Korean Independence Day: The Real Reasons It Matters

Was Korean Independence a failed movement? Now that we’ve got your attention, we explore the events, conspiracies, and urban legends behind Korea’s biggest national holiday. 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, Facebook, … Read more

Disneyland Seoul and Other Amusement Park Urban Legends

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!!!!!   Join our Patreon to get video podcasts, Weird Tales from … Read more

The Execution of Deposed Queen Yun

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The controversial Deposed Queen Yun kickstarted the events of the next hundred years. What led to her messy execution?  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, Twitter, email) and we might read it … Read more

Interview with the Shaman

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Guest – Jane Han Ling, Mudang (The Bridge) Instagram – @janehanling Kakao – Jane Han Ling Yelp – Eastern Path (Newport Beach)   Korean-American Mudang Jane Han Ling joins us to share her story of her journey to becoming a traditional Korean shaman and how she’s incorporated western concepts into Korean shamanism.   Join our … Read more

The Rise and Fall of Hongdae’s Underground Music Scene

Guest Jon Dunbar (Broken Korea, The Korea Times, DaehanminDecline.com, General Editor of Royal Asiatic Society) For a time, Hongdae was the center of Korea’s punk, rock, and live music scene. Then it was gone. Journalist Jon Dunbar explains what the freak happened. Join our Patreon to get more stuff https://patreon.com/darksideofseoul Book a tour of The … Read more

Do Koreans Believe in Ghosts?

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Shawn surveyed 400 Korean citizens about their beliefs in ghosts. The results were intriguing. How do Korean definitions of ghosts differ from western definitions? 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 … Read more

O, Death

Is there a Korean afterlife? What are Korean funeral traditions? We also cover why some elevators do not have a fourth floor.   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 more

#SorryJeongIn: Parents Murder Their Child

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

8 Weird and Surprising Seoul Landmarks

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. 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 … Read more

2020 Year in Review

2020 year in review

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 … Read more