Witnessed: Mystic Mother

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For years, the Phoenix Goddess Temple claimed to offer “seekers” healing through sensual touch. But when an outsider exposes what’s happening behind closed doors, the temple unknowingly welcomes in a new kind of seeker—undercover detectives. What some saw as a spiritual home, the state saw as a brothel operating under the guise of religious freedom. So what happens when your beliefs might be against the law? Hosts Katie and Leah Henoch follow the rise and fall of the Phoenix Goddess Temple, and tell the story of a community still reckoning with the fallout more than a decade later. Available September 6, 2022, wherever you get your podcasts. Witnessed: Mystic Mother is part of The Binge—a new podcast channel from Sony Music Entertainment. Subscribe now to unlock all shows on The Binge - All Episodes. All at Once... and you’ll be the first to access Mystic Mother as soon as it drops on September 6, 2022. A Campside Media & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Culpable is back for a new season with a new case. On August 28, 2013, 22 year old Brittany Stykes was shot and killed  while driving down Highway 68 in Brown County, Ohio. It’s been nearly a  decade since her murder and the search for answers continues. Host  Dennis Cooper and investigative journalist Jessica  Noll work to unearth the truth around this story of a young mother  whose life was cut short and the loved ones who have been left picking  up the pieces. From Resonate Recordings and Tenderfoot TV, this is  season 2 of Culpable. Available now on Apple Podcasts  or wherever you get your podcasts. For ad free listening, subscribe to  Tenderfoot+ at www.tenderfootplus.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 18, 2022
Unravel the Mysteries of The Emerald Triangle
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From true crime legend Marc Smerling  (Crimetown, The Jinx) comes a new podcast Crooked City: The Emerald  Triangle, available now, binge all  episodes ad-free on Apple Podcasts. When  journalist Sam Anderson learns that one of his high school classmates  has been accused of murder in California  he travels to the scene of the crime to find out what happened. Sam  becomes immersed in the Emerald Triangle, the legendary home of pot  growers, hippies, and outlaws unraveling a web of psychedelic drugs,  money, greed and desperation to find the truth. Search  for Crooked City: The Emerald Triangle wherever you get your podcasts  to listen now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 16, 2022
Introducing: Infamous
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Behind every infamous news story is a journalist trying to hold power to account. Join reporters Vanessa Grigoriadis and Gabriel Sherman as they take an in-depth look at the most explosive scandals of this century. From high-profile divorces to sex cults to the lies that started a war, they’ll guide you through the juiciest, most outrageous, celeb-filled  stories of the last two decades, and give you a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to shine an unflattering light on the world’s most powerful people. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 10, 2022
Listen Next: The Hunt for the Hollywood Con Queen
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Listen ad-free to all episodes of Chameleon: Hollywood Con Queen with your subscription to  The Binge -  the story of and hunt for the notorious scam artist known as the Hollywood Con Queen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 24, 2022
Listen Next: Who is Rama?
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Listen ad-free to all episodes of Smoke Screen: I Am Rama with your subscription to The Binge. To some he was an enlightened master, and to others a dangerous cult leader. One thing’s for sure, the spiritual leader Rama was a product of the 80s: designer clothes, a rock band, sports cars and a modern message were only some of the things that made Rama a fascinating and complex teacher. Host Jonathan Hirsch explores his life and untimely death. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 24, 2022
Presenting Gone South Season 2: The Dixie Mafia
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Welcome to Season Two of Gone South, the Edward R. Murrow-Award winning documentary podcast from C13Originals. Starting in the early sixties, a rag-tag confederation of traveling criminals known as The Dixie Mafia terrorized every state from Georgia to Oklahoma. Its hundreds of members, unofficially headquartered in Biloxi, Mississippi, specialized in scams, heists and murder. Their ringleader — the estranged son of a prominent Oklahoma politician — was a skilled and charismatic outlaw named Kirksey Nix. When Nix was sentenced to life in prison at Angola for a murder he committed in New Orleans, The Dixie Mafia was thought to be extinct. But fifteen years later, a sitting criminal court judge named Vincent Sherry and his wife Margaret, a mayoral candidate for the city of Biloxi, were assassinated. As the case ran cold, authorities were forced to confront a disturbing reality: the reign of Kirksey Nix and The Dixie Mafia was far from over. Gone South is a creation and production of Peabody-nominated C13Originals, a Cadence13 studio, in association with Jed and Tom Lipinski. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 19, 2022
Mystic Mother | Episode 8: Seekers
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Life after the Temple. Want the full story? Unlock all episodes of Mystic Mother, ad-free right now by subscribing to The  Binge - All Episodes. All at Once. Plus you’ll unlock brand new stories,  dropping every month  - that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free. Just click ‘try free’ on the top of the Mystic Mother show page on Apple  Podcasts to start your free trial or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you listen. Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 18, 2022
