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Dec 16, 2017

This week: was Japan's 5th Tokugawa shogun really as crazy as everybody says?

Spoilers: no. 

Dec 9, 2017

This week, we cover a crime wave that shocked 1980s Japan, and proved that postwar society was perhaps not quite all it was cracked up to be. Also, there's a lot of poisoned candy. 

Dec 2, 2017

This week, we investigate the great Zen master Dogen, who was something of an eccentric in his own time but remains one of the greatest Buddhist thinkers in Japanese history.