In episode 315, Admiral William McRaven discusses his concerns about North Korea and the unpredictability of its leader, Kim Jong-un. He explains the potential consequences of miscalculations and the difficulty in building a strategy that will play out to the US's benefit. In episode 794, Alastair Smith explains the dynamics of dictatorship and why people may not want to get rid of established dictators like Kim Jong-un. He discusses the symbiosis that develops as leaders come to power and how the elites in North Korea have a fairly high standard of living. In episode 435, Gabriel Mizrahi discusses the ethics of visiting North Korea as a tourist and whether it is tacit support of the regime. He concludes that as long as the intention is to learn and understand, being a tourist in North Korea is not necessarily support of the regime.