Building Utopia Listen now (44 min) | In 1984, Shoko Asahara went to see a private investigator named Mekawa to learn about Tenrikyo, another New Religion which started in the 18th Century. Based on what he learned, he set forth to raise funds and build his own utopia where he would be recogniz…
In Search of a Guru in IndiaListen now (32 min) | In 1985-1987, Shoko Asahara goes on a number of trips to India in search of a guru to validate and guide his (so far) self-taught…
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Bonus Episode: Q&A at Sheffield with Cintia Gil (Part 2)Listen now (17 min) | Welcome to our second bonus episode! Cintia Gil, director of the Sheffield Doc Fest speak to us on the process behind the festiva…
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Bonus Episode: Q&A at Sheffield with Cintia Gil (Part 1)Listen now (28 min) | Welcome to our first bonus episode! Director Atsushi Sakahara (and a little bit of Pearl Chan) speak to Cintia Gil, director of t…
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Join Us, It's Fun! ( Radio Drama)Listen now (27 min) | Note: Mentions Suicide. In 1985, Aum Shinrikyo’s recruiting efforts are paying off. This is a radio drama of one early member’s e…
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LevitationListen now (33 min) | When we think about Aum Shinrikyo, we often think about the guru Shoko Asahara or the men he was arrested with, but in 1985, in a…
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New NameListen now (47 min) | We’re back to cults! After his second pharmacy closes after a police investigation, embittered Chizuo Matsumoto knocks on the doo…
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Interrogation Listen now (31 min) | June 22, 1982, Deputy Detective Takeo Shiroiwa arrives at the gate of 27 year old Chizuo Matsumoto’s home and rings the buzzer, s…
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