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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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Crime never takes a day off, and neither do we. In our new podcast, TODAY IN TRUE CRIME, every day, we flip back the calendar and examine a true crime event from the same date years ago.In this clip, we look back at August 19th, 1970, when John Norman Collins was convicted of the murder of 21-year-old Karen Sue Beineman. Subscribe to TODAY IN TRUE CRIME for a new story every day!
In the late 1960s, Robert Platshorn was one of the most successful independent salespeople in the country. When a colleague offers to bring him into the marijuana business, Bobby just couldn't resist. Soon, he's off to Columbia to start his own smuggling outfit - which would become known to the FBI as "The Black Tuna gang."Parcasters - When Darwin published his thesis on human evolution, it was highly contentious. When John Scopes introduced the theory into his lesson plan, criminal charges were brought against him. Learn about this historic trial on our other podcast NOT GUILTY.
In 1984, Queenpin Jemeker Thompson lost her husband Daff, when he was shot to death while playing dice. She would successfully run her empire without him, but it would all come crashing down, thanks in part, to her own son.Sponsors!Native - For $20 off a suitcase, visit AwayTravel.com/KING and use promo code KING during checkout!
In 1977, when she was only 15 years old, Jemeker Thompson entered the world of drug-dealing by dipping her toes into the weed business. And with the help of her boyfriend, Daff, she would expand into the cocaine business, and become one of the foremost narcotics distributors in Los Angeles at the time.Parcasters - This week on The Dark Side Of, we move on from Hollywood and start our exploration of the music industry. Our first episode details the myth of the 27 Club, you won't want to miss it! Subscribe to The Dark Side Of on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.
From counterfeit goods, to fake love interests, and even major financial fraud, you will find it all in our new show. In this Parcast Original, we examine the swindlers behind the scam, and the victims manipulated by their deceit. In CON ARTISTS you will learn about the art of the hustle, and the ways you can spot a con. In this clip, we explore the massive Ponzi scheme orchestrated by fraudster Bernie Madoff. Subscribe to CON ARTISTS on Spotify or wherever you listen to Parcast to listen to the rest of this episode!
The Brotherhood of Eternal Love reached new heights after the proliferation of their potent LSD tablet "Orange Sunshine." They spread their psychedelic gospel far and wide, even attracting infamous drug advocate Timothy Leary to their ranks. But all of their success would bring on unwanted attention from none other than the federal government.Parcasters - Don’t miss all of our special Summer of ‘69 episodes by subscribing to Parcast Presents: Summer of ‘69, on Spotify, or anywhere you listen to podcasts!
Just before the Summer of Love, 22-year-old John Griggs discovered LSD and had an epiphany – he would serve as the Hippie Messiah and guide the world to psychedelic revolution. John set out to the beaches of Southern California where he founded a psychedelic cult and international drug ring, while blazing the trail for the recreational use of psychedelics at the height of the hippie era.Parcasters - Don’t miss all of our special Summer of ‘69 episodes by subscribing to Parcast Presents: Summer of ‘69, on Spotify, or anywhere you listen to podcasts!
1926, Al Capone has risen to become the sole leader of The Chicago Outfit, and one of the most feared men in the country. As his enemies fall one by one, finally the United States Government gets involved. Parcasters - This week on Conspiracy Theories, we wrap up our exploration of the mysterious Denver International Airport. You won’t want to miss these shocking episodes! Available now on Spotify or wherever you listen to Parcast Originals!
As Prohibition and unsustainable economic growth spread across America in the early 1920s, a new wave of organized crime rose to meet the growing demand for illegal liquor. Among the many young immigrants enticed by a life of crime was Alphonse Gabriel Capone, a smart and violent Italian-American who would soon become the most infamous gangster of all time.Sponsors!Pair of Thieves - Get 20% off your first order at PairOfThieves.com/KING.
In the dawn of the 1970s, Frank Matthews was at the top of his game. But growing attention from the FBI causes Frank to consider whether he should quit while he's still ahead. Or maybe, he could just... vanish. Parcasters - When conservation advocate Joy Adamson turned up dead, the authorities initially suspected one of her lions. Little did they know one of her disgruntled employees would be much more dangerous! Listen to her story on Assassinations, available now on Spotify or wherever you get your Parcast Originals!
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Comments (37)

Oscar Obians

Incredible! That's a rather unexpected turn in an already captivating story.

Aug 12th
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Sawyer  Martinez

Oscar Obians Wow, Good!

Aug 12th
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c s

Five stars!

Jul 31st
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Natalie

c s 👍👍

Aug 1st
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Scott

sum info is wrong try reading the book https://www.amazon.co.uk/Uncle-Al-Capone-Deirdre-Marie/dp/0982845103/ref=mp_s_a_1_10?keywords=al+capone+book&qid=1563530576&s=gateway&sprefix=al+capone+b&sr=8-10 written by his niece

Jul 19th
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Justin Weeter

This is by far my favorite podcast. I listen to a lot of podcasts too.😂❤️

Jul 8th
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Nate Scholl

five star for sure. and I like the voices. they give the podcast a serious feel

Jun 24th
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Teddy Wells

Why advertise the podcast we're listening to on the podcast we are listening to? I've lost count of the number of episodes of this podcast that has the advertisementfor this podcast on them.

Jun 17th
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NickyMax

Teddy Wells Hmm

Jun 17th
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Judi Kingsman

enjoyed ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

May 21st
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Judi Kingsman

really good ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

May 21st
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Rolanda Ross

I don't know why I've been so obsessed with Big Meech. ...

Mar 14th
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Victoria Fernandes

Amazing podcast!

Feb 27th
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Judi Kingsman

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Feb 23rd
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Thomas Coll

government incompetence that some may find distressing 😂😂😂

Feb 9th
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Rome Banes

*****

Feb 8th
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Judi Kingsman

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Feb 8th
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Judi Kingsman

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Feb 8th
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Krazie Tracey C

still getting the hang of this.

Feb 1st
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Judi Kingsman

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Jan 26th
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Rome Banes

*****

Jan 23rd
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jakfuk

uh

Jan 20th
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Teo Forsberg

Amazing show

Dec 1st
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