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.
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.
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.
31. The Philosophy of Psychedelics with Dr. Peter Hughes
How the philosophy of psychedelics has shaped philosophers’ perceptions of consciousness and reality.
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.
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.
28. Drug Gangs in the UK with Mobeen Azhar
On the evening of 2 January 2017 near Huddersfield, Yassar Yaqub was a passenger in a car stopped by police on the M62 motorway and was fatally shot by a West Yorkshire Police firearms officer…but why?