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We're on the front-lines of the War on Drugs!Stop and Search aims to deconstruct our laws; we take a look at many overlapping issues and we ask 'what's really going on in society'? With a mix of live panel discussions, celebrity guests, policy experts, rolling news content, and general inquisitiveness, we'll try to get to the bottom of our relationship with drugs.Stop and Search is in association with LEAP UK and proudly part of Scroobius Pip's Distraction Pieces Network.
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We're on the front-lines of the War on Drugs!Stop and Search aims to deconstruct our laws; we take a look at many overlapping issues and we ask 'what's really going on in society'? With a mix of live panel discussions, celebrity guests, policy experts, rolling news content, and general inquisitiveness, we'll try to get to the bottom of our relationship with drugs.Stop and Search is in association with LEAP UK and proudly part of Scroobius Pip's Distraction Pieces Network.
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    Dan 'Nitro' Clark: Original Gladiator

    Dan 'Nitro' Clark: Original Gladiator

    He was one of the very first television gladiators, the yardstick of 'sports entertainment', Dan Clark is better known as Nitro to millions of people across the world and will forever be the true definition of a TV gladiator. In a new Netflix documentary, Muscles and Mayhem, Dan and his co-stars delve deep into the real world of American Gladiators and provide an unprecedented insight into the television phenomenon. Having watched the documentary series, we were intrigued to know more...
    Dan 'Nitro' Clark opens up and gives us such an honest and moving account of his personal life, from addiction to bereavement, and from stardom to his own health struggles, his life is quite something. Dan also has a book out which is titled F Dying: How Cheating Death Kicked My Ass into Loving, Learning and Living My Best Life.
    In this episode we speak about Dan's family and the entrenched problems with trauma and addiction. We also of course cover his incredible career, both as a gladiator, but also his time in film and television. And also so much more - Dan really and truly gives us an open and honest conversation!
    Please follow him on Instagram: @DanNitroClark
    And you can see all of Dan's projects, including his heralded Ted Talk and his book, on his website: www.DanNitroClark.net

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Wes Cunliffe: From County Lines to the Rugby Pitch

    Wes Cunliffe: From County Lines to the Rugby Pitch

    Please meet Wes Cunliffe - he has the most incredible story...
    As a teenager Wes was on the frontlines of county lines dealing. He's been stabbed multiple times, had literal run-ins with the law, and has experienced the harsh realities of a life fraught with struggle; Wes' life was one of survival.
    He is now flourishing on the rugby pitch, as well as being one of the most respected youth mentors around. Wes dedicates his time to making sure young people don't take the route that he did, and he's even started a new charity called Rize & Reach, aimed to provide mentoring, training and services in the community. Keep an eye open for Wes and Rize & Reach's work!
    Thank you Wes!

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Lynn Ulbricht: A Mother's Journey - Silk Road & Criminal Justice

    Lynn Ulbricht: A Mother's Journey - Silk Road & Criminal Justice

    How much do you know about the infamous site Silk Road and its creator Ross Ulbricht, also known as Dread Pirate Roberts?
    We speak to Lynn Ulbricht, the mother of Ross...
    Ross was a pioneer of the deep web and bitcoin. He created a new market place which ended up as a vending system for an array of things, including drugs. Ross was the mastermind behind the website but didn't actually partake in vending himself. Ross now serves a double life prison term and many people feel this is an injustice on many levels. The toll this has taken on the family is inconceivable.
    We're joined by Lynn to speak about the history of Silk Road and the journey which led up to Ross' imprisonment. How is Ross now, and what is he doing? What hope is there of his release? And why is this perceived by so many people as a gross injustice? An incredible tale of criminal and social justice on trial.
    If you would like to know more or support Lynn and Ross, go to: freeross.org

    Disclaimer: All views expressed in this episode represent the individual only

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    • 54 min
    Drug Policy Unfiltered - Live!

    Drug Policy Unfiltered - Live!

    This is an epic episode with some of the all-time great voices from international drug policy. Recorded live at the Cranstoun conference in Brighton in February 2023, the guests were all briefed to go beyond the usual scripts and be as honest as they could be... and they did not disappoint. This conversation was one of the most open that you're ever likely to hear. Featuring:
    Alex Stevens, Professor in Criminal Justice at the University of Kent
    Niamh Eastwood, Executive Director, Release
    Kassandra Frederique, Executive Director, Drug Policy Alliance
    Danny Ahmed, Clinical Director, Cranstoun
    Zoë Dodd, Co-organiser Toronto Overdose Prevention Society
    Megan Jones, Director, Cranstoun
    Thank you for all the work from the Cranstoun crew who put the event and conference on and enabled us to get this conversation recorded, and thank you to Stage One Audio and Visual LTD for all the work on the day. And of course, thank you to Peter Krykant for making this all happen.
    Special mention and praise to Nigel Brunsdon who provided all photography and images - as ever Nigel is a legend and you must check out his work via Instagram: @nigelbrunsdon and also nigelbrunsdon.com
    Disclaimer: All views expressed in this episode represent the individual only.

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    • 1 hr 37 min
    Matt Hutchinson: Medicine, Comedy and Drug Policy

    Matt Hutchinson: Medicine, Comedy and Drug Policy

    On today's Stop and Search we're joined by Matt Hutchinson. He's a doctor specialising in Rheumatology and General Medicine, and also a comedian - what a combo!
    We have a very open and wide-ranging conversation about drug policy, medicine, addiction, the prescribing of pain medication, comedy, and so much more. We really do cover some bases in this chat. Matt is also performing at the Edinburgh Festival, so if you would like to see him in action then go to Assembly George Square Studios on the dates of Aug 2-14, and 16-27 - see his new show Hostile.
    We're going to be coming back to Matt as he has so much more to say - so thank you to him for such a wonderful chat! Find him on Twitter @Hutch_up

    Small disclaimer, let's be honest and real, you know how it works: All views expressed by guests are their own and don't necessarily reflect that of Law Enforcement Action Partnership.


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    • 1 hr
    Scottish Government Proposes Drug Law Reform!

    Scottish Government Proposes Drug Law Reform!

    In this breaking news, emergency broadcast, special podcast, we'll be discussing the bold new moves by the Scottish government to reform their drug policies.
    We speak to retired Police Inspector Ian Andrew, and former Detective and author of The Ten Percent, Simon McLean - both of whom are LEAP UK and LEAP Scotland members. Both Ian and Simon have worked tirelessly behind the scenes to help these new proposals come about.
    So, what are we talking about here? Well, a new report recommends that Scotland decriminalises all drug possession, as well as safe consumption rooms, diamorphine assisted treatment, and drug checking services. This is also a step towards a conversation around legal regulation of all drugs.
    Hear from inside the circle, how this came about, how it's shaping up and crucially... how will the Westminster government react?

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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
68 Ratings

68 Ratings

Man-tickler ,

Funny, scary, truthful

Always entertaining, interesting and true facts about drugs and the insane war against them and their users

TheMostAttractiveManEver ,

Really great stuff!

Well done on all the episodes, too many hosts are keen to jump in with their opinion or tack on a little bit of knowledge for every asnwer. Nice to have someone who appreciates the skill of simply listening. That's what we need more of in order to further the debate on drugs, listening!

Well done on all of this, keep it up.

Tom_1357 ,

Interesting and important

This can sometimes be funny, sometimes hard hitting, always interesting. And doing a great job giving a platform to some really interesting people and educating.

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