The BEST Episodes of The Business of Drugs
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Sep 15, 2020
To detail how drugs push people into risky — even deadly — behaviors, a former CIA analyst investigates the economics of six illicit substances.
#1 - Synthetics
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 14, 2020
Despite its potential therapeutic benefits, MDMA is pushed into the shadows where it - along with synthetic analogs have become popular party drugs.
#2 - Cocaine
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 14, 2020
From farming to smuggling to sales, former CIA analyst Amaryllis Fox investigates cocaine's hugely profitable and disturbingly deadly business cycle.
#3 - Opioids
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 14, 2020
Fox explores how highly addictive oxycodone continues to cause unprecedented destruction across America and even pushes addicts toward heroin.
#4 - Heroin
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 14, 2020
Fox travels to Kenya, where she speaks to people living and working on the front lines of one of the world's newest and most profitable heroin routes.
#5 - Cannabis
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 14, 2020
Despite the legalization of pot in California, roughly 80% of the state's cannabis sales still occur on the black market. Fox examines why.
#6 - Meth
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 14, 2020
Meth's global menace infects Myanmar, where complex politics and history have made it Southeast Asia's ground zero for production and distribution.