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#18 VICE: An Oral History
VICE's Montreal origin, remembered by those who were there.

Synopsis

Conflict and controversy as Gavin McInnes and others remember Voice of Montreal, a government-subsidized community newspaper in the 90s that grew into a global brand.

Guests 

Gavin McInnes, Rupert Bottenberg, Lisa Gabriele, Robbie Dillon

People mentioned 

Shane Smith, Suroosh Alvi, Rick Trembles, Terry Richardson, Ryan McGinley, Leslie Arfin

Topics discussed

Would VICE Magazine have happened without a Quebec welfare grant?  What was it like working for VICE back in their Montreal days? Did VICE lie to its advertisers and cheat its contributors? Did the tone of VICE anticipate social media? How come no famous writers emerged from VICE?   Why did Gavin McInnes claim “I invented hipsters”? How does Gavin McInnes feel about being erased from VICE’s official history?

February 3, 2014
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