18 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.

The Drug Science Podcast Fascinate Productions

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9, 89 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.

    18. Conservative Drug Policy Reform with Crispin Blunt MP

    18. Conservative Drug Policy Reform with Crispin Blunt MP

    Drug legalisation is not usually characterised by conservative values. Crispin Blunt (Tory – MP) bucks that trend by taking a rational approach to drug policy.

    • 39 min
    17. Veterans & Psychedelics part 3 – From Shock to Awe with Mitch Schultz

    17. Veterans & Psychedelics part 3 – From Shock to Awe with Mitch Schultz

    Director of the ground-breaking documentaries ‘From Shock To Awe’ and ‘DMT: The Spirit Molecule’ joins Professor Nutt to discuss PTSD, Veterans, Suicide and Ayahuasca.

    • 32 min
    16. Veterans & Psychedelics part 2 – Ayahuasca for PTSD with Dr. Kate Pate & Nathan Pohl

    16. Veterans & Psychedelics part 2 – Ayahuasca for PTSD with Dr. Kate Pate & Nathan Pohl

    Combat trauma researcher Kate Pate and US military veteran Nathan Pohl join Professor Nutt to answer the question - Could ayahuasca and other plant-based medicines lead the next generation of psychotherapy?

    • 34 min
    15. Veterans & Psychedelics part 1 – Heroic Hearts Foundation with Jesse Gould & Keith Abraham

    15. Veterans & Psychedelics part 1 – Heroic Hearts Foundation with Jesse Gould & Keith Abraham

    A US and a UK veteran, who were deployed in Afghanistan, recount the trauma they suffered as a result of war and their fascinating journey to heal these wounds.

    • 43 min
    14. Mescaline with Mike Jay

    14. Mescaline with Mike Jay

    The San Pedro and Peyote cactus have been used by some Native American communities to heal and grant great insight. Now, the relatively new concept of prohibition forbids this

    • 36 min
    13. The Vape Debate with Gerry Stimson

    13. The Vape Debate with Gerry Stimson

    Is vaping bad for you? How does it compare with smoking cigarettes? And is it harm reduction or causing a spike in young people using nicotine?

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
89 Ratings

89 Ratings

LechSS ,

Your All-Encompassing Guide to Everything Narcotics

If you were searching for an engagingly illuminating and unquestionably authorative source scrutining Worldwide Drugs Policy then your quest is at an end.

Outstanding work and here's hoping that this will spread to all curious minds throughout the Internet.

Pleasefixthissss ,

Love Drug Science - truly independent of politics and morality

So refreshing to see psychoactive substances, and especially their therapeutic potential, discussed in a scientifically informative and accurate way. This is done without the hyperbole, and without the bubbles of morality, political leaning and personal opinion which typically cloud the picture.
Thanks, Shanna

Jonny Mulholland ,

The go-to podcast for becoming more informed on recreational drugs

Excellent, highly informative podcast. It’s so refreshing to hear such a clear-headed, knowledgeable voice on this topic.

My only complaint is technical: for many of the episodes, the audio volume is low to the point where it’s almost incomprehensible when I’m in an environment with background noise, even through headphones at maximum volume.

Otherwise, keep up the great work!

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