Balmy weather, beautiful beaches, and a decadent nightlife may be what most people think of when they think about Florida. But as Miami natives, Kareem and Joey like to say that South Florida is a sunny place for shady people. Paradise Lost: Crime in Miami is a conversation between two friends, co hosts Kareem Tabsch and Joey Daound, about notorious crime cases that have occurred under the Florida Sun —from the outrageous; like the story of Cocaine Godmother Griselda Blanco, to the utterly bizarre; like the story of Murdering mom Linda Cooney or the murder of Gianni Versace—. An accessible podcast to everyone, from the true-crime superfan to the occasional listener. A production of Sonoro and My Cultura Podcast Network.
Kareem Tabsch is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker whose work focuses on documenting that which exists on the fringes of mainstream society. His feature films include Netflixs Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado (2020) and The Last Resort (2018) and the short film Dolphin Lover (2015). Tabsch’s work has been included at prestigious festivals like Sundance, SXSW, and HotDocs and has been featured in outlets like The New York Times, Los Angeles Times and NPR among others. In 2020, Tabsch’s film Mucho Mucho Amor was named one of the 20 essential Latino Films by The New York Times. It was nominated for Emmy, GLADD, and Critics Choice Awards and received the Imagen Award and the Best Latinx Film Prize by the National Association of Latino Independent Producers. He has been named a "40 under 40" Documentary filmmaker by DocNYC, America’s largest documentary film festival. He is a recipient of the 2020 South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship and the 2015 Knight Arts Champion award presented by the Knight Foundation. Tabsch is a Miami native and a first-generation American of Latino and Middle Eastern descent. Rush Limbaugh once said his work was contributing to the decay of American Society.
Joey Daoud is a media producer and founder of New Territory Media. He is also an award-winning documentary filmmaker, with past work streaming on Netflix, The New York Times, and National Geographic. He also hosts the podcast Behind the Upload. As a Miami native, he enjoys exploring the Everglades or scuba diving in the Florida keys.