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Journalist and father of 3, Bob Diggles, has spent a year getting to know the drug landscape in the UK. On this podcast Bob meets scientists, criminologists, festival organisers, musicians, politicians, bereaved parents and many more people with fascinating narcotic insight. He then discusses those interviews with his teenage son in an open, honest and definitely not cringingly embarrassing hip-dad way.

Journalist and father of 3, Bob Diggles, has spent a year getting to know the drug landscape in the UK. On this podcast Bob meets scientists, criminologists, festival organisers, musicians, politicians, bereaved parents and many more people with fascinating narcotic insight. He then discusses those interviews with his teenage son in an open, honest and definitely not cringingly embarrassing hip-dad way.
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United Kingdom

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Journalist and father of 3, Bob Diggles, has spent a year getting to know the drug landscape in the UK. On this podcast Bob meets scientists, criminologists, festival organisers, musicians, politicians, bereaved parents and many more people with fascinating narcotic insight. He then discusses those interviews with his teenage son in an open, honest and definitely not cringingly embarrassing hip-dad way.

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English


Episodes

Episode 15: Drug Users Read This…

7/10/2019
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Michael Linnell has been writing and illustrating drug information leaflets, posters, flyers and comics for nearly 40 years – and he’s a great podcast guest. His characters Peanut Pete, Dr Nuke, Tough Shit Thomas, Fanny & Dick and Grandpa Smack Head Jones were conveying harm reduction messages before the internet became an easy source of […]

Duration:00:57:40

Episode 14 : Bonus Brian!

6/26/2019
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Brian Reed is a volunteer chemist for drug testing charity The Loop and a speaker for drug reform charity Anyone’s Child. Why? He calls it Lydia’s Legacy, his daughter died when she was 26, in 2016 of a heroin overdose. He’s felt compelled to learn more about drugs and to communicate a harm reduction message […]

Duration:00:31:38

Episode 13: I Buy Heroin For My Son

6/19/2019
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With Professor Sue Pryce, a lecturer in politics at the University of Nottingham, who teaches a module called Politics and Drugs after becoming aware of how close all our lives come to the drug trade when her son became a heroin addict. Sue chose to buy his smack for years to keep him out of prison, […]

Duration:01:02:42

Episode 12: Politics and Drugs

6/12/2019
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With Norman Lamb MP, former Lib Dem health minister and one of few MPs who is vocal about drug policy reform. Norman wants to see cannabis legally regulated and possession of all other drugs decriminalised. He also wants to see Michael Gove, Boris Johnson, Andrea Leadsom, Rory Stewart, Jeremy Hunt and all the other confessional […]

Duration:00:55:47

Episode 11: Meeting Mr MDMA

6/5/2019
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Emmanuel Sferios is the founder of Dancesafe. He’s making MDMA The Movie. He’s the host of the drug positive podcast. And he’s a really thought provoking guest, especially if all you’ve ever heard of ecstasy are horror stories. Next week the guest is Norman Lamb MP, a former Lib Dem health minister and one of […]

Duration:01:20:36

Episode 10: Who is Harry Shapiro?

5/29/2019
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It depends, this is the one I spoke to, he’s the director of Drugwise. Don’t get him confused with this one. And certainly not this one The one we want has written a couple of hit books about drugs and music and drugs and Hollywood. Then Bob talks to his 13 year old son Credence […]

Duration:01:15:30

Episode 9: Cannabis with Dr Suzi Gage

5/22/2019
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Dr Suzi Gage is a psychologist. She looks at the links between lifestyle behaviours (like drug taking) and mental health. She’s also the host of a super science podcast, Say Why to Drugs, and tells Bob all about that, her research and some evidence based truths about cannabis. Then Bob talks to his teenage son […]

Duration:01:20:32

Episode 8: Drugs and Girls

5/15/2019
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A year ago, 18 year old Georgia Jones took two ecstasy pills at a festival and died. This year her mum Janine Milburn is going back to give try to educate festival goers about drug safety, first aid and drug testing. Georgia Jones – Don’t Go With The Flo Bob talks to Janine, then has […]

Duration:01:22:08

Episode 7: Under (peer) Pressure & Teenage Kicks

5/8/2019
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Felix Bechtolsheimer is frontman of cinematic, southern, gothic alt-rock band Curse Of Lono and before that Hey Negrita. Prior to that he was a troubled teenager, a drug dustbin and a heroin addict. Felix talks candidly about his younger days, and how he got his life back on track to where he now describes himself […]

Duration:00:48:46

Episode 6: All the Fun (and the Fears) of the Festival

5/1/2019
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With festival season fast approaching, Bob wants to know how to keep his children safe if they join thousands of people in a field full of music, booze and drugs. He talks to Anna Wade from Boomtown Fair about how they’ve responded to tragedy with a proactive, harm reduction focused drug policy. Boomtown Fair on […]

Duration:00:55:48

Episode 5: The K Hole

4/24/2019
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In Episode 5 Bob looks at the dissociative psychedelic ketamine. Use of K is rising among young people in the UK . He meets Wendy Teasdill whose daughter Eleanor died in 2013 after taking it at Boomtown Festival, because her body reacted badly to the small amount of alcohol she’d drunk with it. Then Bob […]

Duration:00:57:22

Episode 4: Sound Of The Police

4/17/2019
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In Episode 4 Bob looks at drug policing in the UK in 2019 and how it’s affecting young people. He talks to Detective Superintendent Scott MacKechnie : Head of Serious Organised Crime with Hampshire Constabulary and the force lead for drug-related harm. Then Bob and his own teenage son Credence have a chat about working in […]

Duration:01:21:06

Episode 3: Wheeling & Dealing

4/10/2019
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In Episode 3 Bob looks at drug dealing in the UK in 2019 including county lines operations involving teenagers. He meets Dr Mohammed Qasim a researcher who talks to drug dealers to find out why they do what they do. Then Bob and his teenage son Credence have a chat about dealers, sharing drugs with your […]

Duration:01:06:10

Episode 2: Buying & Testing

4/3/2019
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In Episode 2 Bob buys drugs and gets them tested to see if they were worth the money. He meets Professor Fiona Measham, a nightclub loving criminologist who founded a drug testing charity called The Loop in 2013. The Loop chemists test his drugs and then sit him down to talk to him about harm […]

Duration:01:34:56

Episode 1: Rock & Roll?

3/27/2019
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In Episode 1 Bob begins to explain why he wants to talk to his children about drugs. He meets rock guitarist, songwriter, music producer and dad Jim Cregan to hear how a successful music career is interwoven with drug influences and experiences, and how much he’s told his offspring about his rock n’ roll past. […]

Duration:01:26:42

Teaser

3/7/2019
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Journalist and father of 3, Bob Diggles, has spent a year getting to know the drug landscape in the UK. On this podcast Bob meets scientists, criminologists, festival organisers, musicians, politicians, bereaved parents and many more people with fascinating narcotic insight. He then discusses those interviews with his teenage son in an open, honest and […]

Duration:00:07:33