Best drug war podcasts we could find (Updated August 2018)
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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 b ...
 
Podcast for Program: A Story of the War on Drugs and the Devastation of Black PeopleIn series: The Michael Slate ShowVersion: We spend the hour with Eugene Jarecki, director of "The House I Live In", a tale of the impact of the war on drugs on Black people and the US' development as a prison state. Jarecki explores the history of the war on drugs, how it's been used against oppressed nationalities in the past and today. He explores what he calls "a slow holocaust" and the warning signs of an ...
 
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TNP Podcast
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TNP Podcast is just three friends (Ray, Danielle, Chris) just hanging out, tackling random topics, saying ridiculous things and cracking up.
 
This series interviews experts in the addictions field, with a focus on evidence-based, cutting-edge approaches to substance abuse problems such as: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), pharmacotherapy, harm reduction, and many, many more. Your host Kenneth Anderson is the founder and CEO of The HAMS Harm Reduction Network and the author of "How to Change Your Drinking: a Harm Reduction Guide to Alcohol."
 
NORML SHOW LIVE (HD) is your high-definition source for the latest in marijuana law reform news from NORML, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. Your host, NORML Outreach Coordinator Russ Belville brings you news, interviews, music, comedy, and analysis you can't get anywhere else in a weekday talk radio program.
 
Join producer Adrian Grenier (star of "Entourage") and filmmaker Matthew Cooke as they discuss their revealing documentary, "How to Make Money Selling Drugs." The film examines the war on drugs through a series of interviews with drug dealers, prison employees, and lobbyists arguing for tougher drug laws.
 
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NWO3
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I'm an American that is voicing his opinion about travesties within our political and economic systems. One that finally realizes that 'We The People' are responsible for the way we are governed and the people who govern us. One that will not say or accept as a response 'There's nothing I can do about it". One that is not afraid to see the ugly reality of our what our government has become and to envision the evolution that our society could and should embrace in order for all to live a life ...
 
St. Louis Missouri, Gateway to the Legalization.Grassroots Radio Active Marijuana’s Mission1. G.R.A.M.’s Purpose: Informing Missourians about cannabis’ benefits opposed to prohibition’s harms, highlighting and humanize the cannabis consumer, and inspiring citizens into taking action to repeal marijuana prohibition.2. G.R.A.M.’s Business: Providing relevant news, accurate information, scientific research, thought provoking interviews, alternative frames of mind, and leadership to activate Mis ...
 
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Stop and Search
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Drugs, addiction, mental health, the media. We're on the front-lines of the War on Drugs! Stop and Search aims to deconstruct our laws; we take a look at many overlapping issues and we ask 'what's really going on in society'? With a mix of live panel discussions, celebrity guests, policy experts, rolling news content, and general inquisitiveness, we'll try to get to the bottom of our relationship with drugs. Stop and Search is in association with LEAP UK and proudly part of Scroobius Pip's D ...
 
Conversations with American Heroes at the Watering Hole features weekly guests from the military, police and law enforcement, and firefighting community discussing issues important to our Nation’s defenders and first responders. Information on upcoming and previous edpisodes can be found at www.americanheroesradio.com Previous first responder guests have come from federal, state and local law enforcement agencies as well as other emergency first responders such as paramedics, emergency medic ...
 
Lets Talk Hemp and The 422 prodcast co-hosted by Morris Beegle & Rick Trojan brings entertainment, perspective & a quest for truth about cannabis/hemp.
 
In Historical Controversies, Mises Institute scholar Chris Calton debunks the history you may have learned in government schools. Armed with facts, theory, and a Rothbardian appreciation for historical narrative, Calton enlightens and entertains in a podcast that has something to offer all audiences. See the podcast's updated Corrections and Qualifications page. See also Chris Calton's Bibliographic Essays (PDF): Season 1, History of the War on Drugs (Mises.org/EC1Bib) and Season 2: Antebell ...
 
