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The Dark Side of Seoul Podcast

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Korean dark history, ghost tales, folklore, serial killers, true crime, and more. You are about to discover why Korea has the spookiest stories and darkest history.Folklorist Shawn and history buff Joe delve into Korea's gruesome stories of massacres, betrayals, and blood. It's like "Game of Thrones" in Asia. We share our passion for Korea and its struggles throughout time. If you enjoy shows like "Kingdom," this is the podcast for you. Even if you know nothing about Korea, its history will become your new addiction.Subscribe, sit back, and enjoy.

Korean dark history, ghost tales, folklore, serial killers, true crime, and more. You are about to discover why Korea has the spookiest stories and darkest history.Folklorist Shawn and history buff Joe delve into Korea's gruesome stories of massacres, betrayals, and blood. It's like "Game of Thrones" in Asia. We share our passion for Korea and its struggles throughout time. If you enjoy shows like "Kingdom," this is the podcast for you. Even if you know nothing about Korea, its history will become your new addiction.Subscribe, sit back, and enjoy.

Location:

South Korea

Description:

Korean dark history, ghost tales, folklore, serial killers, true crime, and more. You are about to discover why Korea has the spookiest stories and darkest history.Folklorist Shawn and history buff Joe delve into Korea's gruesome stories of massacres, betrayals, and blood. It's like "Game of Thrones" in Asia. We share our passion for Korea and its struggles throughout time. If you enjoy shows like "Kingdom," this is the podcast for you. Even if you know nothing about Korea, its history will become your new addiction.Subscribe, sit back, and enjoy.

Language:

English

Contact:

821092831696


Episodes

#SorryJeongIn: Parents Murder Their Child

1/10/2021
WARNING: This episode contains disturbing content. A special serious episode. South Korea has been horrified by the story of 16-month-old Jeong-in, a baby girl who was abused until she died this past October. This is spotlighting Korea’s and the Korean authorities’ long dark complacency with child abuse. #SorryJeongin #정인아미안해 Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=22510065)

Duration:01:09:43

8 Weird and Surprising Seoul Landmarks

1/6/2021
Poop sculptures, the Berlin Wall, Incheon Airport’s phallic sculpture, a secret WWII Japanese air raid bunker, and more. We top it off with the dark violent story behind Ahyeon-dong’s Wedding Street. Photos are here: https://darksideofseoul.com/8-weird-and-surprising-seoul-landmarks/ Join our Patreon to get more stuff https://patreon.com/darksideofseoul Book a tour of The Dark Side of Seoul Ghost Walk at https://darksideofseoul.com Listener Mail! Send us a message (Instagram, Facebook,...

Duration:01:15:47

2020 Year in Review

12/30/2020
How dark was 2020 for Korea? From being the second country to get the ‘Rona to the evils of sex criminals to ghost sightings on our tour, we recap news you may have forgotten. Join our Patreon to get more stuff https://patreon.com/darksideofseoul Book a tour of The Dark Side of Seoul Ghost Walk at https://darksideofseoul.com Listener Mail! Send us a message (Instagram, Facebook, email) and we might read it on air. Music by Soraksan Top tier Patrons Angel Earl Joel Bonomini Jamie...

Duration:01:01:28

The Brutal Ends of the Six Martyrs | King Sejo part 2

12/23/2020
King Sejo’s bloody paranoid reign continues. Shortly after he usurps the throne, scholars and some military conspire to assassinate him. The plot is foiled, and a lot of people pay the price. This leads to the famous story of the Six Martyrs. In the Dark Side of Seoul style, we bust the myths surrounding them. Join our Patreon to get more stuff https://patreon.com/darksideofseoul Book a tour of The Dark Side of Seoul Ghost Walk at https://darksideofseoul.com Music by Soraksan Top tier...

