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Meet the Grandfather of Chinese Rock Meet the Grandfather of Chinese Rock

MILENE LARSSON: When we covered the Beijing punk scene, we were surprised by how apolitical most of these bands were. So we decided to meet up with Cui Jian, the grandfather of Chinese rock. Cui Jian is the biggest rock star in China, and he’s probably more punk than all the new bands put together.…

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The Gun Markets of Pakistan The Gun Markets of Pakistan

[GUNFIRE] SUROOSH ALVI: We’re here in Lahore, Pakistan, in the old city. I’m here visiting family. It’s been about three years since I was in the country. And in that time, the country has gone through insane amounts of change– truly full of deep contradictions. On the one hand, you’ve got this progressive side of…

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Teenage Exorcists (Part 1/2) Teenage Exorcists (Part 1/2)

AUDIENCE: [CHANTING] ANNOUNCER: Let’s give a very warm welcome– Teenage Exorcist. CHARLET DOBUC: The Teenage Exorcists is not the latest occult TV show, but a trio of real-life All-American home-schooled virgins from Phoenix, Arizona. 18-year-old Brynne and her two friends the Sherkenback sisters spend their spare time touring the world confronting the devil. Bob Larson,…

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Tripping on Hallucinogenic Frogs (Part 3/3) Tripping on Hallucinogenic Frogs (Part 3/3)

HAMILTON MORRIS: Juan lights a stick on fire and gets it glowing orange. The captain does not react. He takes two more burns the same way, and then Juan begins to rub the jelly into all three wounds. [SPEAKING PORTUGUESE] HAMILTON MORRIS: Does he feel anything? [SPEAKING PORTUGUESE] MALE SPEAKER: He’s beginning to feel it.…

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Colombia’s Hidden Killers: Part 1/2 (Documentary) Colombia’s Hidden Killers: Part 1/2 (Documentary)

KRISHNA ANDAVOLU: When you think of land mines, countries like Afghanistan, Sudan, Iraq, and other conflict areas around the world might come to mind. But Colombia is one of the most affected countries in the world, too. Because for the last 50 years, there’s been a roiling conflict between leftist Marxist guerrillas and the Colombian…

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Murder Rates Keep Rising in Venezuela (Part 1/3) Murder Rates Keep Rising in Venezuela (Part 1/3)

RYAN DUFFY: Probably could have gone one slice of pizza lighter at dinner. FELIX JEREZ RIVERA: [SPEAKING SPANISH] RYAN DUFFY: So it’s the 13th year of the Chavez regime here in Venezuela, and his Bolivarian revolution has left the country deeply divided along political lines. And despite its egalitarian aims, the economic divide between the…

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3D Printed Guns (Documentary) 3D Printed Guns (Documentary)

CODY R. WILSON: Gun control, for us is a fantasy. In a way that people say, wait a minute, you’re being unrealistic about printing a gun. I think it’s more unrealistic now, especially going forward, to think you could ever control this technology. [GUNSHOTS] ERIN LEE CARR: 2012 was a bloody year in America, one…

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How to Buy Nukes on the Black Market How to Buy Nukes on the Black Market

SHANE SMITH: We came back from Bulgaria blown away by our biggest story that we’d ever done, feeling like we were 60 Minutes or something. And we gave all the footage to our editor Jake. And Jake was confused and saddened and freaked out by it. So what we’re going to do is go through…

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Sisa: Cocaine of the Poor (Part 1/2) Sisa: Cocaine of the Poor (Part 1/2)

[DIAL UP CONNECTION SOUNDS] [MUSIC PLAYING] ALEX MILLER: Last time I was in Greece in 2011, they were carving each other’s heads in, during riots which would eventually lead to the resignation of the prime minister, George Papandreou. Three prime ministers later, and the situation in Greece isn’t much better. Extremist politics, civil unrest, and…

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Testing Explosives from The Anarchist Cookbook Testing Explosives from The Anarchist Cookbook

[FAST MUSIC PLAYING] ROCCO CASTORO: I recently wrote an article for the technology issue of “Vice” about “The Anarchist Cookbook”. And if you don’t know what “The Anarchist Cookbook” is, it was written in 1971 by a 19-year-old named William Powell. It was a response to the Vietnam War and a type of field manual…

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