7 episodes

On the surface, there was nothing remarkable about Larry Lavin. He lived in a quiet neighborhood with his wife and family, drove a Volvo, and practiced dentistry in Philadelphia. But, from 1978 to 1984 Dr. Lavin moonlighted as one of the largest cocaine kingpins on the Eastern seaboard. Through the voices and perspectives of law enforcement, drug runners, friends, business associates, and Larry Lavin himself, Wolves Among Us tells the story of Lavin’s dual life, his impact on Philadelphia culture in the late 70s and early 80s, and the stunning events that led to an intense manhunt for one of the FBI’s 10 most wanted fugitives.
Wolves Among Us is an Audacy original.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 97 Ratings

On the surface, there was nothing remarkable about Larry Lavin. He lived in a quiet neighborhood with his wife and family, drove a Volvo, and practiced dentistry in Philadelphia. But, from 1978 to 1984 Dr. Lavin moonlighted as one of the largest cocaine kingpins on the Eastern seaboard. Through the voices and perspectives of law enforcement, drug runners, friends, business associates, and Larry Lavin himself, Wolves Among Us tells the story of Lavin’s dual life, his impact on Philadelphia culture in the late 70s and early 80s, and the stunning events that led to an intense manhunt for one of the FBI’s 10 most wanted fugitives.
Wolves Among Us is an Audacy original.

    Ep 1: The Larry Lavin Story Begins

    Ep 1: The Larry Lavin Story Begins

    While attending the University of Pennsylvania in the early 1970s, Larry Lavin develops a special talent for dealing pot. As his thriving business encounters obstacles, Larry is presented with a risky proposition.

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    • 36 min
    Ep 2: The Elephant On Your Back

    Ep 2: The Elephant On Your Back

    Larry's fraught childhood creates a bottomless appetite for money and risk. As a dental student at Penn, he assembles a team of unlikely accomplices who have their eye on the drug of the future.

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    • 42 min
    Ep 3: The Tail

    Ep 3: The Tail

    Larry enjoys the highs and lows of being a 26-year-old cocaine kingpin. He partners with a slippery businessman whose investments draw unwanted attention.  

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    • 37 min
    Ep 4: The Kingpin

    Ep 4: The Kingpin

    FBI Special Agent Chuck Reed launches an investigation as Larry attempts to cover his tracks. The walls close in, forcing Larry to make a life-changing decision. 

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    • 45 min
    Ep 5: The O'Neils

    Ep 5: The O'Neils

    As prosecutors lock up members of The Yuppie Conspiracy, Larry hides in plain site under the guise of a new identity.

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    • 48 min
    Ep 6: American Tragedy

    Ep 6: American Tragedy

    When FBI agents catch a lucky break, Larry’s double life comes to a screeching halt. 

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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
97 Ratings

97 Ratings

cwmcgarry ,

Outstanding!

Met the man. Got to know him. Heard his story. Read the book (M Bowden). Watched a few documentaries. And now the podcast.

Love your version of telling this incredible story! Doc is a great friend. Looking forward to your next seasons.

AnonymusViewer ,

Great

More please!!!!!

J1222 ,

5 stars for Larry

I thoroughly enjoyed bingeing this podcast in one day.

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