True Crime: Who was the Cyanide Killer?

True Crime: Who was the 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...
#SorryJeongIn: Parents Murder Their Child

#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’...
True Crime: Cho Doo-soon & Sex Crime Law Failures

True Crime: Cho Doo-soon & Sex Crime Law Failures

Korea’s most notorious criminal is set to be released in late 2020. Only recently has the “I was drunk” defense been scrapped as an accepted excuse for sex crimes. We explore the problematic legal and cultural barriers to effective sex crime prevention in Korea.   ...
Sado, the Royal Serial Killer?

Sado, the Royal Serial Killer?

Prince Sado’s tale has been told through TV and film. Living in the 1700s, he got away with many killings and cruel acts. Yet there are others who say he himself was a victim. Listen as we delve into the life and legends of one of Korea’s most notorious royal members...
The Death That Changed Seoul’s Foreign Community

The Death That Changed Seoul’s Foreign Community

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...