The Dopesick Tragedy (w/ Danny Strong & Beth Macy)

The new TV series, DOPESICK, showcases the big lie that a new opioid drug Purdue Pharma was pushing - oxycontin - was safe, effective, and most importantly not addictive. Well, it was. And the new drug had been blessed by an FDA official who later went on to work for, you guessed it, Purdue Pharma. This is the story of the billion dollar drug company run by the Sackler family and how they pushed this product out to the masses creating an addiction to a dangerous narcotic. Danny Strong, the director and writer of the DOPESICK series as well as the author of the book it's based on, Beth Macy, on this episode. Yahoo News' own Jon Ward joins as well to update us on Steve Bannon, who recently appeared in court after originally defying his subpoena.


  • Danny Strong (@Dannystrong), Writer/Director/Actor/Producer
  • Beth Macy (@papergirlmacy), Journalist, author of the award-winning, NYT-bestseller DOPESICK
  • Jon Ward (@jonward11), Senior Political Correspondent for Yahoo News


  • Michael Isikoff (@Isikoff), Chief Investigative Correspondent, Yahoo News
  • Daniel Klaidman (@dklaidman), Editor in Chief, Yahoo News
  • Victoria Bassetti (@VBass), fellow, Brennan Center for Justice (contributing co-host)



  • Buy DOPESICK book - Here.
  • Jon Ward's latest Bannon story - Here.


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