Murder in Miami


In the 1980s crime journalist Phil Stanford dove into the decadent and dangerous world of Miami just as the city was becoming the cocaine- and murder- capital of the United States. His path would place him in the crosshairs of a federal investigation focusing on a mysterious and controversial drug smuggling pilot who claimed to be an operative of the American government- all while flaunting his extensive illicit activity. Murder in Miami traces the connection between the murder of a missing Miami private investigator to the sprawling roots of an international money laundering scheme as Stanford tries to make sense of his role in a surreal story of spies, smugglers, killers and corruption. All reaching to the highest levels on both sides of the law.

  • 11 minutes 10 seconds
    Shadow Wars Blowback - MIM B9

    Bonus 9: Lesley Bickerton shares her thoughts on how politics, power and shadowy ties to the international drug trade have had negative impacts- on a global scale- before, during and since the Lonestar era. 

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    28 March 2023, 4:01 am
  • 48 minutes 10 seconds
    Placing the Pieces - MIM E10

    Detective Denmark deep dives into Clay Williams' medical case file and the main players of Murder in Miami contemplate their current thoughts in light of past perceptions and recent revelations about Lamar, Lonestar and loyalty.

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    23 March 2023, 4:01 am
  • 31 minutes 52 seconds
    Murder in Miami Soundtrack - MIM B8

    Bonus 8: Murder in Miami's original music and soundscaping was crafted by our audio editors and sound designers (Nikolas Harter, Evan Tyor and Taylor Chicoine) and plays an enormous role in bringing the show's era to life. In this week's bonus episode we wanted to share the uninterrupted singular Murder in Miami soundtrack created- and featuring music- by Evan Tyor, Phil Mayer, John Murchison and Taylor Chicoine. We hope you enjoy! 

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    21 March 2023, 4:01 am
  • 51 minutes 25 seconds
    The Crash - MIM E9

    Ron Elliott spent the night before the crash at Lamar Chester’s farm in Cleveland, Georgia. He shared his memories and thoughts about the events leading up to Chester’s death with Phil.

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    16 March 2023, 4:01 am
  • 5 minutes 26 seconds
    A Smuggler’s Loyalty - MIM B7

    Bonus 7: In 1979, a joint DEA/FBI task force in Miami busted the Black Tuna Gang, a major marijuana smuggling ring responsible for bringing 500 tons of marijuana into the United States over a 16-month period. Black Tuna’s leader, Bobby Platshorn, shares the set-up that led to his serving twenty-nine years in federal prisons- and Ron ‘The Astronaut’ Elliott’s role in it.

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    14 March 2023, 4:01 am
  • 47 minutes 28 seconds
    Witness - MIM E8

    After being told by Chester that her life was in danger, Lesley flees Cleveland, Georgia only to find herself further ensnared in a federal investigation.

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    9 March 2023, 5:01 am
  • 8 minutes 38 seconds
    The Bare Truth About the Cocaine Snorting Bear - MIM B6

    Bonus 6: A movie about a cocaine snorting bear going on a brutal killing spree hits home with CB Hackworth, although it misses the mark when marketed as non-fiction.

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    7 March 2023, 5:01 am
  • 36 minutes 58 seconds
    Crosshairs - MIM E7

    After attempting for months to locate the mysterious woman caught up with Lamar and Lonestar, Lauren finally makes contact with Lesley Bickerton, Chester’s controversial former accountant.

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    2 March 2023, 5:01 am
  • 7 minutes 29 seconds
    Cops, Corruption & Clever Cons - MIM B5

    Bonus 5: The late 80s were loaded with ramifications of the unprecedented influx of drugs in Miami and the officers trying to police it. Former Miami Dade Detective Jeff Lewis sheds light on one of the infamous era’s most malignant periods of crime and out of control corruption for Miami’s law enforcement.

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    28 February 2023, 5:01 am
  • 42 minutes 24 seconds
    Graymail - MIM E6

    Phil agrees to travel to Georgia to assist Chester in assembling his graymail defense. Questions about Clay William’s unsolved murder arise when it’s linked to testimony in Operation Lonestar. Covering the sprawling investigation pulls a young reporter named CB Hackworth into Chester’s corrupting orbit and the presence of Happy Miles.

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    23 February 2023, 5:01 am
  • 7 minutes 15 seconds
    The Cocaine Kid Meets the Genius Smuggler - MIM B4

    Bonus 4: Lauren shares an early childhood memory laced with cocaine and celebrity before seeking the insight of Jerry Lee Wilson- a fascinating former dope pilot who made millions as a marketing-savvy inventor.

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    21 February 2023, 5:01 am
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