Sam Nichols

Drugs

The Rise and Fall of 'Red Mitsubishis': the Pill That Terrified Australia

In the 90s, they were the pill of choice. By the early 2000s they'd become public enemy number one.
Sam Nichols
3.5.19
Drugs

We Asked Drug Dealers How They've Been Affected by Festival Deaths

"I'm definitely seeing more caution and questions being asked. Buyers now want to see the product beforehand and know how other people have reacted."
Sam Nichols
2.17.19
horse races

Wild Photos from the World’s Drunkest Horse Race

We talked to the photographer who captured Australia's 1999 Birdsville races.
Sam Nichols
10.7.18
Photography

Photos of the Dangerous, Tight-Knit World of Australian Rodeo

"They’re completely sunburned and injured, but they still manage to smile."
Sam Nichols
8.30.18
addiction

From Shopping for Dolls to Catfishing Friends, People Share Their Compulsive Behaviors

"Whenever I’d buy a doll, it was this euphoric high."
Sam Nichols
8.6.18
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A Successful Artist Explains How to Make Art and Money

Australian sculptor Mathieu Briand spills the secret to pulling in five figures a month.
Sam Nichols
6.14.18
crime

Ten Questions You Always Wanted to Ask a Lawyer Who Defends Rapists

"Hearing someone give evidence about how their life has been ruined is emotional for absolutely everyone."
Sam Nichols
5.28.18
Let Me Google That For You

I Tried Answering the Top Googled Question: 'Why Are We Still Here?'

It's the word "still" that makes it poignant.
Sam Nichols
4.16.18
Owen Wilson

Why Did 600 People Gather in Melbourne to 'Say Wow Like Owen Wilson'?

We went to the event to investigate.
Sam Nichols
2.26.18
mental health

A Surprising Number of Nutrition Students Struggle with Eating Disorders

We spoke to four people involved in health education about why studying nutrition can be so unhealthy.
Sam Nichols
8.24.17
Health

Why the Anti-Vaxxer Movement Refuses to Die

Preventable deaths are on the rise in Australia because more people are refusing to vaccinate their kids.
Sam Nichols
4.3.17
Health

People Tell Us Their Half-Assed Reasons for Never Using Condoms

"Laziness is one thing. Sensation is another."
Sam Nichols
12.11.16
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