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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 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

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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