Century Of Lies is a weekly half-hour show focused on drug policy reform and the failed war on drugs. The show explores public health, criminal justice, social justice, and other policies related to drugs in the US and abroad, and includes news reports, commentary, interviews, and other recorded segments. Century of Lies is a production of the Drug Truth Network and is syndicated via the Pacifica Foundation Radio Network.
On this edition of Century, part one of a conversation with Doctor Tim
Piatkowski, a researcher and lecturer at Griffith University in Queensland,
Australia, who has been doing some groundbreaking work on harm reduction and
the community of people who use image and performa...
This week on Century of Lies: Aid for the War on Drugs.
Harm Reduction International has released a report entitled Aid for the War
on Drugs, which follows overseas development aid that’s being spent on
policing and drug control around the world. We hear from the report’s
This week on Century of Lies: Reschedule or Deschedule?
The Drug Enforcement Administration is set to review marijuana’s placement
in Schedule One. To learn more we hear from Shaleen Title, Founder and
Director of the Parabola Center. Plus: a new report by the UK House of
This week on Century of Lies: Ireland’s Citizens’ Assembly On Drugs Use.
The government of the Republic of Ireland established its Citizens’
Assembly on Drugs Use to “consider the legislative, policy and operational
changes Ireland could make to significantly reduce the har...
This week on Century of Lies: Performance and Image Enhancing Drugs.
Performance and image enhancing drugs, or PIEDS, include substances like
anabolic-androgenic steroids, human growth hormone, trenbolone, insulin, and
many others. The market in PIEDS is sizable and growing...
This week on Century of Lies: Drug Decriminalization in Oregon. We hear from
Tera Hurst, Executive Director of the Health Justice Recovery Alliance, and
Morgan Godvin with The Health In Justice Action Lab and Beats Overdose, on
drug decriminalization in Oregon and the impac...
This week on Century of Lies: Regulating Marijuana.
The feds and the UN notwithstanding, marijuana is basically legal for adults
in several US states and some other countries including Uruguay and Canada.
It was never a question of if and it’s no longer a question of when, ...
This week on Century of Lies: Stimulants. It’s morning again in America so
it’s time to wake up, smell the coffee, and take a good hard look at
We hear from Kamran Niaz, an epidemiologist at UNODC, on Stimulant Use
Patterns as shown in UNODC’s 2023 World Drug R...
This week on Century of Lies: The Path To End AIDS.
UNAIDS recently launched its 2023 Global AIDS Update. We hear from UNAIDS
Executive Director Winnie Byanyima; Loic Michaud, Head Nurse and an addiction
consultant at Checkpoint Geneva; Yana Panfilova with Teenergizer; and ...
This week on Century of Lies: Saving Lives With Safer Supply.
The National Safer Supply Community of Practice released a new community
report entitled Prescription For Safety: A Study of Safer Opioid Supply
Programs in Ontario. We hear from some of the report's co-authors i...