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The Dr. Junkie Show

Benjamin Boyce

The Dr. Junkie Show is a podcast hosted by addicted person, convicted criminal, prison educator and university professor Ben Boyce, PhD. Topics include drugs and those who use them, media, and communication, along with an overall focus on systems, not (just) people.


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Latest Episodes

This week I share part 2 of The War on Drugs: 1920-1970. If you prefer the video format with lots of images and videos, you can find it on YouTube at The Dr. Junkie Show channel. more

9 days ago

This week I share lecture I recorded a few years ago in video format. If you prefer to watch the video, you can find it on YouTube here: The War on Drugs pt 1. more

15 days ago

This week I talk to Dr. Ashley Hamilton, director and founder of DU-Prison Arts Initiative. Dr. Hamiltons work has focused on using theater as a space of identity (re)formation, and she has become a force in Colorado DOC, spearheading the states only... more

a month ago


4.7 out of 5 stars from 43 ratings
  • Thankful for The Dr!!!

    Thankful for someone to spread the word on use & addiction without stigma. People of every class & of every race need to educate themselves, if only for their children’s sake…our future generations…. & this is one of the Best places to begin that education! I can’t tell you enough, Dr. Junkie, how much I look forward to your podcast every week. Thanks for all you do. *sober for 8 years from N. Alabama

    Apple Podcasts
    United Statesa year ago
  • Interesting

    There are great points in this podcast, some topics aren’t quite my cup of tea. Others open my eyes to ways drugs have been handled has ruined many lives.

    Apple Podcasts
    United Statesa year ago
  • Interesting and important

    This podcast covers Important drug issues that often get ignored or misrepresented in the mainstream. Keep up the great work.

    Apple Podcasts
    United States2 years ago
  • War

    All I worry about is you are coming from a white angle and not the history behind why the drug problem is what it is. Marginalisation war on drugs feeds the rich. Sometimes we only think of the users and forget the young people may I say children who get caught up and supply the users who the majority of have money and fund the addiction they have while accepting children are being drawn into the slavery to supply

    Apple Podcasts
    i think u dont want us to
    United Kingdom2 years ago
  • Very valuable

    Thanks so much for putting these ideas out in podcast form. I really like the host, he is a compassionate and understanding person. I am trying to soften my heart towards law enforcement and he is a really good example of being critical of LE but not hateful. Please don’t go woke, anyone that would try and cancel you for “wrong speak” isn’t worth worrying about loosing as a listener. I appreciate your big tent philosophy and how it’s welcoming to all. Currently both political parties in America ... more

    Apple Podcasts
    United States2 years ago

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