Nick Chester

Hate Island

A Prison Guard Debunks Tommy Robinson's ‘Muslim Gang’ Claims

Robinson (real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon) faces a new contempt of court charge hearing – a guard fact-checks his fear of 'Muslim gangs.'
Nick Chester
4.16.19
crime

The Fantastical Story of the 'Pablo Escobar of Eggs'

Jeffrey Lendrum has spent almost four decades stealing and smuggling the eggs of rare birds, some of which can sell for up to £300,000.
Nick Chester
3.18.19
prison

Prison Guards Share their Experiences with 'One Percenter' Inmates

The "one percenters" are those deemed so unruly that they spend the majority of their sentences in solitary confinement.
Nick Chester
3.12.19
prison

Prison Escapees Describe How They Did It

"Other inmates attacked the guards. Being of a slightly mellower constitution, I stole an ice cream and went for a walk in the sun."
Nick Chester
3.11.19
Anglomania

We Asked Anglophiles Why They Love Britain So Much

Overseas football casuals, mods and Perry boys told us what they like about our shitty little island.
Nick Chester
2.19.19
Drugs

I Persuaded a Dealer to Cook and Deliver a Beef Wellington Instead of Weed

Because food goes well with weed.
Nick Chester
1.25.19
hooliganism

I Want to Import British Football Hooliganism Into the US

We spoke to Derek "Diablo" Alvarez, who founded the Miami Casuals and plans to establish a joint US-UK unit to "get revenge against the Russians for what happened in Marseilles".
Nick Chester
1.23.19
crime

Undercover Police On the Most Dangerous Situation They've Been in

"Are you guys cops?" he asked. "If you are…" he added, touching my forehead with his two fingers, imitating a gun. "Pop! Pop!"
Nick Chester
11.19.18
Attraction

Blind People On How They Experience Sexual Attraction

"My brain usually makes its mind up whether or not I like a person within five seconds."
Nick Chester
10.30.18
prison

Ex-Prisoners Tell Us The Worst Person They've Had To Share A Cell With

"I told him J.R.R. Tolkien didn't invent elves, he told me to close the door. I knew he wanted to fight."
Nick Chester
1.3.18
porn

Why Cultural Appropriation Is Given a Pass in Porn

A film in which a man uses a didgeridoo as a sex toy has thrown up all sorts of questions around why porn isn't treated the same as other media.
Nick Chester
6.26.17
Smells

I Spoke to an 'Aroma Jockey', Who DJs Smells for Deaf Audiences

He told me about "smound", a perception or sense experience produced from the convergence of scents and sounds.
Nick Chester
3.15.17
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