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VICE News Reports
VICE News Reports

We bring you to the news, week by week. VICE News Reports takes you to the story as it unfolds, giving you... more

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Goodbye, For Now

Thank you for listening, and thank you to the team who made this show possible. VICE News Reports is produced by... more

11 May 2023 · 2 minutes
Motherboard Money: A New Podcast from VICE

When it comes to the AI revolution, you’ll hear a lot of fear around the robots taking our jobs. In... more

27 Apr 2023 · 26 minutes
What’s Next for Soca?

This year, Soca is turning 50 years old. The music genre was born in Trinidad and Tobago in the 70s... more

20 Apr 2023 · 25 minutes
The Anti-Trans Bills Sweeping Across the US

In the last four months, roughly 500 anti-LGBTQ bills have been introduced across the United States. The bills range from... more

13 Apr 2023 · 30 minutes
The Dangerous History of Andrew Tate

Andrew Tate has become one of the most famous internet celebrities in the world by making incendiary, meme-friendly videos promoting... more

06 Apr 2023 · 33 minutes
In Memphis, Police Reform Falls Short

In February, Tyre Nichols’ friends and family filled a Sacramento skate shop to remember their fellow skateboarder, friend, and brother.... more

30 Mar 2023 · 28 minutes
What Happens When We Work Less?

You’ve seen the headlines about quiet quitting, the four-day workweek, and The Great Resignation. In recent years the millions of... more

23 Mar 2023 · 38 minutes
Party Crews: The Untold Story - A New Podcast from VICE

For many Latinx kids in the ‘00s, the party crew scene was a safe space to express themselves as they... more

16 Mar 2023 · 38 minutes
A Nazi-Infused Education

Earlier this year, VICE News Senior Reporter David Gilbert infiltrated a Neo-Nazi homeschool network on Telegram. The group boasted a... more

09 Mar 2023 · 32 minutes
When a California Town Stole a Black-Owned Resort

In 1912, a Black couple named Charles and Willa Bruce bought a parcel of land in Manhattan Beach, CA and... more

02 Mar 2023 · 43 minutes
Still in Search of a Black Utopia

A couple years ago, executive producer Adizah Eghan noticed an interesting trend on social media: everyone seemed to be living... more

23 Feb 2023 · 44 minutes
Joshimath Is Cracking

In early January, the holy Himalayan town of Joshimath, India woke up to grinding noises of homes cracking apart as... more

16 Feb 2023 · 28 minutes
Can AI Make Us Feel Better?

Last month, a therapy app called Koko came under fire on social media after it revealed it had done an... more

09 Feb 2023 · 18 minutes
Behind The Anti-Semite Advising Kanye's Campaign

When Kanye West, now known as “Ye,” engaged in a series of anti-semitic tirades last year, one person showed up... more

02 Feb 2023 · 23 minutes
Why DRC’s Rebel Group M23 is Back

The rebel group M23 has resumed fighting in the Eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo after nearly... more

26 Jan 2023 · 32 minutes
Havana Syndrome: A New Podcast from VICE

Today we are sharing an episode from one of our newest series – Havana Syndrome. In 2016, a mysterious, debilitating... more

19 Jan 2023 · 41 minutes
The Realities of a Post-Roe America

When Roe was overturned in the summer of 2022, at least 13 states had laws put in place that were... more

12 Jan 2023 · 22 minutes
The End of Pain

For over 30 years, Danny Elliot suffered from severe chronic pain, the aftermath of nearly getting electrocuted to death in... more

05 Jan 2023 · 29 minutes
A Crypto-Utopia Unravels

Last year, Motherboard Reporter Edward Ongweso Jr. spoke with Arielle Duhaime-Ross about Cryptoland: the moonshot project trying to turn a... more

29 Dec 2022 · 27 minutes
How Shein Used Big Tech to Change the Way We Shop

Earlier this year, Arielle Duhaime-Ross spoke with reporters Louise Matsakis and Meaghan Tobin, who investigated Shein for the online magazine... more

22 Dec 2022 · 26 minutes
‘Give Him a Civil Death’: The Fleeing Judges of Guatemala

Miguel Angel Galvez lived a double life: at work, he was one of Guatemala’s most influential and famous jurists, presiding... more

