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Comedian Rosie Tran (@FunnyRosie) interviews Jonathan Brandstein (@sicarioeffect) about his amazing journey from talent manager to podcaster and storyteller. Going to Columbia to meet Jhon Jairo Velasquez Vasquez alias “Popeye” was Pablo Escobar’s trusted lieutenant and chief sicario (assassin) for the Medellin Cartel. He’s publicly admitted to having personally killed 300 people. In 2014, after 23 years in prison, Popeye was released. Rather than lay low and enjoy his new freedom, he took to the internet and became a social media star, “Popeye the Repentant”. Jonathan shares his fantastical story of how the one on one interview with one of the most dangerous members of the Medellin cartel came about and talks about his new serial-style podcast "The Sicario Effect" the documents the entire journey. --- Support this podcast:

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