39 episodes

Deep Cover is a show about people who lead double lives. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jake Halpern reveals webs of deception and dark underworlds, through interviews with federal agents and convicted criminals. 

Season four, The Nameless Man, tells the epic tale of two federal agents who investigate a rumor about a murder that supposedly took place 15 years prior.  It is also the story of a family searching for answers about why their brother was killed. These two storylines collide in a courtroom in Philadelphia, where murder, memory, and morality go on trial.     

Season three, Never Seen Again, tells the story of two women living on opposite sides of the country, who went missing in the summer of 1999.  Seven years later, their stories collided when a small town detective got a tip and became convinced that if he could solve one mystery, he'd solve the other. 

Season two, Mob Land, is about a high-rolling lawyer who joins forces with the feds to try to bring down one of the most powerful criminal syndicates in the country. 

Season one, The Drug Wars, tells the story of an FBI agent who goes undercover with a biker gang, and follows a trail of clues that eventually leads to the US invasion of a foreign country.

Deep Cover drops on Mondays. To hear all of season four early and ad-free, subscribe to Pushkin+ in Apple Podcasts or at pushkin.fm/plus.

iHeartMedia is the exclusive podcast partner of Pushkin Industries.

Deep Cover: The Nameless Man Pushkin

    • True Crime
    • 4.2 • 3.4K Ratings

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Deep Cover is a show about people who lead double lives. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jake Halpern reveals webs of deception and dark underworlds, through interviews with federal agents and convicted criminals. 

Season four, The Nameless Man, tells the epic tale of two federal agents who investigate a rumor about a murder that supposedly took place 15 years prior.  It is also the story of a family searching for answers about why their brother was killed. These two storylines collide in a courtroom in Philadelphia, where murder, memory, and morality go on trial.     

Season three, Never Seen Again, tells the story of two women living on opposite sides of the country, who went missing in the summer of 1999.  Seven years later, their stories collided when a small town detective got a tip and became convinced that if he could solve one mystery, he'd solve the other. 

Season two, Mob Land, is about a high-rolling lawyer who joins forces with the feds to try to bring down one of the most powerful criminal syndicates in the country. 

Season one, The Drug Wars, tells the story of an FBI agent who goes undercover with a biker gang, and follows a trail of clues that eventually leads to the US invasion of a foreign country.

Deep Cover drops on Mondays. To hear all of season four early and ad-free, subscribe to Pushkin+ in Apple Podcasts or at pushkin.fm/plus.

iHeartMedia is the exclusive podcast partner of Pushkin Industries.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    The Nameless Man: Deep Cover Season 4

    The Nameless Man: Deep Cover Season 4

    How do you solve a murder case when you don’t know who the victim is?

    Deep Cover: The Nameless Man launches April 22, with new episodes weekly. Subscribe to Pushkin+ to hear the whole season at once. Find Pushkin+ on the Deep Cover show page in Apple Podcasts, or at pushkin.fm/plus.
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    • 3 min
    Episode 1: The Dark Corner

    Episode 1: The Dark Corner

    Brooke Henson disappears from her home in Travelers Rest, South Carolina. No one can find her. She’s presumed dead. Then, seven years later, police receive a startling tip. 

    Subscribe to Pushkin+ to hear all of Deep Cover Season 3 right now. Find Pushkin+ on the Deep Cover showpage in Apple Podcasts, or at pushkin.fm/plus using this link: bit.ly/3HeCERO.

     
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    • 33 min
    Episode 2: The Star Man

    Episode 2: The Star Man

    Detective Jon Campbell wants more information about the woman – at Columbia University – claiming to be Brooke Henson. He enlists the help of the Secret Service to get his hands on a treasure trove of documents. More leads, more aliases, more clues. Who is this mystery woman? 

    Subscribe to Pushkin+ to hear all of Deep Cover Season 3 right now. Find Pushkin+ on the Deep Cover showpage in Apple Podcasts, or at pushkin.fm/plus using this link: bit.ly/3HeCERO.  
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    • 35 min
    Episode 3: The Imposter

    Episode 3: The Imposter

    A woman named Esther Reed has been living in New York, but attending college under a different identity: Brooke Henson. When the NYPD tries to learn more, she flees. In this episode, Esther starts to tell her side of the story – and why she is on the run.   

    Subscribe to Pushkin+ to hear all of Deep Cover Season 3 right now. Find Pushkin+ on the Deep Cover showpage in Apple Podcasts, or at pushkin.fm/plus using this link: bit.ly/3HeCERO. 
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    • 39 min
    Episode 4: A Very Sophisticated Gal

    Episode 4: A Very Sophisticated Gal

    When Esther flees New York, she inadvertently ignites a media firestorm. Reporters and TV producers rush to tell the story of the Ivy League imposter: the so-called “brazen brunette beauty” and “klepto brainiac.” Unaware of the media circus, Esther holes up in motels across the country – until the story catches up with her. 

    Subscribe to Pushkin+ to hear all of Deep Cover Season 3 right now. Find Pushkin+ on the Deep Cover showpage in Apple Podcasts, or at pushkin.fm/plus using this link: bit.ly/3HeCERO.
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    • 28 min
    Episode 5: The Searchers

    Episode 5: The Searchers

    Esther’s sister has been looking for her for nearly a decade without any luck. A US Marshal is brought in to track Esther down. One of them will eventually find her. 

    Subscribe to Pushkin+ to hear all of Deep Cover Season 3 right now. Find Pushkin+ on the Deep Cover showpage in Apple Podcasts, or at pushkin.fm/plus using this link: bit.ly/3HeCERO. 
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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
3.4K Ratings

3.4K Ratings

Matt3459 ,

Interesting content, slow pace and too trusting

I’ll start by saying I like this show. I’ve listened to all three seasons. The stories are interesting, and framed and told well. But if there’s a season 4, I’m probably skipping it.

First issue, the show moves slowly. I get the repetitive sound bite sense that’s typical of daytime TV - I don’t need to be told the same thing 3 times. And the stories sometimes seem squeezed for additional drops of content, rather than told at a natural pace. Each season could have been 2/3 the length, and I was tempted to speed up the playback.

Second issue, each season is based around a single central character, and they all strike me as unreliable. They’re telling these stories in part to make themselves look good or important. Season 1 was particularly bad on this front, with a guy who’s written his own life a novel and seems to want to be seen as a character in hard-boiled mystery books. The host sometimes checks their assertions or verifies with other sources, but far too much is taken at face value, given both their motives and everything we know about memory. I get why it was done, but it reduces my trust in what I’m hearing.

LanternRouge1706 ,

Struggling to hold up to Season 1

Season one was easily a five star podcast and one of the best I’ve ever listened to. Season two was a solid 4.5. Season three was a two stars at best. I can’t believe I listen to a full six episodes about a psychotic human being who feels more sorry for herself than for the things she did and even worse that the narrator seemed to have sympathy for her.

Austinnnnnnnnnnnnnn ,

More! More!

Can’t get enough. I’ve listened to all seasons twice at least.

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