Brazen Presents
Brazen Presents
Oct 24, 2022
The Rebel and the Kingdom: The Secret Mission to Overthrow the North Korean Regime
Play • 25 min

How did an Ivy League activist become a global fugitive? In this bonus audio episode, Bradley Hope, co-founder of Project Brazen, recounts his first encounter with Adrian Hong, who led an underground organization to undermine the Kim Jong-un regime by helping top North Korean diplomats defect. After a fake kidnapping of a top North Korean diplomat in Madrid went awry, a wanted poster for Adrian was circulated by the U.S. Marshals, sending him into hiding.

This episode of BRAZEN PRESENTS features an exclusive interview with Christopher Ahn, the only person to be arrested after the failed kidnapping stunt in Madrid. Christopher describes meeting Adrian over ten years ago and how he got involved with his underground group. In 2017, Christopher played a key role in ferrying Kim Han-sol, the nephew of Kim Jong-un, to safety after his dad Kim Jong-nam was assassinated in Malaysia. Christopher’s life has been upturned in the aftermath of the Madrid incident, and he is currently fighting extradition to Spain.

The Rebel and the Kingdom is out 1 November 2022. To learn more about the unbelievable story of Adrian, Christopher and Free Joseon, and to pre-order the book, visit Audiobook and e-book versions are also available.

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