Will Kiersky

  • Episode 3: Calico Jack

    In this last episode Will heads to Port Royal, Jamaica, formerly known as the wickedest city on earth, and where Jack and his crew made their name.

  • Calico Jack - Trailer

    Womanizing, flamboyancy, and flair for the unexpected are just a few attributes used to describe the great Calico Jack.

  • Photo Gallery: Rum, Guns & Gallows

    VICE traveled to Nassau, Bahamas; Kingston, Jamaica; and Port Royal, Jamaica, to explore the worlds of three of history's most savage and notorious pirates in the original series Rum, Guns & Gallows. We got some great photos from the shoot, which we...

  • Episode 2: Blackbeard

    Will finds Blackbeard's legacy alive and well, and his drink of choice, rum, which is still an important currency on the island. Visiting a distillery, he takes a taste of the 78 percent proof booze that sustained the pirates, and learns why it was so...

  • Blackbeard - Trailer

    Will travels to Kingston, Jamaica, to learn about the most notorious pirate of all, Blackbeard.

  • Episode 1: Charles Vane

    Inspired by history's most brutal pirate, Charles Vane, Will Kiersky gets a first-hand tour of the more violent aspects of life in the deceptively beautiful Bahamas.

  • Rum, Guns, and Gallows - Trailer

    VICE embarked on a month-long journey to reveal the true history of the original pirates, in this three-part original series Rum, Guns, and Gallows, inspired by the upcoming videogame Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag.

  • Charles Vane - Trailer

    In part one of three, host Will Kiersky gets a first-hand tour of the more violent aspects of life in the deceptively beautiful Bahamas, inspired by history's most brutal pirate, Charles Vane.

  • Big Guns in the Badlands - Part 2

    Will raises the stakes and tests his aim on some exploding targets. After a slew of massive explosions (including a test run of a homemade cannon), he finally graduates to the mother of all machine guns—the .50 caliber M2 Browning.

  • Big Guns in the Badlands - Part 1

    We stumble upon a gun range out in the Black Hills of Sturgis, South Dakota, that houses one of the most elaborate private collections of automatic weapons in the world. From Israeli Uzis to .50 caliber machine guns, they have it all, and Will tries...

  • The Guide to Dubai

    Welcome to Dubai, where everything is brand new, except for the customs. It's really weird.

  • The Guide to Dubai

    Welcome to Dubai, where everything is brand new, except for the customs. It's really weird.