10 Best Episodes of VICE - Season 3

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Written by Sophie and last updated on jan 26, 2023.

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#14 - Synthetic Drug Revolution & Transsexuals of Iran (Season 3 - Episode 5)

The future of recreational drugs. Sex-change surgeries in Iran.

The episode was rated 7.43 from 219 votes.

VICE - S3E11

#13 - Evolution of a Plague & Campus Coverup (Season 3 - Episode 11)


An investigation of sexual assault on college campuses and why schools try to keep it off the record includes remarks by Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.). Also: a report on the Ebola outbreak in Africa.

The episode was rated 7.50 from 126 votes.


#12 - To Serve and Protect & Coming to America (Season 3 - Episode 2)

“To Serve and Protect” – Thomas Morton reports from Ferguson, Mo., in the aftermath of the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, and interviews journalist Radley Balko about the militarization of police in the U.S.. “Coming to America” – Suroosh Alvi visits El Salvador to observe the reasons behind mass migration north, and chronicles a journey through Central America on top of trains that leads to the U.S.

The episode was rated 7.59 from 210 votes.


#11 - Savior Seeds & India's Water Crisis (Season 3 - Episode 9)


The future of food and genetically modified organisms. India's shortage of clean water.

The episode was rated 7.64 from 137 votes.


#10 - The Post-Antibiotic World & Indonesia's Palm Bomb (Season 3 - Episode 6)

The palm oil industry in Indonesia and the search for new antibiotics.

The episode was rated 7.64 from 174 votes.


#9 - Sweet Home Alabama & Haitian Money Pit (Season 3 - Episode 7)


Thomas Morton reports on the fallout from anti-immigration legislation in Alabama. Vikram Gandhi visits Haiti to examine what happened to billions of dollars in relief and reconstruction aid following the 2010 earthquake.

The episode was rated 7.70 from 167 votes.


#8 - Egyptian Tomb Raiders & Rent a White Guy (Season 3 - Episode 8)

Gianna Toboni investigates who's behind the looting of antiquities in the Middle East in the aftermath of the Arab Spring. Thomas Morton reports on the popularity of Western white males in China.

The episode was rated 7.73 from 178 votes.

VICE - S3E10

#7 - A Prayer for Uganda & Kidneyville (Season 3 - Episode 10)


Anti-gay leaders teach intolerance to Uganda's youth. The illegal market for kidneys in Bangladesh.

The episode was rated 7.74 from 121 votes.


#6 - We The People & Countdown to Extinction (Season 3 - Episode 3)

“We the People” – A recent study funded by the Department of Homeland Security listed domestic right-wing groups as two of the top three greatest terrorist threats in America. Host Gianna Toboni investigates these so-called patriots, training and taking up arms along the border. “Countdown to Extinction” – Correspondent Isobel Yeung visits the Mozambique Channel and the Gulf of Mexico to get an idea of how much we've overfished our oceans, and what we can now do to reverse that trend.

The episode was rated 7.75 from 203 votes.

VICE - S3E12

#5 - Enemies at the Gates & Global Jihad (Season 3 - Episode 12)


Suroosh Alvi travels to Saudi Arabia to see how America's staunchest Arab ally is defending itself - and how it may be fanning the flames of global militancy. Gianna Toboni travels to Europe to meet some of the young men drawn to ISIS's call, and visits with American Navy strike pilots working to roll back the Islamic State's gains.

The episode was rated 7.78 from 164 votes.


#4 - Lines in the Sand & Outsourcing Embryos (Season 3 - Episode 4)

Drug trafficking in Africa. Indian women who are paid to carry babies for wealthy foreigners.

The episode was rated 7.83 from 184 votes.

VICE - S3E13

#3 - Afghanistan After Us & La Haine (Season 3 - Episode 13)


Ben Anderson returns to Helmand, the country'smost violent province, to investigate the security situation in Afghanistan as American involvement winds down. Vikram Gandhi goes to Paris to gauge the causes of the growing hate in the City of Lights.

The episode was rated 7.92 from 142 votes.


#2 - Our Rising Oceans (Season 3 - Episode 1)

A report on climate change that features a visit to Antarctica to observe melting glaciers and a report on rising sea levels in Bangladesh. Then an interview with Vice President Joe Biden.

The episode was rated 7.95 from 188 votes.

VICE - S3E14

#1 - Cold War 2.0 (Season 3 - Episode 14)


The increasingly strained relationship between Russia and NATO is examined in the Season 3 finale, which includes remarks by U.S. president Barack Obama and vice president Joe Biden.

The episode was rated 8.04 from 170 votes.

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