Disorganized Crime: Smuggler's Daughter
Disorganized Crime: Smuggler's Daughter
iHeartRadio
Host Rainbow Valentine discovers her artist mom and 'businessman' dad were deeply involved in the illegal drug trade and unknowingly spent her childhood among a massive pot distribution operation. As she talks with her father in intimate interviews, Rainbow Valentine uncovers a history of her childhood that causes her to reassess everything — and gives us a unique personal window into the infamous counter-culture of Marin County in the 70s and 80s -- from Ken Kesey's acid tests and the birth of the Grateful Dead to a drug culture that hardened and became more dangerous in response to the War On Drugs.
BONUS The Lemurs of New York
Rainbow Valentine talks to her New York Lemur cousins about what their uncle Walter Lemur was up to in New York City during his East Coast smuggling trips.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jul 8
25 min
BONUS Proscribed from Puerto Vallarta
Friend of the Lemur’s, Joanna Banana, divulges a stressful story of marijuana & mistaken identity in Mexico. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 3
26 min
BONUS Kansas, Cannabis, and Chickens
Two of Nixon’s affirmed enemies, a hippie & an African American, tell stories of historic cannabis use, oddly originating in Kansas. And the Lemurs reveal their plan for a therapeutic side hustle. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 13
23 min
BONUS Far Out's Far Out Trip
Rainbow Valentine's parent's friend, Far Out, an iconic psychedelic pioneer and former manager of a world-famous SF rock'n'roll band, reveals his illicit saga of smuggling the best Mexico pot he'd ever smoked over the Rio Grande. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 22
23 min
BONUS Tale of Two Walter Lemurs
Walter Lemur wasn't the only Walter Lemur in Mill Valley. Rainbow Valentine tells the tale of years of mistaken identity in the smuggling world.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 8
14 min
Making It Up As We Roll Along
Rainbow Valentine reflects on her parent's life since smuggling and talks with an old friend who had a completely different childhood with her psychedelic smuggling parents. And The Lemurs make a phone call a 30-years overdue.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 5
49 min
Outlaws, In-Laws and the Final Straw
After 22 years, RV’s dad’s pot smuggling career comes to a dramatic end in a standoff that involves the Mafia, Mexican Cartel, lost millions, lost friends - and a buried secret revealed for the first time. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 29
51 min
Rivers, Rifles & Rollers
Rainbow Valentine visits with Grandma Bella whose family was torn apart after a disorganized smuggling trip. Rainbow Valentine also talks with a lifelong friend who went to federal prison in the 90’s for pot.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 22
47 min
Greed and The Grifter
In the wake of President Reagan’s Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986 which institutes mandatory minimum prison sentences for pot, my dad completes his most successful smuggling trip ever, then doubts himself, leading to the biggest rip-off of his career. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 15
47 min
Savings & Loam
Pot smuggling comes with its own financial issues as it's exclusively a cash industry. Where do you store a million dollars in cash? The yard (known as Savings & Loam)? In a futon? In a safe under the sink? And how do you clean your money (literally and illegally)? In this episode, Rainbow Valentine learns all the tips and tricks of a cash-based illegal industry. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 8
49 min
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