We examine Chalino’s extraordinary life and attempt to unravel the mystery of his death. Chalino’s story—his own narcocorrido—is the ultimate ride through the drug cartel world, the underbelly of the Mexican-American music industry and a murder mystery for the ages. Idolo: the Ballad of Chalino Sánchez is a podcast by Sonoro and Futuro Media.
Erick Galindo is an award winning storyteller from Southeast Los Angeles with an expertise in Latinx culture and history. Contributor to the LA Times and The New York Times. Writer known for “The Man Who Saved the Lakers”, “The Bubble Machine” and “A Laker Life.
Alejandro Mendoza is a mexican journalist and musician. He was editor in chief of V66, a blog for Vans and editor in chief of VICE en Español, where he worked among journalists from United States, México, and South America. He hosted the documentary series “Miscelánea mexicana”, as well as stories for VICE News and the series “La Guía VICE para las elecciones”. Currently he is a freelance journalist.