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 the unfiltered sounds of the world today. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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May 11, 2023 2 mins

Thank you for listening, and thank you to the team who made this show possible. 


VICE News Reports is produced by Steph Brown, Sam Eagan, Sophie Kazis, Adreanna Rodriguez, Adriana Tapia, and Sheena Ozaki. Our senior producers are Jesse Alejandro Cottrell, Janice Llamoca and Julia Nutter. Our supervising producer is Ashley Cleek. Sound design and music composition by Steve Bone, Pran Bandi, and Kyle Murdock. 

 

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When it comes to the AI revolution, you’ll hear a lot of fear around the robots taking our jobs. In this episode of Vice News Reports, we’re airing a new show called Motherboard Money where editor-in-chief Jason Koebler and senior reporter Maxwell Strachan talk about how ‘overemployed’ workers  are using artificial intelligence tools like ChatGPT to juggle  multiple, full-time, salaried jobs and rake in the cash.


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April 20, 2023 25 mins

This year, Soca is turning 50 years old. The music genre was born in Trinidad and Tobago in the 70s in the hands of Lord Shorty, and has become the heart of Trinidadian Carnival. So when the stages closed because of the pandemic, what did Soca artists do? On today’s episode of VICE News Reports we explore how Soca has captivated a global audience and ask, what’s next for the genre? 


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In the last four months, roughly 500 anti-LGBTQ bills have been introduced across the United States. The bills range from barring trans kids from playing sports in their gender category to banning LGBTQ books and drag in public spaces. One of the latest waves of attacks is focused on banning gender-affirming healthcare for children and teens. On today’s episode of VICE News Reports, VICE News’ Senior Reporter Anya Zoledziowski expl...

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April 6, 2023 33 mins

Andrew Tate has become one of the most famous internet celebrities in the world by making incendiary, meme-friendly videos promoting misogyny. But long before he was famous, Tate was accused of rape by multiple women in the U.K.. He was never prosecuted. Now, years later, Tate is under arrest on charges of human trafficking and rape in Romania. So what happened to the Tate rape case in the U.K.? Why wasn’t he ever formally charged?

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March 30, 2023 28 mins

In February, Tyre Nichols’ friends and family filled a Sacramento skate shop to remember their fellow skateboarder, friend, and brother. 29-year-old Nichols died on January 10th, 2023, three days after being brutally beaten by the Memphis police at a traffic stop. In the aftermath of Nichols’ death, VICE News’ Alexis Johnson heads to Memphis, Tennessee to understand how a city focused on police reform failed to prevent such a viole...

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March 23, 2023 38 mins

You’ve seen the headlines about quiet quitting, the four-day workweek, and The Great Resignation. In recent years the millions of Americans who work office jobs have been inundated with commentary and buzzwords that all point to one central theme, many of us are dissatisfied with the old ways of working. But if we only worked the hours we absolutely had to, what would we do with our free time? Who would we be? 


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For many Latinx kids in the ‘00s, the party crew scene was a safe space to express themselves as they came of age in the grit and glitter of Los Angeles. A space to make friends, forget about your problems and dance

the night away. But the scene wasn’t always physically safe. There were shootings and police raids. Many adults saw the scene as gang-adjacent and the media fueled negative stereotypes of kids who were out of control. On...

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March 9, 2023 32 mins

Earlier this year, VICE News Senior Reporter David Gilbert infiltrated a Neo-Nazi homeschool network on Telegram. The group boasted a following of over 2,500 members committed to teaching their children Nazi ideology and promoting white supremacy. 


In this week’s episode, David reveals what the group is teaching kids and how a homeschool network like this is able to exist –  calling into question where to draw the line...

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In 1912, a Black couple named Charles and Willa Bruce bought a parcel of land in Manhattan Beach, CA and turned it into a successful seaside resort for Black Californians. They were driven out of town -- by white city officials who didn’t want Black neighbors. A hundred years later, a state law allowed for the return of the property to the Bruces' descendants. But the city of Manhattan Beach has yet to apologize for its actions. In...

