Paradise Lost: Crime in Miami

Paradise Lost: Crime in Miami

Paradise Lost: Crime in Miami is a conversation between friends, both South Florida natives, about the notorious true crime cases that have occurred in their home state. Each episode cohosts Kareem Tabsch and Joey Daoud narrate the facts of the case, with details, anecdotes and general color offered by an interview guest with a connection to the crime - journalists who covered it, the investigators who solved it, survivors or the perpetrators. In each episode we share the story of true crimes committed right under the Florida sun, from the outrageous to the utterly bizarre.

Episodes

August 10, 2022 50 mins
Co-hosts Kareem Tabsch and Joey Daoud revisit some of the most bombastic stories from previous episodes, sharing their own memories of the crimes and some of the tidbits that ended up on the cutting room floor. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Greek immigrant Gus Boulis was an American success story. He built a popular fast-food chain throughout South Florida before embarking on his ultimate achievement: a fleet of cruises to nowhere that took happy gamblers out to international waters to place their bets. When government pressure forced Boulis to sell his business what followed was a bewildering story that included wire-fraud, shady DC lobbyists, and the mafia. All culm...
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Beautiful sunsets, fresh seafood, and a social scene that revolves around the ocean may be the first things you imagine when you thinks of the Florida Keys, but behind that picture postcard lays a seedy criminal underbelly. As a maritime smuggling route to the mainland, it's not uncommon for bails of drugs to wash up on shore and theres always an enterprising local ready to peddle the illegal find for some fast cash. But in the ill...
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July 20, 2022 41 mins
Manuel Marin built a supermarket empire catering to South Florida's growing Hispanic population. The business made him millions but kept him away from home and his family. Feeling isolated in their marriage his wife Jenny found comfort in the arms of another man and a passionate affair ensued. When Miguel caught wind, he was determined to get revenge on his wife's lover in a bizarre crime of passion that includes MMA fighters, form...
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Born into Miami Beach's famed Fountainbleu Hotel dynasty, Ben Novack Jr. grew up in the lap of luxury wanting for nothing and obsessed with law enforcement and comic books. As an adult, he built his own event-planning empire that made him millions, which he spent on Batman memorabilia, strippers and sex workers. When Ben and his mother wind up dead just three months apart, his former exotic dancer girlfriend turned wife, becomes th...
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July 6, 2022 45 mins
By the 1990's, Gianni Versace was the world's most famous fashion designer and Miami was his home. Despite his immense fame, Versace moved freely throughout the city. When the designer was murdered in cold blood on the steps of his palatial mansion by obsessed fan Andrew Cunanan, what ensued was a global media frenzy, a citywide manhunt and the story of a cross-country murder spree of wealthy gay men that culminated with the fashio...
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Co-hosts Kareem Tabsch and Joey Daoud revisit some of the most bombastic stories from previous episodes, sharing their own memories of the crimes and some of the tidbits that ended up on the cutting room floor. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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June 22, 2022 46 mins
A group of ambitious meatheads devise the ultimate get rich quick plan, kidnapping a millionaire and forcing him to turn everything over to them. They nearly get away with but when greed gets the best of them, things start to go wrong for the dim witted criminals. Soon they turn from just dumb jocks to brutal, cold-blooded killers. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphon...
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June 15, 2022 39 mins
At the helm of a Palm Beach real estate fortune that exceeded 100 million dollar and after several failed marriages, Fred Keller was determined to find the perfect German bride who would deliver him the perfect heir. When the marriage goes south and his ex-wife sues for half his assets, a fight ensues leaving his former brother-in-law injured, his ex-wife dead and Fred holding the gun. The question still remains - was it self-defen...
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Wearing long white flowing robes, turbans and carrying a wooden staff, Yahweh Ben Yahweh and his followers cut a striking image in Miami's historical black community. Yaheweh garnered admiration for his work revitalizing the inner-city but as his influence and power increased, so did his ambition and disdain for all who stood in his way- converting Yahweh from celebrated community leader to a vicious, murderous cult leader. See omn...
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June 1, 2022 36 mins
When Haitian-American man Rudy Eugene viciously attacked and maimed homeless man Ronald Pupo, chewing off large parts of his face, news media around the world ran with the story calling it “the Miami zombie attack” or the “causeway Cannibal”. Soon theories of a voodoo curse or a new drug, 'bath salts' emerged. What ensues is a cautionary tale of the stigma around mental health and justice that isn't always colorblind. Featuring rar...
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May 25, 2022 40 mins
A mother's love is unconditional...or is it? After killing her husband in Palm Beach in front of her young son in what she described as self-defense, Linda Cooney relocates the family to Las Vegas where she raises her two boys with a domineering hand even as they enter adulthood. When an argument with her son Kevin ends up with him shot with the same gun that killed his father, questions arise as to what really happened. See omnyst...
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Join co-hosts Joey and Kareem as they delve into the life of the drug kingpin known as the Godmother: Griselda Blanco. Blanco, one of the few women running huge drug operations in a man's world, dominated the illicit narcotics trade with brazen innovation and a penchant for vicious and gruesome brutality. Her story is not for the faint of heart. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. ...
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