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The WORST episodes of VICE

Every episode of VICE ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of VICE!

The Emmy®-winning documentary series is now on SHOWTIME, delivering immersive reporting from the frontlines of global conflicts, civil uprisings and beyond, and tackling untold and complex geopolitical stories from all corners of the globe.

Last Updated: 9/27/2022Network: Showtime
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Keepers of the Caliphate & SIM Kids
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#1 - Keepers of the Caliphate & SIM Kids

Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/29/2020

VICE correspondent Hind Hassan explores the resurgence of ISIS, as brigades of radicalized ISIS women have started to regroup within al-Hol camp, where tens of thousands of women and children who once lived under The Islamic State and are now held; VICE correspondent Krishna Andavolu examines the unlikely origins of what some call the perfect crime, and explores the urgent implications for personal security, digital identity, and the persistent industry inaction on SIM swapping.

India Burning & Russia's Fight Factory
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#2 - India Burning & Russia's Fight Factory

Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/5/2020

With India's leaders ramping up Hindu nationalist rhetoric, there is growing fear among the nation's 200 million Muslims; the tiny Russian Republic of Dagestan is a modern-day fight factory.

Battle for Idlib & Seeking Solitude
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#3 - Battle for Idlib & Seeking Solitude

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/12/2020

Correspondent Isobel Yeung gains rare access inside Idlib, Syria's last rebel-held territory, as President Assad and his allies mount a brutal bombing offensive that has civilians paying the highest price; Correspondent Dexter Thomas goes on lockdown in South Korea to search for the benefits of isolation -- ironically, just weeks before the rest of the world would join him in their COVID-19 quarantines.

Warning from Wuhan & Cuban Hostage Crisis
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#4 - Warning from Wuhan & Cuban Hostage Crisis

Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/19/2020

Correspondent Krishna Andavolu presents the video diary of Chinese citizen journalist Chen Qiushi to illustrate the full impact of COVID-19 in Wuhan; Correspondent Paola Ramos exposes how the Trump Administration's "Remain in Mexico" policy is strengthening cartels as they kidnap Cuban migrants held at the border and target their American families waiting for them at home.

Quitting WeWork & Losing Ground & Italy's Darkest Hour
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#5 - Quitting WeWork & Losing Ground & Italy's Darkest Hour

Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/26/2020

In this 1-hour episode, correspondent Seb Walker examines the spectacular rise and fall of WeWork, and delves into the world of venture capitalists willing to gamble billions on the next big startup; as the U.S. continues to grapple with its history of racial discrimination, correspondent Alzo Slade explores the vulnerability of black land owners in the South; correspondent Isobel Yeung reports from the heart of Italy's COVID-19 crisis, gaining rare access to an ICU in a hospital overwhelmed by the virus.

Three Borders, One War & Generation TikTok
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#6 - Three Borders, One War & Generation TikTok

Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/3/2020

Correspondent David Noriega reports from the border between Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina, a lawless place where criminal gangs are more powerful than nation-states; TikTok is one of the most popular apps -- but it's not exactly the first place someone runs to when they want to find thoughtful, deliberate dialogue. Dexter Thomas examines how that's changing.

Fighting COVID & Atomic Atolls
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#7 - Fighting COVID & Atomic Atolls

Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/10/2020

Following front-line healthcare workers as they take on the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis; the nuclear legacy of the United States' atomic weapons testing in the Marshall Islands and the negative impacts on its people.

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Terror in the Sahel & Corona Crash
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#8 - Terror in the Sahel & Corona Crash

Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/17/2020

Ben Anderson goes to Burkina Faso, where a fast-growing humanitarian crisis spins out of control as the Sahel becomes the new epicenter of terrorism and violence; Michael Moynihan surveys the long-term economic devastation wrought by COVID-19.

Maximum Pressure & The Unreachables
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#9 - Maximum Pressure & The Unreachables

Season 7 - Episode 9 - Aired 5/24/2020

A look at the role of sanctions and mismanagement in Iran's fate in the wake of COVID-19, including an interview with former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad; the ACLU works across borders to reunite families that were torn apart.

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Death at Parchman & Undocumented
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#10 - Death at Parchman & Undocumented

Season 7 - Episode 10 - Aired 5/31/2020

Correspondent Gianna Toboni examines how Mississippi’s Department of Corrections neglected Parchman Prison for years until recent riots and smuggled out images exposed its grim and deadly conditions; Correspondent Paola Ramos explores what it’s like to survive as an undocumented immigrant in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Viral Racism & Spring Break Forever
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#11 - Viral Racism & Spring Break Forever

Season 7 - Episode 11 - Aired 6/7/2020

As COVID-19 sweeps across the world, Senior Correspondent Isobel Yeung explores how Asian Americans are being discriminated against in their own country; when the coronavirus pandemic hit, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis left it to local counties and municipalities to decide on safety measures in their towns. Alzo Slade visits one small town to find out how local government officials are handling a global pandemic.

