Off with Their Heads! Execution in Korea

Death Penalty

The 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.

The Dark Side of Sool

The Dark Side of Sool

Guest: Julia Mellor – The Sool Company https://thesoolcompany.com The Glories and Stories of Korean Liquor. Korean sool specialist and brewer Julia Mellor shares the uniqueness of Korean alcohol and boozy traditions.  Join our Patreon to get more stuff https://patreon.com/darksideofseoul Send us a message (Instagram, Facebook, email) and we might read it on air. Book a … Read more

It’s Our Birthday & We’ll Die if We Want To

The podcast is one year old! We break down the year and discuss Korean first birthday traditions, folklore, and spirits. We also regale mysterious births in Korean history. 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 … 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 Baratheon’s appetites, and you have Prince Yeonsan.   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, Twitter, … Read more

True Crime: Who was the Cyanide Killer?

cyanide killer

In the mid-1980s, people were randomly collapsing and dying around Seoul. Or was it random?  On this week’s podcast, we recount one of the lesser known mass murder episodes in Korea. It’s a sad story, and the killer’s identity will shock you. Join our Patreon to get more stuff https://patreon.com/darksideofseoul Book a tour of The … Read more

Divine Monks & Shapeshifters: Korean Folktale Types

Korean folktales carry universal memes you can find in European and African folklore. Evil stepmothers, shapeshifting animals and humans, and magical monks with Jedi-like powers. PLUS the tale of the Nine Dragons Temple. 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 … Read more