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 door of Shuo Nishiyama (remember him from episode 2?), answering a job ad. He doesn’t get the job, but instead, a friend, a mentor,…
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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FormationListen now (59 min) | Before starting a doomsday cult, Chizuo Matsumoto ran an acupuncture clinic out of his first apartment with his wife and baby dau…
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Emerging from his brother's shadow, Chizuo Matsumoto gets married.
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"I plan on marrying you" Listen now (47 min) | Emerging from his brother's shadow, Chizuo Matsumoto gets married. For more in-depth notes, subscribe to our newsletter: www.agan…
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One Eye'd Chizuo Listen now (49 min) | Chizuo is sent to a school for the blind at the age of 6. For the next 14 years, he would hope, bribe, bore, and struggle through…
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State Shinto-ism, oppression of religion, post-war national identity building, and influx of new religious cults.
Rush Hour of the GodsEp.1 of Before / After Aum. From the religious oppression of Meji Era Japan to influx of cults in the post war periods (aka Rush Hour of the Gods), fro…
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