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Narrated by Elle Fanning, One Click is a limited documentary podcast series from C13Originals, in association with Vespucci, that explores how a single click on the internet can change your life forever. Season 1 tells the story of DNP (2,4-dinitrophenol), an explosive chemical originally used in WWI-era munitions factories that is now being sold on the internet as a diet pill leaving hundreds dead in its wake. This is a story about the risks of buying unknown substances on the internet -- where the spread of information transcends borders -- and how toxic beauty standards and body image issues have fueled a demand for a pill that can kill you. Together, actress Elle Fanning and journalist Jessica Wapner trace the history of DNP and reckon with the question of why. Why, despite the perils, have so many turned to DNP and what does it say about the health of our society?
Ground-breaking investigations, never before heard confessions, gripping true stories, brought to you by award winning journalists and storytellers. This is long-form audio journalism done differently — this is Paperless, an audio magazine from Vespucci.
When the Taliban ruled Afghanistan, playing an instrument could be punished by death, and yet Negin finds herself as conductor of all-female orchestra, stepping into a power she didn’t know she had.
This is the never before told story of the relationship between a prisoner—the ex-President of Iraq—and a young American soldier from Kansas City.
Published in The Daily Beast by journalist Jessica Wapner, "The Deadly Internet Diet Drug That Cooks People Alive" is about DNP — a diet pill that has had an illegal and lethal resurgence in recent years. The article chronicles the journey of DNP, a drug that originated in a WW1 munitions factory, where it was discovered after workers began to lose weight, overheat and die. Not missing a chance to capitalize on a powerful new discovery, Stanford researchers developed it into a diet pill, which worked by burning its users/victims from the inside out. Although it is now illegal, the drug has had a resurgence in recent years, bought on the internet by teenage girls and bodybuilders, often with lethal consequences.
We have partnered with Elle Fanning, Cadance13 and Brittany Kahan Ward to develop this article as a podcast series. Coming soon...
Journalist: Jessica Wapner Publisher: Daily Beast (Jan. 23, 2020)
Available to read here.
If we are judged by the nature of our enemies, then Daphne Caruana Galizia should be remembered as a hero of our time. She was Malta’s most fearless journalist until someone with money and power decided that she should be silenced forever. Her assassination on 16th October 2017 was a brutal blow to anyone who cares about the truth. MURDER ON THE MALTESE EXPRESS sets out the evidence on the dirty money merchants she exposed. It is written in her honour.
We have partnered with Topic Studios ("Spotlight"), Indiana Production, and Noah Stollman ("Fauda", "Our Boys") to develop the book into a scripted TV series.
Journalists: Carlo Bonini, Manuel Delia and John Sweeney. Publisher: Silvertail Books (November 8, 2019)
Available for purchase here.
October 1971, Darine Stern makes history as the first black covergirl to grace a national publication run by white people and meant, largely, for white people. The magazine? Playboy. Hefner's gamble pays off, and the October Issue sells over 6 million copies. But for Darine, where do you go if you start at the top? From a new frontier of black middle-class life in Chicago to the cutthroat fashion world of 1970s New York, Darine's story is not just the story of one woman, but of black culture and its connection to American history.
Journalist: Morgan Jerkins. Publisher: Zora (Feburary 10, 2020)
Available to read here.
Marc has helmed a slate of major motion pictures of varying scale and genres for studios and independents alike, starring some of the industry’s premier talent. His films include Academy Award winner MONSTER’S BALL and FINDING NEVERLAND, Golden Globe winner THE KITE RUNNER, QUANTUM OF SOLACE, WORLD WAR Z, Disney’s CHRISTOPHER ROBIN and Amazon’s series HAND OF GOD.
Jason is a Global Opinions writer for The Washington Post and is a Global Affairs Analyst for CNN. He previously served as The Post’s Tehran Bureau Chief where he was unjustly imprisoned in Iran for 544 days. He was released in 2016 and returned to America, where he began a Nieman journalism fellowship at Harvard.
Lisa has over twenty years of experience in the independent film and television industry in various capacities in both business and finance. For over seven years Lisa was the Associate Vice President of International Finance within the Film and Television Group at the National Bank of Canada (NBoC), where she oversaw all lending to non-Canadian borrowers. She is currently producing and consulting in the area of Independent Film Finance, Global Government Incentives, Co- Productions and Structured Financing for film and television production.
Brad is President and Chief Content Officer of New Republic Pictures. His producing credits include Martin Scorsese’s SHUTTER ISLAND, David Fincher’s ZODIAC, Darren Aronofksy’s academy award winning BLACK SWAN, WHITE HOUSE DOWN, SUSPIRA, and THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS.
Raghav is the Global Strategy & Operations Leader at Ernst & Young’s Media & Entertainment practice, where he leads revenue growth and oversees the development and deployment of new technology-enabled solutions and businesses for the firm’s media and entertainment clients. Prior to joining EY, Raghav served as the Head of International Operations for India’s largest independent record label, Phat Phish Records.
Luke is a growth equity and venture capital investor at Summit Partners in London. Prior to Summit, Luke worked in the investment banking, real estate investment, and legal fields, and served as an intern in the US House Of Representatives. His favorite film is THE HOLIDAY but he tells people it’s APOCALYPSE NOW.
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