Visuals play a decisive role in the production and circulation of scholarly knowledge regarding North Korea. As visiting is hardly a possibility, scholars depend on visual imagery of the state, such as everyday photography and satellite imagery to attempt to understand it better. This paper urges greater attention to sound in understanding North Korea. In particular, I focus on the voice of North Korea’s main newscaster Ri Chun-hee, who has worked for North Korea's Central Television as a main presenter for more than 40 years. Ri’s announcing style combines thunderous bombast and “grandmother speaking” melodrama, which projects state power sonically to domestic and international audiences. Ri officially retired in 2012, but she has been brought back for announcements of major events, such as the state leader’s death or missile launches. Outside North Korea, Ri is also known as the state’s “propaganda queen.” Western media often depicts Ri’s broadcasting as dangerous and aggressive, like the state of North Korea itself. In this paper, by addressing efforts to irrationalize and dehumanize voices of North Korea by the state’s political enemies, I ultimately aim to provide constructive criticism of the modernist and anthropocentric views of culture-nature, or human-nonhuman, dualism. I examine how Ri’s voice trespasses, thus blurring the line distinguishing between the antipodes. Lastly, I present a case study of Ri’s voice in connection with a recent sonic event, the reveal of Kim Jong-un’s human voice during a historic summit between the North and South Korean leaders in 2018.