Nick Chester


I Hung Out with the Neo-Nazis Who Tried to Set Up an Aryan Homeland in the UK

We caught up with Nick Ryan, a journalist who embedded with neo-Nazi group Combat 18 in the 90s and went on a magical mystery tour of fascism.


How a UK Town Became a Media Focus for Suspected Hate Crimes

When recent news spread of two separate attacks in Harlow – one fatal – the town found itself at the centre of a media circus framed around race and deprivation.


We Spoke to the Man Who Really Wants a Separate Country for Gay People

Meet Viktor Zimmerman, the director of the Gay Homeland Foundation and a man with a vehement plan to establish a gay-led country.


Former Inmates Tell Us About the Weirdest Things They Saw in Prison

"A pillowcase full of severed pigeon heads had been discovered in the inmate's cell."


Former Sex Workers Explain How and Why They Left the Business

"The first step toward leaving that world was writing a book about it and putting my face on the cover."


Do People Actually Want to Move to the UK to Commit Crime?

We asked a few former criminals to find out if there's any truth in the EU Referendum Leave camp's claims.


How I Went from a British Estate to Kenyan Prison in Five Years

A holiday ended up changing the course of this guy's life for good—which he had plenty of time to reflect on in prison.


How I Ended Up Producing Thousands of LSD Tabs in the 70s

Former 70s LSD tabletter Leaf Fielding talks about the golden age of acid, what it was like being infiltrated by the police, and the psychedelics he takes today.


How the Russian Mafia Salvaged My Brutal Year in Dubai Prison

Meet Karl Williams, a Londoner whose Dubai holiday basically went up in flames when he and his friends were arrested on drug charges in 2013.


How Five Former Homeless People Got off the Streets for Good

I spoke to five formerly homeless people to find out how they got off the streets for good.


Criminals Explain How They Justified Their Crimes to Themselves

When you're planning to mug someone or rob a small business, how do you get past all the thoughts telling you that what you're about to do is very, very wrong?


Meet the Ex-Gangster Who Preaches to Prisoners in Jails Across the Globe

"I want to share the message that set me free to as many people as possible in the same way that if you found the cure for cancer, you'd want to share it with the world," says ex-con John Lawson.