Cover Story

New York Magazine

What can a billionaire get away with these days? A secret bat cave? A harem of women? An international spy operation? Stealing the soul of a small town in Montana? A Silicon Valley venture capitalist was accused of running a massive sex-trafficking operation by his best bro friend. And we unravel the truth about both of them - their business, their break-up, their lies, and their embarrassing text messages. The story of a billionaire with a hero complex, the ex-spy who turned his life inside out, and us, the reporters who got caught up in their macho drama. Cover Story is an investigative podcast series featuring original reporting from New York Magazine. Part of the Vox Media Podcast Network. New episodes every Tuesday. read less

9. The Complainers Group
Mar 22 2022
9. The Complainers Group
So. Should YOU do psychedelic therapy? In the last episode of Power Trip, we get a lot of different answers to this question. Plus, we catch up with some of the people we met throughout this season who fight like hell to get people and institutions to acknowledge what happened to them. And make it less likely to happen to YOU. In an earlier version of episode 9, we stated that as part of an agreement Meaghan Buisson signed with MAPS she waived the right “to ever sue MAPS again,” mistakenly implying she sued MAPS in the past. She has not. We’ve updated the episode to say she waived the right to ever sue MAPS. Credits Cover Story is a production of New York magazine. Power Trip is co-created, produced, and reported by David Nickles and Lily Kay Ross. Our senior producers are Marianne McCune and Whitney Jones. Also produced by Tarkor Zehn, Liza Yeager, Noor Bouzidi, and iO Tillett Wright. Our executive producer and editor is Hanna Rosin. Additional editing help by Nichole Hill. Sound design and scoring by Brandon McFarland. Additional sound design by Sharif Youssef, who also mixed the show. Cover Story’s Theme music is by Santigold. Additional music by Lynx DeMuth and John Ellis. Fact-checking by Britina Cheng and Ted Hart. Crystal Finn is the voice of Susan, and Maaike Laanstra-Corn is the voice of Ashley. Special thanks to legal minds Elissa Cohen, Jillian Robbins, and Samantha Mason. Also to Gaby Grossman, and to Sara Ahmed for her writings on complaints. Power Trip is also produced with Psymposia, a non-profit watchdog group. For a deeper dive into some of these issues visit Learn more about your ad choices. Visit