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Episode 218: The Aum Shinrikyo Death Cult Part I - Mountain Wizards

By Marcus Parks

It's a return to cults with one of the most bizarre we've ever covered, the Aum Shinrikyo death cult of Japan! In this first part we cover how the group started as a fairly innocent scam focused on increasing the psychic powers of nerds and how leader Shoko Asahara was able to turn that into a full blown cult bent on Harumageddon.

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