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Smoke Screen is an investigative documentary series on people with complex motives and morals. Follow characters on the fringes of society — con artists, cult leaders, corrupt politicians — as they seduce their marks and bend communities to their will. Join us as we unravel their stories and bring justice to the people they’ve deceived. SEASON 8: My Fugitive Dad Ashley’s Dad was her favorite person in the world. He drove fast cars and sold them for a living. He was a scratch golfer and the l ...
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Sometimes, it takes someone from a completely different background to create a show that will be remembered for many years to come. Sadly, this is not one of them. But then again, maybe it is... Chad takes the audience on an outrageous and zany journey through his life as he shares a variety of stories and takes you along on a perilous adventure...
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The Solomon Success podcast is dedicated to the timeless wisdom of King Solomon and the Book of Proverbs in order to maximize one’s business and life. To our advantage, we can find King Solomon’s financial strategies in addition to many life philosophies documented in biblical scriptures. Focusing on these enduring fundamentals of success allows us to bypass the “get-rich-quick” schemes that cause many to stumble on their journey toward success. Our concern is not only spiritual in nature, b ...
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Our expectations are what we believe will happen, while reality is what actually happens. Despite our best efforts, these two rarely align. When our expectations don't match reality, we often feel dissatisfied and unhappy. Today's episode focuses on Chad's current situation and his final decision about what he is going to do next. Hope you enjoyed …
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In 2001, a series of letters laced with a deadly powder called anthrax appeared on the desks of prominent journalists and politicians in New York City and Washington D.C causing a national panic. But what started as an unprecedented case soon turned into an unsettling mystery. Who had sent these letters? And why? Join us as we trace the FBI’s costl…
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The Hopwood family, Amber & Ryan Hopwood visit the studio to discuss in detail the success of their recent web series "Dice Game", the sacrifices and commitment that it takes to get things done, their favorite shoes of all time, old stories from when they were younger, and what is in store for the Hopwoods in the future. Click here to watch season …
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Are there any ways you can make this week better than last week? In what ways can you improve this week? Honesty, there are times when you are unable to answer this question. Simply going through the day will help you figure it out. When you are stuck in your own thoughts, it is helpful to say it aloud or write it down so that you can try to unders…
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Chad returns to the studio while recovering from surgery to share his story of what happened and how he ended up in the hospital. The prayers and support he has received during this difficult time have been greatly appreciated. Time stamps: 00:00;40 (#TalesFromTheUber) Political issues aren't my thing... In continuation of his story from what happe…
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The wives and daughters of Dubai’s ruler live in unbelievable luxury. So why do the women in Sheikh Mohammed’s family keep trying to run away? The New Yorker staff writer Heidi Blake joins In the Dark’s Madeleine Baran to tell the story of the royal women who risked everything to flee the brutality of one of the world’s most powerful men. In four e…
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What do you get when you put TWO of the biggest big fellas together... THE BIGGEST EPISODE! Chad and musical artist & iMDB actor KPA Big Love sit down for an interesting conversation about sports, acting and entertainment life, finding real and rare people to accommodate your interests & needs, & discovering the best people to surround yourself wit…
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Tom’s identity is discovered by the world. The press mobs their home. And the U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott ends up on Ashley’s doorstep. Their fathers spent their lives at odds with one another. But once Pete shows up, the unexpected happens. Why Ashley’s Dad stole the money and left Cleveland is revealed and Ashley and her Mum discover one last surpr…
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Chad kicks off the new year with a new season of "Chillin' With Chad". A new segment called "Tales from the Uber" is introduced, along with his mission statement for 2024. The last few months have seen a great deal of change within Chad, and he takes the time to enlighten all the listeners and fans of the show on what has been happening. Time stamp…
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Sometimes, it takes someone from a completely different background to create a show that will be remembered for many years to come. Sadly, this is not one of them. But then again, maybe it is... Chad takes the audience on an outrageous and zany journey through his life as he shares a variety of stories and takes you along on a perilous adventure...…
