Dramabeans Podcast #1
by | May 15, 2010 | 222 Comments

New toy! I’ve been wanting to try a podcast for ages, but lacked the technical wherewithal (and time) to fiddle around with it till now. But I’ve brushed up my techie skills and persuaded girlfriday to join me in this venture, and together we took a stab at our very first Dramabeans podcast.

I apologize in advance for moments when I get too close to the mic — I don’t think it’s TOO bad, or at least I hope it’s not, but I will definitely keep this in mind if/when we try the next one. Also, if you’ve got questions or suggestions for future editions, please feel free to leave them in the comments.

You can listen through the player below, or if you’d like to put it on your mp3 players or take it elsewhere, you can download the sucker: [ Part 1 ] and [ Part 2 ]

We hope you enjoy what we have to say!

Part 1: Wherein javabeans and girlfriday discuss old-school dramas, Feeling, Lee Jung-jae, recapping, cliches and tropes, the dreaded wrist-grab, women and repressed sexuality, Pasta, The Woman Who Still Wants to Marry, Kim Bum, Boys Before Flowers, relationships, and Personal Taste:

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Part 2: Wherein javabeans and girlfriday discuss Personal Taste and Cinderella’s Sister (through Episode 12, although with very few if any spoilers for later episodes), and Sandglass very briefly:

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Songs Used in Podcast (In order of use)

“Insomnia” by Humming Urban Stereo
“질투” (Jealousy) from the Jealousy OST
“Cranes” from the Sandglass OST
“느낌” (Feeling) from the Feeling OST
“너의 뒤에서” (Behind You) by Park Jin-young from the Feeling OST
“아마그건” from the Feeling OST
“Lucky Day” by Every Single Day from the Pasta OST
“Beautiful Girl” by Byul from The Woman Who Still Wants To Marry OST
“The Woman Who Cut My Guitar String” by Kim Bum from The Woman Who Still Wants To Marry OST
“꽃다운 서른넷” (Flower-like 34) from The Woman Who Still Wants To Marry OST
“야릇한 느낌” (Peculiar feeling) from the Personal Taste OST
“오늘의 날씨” (Today’s weather) by Lovely from The Woman Who Still Wants To Marry OST
“말도 안돼” (It can’t be) by Younha from the Personal Taste OST
“Flight of the Bumblebee” by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov from the Personal Taste OST
“Summer People” by Sub from the Triple OST
“Paradise” by T-Max from the Boys Before Flowers OST
“너 아니면 안돼” (It has to be you) by Yesung from the Cinderella’s Sister OST
“뒷동산” (Back hill) from the Cinderella’s Sister OST
“Smile Again” by Lee Yoon-jong from the Cinderella’s Sister OST
“Main Title” from the Sandglass OST
“그대라는 날개” (Wings like you) by Kim Tae-woo from the Personal Taste OST

222 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. :)

    this is so cool!

  2. Angela

    This is awesome! Great idea. You’re both so interesting, and it’s great being able to put voices to the names… I love your voices! ^_^

    • 2.1 ckdarkraven23

      ditto!! love your voices 😀

      • 2.1.1 omo_omo

        ditto! love your voices 🙂

  3. strawberryfieldsforever

    congrats on your new “baby” 🙂

  4. annieee

    omg, im so excited to get to hear our awesome recappers’ real-life voices!!

    thank you, jb, for keeping this wonderful, wonderful blog alive and strong!

  5. Marteki

    awww this is soo cool!…I’m glad to hear some voices 🙂

    have fun ppl!

  6. R

    This is prob a stupid question but is Javabeans Korean?

    Cause when she does recaps, she translates the dialogues as well…..just curious.


  7. langdon813


    I listened to like the first 5 minutes but decided it would be much more fun to have an adult beverage (or 3) while I listen so I can feel like I’m there too! Sounds like the perfect end to the girl’s night out I already have planned for tonight!

    Great idea JB! 😀

  8. Free

    This is a big surprise! This is great!
    Love it, love it, love it !!!
    And you two have lovely voices.

    How did you two do it? Were you two together in the same room or ….?

  9. Elfie


    This so very awesome!

    Greatly appreciate this.

  10. 10 mimi

    Nice! Reminds me The View and the type of coffee talk — minus Joy Behar though, whom I can’t stand.

  11. 11 tokki86

    I absolutely love it!!!!
    I enjoy reading the recaps and now the podcasts, you are doing a great job.
    My sojou every evening…dramabeans…
    Looking forward to more!
    감사합니다 !!!