Introducing: Running Smoke
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A true crime podcast about fast cars, organized crime, and the future of native rights. Buckle up: Running Smoke is out now wherever you get your podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 14, 2022
Mystic Mother | Episode 7: The Verdict
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The 48-day trial comes to an end, and the jury reaches a decision. Want the full story? Unlock all episodes of Mystic Mother, ad-free right now by subscribing to The  Binge - All Episodes. All at Once. Plus you’ll unlock brand new stories,  dropping every month  - that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free. Just click ‘try free’ on the top of the Mystic Mother show page on Apple  Podcasts to start your free trial or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you listen. Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 11, 2022
Mystic Mother | Episode 6: The Trial
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What happens when you represent yourself in your own trial? Tracy’s about to find out. Want the full story? Unlock all episodes of Mystic Mother, ad-free right now by subscribing to The  Binge - All Episodes. All at Once. Plus you’ll unlock brand new stories,  dropping every month  - that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free. Just click ‘try free’ on the top of the Mystic Mother show page on Apple  Podcasts to start your free trial or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you listen. Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 04, 2022
Mystic Mother | Episode 5: The Charges
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After a search warrant is served on the Temple, more than 30 members face daunting felony charges, and Tracy could face decades in prison. Want the full story? Unlock all episodes of Mystic Mother, ad-free right now by subscribing to The  Binge - All Episodes. All at Once. Plus you’ll unlock brand new stories,  dropping every month  - that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free. Just click ‘try free’ on the top of the Mystic Mother show page on Apple  Podcasts to start your free trial or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you listen. Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 27, 2022
Introducing: Wolves Among Us, Season 1, The Larry Lavin Story
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On the surface, there was nothing remarkable about Larry Lavin. He lived in a quiet neighborhood with his wife and family, drove a Volvo, and practiced dentistry in Philadelphia. But, from 1978 to 1984, Dr. Lavin ran one of the largest cocaine enterprises on the entire eastern seaboard. Through the voices and perspectives of law enforcement, drug runners, friends, business associates and Larry Lavin himself, Wolves Among Us, Season One, The Larry Lavin Story, tells the story of Lavin’s dual life, his impact on Philadelphia culture in the late 70s and early 80s, and the stunning events that led to his capture. Wolves Among Us is a presentation and creation of Peabody-nominated C13Originals, a Cadence13 Studio. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 26, 2022
Mystic Mother | Episode 4: Operation Goddess Temple
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When a reporter exposes what really happens during a “whole body healing” session, the Temple unknowingly welcomes in a new kind of seeker, undercover detectives. Want the full story? Unlock all episodes of Mystic Mother, ad-free right now by subscribing to The  Binge - All Episodes. All at Once. Plus you’ll unlock brand new stories,  dropping every month  - that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free. Just click ‘try free’ on the top of the Mystic Mother show page on Apple  Podcasts to start your free trial or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you listen. Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 20, 2022
Mystic Mother | Episode 3: The Article
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Temple members fear Tracy’s plan to draw in new seekers could attract unwanted attention. Want the full story? Unlock all episodes of Mystic Mother, ad-free right now by subscribing to The  Binge - All Episodes. All at Once. Plus you’ll unlock brand new stories,  dropping every month  - that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free. Just click ‘try free’ on the top of the Mystic Mother show page on Apple  Podcasts to start your free trial or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you listen. Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 13, 2022
Mystic Mother | Episode 2: Goddess Bless
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When Tracy Elise tries to create a tantric goddess temple in Phoenix, some say it’s not a house of worship, it’s a house of prostitution. Want the full story? Unlock all episodes of Mystic Mother, ad-free right now by subscribing to The  Binge - All Episodes. All at Once. Plus you’ll unlock brand new stories,  dropping every month  - that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free. Just click ‘try free’ on the top of the Mystic Mother show page on Apple  Podcasts to start your free trial or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you listen. Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 06, 2022
Mystic Mother | Episode 1: Aphrodite
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When Rebecca discovers a new kind of church, she goes from seeker to goddess. Want the full story? Unlock all episodes of Mystic Mother, ad-free right now by subscribing to The  Binge - All Episodes. All at Once. Plus you’ll unlock brand new stories,  dropping every month  - that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free. Just click ‘try free’ on the top of the Mystic Mother show page on Apple  Podcasts to start your free trial or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you listen. Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 06, 2022
