Drugs, drugs, drugs. Almost everyone uses them. Almost everyone has an opinion about them. Drug policy pioneer Ethan Nadelmann gets to the bottom of our strange relationship to drugs by talking with those who love them, hate them, and study them.
This new engaging and informative podcast created by Ethan Nadelmann, a leader in drug policy, is a valuable resource.
Launched in 2021, Psychoactive, a podcast on drug policy, drug use, and drugs research, features Nadelmann interviewing leading figures in current debates on drugs, including the head of the US National Institute of Drug Abuse, Nora Volkow, author Maia Szalavitz, Senator Chuck Schumer, and former president of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos. Commentators on other social movements–for example, American gay rights advocate Dan Savage–are also featured.
Some of the 61 intriguing podcast titles include:
- Paul Stamets on the Magic of Mushrooms
- Gita Vaid on Ketamine
- Anya Sarang on Russia and Drugs
- Sophia Korb on Microdosing
Each episode is approximately one hour in length. To access the episodes, visit:
Psychoactive on Apple Podcasts.
About the creator
Ethan Nadelmann is the founder of the Drug Policy Alliance, a New York City-based non-profit organization advocating for drug policies grounded in public health, applying harm reduction prinicples, rather than a criminal justice approach. He is known as a high-profile critic and commentator on U.S. and international drug control policies.
Ethan Nadelmann, the Drug Policy Alliance, and SALIS have had multiple and close connection for many years. The Drug Policy Alliance closed its print library in 2020, and its entire collection has been donated to the SALIS Collection. Digitization of the collection is currently underway.
This post is based on an article by SALIS member Barbara Weiner from the current issue of SALIS News. Access to SALIS News is one of the many benefits of SALIS membership.