  12. 12 ilovebinderclips

    whoaa, cool! i only heard the first 10 seconds or so because of time constraints, but it was really interesting to hear your voices and compare those to what i had imagined while reading your recaps. keep it up!

  13. 13 lovenyc52

    oh this is AWESOME!!!

    wait wait, let me grab my adult beverage as well…

    lovin this 🙂 keep it up!!!

  14. 14 pabo ceo reom


    Just the thing to spice up the site…..interactive content takes sites to the next level right? Who knows? Maybe you'll even publish VLOGs or videos in the future… 🙂

  15. 15 raye

    wow! thanks for the podcast!
    both of you have such lovely voices~~!

    i enjoyed the discussions!
    thank you very much!

  16. 16 lili

    Neat! I don’t know if this was on purpose, but when I played the podcast on my desktop JB comes through one speaker, while girlfriday comes through the other speaker – so it actually feels like the you two are sitting on opposite sides of me!

  17. 17 alert

    hahaha. I found myself verbally responding and agreeing. And adding up my own part. LOL.

    This is totally great! Finally being able to match the voices and the recaps. And I could totally see them coming from the same people. Great job you two! Love this so much. I first listen to them online, but now I’m sooo downloading them, so that I would always be part of the conversation as well. Hehe.

  18. 18 Protocol Snow

    Great idea! Hope this podcast will have a regular schedule.

  19. 19 looveygood

    woah I love it, you’re good!!!
    Keep it good! Javabeans and Girlfriday rocks!!

    But who’s is the first speaker?? Javabeans??

  20. 20 wizwidz

    thanks a lot for the podcast. really enjoy your talk. hope to hear more from you guys soon.

  21. 21 odynia

    wow!! great idea :))
    in some parts i noticed that i am nodding ^^

    i am also curious if javabeans is korean or not..

  22. 22 kate

    great idea!! I absolutely LOVE it!

  23. 23 charlie

    Wow! This is so exciting! I’ve downloaded the podcasts to listen to later (boo studying for school!) and I can’t wait to hear both of your thoughts! 🙂

  24. 24 looveygood

    Sorry, I only heard part 2 hehehe…
    But after I listened 1st part, I know the 1st speaker was Javabeans ^_^

  25. 25 zirenjo

    nice!….loved your recaps more and more together with girlfriday…guess i have to get something to drink as i listen to this…

  26. 26 estelle

    This is so cool! Now we get to hear their real voices!

  27. 27 jusash

    AWESOME! Hope to ‘hear’ more from both of you soon. Keep ’em coming.

    Way to go, this is so cool! Almost like having girlfriends in the room.

  28. 28 Mona

    Omo… I love your podcast, JB. I want to join and gush about my love of K-drama with you and Girlfriday. Jealous!

    The beginning about food and alcohol… Absolutely true and one of the most awesome part of K-dramas.

    Thank you! You and Girlfriday are both amazing.

  29. 29 Tendoclan

    I just love it……….it is like “The View”……what fun for me to listen about dramas…please keep it up………WOW

  30. 30 theedie

    hi, just a suggestion: could you either turn down the volume of the background music or not have it at all next time? At times I had a hard time hearing what you were saying because the music was a little loud. Otherwise it was interesting hearing your voices for the first time.

  31. 31 Kender

    I like this! Definitely an interesting new dimension to the site.. I’ll be keeping my eye open for more in the future.

    And kinda off-topic, but I totally didn’t expect you to sound like that, JB. For some reason I thought your voice would be deeper. XD

  32. 32 marissa

    Javabeans, I’ve always imagined you with an “ajumma” voice, lol. You totally sound agassi-like, haha. It’s not about age; I’ve always being told I’m an ajumma in young body. Your voices are lovely, both of you.

  33. 33 pabo ceo reom

    I just finished listening to the whole thing and I felt like I was right there in the convo with you guys!

    (Though I do look quite crazy talking to myself……)

    Anyhow, keep it up! I’m really looking forward to seeing (err…listening to) more of this!

  34. 34 pabo ceo reom

    Oh I forgot one thing (too spastic I see…)

    I second theedie’s comment about the background music. Very nice touch (I can’t even imagine how to do it technically XD) but lowering the volume would be great. It was JUST loud enough to be slightly distracting.

