Running Smoke

Campside Media, iHeartPodcasts, and Dan Patrick Podcast Network

Running Smoke, hosted by journalist Rajiv Golla, is a white-knuckle true story about fast cars, organized crime, and a NASCAR driver fighting for the future of his nation.

  • 26 minutes 53 seconds
    Episode 8: On the Edge of Out of Control

    The Mohawk Nation has officially intervened in Derek’s case, and not necessarily in his defense. So whose side are they on?

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    14 December 2022, 8:00 am
  • 21 minutes 7 seconds
    Bonus 2: Ganienkeh

    In 1974, a handful of Mohawk Warriors crossed the Canadian border and occupied an abandoned Girl Scout camp in upstate New York. Their mission was to reclaim their ancestral homeland, and after three years of talks with the state government, they did just that.

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    7 December 2022, 8:00 am
  • 35 minutes 49 seconds
    Episode 7: The Mohawk Civil War

    Derek’s constitutional challenge becomes a controversial issue in the Mohawk Nation. The tobacco trade has always been a hot button issue, and in the 1980s, it led to a full fledged civil war in one Mohawk territory. 

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    30 November 2022, 8:00 am
  • 29 minutes 54 seconds
    Episode 6: The Test Case

    Turns out, Derek’s not the first Mohawk to take a border crossing case to court. The last person who tried spent 15 years in the courts, and risked the rights of his entire community. His story now serves as a stark warning for anyone fighting for native rights.

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    23 November 2022, 8:00 am
  • 28 minutes 9 seconds
    Episode 5: The Trial

    Derek goes to trial and it’s a wild ride from Day 1.  Also, what this jury has to say may SHOCK you! Prosecutors HATE this!

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    16 November 2022, 8:00 am
  • 25 minutes 29 seconds
    Bonus 1: Gary “Hot Shoe!” Balough

    Motorsports journalist Bones Bourcier shares the story of Gary Balough, the legendary short track racer who was arrested in 1982 for his role in a Caribbean pot smuggling ring. 

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    9 November 2022, 8:00 am
  • 28 minutes 22 seconds
    Episode 4: White Lightning

    Derek gets some surprising news from NASCAR, Rajiv almost throws up at a race track, and we learn about the moonshining roots of racing. 

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    2 November 2022, 7:00 am
  • 34 minutes 27 seconds
    Episode 3: The Takedown

    After 18 months of surveillance, the cops are ready to make their move. More than 600 officers simultaneously arrest 70 criminals in three different countries. But for folks in Kahnawake, it’s just another day in paradise.

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    26 October 2022, 7:00 am
  • 28 minutes 51 seconds
    Episode 2: The Trapdoor

    The police operation that ensnared Derek White was years in the making. We sit down with one of the investigators on the case and get a rare peek into the inner workings of an international criminal organization. 

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    19 October 2022, 7:00 am
  • 31 minutes 49 seconds
    Episode 1: Start Your Engines

    In 2016, a rookie NASCAR driver was arrested in one of the biggest police raids in Canadian history. Overnight, Derek White went from an unknown driver to a front page headline. 

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    12 October 2022, 7:00 am
  • 2 minutes 48 seconds
    Introducing: Running Smoke

    A true crime podcast about fast cars, organized crime, and the future of native rights. Buckle up: Running Smoke comes out October 12th. 

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    4 October 2022, 6:21 pm
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