#902 Rethinking the fundamentals of drugs and addiction (Drug War)

Today we take a look at not only the destructive forces at work within the drug war but also look deeper at the causes of addiction and drug abuse that could change all of your preconceived notions on the topic and maybe even our society as a whole

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Drug War Alternatives That Work • Overcriminalized #2- Substance Abuse •- @bravenewfilms - Air Date: 10-9-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: Once There Was a Hushpuppy - Beasts of the Southern Wild (Music from the Motion Picture)

Ch. 4: Act 2: Tracking cars movements in real time as part of the DEA drug war - Le Show (@theharryshearer) - Air Date: 2-1-15

Ch. 5: Song 2: Don’t Worry, We'll Be Watching You - Making Mirrors

Ch. 6: Act 3: DC mayor stands up for voters on legal pot, defies congressional GOP - Rachel @Maddow Show - Air Date: 2-26-15

Ch. 7: Song 3: Gateway Drug - Dancing In The Streets

Ch. 8: Act 4: Challenge everything you know about drugs - @allinwithchris Hayes - Air Date: 03-05-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Big Mistake - Fair Ain't Fair

Ch. 10: Act 5: Johann Hari (@johannhari101): Everything We Know About the Drug War & Addiction is Wrong Part 1 - @democracynow - Air Date: 2-4-15

Ch. 11: Song 5: Strange Fruit (1939 Single Version) - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Billie Holiday

Ch. 12: Act 6: Poverty drives the demand for opiates - Economic Update with @profwolff - Air Date: 11-17-14

Ch. 13: Song 6: Poverty (Single Stereo) - That Did It! - The Duke Recordings, Vol. 3

Ch. 14: Act 7: Johann Hari (@johannhari101): Everything We Know About the Drug War & Addiction is Wrong Part 2 - @democracynow - Air Date: 2-4-15


Ch. 16: Women should get paid the same even if they're away from work for a period - Caleb from Austin, TX

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 18: Final comments telling the story of the pile of shit Patricia Arquette stepped in and the aftermath

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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  • Christina Nowacki
    commented 2015-09-28 11:51:56 -0400
    Listened to this on the replay this past weekend and it is an OUTSTANDING episode. Yes, the topic hits close to home so it was going to pique my interest anyway, but the chosen clips are such mind blowing material. The very first segment is one I wish would be broadcast on every radio and tv station in the country. Proven results with decriminalization and actually putting that money into HELPING addicts recover. Who knew? (well, a lot of us have known, but YAY that folks are making it happen!)
  • Jonathan Reiss
    commented 2015-03-05 08:46:18 -0500
    Great episode. I almost skipped it thinking I already knew what it would say but then I saw it said it would “look deeper at the causes” and “could change your preconceptions”. Definitely did. Thanks. Especially Johann Han on Democracy Now!

    Looking deeper at the causes and questioning preconceptions is what makes BOTL special. Keep it up.
  • Mary Ballard-Johansson
    commented 2015-03-03 06:12:32 -0500
    Fantastic episode! Much I already knew, much I learned. Time to fix this shit! Keep up the good work and stay awesome!
  • saluda
    commented 2015-02-28 13:32:22 -0500
    also learned some good history of Billie Holiday.
  • saluda
    commented 2015-02-28 13:13:10 -0500
    Listening to Chris Haynes not believing the NON effects of crack on newborns sounds exactly like anti vaccinators!
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