The Global Appeal of Squid Game

Emory Marketing Professor Mike Lewis, Georgetown Marketing Professor Suh Yeon Kim, and show-runner Doug Battle join forces in this episode to discuss the global appeal of Netflix's most-watched show ever. Throughout the episode, the trio discusses how Squid Game writers leveraged unsettling sounds, disturbing scenes, and sky-high stakes to create the TV-MA juggernaut that has captivated audiences worldwide. While Mike and Doug provide a glimpse of how the American audience might interpret the K-Drama's ultimate message, Professor Suh Yeon Kim shares how nostalgia intensifies the show's effect on Korean audiences. Listen to the full conversation here: Also streaming on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher.

The Global Appeal of Squid Game