New Podcast: Addicted to Drug Journalism
Do the media have a responsibility when it comes to facts and information? How about drugs – should the media be held accountable for what it puts out on this particular subject? On this month’s Stop and Search podcast, we host some of the most knowledgeable figures in the field of journalism, and in particular, drug journalism.
On the panel we have:
- Max Daly – co-author of Narcomania, Max is a regular columnist on Vice and now presents shows on Viceland
- Mike Power – author of Drugs 2.0, Mike is a freelance investigative journalist who has written for the Mail on Sunday, Guardian, Mix Mag, and many others
- Decca Aitkenhead – author of The Promised Land: Travels in Search of the Perfect E, Decca is a broadcaster and Guardian journalist
We cover a lot of ground in this podcast, from what inspired the authors and their respective books, to just what really goes on within the realms of the press. This conversation was one of the most open and honest that we’ve had yet.
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Something Mike or Max said about telling their children that ‘if they want to take drugs, ask me, as a parent, and i’ll ensure you do it safely’ really got me. Thats exactly what my dad has always said since I was around 14, and even though I never did tell my dad when i smoked my first joint, it did make me realise that drugs can be dangerous, if taken incorrectly, and I should probably do some research before taking them. And so, this opened up the conversation and got me thinking, thus I was able to educate myself and take drugs safely. I’m now 23, in a fantastic job, and class myself as a fully functional drug user, as I still take drugs occassionally, and have always been able to do so safely, which I put down to having that open conversation in my kitchen one day!