The Vaping Fix

The Vaping Fix

All episodes are available for free, with ad-free episodes available for Wondery+ subscribers. Two young Silicon Valley entrepreneurs set out to rid the world of smoking with an incredible new product. The device stands to disrupt the tobacco industry and make them rich, until it falls into the wrong hands and lives are ruined. From classrooms to hospitals, boardrooms to the Oval Office, what can be done to protect teenagers and is it too late? From Laura Beil, the reporter behind Dr Death and Bad Batch, comes The Vaping Fix, the inside story of the rise of Juul and the making of a crisis.

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May 1, 2021 2 min

Two young Silicon Valley entrepreneurs set out to rid the world of smoking with an incredible new product. The device stands to disrupt the tobacco industry and make them rich, until it falls into the wrong hands and lives are ruined. From classrooms to hospitals, boardrooms to the Oval Office, what can be done to protect teenagers and is it too late? From Laura Beil, the reporter behind Dr Death and Bad Batch, comes The Vaping Fix...

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James Monsees and Adam Bowen, two Stanford graduate students, have an idea - one they believe could save millions of lives and rid the world of smoking. The goal is personal: they’re both smokers. But even good intentions can have unintended consequences?

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May 17, 2021 40 min

It’s a race against time to design, manufacture, and ship James and Adam’s new device Everyone is stretched to breaking point and along the way decisions are made that will haunt the company forever. Even the surprising intervention of a popular late-night TV host isn’t enough to stop what’s coming.

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Juul sales skyrocket. From regulators  to Youtube it seems like everyone is in love with the sleek new device . The only problem? Among the new fans is a group no one wanted to see: teens.

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June 1, 2021 33 min

Everyone is breathing down Juul’s neck - parents, teachers, elected officials and the FDA. As the company scrambles to keep their devices out of the hands of teenagers, is it too little, too late?

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June 8, 2021 34 min

Juul desperately needs help and they find it from an unexpected source. Will their decision actually save the company from going up in smoke, or have they just accepted a deal with the devil?

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June 15, 2021 41 min

As one father wrestles with his son’s intensifying nicotine addiction, Juul’s founder finds himself in the hot seat in front of the country’s highest powers. The company is fighting to defend its reputation, but some mistakes can be hard to forgive.

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June 22, 2021 40 min

Laura Beil chats with hosts Samuel Donner and John Frye of Wondery’s Secret Sauce about the reporting behind The Vaping Fix, what’s next for Juul and whether the company is a cautionary tale for all Silicon Valley startups.  

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November 8, 2021 6 min

During the 1-900 number craze of the Nineties, one company provided the vast majority of phone sex. American Telnet was an empire founded by the man who called himself “The Telephone Pimp.” He ran the company “like General Motors” and got filthy rich doing it. But for the (mostly) women who answered the calls and delivered fantasies 24-7, it was a different story. The powerful stigma against sex work was always lurking just beneath...

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It was supposed to be a reality show with a twist. In a sun-drenched villa in Ibiza, six hot guys compete for a cash prize and for the love of the beautiful and mysterious Miriam. It’s meant to be her big break: the moment she becomes the superstar she was born to be. But this is the era of “cruel reality TV” and the show producers have a different goal: they want to surprise the men with the fact that Miriam is trans. A new six-ep...

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