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Ashley realizes her Dad has been hiding a diagnosis from her and her mother. Time is running out for him to tell the truth. Hosts Jonathan and Ashley go back to the house on Carter Road, her childhood home - where her Dad dropped the bombshell that changed everything. And Pete Elliott helps his father face the fact that he may never catch Ted Conra…
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Tom was a scratch golfer. Good enough he could have gone pro. So why didn’t he? How did being a wanted man shape the seemingly perfect life he had? He ended up in the car business with a posse of car guys who adored him but could see he was a bit of fish out of water. When tragedy strikes, Tom makes a decision that will come back to haunt him. Subs…
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At a social security office in Boston, Ted Conrad is reborn as Thomas Randele. It was the first time this surname was ever recorded. Then he went about making friends and making excuses for why he didn’t have to work. Ashley sifts through her Dad’s past trying to figure out what he told her is actually true and what isn’t. She interviews her Mum, K…
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Introducing the Elliotts, the father-son pair who spent the better part of their lives with the singular mission of finding Ted Conrad. From the very start of this case, John Elliott made Ted his nemesis. It turns out the Deputy Marshal had his reasons to despise him. Hosts Jonathan and Ashley discover a letter her Dad wrote in the weeks after the …
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The summer of 1968 one of the most iconic heist movies ever made came out. The Thomas Crown Affair starred Steve McQueen as a clever businessman who pulls off an elaborate robbery. Ted Conrad, a kid from Cleveland, admired this film so much he walked out of Society National Bank with hundreds of thousands of dollars in a paper bag. Some say he stol…
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As part of this special Thanksgiving Day episode, Chad & Kris talk about what Thanksgiving means to them and why family, football, and just having a good time are key ingredients to making the holiday a success. Also joining them is Ms. Dorothy from the podcast "Ain't Nobody Coming 2 See U Otis.". Happy Thanksgiving to all our listeners! Hope you e…
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Ashley’s Dad was her favorite person in the world. He drove fast cars and sold them for a living. He was a scratch golfer and the love of her Mum’s life. Ashley thought she knew him better than anyone. But at 38, she found out he wasn’t who he said he was. Inspired by his favorite movie the Thomas Crown Affair, he had pulled off a robbery in Clevel…
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How far would you go to save the world from itself? Dr. Eugene Mallove believed that a new form of world-changing free energy — cold fusion — was just around the corner. Even when his work was pushed to the fringes, he dreamed of a brighter future. But before Dr. Mallove could usher in that future, he was found dead in the driveway of his childhood…
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What is your most vivid memory of the first time you were in a relationship? Do you remember the first time you tried to get to know someone you liked by approaching them and trying to get to know them? Throughout this episode we are going to take you back to the way dating was when you were younger and compare it to what it is today. Time stamps: …
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Are there any particular pastimes that you enjoy? Do you remember vividly what you used to do after school when you were a child? Have things remained the same til this day, or have they changed? With nostalgia on our minds, Kris and Chad take a moment to tell us about the things that they enjoyed as children when they were younger. Time Stamps: 00…
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As a society, we have become increasingly aware of how toxic we are. You might not be aware that you are being toxic, but it can certainly be a defining moment in your relationship, friendship, or any other aspect of life that you are involved. The purpose of today's episode is to take a closer look at toxicity and how it has affected Chad and Kris…
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On this episode of Chilln' with Chad, Kris & K. Rose participate in a black pop culture trivia contest. As a way of showing respect to Bob Barker of the Price is Right game show, Chad asks them all types of questions to see if they really know a lot about black pop culture. Time Stamps: 00:00;35 (Tap-In ) As part of the segment "Tap In," you will b…
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Chad is charged on a long list of counts related to corruption. He isn’t just going to plead guilty. He’s going to trial. In court, he’ll face his informants and his right-hand men who betrayed him. But whether or not Chad gets what he deserved remains an open question. Is Chad a bad apple or is the DEA a rotten orchard? Subscribe to The Binge to g…
