13 episodes

Surviving El Chapo: The Twins Who Brought Down a Drug Lord

Hosted and executive produced by award-winning artist and producer Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson and broadcaster and journalist Charlie Webster. Brought to you by Lionsgate Sound as a world exclusive with iHeartPodcasts.

Speaking publicly for the first time ever, Chicago-born identical twins Jay and Peter Flores share the incredible story of how they went from dealing $2 billion worth of drugs across the country as North America’s most successful cocaine traffickers, to government informants who brought down the infamous drug lord, “El Chapo.”

Forever taunted by the gnawing question of “Did we do the right thing?” the brothers’ decision has cost them permanent exile from eachother, their father’s life, 14 years in prison, and a life sentence of always looking over their shoulder, waiting for their enemies to take revenge.. Was it all worth it?  

Join 50 and Charlie for this unforgettable rollercoaster of a story starting Wednesday October 19, on the iHeartRadio App or wherever you get your podcasts.

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    • 4.9 • 2.6K Ratings

Surviving El Chapo: The Twins Who Brought Down a Drug Lord

Hosted and executive produced by award-winning artist and producer Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson and broadcaster and journalist Charlie Webster. Brought to you by Lionsgate Sound as a world exclusive with iHeartPodcasts.

Speaking publicly for the first time ever, Chicago-born identical twins Jay and Peter Flores share the incredible story of how they went from dealing $2 billion worth of drugs across the country as North America’s most successful cocaine traffickers, to government informants who brought down the infamous drug lord, “El Chapo.”

Forever taunted by the gnawing question of “Did we do the right thing?” the brothers’ decision has cost them permanent exile from eachother, their father’s life, 14 years in prison, and a life sentence of always looking over their shoulder, waiting for their enemies to take revenge.. Was it all worth it?  

Join 50 and Charlie for this unforgettable rollercoaster of a story starting Wednesday October 19, on the iHeartRadio App or wherever you get your podcasts.

    Episode 1 - Little Village

    Episode 1 - Little Village

    Identical twins Pete & Jay Flores built America’s biggest drug trafficking empire and made international news because they are the reason El Chapo is now in jail. But this isn’t just another narco story. 50 Cent and Charlie take you to the beginning - the streets of Little Village, Chicago, where Pete and Jay, at the age of seven, begin learning the family trade, taking their first steps on the journey they were born to be a part of.

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    • 45 min
    Episode 2 - Twin, Call Me

    Episode 2 - Twin, Call Me

    Three months into their drug trafficking career, the twins have a million dollars stashed under their bed. They are just seventeen years old. Pete and Jay are enjoying a meteoric rise to the top: building a complex logistical chain in Chicago from scratch, shipping their ‘product’ all over America. And as it turns out, they learn how to build a successful empire in the same place many kids get their first job: McDonald’s.

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    • 50 min
    Episode 3 - Love Is Easy

    Episode 3 - Love Is Easy

    There’s two more people who are key to this story. Jay and Pete fall in love with the daughters of cops, Val and Viv. But it’s not their proximity to the law that brings trouble to the boys’ door. With Val’s ex-husband, ‘Kato’ being the boss of feared gang The Latin Kings, and the twins moving two and a half million dollars worth of cocaine a month, the streets of Chicago start talking about the Flores brothers. Pete finds himself in a life threatening situation. 

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    • 52 min
    Episode 4 - On The Run

    Episode 4 - On The Run

    Jay must find a way to save his twin, Pete. Despite all the chaos, Jay and Val marry and head to Mexico for their honeymoon. An indictment out of Milwaukee spells trouble for the twins, and Pete desperately races to the Mexican border to avoid getting caught. The twins are forced to go on the run.

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    • 45 min
    Episode 5 - The Road to Culiacan

    Episode 5 - The Road to Culiacan

    Creating a billion-dollar business comes with a lot of debt. The twins had to pony up their own money in order to secure supply. Pete discovers that in this industry, people will do anything to make sure their debts are repaid. Jay takes a desperate flight to Culiacan to try and smooth things over.

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    • 55 min
    Episode 6 - Meeting El Chapo

    Episode 6 - Meeting El Chapo

    Jay comes face to face with the world’s most notorious drug lord. To negotiate his brother’s release, he must find a way to convince El Chapo that he’s being lied to by one of his close business associates.

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    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
2.6K Ratings

2.6K Ratings

coltcam62627 ,

Kept me on the edge of my seat!

This podcast gripped me right away. The brothers give a raw narrative unlike you would ever expect. They share emotions and humility through every aspect of their story. The wives, 50, and Charlie added to this amazing recount also. If you like crime podcasts this will be the top of your favorites list.

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Amazing

Must hear

Durden701 ,

A Must Listen

Not your classic Scarface type gangster story. The subjects are vulnerable and honest. So many cliffhangers and twists and turns. It’s almost unbelievable. The hosts are amazing! What a story, what a podcast! Encore!

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