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Undeniable power. Unbelievable stories. Unlikely origins. Kingpins follows the rise and fall of rulers of the underworld. Every Friday, we examine the leaders of organized crime rings, and how money and power corrupted and changed their communities. What makes a kingpin or queenpin, and how can we stop them? Kingpins is part of the Parcast Network, and a production of Cutler Media. New episodes release on Fridays.

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Undeniable power. Unbelievable stories. Unlikely origins. Kingpins follows the rise and fall of rulers of the underworld. Every Friday, we examine the leaders of organized crime rings, and how money and power corrupted and changed their communities. What makes a kingpin or queenpin, and how can we stop them? Kingpins is part of the Parcast Network, and a production of Cutler Media. New episodes release on Fridays.

    “The Untouchables” Pt. 1: Eliot Ness

    “The Untouchables” Pt. 1: Eliot Ness

    As Prohibition amplified chaos in the streets of Chicago, federal agent Eliot Ness took to targeting the city's own mob royalty—Al Capone—in hopes of quashing the bootlegging that lined the pockets of gangsters and crooked cops.

    • 47 min
    “The Zimbabwean Mastermind” Pt. 2: Paul Le Roux

    “The Zimbabwean Mastermind” Pt. 2: Paul Le Roux

    At age thirty-three, Paul Le Roux had his hands in everything from gold to guns to illicit drugs. By early 2009, his pharmacy network, RX Limited, was bringing in hundreds of millions of dollars. But it was his doomed tuna fishing venture in Somalia that eventually led to his downfall.

    • 41 min
    Listen First! KILLER KNOWLEDGE, A Parcast Original Series!

    Listen First! KILLER KNOWLEDGE, A Parcast Original Series!

    Sure, you’re a fan of true crime—but are you ready to put your skills to the test and be crowned an undisputed expert? Then try your hand at our new trivia podcast, Killer Knowledge. Every Tuesday, two competitors go head-to-head to correctly answer multiple-choice true crime questions. Whoever gains the most points after 20 questions, wins! It’s all the murder, mystery, and suspense you’ve come to expect from Parcast, now in a fast-paced, interactive format.

    Play along in this exclusive clip from our pilot episode about the mysterious circumstances surrounding D.B. Cooper, and see how well you measure up! To find out who wins, follow KILLER KNOWLEDGE free on Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts!

    • 13 min
    “The Zimbabwean Mastermind” Pt. 1: Paul Le Roux

    “The Zimbabwean Mastermind” Pt. 1: Paul Le Roux

    He was an expert computer programmer and an early adopter of the internet. In the mid-2000s, Paul Le Roux made millions through online prescription drugs and helped contribute to the current opioid addiction crisis.

    • 40 min
    Kingpins Rewind: Frank Lucas Pt. 1

    Kingpins Rewind: Frank Lucas Pt. 1

    On the last Sunday of every month, Parcast Rewind replays a classic episode of Kingpins that you might have missed! 

    Frank Lucas found his way into the New York City underworld, and under the wing of a man known as the Harlem Godfather, emerged as one of the most powerful drug kingpins of all time.

    • 52 min
    “Queenie” Pt. 2: Stephanie St. Clair

    “Queenie” Pt. 2: Stephanie St. Clair

    As the other Harlem policy bankers fall at the hands of Dutch Schultz, Stephanie St. Clair stood firm. Unfortunately for St. Clair, Schultz had political muscles and members of the NYPD on his payroll. 

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

redarches ,

Podcasts are a gem 😀

Delighted I came across ur podcasts.
Really enjoying listening. Riveting, interesting and so informative! Thank u both !

Blackbody ,

Casual rascism

Listening to the all the various podcast shows at first I enjoyed them greatly. I began to notice how many times the presenters brought up race, notably portraying people of colour as victims, white people as racists. Just listen to the Ricky Ross podcast to hear a great example. Ross was a drug dealer in South Central LA during the 80’s who eventually was tried for his crimes in the 90’s. His lawyer tried to reduce his clients culpability by saying he was just a pawn in the dirty deeds of the CIA, the jury refused this defence and Ross was convicted. The presenters of the podcast then stated that the jury was all white. This Ross guy devastated the black communities throughout the US, death, addiction and destruction followed in his wake. Ross did this, not the nameless, faceless evil white man. I wonder who owns and runs the company that produces these podcasts, whoever they are, they are the real, evil, intolerant racists. The fact that without the racism against white people these shows would be top notch and highly entertaining - it’s a real pity the producers can’t get past their own intolerance. I hate racists like these people and I’m not even white.

richie6900 ,

Great stuff

Fantastic podcast, very well researched and informative and told in captivating fashion.

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