What does it feel like in the split second when you realize you're about to be locked up in a foreign country - possibly for life? In Locked Up Abroad, host Jim Clemente (Real Crime Profile) brings you first hand accounts from people who lived this nightmare, starting with Billy Hayes, subject of the Oliver Stone movie Midnight Express. A riveting, immersive audio adaptation of the hit TV series by the National Geographic Channel. From Istanbul to Bali to Sao Paulo, you'll hear what it's like to be locked up abroad.
El Paso, 1989: Alex Silva is a bored and disaffected teenager whose life is going nowhere fast. But instead of keeping his head down, Alex is distracted by some wealthy Mexican customers. Chasing the scent of money, he discovers that they are drug smugglers who bring marijuana into the US from Mexico. What follows is a coming-of-age story, as torture, imprisonment, falling in love, and a jailbreak conspire to finally make Alex a man. This show is joining Luminary. For more, go to LuminaryPodcasts.com
Scottish chef Gordon Malloch arrives in Saudi Arabia to start a new life as a catering manager but quickly finds himself a profitable side-line as a bootlegger. His homemade hooch makes him the toast of the ex-pat party scene. But when he is caught red-handed, he is sentenced by the religious police to nearly four years in prison and over 400 lashes.
When Englishman Shaun turns to Ecstasy as a relief from the stresses of his new life as a stockbroker in Phoenix, Arizona, he soon finds himself seduced by the money and glamour of dealing the drug on an industrial scale. It proves to be too little too late when, one morning, there's a knock at the door, and his world turns upside down.This show is joining Luminary. For more, go to LuminaryPodcasts.com
The City tells true stories of how power works in urban America. Season 1 begins in Chicago, 1990.
After years of disinvestment, highways are rebuilt, old buildings demolished, and new skyscrapers erected. All that rubble has to go somewhere, and its destination isn’t a landfill—it’s a pair of vacant lots in a predominately black, working-class neighborhood called North Lawndale. The man behind this operation is a white guy sporting a Cosby sweater and underworld connections. What follows is a tour de force through Chicago’s underbelly: Aldermen get indicted. An FBI investigation goes awry. A community’s resilience is tested—all unfolding under the specter of racism in America.
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What is it like to be famous before you’re famous? What is it like to walk in the shoes of another person? Each episode of IMAGINED LIFE takes you on an immersive journey into the life of a world-famous person. It’ll be someone you may think you know, even admire -- or maybe the opposite. You’ll get clues to your identity along the way. But only in the final moments will you find out who “you” really are. So sit back, let go, and -- imagine your life. Subscribe today at wondery.fm/imaginedlife
Listen to Locked Up Abroad host Jim Clemente's fascinating conversation with Billy Hayes, bringing you a more in depth look into his experience in Turkey and his escape from prison. We also hear about what Billy has been doing since his return and insights into his life then and now.