AOT #478: Sam Quinones Podcasts Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic
Acclaimed journalist Sam Quinones discusses his revelatory new book Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic. In 1929, in the blue-collar city of Portsmouth, Ohio, a company built a swimming pool the size of a football field; named Dreamland, it became the vital center of the community. Now, addiction has devastated Portsmouth, as it has hundreds of small rural towns and suburbs across America – addiction like no other the country has ever faced. How that happened is the riveting story of Dreamland.