Authentic: The Story of Tablo

Publisher:
iHeartPodcast Network, Vice

Authentic: The Story of Tablo

4.5/5

Critic Rating

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 iHeart Podcast Network.


Critic Reviews

Score: 4.5

Nicholas Quah • Vulture Mar 2, 2022

"...host Dexter Thomas Jr. takes the opportunity to revisit this tale and linger a little longer in its meaning.Based on the first two episodes I’ve heard so far, Thomas seems to be interested in two things: the first being the in-between nature of Lee’s identity, not just within the context of the global music industry, but also within the national context of South Korea itself, and how that slippery in-between opened up the space for the rumor. The second is how social media’s reality-distorting nature was fully present and discernible even in its earliest days, well before Facebook and Twitter became what they are today. The core dilemma remains familiar."

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