  35. 35 smiley263

    Such a GREAT idea!!! Love your voices…

  36. 36 Ri

    Haha this is so cool! Now it really feels like one big kdrama fans community. Haha! Great to put voices to names and you’re both really insightful. Lookin forward to more of your recaps! :))

  37. 37 Kfan

    I liked it but who is on which “side”? ^^

  38. 38 müge

    I’m not sure who is the one speking first but her voise is sooo lovely.
    also, as a faithful follower of JB, it’s really great to be able to hear ur voices.
    thanx so much JB ^_____^

  39. 39 aberdeen_angus

    I’ll just say: Great! I hope this’ll be a regular section of the site ^^

  40. 40 Starscream

    can you ladies post your pics? you sound kinda hawt 🙂 I need a face to attach to the voices.

    And surprisingly, I actually enjoyed listening to this podcast (I didn’t think I could sit through a podcast about kdramas, but you guys did a good job).

    I still think this site needs a redblooded male perspective…there’s too much estrogen.

  41. 41 rach

    it’s so cool to finally place a voice on the person who rights so many awesome kdrama articles!

  42. 42 Molly


    Me too! One is from my left speaker and the other is from the right. I love it, and wonder if it was intentional.

    Now I’m trying to guess who’s who…”Evil scarface.” -tries to remember if this is a Javabeans quote or a girlfriday quote- Both of you have wonderful voices!

    Love the podcasts! I hope you’ll do more in the future. Do you two know each other in real life?

  43. 43 müge

    sorry! I’d written my comment only after listenning part 1 with a big excitement and wanted to share my own opinion about PT and CS, too.
    I don’t know excatly when it happened but for some time I’m getting bored while watching PT. maybe after seeing LMH and YEH together with their perfect match or after seeing JH-GI’s being real couple. really don’t know when it was but I absolutely disaggree the extension. I’m a bit dissappointed as I’ve waited to watch PT like a crazy.
    for CS, I really love MGY’s acting and her pure beauty and for me, the most amazing thing for CS is that even though we couldn’t see a real skinship or intimacy, I feel I’m dying whenever I see MGY and CJM together like mayn watchers. I think there is always a charm in unapproachable and hard love. to me, the only negative thing is SW. many people freak out my comment about her but I really dislike every way of her. both her fake face and also her character in the drama is unbearable for me.
    I can go on but I thin it’s been long enough.
    again, JB! I really admire ur site and unique recaps, comments. love, love, love…

  44. 44 Lucky

    I am a faithful follower of Dramabeans, although it is my first time posting a comment. This is so awesome! I always wondered what my fav recappers look/sound like – it’s great to be able to hear you. Love your voices and your laughs. And JB and girlfriday are insightful and witty as usual. Loved your remarks with the kdrama wrist-grab and allusion to Grey’s. You are both very good with words. Look forward to more recaps/podcasts from you guys!

  45. 45 Dahee Fanel

    AWESOOOOOME. 😀 Seriously, what a great idea (and execution)! I enjoyed every second of it. Please, keep them coming!

  46. 46 Sukispop

    What a neat surprise, JB and girlfriday! I listened to about 10 minutes of Part 1, then decided to download both parts so that I can listen to them tonight, with beverage in hand, without any interruptions or distractions.

    You both have really nice voices, and I agree with the other commenter who mentioned that it’d be really cool if you could post your pics. Then, we could connect your voices to two nice faces. =)

    I liked the background music, but agree that it was just a bit loud and it sometimes made it difficult to hear what you were saying.

    I think that the DB Podcasts are a wonderful addition to the already great DB experience! Thanks, JB! And thanks to you, too, girlfriday!

  47. 47 movall

    WOW, just WOWWWWW,
    It’s a big surprise 🙂

    LOVE YOUR VOICES JBs and Girlfriday. I feel so close to you guys now.
    Thanks so much. Keep them coming please!

  48. 48 La Fea

    You sound young and sweet, sorry but I imagined you a bit more scarier ha ha ha 😀

  49. 49 Molly

    I think Javabeans is on the left and girlfriday on the right. It’s so fun hearing your voices – prior to this, you were simply mysterious, incredibly articulate people…and now I’m picturing you as less mysterious, incredibly fascinating people who I’d love to know in real life. Lol. Hope that doesn’t sound creepy or stalker-ish.

    Omg! That reminds me of something someone posted on a Woman Who Wants to Marry recap about having a crush on girlfriday’s writing. Well, I have a crush on your voices! Ha. Hearing your insight into these dramas adds another layer to your written thoughts.

  50. 50 rubyred19

    It’s awesome to finally put an actual voice to your writing voice. Think you will move onto video cast next? Then we can put a face to the voice? It’ll definitely be one more step in being more closely connected to your audience. Also, as someone mentioned before me, I did not expect you guys to sound so young for some reason lol. Your blog is one of my addictions, keep up the great work!

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