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Surviving El Chapo: The Twins Who Brought Down A Drug Lord

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Identical twins Jay and Pete Flores, who were once North America’s biggest drug traffickers and El Chapo’s right hand men, turned themselves into the U.S. government with the hopes of starting a new, safer life for their family. But after years of cooperating to get the world's most powerful drug kingpin behind bars, and finally gaining their freedom with a chance to start again, everything for the Flores family began to unravel. In Season 2 of Surviving El Chapo, hosts Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson and Charlie Webster hear Jay and Pete reveal for the first time what really happened during their turbulent 14-year prison journey and what it was like to come face-to-face in court with El Chapo. Plus, find out the shocking backstory to the prison sentence that the Flores wives are currently facing.

Hosted and executive produced by award-winning artist and producer Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson and critically acclaimed broadcast journalist and producer Charlie Webster. Brought to you by Lionsgate Sound as a world exclusive with iHeartPodcasts.
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Speaking publicly for the first time ever, Chicago-born identical twins Jay and Peter Flores share the incredible story of how they went from dealing $2 billion worth of drugs across the country as North America’s most successful cocaine traffickers, to government informants who brought down the infamous drug lord, “El Chapo.”See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Identical twins Pete & Jay Flores built America’s biggest drug trafficking empire and made international news because they are the reason El Chapo is now in jail. But this isn’t just another narco story. 50 Cent and Charlie take you to the beginning - the streets of Little Village, Chicago, where Pete and Jay, at the age of seven, begin learning the family trade, taking their first steps on the journey they were born to be a part of. All episodes are available now.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Three months into their drug trafficking career, the twins have a million dollars stashed under their bed. They are just seventeen years old. Pete and Jay are enjoying a meteoric rise to the top: building a complex logistical chain in Chicago from scratch, shipping their ‘product’ all over America. And as it turns out, they learn how to build a successful empire in the same place many kids get their first job: McDonald’s. All episodes are available now.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Episode 3 - Love Is Easy

Episode 3 - Love Is Easy

2022-10-1953:425

There’s two more people who are key to this story. Jay and Pete fall in love with the daughters of cops, Val and Viv. But it’s not their proximity to the law that brings trouble to the boys’ door. With Val’s ex-husband, ‘Kato’ being the boss of feared gang The Latin Kings, and the twins moving two and a half million dollars worth of cocaine a month, the streets of Chicago start talking about the Flores brothers. Pete finds himself in a life threatening situation.  All episodes are available now.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Episode 4 - On The Run

Episode 4 - On The Run

2022-10-2654:535

Jay must find a way to save his twin, Pete. Despite all the chaos, Jay and Val marry and head to Mexico for their honeymoon. An indictment out of Milwaukee spells trouble for the twins, and Pete desperately races to the Mexican border to avoid getting caught. The twins are forced to go on the run. All episodes are available now.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Creating a billion-dollar business comes with a lot of debt. The twins had to pony up their own money in order to secure supply. Pete discovers that in this industry, people will do anything to make sure their debts are repaid. Jay takes a desperate flight to Culiacan to try and smooth things over. All episodes are available now.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Episode 6 - Meeting El Chapo

Episode 6 - Meeting El Chapo

2022-11-0901:03:533

Jay comes face to face with the world’s most notorious drug lord. To negotiate his brother’s release, he must find a way to convince El Chapo that he’s being lied to by one of his close business associates. All episodes are available now.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Episode 7 - At The Table

Episode 7 - At The Table

2022-11-1601:17:251

Jay’s meeting with Chapo sparks a new business relationship. The twins find themselves at the table with the world’s biggest drug lords. El Chapo, El Mayo and Arturo Beltran welcome the Flores brothers into the cartel family with open arms. All episodes are available now.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
At a strip club in the island getaway of Punta Mita, the Flores family find themselves in an impossible situation. With the prospect of life in prison, or a life taken away by other means hanging over their heads, Jay is tasked with making a huge decision. All episodes are available now.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Episode 9 - Choosing Sides

