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Joe & Shawn
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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- Off with Their Heads! Execution in KoreaThe death penalty has become a hot topic lately after #SorryJeongin. Shawn covers the history of gruesome and famous executions in Korean history and the state of South Korea’s death penalty today.
- Disasters that Shaped Modern Korea (21st Century)The 21st century started with fires and serial killers as disasters went from a macro to a human level.
- “The Disaster Republic”: Disasters that Shaped Modern Korea (1990s)The 1990s were known as “The Disaster Republic.” The earlier decade’s rush to build the country resulted in horrific building and bridge collapses.
- Disasters that Shaped Modern Korea (1980s)The 1980s saw its share of air disasters and terrorism from North Korea. Plus the Hwaseong serial murders that weren’t solved until 2019.
- Disasters that Shaped Modern Korea (1950s-70s)In the first of four episodes, we cover sinkings, fires, hijackings, and mass murders that still echo through society.
- The Dark Side of SoolGuest: Julia Mellor – The Sool Company https://thesoolcompany.com The Glories and Stories of Korean Liquor. Korean … Read more
- It’s Our Birthday & We’ll Die if We Want ToThe podcast is one year old! We break down the year and discuss Korean first birthday … Read more
- Psycho Prince Yeonsan (Joseon’s Fall, part 2)Combine the sadism of Game of Throne’s King Joffrey and Ramsay “The Bastard” Bolton with Robert … Read more
- True Crime: Who was the Cyanide Killer?In the mid-1980s, people were randomly collapsing and dying around Seoul. Or was it random? On … Read more
- Divine Monks & Shapeshifters: Korean Folktale TypesKorean folktales carry universal memes you can find in European and African folklore. Evil stepmothers, shapeshifting … Read more
- Korean Independence Day: The Real Reasons It MattersWas Korean Independence a failed movement? Now that we’ve got your attention, we explore the events, … Read more
- The Execution of Deposed Queen Yun (Joseon’s Fall, part 1)The controversial Deposed Queen Yun kickstarted the events of the next hundred years. What led to … Read more