The Times says, in this exclusive three-part podcast series, James Beal, social affairs editor at The Times, works alongside the father of 22-year-old Tom Parfett, who died by suicide, to uncover the truth about the person in Toronto and his involvement in providing a substance that is being used by young, vulnerable adults in the UK to take their own lives.
James tracks down Kenneth Law - the man behind the website - and confronts him in a shocking interview over his unethical business and the fact that young people have died after taking his product, added the publisher.
The podcast also features wider discussions about how young people can be prevented from taking their own lives.
James Beal, social affairs editor at The Times, said: “This case has been one of the most intriguing and tricky stories I've ever covered as a journalist. I hope this podcast is impactful in raising important questions about the dangers of unregulated online activity and the devastating consequences it can have on individuals and their families.”
This new podcast series is available on the Stories of our times feed. It is produced by the Stories of our times production team, which is behind other podcasts such as Who Killed CJ Davis?, Seventeen Years: The Andrew Malkinson story, and Last Man Standing.Keep up-to-date with publishing news: sign up here for InPubWeekly, our free weekly e-newsletter.