagram (@hwaitingpod) Subscribe to our exclusive Black fan forum – Bora's Infinite Playlist! Keep up with the Black Into K-pop Coalition here! Intro/Outro music: "New Vintage" by MANI We're called one of the top 15 K-Pop podcasts to listen to by Feedspot!
01:01:49
March 21, 2022
K-pop Idol Assumptions We Have (The Good, The Messy and The Shady) | S2E7
It's the season finale! In this episode, we'll be discussing some funny and mostly baseless assumptions we have about some of our favorite K-pop groups. You'll hear us keke-ing about who we think could have a secret child to who would be in some beef. See you in Autumn 2021 for Season 3! Make sure to subscribe! Leave us a review! And try to find us on  *most* podcasting platforms by searching "Hwaiting Words" or "Unpopular K-pop Opinions" 🥰 ... including on iHeartRadio and Amazon Music! Follow us: 𓃰 Our Website; hwaitingwords.mailchimpsites.com 𓃟 Hwaiting Words on Twitter (@hwaitingpodcast) Hwaiting Words on Instagram (@hwaitingpod) Subscribe to our exclusive Black fan forum – Bora's Infinite Playlist! Keep up with the Black Into K-pop Coalition here! Intro/Outro music: "New Vintage" by MANI We're called one of the top 15 K-Pop podcasts to listen to by Feedspot!
33:57
May 21, 2021
Can Black People Be K-pop Idols? ft. Rakiyah (PART 2) | S2E6
Can Black people be K-pop idols? In this episode, we continue discussing what it would take for there to be a mega-successful Black K-pop idol and whether or not Black K-pop idols should exist in the industry. This is episode is part two of this discussion, part one of this episode dropped late 2020 – check it out! 💕 Thousand thanks to this episode's guest co-host, Rakiyah! Rakiyah is an Aerospace Engineer, CEO of her own cosmetics line, Rue Gloss, and a singer-songwriter. Her OG fans came to know her through her YouTube channel where she went by Raki Wright. Now makes music that is heard in over 80 countries and is described as alternative, smooth and soulful R&B. Did we mention she sometimes sings in Korean? Learn more about the Black into K-pop Coalition (bit.ly/3jqy6LS) ~ We did a Goodpods App takeover on February 10th, 2021! Check out our coalition's club on there. As for the $100 Amazon gift card, leave a review on any of the coalition member's podcasts on Podchaser (linktr.ee/bikco)! Make sure to subscribe! Leave us a review! And try to find us on  *most* podcasting platforms by searching "Hwaiting Words" or "Unpopular K-pop Opinions" 🥰' ... including on iHeartRadio and Amazon Music! Follow us: 𓃰 Our Website 𓃟 Hwaiting Words on Twitter (@hwaitingpodcast) Hwaiting Words on Instagram (@hwaitingpod) Subscribe to our exclusive Black fan forum – Bora's Infinite Playlist! Intro/Outro music: "New Vintage" by MANI We're called one of the top 15 K-Pop podcasts to listen to by Feedspot!
35:22
February 28, 2021
Monsta X Interview (Archive Series PT. 3) | S2E5
Remember when Monsta X was a septet? Bora got to interview the K-pop group in late 2018 ahead of their Jingle Ball performance. Listen to Bora and Lars discuss and read the interview! This is a never before heard interview. This is the last interview part of the "Archive Series". Check out part one (K-rapper BewhY), part two (SNSD's Tiffany Young), and the unofficial part three (Rakiyah)! Learn more about the Black into K-pop Coalition (bit.ly/3jqy6LS) ~ We did a Goodpods App takeover on February 10th, 2021! Check out our coalition's club on there. As for the $100 Amazon gift card, leave a review on any of the coalition member's podcasts on Podchaser (linktr.ee/bikco)! Make sure to subscribe! Leave us a review! And try to find us on  *most* podcasting platforms by searching "Hwaiting Words" or "Unpopular K-pop Opinions" 🥰' ... including on iHeartRadio and Amazon Music! Follow us: 𓃰 Our Website 𓃟 Hwaiting Words on Twitter (@hwaitingpodcast) Hwaiting Words on Instagram (@hwaitingpod) Subscribe to our exclusive Black fan forum – Bora's Infinite Playlist! Intro/Outro music: "New Vintage" by MANI We're called one of the top 15 K-Pop podcasts to listen to by Feedspot!
