12 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.

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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.

    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
    Mary Jane Mamas

    Mary Jane Mamas

    As Rainbow Valentine's dad continues to open up about his 20 year smuggling career, he begins to discover that longtime friends that he thought were "straight" were actually as deep in the world as he was. Rainbow Valentine talks with two women involved in the smuggling world whose stories parallel her dad's. 
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    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

GracieAnnMalloy ,

Best Podcast!

This podcast is by far one of the best I have listened to thus far. I am 26 years old but an old soul at heart. History of any kind is a passion, especially that of something that holds so much interest to me. 💚

Sweet Melanie ,

Sweet To My Heart

I too was born in 1974.

Though my folks were not into the drug scene, listening to the boomers as young adults of the 1970s 1980s 1990s, raising their children and grappling with the reality of the world verse the ones envisioned of 1960s revolution, just broke my heart a bit. Sweet sorrow for the lawlessness of the 1970s, a decade saturated with soulful music, that still haunts me. It was like reliving my childhood all over again- my parents were intense risk takers too.
Bless the Boomers and their adventurous spirit.

scpodcastlvr ,

Nice try

I get the intent but it falls way short. And I agree with some of the others reviews....the voice is grating and spoiled sounding. She sounds so impressed with herself and works hard to prove how special and interesting her family is. Stop trying so hard.

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