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The VICE Magazine Podcast
4 minutes | Oct 30, 2018
[BONUS] Introducing "Chapo," a New Podcast from VICE News
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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21 minutes | Sep 12, 2018
[BONUS] Introducing Queerly Beloved
Hello VICE Magazine Podcast listeners! It's true we've gone dark for a while, but we're really excited to introduce you to our newest VICE podcast, Queerly Beloved.Queerly Beloved is a new podcast series from Broadly. Co-hosted by Broadly editor Sarah Burke and Fran Tirado of the popular queer podcast Food 4 Thot, it’s a multifaceted portrait of LGBTQ chosen family—the people who help us figure out who we are and inspire us to live as our most authentic selves. In a world obsessed with significant others, Queerly Beloved focuses on the unconventional, seemingly insignificant relationships that actually end up shaping us most.Here's the first episode, "The Past Lovers." For the full season, sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11 minutes | Dec 20, 2017
Writer Sadie Stein on Losing Her Temper
The VICE Magazine Podcast is your definitive guide to enlightening information. We’re in the middle of celebrating the release of our 11th annual Fiction Issue. Inside the magazine, we curated a special subsection of personal stories about losing your temper. Akhil Sharma wrote about a bully, Walter Kirn wrote about a rooster, and David Shields and Allen Pearl also participated. But today we’re highlighting “Rage Blackouts,” Sadie Stein’s personal essay from the section. In Stein’s essay, she discusses how small annoying incidents throughout the day (“the whole store-full of old ladies who banged their carts into me at Zabars”) will piss her off, but she smile’s through the ordeal, holding it all in. “Then it all comes out at night” in extreme dreams, which includes shouting expletives and punching in her sleep, usually while her husband sleeps next to her (wielding heavy-duty earplugs). Stein stopped by the office to chat about how she deals with her “rage blackouts”—sleeping on airplanes is out of the question—her writing process, and more. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
8 minutes | Dec 13, 2017
In Conversation with Author Alena Graedon
The VICE Magazine Podcast is your definitive guide to enlightening information. Our 11th annual Fiction Issue, which went live last week, is a celebration of the art of fiction. Inside, we showcase the exclusive works of 16 authors—including Tim Parks, Ottessa Moshfegh, Joyce Carol Oates, Alexia Arthurs, David Shields, and many more—alongside beautiful original photography made especially for each story. For the issue, Alena Graedon, author of the 2014 dystopian thriller The Word Exchange, provided us with a new short story called “The Padded Attacker.” In the story, the man who plays the part of the “attacker” at a self-defense class is surprised when a woman who recently broke up with him shows up for the weekend workshop. Graedon recently stopped by the office to talk about the inspiration behind the story, what her writing and feedback process is like, and more. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15 minutes | Dec 6, 2017
At Home With Jill Stein
The VICE Magazine Podcast is your definitive guide to enlightening information. Our 11th annual Fiction Issue went live earlier this week—see more here—but we’ll be focusing on that next week. Today, I want to highlight a recent long-form profile from VICE.com titled “Everybody Hates Jill.” Eve Peyser, our politics staff writer, got great access to Jill Stein, who was the Green Party’s candidate for president in the 2012 and 2016 elections. In the piece, Eve spends time at Stein’s home in Boston talking to her about last year’s election, how other politicians and pundits view her, and more. You can read the full profile on VICE.com, but for now: Here’s senior politics editor Harry Cheadle interviewing Eve on what Stein was like in person, whether Democrats should try to win Green Party voters, and what the response to the piece has been. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17 minutes | Nov 29, 2017
Grappling with the Future of Music and the Value of Vinyl
The VICE Magazine Podcast is your definitive guide to enlightening information. Since this is the last episode on our Music Issue, I wanted to tackle questions about how changes in technology have affected the state of the music industry today—for better or worse. In the age of streaming, with access to millions of songs, how do you figure out what to listen to? And how is that process different than it was ten years ago? What role will vinyl play in the future of music? What effect, if any, will streaming have on traditional notions of artistry? To answer these questions and more, Iinvited Eric Sundermann, editor-in-chief at Noisey; Emilie Friedlander, senior features editor at VICE and former editor-in-chief of Thump; and Dan Ozzi, writer and editor at Noisey, to join me in a roundtable discussion. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
7 minutes | Nov 22, 2017
FBI Files on The Fugs