15 Dec 2022 · 35 minutes
The QAnon Queen’s Road Trip From Hell

For years Romana Didulo, better known to her followers as Queen Romana, has built a following of tens of thousands... more

08 Dec 2022 · 38 minutes
The Other Border

Before Trump campaigned on building a wall along the Mexico border, in 2014 President Danilo Medina wanted to build one... more

02 Dec 2022 · 25 minutes
How A Book Gets Banned in America

Local libraries across the US are facing pressure for having books related to racial justice and LGBTQ+ themes. In this... more

24 Nov 2022 · 26 minutes
The Dark Side of Fiji

When people think about Fiji, they picture a postcard paradise with white sand beaches and crystal clear blue water –... more

17 Nov 2022 · 27 minutes
How Election Conspiracies Disrupted the Midterms

MAGA Republican candidates in Arizona have been pushing conspiracies from 2020 even after Tuesday’s midterm election. The conspiracies have led... more

10 Nov 2022 · 27 minutes
Under the Knife for the Buchona Body

Earlier this year, Paulina Ramirez - a 26-year old woman from Sinaloa, Mexico - died from complications after getting a... more

03 Nov 2022 · 25 minutes
The Rent is Too Damn High

Housing costs have skyrocketed beyond pre-pandemic levels this year. Experts are saying that the market is beginning to cool down... more

27 Oct 2022 · 28 minutes
Infiltrating a Neo-Nazi Terror Group

Almost three years ago, an informant invited extremism and national security correspondent Ben Makuch into a secret phone call where... more

20 Oct 2022 · 26 minutes
“Mr. President, It Is Time”: Inside the Fall of Kabul

Ever since he can remember, Hamdullah Mohib has just wanted to go home. As a child, he and his family... more

13 Oct 2022 · 40 minutes
A Threat to Tribal Sovereignty

Tensions rise as the Indian Child Welfare Act heads to the Supreme Court this fall. Opponents of the law say... more

06 Oct 2022 · 38 minutes
Deaths Per Kilowatt-Hour

In 2012 California shut down the San Onofre nuclear power plant after decades of anti-nuclear activism, leaving the state with... more

29 Sep 2022 · 33 minutes
‘They’re Playing Games’: An Exclusive Interview with VP Kamala Harris

Last Friday, Vice President Kamala Harris agreed to a sit down interview with VICE News chief political correspondent Liz Landers. But... more

22 Sep 2022 · 29 minutes
Undercover in Guyana

Last year, VICE News Correspondent Isobel Yeung went undercover to understand how international business deals were being brokered in Guyana. This... more

15 Sep 2022 · 39 minutes
Dating In A Warzone

Six months after Russia launched a full-scale invasion on Ukraine, we check in with Katia, a Ukrainian woman who we... more

08 Sep 2022 · 24 minutes
The Rise of the Moors: ‘We Want Our Own Nation’

Moors in America believe that they – and many Black Americans – are descendents of the Moroccan Empire, which they... more

01 Sep 2022 · 35 minutes
Roe Was Never Enough

After Roe v. Wade was overturned, many wondered what living in a post-Roe America would look like. But for a... more

25 Aug 2022 · 45 minutes
A Summer of Love

After a bad breakup, our producer Steph Brown was on a mission to reflect, recover and get back out there.... more

18 Aug 2022 · 40 minutes
Still Waiting for JFK

Earlier this year, VICE News reporter David Gilbert took us behind the “JFK cult” headlines, and into the lives of... more

11 Aug 2022 · 38 minutes
Violence against Election Workers

A Department of Justice task force — who has been reviewing threats of violence against election workers— announced their findings... more

04 Aug 2022 · 29 minutes
“These are our lands”: Maroons Fight Mining in Jamaica

Last year, Alzo Slade took us to Jamaica, where residents are fighting against mining in the most ecologically sensitive part... more

28 Jul 2022 · 32 minutes
How the Hell Do You Make Friends?

Last year, our producer Sam Eagan set out on a journey to find his circle of friends and he recorded... more

21 Jul 2022 · 39 minutes
The Fall of Sri Lanka's Most Powerful Family

On Wednesday morning, Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled the country. This came after months of protesters filling the streets... more

