13 episodes

Host Rainbow Valentine discovers her artist mom and 'businessman' dad were deeply involved in the illegal drug trade and unknowingly spent her childhood among a massive pot distribution operation. As she talks with her father in intimate interviews, Rainbow Valentine uncovers a history of her childhood that causes her to reassess everything — and gives us a unique personal window into the infamous counter-culture of Marin County in the 70s and 80s -- from Ken Kesey's acid tests and the birth of the Grateful Dead to a drug culture that hardened and became more dangerous in response to the War On Drugs.

Disorganized Crime: Smuggler's Daughter iHeartRadio

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Host Rainbow Valentine discovers her artist mom and 'businessman' dad were deeply involved in the illegal drug trade and unknowingly spent her childhood among a massive pot distribution operation. As she talks with her father in intimate interviews, Rainbow Valentine uncovers a history of her childhood that causes her to reassess everything — and gives us a unique personal window into the infamous counter-culture of Marin County in the 70s and 80s -- from Ken Kesey's acid tests and the birth of the Grateful Dead to a drug culture that hardened and became more dangerous in response to the War On Drugs.

    27 Club Season 1: Jimi Hendrix | Official Trailer

    27 Club Season 1: Jimi Hendrix | Official Trailer

    Introducing 27 Club, a new serialized podcast hosted and created by Jake Brennan of Disgraceland. Season 1 features twelve episodes on the life and mysterious death of Jimi Hendrix and launches next week, Monday, January 27th. Listen to hear larger than life tales of kidnapping, mafia intimidation, drug busts, bad acid trips, Otis Redding hallucinations, an intimidated Eric Clapton, a jealous Keith Richards, a bloody Mick Jagger, anarchists, hippies, nihilists and British spies. Subsequent seasons will feature Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain and more. You can hear the season 1 trailer now but be warned: Do what Jimi Hendrix said and "watch out for your ears".
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    • 2 min
    Making It Up As We Roll Along

    Making It Up As We Roll Along

    Rainbow Valentine reflects on her parent's life since smuggling and talks with an old friend who had a completely different childhood with her psychedelic smuggling parents. And The Lemurs make a phone call a 30-years overdue. 
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    • 49 min
    Outlaws, In-Laws and the Final Straw

    Outlaws, In-Laws and the Final Straw

    After 22 years, RV’s dad’s pot smuggling career comes to a dramatic end in a standoff that involves the Mafia, Mexican Cartel, lost millions, lost friends - and a buried secret revealed for the first time.
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    • 51 min
    Rivers, Rifles & Rollers

    Rivers, Rifles & Rollers

    Rainbow Valentine visits with Grandma Bella whose family was torn apart after a disorganized smuggling trip. Rainbow Valentine also talks with a lifelong friend who went to federal prison in the 90’s for pot. 
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    • 47 min
    Greed and The Grifter

    Greed and The Grifter

    In the wake of President Reagan’s Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986 which institutes mandatory minimum prison sentences for pot, my dad completes his most successful smuggling trip ever, then doubts himself, leading to the biggest rip-off of his career.
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    • 47 min
    Savings & Loam

    Savings & Loam

    Pot smuggling comes with its own financial issues as it's exclusively a cash industry. Where do you store a million dollars in cash? The yard (known as Savings & Loam)? In a futon? In a safe under the sink? And how do you clean your money (literally and illegally)? In this episode, Rainbow Valentine learns all the tips and tricks of a cash-based illegal industry.
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    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

Womble888 ,

A little disorganised but a lot of fun

This is a well produced (if not brilliantly recorded) podcast that is, well, a very enjoyable listen. I don’t know what it’s building towards but who cares? The story is rich, the characters are fascinating and it’s joyously anti establishment. Pass this one around, your friends will thank you.

Vic3012 ,

Nope

Could last that long due to the excruciatingly annoying voice.

LadyJane83 ,

Unbearable

This is like listening to a child on a sugar high boasting about how her parents are cooler than yours. The story itself is interesting, but the delivery by ‘Rainbow’ is excruciating to listen to.

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