Witnessed: Mystic Mother
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For years, the Phoenix Goddess Temple claimed to offer “seekers” healing through sensual touch. But when an outsider exposes what’s happening behind closed doors, the temple unknowingly welcomes in a new kind of seeker—undercover detectives. What some saw as a spiritual home, the state saw as a brothel operating under the guise of religious freedom.  So what happens when your beliefs might be against the law? Hosts Katie and Leah Henoch follow the rise and fall of the Phoenix Goddess Temple and tell the story of a community still reckoning with the fallout more than a decade later. Available September 6, 2022, wherever you get your podcasts. Witnessed: Mystic Mother is part of The Binge—a new podcast channel from Sony Music Entertainment.  Subscribe  now to unlock all shows on The Binge - All Episodes. All at Once... and you’ll be the first to access Mystic Mother as soon as it drops on  September 6, 2022. A Campside Media & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcastsLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 23, 2022
Introducing The Sunshine Place
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Once called “the miracle on the beach,”  Synanon began in the 1960s as an experimental rehab facility in Santa  Monica, California with a radical  claim: It could cure heroin addiction. Before long, it would make an  even bolder claim: It could cure any of your problems. All you had to do  was move in. What started in a house on the beach, soon spread to  compounds across the country. The man who made the  miracle happen, Charles E. Dederich, aka “Chuck,” would be the one to  destroy it all, along with the lives of many of his followers and  millions of dollars in assets. The Sunshine Place tells the  mind-blowing, true-story of Synanon - one of America’s most  cutting edge social experiments, turned into one of its most dangerous  and violent cults - as it’s never been told before: by the people who  lived it. Executive Produced by Robert Downey Jr., Susan Downey, and  Emily Barclay Ford for Team Downey and C13Originals,  together with Josh McLaughlin for Wink Pictures and written, produced,  and directed by Peabody-nominated C13Originals, a Cadence13 Studio. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 15, 2022
A New Case: The Criminal Empire of Scam Calls
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Chameleon: Scam Likely, the latest story from the team that brought you Witnessed – is available now, subscribe on Apple Podcasts to binge all episodes ad-free. When a small team of government investigators learns that ordinary citizens all around the U.S. are losing their life savings to scam callers, they go on the hunt for the shadowy multinational mob behind the con, unraveling their plot from strip malls in suburban Texas to office towers in one of India's largest cities. In the latest season of Chameleon, host Yudhijit Bhattacharjee retraces the steps of the cops and the crooks, and goes deep into the Indian underworld looking for the alleged masterminds who got away. Search for Chameleon: Scam Likely wherever you get your podcasts to start listening today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 01, 2022
Friendly Fire | Episode 8: The Verdict
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The civil trial that will determine whether Marty is liable for killing John John officially begins. We are left with the biggest question of all: Did Lori do the right thing? A Campside Media & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 25, 2022
Friendly Fire | Episode 7: Pastor Golden and the Outlaw
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Was Marty a corrupt deputy? Is Rick Babb’s story true? Host Sean Flynn toggles between witnesses and investigators to get to the bottom of the story that might be the lynchpin to Lori’s case. A Campside Media & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Friendly Fire | Episode 6: Carson County
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A Carson had been sheriff in Scott County for 22 of the previous 30 years— until Marty Carson’s father loses in a landslide. His successor gives a behind-the-scenes look at how the sheriff’s department had been run under Carson’s leadership, and the effect of John John's killing on the community, including the Carson family. Lori learns a staggering theory that could turn her case upside down. A Campside Media & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 11, 2022
Friendly Fire | Episode 5: Something Bad is Going to Happen
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If the prosecutor won’t take Marty to court, Lori will. She hires a famous and relentless lawyer to start building a case, one she learns won’t be easy to win. Lori reveals why she believes Marty wanted to get rid of her husband. A Campside Media & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 04, 2022
A Q&A with Friendly Fire host Sean Flynn
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Spectacle: True Crime host, Mariah Smith, sits down with Sean Flynn to chat all things about the newest season of Witnessed: Friendly Fire. She puts host Sean Flynn in the hot seat and they dig into true crime – how we report these stories, why we’re so fascinated with them and what this fascination says about us. Mariah gets juicy behind-the-scenes bits from Sean ABOUT reporting Witnessed: Friendly Fire. Plus, Mariah tells Sean about the new season of Spectacle, which is a dissection of our messy obsession with true crime. From Neon Hum Media and Sony Music Entertainment, listen to Spectacle: True Crime wherever you get your podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 29, 2022
Friendly Fire | Episode 4: Marty's Side
