Episode 6 of Pointscast Now Available!

On the latest episode of Pointscast, the first, best, and only podcast of the Points blog, hosts Alex Tepperman and Kyle Bridge offer their thoughts on the ways domestic and international drug use are portrayed in American media. But first, for months listeners have been submitting questions for our expert Q&A series. Kyle opens theContinue reading “Episode 6 of Pointscast Now Available!”

Announcing the latest episode of Poinstcast!

The latest episode of Poinstcast is now available on Soundcloud for your listening pleasure! On this episode, Alex and I introduce a new segment, the Paper Chase, where we unpack the cultural meaning of even silly-sounding news from a not-so-bygone era. We end with a discussion of the “lovable drunk” television trope, particularly on The Bachelor andContinue reading “Announcing the latest episode of Poinstcast!”

Submit your questions to Pointscast!

Most of the time, podcasting is a one-way street. But we at Pointscast, the first, best, and only podcast of the Alcohol and Drugs History Society, want to know what you want to know about the history of drugs (illegal or otherwise). We’re actively soliciting questions for our network of experts to answer on theContinue reading “Submit your questions to Pointscast!”

Pointscast, Episode 3

Today, Alex Tepperman and Kyle Bridge bring you the third installment of the new podcast from Points. On the third episode of Pointscast: * Following a disorderly introduction, Kyle and Alex open with a discussion of Patrick Hilsman’s recent piece on drug decriminalization and Islamic terrorism in Vice Magazine. * They then shift their focus to the inclusion, and subsequent exclusion, of an anti-vaccination documentary atContinue reading “Pointscast, Episode 3”

Pointscast Episode 2

Today, Alex Tepperman and Kyle Bridge bring you the second installment of the new podcast from Points. On the second episode of Pointscast: * Kyle and Alex open with a discussion of Bernie Sanders’s proposals for far more lenient drug re-classification, including a near-decriminalization of marijuana. * They then shift their focus to Maine Governor Paul LePage, discussing how the continued rhetoric about black drug dealers and whiteContinue reading “Pointscast Episode 2”

Introducing Pointscast, our new Podcast!

Points is incredibly excited to announce that our assistant managing editor Kyle Bridge and Alex Tepperman, PhD candidate in history at the University of Florida, have launched a new podcast called, naturally, Pointscast. Deputing here is the first episode, which discusses drugs and alcohol in the news, and features interviews and some really excellent soundContinue reading “Introducing Pointscast, our new Podcast!”

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