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Disorganized Crime: Smuggler's Daughter

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Overview

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.

20 Episodes

Introducing: The Godmother

In the 1930s, Lucky Luciano, one of American history’s most notorious mobsters, was finally taken down by a rookie prosecutor. Eunice Carter was one of the first Black Women ever to become a prosecutor in America. She operated from the heart of the Harlem Renaissance to navigate the corrupt world of downtown Manhattan politics, and a deeply racist and sexist pre-civil rights American society. But her pioneering role in what became known as the “trial of the century” has been forgotten by popular history. Hers is the story of a writer, social worker, mother, teacher, sister, socialite, political candidate, community organizer and unheralded pioneer. This eight part immersive podcast is hosted by poet and writer, Nichole Perkins. It tells the story of Eunice Carter: a bad-ass anti-hero unafraid to bend the rules in pursuit of ambition, justice and legacy. Listen to The Godmother on the iHeartRadio App or wherever you get your podcasts. https://www.iheart.com/podcast/1119-the-godmother-141201920/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 16 January 2024

Introducing: Burden of Guilt

Burden of Guilt is an emotionally harrowing audio docu-series that tells the story of Tracyraquel Berns, a woman who has spent four decades at the center of one of the most bizarre and disturbing criminal cases in American History – surrounding the devastating and mysterious death of her baby brother. This podcast explores Tracyraquel’s pursuit for justice and her journey to confront the burden of guilt she has carried with her for the majority of her life. Listen to Burden of Guilt on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts. https://www.iheart.com/podcast/1119-burden-of-guilt-125035763/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 18 October 2023

Introducing American Filth

Hi, Disorganized Crime fans! The podcast American Filth, uncovers the stories you didn’t read in the history books because they were too dirty, scandalous, trashy, or just plain filthy. About American Filth: Dives into the filthier side of American history, uncovering people whom society has largely excluded from the history books because they were too unconventional, provocative, seedy, dirty, trashy…. Or just plain filthy. And sure, some of these folks made great contributions to history. But that’s not the part of their lives AMERICAN FILTH is interested in. This podcast is here for the drama, the spice, and general tomfoolery. The weekly series of brisk episodes plunge face-first into American history's dirtiest events and people in the anals, I mean annals. Listen to American Filth now on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 8 September 2023

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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 8 July 2020

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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 3 June 2020

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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 13 May 2020

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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 22 April 2020

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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 8 April 2020

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 30-years overdue. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 5 February 2020

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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 29 January 2020

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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 22 January 2020

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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 15 January 2020

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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 8 January 2020

Mary Jane Mamas

As Rainbow Valentine's dad continues to open up about his 20 year smuggling career, he begins to discover that longtime friends that he thought were "straight" were actually as deep in the world as he was. Rainbow Valentine talks with two women involved in the smuggling world whose stories parallel her dad's. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 1 January 2020

Humpty Dumpty and the Lebanese Hash

On the night of Rainbow Valentine's birth, the Lemurs lose all their money in a deal gone wrong. Walter and Taffy try to restart their lives in the clothing industry, which ends in a colossal failure. Broke, alone, and disillusioned, Walter tries to rebuild his pot smuggling career with the help of 60,000 pounds of Lebanese Hash. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 25 December 2019

The Devil Weed

In June of 1971, President Richard Nixon declares drug abuse as America's public enemy number one. Drugs and the people who distribute them are the most dangerous enemies to the public. Rainbow Valentine talks with her dad about starting a pot smuggling career in this environment -- from smuggling lime green pot and rose cocaine to landing in the Redwood City Jail. Special thanks to songwriter Peter Rowan for his song "Panama Red" featured in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 18 December 2019

Psychedelic Pioneers

Rainbow Valentine explores the early lives of her parents Walter and Taffy Lemur as psychedelic pioneers of the 1960s, uncovering the backstory that led to their double lives as Pot Smugglers. Taffy, an LA Prom Princess turned beatnik artist lands at the center of San Francisco's burgeoning counterculture; Walter is bubbly college student in New York City, whose love for psychedelics & music propels him West, to the Bay Area counterculture crux, where he encounters Big Sur LSD that leads him to Taffy. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 11 December 2019

A Long Strange Trip

Rainbow Valentine grew up on a beautiful hillside in Mill Valley, California, in a comfortable home filled with plenitude and love. But now, as an adult, she's discovered that her idyllic childhood was supported by her dad's career as a big-time pot smuggler. In this first episode of "Disorganized Crime," her parents break their silence for the first time about their lives as illegal pot smugglers. Special thanks to Rita Abrams for her song "Mill Valley," included in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 4 December 2019

Disorganized Crime Trailer

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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 27 November 2019

Introducing: Disorganized Crime: Smuggler's Daughter

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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transcribed - Published: 19 November 2019

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