14 Jul 2022 · 17 minutes
Young Thug and Gunna on Trial

At the beginning of May, musical artists Young Thug and Gunna along with 26 others were arrested and indicted in... more

07 Jul 2022 · 31 minutes
Living in a Post-Roe America

The anti-abortion rights movement has been strategizing a plan to overturn Roe v. Wade for years. Now what? Vice News... more

01 Jul 2022 · 25 minutes
Ending America’s Obsession With Gas Prices

Gas prices are high right now and people are feeling the squeeze. What does our relationship with the pump reveal... more

23 Jun 2022 · 23 minutes
Is Globalization Good for Afrobeats?

Afrobeats artists like Burna Boy and Tems are all over the top charts right now, but this style of West... more

16 Jun 2022 · 30 minutes
Social Media is Fueling Violence Against the Press

Earlier this year, a sharp spike in killings of Mexican journalists captured headlines worldwide. One of those killed was Margarito... more

09 Jun 2022 · 37 minutes
Getting More Guns in Florida Schools

In the aftermath of the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, some are calling for stronger gun control... more

02 Jun 2022 · 38 minutes
Inside a Training for Armed Teachers

In the aftermath of the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, some are calling for stronger gun control... more

31 May 2022 · 33 minutes
Teachers Are Already Armed

In the aftermath of the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, some are calling for stronger gun control... more

27 May 2022 · 32 minutes
The VICE Guide to Spotting Union Busting

Union campaigns are way up this year. Workers at places like Amazon, Starbucks, and the Apple Store are fighting to... more

26 May 2022 · 31 minutes
Brittney Griner’s Path Home

Brittney Griner is one of the most well known WNBA players of all time – but for the last three... more

19 May 2022 · 26 minutes
Inside Russia’s Notorious Mercenary Group

In the wake of the Ukrainian War, a private military company called the Wagner group has come into the spotlight.... more

12 May 2022 · 35 minutes
Kai & Kimberly: A Texas Family’s Fight

Eleven year-old Kai Shappley has had a tough time just being a kid. Her whole life, the state of Texas,... more

05 May 2022 · 28 minutes
“Unfit for a Sick Society”: Living With Climate Anxiety

Opening your eyes to the immensity of the climate crisis can be incredibly frightening. So it’s no coincidence that climate-related... more

28 Apr 2022 · 25 minutes
“I Will Not Leave”: A Crackdown on Journalists in India

Last fall, many journalists across India found themselves cornered by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s latest crackdown on the media. The... more

21 Apr 2022 · 20 minutes
When Ghana’s Renaissance Got Controversial

Ghana has become one of the latest tourism hot spots. And yet recently a string of celebrity visits has sparked... more

14 Apr 2022 · 20 minutes
The Perfect Recruits: How US Marines led a Massive Human Smuggling Ring

With their closely trimmed hair, clean-cut look, and Marine Corps stickers on their cars, young Marines made the perfect smugglers... more

07 Apr 2022 · 21 minutes
From Musician to Explosives Expert: Myanmar’s Jungle Warriors

A little over a year ago, Ko Aung (not his real name) was living the life of a typical thirty-something... more

31 Mar 2022 · 28 minutes
Update from Kyiv

This month we have brought you audio diaries from people who are living in Ukraine. While we are planning to... more

25 Mar 2022 · 2 minutes
Has the US Nabbed Honduras' Narco-Presidente?

Just shy of two months since leaving office, former President of Honduras Juan Orlando Hernandez will soon be extradited to... more

24 Mar 2022 · 21 minutes
Is a Crypto-Utopia Possible?

The dream of a crypto-powered utopia is nearly as old as Bitcoin itself. Motherboard reporter Edward Ongweso Jr. takes us... more

17 Mar 2022 · 26 minutes
Life During War

A 31-year old woman named Katia in Kyiv—who we met last week—continues her audio dispatches from a city bracing for... more

10 Mar 2022 · 40 minutes
On the Ground in Ukraine

As Russian forces advance further into Ukraine, we hear from those in the midst of the unfolding war. Reporting from VICE... more

03 Mar 2022 · 37 minutes
Introducing: Authentic: The Story of Tablo

Korean hip hop star, Tablo, was at the height of his career in 2010. His group, Epik High, was beating... more

