21 episodes

If the US Government asked you to move to Colombia to hunt down the world’s most brutal narco-terrorist, what would you say? Real Narcos meets the real DEA agents tasked with bringing down some of history’s most notorious criminal masterminds - from the King of Cocaine, Pablo Escobar, to the most powerful drug trafficker on the planet, El Chapo. Head to www.noiser.com to learn more about Noiser shows. Also, check out our other podcast, Real Dictators. Out now!

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If the US Government asked you to move to Colombia to hunt down the world’s most brutal narco-terrorist, what would you say? Real Narcos meets the real DEA agents tasked with bringing down some of history’s most notorious criminal masterminds - from the King of Cocaine, Pablo Escobar, to the most powerful drug trafficker on the planet, El Chapo. Head to www.noiser.com to learn more about Noiser shows. Also, check out our other podcast, Real Dictators. Out now!

    El Chapo Part 4: The Great Escape

    El Chapo Part 4: The Great Escape

    It’s 2001, and Mexican drug baron Joaquín Guzmán Loera has spent nearly a decade behind bars. But now he becomes a fugitive once more, as he pulls off the most daring escape his super-max prison has ever seen. DEA agents wrangle a sit-down with a new, priceless informant. Meanwhile, Chapo finds love in the mountains. And his cartel branches out into a new market, with a product that has huge possibilities for financial reward: meth.
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    • 38 min
    El Chapo Part 3: Showdown at the Border

    El Chapo Part 3: Showdown at the Border

    After escaping a hit at Guadalajara Airport, El Chapo disappears from view. When he resurfaces, he’s in Guatemala - Mexico’s next-door neighbour. Acting on a tip-off, the authorities close in on a hotel in the border town of Tapachula. Returned home in handcuffs, Chapo can look forward to a lengthy stay at a top-security penitentiary. But by throwing money around, he’s able to win the prison guards over to his side. The flow of drugs into the United States continues, unhindered by Chapo’s incarceration. So DEA agent Joe Bond prepares to go into the jail undercover for a secret face-to-face with Guzmán himself.
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    • 35 min
    El Chapo Part 2: The Tunnel King

    El Chapo Part 2: The Tunnel King

    In the early 1980s, Chapo Guzmán is still in his mid-20s. But he’s already done more than enough to grab the attention of the Guadalajara Kingpin. Pretty soon, he’s promoted into the Cartel's inner circle. He’s put in charge of logistics - using tunnels, ships and even submarines to transport contraband between South, Central and North America. As Chapo assumes personal control of Sinaloa State and the Pacific Coast, he turns his own operation into a supersized cartel. As a brutal drug war breaks out between rival traffickers, DEA agents go undercover in an attempt to unpick the intricate arrangements of Chapo’s distribution network. In doing this, they’re taking their lives in their hands.
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    • 40 min
    El Chapo Part 1: Public Enemy Number One

    El Chapo Part 1: Public Enemy Number One

    El Chapo: the scourge of Mexico and America’s most-wanted. Joaquín Guzmán Loera, to use his real name, escaped from custody multiple times and dodged death many more. For years, he rode roughshod over Mexican justice and evaded the long arm of the US Government. He became an A-list celebrity criminal - a subject of fascination and even reverence - despite a never-ending list of heinous crimes and innocent victims. But how did this semi-literate psychopath from the rural hinterland of Sinaloa do it? In the aftermath of Félix Gallardo’s downfall, in the late 1980s and early ‘90s, the old drug empire is divided up amongst heirs. But some will fare better in this new landscape than others. Real Narcos unpicks how Chapo rose from obscurity right to the top of the pile, swiftly becoming the dominant force in the drug world.
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    • 38 min
    Félix Gallardo Part 3: The Fall of El Padrino

    Félix Gallardo Part 3: The Fall of El Padrino

    With one of the Cartel leaders behind bars, the DEA have taken a big step in rounding up the killers of Agent Camarena. The search for the remaining fugitives is ramped up. The noose tightens around Félix Gallardo, as DEA agents stake out and raid properties all across Latin America. But the end of Gallardo will not close the curtain on the North American narcotics trade. Into Gallardo’s shoes will step his former understudy. He’s a fresh-faced, fearsome enemy for the authorities to deal with - a new godfather whose story will bring us right up to the present day.
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    • 37 min
    Félix Gallardo Part 2: A Kidnapping Like No Other

    Félix Gallardo Part 2: A Kidnapping Like No Other

    In Guadalajara, DEA agents search frantically for their missing friend and colleague, Kiki Camarena. The US-Mexico border is almost shut down as 50% of all cars crossing at San Ysidro are searched for leads. The massive effort soon pays off. Meanwhile, on the runway at Guadalajara Airport, in the shadow of a luxury private jet, DEA agents are caught in a Mexican stand-off with the Godfather’s right-hand man. And out in the remote countryside, a farmer makes a gruesome discovery.
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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.5K Ratings

1.5K Ratings

BeverlinaQ ,

So good

Excellent account of this drug kingpin’s life and crimes.

muffinres ,

Good

Good podcast

JJhyfg ,

Brought podcast storytelling to next level

This series really brings podcast storytelling to next level. The use of sound is brilliant and the storyline is well written. It’s highly interesting and informative. Looking forward to the next episode!

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