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FBI Agent Chip Hardgrave and Chad Scott have a lot in common – they even went to the same high school in Baton Rouge – but now it’s Chip’s job to investigate the DEA’s star agent. This time, Chad’s misconduct isn’t going to get swept under the rug. His powerful allies can’t protect him. The FBI will take down Chad and anybody they catch along with …
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Since this is the year in which hip hop celebrates 50 years, Chad and Kris take a moment to talk about hip hop and what it means to them, how hip hop has shaped their lives and helped them become who they are today, some of their favorite memories, and when they first fell in love with hip hop. Hope you enjoyed Chilln' With Chad & Kris. Don't forge…
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This is the story of how Chad’s team gets caught. Rose Graham is a grandmother who becomes Johnny’s unlikely peddler for the drugs he’s been stealing from evidence. One fateful night, Rose goes to a lakeside restaurant and tries to sell cocaine to an undercover State Trooper. Soon, Chad’s team turns on him. Subscribe to The Binge to get all episode…
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On this episode of Chilln' With Chad, Chad and Kris are back with their regularly scheduled program with interesting conversations as well as just being in the same room and chatting with each other. The two update each other on what's been happening in their lives, their plans moving forward with the podcasts, as well as their goals that they have…
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Boobie is an informant for Chad but all the while he’s making over $300,000 a month dealing cocaine. Some people say Chad lets him get away with it. When Boobie meets Chad at a Houston Doubletree, Chad puts Boobie on notice: he wants contacts, or Boobie’s freedom is over. Subscribe to The Binge to get all episodes of Smoke Screen ad-free right now.…
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In this episode of Chilln' With Chad, Chad has a reflective conversation with himself about striving to improve in every aspect of his life. In spite of what you may be going through in your life at the moment, there is always someone out there that is experiencing it far worse than you are. Sometimes you have to take advantage of the opportunities…
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Chad’s luck is finally running out. The beginning of Chad’s downfall centers around Frederick “Boobie” Brown. He’s a high level drug trafficker who drives a $240,000 Bentley and provides dope to dealers all over the South. Chad says he’ll let Boobie walk free… if Boobie does exactly what Chad wants. Subscribe to The Binge to get all episodes of Smo…
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Ron Woods is a Black DEA supervisor who landed in New Orleans and found himself in the perils of the swamp. He’s the agent who could have stopped Chad Scott before things got out of hand. Chad has always courted controversy. In fact, for his first big assignment for the DEA, Chad was toe-to-toe with none other than hip-hop legend James Prince. Subs…
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Meet the A-Team, that’s what Chad called his ragtag group, also known as a DEA Task Force. Karl Newman is a real likable country dude with no moral quandaries. Johnny Domingue is the protege, fresh out of college, with a knack for making drug busts. Chad handpicked this team, and commanded them during operations. But little did he know that they we…
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Welcome to the Solomon Success Show! Listen in as Jason and Bruce Fleet talk about The Solomon Secret: Seven Principles of Financial Success from King Solomon, History’s Wealthiest Man. Using Solomon's life and teachings as a foundation, Bruce Fleet offers today's readers a unique, well-grounded, proven method of wise investing. Solomon was more th…
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Chilln' With Chad is back!!! After performing at the Waco/Central Texas Comedy Jam, Chad discusses what it was like performing at the comedy jam and how the Woopty Woop joke that he wrote has gone viral... Kris updates us on what has been happening in his life and how he is almost at the finish line of his journey with school. Hope you enjoyed Chil…
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There is no doubt that the fellas have a lot on their minds today after last week's storm. They are hoping to stay dry and get back to work on the show. Time Stamps: 00:00;35 (Tap-In with Alberto) As part of Alberto's segment "Tap In," you will be held accountable for setting weekly goals to ensure you stick to them... Reviewing your weekly goals a…
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Life Comes At You Fast... Faster than this season was! (that was a joke lol) Time Stamps: 00:00;35 (Tap-In with Alberto) As part of Alberto's segment "Tap In," you will be held accountable for setting weekly goals to ensure you stick to them... Reviewing your weekly goals and determining whether they have been achieved. 00:19:35 (Chilln' with Chad)…
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Chilln' With Chad (Feat. Kris) is back for it's 5th Season... There are times when it takes two friends from very different walks of life to create a show that will be remembered for a long time to come. Unfortunately, this isn't one of them. But then again, maybe it is... The "Tap In" segment of the show will be part of an accountability system th…
