VICELAND: A New Cable Channel For Old Souls

VICELAND is not your parent’s cable channel, and maybe that’s a good thing because emerging young artists and social activists have found an awesome platform for some epic non-fiction storytelling, and it’s challenging the status quo.

The channel is a creative adaptation of Vice Media, which includes VICE magazine. Launched earlier this year, it is becoming the topic of conversations at high school lunch tables across the country.

VICELAND’s unique documentary/reality television style explores counter-culture topics, global fashion trends, and the influence of youth and hip-hop/music culture around the world.

Young people and old souls, who are attracted to the alternative narratives will be intrigued by the fresh perspectives and diverse storytelling.  Nope, this is not your parent’s cable channel, the channel’s creator, Spike Jonze, has specifically developed content for conscious youth. The stories are meant to provoke thought as well as discussion and action so check it out.

VICELAND programming is available with a cable subscription. The website says, “If you don’t have a cable provider account and can’t bum one, don’t sweat it. We offer select episodes, for free at, without a login, every week. Watch current and archival VICE shows for free here.” You can also rent select episodes or purchase a season pass on Amazon.

  • Abandoned
    “Skateboarder Rick McCrank explores abandoned places with the people who love them long after the lights have gone out.” Watch the trailer HERE.
  • Woman
    “At the intersection of violence and stability, of oppression and progress, are women. Gloria Steinem travels the world meeting those whose lives are in the crosshairs.” Watch the trailer HERE.
  • Gaycation
    Ellen Page and her best friend, Ian Daniel, set off on a personal journey to explore LGBTQ cultures around the world.”  Watch the trailer HERE.

Comments Prompt:  VICELAND has received both awards and backlash for their projects. What topics are important to you that you wish mainstream media would cover more frequently?

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