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3 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Akechi Kogoro. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Akechi Kogoro, often where they are interviewed.

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3 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Akechi Kogoro. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Akechi Kogoro, often where they are interviewed.

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The Early Cases of Akechi Kogoro by Edogawa Rampo - Part Three

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We discuss The Dwarf by Edogawa Rampo. Closing out the collection, this grim tale takes us through murder, love, and the grotesque in what would become known as Rampo's signature tone. Surrounded by villains and with an unwitting housemaid as his assistant, can Akechi Kogoro get to the bottom of this case in time? With final points on the line the tension is high and Flex may finally be out of his depth. We're also joined by Paul Daley, Walkley-Award-winning journalist, to talk about the historical barriers that remain in place between Australian and Japanese cultures decades after World War 2, as well as how to find holes in your own understanding of other cultures.
Sep 28 2020 · 30mins
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The Early Cases of Akechi Kogoro by Edogawa Rampo - Part Two

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We discuss The Black Hand Gang, and The Ghost by Edogawa Rampo, as part of the collection The Early Cases of Akechi Kogoro, translated by William Varteresian. As Rampo continues to walk the line between Conan Doyle and Van Dine, our two new cases show an interesting point in his career, as we look at his least favourite story "The Ghost", and why he saw it as a failure. Flex is also tasked to solve "The Black Hand Gang", with a metagame puzzle from Herds to boot. We're joined by Matt Sainsbury from Digitally Downloaded to talk about Rampo's influence and why he's underappreciated in the west.
Sep 21 2020 · 30mins

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The Early Cases of Akechi Kogoro by Edogawa Rampo - Part One

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We discuss The Case of the Murder on D. Hill by Edogawa Rampo, as part of the collection The Early Cases of Akechi Kogoro, translated by William Varteresian. Bringing the traditions of Western Murder Mystery to Japan, Rampo sets a tone that many describe as being akin to his namesake, Edgar Allan Poe, or Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, but we reckon he's actually a secret Van Dine subscriber. As Akechi Kogoro makes his way through his first case with his faceless narrator, will Rampo break one of the most important rules in all detective fiction? We can only dream.
Sep 14 2020 · 30mins