Citizen's Unrest & Brazil's Little Flu & Know Your Enemy
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#12 - Citizen's Unrest & Brazil's Little Flu & Know Your Enemy

Season 7 - Episode 12 - Aired 6/14/2020

Minneapolis is the center of the Black Lives Matter protest movement; the impact of COVID-19 on Brazil's most vulnerable populations; as the world races to find a COVID-19 vaccine, "virus hunters" are on a mission to prevent the next pandemic.

Crackdown in Cambodia & The Last Responders
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#13 - Crackdown in Cambodia & The Last Responders

Season 7 - Episode 13 - Aired 6/21/2020

How the COVID-19 pandemic is being used in Cambodia as a cover for political repression by one of the world's longest-serving leaders; New York City's so-called "last responders" battle against a pandemic to maintain dignity for the dead.

Talibanistan & Armed and Black
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#14 - Talibanistan & Armed and Black

Season 8 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/7/2021

What the future of Afghanistan may hold now that American troops are leaving after more than 19 years of war; Major players helping to arm and train Black Americans with guns and why arming up as a Black person can carry deadly risks.

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Nigerian Uprising & The Brink
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#15 - Nigerian Uprising & The Brink

Season 8 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/14/2021

Alzo Slade meets the young Nigerians at the center of #EndSARS, and those involved in the deadly crackdown against them; Seb Walker sits with Trump's Acting Secretary of Defense Chris Miller to discuss his controversial days in office.

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Evicted & Haiti's New Strongman
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#16 - Evicted & Haiti's New Strongman

Season 8 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/21/2021

Jason Motlagh travels to Haiti to uncover the relationship between the government of the US-backed President, a local gang leader, and the recent violence; Ben Solomon meets those pulled into homelessness during the pandemic.

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El Darién & Out of Sight
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#17 - El Darién & Out of Sight

Season 8 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/28/2021

As thousands of migrants make their way toward the United States, many face a grueling 60-mile hike along the Columbia-Panama border through one of the world’s most dangerous jungles. Paola Ramos travels to El Darién to meet with migrants facing robbery, rape and death on the road north; The police-worn body camera is a potent weapon against police brutality, but while sales have skyrocketed, it has yet to fulfill its promise as a silver bullet. Krishna Andavolu investigates body camera functionality, usage, legislation and impact.

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Egypt's Silent War & Chain of Command
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#18 - Egypt's Silent War & Chain of Command

Season 8 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/4/2021

US armed forces are trained and readied to face violence anywhere in the world, but today alarm is growing as enlisted personnel are falling victim to violence in a most unexpected place – on stateside military bases. Gianna Toboni meets with victims and insiders to explore stories of violence and impunity across the US military; Hind Hassan travels to Egypt to investigate systematic human rights abuses under a regime propped up by the US government, only to have an interview with a whistleblower brought to a forcible end.

Hong Kong's Resistance & Prison Profiteers
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#19 - Hong Kong's Resistance & Prison Profiteers

Season 8 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/11/2021

Immersive reporting from the frontlines of global conflicts, civil uprisings and beyond, as correspondents tackle complex geopolitical stories from all corners of the globe.

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Yemen's War Kids & Joint Custody
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#20 - Yemen's War Kids & Joint Custody

Season 8 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/18/2021

Isobel Yeung gains rare access to the frontlines of Marib and explores how the escalation in Yemen's conflict is impacting its most vulnerable citizens— children; Krishna Andavolu reports on how parents across the country who use pot can face losing custody of their kids even in states where it has been legalized.

Shadow War & God and Country
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#21 - Shadow War & God and Country

Season 8 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/25/2021

With unprecedented access in Iran and Iraq, Suroosh Alvi investigates a sprawling shadow war for the heart of the Middle East; Alzo Slade travels throughout the Bible Belt to see how the evangelical community is grappling with a post-Trump world and shaping the next chapter of the conservative religious landscape.

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Cancer Alley & Cuba's New Revolution
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#22 - Cancer Alley & Cuba's New Revolution

Season 8 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/14/2021

VICE News' Alzo Slade travels to “Cancer Alley,” an 85-mile stretch in Louisiana where nearly 150 petrochemical plants and oil refineries line the Mississippi river, to speak with residents about how this industrial corridor has impacted their health; VICE News' Paola Ramos travels to Cuba to find out if the 62-year-old Communist dictatorship is losing a grip on its people.

Land Of The Free & Ethiopia’s War Within
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#23 - Land Of The Free & Ethiopia’s War Within

Season 8 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/21/2021

Vegas Tenold reports on the trend of conservatives flocking there to escape liberal cities and put their stamp on local politics.

The Taliban’s Terror Problem & Citizen’s Arrest
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#24 - The Taliban’s Terror Problem & Citizen’s Arrest

Season 8 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/28/2021

VICE journalists continue their deep-dive worldwide mission to cover untold stories of social justice, civil rights and identity.

State of Surveillance & Killing Dissent
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#25 - State of Surveillance & Killing Dissent

Season 8 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/5/2021

Krishna Andavolu dives into how Big Tech's investment in ‘big brother' has allowed a surveillance state to slowly creep into American domestic policy; Ben C. Solomon investigates the poets of Myanmar and their push to rally protests against the military takeover even as they become targeted for death.

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