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Prohibition
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It's high time we started a frank conversation about the War on Drugs. It's been costly, dangerous, and ineffective and if we're going to do something about it we need to ignore the traditional taboos. The Prohibition Podcast intends to do just that. Join us as we get into the weeds of the Drug War. Welcome to Prohibition.
 
100:1 The Crack Legacy traces the roots of today’s violent policing and mass-incarceration back to “the war on drugs.” Journalist Christopher Johnson delves deep into how our government’s war on crack cocaine in the 80s and 90s ushered in a slew of laws that helped militarized police forces and erode basic constitutional rights for certain Americans. Through the stories of people who were on the ground when these laws went into effect, this series investigates how the aggressive policing and ...
 
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Merchants of Menace
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True Crime Podcast reinvestigating the mystery death of Australian merchant banker Frank Nugan, the disappearance of his American war hero, business partner Mike Hand and their notorious Nugan Hand Bank, which was allegedly involved in gun-running and money laundering for the drug traffickers and the CIA.
 
Cultural Baggage brings you the unvarnished truth about the first eternal war: the War on Drugs. Guests who have graced the show range from Nobel Laureates and Members of the European Parliament to the Guru of Ganja. Listeners are invited to join the discussion. Cultural Baggage opens with national and international drug war news. It segues with live musicians or recorded songs and parodies. The guests are allotted most of the time to bring focus to the need for drug policy reform. CB closes ...
 
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Tank Riot
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Tank Riot is a never dull audio podcast that digs deep into the minds of Viktor, Sputnik, and Tor. Each podcast starts you on a winding audio journey with destinations such as William Henry Harrison, Woodrow Wilson, Hogan's Heroes, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Stranger Things, CFAA, Spectre, The Martian, Pope Francis's Global Warming Encyclical, Vincent van Gogh, John Carpenter, Nick Drake, Ada Lovelace, Deep State, Blaxploitation Films, Spaghetti Westerns, John Wayne, the Midterm Elections, sc ...
 
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Colored
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Colored: Crack Cocaine, the War on Drugs, and the Making of Post-Civil Rights America is a seven-part series exploring the racial dynamic behind the War on Drugs and the crack cocaine scare - specifically drawing from the perspective of Black Americans living in Boston, Massachusetts. Joe and Prasanna delve into the complexities of this era, while presenting their ideas in an unconventional way. Each episode focuses on one theme, building to conclusions that extend far beyond drug policy.
 
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Tank Riot
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Tank Riot is a never dull audio podcast that digs deep into the minds of Viktor, Sputnik, and Tor. Each podcast starts you on a winding audio journey with destinations such as William Henry Harrison, Woodrow Wilson, Hogan's Heroes, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Stranger Things, CFAA, Spectre, The Martian, Pope Francis's Global Warming Encyclical, Vincent van Gogh, John Carpenter, Nick Drake, Ada Lovelace, Deep State, Blaxploitation Films, Spaghetti Westerns, John Wayne, the Midterm Elections, sc ...
 
Since the early ages of childhood, Karon Mitchell was captivated by the beats, melodies and poetic lyrics of Hip-Hop music. But the one thing that captured his attention the most were the sounds of a skillful DJ exhibiting the artform known as Scratching. Once he actually saw how it was done, the spark to learn this craft was ignited. Starting with a Fisher Price Pre-School Turntable, and a small assortment of records from Disney to Beat Street by Melle Mel & the Furious Five, the young K-Bo ...
 
The Godfather of Alternative Comedy delivers a mixture of stand-up, memoir and philosophy from behind the counter of his Imaginary Sandwich Bar.Episode 1 - Pretending & SandwichesAlexei explores his impulse to pretend and love of sandwiches. Along the way he reveals the little known origin of the prawn cocktail, debunks the myth that the Earl of Sandwich was the first person to put a bit of meat between two slices of bread and discusses the hidden depths of Taylor Swift.Episode 2 - Political ...
 
