Catching Worms: new Hong Kong true crime podcast not for the faint hearted

If you thought Hong Kong is a safe city, think again, because it has a dark past featuring serial killers, drug smugglers and corruption on its doorstep.

Catching Worms is a brand-new true crime podcast which features the detectives and specialists that worked behind-the-scenes and undercover on some of the most infamous crimes in Hong Kong’s history.

Each month a new crime story will be released, with episodes released daily from the 1st of the month, starting with July.

The series is produced by Create, who make chart-topping podcasts around the world and in this one, listeners can expect real stories with expert interviews and a true flavour of Hong Kong’s underworld.

Suzy Jamison, Production Director at Create says: “During the pandemic we have seen a dramatic increase in the number of people in Hong Kong looking for new podcasts to listen to. True crime has captured our fascination and these crimes are the most intriguing we’ve come across.”

The first story is of taxi driver Lam Kor Wan, who picked up female passengers, strangled them with electrical wire, took them to his family home and dismembered them. He became known as The Jars Murderer because he hoarded sexual organs in Tupperware containers.

Episode one of Catching Worms: A Hong Kong True Crime Podcast will be available from 1 July on Acast, Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. 

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