24 Feb 2022 · 39 minutes
He Asked a 9/11 Plotter About Flight Lessons. What Now?

Twenty-five year old Arkeuntrez Washington was recently released from federal prison for arms trafficking. His re-entry comes with a lot... more

17 Feb 2022 · 27 minutes
Will Russia Invade?

The whole world holds its breath, wondering: will Russia invade Ukraine? In some regards, they already have. Over the past... more

10 Feb 2022 · 29 minutes
Waiting for JFK

The QAnon conspiracy theory has long been fixated on certain dates, most recently on the anniversary of President John F... more

03 Feb 2022 · 38 minutes
Gangs, Disappearances, and the ‘World’s Coolest Dictator’

President Nayib Bukele of El Salvador, came to power as a millennial anti-politician in 2019. Riding high on what is... more

27 Jan 2022 · 32 minutes
“Where Does This End?”: The Rise of Ultra-Fast Fashion

E-commerce clothing hub Shein is now one of the world’s biggest fashion companies, beating out Amazon as the most popular... more

20 Jan 2022 · 25 minutes
Election Workers Under Threat

The seemingly unstoppable conspiracy theory that the 2020 election was stolen from President Trump, “The Big Lie,” has led to... more

13 Jan 2022 · 27 minutes
God, Guns, and January 6

Among the thousands of people who participated in the riots at the U.S. Capitol on January 6 2021 was Pastor... more

06 Jan 2022 · 30 minutes
Weekend World (ReAir)

For the holidays we’re re-airing some of our favorite episodes from this year. Weekend World is an audio portrait of... more

30 Dec 2021 · 40 minutes
Monaea, a 2020 Diary (ReAir)

This week we’re re-airing our award-winning episode, Monaea, a 2020 Diary.2020 was a YEAR. To try and make sense of... more

23 Dec 2021 · 47 minutes
Bloody and Broke: Fighting the UFC

Once considered a sideshow, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is now one of the world’s most popular sporting organizations. Today,... more

16 Dec 2021 · 31 minutes
Boys’ Love, Censored

One of the most popular shows in China was, Word of Honor, a supernatural martial arts epic that most fans watched... more

09 Dec 2021 · 28 minutes
No End in Sight

After a year of violent conflict, an intensifying civil war in Ethiopia has no end in sight. Now the conflict... more

02 Dec 2021 · 30 minutes
Lessons from a Supertaster

Smell is flavor. And getting any pleasure out of eating can be pretty hard without a sense of smell. For... more

25 Nov 2021 · 22 minutes
White Nationalists on Trial

The leaders of the deadly 2017 ‘Unite the Right’ rally are on trial in Charlottesville, Virginia this month for allegedly... more

17 Nov 2021 · 18 minutes
Introducing: A Show About Animals

Today we are sharing an episode from one of our newest series -- A Show About Animals. This season, we... more

11 Nov 2021 · 36 minutes
‘It’s Rough Out Here’: A VICE Guide to Making Friends

After an emotional break up, our producer Sam Eagan discovers that his circle of friends has pretty much disappeared. Eager... more

04 Nov 2021 · 38 minutes
‘He’s Gonna Die With Us’: Sovereign Citizen Globalizes

Recently, in Ireland, a video emerged of an elderly COVID patient caught in the middle of a tug of war... more

28 Oct 2021 · 28 minutes
How to Botch a Coup (in Venezuela)

Back in May of 2020, a few ex-Green Berets and about 60 Venezuelans tried to overthrow the government of President... more

21 Oct 2021 · 32 minutes
South Africa v. Jacob Zuma

This month, South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma may finally go to trial after decades of alleged corruption. For South... more

14 Oct 2021 · 26 minutes
The 25-Year-Old Who Negotiates with Boko Haram

Nigeria continues to grapple with a kidnapping crisis. Thousands have been abducted over the past decade, making kidnapping for ransom... more

07 Oct 2021 · 37 minutes
My Cousin Baptized my Dead Relatives

Our host Arielle Duhaime-Ross recently learned that their cousin had been baptizing dead family members into the Mormon Church —... more

