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LATEST EPISODES

Korean Buddhism part 1, From Mystical Beheading to Violent Coup

Korean Buddhism part 1, From Mystical Beheading to Violent Coup

Guest: Prof. David Mason    http://www.san-shin.org/David.html Take a tour with David through The Royal Asiatic Society, SIWA, or Tours By Locals   Buddhism’s arrival on the Korean peninsula to establish its role in the culture over centuries The legend of Chadon...

Warding Off Evil

Warding Off Evil

Korean methods to ward off ghosts and evil spirits Here are a few If you’re talking about something scary, brush your shoulders Just in case a ghost is sitting on it and listening If you suddenly want something you don’t need, don’t bring it home it must be possessed...

Missing Persons Cases

Missing Persons Cases

National Center for Missing Children https://www.missingchild.or.kr/ The Frog Boys Lee Hye-jin, 10, and her friend Woo Ye-seul, 8 Dec 25, 2007, Anyang Near Anyang Arts Center (CCTV 4:10 p.m.) 77 days later Found Lee’s dismembered body on a mountain near Suwon Police...

UFOs in Korea

UFOs in Korea

Sid Toledo Lee joins us to talk about the history of UFO sightings in South Korea. He also speculates why you don't hear of many alien abductions in Korea.Dokkaebi PatronsAngel EarlJamie StaleyJoel BonominiShaaron CullenBecome a Patron through Patreon and help us make...

True Crime: The Jijon Family

True Crime: The Jijon Family

For our first true crime episode, we cover the Jijon Family. They were a gang of ex-convicts who went on a serial murder rampage in the mid-1990s and showed no remorse. Some even practiced cannibalism on their victims.Dokkaebi PatronsAngel EarlJamie StaleyJoel...

Angel’s Demons

Angel’s Demons

One of the most frequent participants of the Dark Side tour, Angel Earl, joins us to tell stories about creepy incidents from her times on the tour.Dokkaebi PatronsAngel EarlJamie StaleyJoel BonominiShaaron CullenBecome a Patron through Patreon and help us make more...

Tragic Deaths I

Tragic Deaths I

Shawn tells the story of a palace servant of the highest consort of the crown prince under King Sejong. It’s a story of love, intrigue, black magic, and of course a tragic death.

Epidemics

Epidemics

In the midst of COVID-19, we talk about Korea’s history with epidemics. 

What is the Dark Side of Seoul?

What is the Dark Side of Seoul?

Shawn and Joe give the story of the founding of The Dark Side of Seoul Ghost Walk. We tell the story of the tour’s growing pains and why we find Seoul to be one of the most haunted cities in the world. 

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.

Shawn & Joe

Shawn & Joe

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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.