63 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 Drug Science

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 37 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.

    63. Indigenous Wisdom with Mark Plotkin

    63. Indigenous Wisdom with Mark Plotkin

    This week’s episode features yet another great speaker at the ESPD55 conference Mark Plotkin, an ethnobotanist, advocate for tropical forest conservation and the host of Plants of the Gods podcast.

    • 46 min
    62. Blood of the cocaine war with Wade Davis

    62. Blood of the cocaine war with Wade Davis

    Anthropological Ethnobotanist - Wade Davis educates Dave about the true culture of a country known for its drug cartels and cocaine trafficking - Colombia.

    • 44 min
    61. Ethnopharmacology Part 2 with Dr Dennis McKenna

    61. Ethnopharmacology Part 2 with Dr Dennis McKenna

    Dennis McKenna is BACK on the Drug Science Podcast to discuss all things Ethnobotanical! Join Dave and Dennis as they delve into psychedelic conservation.

    • 42 min
    60. Ketamine, Cannabis and Alcohol with Prof Celia Morgan

    60. Ketamine, Cannabis and Alcohol with Prof Celia Morgan

    What do Ketamine, Alcohol and Cannabis all have in common...not much, other than they are all up for discussion in this episode of the Drug Science Podcast!

    • 46 min
    59. How to become a psychedelic therapist with Dr Rosalind Watts

    59. How to become a psychedelic therapist with Dr Rosalind Watts

    Dr Rosalind Watts is one of the most prominent clinical psychologists in psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. In today's episode of the podcast, Dr Watts will explain exactly how she managed to be at the epicentre of UK psychedelic research.

    • 45 min
    58. The Black Review with Dame Carol Black

    58. The Black Review with Dame Carol Black

    This week’s episode features Professor Dame Carol Black the author of the 2019 Review of Drugs for the British Government.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

Trevor Oldham ,

Awesome!

One of my new fav podcasts!

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.

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