7 episodes

Mair Howells is one of Britain's spiking victims. In this podcast - she's on a mission to find out who is behind the attacks, why they do it, and what's being done to stop it.
Talking to victims, psychologists, academics, doctors and the police - this series follows Mair's journey to understand a crime that is sweeping the country, and charts her campaign for better support and tougher controls.
All episodes - March 11th

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    • 4.5 • 15 Ratings

Mair Howells is one of Britain's spiking victims. In this podcast - she's on a mission to find out who is behind the attacks, why they do it, and what's being done to stop it.
Talking to victims, psychologists, academics, doctors and the police - this series follows Mair's journey to understand a crime that is sweeping the country, and charts her campaign for better support and tougher controls.
All episodes - March 11th

    A Pointed Mission

    A Pointed Mission

    Mair Howells is a victim of spiking. In this first episode - she sets out to investigate why people do it, who they are, and what's being done to stop it. Her journey begins by asking WHO gets spiked, and takes her very close to home.
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    • 27 min
    Method & Madness

    Method & Madness

    Mair's campaign continues with a look at the medical implications of a spiking incident. She finds out which drugs are used, and what they can do to the human body. She also hears the harrowing true story of a woman who was assaulted after being spiked. And she finds out about the psychology behind a spiker.
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    • 29 min
    Raising The Bar

    Raising The Bar

    Mair was spiked while on a night out in a bar. Countless others who have contacted her campaign, were attacked in bars or clubs. So Mair turns her attention to the night-time industries, and asks if enough is being done by the venues to keep people safe.
    She visits one bar who go above and beyond, but finds a worrying lack of clarity and joined up thinking nationwide.
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    • 33 min
    Ministers & Misogyny

    Ministers & Misogyny

    In this fourth episode - Mair asks whether the rise in spiking is a part of a wider trend of misogyny, and violence towards women. She learns about trolling, and reveals some of the abuse sent to her and other victims. She finds out about male behaviour, and the role that society has to plan in making long-term change. And she speak to a male victim, to learn how it's not just women who are affected.
    Also - with Mair's campaign gaining momentum, there's a big announcement from Government.
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    • 32 min
    Sharp Consequences

    Sharp Consequences

    In this final episode, Mair asks if the police and justice system are doing enough. She speaks to a barrister, and a senior police officer, and makes some startling discoveries about the law.
    She also turns the spotlight back onto the victims - and explores the lasting damage that an attack can have. And she looks to the future to find out if a world without spiking is possible.
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    • 35 min
    UPDATE: The Inquiry

    UPDATE: The Inquiry

    After months of campaigning, Mair is closer than ever to seeing some real change, as the Government publishes the findings of their inquiry into the spiking epidemic. But will their report deliver everything Mair is hoping for?
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    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

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15 Ratings

15 Ratings

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