This considered and absorbing series from the Canadian national broadcaster looks at all the ways in which drug-taking has influenced our modern world. What might at first sound like a limited premise is anything but, because drugs intersect with the way we live in manifold ways: in our attempts to resist pain; in our desire for pleasure; in our capacity to wage war. Host and producer Geoff Turner digs up a range of surprising stories about drugs (an episode about anti-anxiety drug Miltown, which was ubiquitous in 1950s America, is a standout), and picks the brains of doctors, scientists, makers and takers. New half-hour episodes weekly.
Gateway episodes: War, On Drugs (31 Jul 2017) / Miltown, On Drugs (7 Aug 2017)