The Drug Science Podcast

The Drug Science Podcast
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.

11. Policing Drugs – Undercover with Neil Woods
Jun 2 • 30 min
How did Neil infiltrate Britain’s most dangerous drug gangs? Having fought the war on drugs on the front line, what lessens did he learn? & how do we move forward?
10. MDMA-Assisted Therapy with Dr Ben Sessa & Chris Trudgian
May 26 • 46 min
MDMA became mainstream in the early 90s rave scene, but could it be more than just a club drug? Dr Ben Sessa was the first doctor to administer MDMA assisted therapy in the 21st century and Christopher Trudgian was one of his very first patients.
9. Global Drug Trends with Professor Adam Winstock
May 19 • 37 min
Drugs are becoming more commonplace in our society than ever. Despite this, we still know surprisingly little about people’s drug use…until now.
8. Medical Cannabis, Mum & Me with Lucy and Kate Stafford
May 15 • 42 min
Ehlers Danlos patient and Medical Cannabis advocate - Lucy Stafford joins Professor Nutt to give a detailed account of her journey to obtain medical cannabis in the UK.
7. Ethnopharmacology with Dr Dennis McKenna
May 12 • 51 min
Mushrooms, ayahuasca and the future of the psychedelic renaissance. Legendary ethnopharmacologist Dennis McKenna sits down with the Prof to discuss his love of botany.
Season 2 Trailer - Launches May 12th
May 11 • 0 min
Announcement of The Drug Science Podcast Season 2. Out 12th may
6. Psychedelics Live Show: Part 2
Dec 18, 2019 • 48 min
Today we dive into microdosing & see how psychedelics can save the planet
5. Psychedelics Live Show: Part 1
Dec 3, 2019 • 55 min
Hear the effect that psilocybin has on treatment resistant depression from the horses mouth. David speaks with a participant and a counsellor from the study.
4. Addiction - physical or psychological?
Oct 30, 2019 • 41 min
Addiction cripples peoples lives. David hears two very different stories from long time drug users.
3. Medicinal Marijuana
Sep 25, 2019 • 54 min
Cannabis is used to alleviate pain & symptoms of a wide range of ailments. Why is is illegal to possess?
2. Drug testing at festivals
Aug 28, 2019 • 54 min
Avoiding accidental drug deaths & tackling mixed messages.
1. Alcohol - the good, the bad, the alternative?
Jul 29, 2019 • 52 min
Why does Britain love to drink? & What are the consequences to your health?