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WARNING:  This podcast contains conversations about drugs and their procurement. 

It was the ‘eBay of drugs’, a billion dollar empire. Behind it was the FBI’s Most Wanted Man, a mysterious crime czar dubbed ‘Dread Pirate Roberts’. SILK ROAD lay at the heart of the ‘Dark Web’ – a parallel internet of porn, guns, assassins and drugs. Lots of drugs.Silk Road

With the click of a button LSD, heroin, meth, coke, any illegal drug imaginable, would wing its way by regular post from any dealer to any user in the world.

How was this online drug cartel even possible? And who was the mastermind all its low roads led to?

On Word For Word today Dean speaks with investigative journalist Eileen Ormsby about her new book “SILK ROAD” – a stunning true-crime story in the present day with a truth that explodes off the page.

Keep up to date with All Things VICE and visit Eileen’s blog.

SILK ROAD is published by Pan MacMillian and is available in paperback now.

Author Eileen Ormsby Photo by Philip Gao Photography

Author Eileen Ormsby Photo by Philip Gao Photography

 

About the author: Dean

 

Producer. Broadcaster. Community Advocate. ENUF Ambassador.
Dean Beck has over 5 years experience as a broadcaster and radio producer. Dean is the founder and original presenter of community radio’s most popular show about sex, sexuality and self, Hide And Seek. He presents the nationally syndicated interview program Word For Word, heard each week on JOY 94.9 and across the Community Radio Network. He also presents a weekly news and current affairs program, On The Line. A tireless advocate for people living with HIV and ENUF Ambassador, Dean coordinated and hosted JOY 94.9’s groundbreaking radio and video web streaming broadcast, World AIDS Day Worldwide, a global 24 hour conversation held on December 1 2013, World AIDS Day. In 2013 JOY 94.9 presented Dean with the Addam Stobbs Broadcast Excellence Award and Living Positive Victoria presented him with their coveted Community Endeavour Award. Dean's work in promoting gay men’s health saw Hide And Seek receive the HIV Awareness Media Award from Living Positive Victoria in 2013.

 

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