Bi-weekly narratives on the unsolved and the unexplained, mysteries, historical true crime, touches of the paranormal and cultural peculiarities.
United States
70 episodes
since July 16, 2017


Tokyo, Japan, 1948. A man walks into a bank, announces himself to the manager as an official of the local Government Health Department, instructs the staff to take an inoculation medicine and walks out leaving 12 of them dead from poison. Upon first hearing an overview, this might sound like a somewhat unique, but trivial bank robbery. But this is post-war Japan, a country with many secrets and a population with many grievances. SOURCES: Gold, H. (2011) “Japans infamous Unit 731: Firsthand Accounts of Japans Wartime Human Experimentation Program”. Tuttle Publishing, HK Trestrail, J H. (2000). Criminal Poisoning: Investigational Guide for Law Enforcement, Toxicologists, Forensic Scientists, and Attorneys. Humana Press, Totowa, NJ. (2019). The Teikoku Ginko Case. [online] Available at: [Accessed 9 Oct. 2019]. (Japanese) (2019). Sadamichi Hirasawa Home Page [online] Available at: [Accessed 9 Oct. 2019]. (Japanese) (2018) Teigin Incident: 70 Years on , efforts continue to clear late artist’s name in 1948 Tokyo mass murder. [online] Available at [Accessed 9 Oct. 2019] ------ For extended show notes, including maps, links and scripts, head over to Support the show by using our link when you sign up to Audible: or visit our Patreon for bonus episodes and Early Access: Connect with us on Facebook: Or find us on Twitter: & Instagram: Or you can contact us directly via email at [email protected] or via voicemail on: (415) 286-5072 or join our Discord community: Music was recorded by me © Ben Cutmore 2017 Other Outro music was Paul Whiteman & his orchestra with Mildred Bailey - All of me (1931). It's out of copyright now, but if you're interested, that was that.
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