Show Notes

We are thrilled to present an episode you won't want to miss, featuring Philip Eil, an award-winning freelance journalist with a rich and varied career. Based in his hometown of Providence, Rhode Island, Philip's impressive resume includes his tenure as the news editor of the iconic alt-weekly newspaper, The Providence Phoenix. Since the paper’s closure in 2014, Philip has continued to make his mark in the world of journalism, contributing thought-provoking pieces to prestigious publications such as The Atlantic, Men’s Health, the Boston Globe, Huffington Post, and the Columbia Journalism Review, among many others.

Philip's expertise doesn't stop at writing. He has shared his wealth of knowledge with students at some of the nation's top institutions, teaching writing and journalism at Brown University, Columbia University’s School of the Arts, and the Rhode Island School of Design. Holding an MFA in Nonfiction Writing from Columbia University, Philip's academic and professional achievements speak volumes about his dedication to the craft of storytelling.

In this episode, Philip discusses his gripping first book, "Prescription for Pain," which delves into the harrowing world of addiction and the dark tale of a criminal doctor. This book is not just a narrative; it is a deep, investigative piece that uncovers the complexities of the opioid crisis and the human stories entangled within it.

Join us for an insightful conversation as Philip Eil shares the journey of writing "Prescription for Pain," the challenges of investigative journalism, and his perspective on the evolving landscape of media. Whether you're passionate about journalism, interested in the opioid epidemic, or simply love a compelling story, this episode offers something for everyone. Tune in to understand why Philip Eil's work is making waves and why his book is a crucial read for our times.


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