American Coyote

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As Elden's freedom remains elusive, his situation only grows more dire. The prison's director decides to make the large, lone gringo into entertainment, forcing him to fight bi-weekly in boxing matches for the rest of the prison population. However, a local visitor soon comes to Elden's aide, allowing him a new opportunity at freedom. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Elden's story takes a dark turn as he finds himself incarcerated in one of Mexico's most dangerous and corrupt maximum security prisons. There, he struggles with being separated from his family, faces danger at every turn, and realizes that survival is his only option. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Now a DHS informant, Elden will continue his operations while also busting corrupt border agents to fulfill his deal with the government. Today, we will join Elden along the border and see his new life, while exploring his impact on the border and the ongoing immigration issues in our country today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Elden and Tim have their operations down to a science -- but the law will ultimately catch up with them. However, as he stares down the barrel of a long prison sentence, Elden will cut a deal with the Feds and begin working undercover for them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
The border Elden returns to as a Coyote is now more dangerous than ever before, yet he is also more skilled and daring. As smuggling operations pick back up, Elden brings an old, familiar face back into the fold as his reliable partner. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Now back home with his family, Elden tries to return to work -- specifically legal work. But he knows where his true skills are and the call of the Coyote lifestyle ultimately proves too strong. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
As immigration and border enforcement move into the national spotlight, Elden discovers his old routes won't work anymore, so he has to find new, more dangerous paths to continue his people smuggling operation— eventually finding himself in an unpredictable situation that will begin the darkest chapters of his life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Tim finds himself in trouble with Mexican authorities and goes into hiding, forcing Elden to continue operations on his own. His creativity leads to some hilarious and harrowing crossings, and he completes his transformation into a true coyoté: capable, respected and not to be trifled with. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Elden tries to balance family life with his new career path— working as a people smuggler. Evading authorities and other smugglers is hard work, and things start off rocky, but he finds his footing, recruits some help from an old friend, and sees an opportunity to make a living in the illicit trade. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
The origin story of Elden Kidd details his sun-soaked Mormon upbringing, early trauma and injustice, and a harrowing mission to Northern Ireland at the height of "The Troubles". During this time, Elden's views on society are forged and he emerges a freethinker determined to follow his own path. One night, while guiding rafting tours in Mexico, Elden discovers two young stowaways in the back of his tour van and his life is forever changed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
This is the story of Elden Kidd, a legendary coyote and unlikely hero, who helped over 1000 migrants come to the United States from Mexico.  American Coyote is a 10-episode series. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Podcast Details

Created by
Imperative Entertainment and Pegalo Pictures
Podcast Status
Nov 8th, 2020
Latest Episode
Jan 26th, 2021
Release Period
Avg. Episode Length
39 minutes

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