True Crime Japan Podcast
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A podcast devoted to true crime and mysteries from Japan.
||ExplicitEP19 - The Sugamo Child Abandonment Case||In 1988, acting on a tip from a concerned landlor…||9/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEP18 - Miyako Hiraoka||In 2009 college student Miyako Hiraoka disappeare…||9/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEP17 - The UFO Episode||Don't skip just yet!!!. We promise you some fun s…||6/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEP16 - The Inokashira Park Dismemberment Case||One of Tokyo's most bizarre unsolved cases - in t…||6/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEP15 - The Akagi Shrine Disappearance||In 1998, Noriko Shizuka, disappeared while travel…||5/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEP14-The Otaku Murderer||Warning: this episode covers incidents of violenc…||5/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEP13 - The Sankebetsu Incident||There's a monster in the woods. When this small …||2/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEP12 - The Money Episode||In this double feature we look a pair of lighter …||1/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEP11 - The Saitama Dog-Lover Murders||We're back! Welcome to our first episode of Seaso…||1/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEP10 - The BOAC Stewardess Murder||In 1959 Tomoko Takekawa’s life was full of promis…||7/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEP09 - The Kitakyushu Serial Murders||**Warning: this week’s episode is especially dist…||7/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEP08 - The Yamagami Family Disappearance||June 4, 2001 should have been a normal day for th…||6/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEP07 - The Suicide Website Killer||This week’s episode covers a particularly dark to…||6/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEP06 - The Murder of Lindsay Hawker||Thousands of young people come to Japan each year…||6/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEP05 - The Royal Wedding Imposters||Charles and Di, Will and Kate, Satohito and Harum…||6/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEP04 - The Demon Midwife||Miyuki Ishikawa rose from a rural upbringing to a…||5/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEP03 - The Psychic Spot Disappearance (The Spirited Away Hotel)||It happened one night... In 1996 two high schoo…||5/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEP02 - The Akihabara Massacre||We’re back with a new episode of the True Crime J…||5/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEP01 - The Wakayama Poisoning Incident||In the first episode of the True Crime Japan Podc…||4/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
"Uh huh", "right", "yea", "ok"
I like this podcast. I love japan and I enjoy the topics and the research is sufficient. I really only
have one gripe. Can you please stop with the, "uh huh", "ok", "mhmm", "yea" every two seconds?! Any time someone makes a point and it seems almost after every second, it's met with the same noises and after a while it's very annoying. Overall, this is an ok podcast but please try to work on letting the other person present the story to the audience without either of you cutting in every two seconds to say "uh huh", "right".
Good for Amateurs, Great for learning about Japanese culture, but...
First off, I want to commend the two hosts for informing the audience about Japanese history and culture. I'm on episode 2, and have thoroughly enjoyed what I've learned this far.
The research is also sound-- and if rate it 4 stars if not for the caveat to that.
It's beginning to get harder to look (listen) past the suppositions you guys make about subjects you lack knowledge about.
Specifically, mental illness. I am not the type of person to find "crazy" an offensive descriptor, but you guys have a "well you have to be crazy to kill" mentality AFAIK. When I think of what "crazy" means to you guys, I get the feeling it is "capable of murder" = "crazy", while also associating it with mental illness. There's a huge stigma against mental illness, (especially "scary" conditions like schizophrenia). This is utterly inaccurate, albeit common. IMO, armchair psychology runs you the risk of looking uninformed (or even ignorant) to listeners who may have more experience with the subject. (I'm not advocating you guys stop investigating what makes these people tick, tho!)
2chan is another one. It felt as if you guys got and incomplete nuance of the site, and thus gave a shallow portrayal of the significance.
Aside from that and EP 2's schizophrenia moment, it's hard to pinpoint other examples... And btw for subjects you DO know about, it's very obvious and very educational/entertaining.
...However, there's an ongoing feeling I have that you guys talk about things you don't know or have an instinct about, and lead them to "idk *shrug*" conclusions.
You guys seem like you want to give insight into your subjects, find reasonings behind them, or be sort of detectives about it. I think you guys can get there, too. All you need is experience and to work on some things.
(If you two want a good example of playing detective, I suggest y'all listen to an episode of "the trail turned cold". )
I wanted to like this.
The content would be fascinating if the hosts were better. The art of podcasting is being a storyteller. These 2 are not. It is painful to listen to them fumble through stories with no talent for making them lively.