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Deep Cover: The Drug Wars

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Marijuana, motorcycles, and mayhem. Deep Cover is the true story of an FBI agent in Detroit who goes undercover in an outlaw motorcycle gang and makes a series of bizarre discoveries that inadvertently lead to the US invasion of a foreign country.

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Deep Cover Teaser

Deep Cover Teaser

2020-06-2500:412

Introducing Deep Cover, from Pushkin Industries. Launching July 13th.
Introducing Deep Cover

Introducing Deep Cover

2020-06-2942:095

Marijuana, motorcycles, and mayhem. Deep Cover is the true story of an FBI agent in Detroit who goes undercover in an outlaw motorcycle gang and makes a series of bizarre discoveries that inadvertently lead to the US invasion of foreign country. Hosted by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Jake Halpern. Launching July 13th.
1: The Masked Man

1: The Masked Man

2020-07-1342:4212

Detroit FBI agent Ned Timmons busts Toby Anderson, a violent criminal who also fancies himself a budding country music star. Ned flips Toby and goes undercover as a biker, but Toby quickly goes out of control. He uses the newfound protection of the FBI to commit robberies and perhaps far worse. Most agents would give up, and send Toby to jail, but Ned has a feeling Toby might be his key to the criminal underworld. The first version of Ned’s unpublished novel was ghostwritten by James Coyne and edited by Andrea McLaughlin. Voice acting by Walton Goggins.
As Ned goes deeper undercover with Toby, making busts and infiltrating biker gangs, his wife Kathy begins to worry that things are going too far. But Ned is hooked, hearing chatter about a smuggling syndicate, a massive drug warehouse, and a source nicknamed Shine, who might have intel on the whole operation. Meanwhile, down in Louisiana, an abandoned smuggling barge turns up, and local authorities find a single clue: the name Shine, etched into a notepad belonging to the smugglers. The first version of Ned’s unpublished novel was ghostwritten by James Coyne and edited by Andrea McLaughlin. Voice acting by Walton Goggins.
3: El Dorado

3: El Dorado

2020-07-2038:365

Ned makes his move on Shine by baiting him into a chili cook-off. It turns out Shine is also looking for an out, as he’s come under suspicion from his boss, a massive drug distributor named Mike Vogel. Shine runs security for Vogel’s operation, but Vogel comes to suspect that Shine is a traitor. After Shine gets shot, he’s willing to cooperate with Ned. The first version of Ned’s unpublished novel was ghostwritten by James Coyne and edited by Andrea McLaughlin. Voice acting by Walton Goggins.
Shine takes Ned to Beaufort, North Carolina, where an abandoned boat full of marijuana had been discovered years prior. Locally, that case had gone cold, but Shine knows all about it. It was the work of an activist turned marijuana importer named Steven Kalish AKA Skip AKA the Gentleman Smuggler, a nickname earned because of his charismatic personality and distaste for violence.
The kingpin of the smuggling syndicate – Leigh Ritch – is safely out of reach in the Cayman Islands. But he’s worried. One of his partners, the Gentleman Smuggler, is in custody. Leigh’s network may soon be exposed. He grows more paranoid, thinking his house is bugged. The syndicate's security guy, Shine, says he knows a guy who can sweep Leigh’s house. His name is Ed Thomas. (Yep, that’s Ned). So, Ned gets special permission to do undercover work abroad and sets off to Grand Cayman with Shine in tow. The first version of Ned’s unpublished novel was ghostwritten by James Coyne and edited by Andrea McLaughlin. Voice acting by Walton Goggins.
6: The Silent Partner

6: The Silent Partner

2020-08-1040:183

As Ned is in Grand Cayman working undercover to investigate Leigh Ritch, he hears talk about a “general” sometimes called “Pineapple Face.” That can only be the Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, who, it turns out, has effectively become the syndicate's launderer and protector. The FBI realizes it’s on to something serious, especially when the CIA comes knocking and starts asking all kinds of suspicious questions. The little investigation that began with bikers in Detroit has now implicated the Panamanian dictator – a valuable CIA asset.
Comments (2)

Timmy Beasley

really digging the podcast worth a listen for sure. great job

Jul 31st
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Mary Arnot

I was super excited for this podcast to drop And now that I know it's all about the underworld in my hometown I am counting the days

Jul 4th
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