Shane Smith

The Prison Issue

Fixing the System: An Interview with President Obama on Prison Reform

VICE accompanied President Obama to a federal prison in Oklahoma to film a special episode about the US criminal justice system for our show on HBO. Read an excerpt from a sit-down interview conducted during the visit.
Shane Smith
10.5.15
VICE News

Thank You All For Your Support

Though two VICE News journalists are being released from prison in Turkey, one of our colleagues is still detained. The episode, VICE founder Shane Smith says, is a reminder of the importance to stand up for free expression.
Shane Smith
9.3.15
the Earth Died Screaming Issue

Shane Smith on the Need to Protect the Earth from Environmental Catastrophe

It's increasingly clear to me that the environment touches every single human on Earth—perhaps in different ways, but when the environment is hurting we all suffer.
Shane Smith
5.6.15
politics

VICE Meets President Obama

To make VICE's first interview with the commander-in-chief a success, we want to hear what you would ask Barack Obama.
Shane Smith
3.9.15
climate change

How Much Climate-Change Denial Can the Market Bear?

Shane Smith responds to an unscientific “analysis” of the VICE on HBO segment, “Greenland is Melting.”
Shane Smith
4.1.14
News

Welcome to the VICE News Private Beta

Behold, dear reader: a message from VICE founder and CEO Shane Smith about our new news website, VICE News, which is now in beta.
Shane Smith
2.27.14
VICE News

Welcome to the VICE News Beta

We couldn’t be more excited to launch this site, and we hope that you'll help us make it as good as we can make it. We are in this together.
Shane Smith
2.26.14
VICE on HBO Extended

Meet Kalpana Saroj, India's Dalit Queen

VICE co-founder Shane Smith meets real-life slum-dog millionaire Kalpana Saroj, who was once a Dalit at the very bottom of the Indian caste system and earned only pennies a day in a sweatshop. She eventually became a talented tailor, making $5 every...
Shane Smith
5.10.13
VICE on HBO Extended

Pakistani Dress Up

Before heading out to the Line of Control that divides India and Pakistan, Shane decides to buy the local garb—shalwar kameez—to fit in.
Shane Smith
4.24.13
VICE on HBO Extended

Going on a Raid in Bajaur

While shooting in Bajaur, Pakistan—considered the main refuge and supply route for Taliban insurgents—Shane gets a firsthand look at what a raid operation with Bajaur scouts looks like.
Shane Smith
4.23.13
VICE News

The Mexican Mormon War

We talk to Romney's Mexican relatives about the time a family member was held for ransom by the cartel.
Shane Smith
9.25.12
VICE News

The Mexican Mormon War

The Mexican drug cartels are at war... with Mormons. In Part 5, we're stalked by the cartel after going on patrol with the police and drinking with the Mormons.
Shane Smith
9.21.12
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