By VICE Australia
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In our society, violence seems to simultaneously feel necessary, disgusting and fascinating—depending on who is perpetrating it. As an outlaw biker, psychology graduate and the son of Afghan refugees, Mahmood Fazal is interested in the psychology behind violence. In Violent Times, Mahmood seeks to deconstruct our relationship to violence, be it criminal, romanticised or state sanctioned.
||CleanAn Afternoon With the Yakuza: Japan’s Most Notorious Crime Syndicate||Japan’s Yakuza are infamous as one of the world’s most notorious crime syndicates. While their modern identity is a fascinating mix of style and violence, they see themselves as the cultural descendants of samurai.||28 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSAS Commando On Training To Kill||In 2013, Paul Cale became known as Australia’s Toughest Soldier and the Killer Commando after he stormed an enemy compound and strangled a Taliban leader. In this episode of Violent Times, we explore state-sanctioned violence||6 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIndigenous Incarceration Is a Form of Systemic Violence||Indigenous Australians are the most incarcerated people on earth. They make up 2 percent of the general population, but a staggering 34 percent of the female prison population. The majority of Indigenous female prisoners are survivors of family violence||24 1 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Child Soldier Who Joined the Tamil Tigers||At the age of 15, Niromi Di Soyza left her middle class home in Northern Sri Lanka and joined a violent militant group called the Tamil Tigers, a liberation front to some and a terrorist organisation to others.||15 1 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow Graffiti Went From Spray Cans To Box-Cutters And Guns||For graffers, the territory they tag is a reflection of their place in the subculture and society at large. So when an invader decides to claim their spot, or worse cross out their name, it’s an act of war.||15 1 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing Violent Times||As a society, violence seems to simultaneously feel necessary, disgusting and fascinating, depending on who is perpetrating it.||13 1 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
This podcast is now on the top of my favourites list!
A perfect look into the other side, amazing storytelling and captivating guest’
Easily one of the best pieces to come out of VICE