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Kingpins

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Rank #127 in Society & Culture category

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Undeniable power. Unbelievable stories. Unlikely origins. Kingpins follows the rise and fall of rulers of the underworld. Every Friday, we examine the leaders of organized crime rings, and how money and power corrupted and changed their communities. What makes a kingpin or queenpin, and how can we stop them? Kingpins is part of the Parcast Network, and a production of Cutler Media. New episodes release on Fridays.

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Undeniable power. Unbelievable stories. Unlikely origins. Kingpins follows the rise and fall of rulers of the underworld. Every Friday, we examine the leaders of organized crime rings, and how money and power corrupted and changed their communities. What makes a kingpin or queenpin, and how can we stop them? Kingpins is part of the Parcast Network, and a production of Cutler Media. New episodes release on Fridays.

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1473 Ratings
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Informative

By Babshageg - May 27 2019
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I enjoy the straightforwardness of this podcast, one of my favs

Informative

By Babshageg - May 27 2019
Read more
I enjoy the straightforwardness of this podcast, one of my favs

iTunes Ratings

1473 Ratings
Average Ratings
1314
66
37
23
33

Informative

By Babshageg - May 27 2019
Read more
I enjoy the straightforwardness of this podcast, one of my favs

Informative

By Babshageg - May 27 2019
Read more
I enjoy the straightforwardness of this podcast, one of my favs
Cover image of Kingpins

Kingpins

Updated 12 days ago

Rank #127 in Society & Culture category

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Undeniable power. Unbelievable stories. Unlikely origins. Kingpins follows the rise and fall of rulers of the underworld. Every Friday, we examine the leaders of organized crime rings, and how money and power corrupted and changed their communities. What makes a kingpin or queenpin, and how can we stop them? Kingpins is part of the Parcast Network, and a production of Cutler Media. New episodes release on Fridays.

Rank #1: “Cali Cartel” Pt. 1: The Rodríguez Orejuela Brothers

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The two brothers that made up half of the Cali Cartel in Colombia, Gilberto and Miguel Orejuela became the leaders of one of the world’s most successful cocaine cartels in the 1970s. Most of the cocaine in New York City at the time was delivered by this massive operation that stretched from Bolivia to Peru. 

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Feb 08 2019
46 mins
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Rank #2: “The Cocaine Godmother” Pt. 1: Griselda Blanco

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The woman who would become one of Colombia's first major cocaine traffickers in the 1970s got her start as a criminal at age 11, kidnapping neighborhood children for ransom. This brand of ruthlessness and violence would become Griselda Blanco’s signature whenever she was crossed, even by her own husbands.

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Mar 29 2019
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Rank #3: “King Larry” Pt. 1: Larry Hoover

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The leader of one of Chicago's most dangerous gangs in the 1970s, Larry Hoover was only 23 when he was sent to a maximum-security prison. The police thought they’d taken one of Chicago’s most dangerous gang leaders out of the game, but they’d only given him a new territory to reign, and 3,200 new inmates to recruit.

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Jan 11 2019
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Rank #4: “Mad Dog” Pt. 1: Vincent Coll

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When mobsters wanted a particularly ruthless job done in the 1920s and 30s, their go-to man was Vincent "Mad Dog" Coll. Vincent would kidnap or kill anyone, from Hell's Angels leader "Big Frenchy" DeMange to Broadway singer Rudy Vallee. 

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Apr 19 2019
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Rank #5: “Mr. Murder Capital” Pt. 1: Rayful Edmond III

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He was the youngest drug lord in D.C. history and began selling drugs at the ripe old age of 9-years-old. By the mid-1980s,  Rayful Edmond III controlled 60 percent of the drugs that came into the city and was making $300 million annually. But this would only be the beginning of his legendary reign.  
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Dec 28 2018
44 mins
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Rank #6: “Black Mafia Family” Pt. 1: Demetrius and Terry Flenory

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Growing up in poverty in Detroit, brothers Demetrius and Terry Flenory started dealing drugs to keep the family afloat before they were even old enough to drive. In 1989, Demetrius moved to Atlanta to expand his cocaine empire nationwide. He became a fixture of the city's nightlife scene, catching the attention of rappers like Young Jeezy...and DEA agents like Jack Harvey.

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Mar 08 2019
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Rank #7: “Black Mafia Family” Pt. 1: Demetrius and Terry Flenory

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Growing up in poverty in Detroit, brothers Demetrius and Terry Flenory started dealing drugs to keep the family afloat before they were even old enough to drive. In 1989, Demetrius moved to Atlanta to expand his cocaine empire nationwide. He became a fixture of the city's nightlife scene, catching the attention of rappers like Young Jeezy...and DEA agents like Jack Harvey.

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Mar 08 2019
42 mins
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Rank #8: “Diamond Jim” Pt. 1: Vincenzo Colosimo

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He had come from nothing, and yet had risen to become Chicago’s most feared and respected crime lord. Everybody knew Diamond Jim, and not just for his jewelry and that flashy three-piece suit he always wore. By 1914, Jim Colosimo controlled more than a 100 businesses in Chicago’s Red Light District. 

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Jan 25 2019
44 mins
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Rank #9: “Mr. Murder Capital” Pt. 2 - Rayful Edmond III

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This powerful Kingpin was responsible for the drug epidemic that gave D.C. the reputation as the “murder capital” of the U.S. Edmond’s infamous trial in 1989, required the jury to sit behind bulletproof glass for their protection.
Jan 04 2019
41 mins
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Rank #10: “Black Mafia Family” Pt. 2: Demetrius and Terry Flenory

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Even while he was building his nationwide drug empire, Demetrius Flenory never gave up on his childhood dream of becoming a hip-hop artist and producer. After a shooting at an Atlanta nightclub in 2003, the law started closing in and his chances of going legit started slipping away.
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Mar 15 2019
46 mins
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Rank #11: “Black Mafia Family” Pt. 1: Demetrius and Terry Flenory

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Growing up in poverty in Detroit, brothers Demetrius and Terry Flenory started dealing drugs to keep the family afloat before they were even old enough to drive. In 1989, Demetrius moved to Atlanta to expand his cocaine empire nationwide. He became a fixture of the city's nightlife scene, catching the attention of rappers like Young Jeezy...and DEA agents like Jack Harvey.

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Mar 08 2019
42 mins
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Rank #12: “Black Mafia Family” Pt. 1: Demetrius and Terry Flenory

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Growing up in poverty in Detroit, brothers Demetrius and Terry Flenory started dealing drugs to keep the family afloat before they were even old enough to drive. In 1989, Demetrius moved to Atlanta to expand his cocaine empire nationwide. He became a fixture of the city's nightlife scene, catching the attention of rappers like Young Jeezy...and DEA agents like Jack Harvey.

Parcasters - To learn about an iconic event in American history, check out our our new episode on John McCain on HOSTAGE, wherever you get your shows. Listen now at parcast.com/hostage
Mar 08 2019
42 mins
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