VICE: Suroosh Alvi We're hard at work planning our upcoming live show, so we bring you this favorite from the last year: VICE. Suroosh Alvi was a recovering addict when he started a scrappy underground magazine in Montreal. It grew into a multi-billion dollar company that has shaken up the world of journalism. PLUS in our postscript "How You Built That," we check back with Kent Sheridan of Voila Coffee, a company aiming to make instant coffee with the quality of a four-dollar pour over.
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VICE: Suroosh Alvi

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VICE: Suroosh Alvi

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We're hard at work planning our upcoming live show, so we bring you this favorite from the last year: VICE. Suroosh Alvi was a recovering addict when he started a scrappy underground magazine in Montreal. It grew into a multi-billion dollar company that has shaken up the world of journalism. PLUS in our postscript "How You Built That," we check back with Kent Sheridan of Voila Coffee, a company aiming to make instant coffee with the quality of a four-dollar pour over.

How recovering heroin addict Suroosh Alvi used "punk rock capitalism" to build a multi-billion dollar media company. Andrew Holder for NPR hide caption

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How recovering heroin addict Suroosh Alvi used "punk rock capitalism" to build a multi-billion dollar media company.

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