Keeping democracy alive Democracy is not a spectator sport, it requires informed participating citizens. On Keeping Democracy Alive, we delve into dynamics that both inhibit democracy and reinvigorate it. looking into issues from: domestic economic issues to foreign, labor, trade, and education policy, NSA spying, the drug war, prison, police, and judicial issues, electoral and protest politics, middle east realities, right and left wing populism, environmental and energy issues, the wealth ...
 
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CiTR Documentaries
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Tune in for insightful work on niche topics. For season 3 we keep it local with work on refugee detention in Vancouver, housing, sexual assault policy, the drug war and more. Subscribe on iTunes & Stitcher!!
 
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Call Tyrone Show
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Tune in to the Call Tyrone Show on WOLB 1010 AM Baltimore on Mondays from 2pm to 3pm. The Call Tyrone Show is hosted by Tyrone Bost, owner of BPPW Piping and Pipe Welding, and co-hosted by Leroy Myers and Zachary Leacock. We talk about real issues and uncover the truth that is hidden in plain sight by discussing the facts behind the poverty, unemployment, the war on drugs, mass incarceration, and politics.
 
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Mint Press News
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MintPress News is an independent, non-partisan journalism start-up providing issue-based reporting, in-depth investigations and thoughtful analysis on the most pressing topics facing our nation. We offer coverage of national politics and policy, civil liberties, the war on drugs, foreign affairs, energy and the environment through the lens of social justice and human rights.
 
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Narcotica Podcast
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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.
 
The disappearance of a German spy and the gathering storm that foretells the prelude to World War I is what greets you in this riveting book. The further you read the more mysteries unfold like secret submarine plans with some pages missing found in the hands of a corpse. There's also family insanity in Cornwall, a dead Spaniard and mafia hiding in an empty London flat. His Last Bow was published in the Strand Magazine circa 1908 and included several other short stories as well. Even during ...
 
Podcast covering American Gods on Starz ---Welcome to American Gods Aftershow the podcast coveringAmerican Gods on Starzwith your hosts Ashley and Brian. Every week join us as we breakdown each and every episode as we go on the all expansive roadtrip that isAmerican Gods. We haven't read the book so it's new viewer friendly.---American Gods Synopsis:The plot posits a war brewing between old and new gods: the traditional gods of biblical and mythological roots from around the world steadily l ...
 
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After the “Walnut Street Massacre” in St. Louis, more people shift their support to the Confederacy. In response, Nathaniel Lyon declares war on the state of Missouri, and wages the first small, but significant, battle of the state in Booneville.
 
What is freedom? Coming from a context of widespread economic security, young people across the US and Europe in 1968 drove older generations crazy with the insistence that there was more. More than the grey flanneled conformity in which we The post Freedom As Tested By 1968 appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
With near consensus from both sides of the aisle, congress just rubber-stamped a nearly three quarters of a trillion dollar spending plan for defense contractors. There is no limit on what we will spend on weapons, according to today’s guest The post Sky’s The Limit for Military Waste: $717 Billion ’19 Budget appeared first on Keeping Democracy ...…
 
Nathaniel Lyon, a notoriously harsh officer in the US army, is sent to St. Louis to ensure Missouri’s place in the Union. His policies have the effect of alienating much of the population of the city, which is predominantly Unionist, leading to the formation of a secessionist resistance group at Camp Jackson.…
 
To celebrate the one year anniversary episode of Historical Controversies, host Chris Calton broadcast a live Question-and-Answer session in the Mises Studio on August 6, 2018.
 
