Cole Kazdin

Weed

How the 1 Percent Gets High

Wealthy stoners are skipping $750 bongs in favor of cannabis consultants and heirloom weed.
Cole Kazdin
5.31.19
Drugs

For $1,000, These 'Sitters' Will Save You from a Bad Acid Trip

Yes, being a professional trip sitter is actually a job.
Cole Kazdin
4.3.19
self-defense

What It's Like to Be a Man Paid to Pretend to Attack Women

“You have to learn how to say some pretty nasty stuff,” says one of the male instructors at an “adrenal stress training” course.
Cole Kazdin
12.6.18
protest

What Anti-Pipeline Warriors Have Learned from Standing Rock

The South Dakota protest didn't stop the Dakota Access Pipeline, but it energised a movement.
Cole Kazdin
8.1.17
DAPL

The Dakota Access Pipeline Is Already Leaking

And the Standing Rock Sioux are worried.
Cole Kazdin
5.11.17
News

Why Police Interrogations Lead to So Many False Confessions

'Making a Murderer' subject Brenden Dassey's confession, which a judge ruled was unlawfully coerced, demonstrates the sometimes dishonest lengths interrogators will go to to extract admissions of guilt.
Cole Kazdin
8.17.16
Film

Inside Stunt Performers’ Battle to Get Recognised by the Academy Awards

The men and women who put together and perform the action sequences that so many movies require say that it's time for the Academy to start recognising the work they do.
Cole Kazdin
2.27.16
News

Terrorism Insurance Is a Booming Business After Paris and San Bernardino

Though the terrorism insurance industry didn't appear in the US until after 9/11, these days every spike in fear leads to an increase in customers.
Cole Kazdin
12.18.15
tech

Will the Paris Attacks Lead Law Enforcement to Crack Down on Encryption Apps?

Privacy advocates worry that governments will use terrorism as an excuse to take away people's right to secure communication.
Cole Kazdin
11.17.15