9 episodes

Comedian Jacob Hawley explores every corner of the UK drugs scene, from comedy clubs to rehab.

Jacob Hawley: On Drugs BBC

    • Health & Fitness

Comedian Jacob Hawley explores every corner of the UK drugs scene, from comedy clubs to rehab.

    08: Police and Policy

    08: Police and Policy

    Comedian Jacob Hawley concludes his exploration of the UK drugs scene for now by talking to the police.

    Jacob hears about policing priorities from Lawrence Gibbons, Head of Drugs Threat for the National Crime Agency, as well as the practicalities of policing from ex Met Detective Paul Sharky and former Special Constable Joseph Kaz, who spoke out about his concerns on live TV earlier this year.

    We also discuss the psychology of criminality and disproportionate Stop and Search with Dr Michael Shiner.

    Jacob Hawley is a BBC New Comedy Award Finalist, as seen on BBC3 and heard on BBC Radio 4.

    If you've been affected by any of the issues discussed in this podcast, you can find help and support here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1kS7QTDB16PWkywhsXJLzxz/information-and-support-addiction-alcohol-drugs-and-gambling

    Jacob Hawley: On Drugs is a BBC Studios production for BBC Sounds.
    Art by Made Up
    Music by Buddy Peace
    Producer: Nick Coupe

    • 30 min
    07: Meet The Dealers

    07: Meet The Dealers

    Comedian Jacob Hawley continues his exploration of the UK drugs scene.

    In this episode, Jacob meets people on the wrong side of the law as he talks to drug dealers. From Bradley Laurencin, dealing on an estate in Kilburn and serving jail time by his mid 20s through to Shaun Attwood, stock market millionaire and ecstasy kingpin nicknamed the Bank Of England and running a multi million pound ecstasy ring in Arizona. He also talks to someone making comedy from dealers' texts, the team behind Instagram sensation shottatexts.

    Jacob Hawley is a BBC New Comedy Award Finalist, as seen on BBC3 and heard on BBC Radio 4.

    If you've been affected by any of the issues discussed in this podcast, you can find help and support here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1kS7QTDB16PWkywhsXJLzxz/information-and-support-addiction-alcohol-drugs-and-gambling

    Jacob Hawley: On Drugs is a BBC Studios production for BBC Sounds.
    Art by Made Up
    Music by Buddy Peace
    Producer: Nick Coupe

    • 28 min
    06: Clubs and Nightlife

    06: Clubs and Nightlife

    Comedian Jacob Hawley continues his exploration of the UK drugs scene.

    This time, Jacob heads to Fabric nightclub to talk to the general manager Luke Laws about how they keep drugs out and protect their punters. He also meets grime artist and DJ Faze Miyake to hear what it's like to DJ for a drugged-up crowd, and discusses the difficulties of promoting nights in non-traditional spaces with Ryan Walker-Edwards. We also hear from Fiona Measham about award-winning drugs testing facility The Loop.

    Jacob Hawley is a BBC New Comedy Award Finalist, as seen on BBC3 and heard on BBC Radio 4.

    If you've been affected by any of the issues discussed in this podcast, you can find help and support here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1kS7QTDB16PWkywhsXJLzxz/information-and-support-addiction-alcohol-drugs-and-gambling

    Jacob Hawley: On Drugs is a BBC Studios production for BBC Sounds.
    Art by Made Up
    Music by Buddy Peace
    Producer: Nick Coupe

    • 28 min
    05: Chemsex - Something For The Weekend

    05: Chemsex - Something For The Weekend

    Comedian Jacob Hawley continues his exploration of the UK drugs scene.

    This week, Jacob explores the world of Chemsex, meeting author James Wharton whose books include 'Something For The Weekend', about his own life experiences on the scene, as well as Denholm Spurr, star of 56 Dean Street original drama, 'The Grass Is Always Grindr'. He also hears from Monty Moncrieff MBE, Chief Executive of London Friend.

    Jacob Hawley is a BBC New Comedy Award Finalist, as seen on BBC3 and heard on BBC Radio 4.

    If you've been affected by any of the issues discussed in this podcast, you can find help and support here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1kS7QTDB16PWkywhsXJLzxz/information-and-support-addiction-alcohol-drugs-and-gambling

    Jacob Hawley: On Drugs is a BBC Studios production for BBC Sounds.
    Art by Made Up
    Music by Buddy Peace
    Producer: Nick Coupe

    • 29 min
    04: The Ripple Effect

    04: The Ripple Effect

    Comedian Jacob Hawley continues his exploration of the UK drugs scene.

    This week, Jacob hears from the family of his school friend Max Carlton-Smith, who died from an MDMA overdose at the age of 21. He also meets Elizabeth Burton-Phillips MBE, who lost her son Nick to a heroin addiction and has since founded DrugFAM to support families affected by addiction and bereavement.

    Jacob Hawley is a BBC New Comedy Award Finalist, as seen on BBC3 and heard on BBC Radio 4.

    If you've been affected by any of the issues discussed in this podcast, you can find help and support here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1kS7QTDB16PWkywhsXJLzxz/information-and-support-addiction-alcohol-drugs-and-gambling

    You can find out more about DrugFAM here: https://www.drugfam.co.uk/

    Jacob Hawley: On Drugs is a BBC Studios production for BBC Sounds.
    Art by Made Up
    Music by Buddy Peace
    Producer: Nick Coupe

    • 31 min
    03: Changing Your Mind

    03: Changing Your Mind

    Comedian Jacob Hawley continues his exploration of the UK drugs scene by discussing the potential powers and dangers of psychedelic drugs.

    Guests include comedian Carl Donnelly on the trip that changed his life, 'Acid Countess' Amanda Feilding from the Beckley Foundation, Drugwise's Harry Shapiro and psychedelic artist Joshua Levitas.

    Josh's art can be viewed here:
    http://www.joshalevitas.com/

    And some of Amanda's research here:
    https://beckleyfoundation.org/the-brain-on-lsd-one-page-summary/

    Jacob Hawley is a BBC New Comedy Award Finalist, as seen on BBC3 and heard on BBC Radio 4.

    If you've been affected by any of the issues discussed in this podcast, you can find help and support here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1kS7QTDB16PWkywhsXJLzxz/information-and-support-addiction-alcohol-drugs-and-gambling

    Jacob Hawley: On Drugs is a BBC Studios production for BBC Sounds.
    Art by Made Up
    Music by Buddy Peace
    Producer: Nick Coupe

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

Fire4hair ,

Really good engaging listen

Liked this a lot. Am an avid podcast listener and I plowed through this in no time. It was interesting, informative, educational and well presented. Funny too of course! I wanted a bit more detail to some elements but that would have changed the vibe of the programme.

MiniSketch316 ,

420

Great balanced argument
When’s season 2 coming out !

theoroberts2508 ,

Excellent podcast

Very balanced and interesting with a likeable and unpretentious host.

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