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.
Stokes travels to Los Angeles to interview one of his all-time favorite acts, Blackpink, to talk about empowerment and inspiration. Then he highlights the incredible Blink fandom with a spotlight on the fanbase at the sold-out May 5th show in Atlanta, GA. Also, words of Blackpink become the backdrop to a legislative victory for freedom in Tennessee. Be on the lookout for 7 special friends at the end, as Stokes wraps up his record-setting debut season of Stokes & Friends: KPOP With T.H.I.S.
For those of you who are inspired by Blackpink, feel free to share your inspiring moments, favorite songs, and epic BP journeys with #theworldblinks
STOKES & FRIENDS Presents a special Podcast in support of the UNESCO Radio Campaign on the promotion of Dialogue on issues of Tolerance and Humanity.
Stokes starts off the episode with BTS and their historic call for a generation; and then Stokes launches a dialogue on the elements of Humanity with powerful spotlights on Korean rocker Jae from Day 6, global Country Icon Tim McGraw, 2019 Grammy Award Winner for Best New Artist Dua Lipa, Chinese Hip-Hop Star & Mogul Kris Wu, and Cuban-American Cris Cab. This episode is based in Paris and in Normandy near Omaha Beach.
Stokes shares some hilarious moments with the 7 members of BTS before diving into a tribute to the driving forces of their success. Showcasing conversations with die-hard BTS Army next to superstar acts like Khalid, 21 Pilots, Muse, and artist-producer John Ryan; Stokes & Friends gives the supporters their chance to articulate why BTS is so unique. By calling the new hotline, 1-833-STOKESV, you can share your favorite BTS song and participate in the 2019 Good Neighbors project which will support the principles of BTS' United Nations Speech.
Kris Wu is on the lips of the American Music Industry as his Interscope Debut Album, Antares, rocketed 9 tracks into the Top 10 of Itunes Music recently, knocking Ariana Grande out of the Top 10 and igniting drama within the ranks of music insiders which filtered out into the press. Here is your chance to hear directly from the hitmaker from Guangzhou China, as he sits down with Stokes and talks about what makes him tick and why now is the time for bridges to be built between cultures. This is Kris Wu, Unfiltered.
Stokes launches Friends Friday with a special shoutout from his favorite hotpot spot in Chongqing, China; and to thank the Stokes & Friends listeners of Season 1 he talks about the epic BTS Citi Field Ticket Giveaway in NYC, AND the Jane Zhang show on September 22, and how to get involved.
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.
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.
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!