34 episodes

The Sicario Effect is a new series from Exclave Media. Jhon Jairo Velasquez Vasquez alias “Popeye” was Pablo Escobar’s top lieutenant and The Medellin Cartel's chief sicario (assassin). He’s publicly admitted to having personally killed 300 people. In 2014, after 23 years in prison, Popeye was released. Rather than lay low and enjoy his new freedom, he took to the internet and became a social media star, “Popeye the Repentant”. And as we discovered, that’s just the beginning. This is a story about crime, drugs, corruption, and a country’s fight to control their narrative about the past, present, and future.

The Sicario Effect Exclave Media

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0, 161 Ratings

The Sicario Effect is a new series from Exclave Media. Jhon Jairo Velasquez Vasquez alias “Popeye” was Pablo Escobar’s top lieutenant and The Medellin Cartel's chief sicario (assassin). He’s publicly admitted to having personally killed 300 people. In 2014, after 23 years in prison, Popeye was released. Rather than lay low and enjoy his new freedom, he took to the internet and became a social media star, “Popeye the Repentant”. And as we discovered, that’s just the beginning. This is a story about crime, drugs, corruption, and a country’s fight to control their narrative about the past, present, and future.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
161 Ratings

161 Ratings

Andresbenavides2 ,

Awesome

Complete engrossing. If you like Narcos you will love this.

WafflePunk99 ,

INCREDIBLE STORY! GREAT PODCAST!!

This is a terrific podcast. I already listened to 5 episodes!! Highly addictive and well told story. Extremely well researched. Popeye’s interview is fascinating. If you binge Narcos or El Chapo, or are interested in history-then this is the show for you. Highly Recommend!

Zaaaaaah. ,

Great to listen to...

Segments are quick enought to be easy and maintain interest in... Facinating story. Well worth the listen.

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