Announcing A New Pointscast!

With a new year comes a new episode of Pointscast, the first, best, and only podcast of the Points blog. In this installment: kids on cocaine around the world! Hosts Alex Tepperman and Kyle Bridge discuss early-twentieth century reporting on juvenile drug use and crime in the United States and Soviet Union. Along the way, they introduce several questions pertinent to larger historical debates and curiosities: What was the “Progressive impulse” toward children using drugs? How did U.S. narcotic prohibition affect the global cocaine market and its prevalence elsewhere? And what do cocaine and ice cream have in common, according to one young child? Share your thoughts below or on the Pointscast Twitter or Facebook page and check out other episodes on Soundcloud!

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