Out now in Tokyo + Sold out in Hong KongListen now (4 min) | A short update
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Murders (Revised)Listen now (28 min) | By the demise of the cult, executive members had killed more than 80 people. Here are the stories of the first two murders: the' …
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MiraclesListen now (29 min) | 10,000 USD for a sip of Shoko Asahara’s blood, anyone? This episode we look into the diverse “initiation” specials Aum Shinrikyo …
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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 starte…
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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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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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