They are Federal Law Enforcement’s greatest allies in the war on drugs, terrorism, organized gangs, and arms dealing. Their life and work includes some of the most unbelievable, adventurous, shockingly, violent, and harrowing stories imaginable. They are The Undercovers, a new podcast thriller hosted by Ed O’Neill (Modern Family).
Season 1 tells the remarkable story of DEA agent Edward Follis, the primary undercover agent for the operation that took down Taliban/Al-Qaeda financial patron and global drug trafficking kingpin Haji Juma Khan, a confederate of Osama Bin Laden. From the streets of LA to the jungles of Thailand, from the ruthless drug wars at the U.S./Mexican border to the perilous no-man’s lands of Afghanistan, Follis was at the front lines of the battles against narco-terrorism and organized crime.
Written by Mark Ramsey and Edward Follis. Produced by P.G. Cuschieri and Mark Ramsey Media. Executive Produced by Christopher Lloyd (Modern Family), Paul Anderson and Nick Panella (Workhouse Media), and Shane Powers. Sound design by Jeff Schmidt. Music consulting composer Christine Wu. The Undercovers is a Global original podcast.
E9: BONUS EPISODE – Ed O’Neill interviews the talented cast and one of the creators of “The Undercovers”
Ed O’Neill interviews Mark Ramsey, one of the creator/producers of “The Undercovers,” as well as meeting the Hollywood actors behind the voices: Sam Daly, Eric Etebari, and Sam Fusaro.
E8: BONUS EPISODE – Ed O’Neill interviews undercover agents Hector Berrellez, Billy Queen, Paul Lipscomb, and Joe Pistone
Ed O’Neill shares the studio with three additional undercover agents, whose stories will be the subject of future seasons: Hector Berrellez, Billy Queen and Paul Lipscomb. Ed also receives a special call from the godfather of all undercovers, the man best known as the real-life “Donnie Brasco,” Joe Pistone.
E7: BONUS EPISODE – Ed O’Neill interviews the real Eddie Follis
”The Undercovers” narrator Ed O’Neill sits in studio with real-life retired special agent Edward Follis to discuss the agent’s incredible career.
After forming a unique and complicated bond with the world’s biggest opium dealer, Haji Juma Khan (HJK), Eddie discovers his friend and foe HJK is on the “kinetic list” – he is marked for death by a drone from the sky. Eddie must make the most important decision he has ever made as a DEA agent; to save a life by taking it.
E5: The Battle Against Narco-Terrorism
Eddie witnesses the horror of American Airlines flight 77 roaring overhead and smashing into the Pentagon on 9/11. He would never be the same. Eddie is given his biggest and most dangerous assignment in Kabul, Afghanistan. He is at ground zero in the global war on terror when members of his team are kidnapped on the street and he must tear through the streets of Afghanistan to rescue them. Eddie meets a new threat named Haji Juma Khan. He was one of the biggest heroin traffickers in the biggest narco-state on the planet. He was also a friend of a thin, six-foot-four Saudi with dark strong eyes named Osama Bin Laden.
E4: The Lord of the Skies
Reassigned to Juarez, Mexico, Eddie hunts down Amado Carrillo-Fuentes, the “Lord of the Skies.” One death is faked, but another is all too real. And during multiple clashes along the border, Eddie has a brush with another future kingpin, a young cartel member named Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera, also known as “El Chapo.”
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As a dude... I like the action as wells as the introspection
I am loving the story lines that move around the world... drugs and action... the central character, I have grown to like, not just because of his sense of good and the actions he has taken. But the way we hear his actions as well as how he feels, and his thoughts... There is a real sense of action accommodated with an introspective stream of consciousness... the narration and the descriptions are vivid and clear, along with supportive sound effects....
Anyway... LOVING IT... on episode 4. So far so good.