Kingpins

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 Nov 7, 2018


 Oct 31, 2018

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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.

Episode Date
“Cara de Piña” Pt. 2: Manuel Noriega
2834
He rose from nothing to become the drug-smuggling, secret-selling, military dictator of Panama throughout the 1980s. However, it turns out he had a great deal of help from the American CIA.<br><br>Sponsors!<br><br>Audible - Get 3 months of Audible for just $6.95 a month by going to Audible.com/KINGPINS or text KINGPINS to 500 500.
Dec 07, 2018
"Cara de Piña" Pt. 1: Manuel Noriega
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How did Manuel Noriega rise from nothing to become the drug-smuggling, secret-selling, military dictator of Panama? He had a great deal of help from the American CIA.
Nov 30, 2018
"American Gangster" Pt. 2: Frank Lucas
3434
After the death of his boss, Bumpy Johnson in 1968, Frank Lucas is ready to capitalize on the open market. Originally a small-time dealer on the streets of Harlem, he becomes one of the most successful heroin dealers of all time.<br><br>Sponsors!<br><br>Parcast - Rate, review and subscribe to our new show <strong><em>Assassinations</em></strong> which premieres November 19th!
Nov 23, 2018
"American Gangster" Pt. 1: Frank Lucas
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Moving from North Carolina to New York City, Frank Lucas engaged in petty crime and pool hustling before he began smuggling drugs using coffins of dead American servicemen in the late 1960s and early 1970s. He cut out the middleman and bought heroin directly from the source.&nbsp;<br><br>Sponsors!<br><br>Parcast - Rate, review, and subscribe to our new podcast Hostage!
Nov 16, 2018
The Ojinaga Fox Pt. 3: Pablo Acosta Villarreal
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This vicious leader had very little regard for human life as if it stood in the way of his business. Pablo Acosta Villarreal commanded a 500 person operation on both sides of the border before his downfall and death in 1987.&nbsp;<br><br>Sponsors!<br><br>Parcast - Be sure to rate, review, and subscribe to our new podcast Hostage!
Nov 09, 2018
The Ojinaga Fox Pt. 2: Pablo Acosta Villarreal
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He repaired schools, paid medical bills for the poor and elderly, in exchange for one thing: control. The whole town protected him. But who was the man that brought him down?<br><br>Sponsors!<br><br>Parcast - Be sure to rate, review, and subscribe to our new podcast Hostage!<br><br>
Nov 02, 2018
The Ojinaga Fox Pt. 1: Pablo Acosta Villarreal
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In the early years of the Mexican drug world, there were no cartels - there were only kingpins. The border region was a lawless desert governed by bloody shootouts, crooked cops, and folk-hero bandits. And to rule an old-fashioned frontier, it takes an old-fashioned outlaw.&nbsp;<br><br><br>Parcast - Subscribe to our new show Hostage! Head to Parcast.com/Hostage now so you don’t miss an episode!
Oct 26, 2018
The Iceman Pt. 2: Richard Kuklinski
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After 13 years as a Mafia hit man, he found himself in the crosshairs of the New Jersey Police. There was only one thing left to do: slaughter every last one of his friends before they got the chance to turn on him.<br><br>Parcast - Subscribe to our new show Hostage! Head to Parcast.com/Hostage now so you don’t miss an episode!
Oct 26, 2018
The Iceman Pt. 1: Richard Kuklinski
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He killed over a hundred people before the police had even heard his name. So when the Mafia needed a body to drop without getting their hands dirty, there was only one man to call. Richard Kuklinski was quick, vicious, and utterly invisible.&nbsp;<br><br><br>Parcast - Subscribe to our new show Hostage! Head to Parcast.com/Hostage now so you don’t miss an episode!
Oct 26, 2018
Welcome Trailer!
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Violence. Corruption. Decadence. Kingpins and Queenpins live heightened lives. This new podcast tells their unbelievable stories. Kingpins tracks the rise and fall of the notorious, presenting bizarre and captivating tales from the underworld. Along the way, the hosts profile the insane people, skewed relationships, and pressure-cooker environments behind organized crime. What's it really like to live like a Kingpin? Tune in to Kingpins every Friday. Kingpins is part of the Parcast Network and is a Cutler Media Production.<br><br>
Oct 09, 2018