Krokodil: Russia’s Deadliest Drug (NSFW)

[MUSIC PLAYING]MALE SPEAKER 1: [SPEAKING RUSSIAN] [SOVIET ANTHEM PLAYING]ALISON SEVERS: In 1979, the Soviet army enteredAfghanistan, engaging in a brutal 10-year conflict whichkick-started the Afghan opium trade.It was sold all over the world to help fund the fight againstthe Soviets, but the main customers of the opium werethe Russians themselves.After the fall of the Soviet […]

World’s Scariest Drug (Documentary Exclusive)

[INTRO PLAYING]RYAN DUFFY: Welcome to Bogota, Colombia.We’re here chasing after the most dangerous drug in theworld, burundanga.Burundanga is the source of scopolamine, which isbasically like the worst roofie you can ever imaginetimes a million.You’re at the whim of suggestions like, hey, take meto your ATM.Hey, come with me to the hotel room–while you’re completely conscious […]

Sisa: Cocaine of the Poor (Part 1/2)

[DIAL UP CONNECTION SOUNDS][MUSIC PLAYING]ALEX MILLER: Last time I was in Greece in 2011, they werecarving each other’s heads in, during riots which wouldeventually lead to the resignation of the primeminister, George Papandreou.Three prime ministers later, and the situation in Greeceisn’t much better.Extremist politics, civil unrest, and of course poverty,continue to rip it apart.Now perhaps […]