24:18
February 28, 2021
Tiffany Young Interview (Archive Series PT. 2) | S2E4
Girls Generation aka SNSD member and solo artist, Tiffany Young did an interview with main host, Bora in late 2019. Listen to Bora and Lars discuss the interview and hear some sound bites from Tiffany Young herself! This is a never before heard interview. Learn more about the Black into K-pop Coalition (bit.ly/3jqy6LS) ~ We did a Goodpods App takeover on February 10th, 2021! Check out our coalition's club on there. As for the $100 Amazon gift card, leave a review on any of the coalition member's podcasts on Podchaser (linktr.ee/bikco)! Make sure to subscribe! Leave us a review! And try to find us on  *most* podcasting platforms by searching "Hwaiting Words" or "Unpopular K-pop Opinions" 🥰' ... including on iHeartRadio and Amazon Music! Follow us: 𓃰 Our Website 𓃟 Hwaiting Words on Twitter (@hwaitingpodcast) Hwaiting Words on Instagram (@hwaitingpod) Subscribe to our exclusive Black fan forum – Bora's Infinite Playlist! Intro/Outro music: "New Vintage" by MANI We're called one of the top 15 K-Pop podcasts to listen to by Feedspot!
19:45
February 14, 2021
Rapper BewhY Interview (Archive Series PT. 1) | S2E3
Show Me The Money Season 5 winner and Kill Bill runner-up, BewhY did an interview with main host Bora around this time last year. Listen to Bora and Lars discuss the interview and hear some sound bites from BewhY himself! This is a never before heard interview. The next segment of The Archive Series comes out next Sunday. Learn more about the Black into K-pop Coalition (bit.ly/3jqy6LS) ~ We'll be a Goodpods App takeover on February 10th, 2021! Check out our coalition's club on there. As for the $100 Amazon gift card, leave a review on any of the coalition member's podcasts on Podchaser (linktr.ee/bikco)! Make sure to subscribe! Leave us a review! And try to find us on *most* podcasting platforms by searching "Hwaiting Words" or "Unpopular K-pop Opinions" 🥰' ... including on iHeartRadio and Amazon Music! Follow us: 𓃰 Our Website 𓃟 Hwaiting Words on Twitter (@hwaitingpodcast) Hwaiting Words on Instagram (@hwaitingpod) Subscribe to our exclusive Black fan forum – Bora's Infinite Playlist! Intro/Outro music: "New Vintage" by MANI We're called one of the top 15 K-Pop podcasts to listen to by Feedspot!
19:18
February 07, 2021
Can Black People Be K-pop Idols? ft. Rakiyah (PART 1) | S2E2
Can Black people be K-pop idols? In this episode, we discuss what it would take for there to be a mega-successful Black K-pop idol and whether or not Black K-pop idols should exist in the industry. This is episode is part one of this discussion, part two of this episode drops in early 2021 💕 Thousand thanks to this episode's guest co-host, Rakiyah! Rakiyah is an Aerospace Engineer, CEO of her own cosmetics line, Rue Gloss, and a singer-songwriter. Her OG fans came to know her through her YouTube channel where she went by Raki Wright. Now makes music that is heard in over 80 countries and is described as alternative, smooth and soulful R&B. Did we mention she sometimes sings in Korean?  Make sure to subscribe! Leave us a review! And try to find us on  *most* podcasting platforms by searching "Hwaiting Words" or "Unpopular K-pop Opinions" 🥰' ... including on iHeartRadio and Amazon Music! Follow us: 𓃰 Our Website 𓃟 Hwaiting Words on Twitter (@hwaitingpodcast) Hwaiting Words on Instagram (@hwaitingpod) Subscribe to our exclusive Black fan forum – Bora's Infinite Playlist! Intro/Outro music: "New Vintage" by MANI We're called one of the top 15 K-Pop podcasts to listen to by Feedspot!
31:12
December 03, 2020
What Happened To KMusicAndBlackWomen? | S2E1
Welcome back, welcome back, wel-come baaack 👋🏾 What happened to KMusicAndBlackWomen?? In this episode, we discuss the legacy and legitimacy of KMusicAndBlackWomen's place in the Black K-pop fandom. Was she a good thing for Black fans?  GIVEAWAY ALERT!! (Ends Friday, October 16th, 2020.) We're so excited to announce we're partnering with Joy Ruckus Club, the largest Asian-American virtual music festival in the world! We'll be giving away tickets to their festival which is happening on Saturday, October 17th and Sunday, October 18th, 2020. All you have to do is follow us on Twitter or Instagram, then follow the instructions in our post (here or here.) Good luck! 💕Note from Bora: sorry if the audio is not the best, we are working on improving your auditory experience with each episode. Thanks for listening!💕 Make sure to subscribe! Leave us a review! And try to find us on  *most* podcasting platforms by searching "Hwaiting Words" or "Unpopular K-Pop Opinions" 🥰' ... including on iHeartRadio and Amazon Music! Follow us: 𓃰 Our Website 𓃟 Hwaiting Words on Twitter (@hwaitingpodcast) Hwaiting Words on Instagram (@hwaitingpod) Subscribe to our exclusive Black fan forum – Bora's Infinite Playlist! Intro/Outro music: "New Vintage" by MANI  We're called one of the top 15 K-Pop podcasts to listen to by Feedspot!