Episode 9 - Choosing Sides

2022-11-3001:14:455

The Mexican federales and the cartel face off in an attempt to save the twins from being turned over to US Marshals. The brewing cartel war forces the twins to make some hard decisions. After watching a John Gotti documentary, Jay has an epiphany about how the twins could change their lives for the better. But first he has to convince his brother. All episodes are available now.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Pete and Vivianna meet Jay and Val in their bathroom in an attempt to figure out a plan to turn their lives around. Before they can get any taste of freedom, they must convince their attorney and the US government to work with them. All episodes are available now.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The twins ramp up their cooperation with the US government and start recording incriminating calls. But there’s one piece of evidence that the twins need to be able secure their deal: to get El Chapo on tape. All episodes are available now.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Episode 12 - Escape

Episode 12 - Escape

2022-12-2101:25:113

After nine months of recording calls and feeding information to the DEA, Jay and Pete are given two hours to get their lives in order before being taken by US agents. As they make their way to the US, their families are left behind, scrambling in a desperate flee to get out of Mexico. All episodes are available now.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
After billions of dollars and thousands of decisions made over decades as powerful drug traffickers, Jay and Pete Flores are now free and living a new life. But their incredible story is not over. Every time the twin brothers seem to turn a corner, the consequences of their decision to cooperate with law enforcement come back to haunt them.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Season 1 Recap

Season 1 Recap

2023-09-2727:37

Before you get started on Season 2, catch up on the story so far.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On September 25, 2023, Jay’s wife Val was sentenced to prison for her role in a money laundering conspiracy. Two months earlier, Pete’s wife Viv was sentenced for the same crime. In an exclusive interview, Charlie jumps on the phone with Val to find out how she’s feeling about the fact she will have to spend three and a half years in prison. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Flores twins arrive in the US after turning themselves in to authorities and end up in the Special Housing Unit - the SHU. They are faced with a choice: continue cooperating against all of their customers in America or spend the rest of their lives in prison. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Episode 2 - The Three Bs

Episode 2 - The Three Bs

2023-10-1145:491

Pete and Jay continue cooperating from prison. With a few special privileges they are allowed to see their families. Pete takes advantage of some downtime in the bathroom. This is the start of the infamous three B’s: The Baby, the Bentley and the Billboards.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Episode 3 - Separated

Episode 3 - Separated

2023-10-1839:314

Inside prison, the twins are separated for the first time in their lives. On the outside, their wives are forced to adjust to a life living under the radar. Jay is taken to MCC New York, known as the ‘Guantanamo Bay’ of New York. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jay and Pete adjust to their separate realities in prison. Jay ends up in a prison with better conditions, while the opposite happens for Pete. Jay puts on a spectacle for Val in the visiting room. Pete’s family visit gets canceled, and the prison is put on lockdown when El Chapo is arrested.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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Sergio Contreras

I had a life just like that

Dec 13th
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Royal Ottmar

Can not even follow it. Sound is terrible

Aug 28th
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fin

boring ass ending episode holy

Jun 23rd
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4TheCulture610

50 cent is really the Goat this Pod was legendary cant wait for season 2

Mar 3rd
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bluehaze73

You thought that you could snitch on the cartel and Steal their money And you would have got away with it Give that sad story about your upbringing all Bs We all go through life hardship Doesn't make us want to join a car toe

Dec 27th
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bluehaze73

you was scared but the money you wasn't scared of

Dec 23rd
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bluehaze73

there is no retirement plan for drug dealers. unless you turn in foment and even then you have to watch your back

Dec 22nd
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bluehaze73

I always love you kato that's what she said on DMX song . and gets married to his conect 🤔 sound like a set up to me giving rats a platform that's what they do now!!

Dec 22nd
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bluehaze73

how they make these guys some type of heros they sold drugs and then they snitch on there supplier that's 2 whammy..

Dec 16th
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Jerry Loza

Amazing story! I grew up in Little Village, but made it out. Too many smart young people never make it out and it's so sad. Great interviewer.

Nov 9th
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