19 episodes

Hot Money is back. In this series, Financial Times reporter Miles Johnson investigates a mysterious murder in a small town that leads to a web of drugs, money laundering and state-sponsored assassinations stretching from Dublin to Dubai. At the centre is a cocaine super cartel that is revolutionising the global drugs market. This eight-part investigative podcast, published twice-weekly, probes the links between criminals and legitimate businesses, and between governments and gangsters.

Hot Money: The New Narcos Pushkin

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Hot Money is back. In this series, Financial Times reporter Miles Johnson investigates a mysterious murder in a small town that leads to a web of drugs, money laundering and state-sponsored assassinations stretching from Dublin to Dubai. At the centre is a cocaine super cartel that is revolutionising the global drugs market. This eight-part investigative podcast, published twice-weekly, probes the links between criminals and legitimate businesses, and between governments and gangsters.

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    Episode 1 - Murder Brokers

    Episode 1 - Murder Brokers

    When a Dutch crime reporter makes an unbelievable discovery, a small-town murder case begins to look like an international assassination plot.

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    • 29 min
    Episode 2 - Cocaine CEO

    Episode 2 - Cocaine CEO

    An enterprising Dublin drug dealer makes the most of a revolution sweeping across Europe’s criminal economy.

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    • 31 min
    Episode 3 - Sun, Guns & Sangria

    Episode 3 - Sun, Guns & Sangria

    International law enforcement is after the Kinahan cartel, revealing just how big the operation has grown.

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    • 35 min
    Episode 4 - Gangster's Paradise

    Episode 4 - Gangster's Paradise

    No longer safe in Europe, the cartel bosses move to a city that is attracting criminals from around the globe.

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    • 34 min
    Episode 5 - Nerds vs Narcos

    Episode 5 - Nerds vs Narcos

    Back in the Netherlands, the high-tech unit of the Dutch police works to crack the murder case.

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    • 24 min
    Episode 6 - Ties with Tehran

    Episode 6 - Ties with Tehran

    An undercover operation in New York reveals a connection with Tehran.

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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

CharlieDXB ,

Hot Money the New Narcos

Thoroughly enjoyed this podcast. Very well researched and informative. Miles Johnson informs on an incredibly fascinating piece of history.

Splurben ,

Fascinating Insight on the Business of Adult Entertainment

Why don’t we want to protect adult performers? Traditionally horrendously exploited by pimps and pornographers who collected over 97% of the takings, adult performers have been literally created and controlled by human monsters throughout history. Giving performers agency has turned something dangerous and scary into something interesting and fun. We now literally see happy performers making good honest livings doing something they enjoy, and it’s much more fun to watch. Who’d have thought that in the end the control and restriction that might force the performers back into a dangerous world controlled by organised crime would be the prudes at big banking payment systems — I’m sure that none of the old white men in banking have ever jacked off to porn!

luciawolf ,

Informative mature and insightful

Respectful and curious insight into an industry underserved by mainstream business media

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