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What does it feel like in the split second when you realize you're about to be locked up in a foreign country - possibly for life? In Locked Up Abroad, host Jim Clemente (Real Crime Profile) brings you first hand accounts from people who lived this nightmare, starting with Billy Hayes, subject of the Oliver Stone movie Midnight Express. A riveting, immersive audio adaptation of the hit TV series by the National Geographic Channel. From Istanbul to Bali to Sao Paulo, you'll hear what it's like to be locked up abroad.

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14 | Saudi Whiskey Run

14 | Saudi Whiskey Run

2019-04-2300:35:32

Scottish chef Gordon Malloch arrives in Saudi Arabia to start a new life as a catering manager but quickly finds himself a profitable side-line as a bootlegger. His homemade hooch makes him the toast of the ex-pat party scene. But when he is caught red-handed, he is sentenced by the religious police to nearly four years in prison and over 400 lashes.
13 | Raving Arizona

13 | Raving Arizona

2019-04-2300:39:18

When Englishman Shaun turns to Ecstasy as a relief from the stresses of his new life as a stockbroker in Phoenix, Arizona, he soon finds himself seduced by the money and glamour of dealing the drug on an industrial scale. It proves to be too little too late when, one morning, there's a knock at the door, and his world turns upside down.This show is joining Luminary. For more, go to LuminaryPodcasts.com
This is Locked Up Abroad

This is Locked Up Abroad

2019-04-2300:01:36

When travel dreams turn to nightmares, from the creators of Dr. Death.This show is joining Luminary. For more, go to LuminaryPodcasts.com
Introducing The City

Introducing The City

2018-11-0500:05:24

The City tells true stories of how power works in urban America. Season 1 begins in Chicago, 1990.After years of disinvestment, highways are rebuilt, old buildings demolished, and new skyscrapers erected. All that rubble has to go somewhere, and its destination isn’t a landfill—it’s a pair of vacant lots in a predominately black, working-class neighborhood called North Lawndale. The man behind this operation is a white guy sporting a Cosby sweater and underworld connections. What follows is a tour de force through Chicago’s underbelly: Aldermen get indicted. An FBI investigation goes awry. A community’s resilience is tested—all unfolding under the specter of racism in America.Look for The City on Apple Podcasts and subscribe to USA TODAY’s new investigative podcast series: https://apple.co/2Ot21Tu
Introducing Imagined Life

Introducing Imagined Life

2018-11-0500:04:09

What is it like to be famous before you’re famous? What is it like to walk in the shoes of another person? Each episode of IMAGINED LIFE takes you on an immersive journey into the life of a world-famous person. It’ll be someone you may think you know, even admire -- or maybe the opposite. You’ll get clues to your identity along the way. But only in the final moments will you find out who “you” really are. So sit back, let go, and -- imagine your life. Subscribe today at wondery.fm/imaginedlife
Interview with Billy Hayes

Interview with Billy Hayes

2017-10-1700:46:55

Listen to Locked Up Abroad host Jim Clemente's fascinating conversation with Billy Hayes, bringing you a more in depth look into his experience in Turkey and his escape from prison. We also hear about what Billy has been doing since his return and insights into his life then and now.
12 | Caribbean Nightmare

12 | Caribbean Nightmare

2017-09-1200:35:59

Jayne Blaydon is working as a stripper in West Yorkshire, England, when she is presented with a proposition to teach lap dancing at a new club in the Caribbean. She and her husband, David, arrive in Guyana, for what starts out as a dream vacation, but soon realize they have be tricked into smuggling multiple kilos of liquid cocaine back to England. They successfully get through two customs points before being arrested in Guadeloupe and end up spend two harrowing years in prison. Produced by Raw TV Ltd for National Geographic Channels. © 2017 NGC Network International, LLC and NGC Networks US, LLC. All rights reserved.
11 | Colombian Kidnap

11 | Colombian Kidnap

2017-09-0500:44:08

Reini Weigel, a 30 year-old German woman is at the end of a long trip to South America and wants to visit the legendary Lost City, a thick tropical rain forrest on the north coast of Colombia. She and Erez Eltawil are joined by four others and begin the three day trek through the jungle. When they arrive at their destination, it is late and they decide to spend the night. At 3.30am they are awakened by guns in their faces and machetes at their throats. They have been kidnapped by guerrillas in this remote region of Colombia. As weeks turn into months with no sign of release, the hostages become increasingly desperate and the group splits - each faction adopting a different survival strategy: cooperation with the kidnappers versus outright resistance, both groups pushing their tactics to the limit. Produced by Raw TV Ltd for National Geographic Channels. © 2017 NGC Network International, LLC and NGC Networks US, LLC. All rights reserved.
10 | Nightmare In Somalia

10 | Nightmare In Somalia

2017-08-2900:38:031

In July 2008, Australian photojournalist Nigel Brennan is looking to make a name for himself. He joins photographer, Amanda Lindhout on a trip to record the conditions in the refugee camps in Somalia. They are aware of the danger, with rival militias fighting for control of the country, but feel protected by the guards assigned to travel with them. When they make a decision to go beyond their safe zone, they are kidnapped by a criminal gang. The ransom is set at $3 million; if it's not paid, they will be killed. What started out as a seven day trip, becomes 462 days in captivity.Produced by Raw TV Ltd for National Geographic Channels. © 2017 NGC Network International, LLC and NGC Networks US, LLC. All rights reserved.
9 | Prisoner of Love

9 | Prisoner of Love

2017-08-2200:33:21

David Scott was a 36 year-old machine operator in Swindon, England in 2007. When his father was stricken with cancer, he began searching the internet for information about the disease and unexpectedly began an online relationship with Cynthia Reyes a Philippino woman, who had recently left a violent marriage. After a few months, David takes a trip to the Philippines to meet Cynthia and their relationship deepens. David returns to England. A short time later, Cynthia calls to tell him that she is pregnant. Overjoyed, he immediately goes back to the Philippines to be with her, not realizing that the country’s strict laws regarding marriage and adultery will turn their life upside down. Produced by Raw TV Ltd for National Geographic Channels. © 2017 NGC Network International, LLC and NGC Networks US, LLC. All rights reserved.
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Kurtis

Booo

May 20th
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Brian Juszczyk

no more new episodes?

Apr 14th
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