March 22nd, 2018 | Season 1 | 46 mins 39 secs
aleph, aum shinrikyo, aumers, cult, hikari no wa, sarin, sect, shoko asahara
Let's Talk About Sects speaks with Sarah Skibtower, a researcher who has invested the last 16 years of her life into understanding all she can about Aum Shinrikyo. Includes a correction from episode 3 of this podcast.
November 15th, 2017 | Season 1 | 58 mins 32 secs
aum shinrikyo, cult, cults, japanese cult, new religious movements, sarin gas, sect, sects, shoko asahara, true crime
Aum Shinrikyo, under the leadership of Shoko Asahara, committed shocking acts against the Japanese public when members released sarin gas into the Tokyo Metro at rush hour in March 1995. With tens of thousands of members, including scientists with the capability to manufacture multiple deadly chemicals, this was one of the most dangerous cults that has ever existed.