EP 458: Vice's Jesse Angelo and Isobel Yeung
Vice Media’s President of Global News and Entertainment Jesse Angelo and Vice reporter Isobel Yeung discuss the move of Vice's flagship television program VICE from HBO to Showtime. Isobel talks about her groundbreaking coverage of the Syrian civil war and China’s forced detention of Uighur muslims. She shares what’s it like doing serious journalism in authoritarian nations where media is tightly controlled, and Jesse discusses the complicated process of keeping his reporters safe in those places. Jesse also talks about his move from Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp to the free-wheeling culture at Vice, why Vice will focus on under-reported stories beyond our borders while the rest of the media obsess over the election in 2020, and how he sees Vice filling a demand for grittier, less-produced news in contrast to the more traditional cable news outlets.
The new season of VICE premieres this Sunday, March 29 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime. Visit www.vice.com for more information and follow Isobel and Jesse on Twitter at @isobelyeung and @jessemangelo. Today's episode was sponsored by American Home Shield. American Home Shield, America’s most preferred home warranty, gives you a plan when stuff breaks down in your home. Go to www.ahs.com/kick today to save $50, and start protecting your home and budget from inevitable breakdowns.