Eating with the Enemy

Monday, June 28, 2010

Robert Egan, a New Jersey restaurant owner, talks about how he ended up involved in the high-stakes diplomatic battles between the United States and North Korea. In Eating with the Enemy:How I Waged Peace with North Korea from My BBQ Shack in Hackensack, he describes befriending and advising the deputy ambassador to the United Nations and other North Koreans, informed for the FBI, and vexed the White House with his meddling, all in the interest of promoting peace.


Robert Egan

Comments [4]

Len Maniace from Jackson Heights, Queens, NY

Is there no way we can get the audio from the Robert Egan segment on the website. I read the book, which is wild, and I want to hear this guy under questioning from Lopate. Unfortunately I missed the show.

Jul. 14 2010 05:42 PM

Why is there no way to listen to the Eating with the Enemy segment of the program? Too explosive?
Agree with Jae Song. This guy exposes so many hypocritical things about our society -- like we're supposed to be a democracy and everybody's supposed to have a voice. Just not too loud a voice, unless you went to an elite university.
Let's take back our foreign policy from those who profit from creating false "enemies."

Jun. 29 2010 12:14 AM
Arthur from NYC

Is that why there's no audio available?

Jun. 28 2010 08:41 PM
Jae Song from NJ

When Leonard asked about the kidnappings and execution squad in North Korea, Robert answered "Are you talking about us?" and went on to say that USA is responsible for for those same acts as with Guantanamo and Noriega. Of course that's when Robert was cut off to say that show was finished. Just as he was making very interesting comments...

Current media, including NPR can't handle such controversial remarks, that might actually wake up minds to the double standards that our government force on other nations.

Like Robert said, every nation does the same things—not just North Korea.

Jun. 28 2010 02:37 PM

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