New ‘Drugs Uncut’ SDF podcast hits the airwaves

A new, monthly podcast on drug-related issues in Scotland has launched and is available to listen to for free.

The ‘Drugs Uncut’ podcast, brought to you by Scottish Drugs Forum, aims to provide an informal yet informed space for conversation around drug-related issues in Scotland.

Hosted by SDF colleagues Andy Coffey, Kirsten Horsburgh, and Austin Smith, the podcast provides an opportunity for listener’s to hear conversations and debate on a number of issues pertinent to the field.

The podcast also aims to provide a platform for insight from knowledgable individuals and SDF were delighted that Garth Mullins, a Canadian drug user activist and award-winning radio documentarian, was able to join us as a guest for the first full length episode.

Speaking about the new venture, SDF’s Communications Officer, Andy Coffey, said:

“Podcasting has become incredibly popular over the past few years, with over 6 million people in the UK tuning in to their favourite shows every week.

“The medium provides a space for open dialogue that is easily consumable with the ability to be listened to anytime, anywhere.

“We hope that this powerful tool will provide another method of keeping our stakeholders, and the wider public, aware of SDF’s work and other developments in the field, as well as giving an opportunity for guests to provide additional insight – without too much academic speak!”

SDF’s Strategy Coordinator for Drug Death Prevention, Kirsten Horsburgh, said:

“Drugs Uncut is a really exciting opportunity to really get to the bottom of topics without the constraints that other mediums like text or video can have.

“We were so excited to have Garth on our first episode – albeit it was a bit daunting when you consider his podcasting CV as founder and host of the hugely successful and influential ‘Crackdown’ podcast!

“We covered a huge range of topics – from drug consumption rooms to drug user activism – and Garth was able to provide a good insight into what Scotland could learn from Canada and in turn what they could learn from us.”

The inaugural ‘Connections during crisis’ episode with Garth Mullins is available to download for free now via itunes and Google Podcasts, or you can listen using the player below.

If you enjoy the show, please subscribe, share the link and rate it using your podcast app.

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated and can be sent to andyc@sdf.org.uk.

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