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Marty tells his version of events leading to what officials have deemed a tragic accident. However, some key details don’t add up. The former prosecutor and TBI supervisor confront the inconsistencies and say the investigation was thorough.  Does Lori have this all wrong? Do we? A Campside Media & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 27, 2022
Friendly Fire | Episode 3: He's in Here
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Lori decides to conduct her own investigation. She speaks to two witnesses who were there when John John was shot—and they share a different, and troubling, version of events. An innocent man questions why his name was dragged into the case. A Campside Media & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 20, 2022
Friendly Fire | Episode 2: "An Incident Occurred"
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Lori has two days to plan a funeral for John John. The town anxiously awaits a press conference that will explain how Marty ended up shooting his own partner. But the event leaves Lori with more questions than answers. A Campside Media & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 13, 2022
Friendly Fire | Episode 1: Officer Down
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A sheriff’s deputy is shot during a drug bust in Scott County, Tennessee. But who shot him? And how did it happen? The clock ticks as his wife, Lori scrambles for answers. She’s left with a shocking discovery. A Campside Media & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 06, 2022
Welcome to The Binge - All Episodes, All at Once
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Want to get all episodes of Witnessed: Friendly Fire now? Subscribe to The Binge - a new podcast channel from Sony Music entertainment. Unlock all episodes of this show along with the entire network of true crime and investigative podcasts on The Binge. Plus, a brand new story drops every month - that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free. Click “try free” at the top of the Witnessed show page on Apple Podcasts to start your free trial or check out The Binge channel page at apple.co/thebinge to browse all the great shows available to binge ad-free. Not on Apple? Visit getthebinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 06, 2022
Witnessed: Friendly Fire
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When a K-9 officer in the Scott County, Tennessee, Sheriff’s Department winds up shot at the hands of his partner, a grieving widow takes it upon herself to untangle the truth from the lies. Was it just a  catastrophic accident? Or an intentional killing? National Magazine  Award-winning reporter Sean Flynn returns to Scott County two decades after the shooting to tell the story of one woman’s pursuit of justice—and one community’s enduring reckoning with the fallout. Available June 6, 2022, everywhere you listen to podcasts.  Witnessed: Friendly Fire is part of The Binge -  a new podcast channel from Sony Music Entertainment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 25, 2022
Borderlands | Chapter 8: Survival
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Nothing really ends in the borderlands. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 19, 2021
Borderlands | Chapter 7: Conspiracy
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As a federal trial comes to a swift end, the community in Far West Texas grapples with the truth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 12, 2021
Borderlands | Chapter 6: Oh Sh*t
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Dale and Kelly hit the jackpot, make their first arrest, and close in on their second. Be sure to check out this week’s features on Stitcher’s True Crime Week! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 05, 2021
Borderlands | Chapter 5: The Informant
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Recently arrived federal agents Dale and Kelly team up to finally get Robert Chambers—then find an unexpected source of help. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 28, 2021
Borderlands | Chapter 4: The Door
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Sheriff Thompson tightens his grip on power in Far West Texas, but rumors swirl his reach is even greater than that. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 21, 2021
Borderlands | Chapter 3: Just Say No
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Beloved local sheriff Rick  Thompson takes on a starring role as an anti-narcotics crusader in the  Reagan Administration's War on Drugs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 14, 2021
Borderlands | Chapter 2: The Outlaw
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As law enforcement starts to sniff around, Robert steps into the shoes of a legendary drug lord. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 07, 2021
Borderlands | Chapter 1: A Wild Place
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It's the 1970s in Far West Texas, and local  bad boy Robert Chambers has always found his way to trouble—women,  drugs, rock stars, mountain lions. And when cocaine starts flowing  across the Mexican border like never before, Robert dives in headfirst. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 07, 2021
Witnessed: Borderlands- Trailer
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The tall-but-true tale of a charismatic outlaw, an iconic small-town sheriff, and the record-setting drug bust that ensnared them both. Set in the rugged Texas borderlands, host Rob  D’Amico transports listeners back to the U.S. side of the border for the opening salvo of the War on Drugs … where so much dirty money was swirling across the Rio Grande that even the most incorruptible citizens would be tempted. In the tradition of films like No Country for Old Men and Charles Portis novels, Witnessed: Borderlands mashes up the shockingly real and the deeply surreal, chronicling not just the events  of a crime, but digging deep into the mystery and aura of one of  America’s most myth-soaked regions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 26, 2021