Big Brother: North Korea’s Forgotten Prince

Big Brother: North Korea’s Forgotten Prince

Kim Jong-nam should be the ruler of North Korea. Instead, he was the victim of the 21st century’s most bizarre assassination plot. A deep look inside a decades-long saga broiling with deceit, palace gossip, and political backstabbing—shedding light on the machinations of the most secretive nation on the planet.

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April 13, 2022 48 min

North Korean spies recruit two unwitting women to kill Kim Jong-nam, going through elaborate means to avoid detection. But the ensuing calamity triggers a daring rescue — one that could, someday, change the face of North Korea. 

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When Kim Jong-nam meets a mysterious American, were his brother's henchmen hiding in the shadows? How North Korea’s poisonous relationship with the United States contributed to Kim Jong-nam’s death — in more ways than one.

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March 30, 2022 43 min

Plunge into the murky underworld of North Korea's dirty financial dealings, and you'll realize: Kim Jong-nam was not in exile. Inside the prince's secret get-rich scheme—and the mob-like motivations that made him ... a target.

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March 23, 2022 42 min

After a spontaneous encounter, the scoop of a lifetime falls into the lap of a Japanese journalist. The surprising friendship that follows reveals much more than just Kim Jong-nam's thoughts on succession. But did his big mouth get him in big trouble?

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March 16, 2022 43 min

In a regime where image means everything, Kim Jong-nam's trip to Disneyland was a PR disaster. But is that why he was skipped over as successor? A deep dive into the country's history suggests that Kim Jong-nam and his family might have actually been punished for doing ... the unthinkable. 

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March 9, 2022 42 min

In the cutthroat world of Pyongyang’s palaces, a pair of manipulative mothers drives two generations of Kims to claw for their father’s affection, sparking a ruthless succession race. Plus, the embarrassing mistake that may have cost Kim Jong-nam the crown—and his life.

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March 2, 2022 38 min

In North Korea, the Kim leaders are literal legends. But Kim Jong-nam’s youth was no fairytale: He’d be trapped in a gilded cage, hidden from the world. We explore the myths and machinations that shaped one of the craziest childhoods in modern history—and how it sparked a showdown between two warring families.

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February 23, 2022 38 min

When a man is mysteriously murdered at an airport, investigators discover a fake passport, $120,000 in cash, and traces of the world's most deadly chemical weapon. Who was this victim? And why was North Korea so hellbent on killing him? The answers spark a diplomatic crisis of international proportions—and lead police to a pair of unwitting pranksters.

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