11 episodes

The media is powered by primary sources. People who were there. People who saw it. People who lived it. Now with a camera in every pocket, phone footage is powering the press. From warzones to wildfires, every person is a cameraman filming one angle of a worldwide documentary. Source Material presents world events through the recordings of those who lived it. Cut out the host, cut out the reporter, and hear the Source Material for yourself. 
Source Material is a multimedia project that takes you behind the headlines and straight to the source. It is also a video series. Watch on VICE Youtube for original episodes.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 49 Ratings

The media is powered by primary sources. People who were there. People who saw it. People who lived it. Now with a camera in every pocket, phone footage is powering the press. From warzones to wildfires, every person is a cameraman filming one angle of a worldwide documentary. Source Material presents world events through the recordings of those who lived it. Cut out the host, cut out the reporter, and hear the Source Material for yourself. 
Source Material is a multimedia project that takes you behind the headlines and straight to the source. It is also a video series. Watch on VICE Youtube for original episodes.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Introducing: A Show About Animals

    Introducing: A Show About Animals

    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 young gorilla named Koko. Pretty soon, Penny says Koko is learning sign language. But, of course, that’s not the whole story. 
    You can listen to our weekly series, A Show About Animals, in all the places you get your podcasts. 
    A Show About Animals is hosted and reported by Arielle Duhaime-Ross and produced by Julia Nutter and Pete Lang-Stanton. Our associate producer is Leily Rezvani. Sound design and original score by Pran Bandi, with additional support from Steve Bone. 
    Annie Aviles is our executive editor. Our executive producer and VP of Vice Audio is Kate Osborn. 
    Special thanks to Maximo Anderson for fact-checking.

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    • 36 min
    Vlogging the Syrian War

    Vlogging the Syrian War

    AJ (Abdullah Jabbar) grew up in East London hanging out in barber shops. But when he was thirteen, he and his family moved to Syria, right into the middle of a civil war. AJ started vlogging his daily life growing up in a warzone. Now after seven years, AJ has documented a rare side of the Syrian civil war.
    Source Material is a multimedia project that takes you behind the headlines and straight to the source. Every episode is also a short film. Watch here for the original episode: http://vice.video/SourceMaterialYT

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    • 30 min
    The Storm

    The Storm

    Hurricane Maria touched down in Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017. It knocked out power for months and killed nearly 3,000. Years later, the island still bears the storm’s scars. Laura Marrero, a college student in San Juan, vlogged the storm and its aftermath.
    Source Material is a multimedia project that takes you behind the headlines and straight to the source. Every episode is also a short film. Watch here for the original episode: http://vice.video/SourceMaterialYT

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    • 26 min
    Escaping The Las Vegas Shooting

    Escaping The Las Vegas Shooting

    Cori Langdon was driving a taxi on the Vegas Strip the night of the deadliest mass shooting in American history. When she heard gunfire, she turned on her video and drove towards the massacre, filming her rescue of victims fleeing the scene.
    Source Material is a multimedia project that takes you behind the headlines and straight to the source. Ever episode is also a short film. Watch on VICE.com for original episodes: http://vice.video/SourceMaterialYT

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    • 22 min
    Introducing The Distance: Protesting Mandatory Masks

    Introducing The Distance: Protesting Mandatory Masks

    Source Material will be back on Friday, December 18th with a brand new episode. In the meantime, we are presenting an episode of VICE News' The Distance: Coronavirus Dispatches. 
    During the pandemic Nicole’s politics have changed; she recently helped get a mandatory mask order rescinded in Orange County, California. Listen to more episodes of The Distance here.
    Source Material is a multimedia project that takes you behind the headlines and straight to the source. Every episode is also a short film. Watch on VICE.com for original episodes: http://vice.video/SourceMaterialYT

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    • 10 min
    Ware State Prison Riot

    Ware State Prison Riot

    On August 1st, Riley Brown, a teenager in Georgia saw three Facebook and Tik Tok videos from inside the prison near her house. The live streamed videos, taken on inmates’ contraband cell phones, showed an uprising which left several inmates and correctional officers at Ware State Prison wounded. Then the livestreams went dead. We hear about what happened that day through the recordings and the accounts of those who watched it in real time -- an inmate’s wife, a correctional officer, and a local teenager who aggregated the videos.

    Source Material is a multimedia project that takes you behind the headlines and straight to the source. Every episode is also a short film. Watch on VICE.com for original episodes: http://vice.video/SourceMaterialYT

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

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Great first hand perspective

Letting the filmographer narrate his/her own footage grips the listener and gives such richness to each episode. Because there are no embellishments, the rawness of the experience comes through beautifully.

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