The VICE Magazine Podcast is your definitive guide to enlightening information. Our second annual Music Issue, a collaboration with our music site, Noisey, came out earlier this month, so we’re highlighting stories from the issue on our podcast. This week, Jason Leopold talks about his latest installment of Classified, a column where he breaks down the files he’s received from Freedom of Information Act requests. As this year marks the 50th anniversary of the Doors’ self-titled debut album, Jason had hoped to write about the band. He found an FBI labeled “SUBJECT: THE DOORS,” but after opening it, he discovered the file only included letters referencing the politically charged 60s rock group the Fugs. Turns out, in 1969 a concerned citizen offended by the Fugs’ music, and drafted a letter to a US senator and the director of the FBI, requesting they ban the band’s music. Here’s Jason with more. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18 minutes | Nov 15, 2017
Meet Pink Room Project
The VICE Magazine Podcast is your definitive guide to enlightening information. Our second annual Music Issue, a collaboration with our music site, Noisey, came out last week. In the issue, Lawrence Burney, a staff writer at Noisey, writes about his trip to Louisiana to hang out with members of Pink Room Project, a young collective pushing the musical legacy of New Orleans into the future. The collective, also known as the Pink, was founded by New Orleans natives Keith Cavalier, a 29-year-old producer known as Lil Jodeci, and Brandon Ares, a 25-year-old rapper. They host popular parties and DJ nights that feature a range of genres, from bounce to rap to house music. Lil Jodeci, Ares, and a few other members of the collective recently came by our Brooklyn office to chat with Lawrence about how the collective started, what motivates them, and the impact of Hurricane Katrina. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11 minutes | Nov 8, 2017
Behind the Cover & the Controversy Surrounding Beat Leasing
Welcome to The VICE Magazine Podcast, your definitive guide to enlightening information. Our second annual music issue, a collaboration with our music site Noisey, came out yesterday: Go to Noisey.com for the full issue or get a rundown of what’s inside first. For the rest of November, we’ll be highlighting some of these stories. First up, photo editor Elizabeth Renstrom explains the extremely dusty cover photo and why we thought the image perfectly sums up the state of the music industry. We also hear from Andrea Domanick, Noisey’s West Coast editor, who wrote about internet producers turning huge profits in the underground beat market, and how this trend, according to some, might be detrimental to music. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
8 minutes | Nov 1, 2017
Embedding with America’s Largest Right-Wing Militia
The VICE Magazine Podcast is your definitive guide to enlightening information. In this week’s episode, we highlight a recent documentary from VICE about America’s largest right-wing militia.James Burns, an award-winning director and producer, recently traveled to rural Georgia to meet with a controversial “anti-terror” group called the Georgia III% Security Force as it conducted field-training exercises in the woods. The group, led by Chris Hill, is part of the Three Percenter movement—heavily armed Second Amendment supporters who believe their right to own firearms is under attack. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
8 minutes | Oct 25, 2017
Homerpalooza: A History
Welcome to the VICE Magazine Podcast, your definitive guide to enlightening information. Our monthly podcast is now a weekly podcast. We kicked off our new format last week with a discussion on race and toxic masculinity, and this time around, we have a lighter (and much) beloved topic: The Simpsons. Noisey, VICE’s music site, recently ran a theme week on the intersection of music and TV. It covered everything from Chapelle’s Show to Beavis and Butt-Head and even managed to work in an article on Law & Order’s “dun dun” sound. For the theme week, Dan Ozzi, an editor at Noisey, co-wrote a feature with Alex Robert Ross about the iconic 1996 episode of The Simpsons, “Homerpalooza,” which had tons of rock stars, like the Smashing Pumpkins and Peter Frampton, playing themselves. So we had Dan on the show, to talk about the episode’s relevance and lasting impact. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16 minutes | Oct 18, 2017
Race and Toxic Masculinity
The VICE Magazine Podcast is your definitive guide to enlightening information. We’ve rolled the October and November issue into one—for our second annual music issue—which will come out November 7. So this month we’re trying out a new format: For the rest of October, we’ll be highlighting one important story from across the VICE digital network every week. First up, VICE.com’s news editor Matt Taylor interviews Wilbert L. Cooper, a senior editor for the site and longtime contributor to VICE magazine. They discuss a recent story Wilbert wrote exploring the ways black men in America grapple with race and toxic masculinity. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
47 minutes | Sep 13, 2017