30:53
October 14, 2020
BONUS mini-sode | The Yimika and Mani show
In this mini-episode, we are joined by two of our faves – Mika and Armani! This discussion is from when Bora (producer, host, leader) corralled a group of Big** K-Pop Stan Accounts and asked them a few questions on what it means to be a Black K-Pop fan. Here are some gems that didn't make it to that episode. Stay tuned! Season 2 is en route! Featured Guests (Twitter) Armani – @BYUNBABIE1 Mika – @versacehao  Make sure to subscribe! Leave us a review! And try to find us on  *most* podcasting platforms by searching "Unpopular K-Pop Opinions" 🥰' ... including iHeartRadio (link: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-words-unpopular-k-pop-62567070/) Follow us: 𓃰 Our Website 𓃟 Hwaiting Words on Twitter (@hwaitingpodcast) Hwaiting Words on Instagram (@hwaitingpod) Subscribe to our newsletter – Bora's Infinite Playlist! Intro/Outro music: "New Vintage" by MANI (today's guest!!) We're called one of the top 15 K-Pop podcasts to listen to by Feedspot!
14:38
August 31, 2020
BONUS mini-sode | Is Shownu Monsta X's Beyoncé? (Podcast Panel Outtakes)
This mini-episode is outtakes from the "K-Pop Twitter, Multi-cultural Idols and Wonho's Comeback" episode (#5) where we were joined by our Black K-Pop podcaster friends! This may be out of context, but we promise you'll laugh.  Stay tuned! Season 2 is en route! Featured Podcasts Morgan of K-Pop Critical  (Twitter: @kpop_critical_ ) Ahomari of 106 & Seoul  (Twitter: @106&Seoul) Ashe of NYAN [Not Your Average Netizens]  (Twitter: @NYANetizens) Ashley of An Album a Day (Twitter: @multifacetedacg) Make sure to subscribe! Leave us a review! And try to find us on *most* podcasting platforms by searching "Unpopular K-Pop Opinions" 🥰 ... including iHeartRadio (link: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-words-unpopular-k-pop-62567070/) Follow us: 𓃰 Our Website 𓃟 Hwaiting Words on Twitter (@hwaitingpodcast) Hwaiting Words on Instagram (@hwaitingpod) Subscribe to our newsletter – Bora's Infinite Playlist! Intro/Outro music: "New Vintage" by MANI We're called one of the top 15 K-Pop podcasts to listen to by Feedspot!
09:11
August 31, 2020
"Big" Stan Twitter Accounts Owned By Black K-Pop Fans | S1E6
In this episode, we are joined by some of our Black K-Pop Stan Twitter friends! Bora (producer, host, leader) corralled a group of Big** K-Pop Stan Accounts and asked them a few questions on what it means to be a Black K-Pop fan. Cheers to the conclusion of Season 1!! (P.S. lookout for bonus mini-sodes) Featured Guests (Twitter) Armani – @BYUNBABIE1 Mika – @travelingahgase  Alyssa – @jinshottie Bryan – @tiddienthusiast Aaliyah – @markleesmama Make sure to subscribe! Leave us a review! And try to find us on  *most* podcasting platforms by searching "Unpopular K-Pop Opinions" 🥰' ... including iHeartRadio (link: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-words-unpopular-k-pop-62567070/) Follow us: 𓃰 Our Website 𓃟 Hwaiting Words on Twitter (@hwaitingpodcast) Hwaiting Words on Instagram (@hwaitingpod) Intro/Outro music: "Hold Up" by Paper Dragun [produced by Astrology]
45:40
May 15, 2020
K-Pop Twitter, Multi-cultural Idols and Wonho's Comeback | S1E5
Stan Feifei ✊🏾 In this episode, we are joined by some of our Black K-Pop Podcasting friends! We're discussing the messiness of K-Pop Stan Twitter, Japan/China having more Black idols than Korea and Wonho's comeback! Featured Podcasts Morgan of K-Pop Critical  (Twitter: @kpop_critical_ ) Ahomari of 106 & Seoul  (Twitter: @106&Seoul) Ashe of NYAN [Not Your Average Netizens]  (Twitter: @NYANetizens) Ashley of An Album a Day (Twitter: @multifacetedacg) Make sure to subscribe! Leave us a review! And try to find us on *most* podcasting platforms by searching "Unpopular K-Pop Opinions" 🥰 ... including iHeartRadio (link: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-words-unpopular-k-pop-62567070/) Follow us: 𓃰 Our Website 𓃟 Hwaiting Words on Twitter (@hwaitingpodcast) Hwaiting Words on Instagram (@hwaitingpod) Intro/Outro music: "Hold Up" by Paper Dragun [produced by Astrology]