Duration:01:02:50

Young King, Power-hungry Uncle | King Sejo part 1

12/16/2020
In 1452 there was an 11-year-old king on the throne. Too bad he had mad uncles, crooked advisors, and power hungry scholars surrounding him. Join our Patreon to get more stuff https://patreon.com/darksideofseoul Book a tour of The Dark Side of Seoul Ghost Walk at https://darksideofseoul.com Music by Soraksan Top tier Patrons Angel Earl Joel Bonomini Jamie Staley Shaaron Cullen Devon Hiphner Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=22510065)

Duration:00:39:36

Dismembers Only

12/9/2020
Something to lose your hand over. True crime and historical accounts of cutting off limbs. Lots of them. Join our Patreon to get more stuff https://patreon.com/darksideofseoul Book a tour of The Dark Side of Seoul Ghost Walk at https://darksideofseoul.com Music by Soraksan Top tier Patrons Angel Earl Joel Bonomini Jamie Staley Shaaron Cullen Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=22510065)

Duration:01:03:32

On Fire!

12/2/2020
Self immolation! City fires! Fire in folklore! The most pyro episode we’ve made yet. Join our Patreon to get more stuff https://patreon.com/darksideofseoul Book a tour of The Dark Side of Seoul Ghost Walk at https://darksideofseoul.com Music by Soraksan Top tier Patrons Angel Earl Joel Bonomini Jamie Staley Shaaron Cullen Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=22510065)

Duration:01:09:33

The Han River Bridge Bombing

11/25/2020
At the start of the Korean War, a bridge blew up, killing citizens fleeing Seoul and stranding a good section of the South Korean Army on the wrong side. Here are the tragedies of errors behind that. Join our Patreon to get more stuff https://patreon.com/darksideofseoul Book a tour of The Dark Side of Seoul Ghost Walk at https://darksideofseoul.com Our comic book is also here. https://darksideofseoul.com/store Music by Soraksan Top tier Patrons Angel Earl Joel Bonomini Jamie...

Duration:00:44:21

Did Ye Get Healed? Korean Folk Remedies

11/18/2020
Feeling under the weather? Maybe try some of these Korean folk remedies. Not our darkest episode, but the origins of folk remedies come from the same dark places. Join our Patreon to get more stuff https://patreon.com/darksideofseoul Book a tour of The Dark Side of Seoul Ghost Walk at https://darksideofseoul.com Our comic book is also here. https://darksideofseoul.com/store Music by Soraksan Top tier Patrons Angel Earl Joel Bonomini Jamie Staley Shaaron Cullen Support the show...

Duration:01:29:50

Massacre on the Han River

11/11/2020
Starting in 1866, Catholics were systematically rounded up and executed on a hill near what is now Hapjeong Station. These actions started a chain of events that led to what we’re having to deal with today in modern Korea. Join our Patreon to get more stuff https://patreon.com/darksideofseoul Book a tour of The Dark Side of Seoul Ghost Walk at https://darksideofseoul.com Music by Soraksan Top tier Patrons Angel Earl Joel Bonomini Jamie Staley Shaaron Cullen Support the show...

Duration:00:58:42

Mountains: Gods, Ghosts, & Killers

11/5/2020
Mountains dominate Korean culture. Shawn shares tales hidden in the fog cloaked peaks. Remember these as you hike through Korea’s intoxicating fall foliage Join our Patreon to get more stuff https://patreon.com/darksideofseoul Book a tour of The Dark Side of Seoul Ghost Walk at https://darksideofseoul.com Music by Soraksan Top tier Patrons Angel Earl Joel Bonomini Jamie Staley Shaaron Cullen . Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=22510065)

Duration:01:14:47

Monsters!

10/28/2020
How many Korean monsters do you know? Which ones enjoy riding humans? Which monster resides in a North Korean lake and had a movie made about it? Join our Patreon to get more stuff https://patreon.com/darksideofseoul Book a tour of The Dark Side of Seoul Ghost Walk at https://darksideofseoul.com Cheonji Lake Monsters? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFElPwUVUHs MBC Jangsan-beom report: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dx7gYwX0DLM Movie Recommendations Music by Soraksan Top tier...

Duration:01:19:53

When Exorcism Leads to Death | Exorcism & Possession 2

10/21/2020
In modern times, tragedy has surrounded modern Christian-based exorcisms. Where traditional shaman exorcisms relied on ritual, fringe Christian exorcisms have relied on violence. Sometimes this results in death. Listen to hear of some dark true crime cases of modern Korean exorcisms. Join our Patreon to get more stuff https://patreon.com/darksideofseoul Book a tour of The Dark Side of Seoul Ghost Walk at https://darksideofseoul.com Music by Soraksan Top tier Patrons Angel Earl Joel...

