By Christopher Moraff, Troy Farah, Zachary Seigel
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This is Narcotica, a podcast about the war on drugs and the people caught in the middle, brought to you by dedicated science and drug policy journalists Christopher Moraff, Zachary Siegel, and Troy Farah.
||ExplicitEpisode 8: Collateral Damage—Patients Fight Back||With the midterms just days away, Zach, Chris and Troy explore America’s newest marginalized political constituency—millions of people with chronic pain or illness that have been ground under the wheel of American opioid policy.||11/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 7: Drug War Déjà Vu||Narcotica co-host Zachary Siegel moderated a panel at the 12th National Harm Reduction Conference in New Orleans. The panel was the brainchild of the Drug Policy Alliance’s Michael Collins, titled: Drug War Déjà Vu: How harm reductionists can push b||10/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 6: Speed Up, Slow Down Pt. 2 — Myth Evolution: From Crack Kids to Addicted Babies||In the ’80s, a rampant fear of “crack babies” permeated the mainstream media. But the claims of kids deformed due to crack cocaine turned out to be b******t. Troy Farah reports on how this urban legend originated,||10/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 5: Speed Up, Slow Down Pt. 1||With all the focus on opioids, Narcotica has decided to launch a series on stimulants called “Speed Up, Slow Down.” In the first installment, Zachary Siegel takes a critical look at how media depicts meth and cocaine use.||10/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 4: Supervised Consumption Breaks Rod Rosenstein’s Brain||In response to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s outrageous supervised consumption op-ed in the New York Times, the Narcotica team speaks with Laura Thomas, of the Drug Policy Alliance, who broke down the obstacles harm reduction workers face i||9/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 3: Remembering Dan Bigg, Naloxone Renegade||Dan Bigg, activist, visionary, and harm reduction pioneer, died on Tuesday, August 21, 2018. In this episode, Zach Siegel interviews journalist Max Blau, who has been researching the history of naloxone, about Bigg’s radical legacy.||9/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 2: Anthony Bourdain, Suicide and the Myth of Cross Addiction||*WARNING: Suicide is discussed on this episode.* Narcotica heard that members of the addiction recovery community were wildly speculating about whether or not drinking played a role in Anthony Bourdain’s suicide.||6/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 1: Opioid of the Masses||Episode 1 of Narcotica is here! In the first segment Zachary Siegel does some mythbusting around overdosing by touching fentanyl; Troy Farah gives a nuanced take on what’s driving the overdose crisis; and Christoper Moraff talks with experts and drug||5/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Three smart reporters diving into different stories related to the opioid crisis. They turn popular wisdom on its head, debunking myths and adding nuance that you can’t get anywhere else. Excited for this show.
Informative, balanced and objective reporting about all things drugs. Thanks.
Excellent, innovative and unique
This podcast provides a much-needed perspective on drugs, drug use, addiction and drug policy. Do yourself a favor and check it out.