The Palawan Wedding Cannibals
Asia In The Shadows
by LAGIM Podcast
6M ago
In the season and podcast finale of Asia In The Shadows, I explore a slightly obscure case from the motherland, the Philippines. The case takes place in Narra, Palawan, a place that never before made any headlines up until that humid month in July 2004.  I do not want to give too much away but please be warned as the content of this episode can be truly triggering. The title is kinda giving it away already, so please make sure you are prepared for that. Listen now to the very last episode of Asia In The Shadows before it goes on an indefinite hiatus. Check out How I Met You - An Asian Pod ..read more
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The Chicken Delivery Girl Case
Asia In The Shadows
by LAGIM Podcast
6M ago
The Lunar New Year celebrations in 2019 were supposed to be a joyous occasion especially in the Cao Family home. Daughter, 22-year-old Cao Mỹ Duyên, was home from university and was helping with the family business. On the 4th February, she headed over to a customer near her residence in Điện Biên. She was delivering chickens as per the order that was placed that same afternoon. Little did her family know, that would be the last time they’d see Duyên whose fate was sealed the moment she agreed to make that delivery. Listen now to the whole story here on Asia in The Shadows. Check out How I Met ..read more
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Thailand’s Metal Casket Killer
Asia In The Shadows
by LAGIM Podcast
6M ago
In 2019, Warinthorn Chaichayet suddenly disappeared and her family reported her as missing. When the police in Bangkok initially investigated her disappearance they were unsuccessful until an informant came forward, telling them about Warinthorn’s wealthy boyfriend, Apichai Ongwisit. What the police could not know was that looking into Ongwisit, meant falling into a rabbit hole that would reveal an even darker side not only to Ongwisit himself but to his whole family. Listen now to the whole story here on Asia in The Shadows. Check out How I Met You - An Asian Podcast about Love here: https ..read more
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The Bali Suitcase Murder
Asia In The Shadows
by LAGIM Podcast
6M ago
Sheila von Wiese-Mack just wanted to spend some time with her daughter, Heather. So, she thought that booking a luxury vacation in Bali would help her bond with her and start a journey back to a point in their mother-daughter relationship that was less tempestuous and tense. The vacation was, by all accounts, looking like a success but towards the end of her stay in Bali, Sheila could not foresee that her attempt to heal her relationship with Heather would end up in a tragedy that would rock the island and the US where Heather and Sheila were from. Listen now to the whole story here on Asia in ..read more
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The Nithari Killings
Asia In The Shadows
by LAGIM Podcast
6M ago
When children and women first started disappearing from Nithari the parents thought the police would come to their rescue and help them find their loved ones but they were wrong. It would take a persistent father and a grisly discovery in a back drain for the police, the courts and the government to finally move and address the issues faced by so many worried parents in Nithari. Please be warned that this episode will contain references to not only murder but also necrophilia and cannibalism. Listen now to the whole story here at Asia in The Shadows. Find our friends over at Heinous on Instagr ..read more
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The Case of Pai Hsiao-yen
Asia In The Shadows
by LAGIM Podcast
6M ago
Pai Hsiao-yen and her mother, Pai Bing Bing, lived a comfortable life owing to Pai Bing Bing’s success as a media celebrity. They were in the limelight and that was not a problem for the many years the mother and daughter had been exposed to Taiwan’s media. But then it did become a problem. In April 1997, Pai Bing Bing would come home from work, learning that her only daughter had been abducted. What was initially hoped as a quickly-fixed kidnapping situation eventually devolved into something so much darker that involved a manhunt that lasted for almost four months. Listen now to the whole st ..read more
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The Frog Boys Murders
Asia In The Shadows
by LAGIM Podcast
6M ago
In March 1991, on a day of great political importance for South Korea, five boys from Daegu set out for a little adventure near their village. They would never come home. What started out as parents searching for their sons, turned into a murder mystery that endured for the last 30 years and still endured to this very day with more questions than answers. Listen now to the whole story here at Asia in The Shadows. Find our friends over at Heinous on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heinous_1upmedia/ If you like to support my podcast, make sure to rate and review us on Spotify and Apple Podc ..read more
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The Setagaya Murders
Asia In The Shadows
by LAGIM Podcast
6M ago
Just before New Year’s Eve in 2000, the Miyazawa family from Setagaya, Japan were preparing for a new start into the year 2001. They were excited that in the new year, they could finally move homes and start afresh but none of that happened in the end. Instead, what happened to the Miyazawa would soon become one of Japan’s long standing mysteries that to this very day is still being investigated by the police and obsessed over by web sleuths. Listen now to the whole story here at Asia in The Shadows. Find our friends over at Heinous on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heinous_1upmedia/ If ..read more
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The One Who Defended Pol Pot
Asia In The Shadows
by LAGIM Podcast
6M ago
Malcolm Caldwell existed in a time when communism was frowned upon in the West. But he did not mind. He spent most of his life and his academic career, writing about his admiration and support of communism, especially the communist revolution in Southeast Asia. He admired Kim Il-Sung and Pol Pot. So, when he was given the chance to visit Cambodia in 1978 and meet Pol Pot, he was more than thrilled. Little did he know, his visit would not end how he may have thought it should end. Listen now to learn more about this political murder mystery that still remains unsolved to this very day. Find our ..read more
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The Honour Killing of Qandeel Baloch
Asia In The Shadows
by LAGIM Podcast
6M ago
She was famous, unapologetic, confident and she owned her sexuality. In a society and country where women are mostly not allowed to have agency over their bodies, Qandeel Baloch, a famous internet personality from the Punjab Province, defied all norms. And in the end she paid dearly for it. Listen now to learn more about the colourful life of a woman who broke the rules, inspired many but was silenced by those she made to feel uncomfortable; only here at Asia In The Shadows. Check out How I Met You - An Asian Podcast about Love here: https://linktr.ee/howwemet If you like to support this podca ..read more
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