Asia In The Shadows

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Asia In The Shadows

Asia In The Shadows is a true crime podcast hosted by Filipino-German Christine Abrigana. Christine is also known as the host of Lagim: A Filipino True Crime Podcast. She is a former lawyer, an avid traveller and someone who is fiercely proud of her Filipino and Asian roots. 


This was the main reason why Asia In The Shadows was created. This podcast will highlight crime stories from all over Asia, the largest and most diverse continent on the planet. In a genre that is largely dominated by Western podcasters and stories. True crime as a genre is therefore in need of a fresh infusion of stories from Asia that will not only look at the individuals involved but also at the unique cultures they find themselves in. As diverse as Asia is, some human conditions remain uniform and relatable for everyone - a reason to listen to this podcast no matter where you are from.


Updates and additional true crime content can be found on our Instagram page @aitspod, so please make sure to follow us there.


Music Credits: David Hilowitz - Displaced Memories


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More Episodes

1/12/2022

The Jabidah Massacre

Season 1, Ep. 12
The Philippines is a country rich in culture and history. That history goes far back and is characterized by both pre-colonial achievements, 300 plus years of Spanish rule and post-colonial turmoil. A lot of the problems the Philippines still experiences today have their roots in our colonial past.The Jabidah Massacre is no different. But apart from its roots in our colonial past, the Jabidah Massacre is a story of an overly ambitious and yet morally questionable government, of an ethnic group being deceived for selfish reasons and a historical claim to a piece of land that, arguably, should probably just be left alone.As a result of this massacre, not only did the Philippines see a weakening of our relations with an important Southeast Asian neighbor, but a worsening of internal relations with our Muslim Filipino brothers and sisters, as well. And yet some individuals still believe that the massacre never happened.Listen now to know a bit more about this historic crime that changed the course of Philippine history in a substantial way.Please note that this is the final episode of this season. Season 2 will be launched soon. So, please follow us on social media to remain updated.Asia In The Shadows is on social media:Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/aitspod/Twitter - https://twitter.com/aitspodcastFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/aitspod/Amir Mawallil’s blog post: https://news.abs-cbn.com/blogs/opinions/03/18/17/opinion-it-is-not-your-story-jabidah-massacre-after-49-yearsLagim: A Filipino True Crime Podcast on Spotify and Apple:https://spoti.fi/3qamBxlhttps://apple.co/3r3XjzTMusic Credits:Displaced Memories - David HorowitzCursed House - Sergey CheremisinovDISCLAIMER:The views and opinions expressed by the podcast creators, hosts, and guests do not necessarily reflect the official policy and position of Podcast Network Asia, the hosts of the program or other programs of the network. Any content provided by the people on the podcast are of their own opinion, and are not intended to malign any religion,ethnicgroup, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything.
12/29/2021

The Sialkot Lynching

Season 1, Ep. 10
Less than four weeks ago, Pakistanis woke up to some horrific news out of Sialkot in Punjab. The images and videos uploaded on Twitter and YouTube by locals from the area showed a mob beating a single man who could barely defend himself. What was his sin?The actions were incomprehensible and forced Pakistanis to look inward and to inspect the laws of the land. With the rise of far-right and extremist ideologies all over the world, it is now Pakistan’s turn to have a long look at the compromises it makes that further legitimise elements in its society that lead to destruction, death and international disrepute.Please note that if you do google the videos and images of the crime perpetrated in this case, consider yourself warned as the images are very triggering.Asia In The Shadows is on social media:Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/aitspod/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/aitspodcast Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/aitspod/ Music Credits:Displaced Memories - David HorowitzCursed House - Sergey CheremisinovDISCLAIMER:The views and opinions expressed by the podcast creators, hosts, and guests do not necessarily reflect the official policy and position of Podcast Network Asia, the hosts of the program or other programs of the network. Any content provided by the people on the podcast are of their own opinion, and are not intended to malign any religion,ethnicgroup, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything.