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Red Man Laughing

124 EpisodesProduced by Indian & CowboyWebsite

​Red Man Laughing created, written and hosted by Anishinaabe comedian, Ryan McMahon, is an Indigenous arts and culture podcast rooted squarely at the intersection between the good, the bad and the ugly between Indian Country and the mainstream.


Red Man Laughing - Crackdown

In this episode of Red Man Laughing we replay episode 12 of CRACKDOWN, "Love In A State Of Emergency." In this episode of the podcast Ryan talks with Crackdown host, Garth Mullins, about harm reduction, Ryan's experience growing up with parents in AA, why harm reduction is necessary in Indigenous communities and the poison of "traditionalism" in Indian Country.

You'll also hear personal stories, research and experiences with harm reduction from Linda Steinhauer, Tracey Morrison, Shelda Kastor, Jennifer Lavalley and Grand Chief Doug Kelley.


Red Man Laughing is a proud member of Indian & Cowboy. You can support our work for as little as $1/month by joining their membership program at

Red Man Laughing was created by, produced. written and hosted by yours truly, Ryan McMahon. Our music is by See Monsters.



CRACKDOWN is a new, monthly podcast about drugs, drug policy and the drug war led by drug user activists and supported by research. Each episode will tell the story of a community fighting for their lives. It’s also about solutions, justice for those we have lost, and saving lives.

Crackdown's show notes for this episode are found HERE.

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