The VICE Magazine Podcast is your definitive monthly guide to enlightening information. Each episode brings in-depth interviews, sonically rich cultural insights, and a rare glimpse into how we make the issue. Since September is smack dab in the middle of two of our favorite themed issues—August’s annual Photo Issue and our upcoming second annual Music Issue in October—we took it a bit easier on ourselves this month and put together a themeless one. But we still have plenty of compelling stories inside. Here’s our table of contents: • Photo editor Elizabeth Renstrom explains our claustrophobic cover image and how, through a happy accident, the photographer was able to get the shot. • Starting with this episode, we’ve replaced Haisam Hussein’s “How It Works” column with a new segment called “Why We Wear It,” a look at the history of popular fashion items. Alice Newell-Hanson, the managing editor of i-D in the US, gives us a lesson on the emergence of the fanny pack and notes how it’s coming back into fashion. • Jason Leopold, our Freedom of Information Act expert, reveals how 66 years ago, the FBI opened an investigation into Ben Bagdikian, a reporter best known for obtaining a copy of the Pentagon Papers. • VICE UK’s Bruno Bayley chats with photographer David Severn about his “Thanks, Maggie” project. His series—about the death of Britain’s mining industry and the society that now remains—draws on the music and culture of the coalfields and celebrates the passion for showmanship among the performers keeping the legacy of working-class entertainment alive. • Deputy editor Erika Allen interviews Krishna Andavolu, the host and executive producer of Weediquette, about an upcoming episode of his show, which follows a mother who smoked weed while pregnant. His report on her and other women’s use of pot while pregnant—to treat morning sickness and other discomforts associated with pregnancy—reveals how the law judges them more harshly than others. • Marina Garcia Vasquez, editor-in-chief of Creators at VICE, tells us about an artifact she received while putting together NSFW: Female Gaze, an exhibit at the Museum of Sex in New York City, which showcases more than 25 emerging female artists from various disciplines dedicated to powerful feminine narratives. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29 minutes | Aug 23, 2017
August marks the release of our 16th annual photo issue. This year, for our Idols Issue, we paired 16 up-and-coming photographers with the veterans who inspired them, creating unique conversations between generations of talent. Here’s our table of contents: - Throughout the episode, we hear from four young photographers in the issue on the artists who inspire them: Tommy Kha on William Eggleston; Tasneem Alsultan on Maggie Steber; Maria Gruzdeva on Mark Power; and Jonathan Gardenhire on Leslie Hewitt. - Photo editor Elizabeth Renstrom discusses our dual covers, describes why we chose the concept of “idols” as this year’s theme, and recalls a photography mentor of her own. - Logan Jackson and his idol Roe Ethridge talk about re-contextualizing editorial work into art and about the beauty of getting it “exactly wrong” in photography. - Olivia Bee talks to her idol, Doug DuBois, about the importance of honesty in photography, from how a picture is made to how it’s used. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
48 minutes | Jul 16, 2017
The Best Of The Rest
The VICE Magazine Podcast is your definitive monthly guide to enlightening information. Each episode brings in-depth interviews, sonically rich cultural insights, and a rare glimpse into how we make the issue. Since we don’t put out an issue in July, this month we’re revisiting some of our favorite magazine stories, from Tinder hacks to psychedelic honey. Here’s our table of contents: 1) Abdullah Saeed, VICE’s resident weed connoisseur, shares his story of trekking up the Himalayas in search of hallucinogenic honey. 2) Photo editor Elizabeth Renstrom talks to Naomi Harris about Harris’s 100-day journey across the U.S., documenting the surprising stories of American voters. 3) Sharif Corinaldi joins deputy editor Erika Allen to discuss why some computer programmers are developing hacks to streamline the online dating process. Come back in August for the next episode. And did you know you can get 100-plus glossy pages delivered to your doorstep each month? Visit vice.com for information on how to subscribe. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
38 minutes | Jun 12, 2017
Salute Your Shorts
This month, we present the Salute Your Shorts Issue. It’s themeless, but in putting it together, we found a common thread: Many of the stories here focus on heated domestic problems—from Trump’s first 100 days in office, to US deportation policy, to the creation of special units for trans women detained in jails and ICE facilities across the country. Here’s our table of contents: Photo editor Elizabeth Renstrom explains where we found this month’s G-string wearing, Hillary Clinton–supporting geriatric cover star. Jason Leopold, our Freedom of Information Act expert, takes a close look at the FBI file of a woman behind what’s widely considered the longest political protest in US history. Journalist Sarah Esther Maslin talks to ChrisCarroll about how US deportation policy is stoking gang violence across the nation, investigating a series of recent murders on Long Island at the hands of the El Salvadoran gang MS-13. Erika Allen joins VICE on HBO correspondent Gianna Toboni to discuss how Filipino president Rodrigo Duterte is shaping his country’s history and threatening free press, part of an upcoming episode on the HBO show called Controlling the Narrative. Diana Tourjee, a staff writer at Broadly, shares the story of an item Gavin Grimm, a transgender student fighting his school board over bathroom access, gave her after she interviewed him. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
