From his skepticism about drug dogs to the absurdity of marijuana being criminalized, award-winning comedian Clayton English has been tackling the war on his drugs in his act for years:
“Who EVER died from a weed overdose? When have they EVER rushed someone to the hospital ‘He got too high! We need some Fruit Loops and Kool Aid down here, stat!’”
But with the headlines dominated by the fentanyl crisis, the opioid epidemic, and overdose deaths from hard drugs, Clayton knows that the war on drugs is no joke.
That’s why he came together with drug reform policy expert Greg Glod to co-host The War on Drugs, a podcast that exposes the absurdity and the real-world consequences of five decades of our failed war on drugs. (The series launches on January 25 and is created by Lava for Good, the team behind the runaway hit true crime podcast, Bone Valley.)
(You can check out previews of their podcast: Episode 1 dives into the birth of the war on drugs and Episode 5 takes on the fentanyl crisis.)