In the 1980s, racing prodigy Randy Lanier shot to stardom at the Indy 500—and funded his racing through a secret double life as one of the biggest pot kingpins in American history. Now, after serving nearly 30 years in prison, Lanier's tale of weed, speed and the road ahead highlights society's changing relationship with marijuana, and the legacy of those already incarcerated for it.
By the early-1980s, Randy Lanier is a star on the rise with his racing team, Blue Thunder. But amid the booming drug trade in Lanier’s home of South Florida, his growing celebrity hides an equally remarkable double life.
Santa Marta Gold
Lanier discovers a dime-bag-sized entrepreneurial streak, then the riches in store for Florida’s daring drug smugglers.
With Lanier’s audacious racing and drug-smuggling careers both coming to a head, how long can he tempt fate, on the track and off it?
The pot bubble bursts in Florida, and for Lanier everything comes crashing down.
Two Finish Lines
Lanier seeks rehabilitation behind bars, while outside, pot goes through its own rebranding.
In late 2014, Lanier becomes a free man and seeks out ways to help others by drawing on his experiences from his old life.
Great story, Important topic
As a former drug prosecutor, criminal defense attorney, and as an American voter, I so appreciate this story and every aspect into which this podcast delves. To be honest, I did skip through the first episode but the remainder held my attention and will stick with me as an important story that is well told and deserves attention. Consider me a fan!
Money. Intrigue. Weed. Hop on it.
An important story told with masterful storytelling. Smoked brings 1980s Miami to life while still staying relevant to Miami’s relationship with marijuana today. Money. Intrigue. Weed. What more could you want?
I had a great time listening to the podcast on my drive to work . It was very informative and and well done. Love the special sound effects.