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Having been hit hard by life, this week the fellas try to figure out how to revamp their lives at home, work, and in their personal lives to try and make things better. Time Stamps: 00:00;35 (Tap-In with Alberto) As part of Alberto's segment "Tap In," you will be held accountable for setting weekly goals to ensure you stick to them... Reviewing you…
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Chad Scott made an incredible number of cases by getting drug dealers to work for him as informants. His phone number was written on jailhouse walls because Chad was the guy who could get you out of a tough situation – if you give him what he wants. That if is what this whole story is about. We hear from Virgil Ard, a former drug dealer who navigat…
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Welcome to the Solomon Success Show! Listen in as Jason talks about the Ten Commandments of Successful Investing. Follow Jason on TWITTER, INSTAGRAM & LINKEDIN Twitter.com/JasonHartmanROI Instagram.com/jasonhartman1/ Linkedin.com/in/jasonhartmaninvestor/ Call our Investment Counselors at: 1-800-HARTMAN (US) or visit: https://www.jasonhartman.com/ F…
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For almost two decades, DEA Special Agent Chad Scott ruled the streets just North of New Orleans. He controlled a network of snitches by convincing people he arrested to work for him as informants. Chad would stop at nothing to put drug dealers behind bars. His successes won awards at the DEA, but his willingness to bend the rules earned him a terr…
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This episode is brought to you by "Shorty's Pizza Shack"... Waco's Best Pizza - "Pitchers, Pies, and Good Vibes" This season, the fellas jump their podcast off at Shorty's Pizza Shack during a storm. This season premiere episode reveals why podcasting and severe thunderstorm weather don't mix. It's filled with rain, more rain, rain mixed with light…
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You may have heard of the abortion pill, especially in the wake of the overturning of Roe v. Wade last year. But the story of how the pill became legal in America is closer to an action film than to a courtroom drama—with covert operations, heists, and even murder. On the new season of Cover Up: The Pill Plot, travel back to the ‘90s and join the r…
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On this final episode of the season, Chad and Kris look back on the past episodes, talk about what they've enjoyed about teaming up and doing the podcast together, and what's to come in the future. We would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to all the fans and listeners who tune in each week to hear our show. We will be back with a new season …
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Driskill’s lawyers discover that he is theoretically eligible for parole after serving seven years of his sentence. But this is a long shot — it's notoriously difficult to get released whilst still maintaining your innocence. Chammah talks to a leading cold case prosecutor to ask how interrogations like Holland’s can be justified. And he seeks to u…
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A young law student called Ashely is the first to read Driskill’s letter and becomes obsessed with his story. The Innocence Project of Texas take his case and begin working to find evidence that could clear his name. Chammah hunts down crucial leads throwing serious doubt on the informant’s story and on the forensic sketch that led Holland to Drisk…
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This episode is brought to you by "Shorty's Pizza Shack"... Waco's Best Pizza - "Pitchers, Pies, and Good Vibes" Dutch Bros or Starbucks? Papa Rollo's or Shorty's Pizza Shack? Home Alone 1 or Home Alone 2? Shipley's Donuts or Dunkin' Donuts? In this episode, there will be a lot of topics relating to this and that, as well as would you rathers... Ti…
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Driskill is in jail ahead of a potential court case when an informant comes forward with information that seems to blow a hole in his claims of innocence. Meanwhile James Holland moves on to his next case. It’s a story with eerie similarities to Driskill’s. Another veteran, Christopher Ax, is being investigated for the murder of a woman. But this t…
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It's Day 2 of Holland’s interrogation of Driskill. Over the course of several hours Holland uses a variety of extreme but legal tactics as he chases a confession. He lies to Driskill about the evidence they have against him and feeds the veteran a story to explain how he might have come to murder Bobbie Sue Hill. Holland is relentless and the inter…
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When you are in a funk, what do you do to get out of it? What are some of the things that take your mind off the world? Is there anything that gets you back engaged? There are times when we all experience it, but most of the time we don't know how to turn it on or off when it happens. Chad and Kris discuss what they do when they fall into a funk an…
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