The 'Thug life' referred to in this podcast, refers to street gangs in Ipswich copying the behaviour of street gangs in America. The American rapper Tupac came up with a phrase that makes the acronym.
The hate U Give, Little Infants Fucks Everything.
Tupac was trying to argue that life on the streets is hard for those people who society oppresses (the poor and uneducated). The 'thug' on the street refers to the underdog who does what he has to do to survive and get by.
This podcast takes Ipswich as an example of County Line drug dealing causing an increase in violence on the streets of that town; in particular the events leading to the death of a 17 year old fringe gang member in 2018.