Drugs and Stuff: A Podcast about Drugs, Harm Reduction, Mass Incarceration, The Drug War and other Stuff, from the Drug Polic


The Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) is the nation's leading organization working to end the war on drugs. We focus on legalizing marijuana; criminal justice reform and ending draconian prison sentences for drugs; harm reduction policies that prevent overdoses and save lives; and we educate the public about drugs while dispelling popular myths and misinformation. Our host, Tommy McDonald, has been on DPA’s media team for 12 years and worked in journalism and radio before coming to DPA, and he’ll be mostly joined by Derek Rosenfeld, who has run DPA’s social media since 2010. Follow on Twitter @drugsnstuffDPA


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Title: Episode 39: After Her Son Overdosed and Died, Jessie Dunleavy Realized it Was Preventable

Episode 39: After Her Son Overdosed and Died, Jessie Dunleavy Realized it Was Preventable

September 2nd, 2020

Jessie Dunleavy always knew her son Paul was unique. He struggled throughout his life -- to learn, to be accepted -- and she tried however she could to… Go to Episode

Episode 38: Keri Blakinger Reports on the Criminal Justice System That Once Held Her

August 19th, 2020

Keri Blakinger has worked for years as a journalist (currently at The Marshall Project) covering the criminal justice system and exposing the abuses within… Go to Episode

Episode 37: Police Militarization is Not Normal

July 15th, 2020

In her own community in Santa Fe, New Mexico, DPA Senior Director Emily Kaltenbach sees police with assault rifles, submachine guns, grenade launchers,… Go to Episode

Episode 36: “Puff or Pass”: What Law & Order SVU Has to Say About Drugs and Policing

June 24th, 2020

On the latest edition of our “Puff or Pass” series examining how drugs and people who use drugs are portrayed in pop culture, DPA’s marketing coordinator… Go to Episode