Duration:00:48:40

Exorcism & Possession, part 1

10/14/2020
The power of Han compels you! Shawn, Joe (and Captain Howdy?) talk about Korean exorcisms and possession. Many Korean rites that involve communicating or honouring spirits are translated as exorcisms, but this is incorrect. Exorcisms, by definition, are the expulsion of evil spirits or demons. A Buddhist exorcism: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5w0jgFXil9E n alleged exorcist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uw5aLh17uc0 Join our Patreon to get more...

Duration:01:15:40

Cannibals. They Drive You Crazy.

10/7/2020
Korea has a history with fare for fava beans for centuries. Most of the time it was for medicinal purposes. Even though it’s a pariah in society, some of the philosophy behind it reverberates today. Join our Patreon to get more stuff https://patreon.com/darksideofseoul Book a tour of The Dark Side of Seoul Ghost Walk at https://darksideofseoul.com Music by Soraksan Top tier Patrons Angel Earl Joel Bonomini Jamie Staley Shaaron Cullen Support the show...

Duration:00:54:55

True Crime: Cho Doo-soon & Sex Crime Law Failures

9/30/2020
Korea’s most notorious criminal is set to be released in late 2020. Only recently has the “I was drunk” defense been scrapped as an accepted excuse for sex crimes. We explore the problematic legal and cultural barriers to effective sex crime prevention in Korea. **WARNING** We do not suggest the episode for people recovering from sexual abuse. Join our Patreon to get more stuff https://patreon.com/darksideofseoul Book a tour of The Dark Side of Seoul Ghost Walk at...

Duration:01:08:23

Grave Matters

9/23/2020
Korea is one giant graveyard. Serious. There are graves everywhere, and they are well maintained. For our Chuseok season episode, we explore one of the central symbols of that season, the ancestral grave. Join our Patreon to get more stuff https://patreon.com/darksideofseoul Book a tour of The Dark Side of Seoul Ghost Walk at https://darksideofseoul.com Music by Soraksan Top tier Patrons Angel Earl Joel Bonomini Jamie Staley Shaaron Cullen Support the show...

Duration:00:51:20

Lives of Women in the Joseon Dynasty (feat. What’s Han Your Mind)

9/18/2020
Guests - Allie and Hannah (What’s Han Your Mind) https://whatshanyourmind.com Allie and Hannah regale us with tales of commoner and aristocratic women. Who was influential? Who had great tragedy? (SPOILER: a lot) Join our Patreon to get more stuff https://patreon.com/darksideofseoul Book a tour of The Dark Side of Seoul Ghost Walk at https://darksideofseoul.com Music by Soraksan Top tier Patrons Angel Earl Joel Bonomini Jamie Staley Shaaron Cullen Support the show...

Duration:00:56:57

11 Haunted Places in Seoul

9/9/2020
Seoul is full of haunted locations, but they’re hard to find. Joe and Shawn reveal 11 haunted places in Seoul. Some of them are on the Dark Side tour. Each place weaves a thread in the tapestry that is Seoul’s character. Here’s the list. Join our Patreon to get more stuff https://patreon.com/darksideofseoul Book a tour of The Dark Side of Seoul Ghost Walk at https://darksideofseoul.com Music by Soraksan Top tier Patrons Angel Earl Joel Bonomini Jamie Staley Shaaron Cullen Support...

Duration:00:44:33

Sado, the Royal Serial Killer?

9/2/2020
Prince Sado’s tale has been told through TV and film. Living in the 1700s, he got away with many killings and cruel acts. Yet there are others who say he himself was a victim. Listen as we delve into the life and legends of one of Korea’s most notorious royal members and how his death marked the beginning of the end of the Joseon dynasty. Join our Patreon to get more stuff https://patreon.com/darksideofseoul Book a tour of The Dark Side of Seoul Ghost Walk at...

Duration:01:04:06