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.
70. The Placebo Effect with Andrew Gold
Join us this week for a conversation with journalist Andrew Gold, on exorcisms, hypnosis and other curiosities of the mind and body.
69. Amphetamine, Heroin and Cocaine with Prof Aldo Badiani
This week’s episode features Professor Aldo Badiani who is Professor of Pharmacology at the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology of Sapienza University of Rome (Italy).
68. Bipolar, Schizophrenia and Depression with Prof Allan Young
Tune in to this week’s podcast to hear the exceptional scholar’s perspective on the future of the science and treatment of mood disorders which vastly burden our society.
67. Why People Don't Like Science? with Robin Ince
This week’s episode features Robin Ince, an English comedian, actor and writer who uses wit and humour to talk about challenging topics. Together with physicist Brian Cox he hosts the BBC radio show The Infinite Monkey Cage in which they bring science into the conversation.
66. Benzos, Dope and Tranq with Manisha Krishnan
This week’s podcast is featuring Manisha Krishnan, senior editor at VICE News reporting on subjects such as racism, drug policy, sexual violence against women, and guns.
65. Addiction, Rats and Nazi Germany with Professor Bruce Alexander
Professor Alexander conducted a series of experiments on drug addiction known as the Rat Park experiments. Which brought into light the true complexity of addiction and the influence of our environment on how we use drugs and how they affect us.
One of my new fav podcasts!
Amazing podcast-listen to all episodes
As a graduate student researching a topic related to psychotherapy and PTSD, this podcast is a stand out. The drug and science podcast with David Nutt is the best podcast out on mind-altering drugs and mental health.
Great podcast learning a lot
Great podcast, heard from a lot of experts I’ve never heard of. Great for people that want to bring humane policy to an immoral war on drugs.