Patrick Radden Keefe exposed the Sackler family’s role in the US opioid crisis: a parable of greed that made headlines the world over. He joins us with more stories of crime and corruption.
The New Yorker’s Patrick Radden Keefe is America’s most celebrated living reporter. He documented the hunt for the drug lord Chapo Guzman and the tragic personal history of the Harvard educated neurobiologist turned mass shooter Amy Bishop. He wrote a definitive, revelatory account of the Troubles in Say Nothing; investigated the strange convergence of espionage and hair metal in his blockbuster podcast Winds of Change; and most famously – exposed the role of the Sackler family in the US opioid crisis.
Now, live from New York, he joins How To Academy with more stories of secrets and lies. He will share the intricacies of forging $150,000 vintage wines; examine whether a whistleblower who dared to expose money laundering at a Swiss bank is a hero or a fabulist; chronicle the quest to bring down a cheerful international black-market arms merchant; and much more.
Celebrating the most extraordinary journalism of our time, this livestream In Conversation event will offer a deeply human portrait of criminals and rascals – and those who stand up to them.