Episode 10: Passing the Marker

In 2018, Scotland had a higher rate of drug-related deaths than Canada or the U.S. — even though fentanyl hasn’t taken over the U.K.’s drug supply. In Episode 10, CRACKDOWN crosses the Atlantic to try and figure out what’s going on.

A full transcript for this episode is available here

Sources: Scotland and Glasgow; Canada; B.C and Vancouver; US 



We would like to thank the following for their help in Scotland: Martin Coyle, Gary, Robbie, Cas, Babs, and Michelle.

Jason Wallace and Kirsten Horsbru from the Scottish Drugs Forum.

Peter McDade.

Andrew McAuley from Glasgow Caledonian University.

Mark McGhee from the band Girobabies .

Amanda Craig.

Donna Boyd.

Everyone at Sunny Govan Community Radio, 103.5 FM in Glasgow. You can listen online at sunnyG.com.

And Val D’oro Chippy.

Garth Mullins is Crackdown‘s host and executive producer.Crackdown is produced by Alexander Kim, Lisa Hale, Sam Fenn, Polly Leger and this month Cal Murray.

Crackdown’s Editorial Board is: Samona Marsh, Shelda Kastor, Greg Fess, Jeff Louden, Dean Wilson, Laura Shaver, Dave Murray, and Al Fowler. Rest In Peace Chereece Keewatin.

Our science adviser is Ryan McNeil from the Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia Original score written and performed by Sam Fenn, Jacob Dryden, Kai Paulson, James Ash, Cal Murray and Garth Mullins. Our theme song was written by Garth Mullins and Sam with accompaniment from Dave Gens and Ben Appenheimer.

Funding for Crackdown comes from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

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