We speak with Australian journalist Richard Cooke about the drug crisis in Appalachia. Richard Cooke is US Correspondent for the The Monthly, and contributing editor to The Monthly magazine. He has been published by many others, including the Guardian, The Sunday Times, and Australian Gourmet Traveller, and was the inaugural arts editor for Time Out Sydney. In 2018 he won the Mumbrella Publish Award Columnist of the Year award, and was a finalist for the 2018 Walkley-Pascall Award for arts criticism. His debut non-fiction book - Tired of Winning: A Chronicle of American Decline - was published by Black Inc in March, 2019.