Cumulus Media’s national radio arm, Westwood One, and Imperative Entertainment have premiered the first English and Spanish-language podcasts made available to U.S. consumers.

The Red Note and La Nota Roja are now available for audio consumption, and serve as a preview for a forthcoming documentary feature film.

Both ten-episode podcast series are hosted by Lydia Cacho, called “perhaps Mexico’s most famous investigative journalist and women’s rights advocate” by Amnesty International and named an IPI World Press Freedom Hero for her work in defense of human rights across the globe. 

The podcast examines the story of the Juarez femicides through the voices of investigators who tried to solve the mystery of these crimes, and the families of the victims, whose lives have been reshaped by this tragedy. Both podcast series debut September 22nd on all major podcast platforms. 

Westwood One partnered with Imperative Entertainment to distribute, market, and monetize all their existing and forthcoming podcasts.

The podcast series is set to become a documentary feature film entitled “Flowers of the Desert: Stories from The Red Note” in 2021, directed by Estefania Bonilla Hernandez and produced by Imperative Entertainment and Blue Guitar.


About The Red Note and La Nota Roja

Over the last 25 years, thousands of women have been viciously murdered or disappeared along the border in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. The investigation into these crimes has revealed a systemic web of corruption, drug violence, sex trafficking, and unchecked globalization that authorities have tried desperately to hide. The Red Note examines the story of the Juarez femicides through the voices of investigators who attempted to solve the mystery of these crimes, and the families of the victims, whose lives have been reshaped by tragedy.

The Red Note and La Nota Roja are written and directed by Craig Whitney, with executive producers Jason Hoch and Lydia Cacho, lead producer Estefania Bonilla Hernandez and producers Laura Caulfield, Will Wallace and Craig Whitney.

The Red Note and La Nota Roja marks the eighth and ninth series from Imperative Entertainment’s podcast division. Podcast series include TRUEIn the Red Clay, The Syndicate, American Skyjacker: The Final Flight of Martin McNally, The Baron of Botox, Boomtown, and Gangster House.

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