VICE Brings Three Original Podcasts to Spotify

VICE News has an Emmy Award-wining nightly newscast called VICE News Tonight. It also has a critically-acclaimed podcast called Chapo: Kingpin on Trial. Now, VICE is adding to its existing podcast lineup with three all-new series that are coming exclusively to Spotify.

Heading VICE’s expanding audio division is Kate Osborn, longtime audio veteran and former producer for NPR, BBC, and Rachel Maddow. As VICE’s Global Director of Audio and Executive Producer across all Spotify podcasts, Osborn will spearhead the company’s expansion into audio. Liz Gateley and Natalie Tulloch will oversee the VICE series from Spotify.

The three upcoming series from VICE are:

Uncommitted: Iowa 2020 takes a deep dive into how the biggest political issues are playing out in a single state. Emmy-Award winning VICE News Correspondent Antonia Hylton hosts the 12-episode series, interviewing candidates, uncovering untold stories, and offering insight into how Iowa became a major player when it comes to deciding America’s next president. Uncommitted: Iowa 2020 will launch on November 12, 2019.

VICE News senior reporter and co-host of Chapo: Kingpin on Trial Keegan Hamilton follows fentanyl around the world from China to the communities the drug impacts in the United States. The eight-episode narrative is scheduled to launch in 2020.

A new VICE series about global politics is coming to Spotify in late 2020. It is sure to blow away your preconceived notions about global politics being boring.

VICE Launched The VICE Magazine Podcast

VICE has launched The VICE Magazine Podcast. New episodes will be released monthly. As you may have guessed, the podcast focuses on VICE Magazine.

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 magazine.

It is hosted by Ellis Jones, the Editor-in-Chief of VICE Magazine. The first episode of The VICE Magazine Podcast was released in February. It was about their Future of Technology Issue.

In the first episode, Elizabeth Renstron, VICE photo editor, who made the cover image for the February issue of VICE Magazine, explains how that image was made. Author and investigative journalist Emily Witt explores the world of virtual reality porn. There is also a roundtable discussion including guest editors from Motherboard, Waypoint, and the Creators Project.

You can find The VICE Magazine Podcast on iTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher. The second episode will be released sometime in March.

I think this podcast is a creative way to provide listeners with interesting topics to listen to, while also advertising for their magazine. Presumably, if you like what you hear in the podcast, you may want to subscribe to the print issue of VICE magazine (which has 100-plus glossy pages and can be delivered to your doorstep each month.).