Content warning: Frank discussion of abuse and murder
You may vaguely remember the Tokyo Subway Sarin attack, but that's not where the Aum Shinrikyo story begins or ends.
Guest Sarah Hightower explains:
- How Shoko Asahara was an opportunist and bully from childhood
- How Asahara was a multiple time grifter before settling on creating a cult
- The day-to-day lives of adherents
- What Poa was
- Why a failed bid to intall Aum members in Japanese Parliament spurred Asahara to pursue chemical and biological weapons
- And more...