March 28, 2023: Audible, a leading creator and provider of premium audio storytelling has launched VICE Media’s latest podcast series titled, The Dark Side on its service. The Dark Side is a deep dive into revealing secrets, untold perspectives and shines a spotlight into the underbelly of India. This is VICE’s signature investigative documentary style of storytelling helmed by an investigator with an eye for detail. The podcast looks at 4 key themes that are often the subject of animated conversation, intense adulation and at times, deep-seated hatred.
- The Dark Side of Love
- The Dark Side of Cricket
- The Dark Side of Bollywood
- The Dark Side of Money
Every title under the banner of The Dark Side features 12 episodes. These episodes are standalone pieces that also come together to tell the story as one unified voice.
The Dark Side of Love is available on Audible now, you can listen to it here.
Samira Kanwar, VP Content, VICE APAC said, “At VICE, we have always been about digging out and delivering great stories that are authentic and relatable. It’s only natural then that our next frontier would be cultivating a listening audience who want powerful storytelling. We’re excited about the new opportunities the changing content landscape is presenting and look forward to exploring audio in a meaningful way.”
The first instalment of The Dark Side is on love. The 12 episodes of The Dark Side of Love tell stories that paint a vivid picture of what it means to be in love in India. Every episode picks up one love story; some successful and some that ended in tragedy. From socio-political issues such as killings in the name of honour to personal acts of brutal violence, this series explores how and why human beings act the way they do – especially when in love. The Dark Side of Love has been narrated by Neha Dixit, an award-winning freelance journalist specialising in politics, gender, and social justice.
Nilesh Zaveri, MD, VICE APAC added, “At VICE we have always been at the forefront of innovation. For the first time in India, VICE brings its culture-defining storytelling, while leveraging the inimitable power of audio, to deliver a truly unique experience for audiences on Audible.”
Shailesh Sawlani, VP and Country GM, Audible India commented, “VICE Media has a unique and distinct style of storytelling that we wanted our listeners to experience. The Dark Side podcast series from VICE Media is a perfect addition to our library with its gripping narratives and powerful insights. We are confident it will captivate audiences as well.”