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Between 1987 and 2001, one American crossed over 1000 migrants from Mexico into the United States, using a variety of wild, comical and harrowing schemes to outwit authorities on both sides of the border. This is the story of a legendary man and unlikely hero, Elden Kidd, who supported his family of five as a Coyoté and gave countless others a chance at a better life.
American Coyote is a 10-episode series launching December 1, with new episodes publishing every Tuesday morning.

American Coyote Imperative Entertainment

    • Documentary
    • 4.3 • 508 Ratings

Between 1987 and 2001, one American crossed over 1000 migrants from Mexico into the United States, using a variety of wild, comical and harrowing schemes to outwit authorities on both sides of the border. This is the story of a legendary man and unlikely hero, Elden Kidd, who supported his family of five as a Coyoté and gave countless others a chance at a better life.
American Coyote is a 10-episode series launching December 1, with new episodes publishing every Tuesday morning.

    El Bien Común | Chapter 10

    El Bien Común | Chapter 10

    Now a DHS informant, Elden will continue his operations while also busting corrupt border agents to fulfill his deal with the government. Today, we will join Elden along the border and see his new life, while exploring his impact on the border and the ongoing immigration issues in our country today.

    • 49 min
    End of the Line | Chapter 9

    End of the Line | Chapter 9

    Elden and Tim have their operations down to a science -- but the law will ultimately catch up with them. However, as he stares down the barrel of a long prison sentence, Elden will cut a deal with the Feds and begin working undercover for them.

    • 44 min
    A Worthwhile Danger | Chapter 8

    A Worthwhile Danger | Chapter 8

    The border Elden returns to as a Coyote is now more dangerous than ever before, yet he is also more skilled and daring. As smuggling operations pick back up, Elden brings an old, familiar face back into the fold as his reliable partner.

    • 35 min
    The Straight and Narrow | Chapter 7

    The Straight and Narrow | Chapter 7

    Now back home with his family, Elden tries to return to work -- specifically legal work. But he knows where his true skills are and the call of the Coyote lifestyle ultimately proves too strong.

    • 41 min
    La Tumba | Chapter 6

    La Tumba | Chapter 6

    As Elden's freedom remains elusive, his situation only grows more dire. The prison's director decides to make the large, lone gringo into entertainment, forcing him to fight bi-weekly in boxing matches for the rest of the prison population. However, a local visitor soon comes to Elden's aide, allowing him a new opportunity at freedom.

    • 37 min
    Toluca | Chapter 5

    Toluca | Chapter 5

    Elden's story takes a dark turn as he finds himself incarcerated in one of Mexico's most dangerous and corrupt maximum security prisons. There, he struggles with being separated from his family, faces danger at every turn, and realizes that survival is his only option.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
508 Ratings

508 Ratings

whodathoop ,

Wonderful storytelling!

I’ve not only enjoyed the story from differing perspectives, but also the historical and political context in which it lies. Not all heroes wear capes.

mattmunns ,

If you loved Breaking Bad then you will love this!

I’m so happy I came across this podcast. I was looking for a great true story I could get sucked into and be inspired by. This podcast is all of that and then some! One day this has to be a TV series. Breaking Bad style!

Your average college student ,

One of the best podcasts I’ve listened to

Gripping story, great interviews, even a good soundtrack, this is one of the best podcasts that I’ve listened too. Highly recommended! 10/10

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