If we’re spending billions on a defense system that actually makes us more vulnerable,maybe it’s time to reconsider. According to today’s guest Foreign Policy in Focus columnist Conn Hallinan, NATO has gone from serving as a bulwark against the Soviet The post Has the Time for NATO Passed? appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
The team reconvenes after a brief hiatus to discuss the things they have been enjoying in film, TV, and other media as well as some reasons to embrace distractions from the horrors of modern politics! Topics include: Jerry Lewis update, Westworld, Blade of the Immortal, 13 Assassins, James Gunn, Papa Johns, Elon Musk, The 8-Bit Guy, ElectroBOOM ...…
 
The team reconvenes after a brief hiatus to discuss the things they have been enjoying in film, TV, and other media as well as some reasons to embrace distractions from the horrors of modern politics! Topics include: Jerry Lewis update, Westworld, Blade of the Immortal, 13 Assassins, James Gunn, Papa Johns, Elon Musk, The 8-Bit Guy, ElectroBOOM ...…
 
America First is leading quickly to America being left out. Even Republican internationalists are gone from the stage. The current administration is making a steady and sustained war on diplomacy and is now standing outside the tent. On this show, The post America First Leaves America Out appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
The Union defeat at Bull Run changed the perspective on the war for everybody in the North. The confidence in a decisive war that would be won with a single battle was shattered. Northern presses spread fabricated stories of rebel barbarity, and Union politicians look for people to blame. In the South, there were no celebrations for the costly ...…
 
NATO was created to defend the west against the Soviet Union. According to John Feffer, of Foreign Policy in Focus, the west missed a rare “golden opportunity” in 1991 to shift away from wasteful militarism in search of a new The post Wither NATO? Trump’s Flight 93 Doctrine. appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
With new Confederate troops arriving throughout the afternoon, McDowell takes one last stand at Chinn Ridge, only to have fresh Confederate arrivals from the Army of the Shenandoah drive back his last brigade. As the Army of the Potomac retreats, the Confederates pursue them, taking several prisoners, including one Republican Congressman who wa ...…
 
With all the current discussion about ever-more inflamed divides in the currently united States, more people are wondering if we really are one nation after all. It’s not just blue vs red, North vs South. There’s us here in Yankeedom. The post One Nation Indivisible? No. Eleven Distinct Nations. appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
When big gets too big, free market capitalism is stifled. The increased concentration of power and wealth undercuts economic freedom. The socialism of FDR’s New Deal very much helped capitalism become more competitive. A big, though lesser known, aspect of The post Socialism/New Deal: It Saved Competitive Capitalism Then. Can it Now? appeared f ...…
 
Recorded live from the parliamentary estate we chat with Crispin Blunt MP, Ronnie Cowan MP, and Thangam Debbonaire MP - this is the Parliament Podcast on the award-winning Stop and Search. There's a lot going on in drug policy at the moment and we are very lucky to have this rare and special opportunity to record a podcast with MPs who are at t ...…
 
Leading the stand on Henry Hill was Thomas Jackson, where he would earn his nickname “Stonewall.” To drive Jackson off the hill, McDowell orders a Napoleon-esque artillery charge, resulting in the bloodiest fighting of the day, as the newly-rifled weaponry renders the artillery charge ineffective, and both armies fight for control of the canons ...…
 
Much like the toxic combination of angry racist populism with the power of the financial elite here in America, the European Union has been a brake on this dangerous combination in England. Today the British Right’s push for the UK The post The UK’s Brexit Shambles appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Since its founding after the Civil War the NRA was concerned about the proliferation of guns in America. They became a sportsmen’s gun club focused on responsibility and safety. And conservative Christian evangelicals cited Bible references to say life began The post Evangelicals Had Been Pro-Choice and the NRA Was All About Gun Safety. Really. ...…
 
Reached somewhere he won’t specify in Nicaragua, our guest is protecting himself from killings, kidnappings, and the coordinated strategy of roadblocks.The Trump Administration and most of the mainstream press paints a picture of the Sandinista government turning against their own The post Report from Violent Nicaragua: The Truth Behind the Pic ...…
 
The morning hours of the First Battle of Bull Run concentrated on Matthews Hill, where the outflanked Confederates tried desperately to hold their ground, only to be driven back by the superior numbers of the Army of Northeastern Virginia. With Matthews Hill occupied by the Union by the afternoon, the battle looked won, but the Confederate forc ...…
 
