Episode ​35: Motorcycle Gangster Begins Again

January 17, 2018

Why does someone get involved in the criminal world? What makes someone interested in joining a motorcycle gang known for brutal activity? In this episode we tell the story of one man who was let down by the Quebec foster care system growing up, and followed his anger down a very dark path. He looks back on his days in the Mongols Motorcycle Club, as he struggles to create a new life on the other side.

Executive Producer: Karla Stephens Tolstoy

Producer + Original Sound Design: Drew Penner

Voice: Marc Oliver

Music: DJ Philosophy ​“Watery,” “4th Kind,” and “Distance,” our track of the week.

-Tanner Feehan (aka Philosophy) is an L.A. musician who has moved to Canada’s West Coast to pursue music production, and was kind enough to lend us a track to go with the story. You can check out his Dropping Knowledge radio show on CFUV 101.9 FM in Victoria, Saturday nights at 7 p.m.

​Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/phil0s0phy​

Radio show: http://cfuv.uvic.ca/cms/?show=dropping-knowledge

Bernardo de la Torre – “Boxing Day,” and “Boxing Day v.2”

-Bernie is a musician who moved from Guadalajara, Mexico to British Columbia, where he makes music and loves exploring the outdoors.

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/bernieff

Frequency Horizon “Biker Gang Escape Theme,” “Skip the Prospect Stage,” “Bop on the Head,” “Piano and Horn Muscle,” “Messed Up Bells,” “Fam Seeking / Finding."

Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/frequencyhorizon

Image: Composite by Drew Penner featuring inspiration/art from ​meddygarnet (Flickr), Eric Birdman and DR.KNUDSON.

Drew Penner is a journalist based in California whose work has appeared in publications including the Globe and Mail, the Calgary Hearld and the Victoria Times Colonist. He also produces the Frequency Horizon podcast (soundcloud.com/frequencyhorizon) and loves surfing, hiking and random adventures.

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