34 episodes

Professor David Nutt has spent a career making the argument for a rational, evidence-based approach to drug policy and drug use. The scientific evidence still challenges perceived wisdom on drugs and for that reason can appear to be contentious. In this podcast, the Professor explores the actual harms and potential benefits of various drugs, challenging myths surrounding classification and legislation, and exploring the societal impact of poorly informed drug policy. Using evidence in public policy should not be controversial. A podcast for anyone interested in understanding the scientific truth about drugs, free from political or moral concern.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Professor David Nutt has spent a career making the argument for a rational, evidence-based approach to drug policy and drug use. The scientific evidence still challenges perceived wisdom on drugs and for that reason can appear to be contentious. In this podcast, the Professor explores the actual harms and potential benefits of various drugs, challenging myths surrounding classification and legislation, and exploring the societal impact of poorly informed drug policy. Using evidence in public policy should not be controversial. A podcast for anyone interested in understanding the scientific truth about drugs, free from political or moral concern.

    34. Psilocybin vs Antidepressants with Dr Robin Carhart-Harris

    34. Psilocybin vs Antidepressants with Dr Robin Carhart-Harris

    Psilocybin is being heralded as a major breakthrough in the fight against depression, but how does it compare to the most effective treatment that doctors prescribe for depression? Find out, on the Drug Science Podcast with Dr Robin Carhart-Harris.

    • 45 min
    33. Trauma and Stress with Dr Gabor Maté

    33. Trauma and Stress with Dr Gabor Maté

    This week’s episode features Dr Gabor Maté, a Hungarian-Canadian physician who’s main interests include childhood development and trauma, and their impact on lifelong physical and mental health.

    • 45 min
    32. Drug Consumption Rooms with Peter Krykant

    32. Drug Consumption Rooms with Peter Krykant

    The UK has failed to adopt the evidence-based drug intervention known as ‘Drug Consumption Rooms’. Activist Peter Krykant has decided to take matters into his own hands and has set up the very first UK drug consumption room.

    • 41 min
    31. The Philosophy of Psychedelics with Dr. Peter Hughes

    31. The Philosophy of Psychedelics with Dr. Peter Hughes

    How the philosophy of psychedelics has shaped philosophers’ perceptions of consciousness and reality.

    • 49 min
    30. Getting High Without Drugs with Dr. David Luke

    30. Getting High Without Drugs with Dr. David Luke

    In this week’s episode Professor David Nutt is joined by Dr David Luke to discuss: yoga, meditation, holotropic breathwork, sensory deprivation, hypnosis, anechoic chambers, religious experiences, carbogen inhalation therapy, and telepathy.

    • 40 min
    29. International Drug Policy with Steve Rolles

    29. International Drug Policy with Steve Rolles

    “When at war, all reason is treason”. The ‘war on drugs’ is happening in every country in the world, however, each jurisdiction has it’s own set of rules and protocols for addressing this issue.

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Ravin Kanga ,

Fantastic rational, expert driven

Actual hard-nosed scientific and experienced perspective on drugs and drug policy. What more could you want. David Nutt such a bro

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