23 episodes

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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    • 4.5 • 157 Ratings

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.

    Escape from Argentina

    Escape from Argentina

    Lucy Wright has her entire life pulled out from under her when her boyfriend of five years leaves. She turns to cocaine to ease her pain. Addicted, and desperate, she takes a job smuggling cocaine from Argentina to the UK. When things go completely awry, Lucy ends up a fugitive running from the law in Buenos Aires.

    • 38 min
    Son of Saddam

    Son of Saddam

    23-year old Iraqi soldier Latif Yahia is summoned to meet with Saddam Hussein. He’s a near-exact physical match for his son, Uday, who demands Latif become his body double. Latif is given no choice, and trains to walk, talk, and behave exactly like his new master. Latif knows his only chance at survival is a daring escape to freedom in Turkey.

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    • 34 min
    Bangkok Underworld

    Bangkok Underworld

    Australian teacher Tim Schrader goes to Bangkok to teach English. He loves his job but isn’t making enough to pay for the lifestyle he enjoys. He takes a job smuggling heroin from Bangkok to the U.S, but he’s set up, caught with more than a hundred times the amount that would garner a death sentence in Thailand.

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    • 43 min
    Bogota Belly Bust

    Bogota Belly Bust

    Tabitha Richie is juggling her last year of college and being a single mother. She lets loose one night, and tries cocaine. She’s soon addicted and a shadow of her former self. She’s desperate to change, and accepts an offer from friends to stay in Bogota and get clean. She’s soon betrayed by the friends she thought she knew so well.

    • 38 min
    Not Without My Baby

    Not Without My Baby

    Susan Haglof and her husband Medhat are desperate to be parents. The agency doesn’t give them any official paperwork but the joys of parenting take over. When Susan wants to take the child, Marko, on a trip to the U.S. to visit her mother, she and Medhat are convicted of human trafficking and thrown in an Egyptian jail.

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    • 46 min
    Dangerous Liaisons

    Dangerous Liaisons

    Stephen Comiskey takes his dream job as a nurse in Saudi Arabia. He doesn’t realize that, as a gay man, he risks execution if he’s discovered. After eight months, he’s lonely and strikes up a relationship with a British man there. When it ends, he’s dating again. This time he gets involved with a Saudi man, which has serious consequences.

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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
157 Ratings

157 Ratings

bourboncatt ,

I like it

It doesn’t go super in depth and really rushed through the end parts. Not much detail about assimilation back into their lives. Still great though

Jane the Dane ,

Locked up Abroad

Absolutely love this podcast, I’m totally addicted

nickname 22201010 ,

Love it.

I love this! It's so interesting.

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