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Host Rainbow Valentine discovers her artist mom and 'businessman' dad were deeply involved in the illegal drug trade and unknowingly spent her childhood among a massive pot distribution operation. As she talks with her father in intimate interviews, Rainbow Valentine uncovers a history of her childhood that causes her to reassess everything — and gives us a unique personal window into the infamous counter-culture of Marin County in the 70s and 80s -- from Ken Kesey's acid tests and the birth of the Grateful Dead to a drug culture that hardened and became more dangerous in response to the War On Drugs.

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Greed and The Grifter

Greed and The Grifter

2020-01-1500:45:344

In the wake of President Reagan’s Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986 which institutes mandatory minimum prison sentences for pot, my dad completes his most successful smuggling trip ever, then doubts himself, leading to the biggest rip-off of his career.
Savings & Loam

Savings & Loam

2020-01-0800:47:134

Pot smuggling comes with its own financial issues as it's exclusively a cash industry. Where do you store a million dollars in cash? The yard (known as Savings & Loam)? In a futon? In a safe under the sink? And how do you clean your money (literally and illegally)? In this episode, Rainbow Valentine learns all the tips and tricks of a cash-based illegal industry.
Mary Jane Mamas

Mary Jane Mamas

2020-01-0100:48:284

As Rainbow Valentine's dad continues to open up about his 20 year smuggling career, he begins to discover that longtime friends that he thought were "straight" were actually as deep in the world as he was. Rainbow Valentine talks with two women involved in the smuggling world whose stories parallel her dad's.
On the night of Rainbow Valentine's birth, the Lemurs lose all their money in a deal gone wrong. Walter and Taffy try to restart their lives in the clothing industry, which ends in a colossal failure. Broke, alone, and disillusioned, Walter tries to rebuild his pot smuggling career with the help of 60,000 pounds of Lebanese Hash.
The Devil Weed

The Devil Weed

2019-12-1800:46:1210

In June of 1971, President Richard Nixon declares drug abuse as America's public enemy number one. Drugs and the people who distribute them are the most dangerous enemies to the public. Rainbow Valentine talks with her dad about starting a pot smuggling career in this environment -- from smuggling lime green pot and rose cocaine to landing in the Redwood City Jail. Special thanks to songwriter Peter Rowan for his song "Panama Red" featured in this episode.
Psychedelic Pioneers

Psychedelic Pioneers

2019-12-1100:48:4413

Rainbow Valentine explores the early lives of her parents Walter and Taffy Lemur as psychedelic pioneers of the 1960s, uncovering the backstory that led to their double lives as Pot Smugglers. Taffy, an LA Prom Princess turned beatnik artist lands at the center of San Francisco's burgeoning counterculture; Walter is bubbly college student in New York City, whose love for psychedelics & music propels him West, to the Bay Area counterculture crux, where he encounters Big Sur LSD that leads him to Taffy.
A Long Strange Trip

A Long Strange Trip

2019-12-0400:44:082

Rainbow Valentine grew up on a beautiful hillside in Mill Valley, California, in a comfortable home filled with plenitude and love. But now, as an adult, she's discovered that her idyllic childhood was supported by her dad's career as a big-time pot smuggler. In this first episode of "Disorganized Crime," her parents break their silence for the first time about their lives as illegal pot smugglers. Special thanks to Rita Abrams for her song "Mill Valley," included in this episode.
Disorganized Crime Trailer

Disorganized Crime Trailer

2019-11-2700:02:571

Host Rainbow Valentine discovers her artist mom and 'businessman' dad were deeply involved in the illegal drug trade and unknowingly spent her childhood among a massive pot distribution operation. As she talks with her father in intimate interviews, Rainbow Valentine uncovers a history of her childhood that causes her to reassess everything — and gives us a unique personal window into the infamous counter-culture of Marin County in the 70s and 80s -- from Ken Kesey's acid tests and the birth of the Grateful Dead to a drug culture that hardened and became more dangerous in response to the War On Drugs.
Host Rainbow Valentine discovers her artist mom and 'businessman' dad were deeply involved in the illegal drug trade and unknowingly spent her childhood among a massive pot distribution operation. As she talks with her father in intimate interviews, Rainbow Valentine uncovers a history of her childhood that causes her to reassess everything — and gives us a unique personal window into the infamous counter-culture of Marin County in the 70s and 80s -- from Ken Kesey's acid tests and the birth of the Grateful Dead to a drug culture that hardened and became more dangerous in response to the War On Drugs.
Host Rainbow Valentine discovers her artist mom and 'businessman' dad were deeply involved in the illegal drug trade and unknowingly spent her childhood among a massive pot distribution operation. As she talks with her father in intimate interviews, Rainbow Valentine uncovers a history of her childhood that causes her to reassess everything — and gives us a unique personal window into the infamous counter-culture of Marin County in the 70s and 80s -- from Ken Kesey's acid tests and the birth of the Grateful Dead to a drug culture that hardened and became more dangerous in response to the War On Drugs.
Comments (12)

Lacey Wahl

A not guilty conviction like that today wouldn't stand.

Jan 20th
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Yanwar Cakrasenjaya

If anything, it makes you think about the other people that got busted, their third strike for trafficking drugs, and then gets out in 1 year for good behavior. Good money and lawyers and... they narc. Narkcissistic.

Jan 17th
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Yanwar Cakrasenjaya

Don’t assume you know your parents.

Jan 17th
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Yanwar Cakrasenjaya

When he said his self esteem was down and had to put himself back together much like Humpty Dumpty... really struck a chord with me. I would like to reach out to you for another story if you have the time. This podcast really lifted me up from my position and gave me new light and hope for my life. Let’s just say another American Dream for a first generation naturalized citizen that was exploited by today’s capitalism and predatory profiting. ✊🏼thank you for this Rainbow Valentine.

Jan 17th
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Yanwar Cakrasenjaya

Looks lips sinks ships.

Jan 16th
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Lacey Wahl

super interesting story. can't wait to listen to more!

Jan 12th
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Anita Mueller

love love love it! one of the best I've listened to!! cant wait for more

Jan 10th
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Tom Jordan

Excellent series! I listened to the first 4 episodes back to back.

Jan 2nd
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Drew Vit

what a NARC

Dec 14th
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Mike Russo

This was awesome! When is the next episode! great work!!

Dec 6th
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Paisley White

I'm pretty stoked about this new series

Dec 5th
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