54 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 • 32 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.

    54. Ketamine with Paul Glue

    54. Ketamine with Paul Glue

    Professor Glue hopes that his development of oral ketamine (rather than intravenous) will bring ketamine treatment from the clinics “back to people’s bathrooms”.

    • 38 min
    53. Moral Panic with Cory Doctorow

    53. Moral Panic with Cory Doctorow

    DRUG SCIENCE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL with world-renowned political activist, blogger, journalist, computer scientist and writer - Cory Doctorow.

    • 53 min
    52. Drug Laws with Niamh Eastwood

    52. Drug Laws with Niamh Eastwood

    Are drug laws just a political tool? Should we embrace the fact that drugs bring pleasure? In this week's episode, we speak to Niamh Eastwood - CEO of the legal charity 'Release' about the UK's drug laws.

    • 44 min
    51. Music and Psychedelics with Mendel Kaelen

    51. Music and Psychedelics with Mendel Kaelen

    Have you ever felt moved by a song? Have had music affect your mood? For many of us music has a therapeutic quality to it. So what about combining that with psychedelics?

    • 53 min
    50. Labour Party with Dan Carden MP

    50. Labour Party with Dan Carden MP

    Why is alcohol consumption so normalised despite being far more dangerous than several illegal drugs? Today, Labour MP Dan Carden joins Professor Nutt to shed some light on the damage that alcohol can cause to the individual and those around them.

    • 47 min
    49. Medical Cannabis in the UK with Professor Mike Barnes

    49. Medical Cannabis in the UK with Professor Mike Barnes

    It has been three years since the UK legalised medical cannabis. Since that time, there has only been a handful of whole-plant cannabis prescriptions on the NHS with the majority of prescriptions coming through the private sector.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

dead ahead man ,

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.

Dexter Beagle ,

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.

Homo Sexi ,

Amazing

After the first episode I listened to I was hooked. David Nutt is very knowledgeable in what he talks about and the guests he has on are phenomenal. High recommend to anyone interested in the science of drugs.

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