11 episodes

Korean hip hop star Tablo was at the height of his career when a rumor started spreading on the internet that he was a liar. As a trivial accusation explodes into an international obsession, host Dexter Thomas Jr follows a bizarre conspiracy that asks one fundamental question: are we who we say we are? From VICE and iHeartPodcasts Network.

Authentic: The Story Of Tablo iHeartPodcasts

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 302 Ratings

Korean hip hop star Tablo was at the height of his career when a rumor started spreading on the internet that he was a liar. As a trivial accusation explodes into an international obsession, host Dexter Thomas Jr follows a bizarre conspiracy that asks one fundamental question: are we who we say we are? From VICE and iHeartPodcasts Network.

    God-Blo

    God-Blo

    A Korean superstar. A genius rapper. A liar and a cheat. Labels like these have followed Tablo for more than a decade. And now, he’s ready to tell the whole truth, once and for all.

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    • 38 min
    Tajinyo

    Tajinyo

    Parents loved Tablo for his Stanford pedigree and teens for his rebellious attitude. But this dichotomy that made for great TV, would also draw in a new set of haters.

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    • 40 min
    The Sellout

    The Sellout

    Underground Korean hip-hop heads accused Tablo of appealing to the K-pop mainstream. Tablo’s success was a double edged sword that Tajinyo would use against him.

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    • 36 min
    Hell Korea

    Hell Korea

    Why would hundreds of thousands of people join a forum dedicated to finding out if someone lied about their Stanford diploma? There’s history here.

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    • 33 min
    Consequences

    Consequences

    An international hunt leads to a national police investigation. As the truth is finally revealed, the investigation takes an unexpected turn.

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    • 30 min
    Jeong-ui (Justice)

    Jeong-ui (Justice)

    To get closer to why this all happened, we go on a journey to find a Tajinyo leader.

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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
302 Ratings

302 Ratings

Meghan blueoceansky7 ,

Brave

Tablo, I’m so sorry this happened to you and your family. Thank you for sharing your story. The hornets can be any of us though we all like to think we are never part of the problem, which is the problem.

TreeLV ,

Very well told and interesting story.

Very binge - able. I’m not into any of the subject matter but it is relatable and well thought out. A good listen. Thanks!

SLKinNC ,

Stunning storytelling

Rarely do I sit and listen to a podcast from start to finish in a single day, but I couldn’t turn this one off. I’ve been a casual Epik High fan for a number of years but came across them years after this happened. It was fascinating and tragic to hear the whole story. Tablo showed amazing restraint when discussing all the wrong that was done to him and his family. I wish them nothing but happiness in their lives.

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