After over 100 years of drug prohibition, it is hard to imagine a different future. What would the world look like if drugs were legal? In Drug Futurisms, we explore other possible drug worlds.
Many of us live under some form of government created overdose crisis. Prohibitionists argue that changing punitive drug laws would exacerbate the harms of drugs. Activists and harm reductionists spend so much time fighting this idea that they rarely have a chance to imagine how things could be. What could the future hold, how could we make ourselves and our loved ones safer? If drugs were regulated differently what sorts of community and harm reduction practices could exist?
Drug Futurisms is a podcast co-hosted by Claire Zagorski and Alex Betsos. We come from different worlds, Claire from chemistry and pharmacy, Alex from sociology and anthropology. But we share a common goal. Imagining that another drug world is possible
Episodes out bi-weekly/once a month. Support us on patreon at: patreon.com/DrugFuturisms
The Dose Makes the Future w/ Ryan Marino
“The dose makes the poison” – Paracelsus (Father of Toxicology) To get to a different future we not only have to imagine what could be, but help others see what is. Few have spent more time busting the myths of the present and the past as Ryan Marino (@RyanMarino), an Emergency medical toxicologist who … Continue reading 1 The Dose Makes the Future w/ Ryan Marino →
Introduction: the Drug-Land Before Time
“About the only thing we can imagine is catastrophe.” – David Graeber Our show is about imagining the future, imagining what could be possible in other drug worlds. While we cannot know what the future holds, imagining it is the first step to bringing it into being. Before we begin to imagine with others, we … Continue reading 0 Introduction: the Drug-Land Before Time →