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The drug war, covered by drug users as war correspondents. Crackdown is a monthly podcast about drugs, drug policy and the drug war led by drug user activists and supported by research. Each episode will tell the story of a community fighting for the...Show More
Episode 1: War Correspondents

27:51 | Jan 30th

Drug users are the experts. We’ve survived. We know policy better than policy-makers. We know law better than lawmakers. We know pharmaceuticals better than pharmacists. We know nobody’s coming to save us. So we gotta save ourselves.
Episode 2: Change Intolerance

51:18 | Feb 27th

https://crackdownpod.com/podcast/episode-2-change-intolerance/   EPISODE 2: CHANGE INTOLERANCE British Columbia switched nearly 15,000 methadone patients to a new formulation called Methadose in 2014. In Crackdown's second episode, Garth Mullins, Lau...Show More
Episode 7: Stand Down

57:01 | Aug 1st

The Vancouver Police say they’re for harm reduction, but everyone we talk to in the Downtown Eastside says otherwise. On Episode 7 of Crackdown, Garth asks the cops to stand down.  https://www.patreon.com/posts/episode-7-stand-28810985 https://crackd...Show More
Episode 6: Room 821

40:32 | Jul 4th

https://www.patreon.com/posts/28122736 What happens when your options are being kicked out on the street or living in a room filled with mould, trash and rats? Episode 6 of Crackdown looks at how the housing and overdose crises are intertwined, and w...Show More
Bonus: The Palace

30:35 | Jun 26th

https://www.patreon.com/posts/bonus-palace-27922625 https://crackdownpod.com/ This month Crackdown is exploring the pernicious connections between North America's overdose crisis and the housing crisis. Next week's show will be a full documentary. Th...Show More
Episode 5: The Portugal Paradox

43:07 | May 29th

https://www.patreon.com/posts/27226897 A full transcript of this episode will be available for free in a couple days. In 2001, Portugal decriminalized the simple possession of drugs. Ever since it has become a  beacon for progressives, activists, and...Show More
Episode 4: Blame

48:24 | Apr 25th

https://www.patreon.com/posts/26341890 https://crackdownpod.com/ Crackdown is produced on the territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.  Garth Mullins is Crackdown‘s host and executive producer. Alexander Kim was this month’s ...Show More
Episode 3: Unsanctioned

40:55 | Mar 30th

Vancouver has become famous for Insite--North America's first supervised injection facility. iIt's one of the more exciting (and effective) drug policy interventions in the world. However, most people don't know the story activism and civil disobedie...Show More

03:07 | Jan 24th

/// Episode 1 of Crackdown launches January 30. /// The ongoing overdose crisis is an unprecedented public health emergency. Thousands are dying while activists and researchers call for urgent change. Government isn’t doing enough to address the cris...Show More