26 episodes

Alphabet Boys reveals the secret investigations of the FBI, DEA, ATF, and other alphabet agencies. Hosted by journalist Trevor Aaronson, Alphabet Boys exposes secret undercover recordings that the government never wanted the public to hear. We explore cases that are both dangerous and absurd in order to ask this question: Are America’s top cops catching criminals -- or creating them?

Season two is “Up In Arms.” An international weapons deal to arm rebels in Colombia tangles up the DEA, the CIA, and the FBI in the same case. But who’s the good guy? And who’s the bad guy? This spy story is not at all what it seems. 

Alphabet Boys is a production of Western Sound.

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    • 4.4 • 932 Ratings

Alphabet Boys reveals the secret investigations of the FBI, DEA, ATF, and other alphabet agencies. Hosted by journalist Trevor Aaronson, Alphabet Boys exposes secret undercover recordings that the government never wanted the public to hear. We explore cases that are both dangerous and absurd in order to ask this question: Are America’s top cops catching criminals -- or creating them?

Season two is “Up In Arms.” An international weapons deal to arm rebels in Colombia tangles up the DEA, the CIA, and the FBI in the same case. But who’s the good guy? And who’s the bad guy? This spy story is not at all what it seems. 

Alphabet Boys is a production of Western Sound.

    1. I Work for the CIA

    1. I Work for the CIA

    Flaviu Georgescu is arrested by DEA agents in Montenegro for brokering an illegal weapons deal on behalf of rebels in Colombia. But there’s a wrinkle the arresting agents didn’t consider: Flaviu claims he’s working for the CIA.
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    • 35 min
    2. The Calls

    2. The Calls

    After being approached to procure weapons for Colombian rebels, Flaviu calls the CIA. “I have information for you,” Flaviu tells the agent.
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    • 33 min
    3. Codename Cardmember

    3. Codename Cardmember

    Is Flaviu a trusted source for the U.S. government? In 2001, while living in Las Vegas, Flaviu became a longtime “friend” to the FBI.
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    • 32 min
    4. Something We Might Look Into

    4. Something We Might Look Into

    With Flaviu’s help, the FBI busts an organized crime ring in Las Vegas. But a death threat causes him to flee to Europe.
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    • 34 min
    5. You Guys Are Not Serious

    5. You Guys Are Not Serious

    Flaviu is talking to a wide-bellied Colombian named Juan about a deal to sell weapons to the FARC, a paramilitary group. But the arms deal hits a snag in Italy.
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    • 30 min
    6. The Ramp Rat

    6. The Ramp Rat

    Juan isn’t who he says is. He’s made millions pretending to be someone he’s not.
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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
932 Ratings

932 Ratings

DPino86 ,

Very engaging podcast

Would give it 5 stars if it wasn’t for the constant ad breaks in the middle of the episodes. I understand they pay the bills, but it’d be much better to just have all the ads in the beginning so the flow of the narrative isn’t constantly interrupted.

nedpos ,

Incredible reporting

Great work all around. You guys told a very compelling and important story, my only gripe is the terrible ads but you gotta do what you gotta do!

SunnyAsar ,

L7

Amazing investigative journalism! We need this on Netflix

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