Drugs and Stuff: A Podcast about Drugs, Harm Reduction, Mass Incarceration, The Drug War and other Stuff, from the Drug Polic
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The Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) is the nation's leading organization working to end the war on drugs. We focus on legalizing marijuana; criminal justice reform and ending draconian prison sentences for drugs; harm reduction policies that prevent overdoses and save lives; and we educate the public about drugs while dispelling popular myths and misinformation. Our host, Tommy McDonald, has been on DPA’s media team for 12 years and worked in journalism and radio before coming to DPA, and he’ll be mostly joined by Derek Rosenfeld, who has run DPA’s social media since 2010. Follow on Twitter @drugsnstuffDPA
||ExplicitEpisode 19: Bernard Noble Shares His Story, Getting Sentenced to 13 Years for Two Joints||We were lucky to talk with Bernard Noble, who recently came home after serving more than 7 years in a Louisiana prison. Bernard was finally granted parole after being sentenced to 13 years for allegedly possessing two joints of marijuana. You’ll...||6/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 18: The Drugs and Stuff Gang Tells it to the Bartender||In this episode we take you behind the curtain to meet the producer of Drugs and Stuff, the incomparable Katharine Heller. Katharine is a woman of many talents. Actor, voiceover artist, producer, and bartender. She hosts a great monthly podcast called..||5/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 17: Another chat with California Congressman Ro Khanna||We caught up with Rep. Ro Khanna during a recent visit to his home district in the Silicon Valley. Rep. Khanna talks about his support for the Marijuana Justice Act, the Justice Department under Jeff Sessions and his favorite place to grab a cup of chai||5/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 16: Catching up with Maria, DPA’s Executive Director||This week we sat down with Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno, DPA’s executive director. We had a lot to catch up about since the last time she was on the show back in October 2017. Her new book, There Are No Dead Here: A Story of Murder and...||4/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 15: Building a World Where Legal Psychedelics Make Sense||The time has come for people who care about psychedelics to step out of the shadows and bring our voices to the table. In this episode, we’re joined by a couple of DPA’s in-house psychedelics experts: Jag Davies, DPA’s director of communications..||4/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 14: Derek Riffs on How Kellyanne Conway Inadvertently Made the Case for Legalizing Drugs||Kellyanne Conway's lack of experience and inability to effectively address the overdose crisis was on full display last month when she jokingly told a forum of young people: “eat the ice cream, have the french fry, don't buy the street...||4/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 13: The Opposite of D.A.R.E – DPA Launches New High School Drug Education Curriculum in a NYC School||Remember last year when we sat down with DPA’s Marsha Rosenbaum to talk about what drug education should look like for young people? If you missed it, check out that great conversation from Episode 05 when Marsha explained the history of “Safety...||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 12: DPA Media Veteran Tony Newman Explains How We Are All Drug Users, And Offers A New Approach||Long-time Drug Policy Alliance media relations director, Tony Newman, joined the latest episode of Drugs & Stuff to chat with us about the current state of drug policy reform, and his latest think piece, which you can read here. Newman has...||2/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 11: The State Of Marijuana Reform In The Sessions Justice Department Era||In early January, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions (Mr. “good people don’t smoke marijuana”) began the year by firing a shot across the bow to states that have legalized marijuana. Will it have a chilling effect? Is it even warranted? In this..||2/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 10: Planning to Get F*cked Up This New Year’s Eve? Here Are Five Ways to Be Safe and Have Fun||It’s the end of the year, people are getting excited about the holidays, and millions of people are making plans for partying on New Year’s Eve. And for lots of people, their version of partying includes using drugs. So who better to talk to about..||12/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 09: AlterNet Editor-At-Large Jan Frel Explains That "We're All Drug Users"||AlterNet editor-at-large and associate publisher Jan Frel sits down with us to expound on non-problematic drug use and how drugs are interwoven into modern society. Jan explains how the war on drugs is essentially a war on fun that demonizes and...||12/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 08: California’s Proposition 64 - Marijuana Legalization One Year Later||On November 8, 2016, California voters approved Proposition 64, which legalized possession and consumption of marijuana for adults 21 and over and immediately reduced or eliminated many criminal penalties for marijuana in California - including the...||11/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 07: A Conversation With Jon Perri About People Who Received Clemency From President Obama||We pulled aside a handful of experts to talk with us during the Drug Policy Alliance's 2017 International Drug Policy Reform Conference in Atlanta last month. Jon Perri works at change.org and his new project, Nation of Second Chances, explores the...||11/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 06: Dr. Malik Burnett On Marijuana Legalization As A Racial Justice Issue And Physicians For Legalization||Dr. Malik Burnett is a general surgeon and former DPA staff member who successfully led our campaign to pass Initiative 71, which legalized marijuana for adults in Washington, D.C. in 2014. Dr. Burnett is a physician advocate and a board member...||10/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 05: Marsha Rosenbaum Talks About What Drug Education Should Look Like For Young People||We pulled aside a handful of experts to talk with us during the Drug Policy Alliance's 2017 International Drug Policy Reform Conference in Atlanta. Marsha Rosenbaum sat down to talk with us about what drug education should look like for young people,...||10/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 04: Meet DPA’s New Executive Director, Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno||We sat down with DPA’s new executive director to find out more about her history and look ahead to next week’s gathering at the 2017 International Drug Policy Reform Conference in Atlanta. Maria’s commitment to social justice and drug policy...||10/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 03: Marvin Washington Connects The Dots - Marijuana, Athletes, Activism, NFL Protests & Drug War Policing||We're back with a timely new episode. This week we sat down with Marvin Washington, former NFL player and Super Bowl champion, to talk about the war on drugs, marijuana policies in sports, socially conscious athletes, and this past week’s display of..||9/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 02: Congressman Ro Khanna (D-CA) Is Against The Drug War For All The Right Reasons||DPA's Tommy McDonald sits down with Ro Khanna, the U.S. representative from California's 17th congressional district, to talk about the drug war, the opioid overdose crisis and Overdose Awareness Day.||9/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 01: International Overdose Awareness Day - Solutions To The Opioid Crisis||August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day. Recently, the Drug Policy Alliance held a national briefing for the press on preventing overdoses in the wake of the opioid crisis. How is the federal government responding? How can overdoses be...||8/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 00: Welcome to Drugs and Stuff!||The Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) is the nation's leading organization working to end the war on drugs. We focus on legalizing marijuana; criminal justice reform and ending draconian prison sentences for drugs; harm reduction policies that prevent...||8/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Potential but falls short
Listened to the first 2 episodes, disappointed. Had great potential but lost interest due to editing style.
Love it! Important show
This is an awesome and entertaining podcast. The hosts are funny and informed and I highly recomment it. Great work!
I'm so happy to find a podcast addressing these topics. Super informative and great quality. Very important listening.