10 episodes

The tall-but-true tale of a charismatic outlaw, an iconic small-town sheriff, and the record-setting drug bust that ensnared them both. Set in the rugged Texas borderlands, host Rob D’Amico transports listeners back to U.S. side of the border for the opening salvo of the War on Drugs … where so much dirty money was swirling across the Rio Grande that even the most incorruptible citizens would be tempted. In the tradition of films like No Country for Old Men and Charles Portis novels, Witnessed: Borderlands mashes up the shockingly real and the deeply surreal, chronicling not just the events of a crime, but digging deep into the mystery and aura of one of America’s most myth-soaked regions.

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    • True Crime
    • 4.4 • 88 Ratings

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The tall-but-true tale of a charismatic outlaw, an iconic small-town sheriff, and the record-setting drug bust that ensnared them both. Set in the rugged Texas borderlands, host Rob D’Amico transports listeners back to U.S. side of the border for the opening salvo of the War on Drugs … where so much dirty money was swirling across the Rio Grande that even the most incorruptible citizens would be tempted. In the tradition of films like No Country for Old Men and Charles Portis novels, Witnessed: Borderlands mashes up the shockingly real and the deeply surreal, chronicling not just the events of a crime, but digging deep into the mystery and aura of one of America’s most myth-soaked regions.

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Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Chapter 1: A Wild Place

    Chapter 1: A Wild Place

    It's the 1970s in Far West Texas, and local bad boy Robert Chambers has always found his way to trouble — women, drugs, rock stars, mountain lions. And when cocaine starts flowing across the Mexican border like never before, Robert dives in headfirst.
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    • 46 min
    Chapter 2: The Outlaw

    Chapter 2: The Outlaw

    As law enforcement starts to sniff around, Robert steps into the shoes of a legendary drug lord.
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    • 45 min
    Chapter 3: Just Say No

    Chapter 3: Just Say No

    Beloved local sheriff Rick Thompson takes on a starring role as an anti-narcotics crusader in the Reagan Administration's War on Drugs.
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    • 37 min
    Chapter 4: The Door

    Chapter 4: The Door

    Sheriff Thompson tightens his grip on power in Far West Texas, but rumors swirl his reach is even greater than that.
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    • 44 min
    Chapter 5: The Informant

    Chapter 5: The Informant

    Recently arrived federal agents Dale and Kelly team up to finally get Robert Chambers — then find an unexpected source of help.
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    • 41 min
    Chapter 6: Oh Sh*t

    Chapter 6: Oh Sh*t

    Dale and Kelly hit the jackpot, make their first arrest, and close in on their second.
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    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
88 Ratings

88 Ratings

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