Narcos with Ron Chepesiuk

Support Gangland Wire

This is a repeat of last week, I forgot to attach the audio and then was out of town all week. Sorry for the delay of the audio podcast. The subject of this episode is Narcos, the story of the Cali Cartel. Ron Chepesiuk hosts the Crime Beat Radio show on the Artists First network. Just click on the highlighted show tile and be entertained. Ron Chepesiuk is a former college professor who got into true crime as a young man and has become one of the foremost experts and internationally known author, speaker and investigative reporter on organized crime. in this show Aaron and I talked with him about Frank Matthews, “Black Caesar”, the first well known drug kingpin who disappeared with about 20 million dollars in 1973. Ron tells how Frank Matthews made the one of the first international connections with South American drug dealers and organized drug markets all over the United States in the 1970s.

Ron later discusses how he was in Columbia covering the narcotics problem when he met a Colombian woman and married her. this commenced a life long study of Columbia, narco-traffickers

and the Colombian government. When he first started, he was warned to not go outside of Bogota and today, Ron reports that the former drug capitol of Medellin is now a preferred place for North Americans to visit and even live out their retirement. The listener learns about the inside workings of the Cali Cartel and how they quietly became the most successful drug organization after Pablo Escobar was killed. Ron tells of his first hand experiences and stories about the same events depicted in the recently released Netflix series Narcos, Season Three.


Ron operates Strategic Media Books, LLC,, an¬† independent¬† U.S.¬† publisher¬† of¬† original¬† paperback¬† and¬† e-book¬† editions¬† that aims¬† to¬† bring¬† its¬† outstanding¬† publishing¬† program¬† to¬† the¬† widest¬† possible¬† audience.¬† Founded¬†¬† in¬†¬† 2010,¬†¬† Strategic¬†¬† Media¬†¬† Books¬† publishes¬†¬† nonfiction¬†¬† that¬†¬† includes¬†¬† true¬†¬† crime,¬†¬† biography/memoir,¬†¬† business,¬†¬† history/current¬†¬† affairs,¬†¬† and¬†¬† lifestyle,¬†¬† as¬†¬† well¬†¬† as¬† cutting-edge¬†¬† and¬†¬† inspirational¬†¬† fiction.¬†¬† Strategic¬†¬† Media¬†¬† Books¬†¬† also¬†¬† publishes¬†¬† a¬†¬† book¬†¬† series¬†¬† titled¬†¬† ‚ÄúGangsta¬†¬† Chronicles.‚Ä̬† This¬†¬† series¬†¬† focuses¬†¬† on¬†¬† true¬†¬† and¬†¬† gritty¬†¬† stories¬†¬† from¬†¬† the¬†¬† street¬†¬† and¬†¬† the¬†¬† world¬†¬† of¬†¬† crime.¬†¬† Strategic¬†¬† Media¬†¬† Books‚Äô¬†¬† authors¬† have received numerous literary honors and awards, taking many of the industry’s top prizes.

Ron¬† Chepesiuk¬† is¬† an¬† optioned¬† screenwriter¬† and¬† the¬† award-winning¬† author¬† of¬† numerous¬† books¬† –¬† three¬† of¬† them¬† optioned¬† for¬† movies. ¬†On Ron’s Crime Beat Radio he has interviewed such guests as Robert F. Kennedy Jr., F. lee Bailey, Henry¬†¬† Hill,¬†¬† Noam¬†¬† Chomsky,¬†¬† George¬†¬† Jung,¬†¬† Joe¬†¬† Pistone¬†¬† ( aka¬†¬† Donnie¬†¬† Brasco)¬† and Chris Kyle ,¬† American Sniper , among others.

Don’t forget to listen to Aaron on the Big Dumb Fun Show, live on Monday nights.

To go to the store click here

To rent Gangland Wire, the documentary, click here

To subscribe on iTunes click here, give me a review and I will send you a link to see the film for free.

Gangland Wire

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Scroll to Top