42 minutes | May 10, 2017
Our theme for May 2017 is “Restless Youth.” With Donald Trump in the Oval Office and resistance in the air across the globe, we have a lot to cover. Here's Our Table Of Contents: Photo-editor Elizabeth Renstrom describes how our Restless Youth cover image gives an old protest photograph new meaning. Haisam Hussein highlights the history of youth activism and protests throughout the globe. Jason Leopold, our Freedom Of Information Act expert, unveils surprising facts from the FBI case on an extreme animal rights group. Journalist, Aaron Lake Smith, talks to Chris Carroll about the recent anti-corruption protests in Romania, which have been the largest and most widespread demonstrations since the fall of Communism. Erika Allen joins Broadly staff writer Diana Tourjee, VICE News journalist Keegan Hamilton, and VICE.com news editor Matt Taylor in a roundtable discussion on what’s at stake when reporting the news. Finally, David Givens, the equipment manager for VICE on HBO, tells us the story behind an item he picked up at the Freddie Gray protests in Baltimore. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
37 minutes | Apr 13, 2017
The Looking Glass
Welcome to the April edition of The VICE Magazine Podcast, your definitive monthly guide to enlightening information. While many editions of our magazine are themed, this one is not, but if you stare long enough into the looking glass on this month’s cover maybe you’ll find one. Here's Our Table Of Contents: Photo-editor Elizabeth Renstrom explains our trippy cover image and the photographer responsible for it. Haisam Hussein shares some interesting facts you may not have known about international trade. Jason Leopold, our Freedom Of Information Act expert, reveals new information on the woman dubbed by the media as “The DC Madam.” Chris Carroll chats with writer Ross Ufberg about his trip to Ukraine for what’s been called the Hasidic Burning Man. Erika Allen interviews journalist Lauren Oyler on what it was like to profile Patricia Lockwood; who some call “The Poet Laureate Of Twitter.” Finally, Roberto Ferdman, a correspondent at VICE News Tonight, takes us through the journey that lead to the discovery of his artifact. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
34 minutes | Mar 15, 2017
The Tight Squeeze
Unlike last month’s episode that focused on the future of tech, our March issue is objectively themeless. However, in the process of creating this podcast… we found a few through lines. In many ways, this episode is about identity. From the frog on our cover, to a rapper dealing with his perception in our media landscape, to the refugee crisis in Greece, this episode deals with people striving to break the molds that have been forced upon them. Here is our table of contents: Photo-editor Elizabeth Renstrom explains how the cover of our March issue might make you do a double take. Infographic virtuoso Haisam Hussein hits the jackpot with a set of facts about global lotteries. Author, illustrator, and activist, Molly Crabapple reveals to senior editor Chris Carroll that Greece's anarchists might be taking better care of refugees than the government. Our own Erika Allen interviews Noisey’s Kyle Kramer about his time in the studio interviewing rapper Vince Staples. Finally, Chloe Campion, a producer at VICE, shares a story about an item she picked up while hiking in Nepal. Here’s your chance to take a guess at what it is. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
34 minutes | Feb 14, 2017
The Future of Tech
The VICE Magazine Podcast is your definitive monthly guide to enlightening information. Hosted by Ellis Jones, Editor-in-Chief of VICE Magazine, each episode brings in-depth interviews, sonically rich cultural insights, and offers a rare glimpse into how the magazine is made. This episode features: Behind The Cover: VICE Magazine’s photo-editor Elizabeth Renstrom details the significance of the latest cover, taking readers behind the scenes with insider information about how the cover came to be. How Does It Work: Infographic wizard Haisam Hussein breaks down the future of medical technology. Deep Dive: We’ll explore the world of virtual reality porn with investigative journalist and published author Emily Witt Roundtable: A discussion with the VICE magazine team and guest editors from Waypoint, Motherboard, and The Creators Project Artifact: Motherboard’s feature editor Brian Anderson shares a story about a memento he picked up while visiting a morgue in Mexico. Can you guess what it is? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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