Why is This Not a Movie?: The Coke Heist

It’s not a secret that Coca-Cola’s original formula included cocaine. But what’s less well-known is that the soft drink still uses coca leaf, just not the part that gets you high. One plant in all of America is legally allowed to process cocaine—the drug for medical use, and the byproducts for Coca-Cola. Kyle Ryan, TV/film producer and alumni of both The A.V. Club and The Onion joins us this week to talk about why a cocaine factory in New Jersey is the perfect setting for a heist movie.