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A series about the absurdity of the modern condition: the most interesting people, news, sub-cultures and rituals on the planet.

A series about the absurdity of the modern condition: the most interesting people, news, sub-cultures and rituals on the planet.
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A series about the absurdity of the modern condition: the most interesting people, news, sub-cultures and rituals on the planet.

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English


Episodes

Meditation Is a Powerful Mental Tool—and For Some People It Goes Terribly Wrong

11/19/2018
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In this episode, we talk to TONIC reporter Shayla Love about how even though mediation is often marketed as an age-old cure-all, sometimes it can go terribly wrong.

Duration:00:12:32

Amazon Is Creating Cities for the Rich

11/16/2018
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In this episode, we talk to VICE's News Editor Matt Taylor about Amazon’s big move to NYC, and what it will mean for local residents and city politics.

Duration:00:18:22

Inside the Underground Trade of Cheap 5 Star Hotels for Hackers

11/14/2018
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From Bangkok to New York, fraudsters have an established, underground market of selling dirt cheap rooms at 5 star hotels and international flights. Today, we talk to Motherboard cyber security reporter Joseph Cox to find out more.

Duration:00:15:45

The Oil Industry Spent $31 Million to Kill a Climate Change Measure

11/12/2018
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Washington's 1631 ballot initiative would have introduced a revolutionary carbon tax, but thanks to fierce opposition it went down in flames. In this episode, we speak to journalist Geoff Dembicki to learn why.

Duration:00:17:05

Democrats Took Back the House, but Republicans Weren't Using It Anyway

11/9/2018
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There was good news for Democrats on Tuesday night, but they are still on the outside looking in. In this episode, we debrief the midterm elections with VICE Editors Matt Taylor and Harry Cheadle.

Duration:00:29:00

A Timeline of Every Step in Trump's Plan to Eliminate Transgender Rights

11/7/2018
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Since Trump took office, his administration has systematically eroded legal protections for transgender Americans. In this episode, we talk to Broadly journalist Diana Tourjée about the historical lead-up that's brought us to this moment, and to the Trump administration’s secret initiative that could definitively exclude trans protections from existent Constitutional civil rights statutes.

Duration:00:12:27

Listen to Episode 1 of "Chapo," a New Podcast from VICE News

11/5/2018
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Listen to the first episode of "Chapo," a new podcast from VICE News. As Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán goes on trial, VICE News explores his high-stakes case through the stories of people caught up in the drug war in the U.S. and Mexico. In this episode, called "The Fixer," VICE News travels to the Sinaloa cartel stronghold of Culiacán, where they meet a drug trafficker and see how cartel violence affects daily life. Listen to the full series on Spotify.

Duration:00:25:57

Behind The Scenes of 'Innocence Ignored: Stories of the Wrongfully Convicted'

11/2/2018
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More than 2,000 wrongfully convicted people have been exonerated in the United States since 1989. That’s more than 19,790 years of human life lost needlessly to wrongful conviction. VICE’s new series, “Innocence Ignored,” aims to tell the stories of those who had their voices silenced, and to examine the flaws in the system that made these tragedies possible. In this episode, VICE's News Editor Matt Taylor speak with two of the producers on the project, Lydia Randall and Lara Fernandez.

Duration:00:22:31

Behind The Scenes of VICE News' Series on Women Candidates in 2018 Politics

10/31/2018
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In this episode, we go behind-the-scenes of the brand new VICE New’s digital series, “She’s Running,” about 4 women candidates’ midterm campaigns. The first three episodes dropped today.

Duration:00:20:47

Introducing "Chapo," a New Podcast From VICE News

10/30/2018
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If you like The VICE Guide To Right Now, we think you'll also really enjoy VICE News' first ever podcast, "Chapo." As Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán goes on trial, VICE News explores his high-stakes case through the stories of people caught up in the drug war in the U.S. and Mexico. The first episode comes out on Nov. 1 exclusively on Spotify in both English and Spanish.

Duration:00:03:17

The Hot New Gen-Z Trend Is Skipping College

10/29/2018
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In this episode, we discuss how it's becoming more common for high schoolers to weigh the benefits of blue-collar trades, at a time when well-paying jobs—and no debt—are hard to pass up.

Duration:00:07:38

The Private School Paradox

10/26/2018
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Writer Gaby del Valle talks to us about why her parent's decision not to send her to prep school was the best thing they could've done.

Duration:00:09:25

America’s Housing Crisis Is Breaking Young People

10/23/2018
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In this episode, we talk to the activist and writer Tara Raghuveer about how the current housing crisis is particularly hurting young people.

Duration:00:26:12

How Evangelical Purity Culture Can Lead to a Lifetime of Sexual Shame

10/22/2018
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In this episode, we talk to former born-again Christian Linda Kay Klein, who combines personal reflections with years of research to trace the psychological effects of purity culture on women in her new memoir, "Pure."

Duration:00:26:39

The Unintended Consequences of Growing Up Online

10/19/2018
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In this episode, we talk to VICE writer Eve Peyser about the trials and tribulations of growing up online.

Duration:00:19:24

The Quiet but Furious War Against Pipelines

10/17/2018
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From Appalachia to Louisiana, mostly ignored by the media, activists have been putting themselves in the path of bulldozers.

Duration:00:17:44

How One Journalist Got Hooked On Sleep Hygiene

10/15/2018
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In this episode, we talk to Tonic writer Shayla Love about her personal attempt to combat insomnia. But her story has a twist.

Duration:00:10:03

When Believing Women Isn't Enough to Help Them

10/12/2018
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In this episode, VICE Producer Sophie Kazis speaks to Broadly Staff Writer Marie Solis about how "believe women" became the #MeToo movement's rallying cry, but some say simply believing women may not be enough to accomplish the transformative change feminists imagine.

Duration:00:17:10

Unpacking the Devastating UN Report on Climate Change

10/10/2018
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The IPCC's '1.5 Degree Report' paints a dire picture that suggests we must fundamentally change the nature of society in the next decade in order to avoid the worst effects of climate change.

Duration:00:10:34

‘Contraception Deserts’ Will Likely Get Worse If Trump's Birth Control Changes Go Through

10/5/2018
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Women already have a hard time getting birth control but people are bracing for things to get worse if changes to the country's family planning program are successful.

Duration:00:13:45