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9: Bart Simpson and the Angel of Juárez

This is the story of two teenagers in Ciudad Juarez, which was one of the deadliest cities in the world when I visited in 2012. One became a hit-man...

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8: State of Shame

This is the story of a woman who was cooked in a cage in an Arizona prison – and the journey I went on to discover who she really...

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7: Mushrooms

This is a short chapter about a girl called Tiffany Smith, who was playing outside her house. There are no audio clips for this chapter: all the...

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6: Hard to Be Harry

This is the story of Leigh Maddox, a cop in Baltimore who believed passionately in the drug war – until she started to notice something...

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5: Sons of Mischief

This is the story of Chino Hardin, a transsexual crack dealer in Brooklyn who was conceived when his mother, a crack addict, was raped by his father,...

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4: The Bullet at the Birth

This is the story of the man who invented modern drug-dealing – Arnold Rothstein, the king of New York City in the 1920s – and his mysterious...

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3: The Barrel of Harry’s Gun

This is the story of how the man who stalked Billie Holiday also began to force the rest of the world to adopt the war on drugs – and why. There...

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2: Sunshine and Weaklings

This is the story of how the drug war began – told through the eyes of a California doctor who saw, a century ahead, what this policy would mean...

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1: The Black Hand

This is the story of how Billie Holiday was stalked by the founder of the war on drugs, Harry Anslinger, and how he played a role in killing her. It...

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