Century of Lies

Century of Lies, with 16 years on air, has more than 30 affiliate stations in the US and Canada. Running 29 minutes per episode, Century of Lies is currently produced by Doug McVay, editor of Drug War Facts.






01/17/23 Sam Rivera

Sam Rivera, Doctor Alex Kra

This week on Century of Lies: Safe Consumption Spaces Save Lives. The city of San Francisco continues to discuss the implementation of safe consumption spaces. We hear Sam Rivera, Executive Director of OnPoint New York, and Doctor Alex Kral from RTI International.

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Guest(s): Sam Rivera
Organization(s): OnPoint New York, RTI Internationa
Link(s): Drug War Facts

01/10/23 Jeffrey Steinborn

Jeffrey Steinborn

This week on Century of Lies: Remembering Jeffrey Steinborn. Jeffrey Steinborn was an attorney, a marijuana legalizer, and social justice revolutionary in the city of Seattle who passed away in early January. On this edition of Century we’ll hear an interview with Jeff from 2015. Plus, Stella Bivol, Strategic Adviser in Infectious Diseases at the World Health Organization’s Regional Office for Europe in Copenhagen, speaking on Displaced people and EU preparedness and response — lessons from Ukraine.

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Guest(s): Jeffrey Steinborn
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Drug War Facts

01/03/23 Mike Crawford

Mike Crawford, Lorna McMurrey

This week on Century of Lies: The Marijuana Industry and Workplace Safety. Host Doug McVay speaks with Mike Crawford, a Massachusetts journalist and host of the award-winning podcast THE YOUNG JURKS, about activism, the marijuana industry, and the death of Lorna McMurrey. Find and sign the petition Mike and Doug discuss at https://change.org/lornamcmurrey

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Guest(s): Mike Crawford
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Drug War Facts, Please Sign Petition

12/27/22 Dean Preston

 Dean Preston

This week on Century of Lies: San Francisco Supervisor Dean Preston questions Mayor London Breed’s commitment to harm reduction and overdose prevention. Plus, Paula Migliardi, a Program Specialist in Healthy Sexuality and Harm Reduction for the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, talks about harm reduction and safer bathrooms.

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Guest(s): Dean Preston
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Drug War Facts

12/20/22 James Lawless

Lynn Ruane, Tony Duffin

This week on Century of Lies: Reform Continues To Advance In Ireland. The Republic of Ireland’s parliamentary Joint Committee on Justice released a Report on December 14 that among other things recommends decriminalization of people who use drugs and the regulation of certain drugs. On this week’s Century we hear from Committee Chair James Lawless, TD, and Committee members Senator Lynn Ruane and Deputy Aodhán Ó Ríordáin. We also hear from Tony Duffin with the Ana Liffey Drug Project and Anna Quigley with the Citywide Drugs Crisis Campaign,

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Guest(s): James Lawless
Organization(s): Republic of Ireland’
Link(s): Drug War Facts

12/13/22 Naomi Burke-Shyne

Colleen Daniels, Wangari Kimemia

This week on Century of Lies: The Global State Of Harm Reduction. Harm Reduction International recently released its annual report on the Global State of Harm Reduction. We hear an overview from HRI Executive Director Naomi Burke-Shyne and HRI Deputy Director and Public Health Lead Colleen Daniels, plus we get a regional report from Wangari Kimemia, a Harm reduction and drug policy consultant who was author of the Eastern and Southern African Chapter of the Global State of Harm Reduction.

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Guest(s): Naomi Burke-Shyne
Organization(s): Harm Reduction International
Link(s): Harm Reduction International

12/07/22 Deputy Aodhán Ó Ríordáin

Deputy Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, Deputy Patricia Ryan

This week on Century of Lies: Reform Moves Ahead In Ireland. The Republic of Ireland is moving closer to decriminalizing people who use drugs. A motion supporting establishment of a citizen’s assembly on drugs to discuss and propose reforms was approved by the Dáil Éireann on November 30. We hear from Deputy Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, a member of the Labour Party; Deputy Patricia Ryan, Sinn Fein; Deputy Gary Gannon, Social Democrats; and Deputy Gino Kenny, People Before Profit – Solidarity Party.

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Guest(s): Deputy Aodhán Ó Ríordáin
Link(s): Drug War Facts

11/30/22 Praneetha Mahindan, NP

This week on Century of Lies: Meeting People Where Theyre At. On this edition of Century we look once again at Canadas Safer Supply programs. We hear from Praneetha Mahindan, NP; Dalena Dang, NP, Madison Joyce, RN, and Hannah Levitt, Case Manager with the Parkdale Queen West Community Health Center in Toronto, Ontario on the topic of Mobile Safer Opioid Supply Program: An Innovative Harm Reduction Approach, and from Brandi Tapp, NP, and Len Hughes, Integrated Health Manager with the London Ontario InterCommunity Health Centre speaking about Health Outreach Mobile Engagement: Re-imagining Healthcare for People Deprived of Housing. They took part in a recent webinar entitled Mobile Safer Supply Programs: Meeting People Where They Are At that was organized by the National Safer Supply Community of Practice.

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Guest(s): Praneetha Mahindan, NP
Organization(s): Canadas Safer Supply
Link(s): Drug War Facts

11/22/22 Professor Jennifer J. Carrol

Professor Jennifer J. Carrol

This week on Century of Lies: Pestilence and War. Professor Jennifer J. Carroll, PhD, MPH, a medical anthropologist, research scientist, and subject matter expert on substance use and public health, speaks about the Global Impacts of War and Covid-19.

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Guest(s): Professor Jennifer J. Carrol
Organization(s): Pestilence and War.
Link(s): Drug War Facts

11/15/22 Neşe Devenot

Neşe Devenot, Brian Pace

This week on Century of Lies: #WonderBanned. We talk capitalism and corporate psychedelia with Neşe Devenot, PhD, a Postdoctoral Associate at the Institute for Research in Sensing (IRiS) at the University of Cincinnati, where she studies bioethical perspectives on the nascent field of psychedelic medicine, and also the Medicine, Society & Culture Research Fellow at Psymposia; and Brian Pace, PhD, a lecturer who teaches Psychedelic Studies in the Department of Plant Pathology at The Ohio State University and is also the Politics & Ecology Editor at Psymposia. Doctors Devenot and Pace are also affiliate scholars at the Center for Psychedelic Drug Research & Education at The Ohio State University College of Social Work.

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Guest(s): Neşe Devenot
Organization(s): Center for Psychedelic Drug Research & Education
Link(s): Drug War Facts