Korean Urban Legends 2

Why is fall jinxed for Korean celebrities? Are there ghosts from the Sampoong Department Store collapse? What prurient urban legends pass through the lips in Korea? We spread more of them in this episode. 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 … Read more

Korean Urban Legends

What’s up with fan death? A friend of a friend told us about these stories. Shawn has been interviewing people about folk beliefs, ghostlore, experiences, and urban legends for a long time. These are all from his most recent interviews. Join our Patreon to get more stuff https://patreon.com/darksideofseoul Book a tour of The Dark Side … Read more

Serial Killer Yoo Young-Chul, part 4: Aftermath

What was true about Yoo Young-Chul and what was urban myth? How badly did the authorities mess this up? Have things changed? We analyze what the psych and criminology experts have written about this case. Join our Patreon to get more stuff https://patreon.com/darksideofseoul Book a tour of The Dark Side of Seoul Ghost Walk at … Read more

Serial Killer Yoo Young-Chul, part 3: Caught!

The police didn’t catch Yoo Young-Chul. Seoul’s criminal underground took control while the authorities bumbled. Catching him wasn’t the end of it. 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

Serial Killer Yoo Young-Chul, part 2: The Sinchon Murders

After almost getting caught on CCTV, Yoo Young-Chul took a break and changed his focus and methods. Rather than going out to victims’ houses, he invited them into his home. This time, his focus was on women. This is part two of four in our series on Korea’s most notorious serial killer. A man who … Read more

Serial Killer Yoo Young-Chul, part 1: Monstrous Origins

Korea’s most notorious serial killer. In the first of four parts, we cover Yoo Young-Chul’s tumultuous early life in an urbanizing Seoul and his first string of killings–targeting wealthy seniors in standalone houses near churches.  We’d put off tackling this topic because we wanted to do it right. Our research is based on Korean language … Read more

Made in Korea: Adoption & Identity with Jeremy Holt

Made in Korea

Guest: Jeremy Holt (Made in Korea) Hot comic book writer Jeremy Holt joins us to talk about the dark side of their experience as a Korean-born adoptee and how they’ve channeled that into making some of the coolest comics series you’ll ever read.  Remember you can get it on Comixology and hard copies are at … Read more

Dark Side of the Olympics: The 1988 Bummer Games

Boxing scandals, torched doves, doping hero. The 1988 Seoul Games were the time to shine. But they were built on dark deeds.   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) … Read more

Stories of the Gods

Korean Gods

“Gods die. And when they truly die they are unmourned and unremembered.” – Neil Gaiman, American Gods Who are the Korean gods? They inhabit the mountains. They inhabit the trees. There is even a Korean deity that inhabits the living room. Join our Patreon to get more stuff https://patreon.com/darksideofseoul Book a tour of The Dark … Read more

Creepy Stories for Summer Chills

do koreans believe in ghosts

Turn off your lights. Put on your headphones. Cool off with some chilling tales. 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 it on air. Music by Soraksan Ending … Read more