New Name


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, and idea, and a new name.

If you haven’t listened from the beginning, we encourage you to listen to episode 1 for information on some of the cults mentioned in passing, and episode 2 on Chizuo Matsumoto’s childhood for some of the things Nishiyama tells the writer Fumihiko.

Listen Now (& Rate and Review!):

Pocket Cast:




Thank you for taking the time to listen to our podcast. Please rate and review; it helps other people find us. But the best way, is to tell your friends. In the next episode, we’ll move onto the first days of Aum Shinriyko. If you are able, please consider supporting us by becoming a paid subscriber to our newsletter or on Patreon. All funds go towards finishing the film The Cult Leader and Me.

And thank you for your patience. We’re revamping our release schedule as things begin to pick up and we’re (probably) going to have some good news to share with you soon!