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February 23, 2023 44 mins

A couple years ago, executive producer Adizah Eghan noticed an interesting trend on social media: everyone seemed to be living it up in Tulum, Mexico. Some were flocking there to have a good time, while others were seeking something much deeper; they wanted to escape racism and seek refuge with like-minded people. Adizah traveled to Mexico to experience the vibes of Tulum for herself — and also dig into why Black people are seeking...

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February 16, 2023 28 mins

In early January, the holy Himalayan town of Joshimath, India woke up to grinding noises of homes cracking apart as the land sank further into the ground. Earthquakes and cracks on walls are common in the region, but this was different. In this week's episode of VICE News Reports, reporter Pallavi Pundir explains the disaster in Joshimath and how the town has come to symbolize a deeper struggle in India where tourism profits can ta...

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February 9, 2023 18 mins

Last month, a therapy app called Koko came under fire on social media after it revealed it had done an experiment using AI. Specifically, the AI text generator Chat GPT, which has become widely popular this winter. The controversy opened up a discussion on the role of AI tools in mental health — what can they do? And should they? On this episode, VICE Motherboard reporter Chloe Xiang guides us through these questions. 


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When Kanye West, now known as “Ye,” engaged in a series of anti-semitic tirades last year, one person showed up next to him; an influencer named Nick Fuentes. On this episode, VICE News Senior Reporter Tess Owen explains how Fuentes is weaponizing Ye’s platform to drive his most racist, anti-semitic beliefs into the mainstream. 


This story was produced by Sam Eagan and edited by Stephanie Kariuki and Sophie Kazis. 


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January 26, 2023 32 mins

The rebel group M23 has resumed fighting in the Eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo after nearly a decade of laying dormant. M23 has overrun army military bases, looted weapons, captured large territories north of the city of Goma while leaving hundreds dead and thousands displaced from their homes. Now, the president is asking everyday civilians to join the fight. VICE News’ Evelyn Kahungu travels to the DRC to me...

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January 19, 2023 41 mins

Today we are sharing an episode from one of our newest series – Havana Syndrome. In 2016, a mysterious, debilitating illness begins to afflict American diplomats and spies working abroad – first in Cuba, and then around the world. Victims report crippling neurological symptoms. Some describe the feeling of being hit by an invisible, directed pressure while they were stationed on government property, or sometimes standing in their o...

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January 12, 2023 22 mins

When Roe was overturned in the summer of 2022, at least 13 states had laws put in place that were meant to be triggered by the fall of Roe and ban abortion in all but the most extreme cases. But what happened to the people who qualified for these abortion exceptions? Today, VICE reporter Carter Sherman dissects the impacts these trigger laws had on states, abortion providers and those who were unable to receive immediate care. ...

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January 5, 2023 29 mins

For over 30 years, Danny Elliot suffered from severe chronic pain, the aftermath of nearly getting electrocuted to death in a home accident. The only thing that eased his pain was the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl, which was prescribed to him by a doctor. 


But in recent years, it had become almost impossible for Danny to obtain fentanyl—even with a prescription. With illicit fentanyl made by Mexican cartels causing tho...

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December 29, 2022 27 mins
Last year, Motherboard Reporter Edward Ongweso Jr. spoke with Arielle Duhaime-Ross about Cryptoland: the moonshot project trying to turn a private Fijan island into a crypto-utopia and the world’s first crypto-society. With the rise, and fall, of crypto billionaires there is seemingly always this question of what is next in the crypto-space? So, this week we are revisiting our episode about the latest on the grand promises made by ...

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Earlier this year, Arielle Duhaime-Ross spoke with reporters Louise Matsakis and Meaghan Tobin, who investigated Shein for the online magazine Rest of World. Matsakis and Tobin explored how Shein is reinventing fast fashion—and transforming a generation’s consumption habits in the process. Ahead of the holidays, we revisit this conversation to examine the human impact behind one of the world’s most popular online shopping destinati...

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