Shawn & Joe
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.
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In early 2008, an English teacher and his girlfriend were killed in an apartment fire. It was a turning point in the disparate expat community. Many of the charity and fundraising groups we see now started here. But is that the whole story? We talk about Bill Kapoun...
Ghost Stories on Jayuro Highway A special video episode! Shawn and Joe drive in Paju, the source of many lonely road ghost stories. We share the tales of the Woman with Sunglasses, The Bloody Meat, The Bloody Box, and more. Join our Patreon to get early video versions...
Did Disney have plans to build a park in Korea? Was Seoul Grand Park originally a nuclear warhead research facility? What are some recent amusement park disasters that they would rather you not know?
We dig deep and answer these pressing questions. WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!
How did a man nail himself to a cross and stab himself in the side? We cover this and other unsolved mysterious deaths in one of our darker episodes. Join our Patreon to get video podcasts, Weird Tales from Korean Lore, and more stuff...
The church created by Sun Myung Moon is basically the Forrest Gump of cults, finding itself in so many historic world events, you likely have been touched by it. Organizations and Businesses started by The Unification Church Collegiate Association for the Research of...
We all know of the young women dressed in white. But what other Korean ghosts are there? Shawn and Joe talk about the major types.
Get ready! Korean horror movie buffs discuss the must-watch Korean horror films of all time. And they tackle the question, is “Parasite” a horror film?
It’s sad how change awaits tragedy. South Korea had a serious police brutality problem. It took the police secretly killing a student to motivate activist groups. It then took the police publicly killing a student to motivate the whole country.
Today on The Dark Side of Seoul Podcast, we talk about the death of Park Jeong-chol, what led up to it, and how it sparked the events that led to South Korea’s democracy.
The K-Pop industry is full of superstitions, ghost stories, and scandal. Did you know that a singer from Miss A was visited by a ghost before one of their albums was released?