- Sep 07, 2021
- Campside Media Examines Dirty Secrets of the Texas Borderlands in New Investigative Podcast Series “Witnessed”
Investigative Journalist Rob D’Amico Hosts First Season, “Witnessed: Borderlands,” Diving Into the Unsparing Analysis of the War on Drugs
First Two Episodes Are Available Now
New York, NY – September 7, 2021 – Campside Media, in partnership with Sony Music Entertainment, today premiered the investigative podcast series “Witnessed: Borderlands,” the tall-but-true tale of a charismatic outlaw, an iconic small-town sheriff, and the record-setting drug bust that ensnared them both.
Host Rob D’Amico transports listeners back to the opening salvos of the War on Drugs, when Mexican cartels were first emerging as blood-soaked mega-corporations, the U.S. government was engaging in draconian narcotics crackdowns, and there was so much dirty money swirling across the Rio Grande that even the most incorruptible citizen would be tempted.
The eight-episode series dissects how the interconnected communities of the border really work by diving deep into the complicated lives of the friends and enemies who have lived together there for decades. What emerges is a portrait not just of a corrupt cop and an unapologetic outlaw, but of an utterly unique community in the isolated and beautiful Big Bend region of Texas.
“‘Witnessed: Borderlands’ is a timely series that offers a deep, fascinating, and action-packed look into the history of the War on Drugs, Mexican cartels, and a desolate region full of nonconformists,” said host Rob D’Amico. “Listeners will have the opportunity to truly experience these border communities through the larger-than-life characters covered in the podcast.”
“Witnessed: Borderlands” is produced by Eric Benson and David Waters at Campside Media. Julian Lynch, guitarist of acclaimed indie-rock band Real Estate, created an entire multi-composition original score for the podcast.
Listeners can subscribe to “Witnessed: Borderlands” on all major podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Stitcher. For more information on “Witnessed: Borderlands” and all other Sony Podcast shows, follow @SonyPodcasts on Twitter and Instagram.