The first episode in our month long MAYHEM series were we cover True Crime documentaries every Monday in May! It also marks four years since we began Sup Doc back in good ol' 2015.
Today's documentary is The Legend of Cocaine Island (Theo Love 2019). A lazy wish-fullfilment DIY rags-to-riches story that is more rags than riches. Of course it goes down in the state that gave us every sharable bonkers story that starts with “A Florida Man.” Cocaine Island centers around Robert Hyden who was on top of the world as a Florida businessman before the recession hit. He went from living in a mansion to a double wide no bigger than what used to be his garage. As he was looking at the bad hand life had dealt him, he heard a great urban legend repeated. There was a guy walking the beach in Puerto Rico one day and he saw a bag floating in the shallow water. He brought it in to shore and found millions of dollars in cocaine. Basically, there was a buried treasure of millions of dollars in drugs just waiting for someone to find it. And that’s what he set out to do.
Comedian Chris Riggins has taken the art of stand up comedy and stands out amongst a sea of other talented artists. From producing unique shows such as the Outdoor Comedy Club, opening for Dave Chappelle his first time on stage, to featuring and headlining at major clubs and colleges throughout the United States, the sky is truly the limit for Chris. While a unique take on growing up in the Bay Area and finding humor in the struggle are the centerpiece of Chris’ act, he is relatable to people from all walks of life.
If you haven’t seen The Legend of Cocaine Island there are some spoilers in this episode.
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