Drugs and Music, live at Smithdown Road festival

Recorded earlier this year at Smithdown Road Festival, a free music festival in South Liverpool, this episode sees Suzi chat to a panel of guests about the links between drug use and music. Dr Sally Adams joins the podcast again, Professor Harry Sumnall from Liverpool John Moores University guests, as well as Chris Torpey, the editor of local magazine Bido Lito and an organiser of Liverpool Psych Fest, and Guy McKnight, the singer in 00's band 80s Matchbox B-Line Disaster, and now in band the DSM-IV. The conversation covers whether music and drugs are cultural essentials, why musicians might be particularly at risk of problematic substance use, how music is used to sell legal drugs, whether drugs impact on creativity, and takes questions from the audience.

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