Three days before the major battle, regiments from the Army of Northeastern Virginia, under the command of Irvin McDowell, and the Army of the Potomac, under Pierre Beauregard, face off on the southeastern point of the Manassas battle site, resulting in a minor Confederate victory. For most soldiers, this skirmish offered them the first glimpse ...…
 
America is shocked at the sight of 2500 migrant kids in cages. But behind high walls are over 50,000 American kids.This is invisible for a reason. According to Professor Cara Drinan, expert on juvenile sentencing and criminal justice reform, if The post 50,000 Kids Behind Bars// “Infest” and “Civility:” The Danger Lurking appeared first on Keep ...…
 
DPA’s revolutionary high school drug education curriculum “Safety First” was piloted at Bard High School Early College Manhattan this spring. The results are in, and they’re very encouraging for the future of drug education. Sasha Simon, DPA’s Safety First Program Manager, and Drew Miller, the health teacher from Bard who taught the “Safety Fir ...…
 
Leading up to the First Battle of Bull Run, Joseph E. Johnston takes command of the Army of the Shenandoah, and Robert Patterson counters with the Army of Pennsylvania. Patterson’s objective is to prevent Johnston from joining Pierre Beauregard at Manassas Junction. But, misled by poor intel, Patterson fails to attack Johnston’s smaller army, a ...…
 
*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. Not only do we think that speaking for someone who cannot speak for themselves—especially someone like Bourdain, who was an incredibl ...…
 
Donald Trump won a lot of support from conservative Americans who agreed our endless wars are nothing but a big waste. Of course he flipped positions since then but renowned professor Andrew Bacevich observes that there is still anger at The post Left and Right Against Dumb Wars//Indian Kids Taken for Decades appeared first on Keeping Democracy ...…
 
Is it treasonous to urge resistance to a war once America is in it? Most Americans opposed our entry into the First World War but once Wilson sent our men, some argued it was no longer OK to urge resistance. The post Free Speech Not OK in War? The Lessons of Debs and LaFollette June 1918 appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Channel 4 News Asia correspondent, Johnathan Miller, has seen firsthand what's going on in the Philippines with over 10,000 deaths through extrajudicial killings. The president, Rodrigo Duterte, is also known by his nickname Duterte Harry due to his swagger, violent style, and his brutal war on drugs. Jonathan has written an extremely brave bio ...…
 
Because of the close proximity to Washington DC and Richmond, Virginia, much of the Civil War would take place in eastern Virginia—between the two capitals. Virginia’s favorite son, Robert E. Lee, would be offered command of the Union army only days before resigning his U.S. army commission and accepting a position in the Confederate army. The ...…
 
The effects of net neutrality have been like the founding fathers dream: a truly free media open to all points of view, where even the smallest voice can reach millions. It’s logical then that the big internet service providers and The post Erasing Net Neutrality, Crushing American Freedom appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
It may be out in the open now, and it is disconcerting to see and feel the blatant racism and hatred across America now. But maybe the ugly spirit of white supremacy may have been hidden from white people before The post Meanness and Hatred Can’t Be Blamed on Trump: It’s Always Been There appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
After the Pratt Street Riot, President Lincoln and General Scott take more drastic measures to secure the state of Maryland for the Union. Placing most of the state under Martial Law, Lincoln suspends the writ of habeas corpus and allows his officers to arrest civilians. One such arrest led to Chief Justice Roger B. Taney to issue his statement ...…
 
No matter how soon Trump goes away, all Americans will feel the effects of his judicial appointments for decades to come. He’s going around legislatures and using the power of the presidency to undo hard fought battles for reproductive, sexual The post Trump Weaponizing the Courts Without Our Consent appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
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 hear all about this grave injustice directly from the man whose case drew national attention as an e ...…
 
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