Our Long, Strange Trip

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Hour 1: Humans have been using and abusing drugs since the Stone Age, when our ancestors discovered the medicinal properties of poppies. And since then, we’ve been on a never-ending search for substances that ease our pain and expand our minds. We’ll talk this hour about the history of drug use with Northwestern Professor of Pharmacology Richard Miller, author of Drugged: The Science and Culture Behind Psychotropic Drugs (Oxford University Press).