34:38
May 01, 2020
Are OT1 Stans and Single Group Fans Here For K-Pop? | S1E4
In this episode, we discuss solo stans and fans who only stan one group and one group only. Should these types of fans be considered part of the general K-Pop fandom? Or just fans of their respective groups. Take a listen! Make sure to subscribe! Leave us a review! And try to find us on *most* podcasting platforms by searching "Unpopular K-Pop Opinions" 🥰 ... including iHeartRadio (link: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-words-unpopular-k-pop-62567070/) Follow us: 𓃰 Our Website 𓃟 Hwaiting Words on Twitter (@hwaitingpodcast) Hwaiting Words on Instagram (@hwaitingpod) Intro/Outro music: "Hold Up" by Paper Dragun [produced by Astrology]
36:12
April 04, 2020
Stan Culture – How Far Is Too Far? | S1E3
In this episode, we discuss stan culture, particularly in the K-Pop community.  We voice our thoughts on inappropriate fancams, shipping, and sasaengs. Take a listen! Make sure to subscribe! Leave us a review! And try to find us on *most* podcasting platforms 🥰 ... including iHeartRadio (link: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-words-unpopular-k-pop-62567070/) Follow us: 𓃰 Our Website 𓃟 Hwaiting Words on Twitter (@hwaitingpodcast) Hwaiting Words on Instagram (@hwaitingpod) Intro/Outro music: "Hold Up" by Paper Dragun [produced by Astrology]
29:15
December 30, 2019
SuperM – Thoughts? Is It Still K-Pop? | S1E2
In this episode we discuss SuperM. The "Avengers of K-Pop" as described by their label. Do we dig it? Is it a flop? Was combing the words jumping + popping really necessary? Take a listen to find out. Make sure to subscribe! Leave us a review! And try to find us on *most* podcasting platforms 🥰 ... including iHeartRadio (link: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-words-unpopular-k-pop-62567070/) Follow us: 𓃰 Our Website 𓃟 Hwaiting Words on Twitter (@hwaitingpodcast) Hwaiting Words on Instagram (@hwaitingpod) Intro/Outro music: "Hold Up" by Paper Dragun [produced by Astrology]
26:06
November 06, 2019
Black Hairstyles on K-Pop and K-Hip Hop Artists | S1E1
Henry Lau's "I'm Good" music video, Kai of EXO in "Kokobop" and Taeyang of BIGBANG (we could go on tbh), what do these idols have in common? They've all decided to wear traditionally Black hairstyles! Listen to our first episode to hear our thoughts on K-Pop and K-Hip Hop artists wearing braids, dreads, cornrows, etc. Did we give anyone a pass? Make sure to subscribe! Leave us a review! And try to find us on *most* podcasting platforms 🥰 ... including iHeartRadio (link: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-words-unpopular-k-pop-62567070/) Follow us: 𓃰 Our Website 𓃟 Hwaiting Words on Twitter (@hwaitingpodcast) Hwaiting Words on Instagram (@hwaitingpod) Intro/Outro music: "Hold Up" by Paper Dragun [produced by Astrology]
35:46
October 15, 2019
Episode 0 | Introduction 반가워요
반가워요! Nice to meet you! Thanks for listening to the introductory episode of 화이팅 (Fighting) Words: Unpopular K-Pop Opinions Podcast. Our group consists of three members: Bora (host, leader, center), Destiny (main vocalist) and Larissa (lead vocalist, main dancer).  Get to know the members and how the podcast will be formatted before jumping into the first episode.  Make sure to subscribe! Leave us a review! And try to find us on *most* podcasting platforms 🥰 ... including iHeartRadio (link: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-words-unpopular-k-pop-62567070/) Follow us:  𓃰 Our Website 𓃟 Hwaiting Words on Twitter Hwaiting Words on Instagram Intro/Outro music: "Hold Up" by Paper Dragun [produced by Astrology]
23:47
October 15, 2019