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On Drugs

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Each week, On Drugs looks through the lenses of history, pop culture and personal experience to understand how drugs have shaped our world. Because even if it’s just caffeine or ibuprofen, there’s a good chance you’re on drugs right now.

Each week, On Drugs looks through the lenses of history, pop culture and personal experience to understand how drugs have shaped our world. Because even if it’s just caffeine or ibuprofen, there’s a good chance you’re on drugs right now.
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Canada

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CBC

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Each week, On Drugs looks through the lenses of history, pop culture and personal experience to understand how drugs have shaped our world. Because even if it’s just caffeine or ibuprofen, there’s a good chance you’re on drugs right now.

Language:

English


Episodes

Introducing: How Do You Sleep at Night? + Season 2 Coming Soon!

11/24/2017
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How Do You Sleep at Night? is a great podcast from the team at ABC about people who live their lives in the face of judgement. The show explores the different moral codes we all live by. Because no one thinks they’re a bad person, right?

Duration: 00:03:29


Gender, On Drugs

8/28/2017
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The drugs we choose - legal and illicit - and the ways we use them, are at least partly determined by gender expectations. This episode explores how those expectations affect our relationships with drugs.

Duration: 00:33:32


Stronger, smarter, better, On Drugs

8/21/2017
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From athletes pumping steroids to tech entrepreneurs microdosing LSD, what happens when people use drugs to make themselves stronger, smarter and faster than their normal healthy selves?

Duration: 00:37:54


Fun, On Drugs

8/14/2017
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If most recreational drug users do it because it feels good, why is pleasure always left out of policy conversations about drugs?

Duration: 00:32:50


Miltown, On Drugs

8/7/2017
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In this episode of On Drugs, it's the story of a very important drug that you've probably never heard of. The Drug is called Miltown and it changed the world of psychiatric medicine forever.

Duration: 00:35:14


Extra: Addiction and Rat Park

8/5/2017
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We explore the topic of drug addiction and how to think about it in this extended interview with Bruce Alexander

Duration: 00:27:23


War, On Drugs

7/31/2017
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From berzerkers on mushrooms, to Nazis on meth and Iraq vets on ecstasy, armies and soldiers have used drugs to fight, cope with and recover from war since ancient times.

Duration: 00:32:34


Sex on drugs

7/24/2017
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The relationship people have with drugs is complicated and a little bit messy, but not as messy as the relationship people have had with sex throughout history. Combine the two and things get interesting.

Duration: 00:31:31


On Drugs: What's race got to do with it?

7/17/2017
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Drugs don't exist in a vacuum. In many cases, they've been used to prop up mythologies around race and justify discriminatory policies against already struggling communities.

Duration: 00:35:27


On Drugs EXTRA: Music and Drugs

7/14/2017
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We dig deeper into our conversation about the historical intersection between drugs and music with author Martin Torgoff.

Duration: 00:19:41


Drugs, more drugs, and rock & roll

7/10/2017
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The connection between drugs and rock and roll is a comic and tragic cliche. On Drugs gets past the cliches and explores the intersection of drugs and music from classical to hip hop.

Duration: 00:38:59


On Drugs, On Pain

7/3/2017
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Of all the reasons we use drugs, the management and suppression of pain is one of the most fundamental. And yet for all the advances in medication, our relationship with pain is still fraught with moral and chemical challenges.

Duration: 00:28:11


How Hitler's drug use altered the course of WW II

6/30/2017
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In this podcast extra, author Norman Ohler describes how Adolf Hitler's drug abuse may have altered the course of WW II.

Duration: 00:13:45


War, on drugs

6/26/2017
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From berzerkers on mushrooms, to Nazis on meth and Iraq vets on ecstasy, armies and soldiers have used drugs to fight, cope with and recover from war since ancient times.

Duration: 00:32:26


On Drugs

6/9/2017
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Each week, On Drugs looks through the lenses of history, pop culture and personal experience to understand how drugs have shaped our world.

Duration: 00:01:23