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.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 46m. Bisher sind 55 Folge(n) erschienen. .

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 1 day 18 hours 16 minutes


episode 55: 55. The Right to Try with Spencer Hawkswell

Being diagnosed with a terminal disease can provoke extreme psychological distress, depression and anxiety. Current pharmacological treatments take a long time to exert an effect, if any. Psychedelics offer a new, fast-acting treatment for palliative pati



episode 54: 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”.



episode 53: 53. Moral Panic with Cory Doctorow

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


 2021-12-22  53m

episode 52: 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.


 2021-12-08  44m

episode 51: 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?


 2021-11-24  53m

episode 50: 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.


 2021-11-10  47m

episode 49: 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.


 2021-11-01  46m

episode 48: 48. Liberal Democrats with Norman Baker

Why do politicians fear progressive drug policies? What policies have actually reduced drug use? and is a 50-year-old piece of legislation outdated? Find out, on the Drug Science Podcast.


 2021-10-27  50m

episode 47: 47. Psychedelics for Palliative Care with Dr Margaret Ross

Death is something that every human on earth will experience. Yet, the living knows very little about it. A lack of knowledge can often produce feelings of fear and anxiety of "what comes next?", we call this existential distress.


 2021-10-13  40m

episode 46: 46. Human Behaviour with Dame Theresa Marteau

Humans are known for taking risks, but are all risks equal? Human behaviour can teach us a lot about cognitive decision making, but how can we change other humans risk-taking, and should we?


 2021-09-29  58m