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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.

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Lessons from a Supertaster

Nov 25 • 22:34

Smell is flavor. And getting any pleasure out of eating can be pretty hard without a sense of smell. For many, COVID19 has radically altered their senses. Italian sommelier, food critic and professor Michelle Crippa is trying to do something about that - using his lifetime of gastronomic expertise to coach people into regaining their smell....

White Nationalists on Trial

Nov 17 • 18:52

The leaders of the deadly 2017 ‘Unite the Right’ rally are on trial in Charlottesville, Virginia this month for allegedly conspiring to incite racially motivated violence. VICE News’ Senior reporter Tess Owen brings us inside the federal court and explains how this unique lawsuit is hoping to hold the broader white nationalist movement accountable. ...

Introducing: A Show About Animals

Nov 11 • 36:37

Today we are sharing an episode from one of our newest series -- A Show About Animals. This season, we tell the strange and wonderful story of the wildly famous Koko the “talking” Gorilla. In the early 1970s, a grad student named Penny Patterson set out to investigate a big question: is language unique to humans? So she begins an ambitious experiment -- with the help of a ...

‘It’s Rough Out Here’: A VICE Guide to Making Friends

Nov 4 • 38:04

After an emotional break up, our producer Sam Eagan discovers that his circle of friends has pretty much disappeared. Eager to prevent another weekend from going by with no plans, Sam sets out to find a best friend. ...

‘He’s Gonna Die With Us’: Sovereign Citizen Globalizes

Oct 28 • 28:48

Recently, in Ireland, a video emerged of an elderly COVID patient caught in the middle of a tug of war between a man coaxing him to leave the hospital, and a doctor pleading with him to stay. The video was the latest surfacing of the Sovereign Citizen movement’s force outside the U.S. VICE News’ David Gilbert reports on how Sovereign Citizen plus local anti-vax movements e...

How to Botch a Coup (in Venezuela)

Oct 21 • 32:47

Back in May of 2020, a few ex-Green Berets and about 60 Venezuelans tried to overthrow the government of President Nicolas Maduro. The plan was a mess from the beginning, and it ended in a spectacular failure. VICE News reporter Ben Makuch and producer Miguel Fernández Flores investigate who was behind the plan and how it ended so disastrously. ...

South Africa v. Jacob Zuma

Oct 14 • 35:12

This month, South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma may finally go to trial after decades of alleged corruption. For South Africans this trial is divisive. Zuma’s supporters say it's all a campaign to destroy the legacy of a great Black liberator. His critics maintain a conviction could indicate a new day for those seeking to curb corruption. The recent unrest this summ...

South Africa v. Jacob Zuma

Oct 14 • 26:57

This month, South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma may finally go to trial after decades of alleged corruption. For South Africans this trial is divisive. Zuma’s supporters say it's all a campaign to destroy the legacy of a great Black liberator. His critics maintain a conviction could indicate a new day for those seeking to curb corruption. The recent unrest this summ...

The 25-Year-Old Who Negotiates with Boko Haram

Oct 7 • 37:11

Nigeria continues to grapple with a kidnapping crisis. Thousands have been abducted over the past decade, making kidnapping for ransom an underground economy. At the center of all of this is Ummi Kalthum, just 25 years old, who negotiates directly with Boko Haram, delivering ransoms for terrified families....

My Cousin Baptized my Dead Relatives

Sep 30 • 40:43

Our host Arielle Duhaime-Ross recently learned that their cousin had been baptizing dead family members into the Mormon Church — and Arielle might be next. This controversial practice is called “baptism by proxy” or “baptism for the dead,” For people who belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, it’s a way to get dead family members who weren’t Mormon befo...

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