10 Best Episodes of VICE - Season 7

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

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VICE - S7E10

#13 - Death at Parchman & Undocumented (Season 7 - Episode 10)

Correspondent Gianna Toboni examines how Mississippi’s Department of Corrections neglected Parchman Prison for years until recent riots and smuggled out images exposed its grim and deadly conditions; Correspondent Paola Ramos explores what it’s like to survive as an undocumented immigrant in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak.

The episode was rated 7.58 from 38 votes.


#12 - Three Borders, One War & Generation TikTok (Season 7 - Episode 6)


Correspondent David Noriega reports from the border between Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina, a lawless place where criminal gangs are more powerful than nation-states; TikTok is one of the most popular apps -- but it's not exactly the first place someone runs to when they want to find thoughtful, deliberate dialogue. Dexter Thomas examines how that's changing.

The episode was rated 7.63 from 43 votes.

VICE - S7E11

#11 - Viral Racism & Spring Break Forever (Season 7 - Episode 11)

As COVID-19 sweeps across the world, Senior Correspondent Isobel Yeung explores how Asian Americans are being discriminated against in their own country; when the coronavirus pandemic hit, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis left it to local counties and municipalities to decide on safety measures in their towns. Alzo Slade visits one small town to find out how local government officials are handling a global pandemic.

The episode was rated 7.65 from 43 votes.


#10 - Terror in the Sahel & Corona Crash (Season 7 - Episode 8)


Ben Anderson goes to Burkina Faso, where a fast-growing humanitarian crisis spins out of control as the Sahel becomes the new epicenter of terrorism and violence; Michael Moynihan surveys the long-term economic devastation wrought by COVID-19.

The episode was rated 7.69 from 35 votes.


#9 - Maximum Pressure & The Unreachables (Season 7 - Episode 9)

A look at the role of sanctions and mismanagement in Iran's fate in the wake of COVID-19, including an interview with former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad; the ACLU works across borders to reunite families that were torn apart.

The episode was rated 7.76 from 33 votes.


#8 - India Burning & Russia's Fight Factory (Season 7 - Episode 2)


With India's leaders ramping up Hindu nationalist rhetoric, there is growing fear among the nation's 200 million Muslims; the tiny Russian Republic of Dagestan is a modern-day fight factory.

The episode was rated 7.77 from 39 votes.


#7 - Warning from Wuhan & Cuban Hostage Crisis (Season 7 - Episode 4)

Correspondent Krishna Andavolu presents the video diary of Chinese citizen journalist Chen Qiushi to illustrate the full impact of COVID-19 in Wuhan; Correspondent Paola Ramos exposes how the Trump Administration's "Remain in Mexico" policy is strengthening cartels as they kidnap Cuban migrants held at the border and target their American families waiting for them at home.

The episode was rated 7.87 from 53 votes.

VICE - S7E13

#6 - Crackdown in Cambodia & The Last Responders (Season 7 - Episode 13)


How the COVID-19 pandemic is being used in Cambodia as a cover for political repression by one of the world's longest-serving leaders; New York City's so-called "last responders" battle against a pandemic to maintain dignity for the dead.

The episode was rated 7.92 from 37 votes.


#5 - Quitting WeWork & Losing Ground & Italy's Darkest Hour (Season 7 - Episode 5)

In this 1-hour episode, correspondent Seb Walker examines the spectacular rise and fall of WeWork, and delves into the world of venture capitalists willing to gamble billions on the next big startup; as the U.S. continues to grapple with its history of racial discrimination, correspondent Alzo Slade explores the vulnerability of black land owners in the South; correspondent Isobel Yeung reports from the heart of Italy's COVID-19 crisis, gaining rare access to an ICU in a hospital overwhelmed by the virus.

The episode was rated 7.95 from 40 votes.

VICE - S7E12

#4 - Citizen's Unrest & Brazil's Little Flu & Know Your Enemy (Season 7 - Episode 12)


Minneapolis is the center of the Black Lives Matter protest movement; the impact of COVID-19 on Brazil's most vulnerable populations; as the world races to find a COVID-19 vaccine, "virus hunters" are on a mission to prevent the next pandemic.

The episode was rated 8.03 from 35 votes.


#3 - Battle for Idlib & Seeking Solitude (Season 7 - Episode 3)

Correspondent Isobel Yeung gains rare access inside Idlib, Syria's last rebel-held territory, as President Assad and his allies mount a brutal bombing offensive that has civilians paying the highest price; Correspondent Dexter Thomas goes on lockdown in South Korea to search for the benefits of isolation -- ironically, just weeks before the rest of the world would join him in their COVID-19 quarantines.

The episode was rated 8.05 from 39 votes.


#2 - Keepers of the Caliphate & SIM Kids (Season 7 - Episode 1)


VICE correspondent Hind Hassan explores the resurgence of ISIS, as brigades of radicalized ISIS women have started to regroup within al-Hol camp, where tens of thousands of women and children who once lived under The Islamic State and are now held; VICE correspondent Krishna Andavolu examines the unlikely origins of what some call the perfect crime, and explores the urgent implications for personal security, digital identity, and the persistent industry inaction on SIM swapping.

The episode was rated 8.22 from 55 votes.


#1 - Fighting COVID & Atomic Atolls (Season 7 - Episode 7)

Following front-line healthcare workers as they take on the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis; the nuclear legacy of the United States' atomic weapons testing in the Marshall Islands and the negative impacts on its people.

The episode was rated 8.24 from 42 votes.

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