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Nov. 10, 2021

Cocaine's Comeback

Join Pete and Ray as they interview Toby Muse - author, journalist, and documentary filmmaker, about the forgotten drug.

Toby’s work has appeared in major news outlets across the globe. In this episode he talks about his latest book: Kilo in which he follows a kilo of cocaine from its production in a clandestine laboratory to the smugglers who ship it abroad, he paints a picture for us of the human lives behind the drug’s complicated legacy. He shares his secret as to how he was able to gain unprecedented access to the farmers, smugglers, assassins—and the drug lords and their lovers controlling these multi-billion dollar enterprises. And how the War on Drugs has been no match for cocaine. Toby shares his views on what he sees as a new resurgence of cocaine which many here may be blind to. He opines as to the driver – need and demand. How for some poor farmers may have few options for survival and how newly minted millionaires in countries around the world are getting to taste the feeling that “coke” mixes well with the rum and famous.

Here is a preview of this informative interview.