FARANG: The Story of Chef Andy Ricker of Pok Pok Thai Empire

Subscribe to Munchies here: Farang, the Thai word for foreigner, is the story of how chef Andy Ricker took a 25 year obsession and spun it into the Pok Pok restaurant empire. While impetus behind Andy opening a restaurant in the first place was a decision based wanting to be able to travel and not continue his house painting business, it became more than that. The focus of Andy’s mission soon became to represent the culture and food of the people in Northern Thailand as faithfully as possible. He is constantly reinforcing the idea that he is not a chef, but merely a person who is helping to curate this cuisine in America. In the film Andy introduces us to 3 of his main inspirations Thailand for which he based some of his most successful dishes. Farang c

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Getting High with a Hallucinogenic Toad Prophet

Our Vice Mexico team went to the Sonora desert in search of the Bufo Alvarius, an endemic toad species that contains a very high dosage of 5-MEO-DMT in it´s body. 5-MEO-DMT is said to be the most potent hallucinogenic in the world. Our guide through this trip was Octavio Rettig, a doctor who has studied this toad for more than eight year and has brought the medicine – as he calls the substance – all over the world. We went to Punta Chueca, Sonora, where we hanged out with the indigenous community who has been taking 5-MEO-DMT from the toad since pre-hispanic times. We met Grandpa Pancho – one of the elders of the town – and travelled with him to the sacred island of Isla Tiburón. There we had a small ceremony where we tried the substance for the very first time. Watch more Episodes of

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600 Pound Mom Gets Paid to Eat

After years of getting paid to scarf down tacos and pizza on “fat fetish” cam sites, Donna Simpson reached an astonishing 600 lbs. She’s now desperately trying to lose weight in order to lead a normal life for the sake of herself and her children. Check out the VICE “Best Of” playlist here: Subscribe for videos that are actually good: Check out our full video catalog: Videos, daily editorial and more: Like VICE on Facebook: Follow VICE on Twitter: Read our tumblr:

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The Cannibal Generals of Liberia

Full length now on YouTube: Cannibalism, murder and rape are just a part of everyday life in certain regions of Liberia. Despite the United Nation’s eventual intervention, most of this country’s young people continue to live in abject poverty, surrounded by filth, drug addiction, and teenage prostitution. In 2009, we went to Liberia to rummage through the messy remains of a country ravaged by 14 years of civil war. UPDATE: Charles G. Taylor, former President of Liberia and warlord, has been convicted by an international tribunal of war crimes and crimes against humanity, including rape, murder, and the use of child soldiers. He is the first head of state to be found guilty by an international court since the Nuremberg trials. Hosted by Shane Smith | Or

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Apple says NO STEAM LINK FOR YOU!

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Lamb Necks, Alligators, and the Blues: Fuck, That’s Delicious (Episode 5)

What do you get when you cross a lamb neck with a fan boat and blues guitar legend? You have the fifth episode of Fuck, That’s Delicious, which takes us to New Orleans. Action Bronson had some down time between touring and recording his upcoming album, so he decided to recharge by sampling some of the Big Easy’s more contemporary culinary offerings and hearing some blues firsthand. As always, Bam Bam zeroed in on the finest fried chicken at Willie Mae’s Scotch House, the best sandwiches at Coquette, late night fare at Mimi’s and a cooking lesson from the most dynamic chef in the city, Isaac Toups, of Toups’ Meatery. If all this wasn’t enough, we managed to see some gators in the flesh and witness The Little Freddie King Blues Band do their thing. Enjoy. Pre-order the white lim

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The NCTJ Journalism Diversity Fund 2017

Want to be a journalist? Could you bring diversity to a newsroom? The Journalism Diversity Fund could help fund your NCTJ training. Many thanks to Daniel ‘Zinny’ Boswell, apprentice at Sky Sports News, for creating this video for the Journalism Diversity Fund.

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The Dirty Secret at the Bottom of the Great Lakes: Oil & Water

The world’s largest crude oil transporter has a secret buried deep in the Great Lakes—two aging oil pipelines that transport 23 million gallons of crude oil through the largest body of fresh water on earth. Enbridge, the company that operates the pipelines, insists that the two 20-inch pipelines stretching across the Straits of Mackinac could last indefinitely. But one look at the company’s environmental record tells another story: Enbridge had more than 800 spills in North America between 1999 and 2010, dumping nearly 6.8 million gallons of oil. The largest spill released one million gallons of oil into the Kalamazoo River, only a few hours drive away from the Mackinac Straits. Activists and advocates have independently verified that parts of the pipeline—built in 1953—are sitti

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Our Rising Oceans (VICE on HBO: Season 3, Episode 1)

Our oceans are rising. With human use of hydrocarbons skyrocketing, waters around the globe are getting hotter and, now, this warm sub-surface water is washing into Antarctica’s massive western glaciers causing the glaciers to retreat and break off. Antarctica holds 90% of the world’s ice and 70% of its freshwater, so if even a small fraction of the ice sheet in Antarctica melts, the resulting sea level rise will completely remap the world as we know it — and it is already happening. In the last decade, some of the most significant glaciers here have tripled their melt rate. VICE founder Shane Smith travels to the bottom of the world to investigate the instability of the West Antarctic ice sheet and to see first hand how the continent is melting — and VICE follows the rising ocean

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The New Era of Canadian Sex Work

After the Canadian Supreme Court struck down laws around sex work as being harmful to people in the trade, the federal government passed Bill C-36, which criminalizes johns who patronize sex workers. The government argues these laws are intended to protect women from human traffickers, but critics say they make the trade more dangerous for those consensually doing sex work. It’s now illegal for sex workers to advertise their services, and because johns are committing a crime, they may pressure workers to rush into encounters without vetting potential clients. We sent Lowell, a pop singer and former stripper, to meet with policy makers and law enforcement officials to discuss C-36. Lowell also went down to Nevada to see how a regulated, legal sex industry functions. Finally, she met with a

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