In his research on the war on drugs, Johann Hari discovered that addiction isn't what we think it is.

Why you should listen

British journalist Johann Hari is the author of the New York Times best-selling book Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs, which is currently being adapted into a major Hollywood feature film and a nonfiction documentary series. His most recent book, Lost Connections: Why You're Depressed and How to Find Hope, is being translated into 17 languages and has been praised by a broad range of people, from Hillary Clinton to Tucker Carlson, and Elton John to Naomi Klein.

Hari has written for some of the world's leading newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Guardian, the Spectator, Le Monde Diplomatique, the Melbourne Age and Politico. He is a regular panelist on HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher

Hari was twice named "National Newspaper Journalist of the Year" by Amnesty International. He has also been named "Cultural Commentator of the Year" and "Environmental Commentator of the Year" at the Comment Awards. He lives half the year in London, and spends the other half of the year traveling to research his books.

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