12 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 • 330 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
330 Ratings

330 Ratings

loobee ,

This was incredible

I only know Tablo from RM from BTS & their collaboration on the LP Indigo. A fellow ARMY turned me onto this podcast. This so incredibly sad. I’m so glad Tablo is successful both professionally & personally. No one deserves this. This reinforces the life philosophy that a little kindness goes a long way. “The ax forgets what the tree remembers.” Thank Tablo for being a strong tree.

cowgirlcarrie ,

I know

Tablo, I’m so sorry this happened to you. Vice, thank you for sharing this. I had a similar experience in the early days of the internet as I tried to start a small business, being attacked and maligned by someone I did not know in a way that spilled over into real life. Why do people do this?

BPfreegaslol ,

Unexpectedly emotional

To the Korean people who did this to Tablo for nothing, I hope you are ashamed of yourself. Nothing Tablo could’ve done on this topic could’ve been worth the trauma he was out through. Thank you for telling this story. I hope people truly learn from it and become better humans online.

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