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Pakistan's Enforced Disappearances

Mahrang Baloch is an activist using social media to highlight the issue of enforced disappearances in Pakistan. Ethnic Baloch people have been disappearing for two decades, activists say this happens after calling for social justice or independence.
Local Legends
9:38

The Italian Hobbit Who Climbed Vesuvius to Build His Shire

We met Nicolas Gentile, a real hobbit who climbed Vesuvius to raise money to build his own shire on the hills, in Abruzzo
Local Legends
11:08

75 Arrests, 134 Marathons & 1 Stabbing: Kansas City Superman

Local Legends meets a one of a kind jogger in Kansas City named the Kansas City Superman.
Local Legends
7:55

London’s Joyful Lockdown Ravers

We meet Joy Anonymous, a dance collective that brought happiness to Londoners during the misery of lockdown by throwing parties on the River Thames.
Local Legends
13:51

Undressing the True Story of the Naked Cowboy

Profiling the local heroes.
Local Legends
10:24

The 60-Ton Junk Cathedral of Texas

Vince Hanneman, AKA The Junk King, has become famous in Austin for the massive, multi-room, 60-ton Cathedral of Junk he has been building on his property since the 80s.
Local Legends
7:14

The Furniture Salesman that Saved Houston: Mattress Mack

If you live in Houston, you probably know Jim McIngvale as his alter-ego "Mattress Mack." Mack is fixture of Houston and a true local legend.
Local Legends
6:34

Pancho Claus is Coming to Town | Local Legends

Since 1981, Richard Reyes has played the part of Pancho Claus, dressing up in a zoot suit and delivering presents in a low-rider to kids around the city.
Local Legends
11:06

Dennis Woodruff

Profiling the local heroes.
Local Legends
9:06

The Ice Bearded Surfers of Lake Michigan

Daniel Schetter, known as “Surfer Dan,” has become a local legend for surfing Lake Superior, rain or shine, and making epic ice beards in the meantime.
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An Eating Disorder Specialist Explains Our Unhealthy Relationship to Food

VICE spoke to Ashley McHan, an eating disorder therapist, about our unhealthy relationship to food, how it contributes to disordered eating and the underlying causes, similarities and differences of various eating disorders.
Local Legends
7:18

Chili’s Manager by Day, Wrestling Hero by Night

Joe Singer is a mild mannered restaurant manager at Chili’s by day. But by night transforms into his wrestling persona, Hobo Hank, a homeless and heroic character of unpredictable proportions.
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