30 Sep 2021 · 40 minutes
The Fight for Jamaica’s Red Gold

Decades of mining has taken a toll on Jamaica’s land and people. Now, the government wants to move mining operations... more

23 Sep 2021 · 37 minutes
Weekend World

An audio portrait of one weekend across planet Earth. Experience the last weekend in July through the eyes of young... more

17 Sep 2021 · 41 minutes
“I knew I was being spied on”: The 9/11 Effect

This week marks twenty years since the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001. Two decades later, 9/11 is less of... more

09 Sep 2021 · 36 minutes
The 'Lion Man' Taking On Puerto Rico's Government

Puerto Rico has spent much of the last five years in turmoil -- Hurricane Maria, earthquakes, the resignation of their... more

02 Sep 2021 · 43 minutes
Inside A Mysterious Anti-Sex Trafficking Group

The anti-child sex trafficking group Operation Underground Railroad has become increasingly popular in the age of QAnon, and has been... more

26 Aug 2021 · 40 minutes
Embedded With Afghan Special Forces Who Fought for Kandahar

Since the fall of Kabul, a lot of focus has been on the failures of the American trained Afghan military. VICE... more

19 Aug 2021 · 36 minutes
Bruce's Beach

In 1912, a Black couple named Charles and Willa Bruce bought a parcel of land in Manhattan Beach, CA and... more

12 Aug 2021 · 47 minutes
Inside a Disinformation Machine

How a little known Chinese spiritual movement called Falun Gong became one of the most influential digital publishers of anti-China,... more

05 Aug 2021 · 47 minutes
In Search of a Black Utopia

This past year our producer Adizah Eghan noticed an interesting trend on social media: everyone seemed to be living it... more

29 Jul 2021 · 46 minutes
Punk Rock v. Europe’s Last Dictator

For the better part of a year Belarus’s authoritarian leader has sought to crush dissent by any means necessary --... more

22 Jul 2021 · 32 minutes
Behind the #BlackTikTokStrike

A growing tension between TikTok and Black creators has come to a head in recent weeks with some creators making... more

15 Jul 2021 · 33 minutes
What Led Up to the Assasination of the Haitian President

On Wednesday, Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was killed in an attack at his home, destabilizing an already precarious situation in... more

08 Jul 2021 · 37 minutes
Colombia Rising

For the last two months Colombia has been swept up by nation-wide protests, with clashes between police and protestors, hundreds... more

01 Jul 2021 · 42 minutes
“Find this Fuck”: Inside the Citizen App

The Citizen app is advertised as a public safety tool: a place where people can connect, inform, and “protect one... more

24 Jun 2021 · 42 minutes
A Conversation with Philonise Floyd

May 25th marked a year since the world watched the killing of George Floyd. His name and the video of... more

28 May 2021 · 17 minutes
The Great Pokémon Crisis

The hottest investment right now isn’t cryptocurrency or NFTs, it’s Pokémon cards. The pandemic collectibles boom has skyrocketed Pokemon card... more

27 May 2021 · 31 minutes
Reporting From Jerusalem

VICE News Correspondent Hind Hassan reports from on the ground in Jerusalem amidst the ongoing military offensive on the Gaza... more

20 May 2021 · 41 minutes
On #Solidarity

Over the past year, there have been numerous incidents of anti-Asian violence across the country. And after back-to-back videos of... more

13 May 2021 · 50 minutes

As a teenager, VICE journalist Adreanna Rodriguez was given a choice that would alter the course of her life. It's... more

06 May 2021 · 39 minutes
Return To: Country of Origin

Museums the world over are filled with stolen works of art and artifacts. One man named Mnyaka Sururu Mboro has... more

29 Apr 2021 · 42 minutes
Introducing: Strongman

Today we are sharing an episode from one of our newest series -- Strongman. It’s a show that takes on... more

22 Apr 2021 · 47 minutes
A Perilous Journey

A surge of migrants from around the world has begun arriving at the US’s southern border, some having traveled thousands... more

15 Apr 2021 · 41 minutes

With countries competing to land on the moon again, private companies launching rockets into space, and plans for Mars colonization... more

08 Apr 2021 · 42 minutes
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As a teenager, VICE journalist Adreanna Rodriguez was given a choice that would alter the course of her life. It's a choice... more