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.
Shortlisted for Best Education Podcast at the 2019 People’s Choice Podcast Awards
Media Coverage: BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Scotland, BBC Solent, BBC Manchester, BBC Leeds, BBC Sussex & Surrey
Episode 18: I Feel A Bit Funny…
With comedian Jacob Hawley. He’s made a brilliant podcast for the BBC, called Jacob Hawley – On Drugs – it’s one of the most successful
Episode 17: The Compassionate Copper
With T/Detective Chief Inspector Jason Kew, Heroin & Crack Action Area Coordinator for the South East of England. In this episode you’ll find out… What
Episode 16: Performance & Image Enhancing Drugs
With Dr Ian Hendy – two times World Bodybuilding Champion for the World Natural Bodybuilding Federation. He’s stacked… but not jacked – Ian doesn’t take
Episode 15: Drug Users Read This…
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.
Episode 14 : Bonus Brian!
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
Episode 13: I Buy Heroin For My Son
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
Episode 12: Politics and Drugs
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
Episode 11: Meeting Mr MDMA
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
Episode 10: Who is Harry Shapiro?
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
Episode 9: Cannabis with Dr Suzi Gage
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
Episode 8: Drugs and Girls
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
Episode 7: Under (peer) Pressure & Teenage Kicks
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
Episode 6: All the Fun (and the Fears) of the Festival
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
Episode 5: The K Hole
In Episode 5 Bob looks at the dissociative psychedelic ketamine. Use of K is rising among young people in the UK . He meets Wendy
Episode 4: Sound Of The Police
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
Episode 3: Wheeling & Dealing
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
Episode 2: Buying & Testing
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
Episode 1: Rock & Roll?
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
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